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Corner of the Sky 3

Dark and Twisty Person

Highlights: High school history, hip-hoperas, Alexander-Hamilton-in-training, moving to Chicago, a (not) surprising amount of Rent conversation, gender-swapping, Wayne Brady.

Music is “In Your Robotic Heart” by Nicolai Heidlas.

Quinn Rose with Alex Cox

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It's Only a Matter of Time

What comes next?

David J. Loehr with Elsa S. Henry, Deborah Stanish and Michael B. Johnson

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This Meeting's at Dawn

Eliza asks Alexander to come back to bed, but he’s too busy writing a goodbye letter in the event he is killed in his duel with Aaron Burr.

Jason Snell with Rachel Donner, Aleen Simms and David J. Loehr

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Weehawken, Dawn. Guns Drawn.

Hamilton refuses to apologize for not endorsing Burr. The two agree to meet for a duel.

Lex Friedman with David J. Loehr, Shannon Sudderth and David Sparks

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Jefferson Has Beliefs, Burr Has None

It’s time for the election of 1800, in which Thomas Jefferson faces off against Aaron Burr—and Hamilton has to choose who to endorse.

Chip Sudderth with Elsa S. Henry, Kathleen Schowalter, Scott Knaster and Alyssa Franke

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The Unimaginable

Alexander and Eliza cope with the death of their son. (Get out the tissues.)

David J. Loehr with Travis Bedard, Shannon Sudderth and Paul Smith

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I Did Exactly As You Said

Philip Hamilton is grievously wounded and is near death.

Monty Ashley with Elsa S. Henry and Emily Nahmanson

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See You on the Dueling Grounds

Philip Hamilton challenges one of his father’s detractors to a duel, and Alexander gives him advice and support.

Chip Sudderth with Rachel Donner, Monty Ashley and Casey Barber

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I'm Erasing Myself from the Narrative

In the wake of the Reynolds Pamphlet, Eliza ponders Alexander’s betrayal and burns their letters.

Andy Ihnatko with Elsa S. Henry, Shannon Sudderth and Aleen Simms

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I Hope You're Satisfied

In an attempt to salvage his professional dignity, Hamilton publishes an admission of guilt that will ruin his personal reputation.

David J. Loehr with Alison Baker, Deborah Stanish, Shannon Sudderth and Jaleh Fazelian

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I Wrote My Way Out

Hamilton, his professional and personal life on the precipice, recalls his childhood in the Carribean.

Chip Sudderth with Casey Barber, Monty Ashley and Rachel Donner

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I Have Reasons for Shame

Madison, Jefferson, and Burr confront Hamilton over evidence of a career-ruining event that isn’t quite the one they were expecting to find.

Andy Ihnatko with Chip Sudderth, Elsa S. Henry and Aleen Simms

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Say What?!

In which John Adams gets confined to one term.

Monty Ashley with Elsa S. Henry and Emily Nahmanson

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Good Luck!

King George returns to discover that George Washington is leaving the scene and John Adams is replacing him.

David J. Loehr with Shannon Sudderth, Deborah Stanish, Alison Baker and Jaleh Fazelian

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At Home in This Nation We've Made

George Washington refuses to run for a third term as President and asks Hamilton to craft his farewell address.

Chip Sudderth with Travis Bedard, Rachel Donner and David J. Loehr

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Follow the Money and See Where it Goes

Jefferson, Madison, and Burr resent Hamilton’s relationship with the president and vow to find a way to disgrace him.

Shannon Sudderth with Christina Grace, Casey Barber and Elissa Goetschius

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I'm Super Dead

It’s Jefferson versus Hamilton in another cabinet battle, this one over supporting France.

Monty Ashley with David Sparks

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They Don't Like You

Aaron Burr stops waiting and makes his move.

David J. Loehr with Monty Ashley, Aleen Simms and David Sparks

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How the Sausage Gets Made

Hamilton, Madison, and Jefferson plot the future of the United States as Aaron Burr looks on from the outside.

Serenity Caldwell with Kamille Washington, Alison Berry and Michael B. Johnson

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Nobody Needs to Know

Alexander Hamilton’s alone in New York. Maria Reynolds is there, too. And when they meet, Hamilton’s future begins to unravel.

David J. Loehr with Sophie Brookover, Tara Anderson and Christina Grace

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There's a Lake I Know

Philip Hamilton shows off for his dad. Angelica writes Alexander a letter. Eliza beseeches her husband to take a summer vacation.

Jason Snell with Kathleen Schowalter, Orli Nativ and Aryeh Cohen-Wade

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A Civics Lesson from a Slaver

George Washington convenes a cabinet meeting, which becomes a battle of ideas and egos between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.

Lex Friedman with Kamille Washington, Kathleen Schowalter and Christina Grace

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Thomas Jefferson's Coming Home

Act Two begins with the return of Thomas Jefferson to the United States.

