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The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast

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In this American podcast about an American musical about a bastard orphan, I (your host Gillian Pensavalle) talk to my co-hosts and guests about all things Hamilton including how it brings people together, how we find Ham references in everyday life, and the general brilliance of the show: from cast, crew, and creatives involved in the production, to the minds behind some of the best social media accounts inspired by Hamilton, to teachers who use the music to get their students excited about history, and everything in between. The discussion of Ron Chernow's "Alexander Hamilton" starts in episode three. If you're interested, please feel free to read along with us; we'll be going chapter-by-chapter and provide detailed and reference-heavy outlines for each #Cherpter. But there's no pressure! There's plenty to talk about and this is not a super serious history class. When I started this podcast in January of 2016, I could not have imagined the incredible community that has built around the show and the amazing experiences that have come my way. Thank you to everyone who has listened, appeared on the show, contributed, or reached out in any way. This podcast for you and I absolutely love making it. If you have any great Ham stories or funny references you've come across, let me know! I love hearing about things like that. Email TheHamilcast [at] gmail [dot] com, or contact me on social media @TheHamilcast. I have the honor to be your obedient servant, 
G.Pen

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In this American podcast about an American musical about a bastard orphan, I (your host Gillian Pensavalle) talk to my co-hosts and guests about all things Hamilton including how it brings people together, how we find Ham references in everyday life, and the general brilliance of the show: from cast, crew, and creatives involved in the production, to the minds behind some of the best social media accounts inspired by Hamilton, to teachers who use the music to get their students excited about history, and everything in between. The discussion of Ron Chernow's "Alexander Hamilton" starts in episode three. If you're interested, please feel free to read along with us; we'll be going chapter-by-chapter and provide detailed and reference-heavy outlines for each #Cherpter. But there's no pressure! There's plenty to talk about and this is not a super serious history class. When I started this podcast in January of 2016, I could not have imagined the incredible community that has built around the show and the amazing experiences that have come my way. Thank you to everyone who has listened, appeared on the show, contributed, or reached out in any way. This podcast for you and I absolutely love making it. If you have any great Ham stories or funny references you've come across, let me know! I love hearing about things like that. Email TheHamilcast [at] gmail [dot] com, or contact me on social media @TheHamilcast. I have the honor to be your obedient servant, 
G.Pen

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575 Ratings
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HAMILTON

By lunapottet - May 13 2019
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This is soo great!cuz nobody likes Hamilton at my school!i am not throwing away my shot!

The BEST podcast!

By Instafool - Feb 08 2019
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Gillian is a goddess! I love listening to the podcast every Monday. It starts my week off right!

iTunes Ratings

575 Ratings
Average Ratings
529
28
7
5
6

HAMILTON

By lunapottet - May 13 2019
Read more

This is soo great!cuz nobody likes Hamilton at my school!i am not throwing away my shot!

The BEST podcast!

By Instafool - Feb 08 2019
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Gillian is a goddess! I love listening to the podcast every Monday. It starts my week off right!

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The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast

Updated 25 days ago

Rank #17 in Performing Arts category

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In this American podcast about an American musical about a bastard orphan, I (your host Gillian Pensavalle) talk to my co-hosts and guests about all things Hamilton including how it brings people together, how we find Ham references in everyday life, and the general brilliance of the show: from cast, crew, and creatives involved in the production, to the minds behind some of the best social media accounts inspired by Hamilton, to teachers who use the music to get their students excited about history, and everything in between. The discussion of Ron Chernow's "Alexander Hamilton" starts in episode three. If you're interested, please feel free to read along with us; we'll be going chapter-by-chapter and provide detailed and reference-heavy outlines for each #Cherpter. But there's no pressure! There's plenty to talk about and this is not a super serious history class. When I started this podcast in January of 2016, I could not have imagined the incredible community that has built around the show and the amazing experiences that have come my way. Thank you to everyone who has listened, appeared on the show, contributed, or reached out in any way. This podcast for you and I absolutely love making it. If you have any great Ham stories or funny references you've come across, let me know! I love hearing about things like that. Email TheHamilcast [at] gmail [dot] com, or contact me on social media @TheHamilcast. I have the honor to be your obedient servant, 
G.Pen

Rank #1: #88: #Lintoberfest with Lin-Manuel Miranda // Part One

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Lin-Manuel Miranda came to MY APARTMENT! THERE ARE FIVE EPISODES ABOUT IT! Deep breaths. Welcome to #Lintoberfest where I’m joined by my husband Michael Paul Smith. In Part One, I can’t get over the fact that Lin is in my living room. We tell the story of how Lin ended up on the podcast, why Lin is a Hamilton/Burr hybrid, and quote The West Wing a LOT. Stay tuned for four more episodes: two with Lin AND the Lin B-Sides, entailing outtakes, non-sequiturs, and commentary!

