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 58: The Outsiders

In this episode, hosts Tori and Amanda discuss the merits of found family, read The Outsiders and rank the best and worst colas in America.

Unfortunately, Required Reading- Episode 55: Death of a Salesman

In this week’s episode, hosts Tori and Amanda talk about Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller; discuss the horrors of capitalism and the merits of cat fruit hats.

Unfortunately, Required Reading: Episode 54- The Crucible

Join hosts Tori and Amanda in talking Arthur Miller’s great play, The Crucible, while talking about what an actual damn witch hunt is and discussing what a fascinating man Miller was.

Unfortunately, Required Reading: Episode 46- A Wrinkle in Time (With a Special Guest)

This week Tori and Amanda are joined by special guest and benefactor of the pod: Jason as the group talks about A Wrinkle in Time, Amanda goes full Soviet and we muse on the “merits” of having a crappy childhood.

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 44- Interview With The Vampire (Halloween Episode 2020)

Happy Belated now Halloween! Join hosts Tori and Amanda in a video version of the usual podcast and talk about vampires, death of the author and why Amanda is ready and willing to fight any and all authors.

Unfortuntaely, Required Reading: Episode 42- Flowers for Algernon

Join hosts Amanda and Tori on a journey through junior trauma and cover Flowers for Algernon: a book that Amanda does not understand why is given to children.

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Unfortunately, Required Reading: Episode 25- Ambrose Bierce Crosses The Line (or a Bridge)


Join hosts Tori and Amanda as they go through Ambrose Bierce’s An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge and enjoy a nice brandy cocktail out of spite.

Unfortunately, Required Reading: Episode 24- Only Women Are Punished For Sex (The Scarlet Letter)

Join hosts Tori and Amanda in a very sweary and very avoidant talk about Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.