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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Tumblr and Twilight will never go out of style with Alexis Henderson

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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 ...
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On religion and anxiety with Emily Austin

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In this discussion, Adam and Emily discuss their respective unique religious upbringings, the inconsistencies of what people pick and choose to ta...
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Feeling colors with Claire North

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In this discussion with Claire North, we talk about her experience with live music lighting, the colors of Adam's voice, and so much more....
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Life is a musical with Kalynn Bayron

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In this chat, Adam and Kalynn chat about their shared obsessions with musicals, talk about their own experiences growing up with them, and the one...
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Being a Cool Hockey Mom with Gilly Segal

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In this discussion, Gilly and Adam chat about how sports bond us to family in ways that go beyond just wins and losses, the positive effects sport...
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Collecting a legacy with Kimberly Latrice Jones

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In this episode, Adam interviews Kimberly Jones, author of the powerful book How We Can Win and the New York Times bestseller I'm Not Dying with Y...
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Cooking is jazz, baking is science with Jen Doll

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Jen Doll, the author of the new young adult book, That’s Debatable, joins the show to discuss a passion she and Adam both share… Cooking!...
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CosPlay like a champion with Ryan La Sala

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The internet’s Ryan La Sala, author of massive books like Reverie, Be Dazzled, and the new The Honeys, is this week’s guest!...
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It's all about the layers with Julia Whelan

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On episode three of Passions & Prologues, Julia Whelan chats with Adam about her unique passion- packing for vacation!...
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Kermit in the chaos with Brad Meltzer

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On the second episode of Passions & Prologues, Brad Meltzer joins the podcast to discuss a passion that he and Adam share- THE MUPPETS!...
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Lifting heavy things with Mallory O'Meara

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On the first episode of Passions & Prologues, Adam brings on his good friend Mallory O'Meara to talk about her passion for powerlifting!...
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Introducing: Passions & Prologues

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Every week, host Adam Sockel interviews a popular member of the literary world about their passions beyond what their known for. These longform, r...
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