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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It's all about the layers with Julia Whelan

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Ugly is in the eye of the beholder with Nikki Payne

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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

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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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Bonus book recommendations with Amy Clark from Mom Advice!

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Adam is joined by his good pal, Amy Clark from momadvice.com and the fabulous Book Gang podcast to offer up some book recommendations just in time...
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Going on a King's Quest with Sangu Mandanna!

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Adam and Sangu discuss their shared love of the King’s Quest games from Sierra gaming, Sangu’s love of older games like The Last Express and Fanta...
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