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 68.5Extra Credit: The Life and (Medieval) Times of Jamie Pacton

Eric is joined by Middle Grade and Young Adult author Jamie Pacton, to talk about her recent release, The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly.

Episode 68On YA “Boy Books” and Driving In The Midwest

Eric and Kelly discuss the problematic idea of "boy books," highlight recent YA with male leads, and dream up surprise books from favorite authors.

Episode 67.5Extra Credit: (Almost) Entirely Historical Fiction with Jordyn Taylor

Eric is joined by Jordyn Taylor, author of forthcoming The Paper Girl of Paris, to talk about World War II YA novels, her debut novel, and two of their favorite backlist picks. 

Episode 67Cinnamon Roll Characters

Eric and Kelly talk about YA Star Wars books and feel-good YA books.

Episode 66.5Extra Credit Humor Reads

Kelly recommends three must-read backlist female-led YA titles that are laugh-out-loud funny.

Episode 66I’m The One Pushing This Agenda

Eric and Kelly talk about YA takes on Shakespeare, as well as offer up some great sports books for YA readers.

Episode 65.5Extra Credit: THE MOTH DIARIES with Samantha Mabry

Is it or is it not a vampire book? Kelly and Samantha Mabry talk about THE MOTH DIARIES by Rachel Klein.

Episode 65The Catnip Episode

Eric and Kelly talk about reading they are -- and aren't -- doing during quarantine and share some recent and soon-to-release YA debuts.

Episode 64.5Extra Credit: Always Bring a Cat with Claribel Ortega

Eric is joined by Claribel Ortega, author of forthcoming Ghost Squad, to talk about ghosts in YA, podcasting, and some favorite backlist titles from ten (or a million) years ago.

Episode 64Delicious Novels and Dad Music

Eric and special guest Tirzah Price talk about music and pop culture in YA, and daydream about fictional bands.