There’s a million things he hasn’t done-but it’s another birthday! Of course he’s a Capricorn!
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Alexander Hamilton is probably THE favorite most popular Founding Father of the day. If you don’t know much about Hamilton-the guy on the ten dollar bill-Ron Chernow has written a great biography about him.
He was our first Treasury Secretary. That sounds really boring. He set up the way our country functions 240 years ago that we still use today. He invented the Coast Guard.
Lin-Manuel Miranda read Chernow’s biography and wrote, produced, and starred in the Broadway hit: Hamilton An American Musical.
Yes, you can take the life of a Founding Father and turn it into a charming awesome production about an orphan immigrant who makes good-then is murdered in a duel by the Vice President of the United States.
There are four podcasts about Hamilton and Hamilton An American Musical:
Pod4Ham: Pod4Ham is a podcast that’s all about the musical “Hamilton,” taking it one track at a time. Every episode will features different groups of people talking about a single track from the Original Broadway Cast Recording. Yes, you can spend thirty or forty minutes talking about one song!
The Hamilcast: I call this the FanGirl Podcast, meant in a very positive funny fashion. From their website: “In this American podcast about an American musical about a bastard orphan, we (your hosts Gillian Pensavalle and Bianca Soto) talk all things Hamilton including how it brings people together, how we find Ham references in everyday life, and the general brilliance of the show.”
The Room Where It’s Happening This podcast also takes each song from the Original Broadway Cast Recording (don’t call it a soundtrack: it’s not) and discusses it. Travon Free and Mike Drucker host this with special super-fan actors, musicians, writers, and comedians,
Hamilton The Podcast on Graphomania
This also is a nice podcast on the musical. Join Robbie Hurlocker and Vinton Bayne as they discuss Hamilton, a hip hop musical based on the life and times of the first treasury secretary of America. I really enjoy how the hosts are knowledgeable about hip-hop and rap, two music genres I don’t know anything about.
More Hamilton and American Revolution History Podcasts
Stuff You Missed in History Class
Tracy Wilson and Holly Fray have several episodes that if you are interested in the Hamilton era:
Hercules Mulligan 5/9/16 and 5/11/16 Podcasts
The Reynolds Pamphlet Live 11/2/16
You need to check out their listings, it’s extensive and interesting!
The Junto Cast is a podcast with a more scholarly approach, produced monthly. Each episode features a roundtable discussion by academic historians, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and guest panelists, exploring a single aspect of early American history in depth.
Several Hamilton episodes:
The Election of 1800 11/5/16
Alexander Hamilton 10/15/2015 and 11/2/2015
Founder in Early American 1/28/15
The Early American Presidents 2/27/2014
Did I miss any Hamilton podcasts or episodes on another show? Please let me know, I would love to listen!