Episode 55: Just Another Victim of Capitalism (Death of a Salesman)

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, as well as the death of the American dream and a bunch of other depressing things. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Just-Another-Victim-of-Capitalism-Death-of-a-Salesman-eun6el To Drink Along: Pour yourself two fingers of cheap whiskey. Those little single bottles are probably your best option. Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_a_Salesman https://youtu.be/QkIzYjFl8LE... Continue Reading →

Episode 54: The Actual Definition of Witch Hunt (The Crucible)

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss The Crucible by Arthur Miller. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/The-Actual-Definition-of-Witch-Hunt-The-Crucible-etlett To Drink Along: Make an Irish coffee: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/original-irish-coffee-recipe-1915164 Resources: https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/crucible/infographic/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Miller https://youtu.be/aTFrZWkKmPo https://youtu.be/ZuIYssjmlv0 Now on Discovery+ https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B07T3JJKTQ&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_9WER59AYJCECK07XT68D The Girls: Sappho Goes to Hollywood by Diana McLellan The Modern Scholar: American Inquisition: The Era of McCarthyism https://www.hrc.utexas.edu/

Episode 51: Spear and Sword in Harlem

This week Amanda and Victoria cover Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. Welcome to the first book for our Black History Month series. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Spear-and-Sword-in-Harlem-eq1lle To Drink Along: Listen, this is a water week. Resources: https://youtu.be/mEy9ZKf5NOo https://youtu.be/hsxukOPEdgg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Ellison https://youtu.be/eWlaAcDlnjg https://youtu.be/hvfs4jIYHrI https://youtu.be/-_nZnPor4dg https://youtu.be/feizy37qhWc

Episode 50: All for One, and Evidently All for D’Artagnan, Mother F’er

Today Amanda and Victoria record episode 50, and realize they've been friends on Facebook for 3 years. Oh, and we talk about The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/All-for-One--and-Evidently-All-for-DArtagnan--Mother-Fer-epce3i To Drink Along: Leftover champagne for this go round. However, if you're sick maybe stick to ginger ale or coffee. Resources: https://youtu.be/002Sps8A3NA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste_Maquet... Continue Reading →

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

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