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Into the Arena: Hunger Games Podcast

Into the Arena: Hunger Games Podcast

By Holly and Emily
Two tributes, Holly and Emily, go "back into the arena" in this Hunger Games podcast! Sparking the conversation, the memories, and the emotions of our favorite saga.
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Episode 37 - May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor! Effie Trinket Character Analysis

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Episode 40 - Fandom & Songwriting with Musical Artist Cherish Danae
Welcome back, tributes! This week we have a very special guest--our friend and singer/songwriter Cherish Danae! We talk all about writing fandom music and break down the lyrics of her Ballad inspired song 'Echo'! This is one you don't want to miss! Stream Cherish's music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/62xjr383vEgD2QSBLmHQTx  Follow Cherish on Instagram @cherishdanae @foreverjumpingthetl
54:34
June 26, 2022
Episode 39 - The Covey
Welcome back, tributes! This week Peggy Blue and Annabel Indigo discuss the Covey from The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes". Let's talk all about the 'flock' of our favorite band. We discuss their names, their backgrounds, and even question what happens to the Covey once Lucy Gray goes missing? Also, one of the Covey members makes it to Mockingjay! What is your Covey name? Share this and your thoughts with us on our social media: @intothearenapodcast!
44:40
June 12, 2022
Episode 38 - "Survivor" and The Hunger Games
Welcome back, tributes! This week we have a super fun episode for you brought to you from our good friends, Taylor and Chase! We discuss "Survivor" as an inspiration for our favorite trilogy! How does "The Hunger Games" compare to "Survivor"? Let's talk victors and all star seasons, a fight to the death and backstabbing, and more. How do we as audience members perpetuate competition and drama in reality televsion? We would like to thank our amazing guests for this week's discussion! What are your thoughts on this episode? Be sure to follow us on our social media platforms (@intothearenapodcast) and join us for our weekly live show Tribute Talk every Monday @ 6PM PST/9 PM EST on YouTube!
01:07:00
May 30, 2022
Episode 37 - May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor! Effie Trinket Character Analysis
Welcome back, tributes! This week Emily and Holly discuss one of the trilogy's most infamous characters, Effie Trinket. Join us for our discussion of our favorite Effie quotes, outfits, and moments. How does book Effie compare to movie Effie? What are our thoughts on Hayffie? Also, we will not rest until we find out who is Lucy Gray (could Effie Trinket be the first victor from District 12?). Share your thoughts on this episode (especially any Effie opinions) with us on our social media @intothearenapodcast ! Join us for Tribute Talk every Monday night live @6PM PST/9PM EST on YouTube, and stream the episodes after wherever you get your podcasts!
41:43
May 16, 2022
TRIBUTE TALK - 5.2.22 - Catching Fire Final Chapter & Ballad Release Date/Teaser Discussion!
Welcome back to Tribute Talk--our weekly live show where we talk about all things Hunger Games and are joined by fellow tributes! In this week's show we finish up our read though of Catching Fire with the final chapter discussion. Then we FINALLY get to jump into some exciting Ballad news! We talk all about our thoughts on the film's release date (Nov. 17th, 2023) and the teaser shown at CinemaCon. Join us as we analyze everything down to the last detail! Panelists on this week's show: Holly @acourtofbooksandfandom Taylor @t_steph94 Tina @101panem Jerry @hg_fanboy AJ @thehungergamescollector Emily @hungergamesvault Ceili @collectingpanem Chase Listen to Tribute Talk LIVE on the @intothearenapodcast YouTube channel every Monday night 6PM PST / 9PM EST and join the conversation!
