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The Hunger Games

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Diana and Carrie discuss The Hunger Games books and movies, including from Greek mythological child sacrifices, Katniss’s practical hairstyle, social commentary, and the scarcity of goat milk.



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Main Episode

  • The Hunger Games trilogy on Scholastic.com
  • Katniss Plant on Wikipedia
  • “Myth, Reality TV Inform Collins’ Writing” article on NewsTimes
  • The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur
  • “Ancient Carthaginians Really Did Sacrifice Their Children” article on University of Oxford
  • “Battle Royal” on Wikipedia (a big similarity between “Battle Royale” and “The Hunger Games” is that in the ending of “Battle Royal” the two remaining characters decide to kill themselves rather than one kill the other–Carrie)
  • “Here’s Why ‘The Hunger Games’ Is Not ‘Battle Royale'” article on Business Insider
  • “Food, Glorious Food” Symbolism in The Hunger Games” on Shmoop.com
  • Figs and Fig Wasps (the science that persuaded Diana to not make Tigris’ fig cookies, but Carrie totally would have gone ahead 😉 )
  • The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook by Emily Ansara Baines on Goodreads
  • Unofficial Recipes of The Hunger Games from Rockbridge Press on Goodreads
  • Crystal Watanabe’s wonderful Hunger Games recipes on her blog “Fictional Food”
  • “A Hunger Games-Inspired Feast with Recipes” on Deseret News
  • “Hungry for Hunger Games” recipe playlist by the Schemestresses on YouTube
  • Vosges Wild Ophelia line “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Chocolates (sadly, no longer available)
  • Hunger Games: Finnick and Annie Web Series” by MainstayPro
  • Intro music clip: “War” by Hypnotic Brass EnsembleAvailable for purchase here.

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