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

Episode 81: Getting Dragged by Gods and Gays (The Iliad)

Happy Pride! This week Amanda and Victoria discuss The Iliad and go in depth on Gods and fanfiction. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Getting-Dragged-by-Gods-the-Iliad-e1k4pu7 To drink along: Grab the Ouzo or your favorite drink supporting the Pride Season. Resources: https://youtu.be/RxEX3OE824k https://youtu.be/ZNeWYMvWYwk Achilles and Patroclus - Wikipedia https://youtu.be/fiY2UHAgTJo https://youtu.be/8THdRT_RbPw Was Achilles Gay? | An Interview with Madeline Miller... Continue Reading →

Episode 80: nolite te bastardes carborundorum (The Handmaid’s Tale

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood and despair. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/nolite-te-bastardes-carborundorum-The-Handmaids-Tale-e1j6ra2 To Drink Along: Drop some rum in your coffee or some vodka in your redbull. Resources: The Handmaid's Tale: Full Book Summary | SparkNotes http://margaretatwood.ca/biography/ http://margaretatwood.ca/full-bibliography-2/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Atwood White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color... Continue Reading →

Episode 79: Another Robbie Burns Inspired Book (Of Mice and Men)

This week Amanda and Victoria unpack Of Mice and Men, the exploitation of the American worker, and the utter exhaustion of existence. CONGRATS TO BARON VON CHEESEPLATE ON COMPLETING YOUR MASTERS DEGREE! To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Another-Robbie-Burns-Inspired-Book-Of-Mice-and-Men-e1ihglf To Drink Along: Grab a mini bottle of proseco and drink directly from it. Stuff your face with tortillas.... Continue Reading →

Episode 78: Like Ducks on a Frozen Pond (Catcher in the Rye)

This week Amanda is drug kicking and screaming into a book they didn't have to read in school and Victoria has flashbacks to dating people who need therapy. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Like-Ducks-on-a-Frozen-Pond-Catcher-in-the-Rye-e1himli To Drink Along: Rye Whiskey. Drink it neat or put in a mixer, preferably angst. Resources: https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/catcher/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._D._Salinger The Private War Of J.D.... Continue Reading →

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