Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

  • 01:06

    #134 Fireside Chat: This is Not a Game?

    in Books

    Has fan reaction been so unified against the song, “This is Not a Game,” the conglomeration of The Chemical Brothers, Miguel, and Lorde? We will also talk about the majestic new TV spot, “Most Anticipated Event,” that has dazzled many HD screens and the District Voices campaign.


    Do you like “This is Not a Game?” What did you think of the TV spot? Don’t hold back — speak your mind in the comments section! on our website!

  • 01:24

    #28 Fireside Chat: The Power Hour

    in Books

    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.

  • 01:12

    #135 Fireside Chat: We Have a Lot to Discuss

    in Books

    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!

  • 01:25

    #131 Fireside Chat: Trailer Bash 5

    in Books

    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

    in Books

    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!

    in Books

    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!

  • 01:26

    #125 Fireside Chat: Bigger but Better?

    in Books

    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.)

  • 01:01

    #133 Fireside Chat: Orange Backpack, Yellow Flicker Beat

    in Books

    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

    #100 Fireside Chat: The Centennial

    in Books

    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.

  • 00:38

    #101 Fireside Chat: Leftovers

    in Books

    In Episode 101 of Fireside Chat, we finish answering the questions you submitted last week about us, the show, etc. We also briefly chat about our 100 Things to Do Before Catching Fire video and the 100th Episode Celebration Giveaway that we're currently running. We go on to discuss some random "news-but-not-really-news" items: Rebel Wilson's possible Mockingjay role, Willow Shields' pronunciation of Johanna's name, the appearance of Victor's Village in The Hunger Games Adventures, and the possibility of Jennifer Lawrence being included on the TIME 100 list. (ANNOUNCEMENT: At some point on Tuesday afternoon, the Capitol hacked into our Fireside Chat databases and erased the last 30 minutes of this episode because they believed our Rebel Wilson discussion was actually about a rebel named Wilson. We have not yet found a way to recover the lost audio, so our conversations about Jennifer Lawrence's TIME 100 nomination and the representation of Victor's Village in The Hunger Games Adventures are, sadly, lost forever.)

  • 00:59

    #120 Fireside Chat: Atlas Plugged

    in Books

    In Episode 120 of Fireside Chat, we share our thoughts on Coldplay's "Atlas," the first song released from the Catching Fire soundtrack. Please leave a comment on our website and let us know what you think about the song! We also talk about our third bit of Mockingjay casting news: Evan Ross is Messalla! Lastly, we chat about the 20 new Catching Fire character images that were released at The Hunger Games Explorer last Friday. Let us know which one is your favorite!

Join Host Live Chats

From the BTR Blog