Penguin Teen’s “We Are YA” Podcast – New Episodes Daily

Hosted by Anna Borges, a mental health journalist formerly at Buzzfeed, senior editor at Self Magazine, and author of The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care, We Are YA can help keep teens company in these days of social distancing.

On this podcast, young adult authors speak their minds, dig into sensitive topics, and reflect on the social media zeitgeist. We Are YA creates a safe space where authors can have honest, thoughtful conversations about sensitive topics. The show is available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/39sLmZX), Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Anchor (https://anchor.fm/we-are-ya/).

“We Are YA provides a platform for real, nuanced conversations and the freedom to explore sensitive topics. YA books are longer than 280 characters. Conversations about YA should be too,” says Alex Garber, director of Digital Marketing at Penguin Random House. “Securing Anna Borges as our host was a real win for us. She was able to approach these conversations from so many different angles that led to revelatory, moving exchanges and some surprisingly funny moments as well.”

“I’m a journalist who also happens to be obsessed with YA, so getting to dive into the tough stuff with the brilliant authors of the community was not a chance I was about to pass up,” says Borges, “plus, there are so many important conversations happening on social media about YA right now, and authors need a space to weigh in without worrying about sticking to a character count.”

Follow @PenguinTeen for the latest episode announcements.