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Hunger Games Fireside Chat Podcast


Fireside Chat is an insanely wild, arena-esque, talk radio-style podcast dedicated to all things Hunger Games. The #1 weekly Hunger Games podcast, hosted by Adam Spunberg and Savanna New, along with the top fan sites on the web.

Fireside Chat is an insanely wild, arena-esque, talk radio-style podcast dedicated to all things Hunger Games. The #1 weekly Hunger Games podcast, hosted by Adam Spunberg and Savanna New, along with the top fan sites on the web.
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Fireside Chat is an insanely wild, arena-esque, talk radio-style podcast dedicated to all things Hunger Games. The #1 weekly Hunger Games podcast, hosted by Adam Spunberg and Savanna New, along with the top fan sites on the web.




#140 Fireside Chat: The Reunion Show

The Capitol stole our airwaves on March 23 when this show was supposed to happen, so let's come back with more fire and more bread than ever before! Monday, March 27


#137 Fireside Chat: Trailer Bash 6

Can you believe Mockingjay: Part 2 is just five months away? Neither can we. To all our old fans and future listeners, please join us as we do another one of our "famous" second-by-second, obsessive breakdowns of the new 'Mockingjay Part 2' trailer. We are absolutely salivating to know what YOU think about the new trailer, so please leave a comment on our website, and don't be afraid to express your feelings! In addition, we will talk/come to grips with the end of shooting, reflecting on...


#129 Fireside Chat: The Week of 'Catching Fire'

Catching Fire Week is finally here! Can you believe it? We certainly can't! We'll be seeing Catching Fire on Monday, November 18, which is why this episode has been scheduled for the following night (Tuesday the 19th). We'll spend the entirety of Episode 129 offering up as spoiler-free a review as possible, sharing our initial impressions and reactions and letting you know what to expect! If you have any specific questions about the film that you'd like us to answer during Episode 129,...


#116 Fireside Chat: Trailer Bash 3

In Episode 116 of Fireside Chat, we kick things off with a very brief recap of some of the Hunger Games-related events at Comic-Con. We then spend the rest of the show doing a second-by-second analysis and discussion of the new Catching Fire trailer, which debuted on Saturday at Comic-Con and online at Yahoo! Movies. Be sure to leave a comment at our website and let us know what you think of the new trailer after you watch it!


#115 Fireside Chat: Victors Eat Fresh

In Episode 115 of Fireside Chat, we talk about Lionsgate's new partnership with Subway and whether or not we support it, given the content of the Hunger Games trilogy. We also discuss and analyze the brand new still released in Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con 2013 preview issue! This new image has given us our very first glimpse of some of the other victors in-character, which is quite exciting. And lastly, we discuss the OTHER new still which was released exclusively at Yahoo! today....


#47 Fireside Chat: All the President's Tributes - Feb 21,2012

In Episode 47 of Fireside Chat, we talk about the new scenes featured in the latest TV spots (Katniss shooting the apple, the Gamemakers in the control room, etc.) and the finalized (hopefully) track list for The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond. We also share our thoughts on the miniature figurines that hit Walgreens shelves this week and celebrate Presidents Day with a fun, President Snow-themed game. Start brushing up on your presidential trivia! The Hunger Games | Hunger...


#43 Fireside Chat: Fire is Catching - Jan 22,2012

In Episode 43 of Fireside Chat -- a special 43-minute, Saturday night edition of the show -- we weigh in on the "new new" still of Katniss and Peeta in their chariot outfits, discuss the final poster featuring Katniss aiming an arrow, and chat about WizKids upcoming line of collectible figurines/action figures and new games (the District 12 strategy game and Jabberjay trading card game). We also play one round of "The Sound of Hunger" and challenge our panelists to "guess the district"...


#42 Fireside Chat: Haymitch Slumps on a Couch - Jan 17,2012

The storm is here! In Episode 42 of Fireside Chat, we kick off the show by recapping/discussing ALL of the amazing news from this past week: the new still of Effie, Haymitch, and Katniss that was released by The Daily Blam on Sunday, Lionsgates $412.5 million purchase of Summit, Suzanne Collins executive producer status, and the unveiling of (what do we think about Lionsgates beauty-centric marketing tactics?). We then do an interview round-up and share our favorite...


#40 Fireside Chat: The Year of 'The Hunger Games' - Jan 03,2012

In Episode 40 of Fireside Chat -- our first episode of 2012 -- we celebrate the new year by taking a look back: In addition to discussing our Top 5 Hunger Games Moments from 2011, we play short clips from old episodes that correspond to the memorable events on our list. We also share the Top 5 Most Ridiculous Hunger Games Moments of 2011 (as chosen by us) and look ahead to what many have already dubbed "The Year of The Hunger Games." Happy New Year!The Hunger Games | Hunger Games |...


#39 Fireside Chat: Safe & Sound - Dec 27,2011

In Episode 39 of Fireside Chat, we begin by discussing "Safe & Sound," a song that country singer Taylor Swift wrote and recorded with The Civil Wars that will be appearing on one of the Hunger Games soundtrack albums. We also briefly address the news that indie bands Arcade Fire and The Decemberists will also be contributing songs to this "companion album." We spend the latter half of the show talking to some VERY special guests: the mayors that YOU elected to represent you and your...


