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The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast

In this podcast about all things Hamilton, Hamilton-related, Hamilton-adjacent, or anything else in the Miranda universe, I (your host Gillian Pensavalle) talk to guests (and my sometimes co-host/all times husband Michael Paul Smith) about such things as: how Hamilton brings people together, how we find Ham references in everyday life, and the general brilliance of the show. I'm proud to say that we've spoken to almost everyone from the original creative team (aka "The Cabinet") including the man himself: Lin-Manuel Miranda. In addition, I've had cast members from every company, crew members, musicians, creatives, and the hard working people that keep the production alive. I've also had to pleasure of speaking to experts on the show and its history, some of my superfan friends of note, celebrity Ham enthusiasts, and everything in between.  When I started this podcast in January of 2016, I could not have imagined the incredible community that has grown 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 is for you and I absolutely love making it. If you have any great Ham stories or funny references that you've come across, let me know! Email TheHamilcast [at] gmail [dot] com, or contact me on social media @TheHamilcast. I also have a Patreon that has given rise to the loveliest corner of the internet, ever. You can learn more about how to be a part of that lovely corner, and how to submit questions to guests, and to be part of my monthly AMA's at https://www.patreon.com/TheHamilcast
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Now displaying: January, 2017
Jan 30, 2017

Jevon McFerrin is back for round two! In the second half of our chat with him he talks about his strong bond with the cast and the nuances of his takes on Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, while also getting into the mindset of Alexander Hamilton during the final duel. Oh, and most importantly, Jevon gives us a crash course on how to master Lafayette's rap in "Guns and Ships."

Jan 23, 2017

Jevon McFerrin joins us three days after he went on as Hamilton for the first time and helps us celebrate our one year anniversary! In Part One of our interview with him, Jevon walks us through his tumultuous audition process, why he ran into Central Park in celebrate booking multiple roles in Hamilton, and what it was like to sing "Dear Theodosia" to his dad. 

Jan 16, 2017

In Part Two of our interview with Michael Luwoye, we hear some behind the scenes Hamilton stories including backstage pranks, being surprised onstage, and how Javier Munoz almost played King George III. Fascinated by Michael's voice? Us too! He tells us why he takes being as clear as possible so seriously, especially with Hamilton. Michael also talks about his time in Invisible Thread and blows us both away by saying some very lovely things about what The Hamilcast means to the Hamilfan community. 

 

Track at the 5:30 mark is "No Regrets" by Aesop Rock. Album: Labor Days. Label: Definitive Jux.

Jan 13, 2017

Hello! Have you heard about @HappyBdayLin? Alicia, one of the creators of the fundraising campaign, sent us a message that we wanted to share with you. They are trying to raise money to not only help the wonderful Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, but it's also in the spirit of wishing Lin-Manuel Miranda a happy birthday. Even TeeRico is involved! I'll let Alicia tell it... 

Jan 9, 2017

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 5, 2017

Breaking news on The Hamilcast! When Michael Luwoye was in the room where the podcast happens last week, he told us all about how he will be playing Alexander Hamilton (and only Alexander Hamilton) on the National Tour! Stay tuned for our full interview with him this coming Monday, January 9th. Congrats, Michael!

Jan 2, 2017

Grab your wig and your kitten heels because this week is all about King George III. Ashley Graffeo schools us on all things #KGIII: from his governing style, to his wonderful wife Charlotte, to his occasionally blue urine. Find out why Ashley thinks the Big Bad of Hamilton may just be a little misunderstood. 

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