Episode 70: A Different Goddess in Every Port or Group Projects are a Nightmare (The Odyssey)

This week Amanda and Victoria tackle the Odyssey and the audacity. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/A-Different-Goddess-in-Every-Port-or-Group-Projects-are-a-Nightmare-The-Odyssey-e1ateof To Drink Along: Still have ouzo from our episode on Sappho? That or dark wine are more than acceptable. Io Dionysus. Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odyssey https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus-eaters https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nekyia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer https://youtu.be/6AdDd73Amhs https://youtu.be/8Z9FQxcCAZ0 https://bakerp2004.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/references-to-homers-odyssey-in-popular-culture/ https://www.amazon.com/Pandoras-Jar-Women-Greek-Myths/dp/0063139464/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1628532917&sr=8-2 https://youtu.be/xF3gVMM8RZI https://youtu.be/kVRzYyRWy9s https://youtu.be/CVo225pUaSA https://youtu.be/qf3XrZW2o4I https://youtu.be/A-3rHQ70Pag https://youtu.be/MS4jk5kavy4 https://youtu.be/ptiDb5fALNQ https://youtu.be/kfxXPhKuMUA https://youtu.be/FXpRxzmawjw https://youtu.be/Hx5ZlTyzU-k... Continue Reading →

Episode 69: The Amount of Descriptors Tax My Wits (Sir Gawain and the Green Knight)

You've waited. You've watched. BARON VON CHEESEPLATE RIDES AGAIN! This week Amanda, Victoria, and the Baron (aka Jason) return to discuss Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/The-Amount-of-Descriptors-Tax-My-Wits-e19sgjm To Drink Along: Mead. You remember how drunk we get with Mead. I'm sorry. (Also Victoria is doing her darndest to learn how to... Continue Reading →

Episode 68: Really Close Friends, Roommates, Just So Close (Carmilla)

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss Carmilla by J. Sheridan le Fanu. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Really-Close-Friends--Roommates--Just-So-Close-Carmilla-e19hp2l To Drink Along: Sparkling red wine, or something dramatic and extra gay. Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheridan_Le_Fanu https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Orpen https://www.litcharts.com/lit/carmilla/summary https://youtu.be/3uPd3g5wi1A https://youtu.be/9WL4tjDbPbM https://youtu.be/yqfjV-ewZ2A

Episode 67: Spooky Incel Sh*t (Sleepy Hollow)

This week Amanda and Victoria go through Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Did you know Washington Irving was a George Washington Fanboy? https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Spooky-Incel-Sht-Sleepy-Hollow-e18snv0 What we're drinking: Either grab a cinnamon creme liquor or make your own pumpkin spice kind here: https://www.tastingtable.com/cook/recipes/pumpkin-spice-liqueur-recipe Resources: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B000LGOPW2/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Sleepy_Hollow https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B00SI02DZ4&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_BXN3STQRHQMYSG3VABZN https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hessian_(soldie Willing and fable podcast - Ep 61... Continue Reading →

Episode 66: The Very Worst Suicide Squad Film (A Separate Peace)

This week Amanda and Victoria read John Knowles' A Separate Peace for pain month. If you want to help support Amanda in her self-soothing against the guinea pig stans, you can get your merch from her store here. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/The-Very-Worst-Suicide-Squad-Film-A-Separate-Peace-e17hpkr To Drink Along: Pour your booze in a coffee cup. Resources: https://youtu.be/kbPBjPCA-gQ My... Continue Reading →

Episode 65: Only Legal in Washington State (Equus)

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss the Peter Schaffer play Equus and question our life choices. To drink along: enough liquor to blind a horse? To listen along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Only-Legal-in-Washington-State-Equus-e16tjb0 Resources: https://youtu.be/R4PON6Chgug https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equus_(play) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Shaffer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R21tWs-qCw&ab_channel=TheNewYorkTimes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T78DwdFUq0c&ab_channel=TheNewYorkTimes https://youtu.be/PL0TFmgOHDA https://youtu.be/0utzB6oDan0

Episode 64 : All Loud on the Eastern Back

This week, Amanda and Victoria explore the WW1 novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque. As mentioned in our content warning this week: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/hotline To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/All-Loud-on-the-Eastern-Back-e168p32 To Drink Along: Grab your rum ration this week. Pour into whatever you'd like. Resources: https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/allquiet/summary/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erich_Maria_Remarque https://youtu.be/dHSQAEam2yc The First World War Mini Series ... Continue Reading →

Episode 63: I Am Not Feeling Good (Things Fall Apart)

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/I-Am-Not-Feeling-Good-Things-Fall-Apart-e15jm3k To Drink Along: Grab a drink of your choice. I don't know how to make palm wine. Resources: https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/things/summary/ https://youtu.be/O7NAvJ8CGNg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinua_Achebe https://youtu.be/_-0J49_9lwc Hank and John Green's Project Awesome: https://www.johngreenbooks.com/project-for-awesome https://youtu.be/y5tO7EvUwyk Orishas, Goddesses and Voodoo Queens by Lilith Dorsey Mastering... Continue Reading →

Episode 62: Behold the Cathedral in Which I Grow my F***Bois (Hunchback of Notre Dame)

This week Amanda and Victoria continue Amanda's birthday month with the Victor Hugo classic, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Behold-the-Cathedral-in-Which-I-Grove-My-FBois-Hunchback-of-Notre-Dame-e14v3ht To Drink Along: https://www.thespruceeats.com/french-pearl-cocktail-recipe-760081 Resources: https://www.discoverwalks.com/blog/paris/top-10-interesting-facts-about-victor-hugo/ https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/hunchback/summary/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunchback_of_Notre-Dame https://youtu.be/AIIWy3TZ1eI

Episode 61: Amanda and Victoria’s Retirement Path

To listen along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Amanda-and-Victorias-Retirement-Plan-Arsenic-and-Old-Lace-e1489gi To drink along: https://www.totalwine.com/wine/fruit-wine/fruit-blends/manischewitz-elderberry/p/18151750?s=503&igrules=true Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsenic_and_Old_Lace_(play) https://www.bard.org/study-guides/about-the-playwright-arsenic-and-old-lace https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/116295157/joseph-otto-kesselring https://youtu.be/iwZGeYzs2uY https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B001O54D4E/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/giulia-tofana-the-italian-serial-poisoner-who-became-a-legend https://murderpedia.org/female.S/s/samsonova-tamara.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothea_Puente https://youtu.be/Sy7iUoWi_-U https://www.hulu.com/series/24-hours-assault-on-the-capitol-46663918-924b-41a0-a2ac-e60d8097de9b https://youtu.be/lfP_5L8epow https://www.nasa.gov/feature/35-years-ago-launch-of-mir-space-station-s-first-module

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