About The Hamilcast

In this homegrown podcast, I talk to my co-hosts and guests about all things Hamilton including how it brings people together, how we find Ham references in everyday life, and the general brilliance of the show: from people actually involved in the production, to the minds behind some of the best social media accounts inspired by Hamilton, to teachers who use the music to get their students excited about history, and everything in between.

Notable guests include Hamilton cast members Javier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, James Monroe Iglehart, Andrew Chappelle, Seth Stewart, Michael Luwoye, Lexi Lawson, Gregory Treco, Gregory Haney, Jevon McFerrin, J. Quinton Johnson, Nik Walker, Karla Garcia, Anthony Lee Medina, Hope Endrenyi, and Eliza Ohman; Hamilton Ableton programmer Scott Wasserman; Broadway actors and Ham superfans Anthony Rapp and Ilana Levine; Ham4Ham videographer Howard Sherman; Nicole Scholet from the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society; President and CEO of Graham Windham Jess Dannhauser; and the ladies of @HamiltonsSquad, @TheHamWing, and @HamiltonAsDogs.

The discussion of Ron Chernow's "Alexander Hamilton" starts in episode three. If you're interested, please feel free to read along with us; we'll be going chapter-by-chapter and provide detailed and reference-heavy outlines for each #Cherpter. But there's no pressure! There's plenty to talk about and this is not a super serious history class.

When I started this podcast in January of 2016, I could not have imagined the incredible community that has built 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 you've come across, let me know! I love hearing about things like that. Email TheHamilcast [at] gmail [dot] com, or contact me on social media @TheHamilcast.

I have the honor to be your obedient servant,


Gillian Pensavalle

Gillian Pensavalle is a born and raised New Yorker who says hello to dogs on the street (but always asks permission first.). In addition to being an Emmy Award winning on-camera host, Gillian and her husband Michael Paul Smith created and star in "The Residuals," a comedy series about auditioning for commercials. Gillian is an unabashed karaoke enthusiast, a proud Ravenclaw, and loyal to House Stark.

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If you have any great Ham stories or funny references you've come across, please let us know! We love hearing about things like that.

And if the spirit of Hamilton compels you to pick up a pen and start writing you can always send a pamphlet:
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