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 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 18: Abandon All Hope Ye Who Listen Here

Welcome back to hell... month. We continue to explore hell by joining Dante Alighieri in The Inferno. We also now have Bingo Cards! You can download it here: Bingo Card To Drink Along: Grab a bottle of Chianti.  Fava beans optional. Listen to the podcast here: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Abandon-All-Hope-Ye-Who-Listen-Here-e538os Resources: Seven Deadly Sins Playlist Dante for Beginners... Continue Reading →

Episode 14: Much Ado About Sappho

This week's episode is dedicated to melancholy and ouzo as we discuss the works of the poet Sappho. Often maligned, never duplicated, Sappho is a little hard to pin down as quite a bit of her history has been lost or glossed over with satire. If you'd like to drink along: Sapphic Death in the... Continue Reading →

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