Episode 99: I Dreamed I Went to Mandalay Bay Last Night

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca. To Drink along: Tea To Listen Along: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/unfortunately-required/episodes/I-Dreamed-I-Went-to-Mandalay-Bay-Last-Night-Rebecca-e21cgio Resources: Rebecca: Study Guide | SparkNotes THE BOY IN THE BOX – Chicago Tribune https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ7XQ5Kmz88 Personality Meet Daphne Du Maurier (1946) - YouTube https://youtu.be/IGgCi8Q31Bo

Episode 82: Mimosas are Not the Only Brunch Beverage (Oranges are Not the Only Fruit)

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss Jeanette Winterson's Oranges are Not the Only Fruit. To listen along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Mimosas-are-Not-the-Only-Brunch-Beverage-Oranges-are-Not-the-Only-Fruit-e1km3at To drink along: Pour yourself a large mimosa (champagne and orange juice). Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanette_Winterson https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/oranges/ https://www.jeanettewinterson.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Oranges-Fruit-NON-USA-FORMAT-Reg-2-4/dp/B0010TG1U8/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2K7P0ZPSSJI2N&keywords=oranges+are+not+the+only+fruit&qid=1656638931&sprefix=oranges+are+not+the+only+fruit%2Caps%2C459&sr=8-3

Episode 81: Getting Dragged by Gods and Gays (The Iliad)

Happy Pride! This week Amanda and Victoria discuss The Iliad and go in depth on Gods and fanfiction. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Getting-Dragged-by-Gods-the-Iliad-e1k4pu7 To drink along: Grab the Ouzo or your favorite drink supporting the Pride Season. Resources: https://youtu.be/RxEX3OE824k https://youtu.be/ZNeWYMvWYwk Achilles and Patroclus - Wikipedia https://youtu.be/fiY2UHAgTJo https://youtu.be/8THdRT_RbPw Was Achilles Gay? | An Interview with Madeline Miller... Continue Reading →

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 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 →

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