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Tuesday 21 March, 2017

#140 Fireside Chat: The Reunion Show

To mark the fifth anniversary of the theatrical release of The Hunger Games, we’re gathering as many of our old fansite friends as we can for an extra special reunion episode! We hope you’ll join us for this trip down memory lane.

Wednesday 10 June, 2015

#137 Fireside Chat: Trailer Bash 6

To old fans and future listeners, join us for our latest second-by-second, obsessive breakdown of the new Mockingjay Part 2 trailer!

Monday 24 November, 2014

#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 everything Mockingjay Part 1-related we possibly can!

Monday 25 November, 2013

#130 Fireside Chat: 'Catching Fire' Ignites the World

After over a year of waiting, Catching Fire is out for the world to see! We discuss the film in-depth and look at box office numbers.

Friday 22 November, 2013

Exclusive: Interview with Francis Lawrence at Tennessee Screening

On behalf of Hunger Games Fireside Chat, Hunter Phillips attended the Tennessee Benefit Screening of Catching Fire and interviewed Francis Lawrence. Check out his thoughts and video!

Monday 18 November, 2013

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

Catching Fire Week is finally here! We offer up a spoiler-free review of the film, sharing our initial reactions and impressions after our Monday night viewing.

Sunday 10 November, 2013

#128 Fireside Chat: The World is Watching 2.0

Catching Fire world premiere madness, new clips, and why we think a Hunger Games theme park is the worst idea ever.

Sunday 20 October, 2013

#125 Fireside Chat: Bigger but Better?

We compare the first movie to what we’ve seen of Catching Fire so far and discuss the recent Gary Ross-directed negativity.

Wednesday 14 August, 2013

#118 Fireside Chat: Highlights

Highlights from Episode 118, including our discussions of Francis Lawrence’s “man Peeta up” comment and Coldplay’s contribution to the Catching Fire soundtrack.

Monday 12 August, 2013

#118 Fireside Chat: Is Peeta Man Enough?

Peeta is being “manned up” for the movies, and fans aren’t too happy about it. How do we feel? We also discuss soundtrack news!

Sunday 16 June, 2013

#110 Fireside Chat: Highlights

Highlights from Episode 110, including our thoughts on Prim’s fate and what we’ve seen of Francis Lawrence’s directing so far.

Saturday 08 June, 2013

#110 Fireside Chat: Unscripted 8.0

It’s time for another unscripted episode! We spend the evening pulling all sorts of listener-submitted topics out of our grab bag.

Sunday 03 February, 2013

#94 Fireside Chat: The Cut's Out of the Bag

We weigh in on the decision to cut Bonnie, Twill, and Darius from Catching Fire, and take the series epilogue from page to screen.

Wednesday 07 November, 2012

#83 Fireside Chat: Highlights

Highlights from Episode 83, including our thoughts on Francis Lawrence directing the Mockingjay films and elections in Panem.

Sunday 04 November, 2012

#83 Fireside Chat: Four More Years?

We talk about Francis Lawrence directing the Mockingjay films and discuss several political topics in honor of Election Day.

Monday 10 September, 2012

Win a 'Catching Fire' Set Visit!

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has officially started production! To celebrate, Lionsgate is holding a “global set visit sweepstakes.” May the odds be ever in your favor!

Friday 22 June, 2012

#63 Fireside Chat: Highlights

Highlights from Episode 63, including our thoughts on some of the latest casting rumors as well as part of our “must-have Catching Fire scenes” discussion!

Monday 18 June, 2012

#63 Fireside Chat: Dear Francis

More Catching Fire news and casting rumors, our must-have scenes, and Casting Nightmares!

Saturday 28 April, 2012

#55 Fireside Chat: Highlights

Highlights from Episode 55, including part of our conversation about Francis Lawrence and Part 2 of our interview with Caroline Carpenter.

Sunday 22 April, 2012

#55 Fireside Chat: Lawrence Squared

We weigh in on Francis Lawrence (who was chosen last week to direct Catching Fire) and share Part 2 of our Caroline Carpenter interview.

Friday 20 April, 2012 Fan Sites on Francis Lawrence

Perri Nemiroff of invited the major fan sites (including us!) to weigh in on the news that Francis Lawrence will be directing Catching Fire. Find out what we had to say!