• 01:12

    #135 Fireside Chat: We Have a Lot to Discuss

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    Well, the title of this episode says it all. There are premieres happening, new TV spots, stills exploding across the internet, interviews galore. There’s so much to talk about, we’re not even going to structure it. This episode will be an ABSOLUTE FREE-FOR-ALL!

    How do you feel about the world premiere being in London again? Are you excited for the movie?? Tell us in the comments on our website!

  • 01:13

    #25 Fireside Chat: Unscripted

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    To commemorate our 25th episode, we bring you the first ever HUNGER GAMES FIRESIDE CHAT: UNSCRIPTED. We have absolutely no plan or agenda for Episode 25. We do, however, have a grab bag full of listener-submitted questions, discussion topics, Crackpot Theories, What Ifs?, Would You Rathers?, and even a few Cave, Marry, Kills. We choose topics from the grab bag at random and discuss, debate, and speculate!

  • 01:25

    #131 Fireside Chat: Trailer Bash 5

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    In a bombastic return to the airwaves, we do one of our "famous" second-by-second, obsessive breakdowns of the new 'Mockingjay Part I' trailer. We are dying to know what YOU think about the new trailer, so please leave a comment on our website, and don't hold back! In addition, we discuss Luly's piece on whether there's a lack of critical discussion in the fandom today.

  • 01:14

    #132 Fireside Chat: How Things Have Changed

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    Our love for the Hunger Games franchise may have withstood the test of time, but we have all gone through several transformations, both as participants and as spectators. The same can be said for certain characters in the story, such as Effie, and in this episode, we juxtapose our own changes with those of the characters. We are eager to know what YOU think about the changes within the fandom, so please leave a comment on our website! In addition, we will continue our discussion of Luly's piece on whether there's a lack of critical discussion in the fandom today.

  • 01:30

    #136 Fireside Chat: We Saw Mockingjay Part 1!

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    What are we going to talk about? The movie OF COURSE! We’ll share our thoughts on how true to the text it was, on the acting, on the directing, on the cinematography, and on anything else we can possibly discuss. We’ll also talk about the box office performance, which has been below the first two films but still nothing to be ashamed of.

    WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE MOVIE?? Share it all in the comments on our website!

  • 01:01

    #133 Fireside Chat: Orange Backpack, Yellow Flicker Beat

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    The Hunger Games franchise has been synonymous with many colors. President Snow’s white roses. District 12’s black coal mines. Katniss’s orange backpack, which we have popularized on this show in the past. Now, we add Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat” to the spectrum and discuss the quality of its hue. We are chomping at the bit to know what YOU think about Lorde's song, so please leave a comment on our website!

  • 01:24

    #28 Fireside Chat: The Power Hour

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    In Episode 28 of Fireside Chat, we kick off the show by talking to Amie of HG Girl on Fire about her miraculous run-in with longtime crush Josh Hutcherson. Next, we discuss the latest Panem October-related news and weigh in on Woody Harrelson's self-described "comedic approach" to Haymitch. We also discuss the District 5 seal at TheCapitol.PN and the fact that it hints at the presence of nuclear power in Panem. On a similar note, we wonder why District 13 had been developing nuclear weapons before the Dark Days. We conclude with Pick a Page and Cave, Marry, Kill.

  • 01:26

    #125 Fireside Chat: Bigger but Better?

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    In Episode 125 of Fireside Chat, we compare the first film in the Hunger Games franchise with what we've seen of Catching Fire thus far. With its bigger budget, improved CGI (Weta, anyone?), and reassuring quotes/decisions from director Francis Lawrence, it seems as though we're in store for something truly grand come November 22. Some even believe that Catching Fire has the power to surpass $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales. But is bigger necessarily better? In recent weeks, many fans have been quick to praise Lawrence while being very vocally negative about Gary Ross and The Hunger Games. Is this fair? How have our own opinions of the first movie changed since March of 2012? We discuss.
    (Of course, we also want to know what you think. So leave a comment on our website with your thoughts on the topic and let us know if/how your perceptions of The Hunger Games and Gary Ross have changed now that you've gotten a good taste of what to expect from Francis Lawrence.)

  • 00:58

    #127 Fireside Chat: Unscripted 11.0

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    Since our last unscripted episode wasn't quite as unscripted as we'd hoped given the new Catching Fire TV spot and TheCapitol.PN relaunch, we figured we might as well have a little fun before the premiere next week! We'll spend the whole night pulling all sorts of thought-provoking and crazy topics out of our trusty grab bag/topic cornucopia. We'll also briefly chat about our experience interviewing Sam Claflin and Jena Malone on Sunday. Update: Did we jinx ourselves or something? Subway just unveiled another new Catching Fire TV spot set to "We Remain" by Christina Aguilera and...oh, the feels! As we write this, we're still teary-eyed. Mags! Johanna! So, yes, we will absolutely be discussing this new TV spot. Update #2: Below you'll find a list of all the topics we pulled from our grab bag! - From Marce: Do you think if Peeta hadn't been hijacked that he and Katniss would have been together from that point forward? - From Satsuma: If Peeta hadn't been reaped for the Games, would he have volunteered?  - From Anonymous: Where is Cinna from? The Capitol? District 8? District 12? - From 4LoveIsStronger: If you could spend a whole day with a tribute from the 75th Hunger Games (excluding Katniss and Peeta), who would it be?

  • 01:02

    #124 Fireside Chat: Unscripted 10.0

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    We haven't done an unscripted show since July, so we figured it was time for another one! In Episode 124 of Fireside Chat, we spend the first few minutes chatting about the newly relaunched TheCapitol.PN and how it compares to last year's version. We also talk about THE NEW CATCHING FIRE TV SPOT which debuted online tonight on Walmart's Facebook page. And then, in lieu of a planned agenda, we spend the rest of the evening pulling all sorts of thought-provoking and crazy topics out of our trusty grab bag/topic cornucopia. If you'd like to submit a topic or share your thoughts on TheCapitol.PN and the new TV spot, just leave a comment on our website.   Update! Topics we pulled out tonight: - What would the characters from the trilogy dress up as for Halloween (if they celebrated)? - If you could swap two members of the cast (and have them switch roles), who would they be? - If any place on Earth could be used for a filming location, what would have been the best place to shoot? - Buttercup is now orange (like he should be)!  

  • 01:24

    #100 Fireside Chat: The Centennial

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    In Episode 100 of Fireside Chat, we celebrate our 100th episode and the one-year anniversary of the first film's theatrical release. We look back at some of our favorite Fireside Chat moments and guests, answer YOUR questions, play a fun Jeopardy-style trivia game that pits our panelists against each other, and reexamine our feelings about the movie now that we've had a year to properly digest it. If you'd like to submit a question about the show, about us, or about our panelists, click here and leave a comment on our promo.

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