Passions & Prologues

An Unexpected
Literary Podcast

Every week, host Adam Sockel interviews a popular member of the literary world about their passions beyond what they're known for. These longform, relaxed conversations show listeners a new side of some of their favorite content creators as well as provide insight into the things that inspire their work.

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Alexis Henderson took the world by storm with her debut novel, The Year of the Witching, back in 2020 and now she’s back with another gothic book just in time for spooky season! Eventually, we discuss House of Hunger, where A young woman is drawn into the upper echelons of a society where blood is power but first Alexis shares where her aesthetic was born: The early 2020s Tumblr scene.

We get into what the app meant to her as a teenager before getting into her undying love of Twilight and cult show Skins UK. Adam also offers a creepy book recommendation to kick off the episode when he discusses The Companion by Katie Alender.

The discussion ends with Alexis recommending several books including: The Blood Trials by N.E. Davenport, The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas, Babel by RF Kuang, and Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May

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The Team

Adam Sockel

Adam Sockel has spent over a decade in the literary world interviewing authors and promoting books. He will read anything that is written well but is especially drawn to small, heartfelt stories with big emotions, literary and speculative fiction, and stories with a touch of magic and nostalgia.

David Allen Moss

Executive Producer
CCO of Evergreen, David is an award-winning creator, design entrepreneur, and musician passionately serving several non-profit arts and industry boards.