This is the first post in a new series of entries, unimaginatively labelled Podcasts. For the last four to five months I have been appearing on a local radio program called Sci-fi and Squeam on Joy 94.9. The show is based loosely around the themes of science-fiction and horror (hence the squeam) in popular culture; however, we discuss a range of topics topics from the spaced-out and squeamish, to the fun and fantastical. We sometimes delve into the world of transmedia and nearly always visit the wonderful world of fandom. Its fun, geeky, analytical and always entertaining. The first podcast is from this weeks show, which aired at 10pm Tuesday night, EST. In this episode, we aim our quivering bows at YA (young adult) fiction and its recent popularity in mainstream media. WARNING: rated H for hormonal content and teenage hysteria.