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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 12Episode 11: If Judy Blume’s Characters Had Tumblr

Eric and Kelly discuss the big YA winners at this year’s Youth Media Awards and dig into the (very wrong) ...

Episode 11Like The Fast & The Furious: FAMILY!

Eric and Kelly talk about the new think piece about the death of YA adaptations, highlight some excellent books from ...

episode 10YOWZA, it’s ADORBZ!

Eric and Kelly talk about love stories for YA readers, dig into the whys and hows of music and its ...

Episode 9Sorry, But You’re Old

Eric and Kelly discuss YA books from 10 years ago, talk about some of the most eye-catching YA book covers ...

Ep. #8Say “Whoa” Like Keanu Reeves

Eric and Kelly share YA titles you should read based on your New Year’s Resolutions, dig into a positive NPR ...

7The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Eric and Kelly talk about the recent pulling of The Hate U Give from a Texas school district, why YA anthologies ...

6Speaking of Shipwrecks

Eric and Kelly discuss alternate format YA books, under-the-radar 2017 reads, and talk about why 1997 was a great year ...

Episode 5Sad Man Books

Eric and Kelly discuss YA books with older protagonists, dig into the first of this year’s “Best Of” lists, and ...

Episode 4Oh, The Youths!

Eric and Kelly talk about Malinda Lo’s annual LGBTQ YA data count, dig into the problem of the media’s take ...

Episode 3Is The Alien Rich?

Eric and Kelly share their tips and tricks for talking about YA with YA skeptics, talk about good and not-so-good ...

Episode 2Whatever Happened To Tookie De La Creme?

Eric and Kelly discuss YA authors who’ve successfully jumped genres, celebrity YA books, and dramatically read from Tyra Banks’s unfinished ...

Episode 1Jeans Are Self-Cleaning

Eric and Kelly talk about what makes a book a “YA” book, what they do and don’t want to see ...

Episode 0I Like Books That Do Weird Things

Eric and Kelly talk about their first YA reading experiences and what adult authors they'd love to see pen a YA novel in this teaser episode of Hey YA.