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 →

Episode 37: Let’s F*** Off to France and Ignore Our Problems (Giovanni’s Room)

This week we discuss the LGBT novel Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin. Yeah, that James Baldwin. The Civil Rights/Gay Rights/AIDS activist James Baldwin. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Lets-F-Off-to-France-and-Ignore-Our-Problems-Giovannis-Room-efcktb To Drink Along: Bourbon and Ginger Bourbon Ginger Ale Lime In a glass of ice, pour enough bourbon to your liking (and honestly right now we won't judge... Continue Reading →

Episode 35: Frog and Toad are Queer

This week, the podcast discusses the simplistic beauty of Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel and their impact on queer theory. Listen here: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Frog-and-Toad-are-Queer-ee54ro To Drink Along: Pour gin, lemon San Pellegrino and touch of elderflower liquor into a large coffee mug. Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Lobel https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/07/t-magazine/gay-children-book-authors.html https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/28/arts/frog-toad-memes.html https://www.reddit.com/r/frogandtoadmemes/ https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/frog-and-toad-an-amphibious-celebration-of-same-sex-love https://www.reddit.com/r/ExpectationVsReality/comments/buhg4z/what_they_ordered_vs_what_they_got/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x   A little background on this... Continue Reading →

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