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The #1 weekly Hunger Games podcast, hosted by Adam Spunberg and Savanna New, along with the top fan sites on the web. Listen LIVE every Monday at 10pm ET. www.HGFiresideChat.com

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    • 4.2 • 95 Ratings

The #1 weekly Hunger Games podcast, hosted by Adam Spunberg and Savanna New, along with the top fan sites on the web. Listen LIVE every Monday at 10pm ET. www.HGFiresideChat.com

    #140 Fireside Chat: The Reunion Show

    #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

    • 2 hr 2 min
    #139 Fireside Chat: New York Super Week, Live from the Exhibition!

    #139 Fireside Chat: New York Super Week, Live from the Exhibition!

    In a tremendously exciting episode, the Hunger Games Fireside Chat will be broadcasting live from the Hunger Games Exhibition at Discovery Times Square, as part of New York Super Week. Host Adam Spunberg will be joined by Ariel Birdoff and Kim Denny-Ryder as on-site fans ask questions and take part in some Hunger Games trivia.

    See details for the event, which takes place Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 7:30-9:30 p.m., by clicking here! 

    Leave comments for us to discuss on the show and see the full episode info on our website, here!

    • 1 hr 45 min
    #138 Fireside Chat: Uninhibited Exhibitionism!

    #138 Fireside Chat: Uninhibited Exhibitionism!

    Some of us were lucky enough to attend an early preview of The Hunger Games Exhibition at Discovery Times Square, featuring an amazing collection of costumes, props, and interactive features from The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay: Part 1. Now, the exhibit is open to everyone!

    We are extremely excited to share our experience with all of you, in addition to covering all the news related to the exhibition. We will also have a very special guest: Dean O’Carroll, author of The Humor Games, a friendly parody of The Hunger Games series. See more info here, and read a big selection of the play here. You won’t want to miss this one!

    We are eager to hear what you think about the exhibition and The Humor Games — and to answer any questions you might have — so please leave a comment on our website!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #137 Fireside Chat: Trailer Bash 6

    #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 what an extraordinary franchise this has become and how wonderful it has been to be part of this fandom. How could we not be touched by the tweets from Nina Jacobson and Francis Lawrence? This has been our journey almost as much as it has been theirs, and we hope you jump on board for the final stretch.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    #136 Fireside Chat: We Saw Mockingjay Part 1!

    #136 Fireside Chat: We Saw Mockingjay Part 1!

    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!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    #135 Fireside Chat: We Have a Lot to Discuss

    #135 Fireside Chat: We Have a Lot to Discuss

    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!

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

Asdfghjklpoyfvvyygdfvygbkov ,

Meh okay

I think that this podcast is pretty good except for all the fuzz while the hosts or people are talking.

lallalaponys ,

I cannot listen to this podcast only the latest episode

I think your podcast is good but I cannot listen to it because of my device for some reason it gives me an error message... please try to fix this because if you fix this I will become a fan.. I’m not a fan rn because it literally doesn’t work if you guys get a chance please fix this otherwise when I read all of the last book i will listen to your latest episode! But sorry for the bad review idk what is going on with this podcast not working.. otherwise it’s fine 😌

illgmkeanedu ,

These reviews: why don't they seem to do paragraph separation?

As a relatively new tribute (reaped into the fandom January 2015), I imagined it would be interesting to go back and listen to the THG podcasts, most of which had been recorded primarily during the 2011-2013 period. (Jabberjays.net's JabberCast is the only one that continued through and reacted to Mockingjay: Part 2, so I was able to keep up and interact with that site on the regular from last year onward, providing feedback.) Alas, I wasn't terribly impressed by any of them.

This one...is fun to hear when the hosts & panelists are joking and goofing around and playing games. It's by far the lengthiest podcast, and as much a mixed bag as the others...lots of thumbs-up and thumbs-down. Many interesting discussions and good thoughts, but even more with which I vehemently disagreed. That in itself isn't horrible; disagreement and debate can be invigorating and beneficial for any rich, vital fandom. This elicited strong negative responses from me more often than I'd have liked, though. On the positive side, the hosts and panelists tried to be polite in sharing their opinions and thoughts. Everybody was definitely trying to do an entertaining, civil, informative show.

Thankfully they didn't screw up facts and pronunciations quite as often as others did; they were considerably more knowledgeable. I did very generously award a second star to the Nightlock podcast in response to a couple of ideas expressed in its first couple of episodes (since these things play in reverse order, backtracking through time.) Here, it was tough to decide. Were the plus sides & thumbs-ups & excellent points sufficient to compensate for everything that baffled, annoyed, and/or infuriated me? Since the show was technically well-researched and put-together, I decided to go with two. Despite the overcrowding, people talking over each other, and occasional poor audio quality/connections.

Now, I am extremely defensive and protective of my favorite character (Effie.) And I was dismayed, though not surprised, to find that they held the typical, casual, shallow, thoughtless, inconsiderate, superficial, unfair view of her. Their image is not mine AT ALL. To me she is the loveliest and most compelling, complex, wonderful, adorable, fantastic person in the entire tale. I could go on for hundreds of kilobytes about my understanding/interpretation of Effie, and it can be almost painful to hear things spoken of her which I couldn't find more wrong.

(Let's also note that Hayffie is the universe's most beautiful and poignant love story. The most unforgivable aspect of Part 2 was the failure to depict the guaranteed Hayffie wedding and kids in D12. There should have been an expanded conclusion/epilogue for closure and further improvement upon the book.)

Another note, in case this anyone ever actually sees this: It would behoove every tribute to check out the "Reading With a Vengeance" commentaries on this trilogy. (Tip: Use Chrome's "Speak-It" when you don't want to read, because those analyses are loooong; they really dig into every chapter.) They're harsh, but they're also smart and incisive, displaying critical reading & thinking skills well beyond most actual fans I've seen. I rarely agree with anything like this in its entirety, and this is no exception--but still, those writeups will always remain favorites.

P.S. It's Haymitch's bracelet, not Finnick's, and it's very important. Man, even the official coloring book labeled it "Finnick's bracelet," and I'm just like, "Grr...yeah, I know he's everybody's favorite after Katniss & Peeta, and I love him too, but let's get this straight." It was a gift from Effie that Haymitch only lent to Finnick so Katniss would recognize him as an ally.

P.P.S. The vegetarian who dislikes hunting? Yeah, YOU GO GIRL.

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