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

Episode 60: Falling into the Well of Self Loathing

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness for Pride Month, and immediately regret it. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Falling-Into-the-Well-of-Self-Loathing-e137300 To Drink Along: Make a simple vodka and soda. Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Well_of_Loneliness https://www.nypl.org/blog/2013/09/26/banned-books-week-well-loneliness https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/radclyffe-halls-the-well-of-loneliness# https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Heinrich_Ulrichs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radclyffe_Hall

Episode 59: Don’t Call My Name, Orlando

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss the Virginia Woolf "biography" Orlando. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Dont-Call-My-Name--Orlando-e126oph To drink along: Listener's choice; Orlando has been everywhere. Resources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ehGRuddkKsn (dramatic reading of Virginia Woolf’s suicide letter to her husband) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8q55YaYLV4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXyiyERdQxM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcMLkce_BLg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hnlsh8WyPE https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/orlando/summary/ https://www.biography.com/writer/virginiawoolf#:~:text=She%20began%20writing%20as%20a,suffered%20bouts%20of%20deep%20depr https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK-GxvzttTnNhq3JPYpXhqg https://youtu.be/7gDKbT_l2us

Episode 58: We are the Outsiders?

This week Amanda and Victoria read S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders and discuss the wonders of PTSD and trauma. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/The-Worst-Pepsi-Challenge-e11bqab To Drink Along: Dump a bunch of your alcohol of choice into a Pepsi. Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._E._Hinton http://www.sehinton.com/ https://www.vulture.com/2015/03/6-famous-authors-whove-written-fanfiction.html https://www.vulture.com/2016/10/se-hinton-no-the-outsiders-arent-gay-lovers.html https://youtu.be/O0KYzeqUurk https://youtu.be/OJmi3-Eau00

Episode 57: The House on Trauma Street

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss the book The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/The-House-on-Drama-Street-e10fjkg To Drink Along: Mango Sour from Chew Out Loud Resources: https://www.sandracisneros.com/mylifeandwork https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/the-purple-passion-of-sandra-cisneros/ https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-daily-post/sandra-cisneros-sold-her-house-on-guenther-street/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandra_Cisneros

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