We are feeling pretty chuffed about hitting 100 Facebook likes and want to help spread the word about the podcast. We are picking 5 winners for a contest from reviews written on Apple Podcasts. Winners will be selected 07/20/2019, so get your review in now. One Grand prize winner gets a mug and sticker. Four... Continue Reading →
We know that we use many terms on our podcast that might not be readily available to everyone, so for 2019 Pride, we decided to create a short podcast on different terms and why they are important. Here's a link to the episode: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/The-Pride-Month-Primer-e47ad8 Happy Pride!
Episode 13 (woo hoo) is dedicated to The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. To drink along with us, grab a bottle of sparkling white wine (or champagne if you've got the budget) and add some ice cubes. Hey, Oscar was into ice. This week, Amanda picked up a Kerry Gold Irish Cheese and... Continue Reading →
Okay, listen. We say some weird things and I'm too lazy to break out the Cricut cutter everytime we say something funny. We've given in and created a merch store. Feel free to support us by rocking the logo or telling others of the Sexual Awakening Pear Tree. Check us out at https://www.redbubble.com/people/UnfortunatelyRR/shop?asc=u
This episode is dedicated to John Gardner's Grendel. If you'd like to drink along with us as we rediscuss high school and self inflicted madness. For this episode, we are drinking Moonlight Meadery's Fury; mead with peppers. Here's the episode: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/embed/episodes/Furry-Mr--Nihilism-e3fnm2
This week's episode is dedicated to Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea, rum, and the destructive nature of white hegemony. Come for the island flair, stay because you're trapped by all the symbolism and foreshadowing in this prequel to Jane Eyre. To drink along: Dark and Stormy or an Ode to Foreshadowing Lime juice Ginger beer... Continue Reading →
Episode 5 is dedicated to 1984 by George Orwell and our major acts of Thoughtcrime. This week we consume a single shot of Victory Gin (which is like being hit with a rubber mallet), a Victory cigarette, and a small piece of chocolate left over from the recent rations. 1984 hurt us so much we... Continue Reading →
Episode Three is dedicated to Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. In this episode we discuss the definition of Toxic Masculinity and tank our listening records for picking an uncomfortable buzzword. We also discuss how this novel ended up being the ultimate tell-all book while hiding behind a novel. If you'd like to drink along:... Continue Reading →