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.
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.
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.
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.