I’m so happy to be back in the regular rotation on the Hunger Games Fireside Chat every Monday. If you didn’t get a chance to tune in live, as always we’ve got the episode ready for you. Monday’s podcast was a fantastic mix of fan creators, which had us talking about if we could get into the right mindset to participate in a Hunger Games RPG, and how Britney Spears‘ songs sound much better when they have lyrics inspired by the series. There were also a few Crackpot Theories thrown out, with the biggest debate being over whether Peeta’s dad fathered Katniss’ strangely-blond sister Prim.
Since I had missed the big on-air concert a few episodes back, it was really fun to have Matt Bukaty and Edward Underhill, who are behind The Hunger Games Music Project: A mock soundtrack inspired by scenes in the book. The tracks are truly lovely; we listened to “Let the Games Begin!” (by Matt), which plays when Katniss is lifted into the Arena in her glass tube and surveys the other tributes right before the Games begin; and “A Lullaby for Rue” (by Ed), which set Suzanne Collins‘ lyrics to a haunting tune. Honestly, I would love to see Lionsgate snatch these guys up to work on the soundtrack!
Speaking of more tongue-in-cheek music, we also chatted about Luke Conard‘s hilarious parody of Britney’s “I Wanna Go” — with Peeta and Gale fighting over Katniss. The best line is, “I’ll ba-ake you pi-ies!”
But make sure you listen til the end for those Crackpot Theories I mentioned before. I won’t tell you all of my position on the “who’s Prim’s daddy?” debate, but I do say some judgmental things about Katniss’ mom.