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 74Teens Who Raise Their Voices

Eric and Kelly take a deep dive into YA books that feature protests, as well as YA books with extensive casts.

Episode 73.5Extra Credit: The Get Booked Handsell

As a special bonus for Hey YA listeners, please enjoy this ode to Meg Medina from Get Booked's Amanda Nelson.

Episode 73Time Is Meaningless

Eric and Kelly are back to talk about YA set in the '90s and short YA reads for short attention spans.

Extra Credit: Must-Read Fantasy Series

Jenn Northington of Get Booked and SFF Yeah fills in for Eric to talk about two must-read fantasy series!

Episode 72The Baby-Sitters Club Adaptation is Everything

Kelly and special guest Amma Marfo talk about Netflix's The Baby-Sitters Club.

Episode 71.5Extra Credit: Katie Cotugno and the Rules for Being a Girl

Eric is joined by Katie Cotugno, New York Times bestselling author of novels like 99 Days, and recently, Rules for Being a Girl with Candace Bushnell, to talk favorite backlist titles and what it's like working with a legend.

Episode 71It’s a Cookie Conspiracy

Eric and Kelly talk about YA books where the setting is almost a character in and of itself, as well as highlight their summer YA TBRs.

Episode 70.5Extra Credit: Queer YA With Leah Johnson

Kelly and guest YA author Leah Johnson highlight excellent backlist queer YA books.

Episode 70This Podcast Is Anti-Racist

Eric and Kelly dig into anti-racist YA books and then highlight YA books with food covers that make for delicious reading.

Episode 69.5Messy, Compelling Queer Characters with Lev Rosen

Kelly and YA author Lev Rosen talk about Far From You by Tess Sharpe and dive deep into queer characters who get to be messy.