108 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

    • Books
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

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

    Body And Bones

    Body And Bones

    This week on the pod, we're checking out Melanie Oates' Atlantic Canadian film, Body And Bones.

    Spoilers for the film!

    • 34 min
    The Body / Stand By Me feat. Michael Roffman

    The Body / Stand By Me feat. Michael Roffman

    We're back on the hunt for good Boy YA! To help us unpack our first ever Stephen King property, we're joined by Michael Roffman, EIC of Consequence of Sound and co-host of The Losers Club Podcast.

    • 56 min
    YA In Focus: Kevin Williamson / Judy Blume

    YA In Focus: Kevin Williamson / Judy Blume

    This week's, we're taking a cue from listener Max who requested we put the career contributions of Kevin Williamson and Judy Blume in focus.

    • 38 min
    Son of A Trickster

    Son of A Trickster

    In advance of the new CBC television series, we're digging into Eden Robinson's Son of a Trickster, as well as the first four episodes of Trickster by filmmaker Michelle Latimer.

    • 54 min
    Interview with Meredith Russo

    Interview with Meredith Russo

    On a very special interview episode, we're chatting with Meredith Russo, the acclaimed author of If I Was Your Girl and Birthday!

    • 47 min
    All The Bright Places

    All The Bright Places

    Brand new theme song. Brand new YA BINGO card. Same great hosts.

    Brenna and Joe kick off Book (aka Season) 3 with Jennifer Niven's 2015 novel All The Bright Places and the 2020 film adaptation from director Brett Haley.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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).

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'

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