#38 Fireside Chat: A Piece in Their Games - Dec 20,2011

In Episode 38 of Fireside Chat, we discuss Thursdays #HungerGames100 puzzle hunt and analyze the incredible new movie poster that was revealed after all 100 pieces -- which had been scattered across the web -- were assembled. We also talk about the trailer music mystery (which has now been solved!) and our "100 Things to Do Before The Hunger Games Opens" video. We share our thoughts on Mainstay Productions second Finnick and Annie short and explore a couple of listener-submitted Crackpot...


#37 Fireside Chat: Fannie - Dec 13,2011

In Episode 37 of Fireside Chat, we talk about the line of Capitol-inspired nail polish that China Glaze will be releasing in conjunction with the film and discuss TheFABlife.coms recent interview with Scholastic editor David Levithan about the dystopian trend in YA literature. Why is this dark genre so popular right now and what does that say about our society? We also chat about Mainstay Pros first Finnick and Annie short with the help of Shylah Addante, who wrote the screenplays for the...


#36 Fireside Chat: The Chronicles of Katnia - Dec 06,2011

In Episode 36 of Fireside Chat, we share our thoughts on what was probably the biggest news story of the week: the potential merger of Lionsgate and Summit. If it happens, how will this merger affect the future of the Hunger Games film franchise? In light of tonights BREAKING NEWS, we talk about James Newton Howard, who will be replacing Danny Elfman as the films composer. At 10:30 or so, we interview the brilliant creators of The Katniss Chronicles, an unofficial audio drama based on The...


#35 Fireside Chat: Schmoes on Ice - Nov 29,2011

In Episode 35 of Fireside Chat, in addition to our regular line-up of fan site representatives and other Hunger Games experts, were joined by four amazing guest panelists: the Schmoes Know guys (noted film critics who cater their reviews to us "regular folk"), Sarah Brannen (childrens author and illustrator) and Tim Koleto (up and coming figure skater and passionate Hunger Games fan). We kick off the show by discussing the new still of Haymitch, Cinna, and Peeta that was released in the...


#34 Fireside Chat: Twilight and Parody - Nov 22,2011

In Episode 34 of Fireside Chat, we speak to someone who has NEVER read The Hunger Games and get his feedback on the new theatrical trailer. In light of the release of Breaking Dawn - Part 1 this weekend, we examine the Twilight phenomenon as it relates to The Hunger Games: Why does the public/the media constantly compare the two series, when theyre so totally different? Will The Hunger Games surpass Twilight in ticket sales and popularity? Lastly, well interview the hilarious authors of...


#33 Fireside Chat: Trailer Bash - Nov 15,2011

In Episode 33 of Fireside Chat, we celebrate a momentous event that we have spent endless months waiting for: the world premiere of the full-length Hunger Games trailer! Representatives from all of the top fan sites join us for a full discussion and second-by-second analysis of the trailer the night of its debut on Good Morning America. You wont want to miss this historic episode!The Hunger Games | Hunger Games | Good Morning America | trailer | Lionsgate


#32 Fireside Chat: The Hungry Games - Nov 08,2011

In Episode 32 of Fireside Chat, we weigh in on the cast photos and interviews in the December 2011 issue of Vanity Fair and also react to Woody Harrelsons recent interview about his "unconventional" interpretation of Haymitch. Many seem to think that hes reinventing the character and breaking canon; what do you think? We also interview Emily Ansara Baines, author of The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook. We conclude the show with a sneak preview of Panem World and discuss The Lottery, a short...


#31 Fireside Chat: Are You Not Entertained!? - Nov 02,2011

In Episode 31 of Fireside Chat, we look at the latest movie-related news as well as bring you Panem October and TheCapitol.PN updates with the help of some special guests... We also interview Kristen Zimmer, creator of the Hunger Games Electronica Project, and talk to her about Redux: Music of Panem Remixed (a collaboration with Sam Cushion, who also joins us). The focus of the episode is a discussion of "real life" Hunger Games, from Mayan football and Roman gladiatoral games to an old Fox...


#30.5 Fireside Chat: Poster Palooza - Oct 29,2011

In this special Friday night edition of Fireside Chat, we discuss, analyze, contemplate, and gush about the Hunger Games character posters that were released to the public on Thursday, October 29, 2011. What do we think about Effies garish look? How do we feel about Haymitchs long blond hair? Listen and find out!The Hunger Games | Hunger Games | Woody Harrelson | Lionsgate | Katniss Everdeen


#30 Fireside Chat: Occupy the Capitol - Oct 25,2011

In Episode 30 of Fireside Chat, we discuss all the latest Hunger Games-related news (or lack thereof), including Jackie Emerson and Dayo Okeniyis Sunday afternoon livestream with fans. We also weigh in on a recent article at Victors Village about casting and the "race card." Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, we talk about economic disparity in Panem as compared to present-day economic inequality in the United States. We conclude with a new game called The Sound of Hunger.The...