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Does time just keep slippin’ slippin’ slippin’ into the future? Are you starting to feel out of touch with the youth today? Catch up on the latest YA lit, games, and media, relive your dramatic teen years, enjoy animated rants about the struggles of adulthood, and spread out into stories that may not be teen lit, but are still fun to daydream about long after you put the book down.

Fellow Youths is hosted by Audrey, Ashley, and Nicole, three twenty-somethings desperately trying to keep up with the world, and is presented in partnership with the Ann Arbor District Library.

Contains explicit content.

Art by Shreyas Vangala

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Fellow Youths: Anya's Hosts

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:57pm

We discuss two bone-chilling comics about ghosts: Animus by Antoine Revoy and Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol. We talk about vengeful spirits, cursed playgrounds, stories with no endings, and how important it is to always pack a snack, just in case you end up spending the night trapped in a hole with a dead body. 

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Fellow Youths: An Apa A Day

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:34am

Get out your pom-poms and suspend your disbelief! This week we visit the town with PEP in CW's teen drama, Riverdale, a show that takes our favorite animated town and packs it with pink neon, pouty redheads, evil schemes, adults being creeps, teens being creeps, gangs, MURDER, and so much kissing it'll make you say, "AGAIN? Gross." 

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Fellow Youths: Giant vs. Hurricane

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 3:24pm

We cover a lot of ground in this one! We talk about periods, giant lore, and the struggle of finding pants that fit when you're 20 miles tall. You'll meet our new host, Ashley, and mourn the loss of Kathy to her new shiny adult job.

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Theme Music is “Nekozilla (LFZ Remix)” by Different Heaven.

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Fellow Youths: Strange the Dreamer

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:52pm

In which we mostly stay on-topic about Laini Taylor’s latest book, Strange the Dreamer, but also end up talking about the intricacies of tanning (or not), potential latent god-powers, and discuss our Pottermore patronuses.

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Theme Music is “Nekozilla (LFZ Remix)” by Different Heaven.

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Fellow Youths: Haikyu

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 1:17pm

In this episode we get to finally meet Audrey's volleyball children in the anime Haikyu!! by Haruichi Furudate. This anime has opened the hearts of Nicole, Audrey, and unfortunately for Kathy, Kathy's boyfriend. Tune in to hear Kathy's incandescent rage. Check It Out! Theme Music is “Nekozilla (LFZ Remix)” by Different Heaven.

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Fellow Youths: Shadowshaper

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 2:45pm

What could be more fun than Daniel José Older’s story of an Afro-Puerto Rican teenager in Brooklyn navigating a whole new world of magic while dealing with the endless machismo of real life? Apparently discussing how to make glue from scratch and the numerous downsides of wearing leather pants if this episode’s tangents have any say in the matter.

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Theme Music is “Nekozilla (LFZ Remix)” by Different Heaven.

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Fellow Youths: Life is Strange

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:43pm

Ever wanted to go back in time like ten minutes and not embarrass yourself? This week the trio explore the popular game, Life is Strange, where you can control time and alter the course of a small town (or not). Turns out it’s a hard “not” for Audrey and Kathy. Also discussed: how to spot a video game sociopath, what your actions in video games say about you as a person, and Nicole’s continual exasperation at Audrey and Kathy.

Theme Music is “Nekozilla (LFZ Remix)” by Different Heaven

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Fellow Youths: The Song of the Lioness

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:02am

This episode, we are all in the hands of our goddess, Tamora Pierce, as we discuss her first two books ever, from the Song of the Lioness Quartet. Do you like when we talk about periods? Listen. Do you like like when we talk about hotties with bodies? Listen. Do you like magical animal companions? Listen. Do you like angry red haired children? Listen. Do you like when Audrey gets incredibly embarrassed by compliments? Definitely listen.

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Theme Music is “Nekozilla (LFZ Remix)” by Different Heaven

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Fellow Youths: Akata Witch

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:00am

“Just write ‘The Nigerian Harry Potter’ and be done. That blurb is everywhere” - Nicole. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor is a seriously great leap into middle-grade/YA fiction to the point where Kathy becomes an incoherent, high-pitched, squealing mess. We also harangue each other about what our worst qualities are, so you know. Mad upbeat.

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Theme Music is “Nekozilla (LFZ Remix)” by Different Heaven

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Fellow Youths: Caraval

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 8:00am

Oh boy! Be sure to listen to this episode if you want to hear the one time Kathy is the calm voice of reason to Audrey and Nicole’s UNYIELDING ANGER about this book. There’s a sinister carnival, supposed “magic”, bland love interests, and many, many unfulfilled literary expectations in Caraval by Stephanie Garber.

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Theme Music is “Nekozilla (LFZ Remix)” by Different Heaven