175 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

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

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

    Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock

    Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock

    In a special bonus minisode, Brenna geeks out over the return of Canadian gem, Fraggle Rock, which has been revamped as a 10 episode series on AppleTV.

    • 26 min
    Saved By The Bell S02

    Saved By The Bell S02

    We're headed back to Bayside for the second season of Peacock's reboot/revival of Saved By The Bell.

    • 26 min
    When Dimple Met Rishi / Mismatched

    When Dimple Met Rishi / Mismatched

    The first 'regularsode' of the year is on Sandhya Menon's charming When Dimple Met Rishi (2017), which was adapted by Gazal Dhaliwal into a six episode Indian TV show called Mismatched (2020), which is available on Netflix.

    • 59 min
    Banned & Challenged Books

    Banned & Challenged Books

    For our first episode of 2022, we're getting upset! As a primer for the new Banned Book Club project, Joe and Brenna discuss the current state of banned and challenged books.

    • 39 min
    Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

    Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

    For our final episode of 2021, Brenna and Joe pull an all-nighter with David Levithan and Rachel Cohn's 2006 book Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, as well as Peter Sollett's 2008 film adaptation.

    • 52 min
    Ravensong (Book Club #10)

    Ravensong (Book Club #10)

    For our final Book Club of 2021, we're discussing recently passed Canadian Indigenous author Lee Maracle's 1993 book Ravensong.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Alien.91👽 ,

Five stars

One of my favourite podcasts also i have a few suggestions first one a book 📚 smiles to go second a show Kim’s convenience. Any way love your podcast

More+birepinYA ,

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.

NadiaheartsAshley ,

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).

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