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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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    • 4.2, 52 Ratings

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

    #230: Jonah Moran // #HamilFilm Editor // Part One

    #230: Jonah Moran // #HamilFilm Editor // Part One

    Editor of the #Hamilfilm, Jonah Moran, sits down with me to discuss how he got the gig, the process of putting the film together, and how each member of The Cabinet worked with him throughout.
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    #229: Joseph Morales // HamiltonCHI & Philip Co. // Part Two

    #229: Joseph Morales // HamiltonCHI & Philip Co. // Part Two

    In part two of my conversation with Joseph Morales, our friend Nik Walker sends some love, we discuss his final show and how things changed as theaters began shutting down, and Joseph takes questions from the Patreon Peeps.
     
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    #228: Joseph Morales // HamiltonCHI & Philip Co. // Part One

    #228: Joseph Morales // HamiltonCHI & Philip Co. // Part One

    In part one of two with Hamilton CHI & Philip tour's Joseph Morales, he tells how he booked the role of A. Ham, shares his love of great food, traveling, and friendships, and how it all adds up to make some truly incredible vlog footage.  
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    #227: Andrew Fried // Director of "We Are Freestyle Love Supreme"

    #227: Andrew Fried // Director of "We Are Freestyle Love Supreme"

    Director of We Are Freestyle Love Supreme Andrew Fried takes us inside the 15 year journey that led to the film we see on Hulu today. Andrew tells how passion, friendship, persistence, and collaboration helped capture the essence of what this group has been putting on stages before and after Hamilton, and how they've stayed true throughout.
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    #226: Lin-Manuel Miranda Returns! // Part Two

    #226: Lin-Manuel Miranda Returns! // Part Two

    In part two of my conversation celebrating the release of #Hamilfilm on Disney+ with Lin-Manuel Miranda: Lin takes questions from the Patreon Peeps, talks a bit about his upcoming projects, shares some advice for writers, and performs a previously unheard draft of Hamilton's final duel a cappella.

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    #225: Lin-Manuel Miranda Returns! // Part One

    #225: Lin-Manuel Miranda Returns! // Part One

    Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his first return to The Hamilcast to celebrate the release of the #Hamilfilm on Disney+. In part one, we reflect on what led us to this moment, Lin shares how he is feeling now that most of the world has access to Hamilton, he takes us on the journey of getting the film ready in time to release 15 months early, and we share a lot of laughs as Lin recalls some of his favorite moments on stage with the original Broadway cast.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

A recreational runner ,

So much information!

This is my favorite podcast. Gillian inteviews some of the most wonderful people, and I've learned so much about how the show is made and how it has affected the lives of the people involved. Just be careful about listening to the podcast when you are in a public space -- it can be very emotional, in a good way!

VilleOak ,

Team no chill alright!!

If you are obsessed with Hamilton, look no further. This is the deep dive you wanted!! Gilllian fan girls just as much as the rest of us and her interviews are top notch!!it doesn’t matter if she is interviewing LMM himself or a back of house member, I have learned something new in every episode. Thank you for the care and work G.Pen!!!

tanlines16 ,

Love it!

This truly is the closest you can be to The Room Where it Happens without being in the actual Room Where it Happens. Each week, Gillian invites you into her living room to chat about Hamilton with those who teach it, star in it, and created it. Although the Lin-Tober episodes are AWESOME, it’s actually the ones where she chats with the actors on stage (at least one interview takes place literally on the stage) in Hamilton which really get to me. It’s so lovely to hear about where they are and where they started and how much this musical phenomenon means to them. This is the podcast that hooked me on podcasts and it’s, hands down, my favourite thing to listen to on my Monday commute.

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