Episode 91: Do Androids Dream of Dick (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep)

This week Amanda and Victoria read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Phillip K. Dick, the book that was adapted loosely into Blade Runner. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Do-Androids-Dream-of-Dick--Do-Androids-Dream-of-Electric-Sheep-e1r149k To Drink Along: I don't know, grab a White Claw or something. Resources: Philip K. Dick - Wikipedia Top 10 Philip K Dick Adaptations - YouTube... Continue Reading →

Episode 90: So You’re Saying I Can Dodge? (Neuromancer)

This week Amanda, Victoria, and special guest Baron Von Cheeseplate discuss William Gibson's Neuromancer. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/So-Youre-Saying-I-Can-Dodge--Neuromancer-e1qa9mq To Drink Along: The Gibson Martini https://www.liquor.com/recipes/gibson/ Resources: https://www.britannica.com/biography/William-Gibson-American-Canadian-author https://youtu.be/3YNku5FKWjw https://youtu.be/cipxlzjiY6g Neuromancer by William Gibson Plot Summary | LitCharts https://youtu.be/S89BHnaxULo https://youtu.be/sttm8Q9rOdQ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Gibson https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B0011EQBOS/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B0094K35S6/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B0094M18O2/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r

Episode 89: Trauma All the Way Down (The Haunting of Hill House)

This week Amanda and Victoria cover spooky season with Shirley Jackson's novel The Haunting of Hill House. To listen along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Trauma-All-the-Way-Down-The-Haunting-of-Hill-House-e1plelo To drink along: Listen, we stuck with water this time, but feel free to go wild. Resources: The Haunting of Hill House - Wikipedia https://youtu.be/oZwJEUN6Rnk Shirley Jackson, a Rather Haunted Life:   Shirley Jackson:... Continue Reading →

Episode 88: It Was a Monkey? (Murders in the Rue Morgue)

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe for Spooky Season. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Episode-88-It-Was-a-Monkey--Murders-in-the-Rue-Morgue-e1ovufi To Drink Along: Port, or a bottle of sweet red from Barefoot Bubbly. Resources: Image by Audrey Bearsley from the Wikipedia Article https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/poestories/section5/ https://www.imdb.com/video/vi2885010201/?playlistId=tt0023249?ref_=ext_shr_lnk https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Murders_in_the_Rue_Morgue#:~:text=%22%20The%20Murders%20in%20the%20Rue%20Morgue%20%22,mystery%20of%20the%20brutal%20murder%20of%20two%20women.

Episode 87: These are the MF Jokes (Oedipus Rex)

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss Sophocles' work Oedipus Rex (aka Oedipus the King) and make surprisingly few jokes about incest. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/These-are-the-MF-Jokes-Oedipus-Rex-e1oaffc To Drink Along: Irish Coffee, energy drinks, maybe red wine? Resources: Sophocles - Wikipedia Tiresias - Wikipedia https://www.sparknotes.com/drama/oedipus/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj7R36s4dbM Harold Bloom edition https://youtu.be/aQAXMyAnWuk

Episode 85: Encanto with Incest (One Hundred Years of Solitude)

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss the most beloved Latin American novel of all time, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Encanto-with-Incest-One-Hundred-Years-of-Solitude-e1mfndu To Drink Along: A cup of black coffee with a little milk and no sugar. Resources: One Hundred Years of Solitude: Full Book Summary | SparkNotes https://youtu.be/YWNcCs__vQg https://youtu.be/Hlpv7nKt81A... Continue Reading →

Episode 84: Sartre Diem (No Exit)

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss Sartre's one-act play No Exit. To drink along: Essence of Nothingness... or Rose with Koolaid? To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Sartre-Diem-No-Exit-e1ltrrg Resources: PHILOSOPHY - Sartre - YouTubeSARTRE ON: Bad FaithExistentialism: Crash Course Philosophy #16 No Exit: Study Guide | SparkNotes https://youtu.be/xxEKiMTrHRc https://youtu.be/xxrmOHJQRSs https://youtu.be/xxrmOHJQRSs https://youtu.be/3bQsZxDQgzU

Episode 82: Mimosas are Not the Only Brunch Beverage (Oranges are Not the Only Fruit)

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss Jeanette Winterson's Oranges are Not the Only Fruit. To listen along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Mimosas-are-Not-the-Only-Brunch-Beverage-Oranges-are-Not-the-Only-Fruit-e1km3at To drink along: Pour yourself a large mimosa (champagne and orange juice). Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanette_Winterson https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/oranges/ https://www.jeanettewinterson.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Oranges-Fruit-NON-USA-FORMAT-Reg-2-4/dp/B0010TG1U8/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2K7P0ZPSSJI2N&keywords=oranges+are+not+the+only+fruit&qid=1656638931&sprefix=oranges+are+not+the+only+fruit%2Caps%2C459&sr=8-3

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