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Review and relive the books that made you cringe in school, but now with cocktails and sass. Support this podcast:
48 Episodes
No One Gets Flowers

No One Gets Flowers


This week Amanda and Victoria delve into the trauma that is Daniel Keyes' short story Flowers for Algernon. --- Support this podcast:
I'm a Giver

I'm a Giver


This week we return (woo hoo) to finally discuss the Giver by Lois Lowry.  --- Support this podcast:
This week Amanda and Victoria discuss Henrik Ibsen's most performed play, A Doll's House.  --- Support this podcast:
Who Let the Hound Out

Who Let the Hound Out


For Amanda's Birthday Month we start with the classic Sherlock Holmes story The Hound of the Baskervilles. Oh...and we drink port --- Support this podcast:
'Rent' Control

'Rent' Control


This week Amanda and Tori review the musical phenomena Rent, by watching the Christopher Columbus film and exploring the horrors of the AIDS Crisis.  --- Support this podcast:
This week we drink bourbon and ginger ale as we discuss the incredible author James Baldwin, Black Lives, and the LGBTQIA+ Community.  --- Support this podcast:
This week, we discuss Louise Fitzhugh's Harriet the Spy in both its book and movie form.   As always, this is not a child-friendly podcast.  --- Support this podcast:
Frog and Toad are Queer

Frog and Toad are Queer


Today we delve into the world of Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad books, along with Queer Theory.  --- Support this podcast:
This week we discuss J.R.R. Tolkien (Toll Keen) and the Hobbit while discussing quarantine decisions and the hero's journey.  --- Support this podcast:
Quarantine recording is still going strong as Amanda and Victoria drink in the privacy of their separate homes and discuss a fan favorite.  --- Support this podcast:
Amanda and Tori record remotely to show their support of Stay at Home protocol, drink what they want, and discuss Albert Camus' The Stranger.  --- Support this podcast:
Today we discuss William Golding's Lord of the Flies, the nature of fear, misinformation, and Navy Grog.  --- Support this podcast:
This week we sip Darjeeling Milk punch while discussing Tom Stoppard's play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.  --- Support this podcast:
This week, Amanda and Tori tackle the epic plat Hamlet by William Shakespeare. We drink a sweet poison, eat havardi, and the fight me bread comes back as we delve into the text.  --- Support this podcast:
This week we discuss the Jane Austen work Pride and Prejudice, while drinking a cocktail named in her honor and chowing down on scones while discussing class structure.  --- Support this podcast:
This week we discuss the Emily Bronte novel Wuthering Heights and do our best not to go off the rails with discussing Heathcliff and sipping Lavender French 75's. --- Support this podcast:
We answer listener questions, share our biggest "ooops" moments and discuss our love for literature.  Happy 2020, all.  --- Support this podcast:
This week's episode is on the Ambrose Bierce short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." We drink a Brandy based cocktail and discuss why Bierce was known as "Bitter Bierce."  --- Support this podcast:
We finish out Pain Month with The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.  --- Support this podcast:
Welcome to Pain Month! For our one year anniversary (yeah, we made it a year) each host has picked a book of loathing. This week we are discussing Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. --- Support this podcast:
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