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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: October, 2017
Oct 30, 2017

Our last week of #Lintoberfest starts out with some exciting news courtesy of Alex Lacamoire and Tommy Kail from all the way across the sea... and it is BANANAS! In Part Two of the B-Sides, Mike and I share more cut audio with Lin-Manuel Miranda, take questions from the Patreon Peeps, and reflect on the insanity of the last few weeks. 

 

To help Puerto Rico:


https://hispanicfederation.org/donate

https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWVJYaFlGP5hP

 

Donate to disaster relief:


http://www.businessinsider.com/best-charities-to-help-hurricane-victims-harvey-irma-maria-2017-9


https://www.bakerripley.org/get-involved/donate


https://www.oneamericaappeal.org/


https://secure.humanesociety.org

 

Oct 23, 2017

Welcome to The Lin B-Sides! Mike is joining me as I play cut audio from #Lintoberfest and give you behind the scenes commentary about what it was like recording with Lin-Manuel Miranda. And guess what? We have so many details to share with you that there will be TWO B-Sides, meaning you'll have FIVE Lin-Manuel Miranda episodes. Enjoy!

 

To help Puerto Rico:


https://hispanicfederation.org/donate

https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWVJYaFlGP5hP

 

Donate to disaster relief:


http://www.businessinsider.com/best-charities-to-help-hurricane-victims-harvey-irma-maria-2017-9


https://www.bakerripley.org/get-involved/donate


https://www.oneamericaappeal.org/


https://secure.humanesociety.org

 

Irish Bat Dad:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47pjisXzb_c

 

Freestyle Love Supreme improvise about Broadway at Sirius XM Live on Broadway:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuCOe5mshLw&feature=youtu.be

 

Oct 16, 2017

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 next week for Part Four aka The Lin B-Sides, where you'll hear audio from the cutting room floor along with commentary from me and Mike. Keep sending those #popcornchomp photos!

 

To help Puerto Rico:


https://hispanicfederation.org/donate

https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWVJYaFlGP5hP

 

Donate to disaster relief:


http://www.businessinsider.com/best-charities-to-help-hurricane-victims-harvey-irma-maria-2017-9


https://www.bakerripley.org/get-involved/donate


https://www.oneamericaappeal.org/


https://secure.humanesociety.org


Previous episodes referenced:


http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-83-everybodys-dancin-and-the-bands-top-volume/

http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-84-everybodys-dancin-and-the-bands-top-volume-part-two

 

John Adams HBO Miniseries:

http://www.hbo.com/john-adams

 

"More" demo from Moana: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upjbIJESEUU

 

"Hot House" by Charlie Parker:

https://archive.org/details/CharlieParker93Songs

Oct 9, 2017

Welcome to Part Two of a five part series featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda! I am once again joined by my husband Mike and this episode focuses a LOT on music, so prepare to have your mind blown. Lin tries to teach me how to freestyle (it doesn't go well), we talk about Freestyle Love Supreme, Lin plays a "Meet Me Inside" demo, and answers questions from the Patreon Peeps. We also talk Hamilton memes, inside jokes from the days at The Public, and more. PS: Don't forget to send me your photos of listening to #Lintoberfest with your own popcorn using either #Lintoberfest or #popcornchomp!

 

To help Puerto Rico:


https://hispanicfederation.org/donate

https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWVJYaFlGP5hP

 

Donate to disaster relief:


http://www.businessinsider.com/best-charities-to-help-hurricane-victims-harvey-irma-maria-2017-9


https://www.bakerripley.org/get-involved/donate


https://www.oneamericaappeal.org/


https://secure.humanesociety.org


Previous episodes referenced:


http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-65-dag-i-amaze-and-astonish-part-one/


http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-66-dag-i-amaze-and-astonish-part-two/


http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-77-you-want-a-revolution-i-want-a-revelation


http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-83-everybodys-dancin-and-the-bands-top-volume/

http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-84-everybodys-dancin-and-the-bands-top-volume-part-two

 

Shockwave's Ham4Ham:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=605NNhgl2U0

 

Freestyle Love Supreme at Joe's Pub: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_MLXaP2q1M 

 

Lin on Drunk History:

http://www.cc.com/episodes/y51rs0/drunk-history-hamilton-season-4-ep-410

 

Oct 2, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda came over to my apartment and we had so much fun that I have FIVE episodes for you! Welcome to #Lintoberfest, with my husband Michael Paul Smith joining me for these episodes. In Part One, I try to get over the fact that Lin is recording in my living room - spoiler! I don't! - But regardless, we tell the story of how Lin ended up on the podcast, details of the early days of Hamilton, why Lin is a Hamilton/Burr hybrid, and quote The West Wing a LOT. We also eat popcorn and drink the Spark Into a Flame cocktail, made especially for Lin and inspired by his Inwood, NYC roots. Stay tuned for four more episodes: two more with Lin and then the Lin B-Sides which will be outtakes, non-sequiturs, and commentary by me and Mike (you know Mike). And no, I'm still not over the fact that this happened! No chill whatsoever!

To help Puerto Rico:
https://hispanicfederation.org/donate

Donate to disaster relief:
http://www.businessinsider.com/best-charities-to-help-hurricane-victims-harvey-irma-maria-2017-9


https://www.bakerripley.org/get-involved/donate


https://www.oneamericaappeal.org/


https://secure.humanesociety.org


Previous episodes referenced:
http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-65-dag-i-amaze-and-astonish-part-one/


http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-66-dag-i-amaze-and-astonish-part-two/


http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-77-you-want-a-revolution-i-want-a-revelation


http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-83-everybodys-dancin-and-the-bands-top-volume/

http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-84-everybodys-dancin-and-the-bands-top-volume-part-two

 

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