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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On religion and anxiety with Emily Austin

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Emily Austin has thought a great deal about religion and anxiety in her life. Growing up in a blended religious household, she saw first hand the ways religion can affect how we interact with one another. It left her questioning her beliefs and her heart and, eventually, led to the powerfully beautiful novel, Everyone in this room will someday be dead.

In this discussion, Adam and Emily discuss their respective unique religious upbringings, the inconsistencies of what people pick and choose to talk about, Jegaysus, writing about and through anxiety, and her exciting new project that was announced in Publishers’ Marketplace!

Books mentioned in this episode

All Dressed up by Jilly Gagnon

We have always lived in the castle by Shirley Jackson

Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

A Dream of a Woman by Casey Plett

Little Fish by Casey Plett

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