Gobbledygeek episode 409, “Hamilton (feat. Sarah Kosheff),” is available for listening or download right here and on Apple Podcasts here.
2020 may be an absolute shitshow, but thanks to Disney+, we can all be in the living room where it happens: the filmed performance of Hamilton, recorded in 2016 with the original Broadway cast, is now available to stream. Paul and Arlo may have talked about Hamilton, oh, once or twice or 18 times since its debut five years ago, but luckily über-fan Sarah Kosheff is on hand to help them find new things to say. Arlo talks about getting to see an actual production of Hamilton for the first time, Paul relays the time he was sprayed with Groff sauce, the gang discusses the up-close nuance of the troupe’s acting, and they address some of the political and cultural criticisms of the show.
Next: we get all dolled up for a Geek Challenge featuring Puppet Master and Seed of Chucky.
Total Run Time: 02:15:20
- 00:00:18 – Intro / Guest
- 00:01:34 – Main Topic
- 02:09:40 – Outro / Next
- “Alexander Hamilton” by Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton, Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (2015)
- “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story” by Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton, Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (2015)
- The Podcast Where It Happens
- “We got comfortable with Hamilton. The new film reminds us how risky it is.” by Alissa Wilkinson, Vox
- “Hamilton’s Secret Character: How Death Appears Throughout The Show” by Hannah Shaw-Williams, Screenrant
- “Eliza’s Gasp at the End of Hamilton Has the Internet Divided” by Elena Nicolaou, Oprahmag.com
- “Hamilton is fanfic, and its historical critics are totally missing the point” by Aja Romano, Vox
- “Why Hamilton is as frustrating as it is brilliant — and impossible to pin down” by Aja Romano, Vox
- “Hamilton True Story: What Did Lin-Manuel Miranda Change?” by Laura Potier, Screenrant
- “Hamilton and the Historical Record: Frequently Asked Questions” by Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times
- “Hamilton Movie Sees Renewed Calls to ‘Cancel’ Show Over Depiction of Slavery” by Staff, Inside Edition
- “In Defense of Hamilton” by Michael McLean, We’re History
- “Hamilton felt revolutionary in 2015 — but it strikes a different chord today” by Cate Young, Today