#8 Fireside Chat: It's Kind of a Dystopian Story - Part 2 Monday 23 May, 2011

“It’s Kind of a Dystopian Story – Part 2”

Click here to listen to Episode 8, or use the embedded player below!

Episode 8 of the Hunger Games Fireside Chat podcast aired May 23, 2011! This week, our panel of experts included some of our fabulous friends from The HobDown with the Capitol, and The Hunger Games Trilogy Fansite. We were also joined by Sam Cushion of I Am the Mockingjay and District Tribute, Kat Rosenfield of MTV’s Hollywood Crush blog, Natalie Zutter of Crushable, and Ariel Birdoff, children’s publishing expert and lead singer of Madam Pince and the Librarians.

We had a lot to talk about this week, given the casting of Portia and Octavia and Jennifer Lawrence’s appearances on the cover of Entertainment Weekly and at Late Show and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! Here’s what went down:

– As always, we kicked off the show with the latest Hunger Games-related news.
– At 10:15, we were joined by Susan Shan, a sports writer, avid Hunger Games fan, and the Mockingjay of her industry.
– At 10:25, Ned Vizzini, author of It’s Kind of a Funny Story, called in to talk about his contribution to The Girl Who Was on Fire, a compelling (and oft-hilarious) essay entitled “Reality Hunger.”
– At 10:40, the force behind The Capitol is Watching updated us on the rebellion brewing in the districts of Panem.
– At 10:50, Stacy from Girls in the Stacks gave us some updates on BookExpo America.
– At about 70 minutes into the show, listen to us react (hilariously) in real-time when it is announced that Lenny Kravitz will be playing our favorite gold eyeliner-sporting stylist.

Chat throughout the live show on Twitter, using our hashtag #HGFiresideChat. Maybe we’ll mention you on the air!

Follow this week’s participants on Twitter:
Adam Spunberg (Host): @AdamSpunberg
Savanna New (Co-Host/Producer): @MlleNouveau
The Hob: @TheHobOrg
Down with the Capitol: @HungerGamesDWTC
The Hunger Games Trilogy Fansite: @HGT_Fansite
Sam Cushion: @sam_cushion (@panemrebels)
Kat Rosenfield: @hollywoodcrush (@katrosenfield)
Natalie Zutter: @crushabledotcom (@nataliezutter)
Ariel Birdoff: @Madam_Pince
Susan Shan: @Susan_Shan
Ned Vizzini: Will not join Twitter until he has 5,000 friends on Facebook!
The Capitol is Watching: @UncoveringPanem
Girls in the Stacks: @girlsinthestack

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  • […] inspired by Ned Vizzini’s essay of the same name. We interviewed Ned about his essay on Episode 8 if you’d like to hear his thoughts on the role of media/reality TV in The Hunger […]

  • […] Adam and I often speak of this moment, so I feel like a bit of a broken record, but…on Episode 8, while we were doing the live show, Lionsgate announced that Lenny Kravitz had been cast as Cinna. […]

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