Oct 02 2017
54 mins
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Rank #2: #116: We just assume that it happens // Part One

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I am honored to be able to bring you April's Hamildrop, #FirstBurn, as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda's very first draft of Burn as discussed during #Lintoberfest! // Hamilton Broadway's Associate Company Manager Holli Campbell stopped by to drop alllllll the knowledge about how Hamilton runs smoothly, from Broadway to the growing number of companies. Holli is a badass who proves that you don't have to be on stage to be heavily involved in theatre. 

Apr 30 2018
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #3: #89: #Lintoberfest with Lin-Manuel Miranda // Part Two

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Welcome to Part Two of a five part series featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda! This episode focuses a LOT on music, so prepare to have your mind blown. We also chat about Freestyle Love Supreme and Lin tries to teach me how to freestyle (it doesn’t go well). LMM plays a “Meet Me Inside” demo, answers questions from the Patreon Peeps, and more. PS: Don’t forget to send me your photos of listening to #Lintoberfest with your own popcorn using #Lintoberfest or #popcornchomp!

Oct 09 2017
54 mins
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Rank #4: #3: Get your education

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Kathleen Cameron, the hilarious genius behind the Hamilton Dubsmashes, stops by to talk about being noticed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and dives into the prologue and first chapter of Chernow’s book.

Feb 15 2016
44 mins
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Rank #5: #124: You simply must meet Thomas. Thomas! // Part One

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You simply must meet Thomas. Thomas! Tommy Kail and I are naturally at 1.5 speed, so that's fun! Tommy tells me all about the upcoming Hamilton exhibition in Chicago, and how the job of a director changes (or doesn't) as a production evolves. We bond over It's a Wonderful Life, Tommy reminds cast members/alums of The Hamilcast that he *does* hear the stories they tell, and Tommy confirms that he is not in fact Alex Lacamoire. OR IS HE??? (He's not, you guys, they just both have really fantastic hair. )

Jun 25 2018
52 mins
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Rank #6: #126: And I’m tryin’ not to cry ‘cause there’s nothing that your mind can’t do // Part One

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Alex Lacamoire is here! Get ready, you guys, your minds are about to be blown. Mike joins me for #JuLac and in this first episode, Alex tells us all about The Schuyler Sisters, the Hamilton song that went through the most changes. But he doesn't just tell us... he brought all the demos so we get to HEAR the evolution of the song. And! Alex plays his favorite Hamilton song in the style of Billy Joel, Rush, Fiona Apple, and Tori Amos. This episode is packed. We had the most fun ever and I hope you love it. 

Jul 09 2018
56 mins
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Rank #7: #150 // Kurt Crowley, Hamilton Broadway's Music Director // Part One

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Kurt Crowley, Hamilton Broadway's music director, kicks of 2019 with three mindblowing episodes. In this first episode Kurt pulls back the curtain on the #SNOB tradition (Saturday Night on Broadway), tells stories from the earliest days of Hamilton, goes in on his friendship/working relationship with Alex Lacamoire, and plays tons of motifs and musical gems because OF COURSE I MADE SURE THE KEYBOARD WAS PRESENT!

Jan 07 2019
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #8: #63: I'm passionately smashin' every expectation // Part One

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Javier Muñoz is here! Yes, for real! This episode is packed, you guys. We sip on the custom-made Tom Cat cocktail as Javi tells us about his relationship with Lin-Manuel Miranda starting with In the Heights and how that impacts his experience in Hamilton, the importance of connecting with every cast member on stage, and his favorite parts of playing Hamilton. We also talk Harry Potter and reminisce about the 90s because of course. Plus! We take questions from members of our Patreon-only Facebook group.

Apr 10 2017
54 mins
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Rank #9: #97: I wanna talk about what I have learned, the hard-won wisdom I have earned // Part One

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Ladies & Gentlemen! Chris Jackson coulda been anywhere in the world tonight, but he’s here with me in New York City. Are you ready for Part One of our conversation?! CJack gets real about some of his bad behavior during the early days of In The Heights, his experience being part of the original Broadway Company of Hamilton, and the moment he thought he chose the wrong career path. We go in on those #TequilaThoughts, with a torrential downpour as our soundtrack.

Dec 04 2017
57 mins
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Rank #10: #90: #Lintoberfest with Lin-Manuel Miranda // Part Three

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is back for another round and #Lintoberfest Part Three is our most emotional episode yet; Lin goes IN on "It's Quiet Uptown" as well as his thoughts on legacies and what he says is truly beautiful. But don't worry, there's balance! We also talk King George III, Moana, if and when the audience is allowed to sing along during parts of Hamilton, and Lin gives advice to writers and creative people. Stay tuned for the Lin B-Sides next week!

Oct 16 2017
46 mins
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Rank #11: #125: You simply must meet Thomas. Thomas! // Part Two

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Tommy Kail is back again this week and I am reminded, by Tommy, that no one thinks I'm laid back. Tommy talks about the casting process including how Hamilton has the feeling of a family reunion, and he gives his opinion on what happens in the very last moment of the show. In non-Hamilton related topics, Tommy tells the story of how he and Lin-Manuel Miranda ended up in the Sex and the City movie, his experience directing Grease LIVE!, and why "Mona Lisa" by Slick Rick is a defining song for him. 

