91 episodes

A weekly podcast about young adult literature, their filmic adaptations and everything in between.

Hazel & Katniss & Harry & Starr Brenna Clarke Gray and Joe Lipsett

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    • 4.8, 25 Ratings

A weekly podcast about young adult literature, their filmic adaptations and everything in between.

    Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets feat. Hannah McGregor

    Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets feat. Hannah McGregor

    Just in time for its 22nd birthday, Brenna, Joe and returning special guest Hannah McGregor return to Hogwarts for a second year. Things are a little different this time around: there's a new terrible teacher, a secret serpent, and a creator whose recent controversies cannot go unremarked upon.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Minisode: Love, Victor feat. Terry Mesnard

    Minisode: Love, Victor feat. Terry Mesnard

    Welcome to Creekwood High - the Gay Mecca that was forever changed in the wake of Simon Spier (Nick Robinson)'s queer romance in Love, Simon. Of course, this is a new tale: a deliberate attempt to unpack the queer fairytale of Becky Albertalli's adaptation with a POC lead, a financial crisis and more love triangles than you can throw a stick at!

    • 59 min
    Artemis Fowl

    Artemis Fowl

    Gather your magic book and your time prisons because we are under siege! The time has come to check out the first entry in Eoin Colfer's immensely popular Middle-Grade YA franchise, Artemis Fowl, as well as its abysmal 2020 Disney+ adaptation by Kenneth Branagh.

    • 45 min
    Minisode: Never Have I Ever

    Minisode: Never Have I Ever

    Despite an atrocious first trailer, apparently Mindy Kaling (and Lang Fisher)'s new Netflix series, Never Have I Ever, is pretty great?

    • 40 min
    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    Hop in the wayback machine because we're traveling back in time to revisit a classic Brenna text with Ann Brashares' 2001 ode to female friendships, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, as well as its 2005 film adaptation.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Minisode: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

    Minisode: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

    As promised (threatened?) we're diving back into the world of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games with a look at the recently published prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Jes Battis ,

Jes Battis

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.

everywednesday ,

recommended listening!!

brenna & joe hit all the good points (& some of the nuances!) talking about YA books/ comics + their adaptations into film/ tv. it's cool when they're really into the book/ movie and kind of delicious when they aren't. read along or don't, it still all makes thoughtful, hilarious sense. & joe's voice reminds me of a good friend's! am in suspense for the day they might cover the 'harry' of 'hazel & katniss & harry & starr'

Lonesomeheroine ,

The Podcast I Most Want to Steal

I *love* this podcast: smart, insightful conversations about YA, adaptations, the complex politics of representation, the publishing and film industries, and more; great chemistry between the two very excellent and charming hosts; and a perfect balance of humour and serious stuff. Every time I listen to this podcast I viscerally, painfully want to be on it. INVITE ME ON THIS PODCAST I WILL BE A VERY CHARMING GUEST. But listen, even if you aren't trying to usurp the hosts, this is a great podcast and you will love it.

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