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.

Take Action This Banned Books Week

This week, Tirzah shares some thoughts on Banned Books Week and how to take action beyond "read banned books."

It’s Pumpkin Spice O’Clock!

This week, Tirzah and Erica talk about all the things that bring fall vibes to their reading lists!

Hey YA Extra Credit: Am I the Villain?? And Other Important Questions in YA

Erica discusses some fun and unique graphic novels and manga—both new and a little older—that she's been reading lately.

Audiobook Narrators Who Always Understand the Assignment

This week, Tirzah and Erica talk about some their favorite audiobook narrators.

Hey YA Extra Credit: Big Sequel Energy

This week, Tirzah talks about all the sequels she actually got around to reading this summer!

TikTok Made Us Do It

This week, Erica and Tirzah read some of the most popular books on TikTok and talk about their insights into why some of these books are so popular among users.

Hey YA Extra Credit: Books About Artists

Erica discusses a couple books that center artists and their journey.

She’s Got a Whole Mortuary in Her Closet

Tirzah and Erica discuss the books they're most excited to read that are coming out in the fall.

Hey YA Extra Credit: Spoiler Alert, We Love THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY

This week, Tirzah shares all her (spoiler-free!) thoughts on the Amazon Prime adaptation of Jenny Han's The Summer I Turned Pretty!

Happy Disability Pride Month!

This week, Erica and Tirzah recommend YA books for Disability Pride Month!

Extra Credit: Road Trippin’

Erica discusses a few YA novels that have road trips at their core.

From Catholic School to Demons, Here Are the Best Books of 2022 (So Far)

Tirzah and Erica discuss some of the best books they've read in 2022.

Reproductive Freedom is a YA Issue

This week, Tirzah recommends three YA novels about reproductive freedom.

Free Books For All!

This week, Erica and Tirzah discuss some great resources for free YA books for teens this summer!

It’s Giving Zendaya As Joan of Arc: Retellings for Hey YA Extra Credit

Erica discusses a couple new YA books that retell familiar stories in new and interesting ways.