49:28
May 11, 2022
Episode 36 - Hunger Games in the College Classroom: A Chat with Dr. Camisha Russell
Welcome back, tributes! On this week's episode we had the honor of talking with Dr. Camisha Russell. Dr. Russell is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Oregon, a professor of the course 'The Hunger Games and Social Philosophy". In the episode, we discuss how the trilogy can lead conversations on social theories and practices and reflect on current society and world situations. Dr. Russell discusses Katniss and care ethics, racial justice and inequality, and ethics in revolutionary practices. This episode is unlike any other we've had, and we were so grateful to have Dr. Russell on this episode. Please share your thoughts or any questions for Dr. Russell with us on our social media.  On a separate note, we have "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" movie news! The movie's release date was announced this week at CinemaCon; the film will be released to the U.S. on November 17, 2023! Join us for Tribute Talk to talk all about our plans to camp out at the premiere. You can also stream all of our Catching Fire discussions wherever you stream podcasts! Here are some links to the sources Dr. Russell lists in her course: Harlan County U.S.A documentary: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074605/ The Hunger Games and Philosophy A Critique of Pure Treason: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/10776887-the-hunger-games-and-philosophy
46:04
May 01, 2022
Episode 35 - Our Picks for the Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes Soundtrack!
Welcome back tributes! This week we have another fun episode! We've been curating our Ballad playlists and are ready to share our picks--join us as we break down each track! Coryo having a mental breakdown to the tune of Kanye West's Fade? What's Sejanus' emo anthem? And why does every Billie Eilish song work so well? Head over to our YouTube channel to find our full playlists and have a listen! Don't forget to connect with us on social media @intothearenapodcast and share with us your own Ballad playlist picks!
59:19
April 17, 2022
Episode 34 - Recasting "The Hunger Games" in 2022
Welcome back, tributes! This week Emily and Holly re-cast the original "Hunger Games" movie with cast members from 2022. Everyone can agree that Tom Holland would be the best Peeta, just as much as everyone can agree that we NEED more representation in these films. The tributes discuss your picks for casting as well as their own. Who would you cast for the movie if it was being produced in 2022? Share your thoughts on our picks and your own picks with us on our social medias: @Intothearenapodcast on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Discord, and more! Join us for Tribute Talk every Monday at 6PM PST/9 PM EST.
57:46
April 04, 2022
Episode 33 - How to be a Professional Fan with @TheHungerGamesCollector AJ France
Welcome back, tributes! This week Emily and Holly had the honor of chatting with the amazing AJ France, also known as, @thehungergamescollector! Join in for a fun chat all about being a fan, collecting merch, and starting a shop. Tell us all about your collections!  Join us on Mondays for Tribute Talk at 6PM PST/9PM EST. On March 23 we are hosting a ten year Hunger Games watchalong at 6PM PST/9PM EST! AJ is a wonderful human and artist, be sure to check out their store: https://madeinpanem.wixsite.com/madeinpanem and instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/thehungergamescollector/
01:14:01
March 06, 2022
TRIBUTE TALK - 2.28.22 - Catching Fire Chapters 11 & 12
Welcome back to Tribute Talk--our weekly live show where we talk about all things Hunger Games and are joined by fellow tributes! We're currently reading through Catching Fire and in this week's show we discuss chapters 11 and 12. How important is the peppermint scene? How much plastic surgery does President Snow have? Do the Capitol citizens have accents? And why is this show turning into Tribute Karaoke? Panelists on this week's show: Holly @fandomshelf Taylor @t_steph94 Tina @101panem Jerry @hg_fanboy AJ @thehungergamescollector Chase Listen to Tribute Talk LIVE on the @intothearenapodcast YouTube channel every Monday night 6PM PST / 9PM EST and join the conversation!
43:19
March 01, 2022
TRIBUTE TALK - 2.21.22 - Catching Fire Chapters 9 & 10
Welcome back to Tribute Talk--our weekly live show where we talk about all things Hunger Games and are joined by fellow tributes! We're currently reading through Catching Fire and in this weeks show we discuss chapters 9 and 10! We also have a heated debate about Peeta's cheese buns, our favorite costumes from the films, and beg Lionsgate for more THG merch! Panelists on this week's show: Holly @fandomshelf Emily @hungergamesvault Taylor @t_steph94 Tina @101panem Jerry @hg_fanboy AJ @thehungergamescollector Chase   Listen to Tribute Talk LIVE on the @intothearenapodcast YouTube channel every Monday night 6PM PST / 9PM EST and join the conversation!
