Unfortunately, Required Reading: Episode 57- The House on Mango Street

In this episode, hosts Amanda and Tori discuss Sandra Cisneros’ coming of age story: The House on Mango Street, discuss childhood trauma (again) and go over the benefits defying your local HOA.

Unfortunately, Required Reading: Episode 56- Don Quixote

In this episode, hosts Tori and Amanda cover the great Spanish work Don Quixote while Amanda complains about the treatment of a clearly sick old man and Tori discusses the finer points of when to square up with a windmill.

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 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 50- The Three Musketeers

In this episode, join hosts Tori and Amanda through an interesting review of The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas or at least briefly as they mostly discuss Tarantino movies and Django Unchained in particular.

Unfortunately, Required Reading: Episode 49- Madame Bovary

Join hosts Tori and Amanda as Amanda recounts being sick during a pandemic and discuss Gustav Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. Along the way, your hosts will discuss the merits of being French and sad as well as spend a great deal of time talking about reality television.

Unfortunately, Required Reading: Episode 48- Faust

It’s the end of the year and still Tori’s birth month so join Amanda and Tori go over Faust talk a lot about Don Bluth and discuss the finer points of leggy owl demons.

Unfortunately, Required Reading- Episode 47: The Phantom of the Opera

In this episode, hosts Tori and Amanda talk Gaston Leroux’s pulpy novel The Phantom of the Opera, talk orientalism and mention the world’s greatest movie: Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge.

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.