passions & prologues

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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the internet’s ryan la sala is this week’s guest! you might know ryan from such massive books like reverie and be dazzled and he has a new book that you absolutely have to go get called the honeys.

on today’s episode, adam and ryan discuss one of ryan’s many passions… cosplay! ryan explains how cosplay helps him manifest his dreams and how his second book be dazzled went from being partially based on real events to literally becoming a “truth is stranger than fiction” actual moment. ryan shares his experience in the cosplay world and also discusses potential costumes for the future.

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kermit in the chaos with brad meltzer

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lifting heavy things with mallory o'meara

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introducing: passions & prologues

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the team

adam sockel

host
adam sockel has spent over a decade in the literary world interviewing authors and promoting books. he will read anything that is written well but is especially drawn to small, heartfelt stories with big emotions, literary and speculative fiction, and stories with a touch of magic and nostalgia.

david allen moss

executive producer
cco of evergreen, david is an award-winning creator, design entrepreneur, and musician passionately serving several non-profit arts and industry boards.