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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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Mar 28, 2016


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.

Mar 21, 2016


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.

Mar 14, 2016


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.

Mar 7, 2016


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.

Feb 29, 2016


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.

Feb 22, 2016


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.

Feb 15, 2016


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.

Feb 8, 2016


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.

Jan 31, 2016


In the inaugural episode of The Hamilcast, Gillian and Bianca discuss how "Hamilton" reignited their friendship and explain what to expect in upcoming episodes. Hint: Chernow. "My Shot" instrumental provided by Bao Vu.

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