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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

The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast Gillian Pensavalle

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    • 4.3 • 1.5K 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

    #240: Brandon Victor Dixon // Hamilton Broadway // Part Two

    #240: Brandon Victor Dixon // Hamilton Broadway // Part Two

    In part two of our conversation Brandon Victor Dixon tells all in #BurrsCorner, we discuss the ways social justice work and arts meet, the importance of getting involved and working to get out the vote, Brandon reflects on his postshow plea to the VP-elect four years later, and BVD takes questions from the Patreon Peeps.
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    I Will Vote
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    When We All Vote
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    • 49 min
    #239: Brandon Victor Dixon // Hamilton Broadway // Part One

    #239: Brandon Victor Dixon // Hamilton Broadway // Part One

    Brandon Victor Dixon joins me to discuss his time as Burr on Broadway, takes us back to his early workshop audition, tells how he later came to be part of the show just weeks after closing his Tony nominated performance in Shuffle Along, and Brandon dissects Burr's Judas complex.
    We Are Foundation
    Heaven Help Us All - Stevie Wonder
    Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
    I'll Cover You (reprise) - Brandon Victor Dixon
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    • 43 min
    #238: Jared Dixon // Aaron Burr on the Philip Tour // Part Three

    #238: Jared Dixon // Aaron Burr on the Philip Tour // Part Three

    In part three with Jared Dixon we go into overtime as he shares some of the books that helped him change his outlook on life, discuss the complexities of Hamilton and the country he helped create, and how those reflect in the world we live in today.  
    Washington Post: He’s touring in his dream role in ‘Hamilton.’ Here’s how this actor keeps himself going.
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    • 55 min
    #237: Jared Dixon // Aaron Burr on the Philip Tour // Part Two

    #237: Jared Dixon // Aaron Burr on the Philip Tour // Part Two

    In part two Jared Dixon talks about the musical influences in his life, takes us further down the Hamilton rabbit hole, and tells the story of meeting Nik Walker, who he would later take over the role of Burr for, at another job they shared.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    #236: Jared Dixon // Aaron Burr on the Philip Tour // Part One

    #236: Jared Dixon // Aaron Burr on the Philip Tour // Part One

    Philip tour's Aaron Burr, Jared Dixon sits down to talk about what it was like to join the cast just months before shows were halted, explains why waiting for it worked in his favor, and reflects on some of his craziest full circle moments.  
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    The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess: New Broadway Cast Recording
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    #235: Alex Horwitz // Director, "Hamilton's America" // Part Three

    #235: Alex Horwitz // Director, "Hamilton's America" // Part Three

    In part three Alex Horwitz discusses his role being in the room where it happens, explains why the heart of documentary and scripted film are one in the same, and takes more questions from the Patreon Peeps.
    Whitey: United States of America V. James J Bulger Paradise Lost on HBO
    To Life: Vanessa's Wedding Suprise
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

itsirisj ,

Yessss

Queen G.Pen delivers again. So so so good. Feels like I’m chatting with my family. Raising all the glasses and stars ♥️

bkdrama ,

I Came late to the Hamilton Party

I love this podcast! I began my passion for Hamilton on the the 4th of July weekend when Hamilton the movie came out and then I started making my way through the history of Hamilton from its seeds and this podcast was fantastic..

Love it… I’m wondering where you go next… ?

Bonnie

Expecta Patronum ,

Awesome but I miss Bianca and Chernow

Maybe it is because i am not on social media but I am on the Lin Manuel Miranda and there has been no mention of Bianca for a few episodes. It started when Gillian said that she was away for a wedding and then she changed the part at the end to just her. After that it was just Gillian and no one said anything about Bianca. After episode 67 Chernow chapter stabbed in the dark there was never another Chernow episode that i know of and we have not even gotten to the Reynolds Pamphlet

Any way those are my thoughts
M. Stryk.

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