A weekly podcast about young adult literature, their filmic adaptations and everything in between.
Love, Victor Season 2 feat. Terry Mesnard
It's time for Brenna's lovesick squealing again! We're checking out the entirety of Hulu's Love, Victor season 2 with returning guest Terry Mesnard (of Gayly Dreadful fame).
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Pack your bags because we're headed back to camp...err...it's just a really terrible one! This week we're reading Emily Danforth's 2012 lesbian coming of age novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post and its 2018 film adaptation from Desiree Akhavan.
Camp (Book Club #5)
Book Club is back in session as we discuss our camp experiences, as well as our experience with Lev Rosen's 'Camp'
It's time to go bug hunting as Brenna and Joe finally tackle controversial figure Orson Scott Card, his 1985 classic Ender's Game, and its 2013 film adaptation by Gavin Hood.
High School Musical: The Musical - The Series
Wildcats sing along! Per Brenna's request, we're tackling Disney+'s High School Musical: The Musical - The Series...the podcast.
It's time to revisit Judy Blume! Brenna and Joe are talking about Judy's only film adaptation (to date): 1981's Tiger Eyes, which was turned into a film by her son Lawrence in 2012.
Always looking forward to it
Brenna and Joe strike such a beautiful chord between celebration, critical thinking, thoughtful interrogation, and in some cases nostalgia that make this a wildly accessible podcast for anyone interested in YA storytelling and it’s impacts on youth culture across time. I find myself looking forward to their weekly drops, trusting their recommendations, and considering incorporating episodes or clips into my syllabi. You don’t need to have read and watched the property to get something from their analyses. Will continue to recommend to anyone who hasn’t already heard me celebrate this pod.
Loved, Learned and Listed
Joe & Brenna are delightful! I love their banter, their insight and their commitment to exploring YA beyond the (cis-het white) “classics”. Listening to this podcast has exponentially increased my “books I want to read” list in the best way (and steered me clear of a few I now know I can skip).
As someone who teaches YA and children’s literature, I find HKHS to be an excellent resource. Brenna and Joe deliver engaging and thoughtful discussions of both current and classic YA stories and their adaptations, with honest reviews and a great deal of heart. The “homework” sections often include excellent titles to add to your TBR pile. Come for the analysis, stay for the delightful banter.