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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: April, 2016
Apr 25, 2016

Look around, look around, at how lucky we are to be alive right now! Thanks to total strangers moved to kindness by Gillian's story of not having seen Hamilton, we both to got to be in the room where it happens! We saw Hamilton the very same night Lin-Manuel Miranda won the Pulitzer Prize. A very generous listener bought us tickets, and friends of friends got us backstage. We are so overwhelmed with excitement and gratitude. We couldn't wait to tell you all about it so we bumped our previously scheduled episode to next week and recorded an emergency podcast so we could tell our stooooorrrryyyy. 

Apr 18, 2016

Gillian and Bianca take a break (get it?) from Chernow to focus on the brand new Hamiltome aka Hamilton: The Revolution. Ashley Graffeo joins in on the conversation and designer extraordinaire Meg Smith of Sweet Lady Designs sits in with us for the first time.

Apr 11, 2016

Gillian and Bianca are once again joined by Gillian's husband Michael Paul Smith. They talk Hamilton SoulCycle and get into some awesome listener emails. Things take a bit of a sad turn then discussing Chapter 9 in Chernow, "Raging Billows." Sadfaces.

Apr 4, 2016


It's our 10th episode! Our Hamisode! Gillian and Bianca are joined by Gillian's husband Michael Smith, who has finally listened to the cast recording after months of trying to hold out. Mike gushes over his favorite songs, gives advice for people living with the Hamilton-obsessed, and talks Marshall Mathers, John Adams, and a lot more. We also get into the badass Peggy Schuyler as well as The Battle of Yorktown in our discussion of Chapter 8 in Chernow, "Glory." Oh, and did you know "The World Turned Upside Down" was an actual march that was played by the British? Believe it. "My Shot" instrumental provided by Bao Vu.

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