Episode 29: Are We Dead or Just Resting? (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead)

This week we delve into Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead by Tom Stoppard. To Listen Along:  https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Are-We-Dead-or-Just-Resting--Rosencrantz-and-Guildenstern-are-Dead-eb5j3n   To Drink Along: Darjeeling Milk Punch in honor of Tom Stoppard You will need: Half and Half 1.5 oz milk or half and half Brandy 2 oz (1.5 oz was more than enough) Darjeeling Tea 1 oz,... Continue Reading →

Episode 27: Not-So-Quiet Aunt Jane (Pride and Prejudice)

This week we discuss the regency novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. You can Listen Along Here: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Not-So-Quiet-Aunt-Jane-Pride-and-Prejudice-eaekoi To Drink Along: The Jane Austen from https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/04/15-cocktails-inspired-by-literary-greats/2/ Mix 2 fluid ounces of gin, 2 dashes of rose water and 2 teaspoons of Earl Grey tea syrup in a shaker and serve in a chilled Martini... Continue Reading →

Episode 25: Ambrose Bierce Crosses The Line (or a Bridge)

Welcome to Tori's Birthday month. It's not that we are lazy, it's just that this month we wanted to do a short story by Ambrose Bierce and discuss his general weirdness. This week we are discussing An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. You Can Listen Along Here: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Ambrose-Bierce-Crosses-The-Line-or-a-Bridge-e9hns5 To Drink Along: A Brandy Sangaree 2... Continue Reading →

Episode 22: It’s Franken-Steen

This week we cover Mary Shelley's genre-changing novel, Frankenstein. We discuss her strange life, questions from listeners, and the weirdness of that party in Geneva. If you'd like to drink along: The Mary Shelly: 1 and 1/2 oz bourbon or fine whiskey 1 cup port Maraschino Cherry for Garnish Contemplate the terrors of your mortality... Continue Reading →

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