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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: February, 2018
Feb 26, 2018

Fergie L. Philippe and Julian Ramos of Hamilton's Philip Tour join me for a #HamiltourToo party! We have the best time and in this first episode, Fergie and Julian talk about the journeys that led them both to Hamilton: from Fergie tweeting acapella Hamilton raps to Lin-Manuel Miranda back in 2015 to Julian working at The Public as a host and seating Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tommy Kail, and Oskar Eustis for their very early Hamilton meetings.

 

Fergie's tweets to Lin:

https://twitter.com/fergsters95/status/678842103284277252

https://twitter.com/fergsters95/status/679529520341364737

 

Hamilton at The Public Theater - Montage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaSD7NY3SCo

 

Look At Me Now: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gyLR4NfMiI

Feb 19, 2018

Tyler McKenzie had a one week vacation between Broadway's Hamilton and joining the Philip Tour and he spent his first night off hanging out with me and I am so grateful! Tyler talks about his Hamilton journey, his strong connection to spirituality, the glory of EduHam, finding stillness in a show that's nonnnnn STOP, and what George Eacker is thinking when Philip interrupts his big night out. This episode is so fun and Tyler brings such a positive energy and outlook to his life, his work, and this recording. #StayWeird, friends!

Episodes mentioned: 

Ashley Graffeo at #EduHam 

Andrew Chappelle

Eliza Ohman

 

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https://www.instagram.com/thisistylermckenzie/

https://twitter.com/tylermckenzie

http://www.tylermckenzie.net/

 

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Feb 12, 2018

Antuan "Magic" Raimone lives up to his nickname as a Universal Swing in Hamilton. Magic talks about his experience with In the Heights, why he didn't want to audition for Hamilton (and the crazy story about how that went), what happens when you get "Swing Brain," and how his photographic ability to instantly pick up choreography earned him the nickname "Magic." 

Trigger warning: Towards the end of the episode we spend time discussing Antuan's experience with childhood sexual abuse and his activism for other survivors of sexual assault. 

Crime Victims Treatment Center

Live Out Loud

The Homecoming Project

Feb 5, 2018

Emily Roney is back this week and she goes IN on what it's like to not only dress Mandy Gonzalez in Hamilton on Broadway but to also work as her Right Hand Man aka Personal Assistant. We talk #FearlessSquad, the strength of the women who play the Schuyler Sisters, and Emily gives amazing life advice about how to find your passion and achieve your goals. And! We talk more about backstage at Hamilton, including stories about Leslie Odom Jr. and Daveed Diggs, and Renee Elise Goldsberry winning the 2016 Tony Award for playing Angelica.

#BwaySoundbites feat. The Schuyler Sisters “I’ll Be There” via Mandy Gonzalez on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEWoH1NtTuY

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