Episode 49: Madame Will Do (Madame Bovary)

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary, and avoid the text as much as possible. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Madame-Will-Do-Madame-Bovary-eooinc To Drink Along: Grab some Tequila Rose (Strawberry and cream tequila). Cry. Resources: https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/bovary/summary/ https://youtu.be/bN-vjCihHs8 https://youtu.be/XK8lZO39T-0 https://youtu.be/eR4ymou4D8 https://youtu.be/-_ZymGBl1Zw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-OBgZU5gIM&ab_channel=TLC

Episode 48: Rejected Members of KISS (Faust)

This week Amanda and Victoria finalize Victoria's birthday month with Goethe's Faust. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Rejected-Members-of-KISS-eo0cni To Drink Along: Pour Fireball into a glass and contemplate the mysteries of the German Universe. Spiced rum also works. Resources: https://youtu.be/mIY6xO7A7Qw https://youtu.be/zNEpojtXotE https://youtu.be/OzMejWGirJs https://youtu.be/b47M_UEYdt8 https://youtu.be/m2gQt_klG1E https://youtu.be/m4lh2ok6ZVc https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Wolfgang_von_Goethe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walpurgis_Night https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faust https://open.spotify.com/episode/28wZWe4hJddgeJvGIp7eGr?si=1CllpFErQeWUjX38WvsGYA

Episode 47: Thanks, It’s The Murder (Phantom of the Opera)

It's the start of Tori's birthday month and we're starting off with The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Thanks--Its-The-Murder-Phantom-of-the-Opera-encpd9 To Drink Along: Pour a sprite, or make a really heavy handed White Russian. Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom_of_the_Opera https://youtu.be/mEEE8cw7ZeI https://youtu.be/3JxlDwJwycQ https://youtu.be/T9yof8cwli4 https://youtu.be/pgz6PnHkmpY https://youtu.be/XrhrXTDeue0 Our next book is Goethe's Faust.

Episode 46: Why are Children saving the world…again?

This week Amanda, Victoria, and special guest Jason (aka Baron Von Cheeseplate) discuss the book A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle. To Listen Along: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4nyLXnks5HZw1WKFG7BUKw?si=G9L2CVYbQtexugD6XbWKvA To Drink Along: Mix gingerale and gin together. Or, grab an Austin Eastcider Texas Honey Cider. Resources: https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/wrinkle/summary/ The Ava DuVernay film https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeleine_L'Engle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIFmuIsjGME&ab_channel=LibraryofAmerica

Episode 45: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Afrofuturism

This week we discuss Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/The-Hitchhikers-Guide-to-Afrofuturism-emg36d To Drink Along: This week is house choice. Enjoy your choice of Hendrick's Gin, or cheap vodka. Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octavia_E._Butler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iVGuMyKFgA&ab_channel=CrashCourse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6YI8lsjJJA&ab_channel=TED-Ed https://www.litcharts.com/lit/the-parable-of-the-sower/summary

Episode 44: Halloween Spectacular

This week (to Victoria's delight and Amanda's chagrin) we discuss Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire. To Listen Along: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2MkqP65RN1fwXFn3yZuxUU OR Watch Along: https://youtu.be/nqt4VTHOMpI To Drink Along: Grab a bottle of sweet red. Put in a nice glass or goblet. Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interview_with_the_Vampire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Rice Interview with the Vampire fim 1994 Prisim of the Night: A Biography... Continue Reading →

Episode 43: The Rich White Man Gets Caught for Once (Jekyll and Hyde)

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Rich-White-Man-Gets-Caught-Dr--Jekyll-and-Mr--Hyde-el70ok To Drink Along: This week its home choice, which means Amanda is drinking vanilla bourbon in Dr. Pepper, and Victoria had a shot of Fireball in Diet Coke. Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Wells https://www.theglassscientists.com/ https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/jekyll/themes/ Dark... Continue Reading →

Episode 42: No One Gets Flowers

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss the often hidden and banned short story Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. You can read if for free here: https://www.sdfo.org/gj/stories/flowersforalgernon.pdf To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/No-One-Gets-Flowers-ejspc0 To Eat and Drink Along: Grab a cup of your favorite juice, and a cheese to share with your lab mouse friend. Resources: https://youtu.be/9xTz3QjcloI... Continue Reading →

Episode 40: Forgery for Fun and Divorce (A Doll’s House)

This week we discuss A Doll's House (in other countries translated as Dollhouse) by Henrik Ibsen. To Listen Along:https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Forgery-for-Fun-and-Divorce-A-Dolls-House-eh824i/a-a1pucja To Drink Along: This week Victoria made coconut macaroons based off of a recipe she found on Pinterest.  Amanda accompanied the cookies they hate the most with a sweet Riesling. Victoria chose a Merlot. Thanks to... Continue Reading →

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