Young At Heart: Podcasts about YA Literature

Young adult books may be marketed to teens, but they’re enjoyed by readers young and not-so-young. Revisit your best-loved reads and discover new titles from fellow bookworms who’ve turned their passion into podcasts.

First Draft with Sarah Enni

Sarah Enni sparks dynamic conversations with young adult and middle grade authors, exploring their lives, their creativity, and their motivation.

Adventures in YA

These bookworm podcast hosts Kristin and Sara love all books, but are especially drawn to YA.

Cast of Wonders

Gather round, fans of sci-fi, horror, and fantasy: Cast of Wonders delves into the world of speculative YA fiction–appealing to friends of the fantastical.


You won’t miss a thing on the YA scene if you check out this podcast, which rounds up the newest, hottest titles in young adult literature.

Hello Fellow Kids

Hosts Mara and Josh (self-described “totally young and hip kiddos”) dive headfirst into the world of young adult and teen literature.

Go Your Own YA

These YA fans and podcast hosts dip out of the mainstream to discuss some lesser-known young adult novels.

YALC Special with Dhonielle Clayton, The Bestseller Experiment

This episode The Bestseller Experiment comes straight from the Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) in London, where we hear from YA author Dhonielle Clayton about the inspiration behind her book, The Belles.

Angie Thomas: Becoming An ‘Overnight’ SuccessWannabe

“Wannabe” host Imrie interviews artists, thinkers, and inspirers–this episode, she speaks with Angie Thomas, author of the hit YA novel The Hate U Give, which has since been adapted into a hugely popular film. They discuss the book and film, racial justice activism, and self-care.

J.K. RowlingTen Words

Ten Words features interviews with people who have changed the world. In this episode, host Jeremy Waite explores J.K. Rowling’s journey to creating one of the most iconic series of all time and encapsulates her impact with these ten words: “The stories that we love will live in us forever.”

I Learn How To Be A Writer ft. Allison RaskinPersister with Candace Lowry

Allison Raskin, comedian and YA author, joins host Candace Lowry to talk about a wide array of topics, from mental illness to TV to her creative process as an author.

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