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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 50Complicated Trips To Other Planets

Kelly and Eric celebrate their 50th episode and 2nd podcast anniversary with 50 rapid-fire backlist YA recommendations.

Episode 49.5Extra Credit: MOM, THE WOLFMAN, AND ME by Norma Klein

Kelly and special guest Brandy Colbert talk about Norma Klein’s Mom, The Wolfman, and Me.

Episode 49Every 90s Teen Movie Ever

Kelly and guest host Tirzah Price talk about 2019’s queer YA offerings and dive deep into the full-names-in-book-titles trend. This ...

Episode 48.5Extra Credit: NO MORE SATURDAY NIGHTS by Norma Klein

Kelly digs into No More Saturday Nights, the lack of teen fathers in YA, and more in this Hey YA: Extra Credit ...

Episode 48I Don’t Want To Go To Murder Island, Ok?

Eric and Kelly talk about vacations from hell and then share ghost stories to be enjoyed on said vacations. 

Episode 47.5Extra Credit: Breaking Up by Norma Klein

Kelly and special guest Tom Ryan talk about Norma Klein’s Breaking Up, progressive representation of queer couples, toxic adults, and ...

Episode 47I Cried Waiting For My Pizza Today

Eric and Kelly talk about trends in YA this year they've seen, as well as offer up some cool reading for summer and hot reading for winter. 

Episode 46.5Extra Credit: Love Is One Of The Choices by Norma Klein

Kelly talks about Norma Klein’s Love Is One Of The Choices, immature adult figures, and student-teacher relationships in the third Hey YA: Extra Credit episode.

Episode 46Suzanne Collins OWNS The Mountain

Eric and Kelly talk about their favorite YA books of the year so far, highlight 2019 YA comics, and scream about the upcoming Hunger Games prequel.

Episode 45.5Extra Credit: Family Secrets by Norma Klein

Kelly talks about Norma Klein’s Family Secrets, problematic weight stuff, and childish adults on the second Hey YA: Extra Credit ...

Episode 45I’m Not Stephen King’s Publicist

Kelly and special guest Sarah Dessen talk about teen life today, how YA has grown and changed in the last two decades, and what "strong female characters" means.

Episode 44.5Extra Credit: Domestic Arrangements by Norma Klein

Kelly digs deep into the classic DOMESTIC ARRANGEMENTS by Norma Klein as part of the summer long "Hey YA: Extra Credit" podcast.

Episode 44I’m Not The Teen Who Makes It To The Epilogue

Eric and Kelly talk about abortion and reproductive rights in YA, highlight summer reads (and not in the way you imagine), and share their summer TBRs.

Precious Plant Nurturing Boys

Eric and Kelly talk about teens who love gardens and the outdoors, as well as the wave of excellent YA ...

Episode 42A Penchant For Beheading Shoplifters

Eric, Kelly, and special guest Alyssa Wees talk about debut YA novels, dark fairy tales, and haunted billboards. This episode ...