Cue all the memes, all the gifs, and all the references because this week we are joined by none other than Scott Wasserman. Oh ya know, just the guy who programs all of the beats in a little show called HAMILTON! Yup, we are still floating after this awesome conversation with the Hamilton Beatmaster. And you guys! It's perfect because we're up to Chernow's "The Lovesick Colonel" chapter where Ham meets Eliza and Scott told us all about the badass rewiiiiiind in "Satisfied." "My Shot" instrumental provided by Bao Vu.
Gillian and Bianca discuss Chernow's "Frenzy of Valor" chapter with the one and only Hollis Andrews aka @HamiltonsSquad. From Lin-Manuel Miranda shouting Hollis out from the Richard Rodgers stage, to the love between Alexander Hamilton and John Laurens, and the real reason Ham didn't duel Charles Lee... wow, there's a lot happening this week. "My Shot" instrumental provided by Bao Vu.
It's listener appreciation time! Gillian and Bianca read some of your emails and talk about how awesome you all are. And in Chernow's "The Little Lion" chapter, we learn a little more about the friendship between Hamilton, Laurens, and Lafayette. Swoon. "My Shot" instrumental provided by Bao Vu.
Gillian and Bianca talk Broadway bootlegs and Chapter 4 in Chernow: "The Pen and the Sword." Also, Gillian's Hamilton FOMO made her temporarily lose her mind so she tells a cautionary Craigslist tale. Yikes. "My Shot" instrumental provided by Bao Vu.
In this week's episode, Gillian and Bianca are joined by Lizzy but you know her as @TheHamWing. We talk about her wonderful Hamilton/West Wing mashups as well as the next chapter in Chernow's book, "The Collegian." It turns out "The Farmer Refuted" pamphlet was no joke, but apparently that whole Ham punching the bursar thing was. Womp womp. "My Shot" instrumental provided by Bao Vu.
Our resident high school history teacher Ashley Graffeo returns to gush over seeing "Hamilton"for the first time and talk about Chapter Two in Chernow's book, aptly titled "Hurricane." Not to mention Hamilton's early poetry in which he calls someone "an artful little slut." Damn, Ham! "My Shot" instrumental provided by Bao Vu.
This week Gillian and Bianca talk to Kathleen Cameron, the hilarious genius behind the Hamilton Dubsmashes, and dive into the prologue and first chapter of Chernow's book. "My Shot" instrumental provided by Bao Vu.
Gillian and Bianca talk to Ashley Graffeo, a teacher at NYC's Harvey Milk High School, about how she uses "Hamilton" to get her students excited about American History. Spoiler alert: it totally works and there may or may not be rap battles involved. She also tells a story about the truly badass Peggy Schuyler. "My Shot" instrumental provided by Bao Vu.