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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Lifting heavy things with Mallory O'Meara

On the first episode of Passions & Prologues, Adam brings on his good friend Mallory O'Meara to talk about her passion for powerlifting! Mallory, the James Beard Award-winning author of Girly Drinks and Lady from the Black Lagoon, shares the story of how she fell in love with the world of powerlifting.

Mallory and Adam touch on why working out has become an oasis away from their work lives, how lifting and running has helped change the way they both see their bodies, and the importance of community. They also discuss how working out inspires their writing and Mallory shares some books she's read lately. You can hear Mallory discuss books and book culture every week on the Reading Glasses podcast.

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