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 45.5Extra Credit: Family Secrets by Norma Klein

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

Episode 42A Penchant For Beheading Shoplifters

Episode 41Everyone Dies At The Dance

Eric and Kelly talk about YA prom stories and great verse novels for National Poetry Month.

Episode 40The Corn Uprising

Episode 39Gritty, the Gritty YA Novel

Episode 38Death Metal Songs You Can Slow Dance To

Episode 37Meg Cabot and Megan Abbott Aren’t The Same Person

Episode 36The Backstreet Boys Have A New Album, Guys

Episode 35Mystery, Mystery, Murder, Murder

Episode 34Swoony Robots

Episode 33Dolly Parton, Patron Saint of YA