Unfortunately, Required Reading: Episode 52- The Poetry of Maya Angelou

In this episode, we wrap up Black History Month with some intense fatigue, Maya Angelou and an appeal to check on your black friends.

Unfortunately, Required Reading: Episode 51- Invisible Man

Join hosts Tori and Amanda as they celebrate Black History Month and kick off the celebrated occasion by covering Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man and spend a lot of time talking about the black experience in America.

Unfortunately, Required Reading- 2nd Anniversary Special: Parable of the Sower

Happy Second Anniversary. This week we’re covering Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler and we talk afrofuturism, climate change, why this book feels a little too real and the merits and power of being a black nerd.

Unfortunately, Required Reading: Episode 12- Better than Lord of the Flies

In which Tori and Amanda read Sula by Toni Morrison and Amanda complains about Blackberry “flavored” water.

Unfortunately, Required Reading- Episode 11: Slavery and Spiteful Ghosts

In which hosts Amanda and Tori read Toni Morrison’s Beloved and spend a lot of the podcast upset over how terrible slavery was.

Unfortunately Required Reading: Episode 10- Their Eyes Were Watching Halle Berry

In which hosts Tori and Amanda talk about dual-consciousness, the misery of having to slay a rabid lover and Zora Neale Hurston’s fantastic book: Their Eyes Were Watching God.