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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A picture is worth a whole novel with Kerri Schlottman

Evergreen Podcasts | E:21
This is a deep discussion with Kerri Schlottman about where stories come from, how we find them, and why it matters who they are conveyed. ...
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Talking dirty and getting clean with Penny Reid!

Evergreen Podcasts | E:20
Iconic romance author Penny Reid opens this discussion by discussing her obsession with crafting before getting why and how she learned to make so...
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Ugly is in the eye of the beholder with Nikki Payne

Evergreen Podcasts | E:18
Nikki Payne joins Adam to discuss one of the questions she's spent her life thinking about: What does it mean to be "ugly"....
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Surrounded by the Sea with Sophie Cousens

Evergreen Podcasts | E:18
In this discussion, Adam and Sophie chat about what living on a small island is like, the stress she feels now that her books come with expectatio...
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