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 85.5Extra Credit: When I Hear “Steam Engine,” I Think Of Jack and Kate Running Through the Boiler Room

Hannah and special guest Emily Blaeser talk about their favorite YA audiobooks.

Episode 85Coming Soon: Smizecream

Hannah and Kelly talk about YA books set in super short time frames, as well as YA books about the end of the world.

Episode 84.5Extra Credit: Food and Wine, Chips and Cheese, Picture Books and YA

Hannah pairs recent picturebooks with some great YA titles, both recent and backlist.

Episode 84You Wear a Belt for That?

Hannah and Kelly talk about YA books that have been reissued, modernized, or turned into graphic novels and highlight great writing guides by YA authors.

Episode 83.5Extra Credit: Fat Girls in YA

Kelly and guest Crystal Maldonado talk about the 2007 YA book My Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught and how FAT isn't a bad word.

Episode 83The R Word and the X Word and YA in Translation

Kelly and Hannah take a deep dive into YA nonfiction and YA books in translation, two categories deserving of more love and attention.

Episode 82.5Extra Credit: Backlist Gems from YA Award Winners

Kelly highlights five excellent award-winning YA authors and the backlist titles of theirs you shouldn't miss.

Episode 82The Holiday All-Request Recommendation Show

Kelly and Hannah answer listener requests for book recommendations.

Episode 81.5Extra Credit: Fascism! That’s Cheery!

In her first solo episode, Hannah tries not to get too mired in despair and instead focuses on the lessons she learned from Mark Bray on antifascism.

Episode 81Oops/You’re Welcome

Hannah and Kelly record a podcast during the longest week ever and talk about under the radar 2020 reads and books they plan to read before the year ends.