59:27
February 21, 2022
Episode 32 - Couture or Clown? Costumes in the Hunger Games Franchise
Welcome back, tributes! This week, Emily and Holly discuss costuming and wardrobe in the Hunger Games movies! From pink dogs to capes, there are hits and misses, so join us as we walk through all four movies. What are your favorite outfits and looks from the series? Or, even better, which costumes are your least favorite? Share your thoughts with us on our social medias: @Intothearenapodcast on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Discord, and more! Join us on March 23 for our ten year "Hunger Games" watchalong!
57:04
February 20, 2022
TRIBUTE TALK - 2.14.22 - Catching Fire Chapters 7 & 8
Welcome to Tribute Talk! Our new weekly live show where we talk about all things Hunger Games and are joined by fellow tributes! We're currently reading through Catching Fire and in this weeks episode we dive into chapters 7 and 8! Panelists on this week's show: Holly @fandomshelf Emily @hungergamesvault Taylor @t_steph94 Jerry @hg_fanboy Chase Listen to Tribute Talk LIVE on the @intothearenapodcast YouTube channel every Monday night 6PM PST / 9PM EST and join the conversation!
51:09
February 15, 2022
Episode 31 - Lucy Gray is Greasy Sae?? Ballad Fan Theories!
Welcome back, tributes! Emily and Holly are back with new episodes for 2022! This episode, listen to us discuss your TBOSAS theories. Some are outlandish and some are crazy enough that they just may be true... Share your theories and thoughts on these theories with us on our social medias: @Intothearenapodcast on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Discord, and more!  For more information on The Hunger Games event with On Set Cinema: https://www.myershousenc.com/onsetcinema Tribute Talk: https://youtu.be/7OxRR2cbeGI We are so excited for this new year and new content made with and for you!
40:03
February 06, 2022
Episode 30 - 2021 Recap, Final Epsiode of 2021
Welcome back, tributes! This week's episode is one to conclude our first year on air. We are so thankful for your continued support and love in this fandom community. Emily and Holly discuss the audience's favorite episodes, the favorite episodes to make, and reminisce on the making of the podcast all the way from episode one. We are so excited to ring in the 2022 new year, hoping that it will be the year of Ballad! Stay tuned for new episodes in January of 2022, and we wish you a safe and fun holiday season!  So much love, Holly and Emily
31:14
December 19, 2021
Episode 29 - What Happens After Mockingjay???
Welcome back, tributes! This week's relaxed episode is a discussion on our thoughts of what happens post-epilogue. Emily and Holly share their theories of everyone's favorites, Katniss, Peeta, Gale, and more! Do you think Gale would ever apologize or reach out to Katniss? Why did Mrs. Everdeen move away? Do Johanna and Haymitch ever find love? We can't forget our favorite one-shots. Share your theories, thoughts, and headcannons with us @Intothearenapodcast (on TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook). Be sure to join us for Mockingjay Monday where we discuss chapters from  "The Hunger Games" at 6PM PST/9PM EST on Instagram. Come celebrate with us on November 20 where we will do our "Mockingjay Part 2" watch-along with special guests and a GIVEAWAY!!!!!!! November trivia will take place on November 27 at 12 noon PST!
45:41
November 14, 2021
Episode 28 - Deleted Scenes from Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2
Welcome back, tributes! This week, the podcast is taken over by Dr. Gaul and Seneca Crane for our Halloween episode! Join us in wrapping up our deleted scenes series with the finale of Mockingjay part one and two. Were any of these scenes worth making it to the movie? Share your thoughts with us on the deleted scenes with us at @Intothearenapodcast (on TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook). Be sure to join us for Mockingjay Monday where we discuss chapters from "The Hunger Games" at 6PM PST/9PM EST on Instagram. Come celebrate with us on November 20 where we will do our "Mockingjay Part 2" watch-along!
33:29
October 31, 2021
Episode 27 - Chatting with THE lovely MAIAH WYNNE
Welcome back, tributes! This has to be our most exciting episode to date. On this episode, Emily and Holly had the honor to sit down and chat with the fandom's favorite Lucy Gray Baird, Maiah Wynne. Maiah has awoken the Hunger Games fandom with her beautiful renditions of songs from the original Hunger Games trilogy as well as her portrayal of Lucy Gray in "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes". A bubbly, kindhearted woman, Maiah answers our fun rapid fire questions while also reflecting on questions from y'all (our most wonderful listeners). Sit down, relax, and enjoy this week's episode as much as we have! Share your thoughts with us at @Intothearenapodcast (on TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook). Join us on October 23 for our October trivia on Instagram! And join us every Monday for our read along of The Hunger  Games apart of Mockingjay Monday!
