This week we discuss Mary Shelley's genre changing work Frankenstein, while drinking a cocktail of the same name and discussing that weird party in Geneva. Bonus, there will be a video floating around of us doing this in Halloween costumes.
This week's episode focuses on the Shakespearean tragedy Romeo and Juliet. We drink a rose, eat some awesome cheese, and talk about why this is probably not an appropriate play to hand off to hormonal teenager. Check our our show notes at UnfortunatelyRequiredReading.com.
This week we discuss John Milton's epic poem, Paradise Lost. We drink a fire and iced tea, eat smokey cheese, and contemplate the sexy version of Satan that is very strange. Oh, and we complain about how long this poem is.
As it's Amanda's birthday month, we are delighting in drinking Corpse Revivers while discussing Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, cousin love way too young, and thirst letters before Twitter was a thing.
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.
You listened. We tortured Victoria.
Listen to Victoria read a few passages from 50 Shades of Grey while Amanda cackles in delight.
This is not a full episode, but a brief segment we like to refer to as one of our Short Stories.