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

A weekly podcast about YA literature, their filmic adaptations and everything in between.
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United States

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

Twitter:

@brennacgray

Language:

English

Contact:

6475297442


Episodes

Chapter 8 - A Discovery Of Witches

1/22/2019
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Brenna and Joe dive deep into Deborah Harkness’ 600 page tome A Discovery of Witches and discover…that they don’t care for supernatural romances. They debate the attraction to mates that can kill you, question the editorial decisions of the book and praise Teresa Palmer’s performance in the TV adaptation (now available on Sundance Now and Shudder).

Duration:03:14:50

Chapter 7 - Scott Pilgrim

1/15/2019
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Brenna and Joe dive headfirst into the graphic novel universe of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim, its toxic masculinity and its Maple-soaked Canadian identity. A text to film comparison with Edgar Wright's adaptation reveals that some problems persist in both mediums, but - mores than any other text thus far - this is the one that reveals how far YALit has changed in just a short span of 8-9 years. Strap yourselves in folks…’cause we’re calling out the fanboys and the haters!

Duration:03:05:53

Appendix C. Sex Education

1/15/2019
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In a special appendix edition of the show, Brenna and Joe check out the first episode of the new Netflix series, Sex Education. The discussion ranges from Joe's love of Gillian Anderson, the balance between raunch and heart, and speculation about what role nostalgia, timelessness and class will play in the subsequent seven episodes of the first season.

Duration:01:24:57

Excerpt B. Interview with Carrianne Leung

1/8/2019
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Part of HKHSPod's mandate is to highlight the work of Canadian YA Lit writers. In this exclusive interview, Joe is joined by Carrianne Leung to discuss her work, why Canadian literature is having a moment and why Michelle Yeoh should get the animated treatment in a movie adaptation of Woo.

Duration:00:17:54

Chapter 6 - The Scarlet Letter / Easy A

1/8/2019
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Brenna and Joe are back with our first full Chapter of 2019 and it's a doozy: Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 puritanical novel The Scarlet Letter and Will Gluck's delightful 2010 "loose" adaptation, Easy A. Come for the lively discussion about how to pronounce Hester Prynne's last name, why Salem sucked for women (shocking!) and how much we love Emma Stone.

Duration:00:30:31

Appendix B: YA Forecast 2019

1/1/2019
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Happy New Year (or whatever it is you celebrate)! Brenna and Joe have gathered to survey the young adult literature and adaptation landscape for the first quarter of 2019 to select a few picks to add to your Library holds list.

Duration:00:33:13

Appendix A. YA Holiday

12/25/2018
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Happy holidays from the HKHS crew. Brenna and Joe are here with a list of seasonally appropriate - and entirely non-denominational - YA picks to check out over the holidays, including a few book and TV "special" suggestions.

Duration:00:20:12

Chapter 5 - Dumplin'

12/18/2018
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The time has come to enter the Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant! That's right, Brenna and Joe are talkin' Julie Murphy's 2015 fat-positive YA hit Dumplin' and Anne Fletcher's 2018 Netflix adaptation. Listen as Joe tries a Southern accent, we discuss Manic Pixie Drag Queens and Brenna offers a few other texts to check out in the same vein.

Duration:00:46:56

Chapter 4 - Before I Fall

12/11/2018
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This week's "Chapter" is a doozy! Brenna and Joe struggle through Lauren Oliver's breakout 2010 novel Before I Fall and the 2017 film adaptation of the same name by Ry Russo-Young. Tackling questions about likability, white privilege, redemption arcs, the financial viability of killing your protagonist and a quick discussion of Vancouver housing prices, this may just be the week that breaks Brenna!

Duration:00:44:22

Excerpt A. Interview with Kevin T. Johns

12/4/2018
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Part of HKHSPod's mandate is to highlight the work of Canadian YA Lit writers. In this exclusive interview, Joe is joined by Kevin T. Johns, writing coach and author, to discuss his work, his influences and why Drew Goddard should option his book for a movie.

Duration:00:34:03

Chapter 3 - To All The Boys I've Loved Before

12/4/2018
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After abuse and zombies, Brenna and Joe are psyched to dive into the adorably sweet love life of Lara Jean Song, the heroine of Jenny Han’s 2014 book To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and the 2018 film adaptation by Susan Johnson. Come along for the frank discussion of POC representation, how the two texts balance the family vs romance storylines and heartthrob ‎Noah Centineo (of course!)

Duration:00:46:09

Chapter 2 - Warm Bodies

11/27/2018
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It’s time for a Zombie Rom Com! Brenna and Joe tackle Isaac Marion’s 2010 book Warm Bodies and Jonathan Levine’s 2013 film adaptation of the same name to discover which one has an obsession with penises and which one can’t help but conform to typical action finale shoot-outs.

Duration:00:27:52

Chapter 1 - The Perks of Being A Wallflower

11/27/2018
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Welcome to the inaugural outing of Hazel & Katniss & Harry & Starr! Brenna and Joe tackle Stephen Chobsky’s 1999 coming of age novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and his 2012 film of the same name. Marvel at the heaps of misery loaded onto these young teens, lament the excised abortion plot in the film and join us in our first ever round of YA Bingo!

Duration:00:44:54

Preface to Chapter 1

11/20/2018
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Join Brenna and Joe as they embark on a wild podcast odyssey into the world of YA literature, their filmic adaptations and everything in between. In this bonus episode, we introduce ourselves, explain our history together and elaborate on all of the tawdry details about why YA texts mean so much to us (all while trying to limit the number of times we say “um” and “like”). It’s going to be a wild ride, so strap yourself in

Duration:00:21:39