52:49
October 17, 2021
Episode 26 - "Hunger Games" as a Banned Book
Welcome back, tributes! This week apart of the ALA's Banned Book Week (September 26 - October 2, 2021), Emily and Holly discuss The Hunger Games Trilogy making the banned books list. How old were you when you first read the books? What age do you think is an appropriate age for readers to tackle the trilogy? Share with us at @Intothearenapodcast (on TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook). Join us on October 23 for our October trivia on Instagram! And join us every Monday for our read along of The Hunger Games apart of Mockingjay Monday! The articles included in this week's episode: Schools Debate Educational Value of The Hunger Games New Hampshire Parent Challenges The Hunger Games OPINION: Parents must go to school to see what kids are taught
52:16
October 03, 2021
Episode 25 - Primrose MELLARK.........?!
Welcome back, tributes! This week Emily and Holly discuss one of the fandom's most beloved theories: is Primrose Everdeen the daughter of Mrs. Everdeen and Mr. Mellark? While this is just a theory, the fans have discussed it for over a decade, arguing that perhaps Peeta and Prim are half siblings! What are your thoughts? Share with us at @Intothearenapodcast (on TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook). Join  us on September 24 for a "Mockingjay Part 1" watch along on Instagram live! And stay tuned for Mockingjay Mondays to come back this September!  We would like to thank V. Arrow for their chapter on this in their book, The Panem Companion which you can check out here: https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Panem_Companion/6eyEAAAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover
31:41
September 19, 2021
Episode 24 - Reacting to Bad Goodreads Reviews of "The Hunger Games"
Welcome back, tributes! This week Holly and Emily go into the deepest, darkest part of the internet... Goodreads! And by Goodreads we mean the (one-star-rated) section of reviews of "The Hunger Games". Trudge through the hate, the negativity, and the comments that essentially said "we read one chapter of the book" for this humorous episode. Join us on September 24 for a "Mockingjay Part 1" watch along on  Instagram live! And stay tuned for Mockingjay Mondays to come back this September! Share your thoughts on the deleted scenes with us at  @Intothearenapodcast (on TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook).
45:39
September 05, 2021
Episode 23 - Deleted Scenes From "Catching Fire"
Welcome back, tributes! This week Emily and Holly discuss the (limited) deleted scenes from "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" movie. Why did we need to cut these scenes?? Why, Francis, why?? Let's take Finnick on a walk and dream of the cave scene that could have been. What scenes do you wish were included from the book in the movie? Also, there is huge "TBOSAS" news we need to catch up on! Join us on September 24 for a "Mockingjay Part 1" watch along on Instagram live! And stay tuned for Mockingjay Mondays to come back this September! Share your thoughts on the deleted scenes with us at @Intothearenapodcast (on TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook).
32:08
August 22, 2021
Episode 22 - The Cave of Angst (Comparing the Book and Movie Cave Scene)
Welcome back, tributes! As requested from one of our amazing listeners, Taly, Emily and Holly dissect the cave scene, comparing the huge cut that was the translation from book to movie. We read fan comments and discuss your thoughts on the scene! As Emily says, the movie cave is the cave of angst, whereas the book scene will always hold a place deep in our hearts. What are your favorite moments from the cave scene? Do you like the book or movie cave scene more? Share your thoughts and episode discussions with us @Intothearenapodcast (on TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook).
37:06
August 08, 2021
Episode 21 - Life as a 'Hunger Games' Hero (Our Interview with @hg_fanboy)!
Welcome back, tributes! This week's episode is one of our most exciting episodes! This week, Emily and Holly had the honor of chatting with a major icon in the Hunger Games fandom, Jerry, (A.K.A. @hg_fanboy on Instagram/Twitter). Jerry has been active in the fandom for nearly a decade, creating a safe and inclusive community for tributes to enjoy everything about Panem! We discuss some fun memories, fan favorite "Ballad" casting, and hear about Jerry's experiences in Atlanta and as press for Mockingjay Part 2!  Please check out all of his accounts here: https://www.instagram.com/hg_fanboy/?hl=en https://twitter.com/hg_fanboy?lang=en Share your thoughts and episode discussions with us @Intothearenapodcast (on TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook).