Jul 02 2018
52 mins
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Rank #12: #142: It's time to take a shot! // Part One

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*This episode contains a brief conversation about bulimia around 17:45 and lasts roughly two minutes.* Hamilton Broadway's Lexi Garcia is a gem and this episode is a front row seat to the bonding that happened between us during this recording. Lexi talks about her deep love for powerful women and tells her story from not being able to afford the Hamiltome to being cast in Hamilton on Broadway. AND! Lexi shares a gorgeous story about a woman named Ruth and I have to find her! #FindRuth

Oct 29 2018
48 mins
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Rank #13: #48: Ready to face whatever's awaiting me in NYC

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Andrew Chappelle joins us this week and he went IN, friends! Grab the popcorn because we get some great behind-the-scenes tidbits. Andrew told us about #SwingLife and what it’s like to have played Aaron Burr, King George III, George Washington, Mulligan/Madison, Lafayette/Jefferson, Laurens/Philip, James Reynolds, and Philip Schuyler in Hamilton. We talk about his favorite character to play, his recent trip to Europe, the wonders of Snapchat, and of course… Patti LuBone.

Dec 26 2016
43 mins
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Rank #14: #127: And I’m tryin’ not to cry ‘cause there’s nothing that your mind can’t do // Part Two

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This week we dive into Lin-Manuel Miranda's favorite arrangements and how Alex Lacamoirecame to make them: Yorktown (YAS!), Wait For It (YOU'RE NOT READY), One Last Time ("f@%k you strings!"), and That Would Be Enough (Lin hasn't heard this yet - yes, there were tears). Oh! AND! Alex plays an exclusive track you can't hear anywhere else called "Hamilton Finale Idea" and while neither Alex, LMM, nor Thomas Kail remember exactly what it was for I can promise you that your world will never be the same. 

Jul 16 2018
49 mins
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Rank #15: Episode #4: Then a hurricane came, and devastation reigned

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Resident high school history teacher Ashley Graffeo returns to gush over seeing “Hamilton” for the first time and talk about Chapter Two in Chernow’s book, aptly titled “Hurricane.” Not to mention Hamilton’s early poetry in which he calls someone “an artful little slut.” Damn, Ham!

Feb 22 2016
35 mins
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Rank #16: #98: I wanna talk about what I have learned, the hard-won wisdom I have earned // Part Two

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Relax, have a drink with me… and Chris Jackson! The rain didn’t let up and neither did my guest of honor. In his second episode, CJack wastes no time getting super real. This moving conversation focuses a lot on his son CJ, who is on the autism spectrum, and prepare to learn and feel a lot of things, you guys. We also talk about his amazing family and what it’s like being on the CBS show “Bull.”

Dec 11 2017
40 mins
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Rank #17: #160 // Mike Moise - Hamilton's Assistant Conductor // Part One

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Mike Moise, Hamilton’s Assistant Conductor, is super fun and full of energy. He started his music career at four years old by plunking out Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera BY EAR and by the end of his first episode Mike tells us the story of playing Andy Blankenbuehler’s Cats for ALW himself. But before that, Mike tells the story of how he had lived in NYC for less than a week before Sir Alex Lacamoire called him in to audition for Hamilton. 

Mar 18 2019
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #18: #146 // ...In That Big Ol' Room // Part One

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Deanna Weiner, the assistant stage manager for Hamilton on Broadway, is here to blow your mind. Deanna has been with the show since the early workshop days at The Public (we're talking 2013, fam) and has so much intel it's crazy. This episode covers Deanna's journey to Hamilton (oh hai Meryl Streep and Brian Cox and Stephen Sondheim and Ariana Grande to name a few) and how being randomly assigned to work on reading of a little thing called The Hamilton Mixtape changed her life. 

Nov 26 2018
46 mins
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Rank #19: #112: Don’t be shocked when your hist’ry book mentions me // Part One

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Dr. Joanne Freeman is the leading expert on Alexander Hamilton and the best person to hang with on a rainy Friday night. You probably know her at the badass historian from PBS' Hamilton's America in which she called Hammy "an arrogant, irritating a*****e." In Part One Joanne talks about living in a post Hamilton world when Hamilton himself has been in her world since she was 14 years old, how a dueling pistol really goes CLICK-BOOM, and how Lin-Manuel Miranda stopped by her birthday party.

Apr 02 2018
45 mins
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Rank #20: Episode #50: Master the element of surprise // Part One

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Michael Luwoye helps us celebrate our 50th episode in style! Yes, you read that correctly: Michael Luwoye, the man who made history when he became the first actor to play both Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, is on the podcast. In Part One, Michael tells us about his complex audition process, if he prefers Hamilton or Burr, and blows our minds when he tells us that Theodosia is actually in the show.

Jan 09 2017
28 mins
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