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 77.5Extra Credit: Extolling The Virtues of Darius The Great Is Not OK

Special guest Jessica Pryde, of our When In Romance podcast, dives into Darius The Great Is Not OK by Adib Khorram.

Episode 77The Live Experience

Eric and Kelly come to you LIVE from YA-Hoo Fest!, talking great books for new YA readers and what they can't wait to read this fall.

Episode 76.5Extra Credit: Retellings

Special guest Jessica Pryde, of our When In Romance podcast, talks about her favorite YA retellings!

Episode 76Your Heart Still Has Feeling

Eric and Kelly talk about YA where fandoms clash, followed by a recommendationpalooza of recent YA horror.

Episode 75.5Extra Credit: Cemetery Boys and Bad Choices with Aiden Thomas

Eric is joined by Aiden Thomas, author of the highly anticipated debut novel Cemetery Boys, to talk favorite backlist titles and bad reading location decisions.

Episode 75The Real Deal On IP

Eric and Kelly talk YA romance you may have missed this year and take a deep dive into what IP work is and why it's likely you love it.

Episode 74.5Extra Credit: Latinx YA Extravaganza

Kelly and guest host Carmen of @TomesandTextiles offer up a pile of incredible Latinx backlist YA books for your reading needs.

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.