41:15
July 25, 2021
Episode 20 - Our Ballad Fancasting!
Welcome back, tributes! After concluding the 'Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' read along on Mockingjay Mondays, Emily and Holly deep dive into their fancasting for the upcoming film adaption. (Lionsgate, if you're reading this we are talking to you!) Holly swoons over half the cast while Emily picks out five billion options for someone to be cast as her boyfriend, Sejanus Plinth. Like always, share with us your thoughts on this week's episode. Likewise, share your 'Ballad' fancasts with us @Intothearenapodcast (on TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook).
01:17:18
July 11, 2021
Episode 19 - Happy Reaping Day!
Welcome back, tributes! As Effie Trinket once said, "Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor!" That's right, it's almost July 4th which means it is almost Reaping Day! The day where one strong man and woman will be plucked from the masses to represent their district in the annual games. In this episode, Emily and Holly discuss each of the reapings, the theories of volunteering in career districts, and our personal thoughts on everything that has to do with reaping day. Would you volunteer for a sibling if they were reaped? What do you think the First Quarter Quell was like? Share your thoughts with us @Intothearenapodcast (on TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook). Join us on Mondays for Mockingjay Mondays to read "The Ballad of  Songbirds and Snakes" with us on Instagram.
42:08
June 27, 2021
Episode 18 - Peeta Love Club
Welcome back, tributes! This week, after painfully getting through our Gale hate episode, Emily and Holly happily discuss their love of their Hunger Games lives, Peeta Mellark. The stunning, caring, hilarious, charming, angelic Peeta Mellark blesses our podcast this week with his fictional presence. Let's talk favorite quotes, looks, and scenes (and for our Peeta haters out there, don't worry there is a dash of Peeta hate to enjoy in this episode as well). What are your thoughts on the boy with the bread? Share your thoughts with us at @Intothearenapodcast (on TikTok, Instagram,  Youtube, and Facebook). Join us on Mondays for Mockingjay Mondays to read "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" with us on Instagram.
44:01
June 13, 2021
Episode 17 - Squad 451 (Our Favorite Fictional Soldiers)
Welcome back, tributes! This week, for Memorial weekend, Emily and Holly discuss both the book and movie portrayals of the Star Squad. Walk through Mockingjay memory lane with us as we discuss life, death, and the Capitol citizen shot while eating their hotdog. What is your favorite Squad 451 moment? Share your thoughts with us at @Intothearenapodcast (on TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook). Join us on Mondays for Mockingjay Mondays to read "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" with us on Instagram.
42:42
May 30, 2021
Episode 16 - Deleted Scenes From "The Hunger Games"
Welcome back, tributes! This week Emily and Holly discuss the deleted scenes from the first "Hunger Games" movie. There are many more Gale scenes and book details that we were gifted. Which ones do we wish had made the movie? Some of them we could definitely do without... Share your thoughts on the deleted scenes with us at @Intothearenapodcast (on TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook). Join us on Mondays for Mockingjay Mondays to read "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" with us on Instagram.
37:11
May 23, 2021
Episode 15 - All About Katniss! (Katniss Birthday Weekend Special Episode)
Welcome back, tributes! To celebrate Queen Katniss's birthday on May 8th, Emily and Holly go through all their favorite moments with Katniss! Come listen and celebrate the Girl on Fire! Stay tuned for a special surprise from our wonderful friend/fandom singer/songwriter Cherish Danae. Share your love of Katniss with us at @Intothearenapodcast (on TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook). Join us on Mondays for Mockingjay  Mondays to read "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" with us on Instagram. Check out Cherish's "Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" song wherever you get your music: https://open.spotify.com/track/1l8pJjCMh6Fj9Xi10ac1Ji?si=92ca03bee1e34098 !
