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Review and relive the books that made you cringe in school, but now with cocktails and sass. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/support
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No One Gets Flowers

No One Gets Flowers

2020-09-1901:24:59

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

I'm a Giver

2020-09-0501:34:21

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

Who Let the Hound Out

2020-07-1101:54:18

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: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/support
'Rent' Control

'Rent' Control

2020-06-2801:47:16

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: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/support
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: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/support
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: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/support
Frog and Toad are Queer

Frog and Toad are Queer

2020-05-1601:09:41

Today we delve into the world of Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad books, along with Queer Theory.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/support
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: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/support
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: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/support
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: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/support
Today we discuss William Golding's Lord of the Flies, the nature of fear, misinformation, and Navy Grog.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/support
This week we sip Darjeeling Milk punch while discussing Tom Stoppard's play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/support
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: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/support
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: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/support
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: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/support
We answer listener questions, share our biggest "ooops" moments and discuss our love for literature.  Happy 2020, all.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/support
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: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/support
We finish out Pain Month with The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/support
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: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/support
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