Episode 97: The Ultimate KGB C*ck Block (Doctor Zhivago)

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss the drag that is Doctor Zhivago and why it was so scary to the USSR. To Listen Along: (Updated 02/26/2023) https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/The-Ultimate-KGB-Cck-Block-Doctor-Zhivago-e1vi81b To Drink Along: Vodka, or honestly whatever schnapps you can steal from a rich person's house while caring for their wife who has typhus. Resources: Lara, the true... Continue Reading →

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 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 43: The Rich White Man Gets Caught for Once (Jekyll and Hyde)

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Rich-White-Man-Gets-Caught-Dr--Jekyll-and-Mr--Hyde-el70ok To Drink Along: This week its home choice, which means Amanda is drinking vanilla bourbon in Dr. Pepper, and Victoria had a shot of Fireball in Diet Coke. Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Wells https://www.theglassscientists.com/ https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/jekyll/themes/ Dark... Continue Reading →

Episode 21: Drunkula

This week's episode is based on Bram Stoker's infamous book Dracula. We talk a fair bit about vampires, sexuality, sangria, and Abraham Stoker. If You'd Like to Drink Along: Bottle of Llano Red wine (or another sweet red) Brandy Fresh fruit of your choosing Blood Orange Italian Soda Mix fruit, wine, and brandy in a... Continue Reading →

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