51:09
May 09, 2021
Episode 14 - Review of "Mockingjay Part 1 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack"
Welcome back, tributes! Following Emily and Holly's review of "Songs From District Twelve and Beyond" and "Catching Fire Motion Picture Soundtrack", the tributes discuss the trash fire that is the "Mockingjay Part 1 Soundtrack". Lorde, Lorde, Lorde where did we go wrong? Stay tuned for Emily's encore parody song performance. Share your thoughts on the soundtrack with us at @Intothearenapodcast (on TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook). Join us on Mondays for Mockingjay  Mondays to read "The Ballad of Songbirds  and Snakes" with us on Instagram. And join us the weekend of May 8, 2021 to celebrate Katniss's  birthday!
50:21
May 02, 2021
Episode 13 - Peeta's (Prosthetic) Leg and Disability in The Hunger Games
Welcome back, tributes! This week Emily and Holly discuss one of the most critical aspects of the books that was ignored by the movies: Peeta's leg! This episode also dives into other forms of physical disability and physical trauma in the Hunger Games books that were completely ignored by the movies. While Collins included a significant amount of information regarding the impact of war on the body as a theme in the books, we discuss why this was not valued enough to be represented in the movies? The end result: Peeta is NOT weak #JusticeforPeetasleg. What are your thoughts on the lack of representation of physical disability and physical trauma in the movies as compared to the books? Share your thoughts with us at @Intothearenapodcast (on TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook). Join us on Mondays for Mockingjay Mondays to read "The Ballad of Songbirds  and Snakes" with us on Instagram. And join us the weekend of May 8, 2021 to celebrate Katniss's birthday!
41:15
April 25, 2021
Episode 12 - Into the Arena (Literally)
Welcome back, tributes! This week, Emily and Holly explore one of the most interesting parts of the world of Panem: the arenas. While we only know canon information about a handful of them, the tributes still delve into the locations, muttations, and likelihood of survival in each. The episode begins with an arena themed version of 'would you rather'. Stay tuned to the end to hear Emily and Holly transform into Head Gamemakers and share with Panem their plans for this year's Hunger Games! Which arena was your favorite? Play gamemaker with us and share your own arena on our social media @Intothearenapodcast (on TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook). Join us on Mondays for Mockingjay Mondays to read "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" with us on Instagram.
01:10:55
April 18, 2021
Episode 11 - Gale Hate Club
Welcome back, tributes! This week Emily and Holly dive into the man, the myth, the legend Gale Hawthorne. Find out why Gale is the only character from "The Hunger Games" Holly IS NOT in love with. We take your comments and read them on air: to love Gale or not to love Gale? Listen to our headcanon about Katniss and Peeta inviting Gale and his future family over to dinner twenty years in the future. Are you a Gale lover or a Gale hater? Join us on Mondays for Mockingjay Mondays to read "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" with us on Instagram. Share with us on our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok @intothearenapodcast and check out more Hunger Games content there! 
53:27
April 11, 2021
Episode 10 - Review of "Catching Fire: Official Soundtrack"
Welcome back, tributes! Following Emily and Holly's review of "Songs From District Twelve and Beyond", the tributes discuss and review the incredible "Catching Fire Motion Picture Soundtrack". While Emily and Holly can agree on most things, there are some debates this episode on what is the best and the worst song of the album. What are your favorite and least favorite songs from the soundtrack?  Share with us on our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok  @intothearenapodcast and check out more Hunger Games content there!
59:07
March 28, 2021
Episode 9 - Trailer Talk
Welcome back, tributes! This week Emily and Holly deep dive into the nostalgia that are all of the "Hunger Games", "Catching Fire", "Mockingjay Part 1" and "Mockingjay Part 2" trailers. The episode begins with the most cringe-worthy display of Hunger Games fandom love with spoken word song parody from Emily and a table read of the dumbest fan fiction ever written by Holly. This week's episode is meant to be watched and you can find the full video of Emily and Holly's "Trailer Talk" on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYUiW-X4uh8Yic0-9ByCtRg . Share your thoughts on our Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook @intothearenapodcast.
