24 episodes

A candid discussion of sexuality, culture and young adult fiction, featuring YA authors Christa Desir and Carrie Mesrobian.

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A candid discussion of sexuality, culture and young adult fiction, featuring YA authors Christa Desir and Carrie Mesrobian.

    Episode 24: What Belongs To You by Garth Greenwell

    Episode 24: What Belongs To You by Garth Greenwell

    click to subscribe in Spotify, GooglePlayMusic, iTunes, or  Stitcher. SHOW NOTES Our Current Reads Christa The Bride Test, by Helen Hoang Carrie How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, by Jenny Odell Announcements Subscribe to our companion TinyLetter for this (and every) episode here; and visit us on Facebook here. This episode’s excerpt is from What Belongs To You, by Garth Greenwell. … Continue reading Episode 24: What Belongs To You by Garth Greenwell

    Episode 23: Sula by Toni Morrison

    Episode 23: Sula by Toni Morrison

    click to subscribe in Spotify, GooglePlayMusic, iTunes, or  Stitcher. SHOW NOTES Our Current Reads Carrie Sex Objects: Art & The Dialectics of Desire, by Jennifer Doyle Christa An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago, by Alex Kotlowitz Announcements Subscribe to our companion TinyLetter for this (and every) episode here; and visit us on Facebook here. This episode’s excerpts are from Sula, … Continue reading Episode 23: Sula by Toni Morrison

    Episode 22: Romance Tropes

    Episode 22: Romance Tropes

    click to subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher SHOW NOTES Our Current Reads Carrie Himself, by Jess Kidd Inside of A Dog: What Dogs See, Smell & Know, by Alexandra Horowitz Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World, by Richard Francis Christa Dive Smack, by Demetra Brodsky Between Them: Remembering My Parents, by Richard Ford Stay, by Sarina Bowen & … Continue reading Episode 22: Romance Tropes

    Episode #21: Young Adult, or Literary Fiction? Who Decides?

    Episode #21: Young Adult, or Literary Fiction? Who Decides?

    In this episode of the Oral History Podcast, we ask why some books about teenagers are labeled “YA” but others are marketed as “literary fiction.” Tell us what you think on our Facebook page or via email (feedback AT theoralhistorypodcast DOT com). Click to subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher SHOW NOTES Our current reads Christa: Almost … Continue reading Episode #21: Young Adult, or Literary Fiction? Who Decides?

    Episode 20: School Dances

    Episode 20: School Dances

    In this episode of The Oral History Podcast, we discuss school dances, now and then.  Do you have some terrible and/or delicious memories of school dances you’d like to share, or some books that deal with high school dances in a way you like? Tell us what you think on our Facebook page or via … Continue reading Episode 20: School Dances

    Episode #19: Dating

    Episode #19: Dating

    In this episode of the Oral History Podcast, we discuss the concept of dating: what it was like when we were teenagers, what it is like for teenagers now, and how some books we recommend handle this variable romantical endeavor. Do you have some insight on dating then/now or any book recommendations that deal with … Continue reading Episode #19: Dating

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Wm. Friend ,

Listening to this podcast made me a better man

I plan to keep listening because there's still room for improvement.

Shireen8044 ,

So helpful for YA Writer!!

Wow! So helpful as I am writing my YA novel. So funny and honest and open and inspiring. And they keep giving me new ideas to write about. Thanks for a great podcast.

disappointed9871 ,

Writers, readers, humans: take note

The conversations here are spot on with regard to YA lit, writing about sex, and—more broadly—thinking about how we frame the role of sex in our lives. Always fresh, funny, and insightful. Pro tips for writers and piles of book recommendations.

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