Come for the Pride, stay for the Prejudice (and Persuasion!) Join Lauren and Jess for a foray into the ultimate romantic comedy, Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice... with a little bit of Persuasion thrown in there for good measure.

Like us on FB, follow us on Twitter and Insta and get your copy of Bram Stoker's Dracula ready so you can read along for our October episode.

Theme music and lyrics by Max McEwan and Noah Wilson, vocals by Erin C. Willis.

September 1, 2020

Season Three Sneak Peek!

Join your hosts Lauren Bahlman and Jessica Austgen for a sneak peek at the titles for Season Three of Required Readcast.

Sept: Pride & Prejudice (& Persuasion!)

Oct: Dracula

Nov: An Inspector Calls

December: Les Miserables Volume Two: Cosette

Is the Baby-Sitters Club great literature? No. Is it a soothing, easy read during COVID times? Hells, yes. Join Lauren and Jess as they (remotely) reminisce about this treasured childhood series, discuss the finer points of living in suburban Connecticut and wonder if Kristy Thomas might be responsible for the current gig economy.

Like us on FB, follow us on Twitter and Insta and stay tuned for our next title!

Theme music and lyrics by Max McEwan and Noah Wilson, vocals by Erin C. Willis.

January 28, 2020

#19: The Catcher in the Rye

Hey you crumby phonies! Jess and Lauren tackle their most-requested title, J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye.

Like us on FB, follow us on Twitter and Insta and check out Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar for our next episode!

Theme music and lyrics by Max McEwan and Noah Wilson, vocals by Erin C. Willis.

Get those tiny hearts ready, because they're about to grow THREE WHOLE SIZES with holiday cheer! Join Lauren and Jess and they discuss the holiday classic, Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

Like us on FB, follow us on Twitter and Insta and send us your suggestions for Season Three!

Theme music and lyrics by Max McEwan and Noah Wilson, vocals by Erin C. Willis.

August 8, 2019

#17: Little Women

Oh wow, these lil bitches are charming AF! (Except Amy, she sucks) Join Jessica and Lauren for the wholesome feminist goodness that is Louisa May Alcott's Little Women.

Like us on FB, follow us on Twitter and Insta and send us your suggestions for Season Three!

Theme music and lyrics by Max McEwan and Noah Wilson, vocals by Erin C. Willis.

Hold on to your butts (er...asses?) and head into the woods with Jessica and Lauren as they discuss William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. 

Like us on FB, follow us on Twitter and Insta and brush up on Louisa May Alcott's Little Women for our next episode!

Theme music and lyrics by Max McEwan and Noah Wilson, vocals by Erin C. Willis.

Big Brother definitely does not approve of this episode. Join Lauren, Jess and special guest Sean Scrutchins (Winston Smith in the Benchmark Theater production) as they talk through George Orwell's horrifyingly prescient 1984.

Like us on FB, follow us on Twitter and Insta and keep pushing through Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, because we're talking Volume Two: Cosette on the next episode.

Theme music and lyrics by Max McEwan and Noah Wilson, vocals by Erin C. Willis.

February 25, 2019

#14: Les Miserables Vol. One

Is this the saddest book ever? Well... yeah. It's kinda in the title. Join Jess and Lauren for the first volume of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, a bummer of an epic novel that will make you super glad that you're not a single mother in old-timey France. Silver lining: there's a marmot!

Like us on FB, follow us on Twitter and Insta and join us next month for George Orwell's 1984 at our very first live show on March 18th.

New year, new magical country. Come through the wardrobe with Jess and Lauren as we explore C.S. Lewis' first story in Chronicles of NarniaThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Dont' forget to put on your fur coat, your most British-ish accent and pack an extra helping or two of Turkish Delight (What the effing eff IS Turkish Delight anyway?).

Like us on FB, follow us on Twitter and Insta and join us next month for a (the first chunk of) Victor Hugo's Les Miserables.

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