S02 Ep. 3 – Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda Schuyler Sisters

It’s time for Jeff and I to discuss the pop culture phenomenon that is the great Lin-Manuel Miranda. We have previously talked about his work on Hamilton in our Tony Awards Chat. Now we’re bringing you a full hour on the man himself, and his ever-impressive catalog of musicals, movie soundtracks, and collaborations.

We start by talking about Hamilton, with the caveat that neither of us has actually seen it. The fact that we can talk about a musical in depth without having seen the show is a testament to the power of this cultural product. It’s also a testament to the talent and genius of Lin-Manuel Miranda himself. How lucky we are to be alive right now. The main way we’ve interacted with Hamilton is through the cast album. Have you listened to it yet? Of course you have, it’s awesome.

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Cast Albums

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How To Watch Old Musicals

Old Musicals Shipoopi

Classic musicals are pretty damn great. The music is moving, the lyrics are sharp, the dancing is impressive, and the costumes are swoon-worthy. Theatre is built on tradition and many (most?) of the great stories told there are retellings and adaptations of very old stories. This traditionalism adds a heaping dose of nostalgia to the […]

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