19:13
March 21, 2021
Episode 8 - Ballad Debrief (Spoiler Discussion)
SOUND THE ALARMS! This week, Emily and Holly finally get to discuss "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" with ALL SPOILERS of THE ENTIRE BOOK. Come back and listen if you are not ready to be spoiled, but if you have made it this far and are ready to be spoiled: let's get this party started! Come on a double date with Emily/Sejanus and Holly/Peeta through our Ballad themed pregame. What do we think about Lucy Gray? Does Snow have OCD? Suzanne finally got to include her swamp potato cameo! Share your thoughts on the book with us on our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok @intothearenapodcast and check out more Hunger Games content there! In the meantime, join us every Monday at 6PM PST/9PM EST for a Ballad read-along on Instagram!
01:11:07
March 14, 2021
Episode 7 - Midnight Movie Premiere Memories
Welcome back, tributes! In this week's episode, Emily and Holly reminisce on their memories of the midnight premieres. The thrill of waiting in line.... the cosplay.... the totally chill and relaxed adventure of Mockingjay premieres in LA and London. This episode is dedicated to Emily's and Holly's moms for all of the great "Catching Fire" experiences. Share your midnight memories with us on our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok  @intothearenapodcast and check out more Hunger Games content there!
59:34
March 07, 2021
Episode 6 - Review of "Songs From District 12 and Beyond"
Welcome back, tributes! In this week's (most requested) episode, Emily and Holly review the first Hunger Games soundtrack, "Songs From District 12 and Beyond". Test your own knowledge of the Hunger Games series with the hardest pre-game this show has ever seen. What is the green couch? Who was eating a hotdog in the Capitol? Holly and Emily evaluate the vibes of each song. The Gale Hate Club is NOT in session this week (shocker). What are your favorite and least favorite songs from the soundtrack? Share with us on our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok @intothearenapodcast and check out more Hunger Games content there!
01:07:15
February 28, 2021
Episode 5 - Ten Year Suzanne Collins Interview
Welcome back, tributes! This week, Emily and Holly discuss author, Suzanne Collins, and editor, David Levithan's "Ten Year Hunger Games Anniversary Interview". Was Suzanne hinting at Ballad? How were we supposed to know Plutarch made a cameo in the first book? Gale fits into the role as the "girl back home". Let's rally together and get Scholastic and Suzanne to give the people what they want: a guide to the series with all the information we want! Check out our Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube for more content!
01:18:06
February 21, 2021
Episode 4 - The Love Triangle?
Happy Valentine's Day! To celebrate, Emily and Holly discuss the infamous Katniss-Gale-Peeta love triangle!  Are all moms team Liam Hemsworth? Could Katniss and Gale have been cousins in another life? Where did hair and makeup go wrong with Peeta's look in the films? We need to see a double date between Cato and Clove and Katniss and Gale. This episode is dedicated to all the Gale haters out there. Are you Team Peeta or Team Gale? Check out our Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube for more content!
01:05:37
February 14, 2021
Episode 3 - Book Characters Cut from the Films
Did someone say Episode 3??? This week we discuss (and cry a little) over our beloved characters who did not make the cut to the film adaptions. Give us Madge and Maysilee! Can we beg Suzanne for a Haymitch book? Did Gale love Madge or is this a ship lost at fandom sea? Who would you have loved to see in the films that did not make the cut? Check out our Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube for more content!
01:21:07
February 07, 2021
Episode 2 - Sorting Characters into their Myers Briggs Personality Types
Happy episode two! We are thrilled to be back with you this week as we discuss (argue) what the Myers Briggs personality types are of SIXTEEN different Hunger Games characters. Marvel apologizes for murdering Rue. Is Haymitch an introvert? Would you be Cinna's intern? Sit through this episode and share your opinions with us! The Gale Hate Club is back in session. Check out our YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok for more content! 
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January 31, 2021
Episode 1 - Welcome to Into the Arena/Play FMK with us!
Hey! Get to know Holly and Emily in this premiere episode while we deep dive into our pasts, how we met in a different fandom, and the formation of the "Gale Hate Club". We break the ice with a classy game of FMK (look it up) and relive what could have been with our favorite characters and some weirdos in the background. Is Thresh a good person? Is a Hunger Games roleplay fun in a library or on Tumblr? Let's go, tributes! It is time to wake up the Hunger Games fandom. Check out our Youtube, Instagram, and TikTok @intothearenapodcast.
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January 24, 2021