Hey YA

From great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, the Hey YA podcast is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit.

Episode 93It Doesn’t Add Up, and It’s Not Because I’m Bad at Math

Hannah and Tirzah talk generation gaps, chronological problems, intergenerational relationships, and multigenerational stories.

Episode 92.5Extra Credit: The Things I’d Do For a New Melina Marchetta Book

This week, Tirzah discusses Melina Marchetta's YA backlist and offers a few different entry points!

Episode 92Everything Is Feudal Europe

Hannah and Tirzah talk about exciting news from Disney-Hyperion and then dive into standalone high fantasy.

Episode 91.5Extra Credit: Coming Soon to a Podcast and VOD Near You

Hannah gives a preview of some of the books she and Tirzah plan on reading (or revisiting) this summer, prior to watching the video on-demand screen adaptations.

Episode 91I Found Myself in Walmart

Hannah and Tirzah give a lesson on the history of publishing's paperback and hardcover divide, then talk about small and indie presses.

Episode 90.5Extra Credit: It’s Too On the Nose

Happy Poetry Month! Hannah dives into twenty years' worth of narrative verse--and a little standalone poetry, too.

Episode 90Abraham Lincoln Was Gay!

Hannah and guest Tirzah recommend a number of YA books that hit many of the Read Harder challenge tasks.

Episode 89.5Extra Credit: Bookishly Honoring the Victims of the Atlanta Shootings

Hannah invites Japanese-American author Misa Sugiura to the podcast to discuss some AAPI YA authors that are a little more under the radar than the ones you've heard of.

Episode 89What Do We Do When We’re Done With Nancy Drew?

Hannah and Kelly talk about awesome YA historical fiction featuring female leads and dig into YA mysteries -- where have they gone?

Episode 88.5In Honor of My Job Interviews…

In honor of job interview season in the academic world, Hannah gets introspective and considers what makes a good educator, highlighting five YA books with dope educators in them.