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.


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The 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. This episode is sponsored byBook Riot...

64.5: 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...

Delicious Novels and Dad Music

Eric and special guest Tirzah Price talk about music and pop culture in YA, and daydream about fictional bands. This episode is sponsored byBook Riot’s Read Harder 2020 Challenge,...

63.5: Extra Credit Backlist Picks with Shveta Thakrar!

Eric is joined by Shveta Thakrar, author of Star Daughter, to talk about two of their favorite backlist titles that you should be reading… and a few more. This...

Live: Podcasting While Eating Chocolate Cake

Eric and Kelly come to you live, highlighting a ton of upcoming YA books, as well as audience recommended reads. This episode is sponsored byBook Riot Insiders,Tor Teen,andFlatiron Books,...

62.5: Backlist for Black History Month

Kelly recommends three must-read backlist YA titles for Black History Month. This episode is sponsored byOni Press. Subscribe to the podcast viaRSS,Apple Podcasts,Spotify, orStitcher. To get even more YA...

Catching Feels for YA Dads

Eric and Kelly talk aboutP.S., I Still Love You, swoony fathers in YA, and what YA rom-coms they’re itching for in 2020. This episode is sponsored byBook Riot’s Read...

61.5: Loving On Jenny Han’s SHUG

Kelly and New York Times bestselling author Siobhan Vivian talk about SHUG, Jenny Han’s debut novel. This episode is sponsored byb, Book, and Meby Kim Sagwaa, translated by Sunhee...

Burnt Toast

Eric and Kelly talk about this year’s winners of the Youth Media Awards and highlight great YA by Black authors coming soon. This episode is sponsored byThe Handsell,Echoes Between...

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