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“Happy Panem Independence Day!”

Episode 14 of the Hunger Games Fireside Chat podcast aired live this Tuesday, July 5, at 10pm ET/7pm PT!  This week, our panel of experts included some of our fabulous friends from The HobDown with the Capitol, and We were also joined by Sam Cushion of I Am the Mockingjay and District Tribute, Natalie Zutter of Crushable, Avery of The Capitol is Watching, Alyssa of the F*** Yeah District 9, Jennifer Canzoneri of Smart Pop Books, and Ariel Birdoff, children’s publishing expert, lead singer of Madam Pince and the Librarians, and blogger extraordinaire. In addition to discussing the latest movie-related news, here’s how we celebrated Panem Independence Day:

  • We revealed the TOP THREE ANTHEMS in our Panem Anthem contest and tell you how to vote for the winner!
  • We shared the Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Independence Day in Panem.
  • We discussed: WHAT IF everyone had sided with Coin and agreed to more Hunger Games with the Capitol’s children? Could the world of The Hunger Games actually exist?
  • We also delved into some Snow and politically themed Crackpot Theories and introduce a new segment that you won’t want to miss — trust us!

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Follow this week’s participants on Twitter:
Adam Spunberg (Host): @AdamSpunberg
Savanna New (Co-Host/Producer): @MlleNouveau
Down with the Capitol: @HungerGamesDWTC
The Hob: @TheHobOrg
Crystal Watanabe/ @pikko/@mockingjaynet
Ariel Birdoff: @Madam_Pince
Sam Cushion: @sam_cushion@panemrebels
Natalie Zutter/Crushable: @nataliezutter/@crushabledotcom
The Capitol is Watching: @UncoveringPanem
F*** Yeah District 9: @fyeahdistrict9
Jennifer Canzoneri/Smart Pop Books: @SmartPopYA/@smartpopbooks