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 →

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 →

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