Unfortunately Required Reading-Current Episodes


Unfortunately, Required Reading: Episode 67- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

In this episode, hosts Tori and Amanda discuss Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, some not so great old timey racism and get down to the real meaning of Fall: paganism.

Unfortunately, Required Reading: Episode 66- A Separate Peace

In this episode, hosts Tori and Amanda discuss the book that made Amanda hate reading, discuss the pain updates relating to the guinea pig stan drama and talk about a very irrationally rational fear of surgery.

Unfortunately, Required Reading: Episode 65- Equus

In this episode, hosts Tori and Amanda discuss Equus by Peter Shaffer discuss the merits or lack thereof in being a horse girl and why, oh why, is Daniel Radcliffe’s ass so fine.

Unfortunately, Required Reading: Episode 64- All Quiet on the Western Front

In this episode, hosts Tori and Amanda discuss All Quiet on the Western Front, talk about the horrors of PTSD and enjoy our not-so well-deserved rum ration.

Unfortunately, Required Reading: Episode 63- Things Fall Apart

In this episode, hosts Tori and Amanda discuss Chinua Acebe’s Things Fall Apart, talk about how horrible colonialism is and make good on a promise to Mothman.

Unfortunately, Required Reading: Episode 61- Arsenic and Old Lace

In this episode of Unfortunately, Required Reading hosts Amanda and Tori celebrate Amanda’s birth month by reading one of her favorite plays: Arsenic and Old Lace, drink some elderberry wine and discuss the merits of letting a mentally unstable person dig graves for you.

Unfortunately, Required Reading: Episode 60- The Well of Loneliness

In this episode, join hosts Tori and Amanda in a look at what is said to be “the first” lesbian novel for the end of Pride Month: The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall, talk about heteronormative behavior, gender as a construct and drink vodka.

Unfortunately, Required Reading: Episode 59 – Orlando

This week, hosts Tori and Amanda cover Virginia Woolfe’s gender-bending novel: Orlando in honor of LGBT+ Pride Month while discussing gender as a social construct and shamelessly shill for LookHuman’s bisexual pride merch.