Deborah Stanish with Michael B. Johnson and Casey Barber

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Intermission

With Lin-Manuel Miranda and several other cast members having departed the Broadway run of “Hamilton,” and with us having reached our intermission break, we decided to take an episode to discuss the experience of seeing “Hamilton” with the original cast, live on Broadway at the Richard Rogers Theatre.

Chip Sudderth with Shannon Sudderth, Kathleen Schowalter and Rachel Donner

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Like You're Running Out of Time

Hamilton and Burr cope with life after the war, leading Hamilton to a decision to join the new American government as the show’s first act concludes.

Serenity Caldwell with Brian Hamilton and Scott Knaster

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You'll Blow Us All Away

In the aftermath of war, Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton talk to their children.

David J. Loehr with Rachel Donner, Tara Anderson and Travis Bedard

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Awesome, Wow!

King George is back, and he is not happy with the results of the war in America.

Chip Sudderth with Andy Ihnatko, Orli Nativ and Sophie Brookover

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Tony Awards special

We watched the Tonys and wanted to talk about it. So here’s a special bonus episode.

David J. Loehr with Shannon Sudderth and Andy Ihnatko

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When I Was Young and Dreamed of Glory

Before battle, George Washington speaks to Hamilton.

Moisés Chiullan with Andy Ihnatko and Kamille Washington

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America's Favorite Fighting Frenchman

Lafayette brings aid from France to help defeat the British at Yorktown, and Hamilton is finally given a chance to lead in battle.

Monty Ashley with Cecily Walker, Alison Berry and Christina Grace

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Let Me Be a Part of the Narrative

Alexander returns home to Eliza, who is pregnant, and asks him not to go back to the war.

Chip Sudderth with Andy Ihnatko, Orli Nativ and Sophie Brookover

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Call Me Son One More Time

The duel is over, but George Washington’s arrival means that Hamilton’s trouble is just beginning.

Jason Snell with Elsa S. Henry, Brian Hamilton and Kathleen Schowalter

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Pray That Hell or Heaven Lets You In

This episode tries to set the record straight with an analysis of the codes of dueling. We hope this will provide you with the satisfaction you demand.

Moisés Chiullan with Shannon Sudderth, Rachel Donner, David J. Loehr and Windy Bowlsby

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I'm a General. Whee!!!!

Things are getting tough in the Revolution, and General Charles Lee becomes a problem.

Andy Ihnatko with Marko Savic, Ashlee Clark Thompson, Casey Barber and Scott Knaster

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I Am Inimitable

Aaron Burr takes center stage and narrates his own story, for a little while.

Serenity Caldwell with David J. Loehr, Rachel Donner and Michael B. Johnson

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You Are the Worst, Burr

They’re just doing the same song again! Is that cheating, or what?

Monty Ashley with Elsa S. Henry, Lex Friedman and Andy Ihnatko

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She'd Be Lying

Angelica rewinds to the first meeting of Alexander and Eliza and shows it from a very different perspective. (And be sure to listen past our own rewind for a discussion of parallels between “Hamilton” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.”)

Shannon Sudderth with Moisés Chiullan, Cecily Walker and Orli Nativ

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At a Revel with Some Rebels

Eliza meets Alexander, and the sky’s the limit.

Brian Hamilton with Rachel Donner, Elsa S. Henry and Michael B. Johnson

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Ladies!

1780, a winter’s ball, and Burr and Hamilton are boasting about their reliability with the ladies.

Andy Ihnatko with Casey Barber, Ashlee Clark Thompson, Scott Knaster and Marko Savic

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Outgunned, Outmanned, Outnumbered, Outplanned

Here comes the General! Hamilton meets George Washington, and a long relationship is formed.

Chip Sudderth with Andy Ihnatko, Monty Ashley, Deborah Stanish and Lex Friedman

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Oceans Rise, Empires Fall

A message from the King! George III makes an appearance to remind the colonies of what they risk if they go it alone.

Jason Snell with Serenity Caldwell, Monty Ashley and David J. Loehr

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Is He In Jersey?

A loyalist broadside is rigorously refuted by Alexander Hamilton, who would rather be divisive than indecisive.

Monty Ashley with Andy Ihnatko, Elsa S. Henry and Lex Friedman

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Raise a Glass to Freedom

A drinking song sung by comrades in a revolution, with a tip of the hat to “Les Misérables.”

Serenity Caldwell and David J. Loehr with Michael B. Johnson and Rachel Donner

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Young, Scrappy, and Hungry

In contrast to Aaron Burr’s talk-less-smile-more approach, Alexander Hamilton gets overexcited and shoots off at the mouth.

Jason Snell with Serenity Caldwell, David J. Loehr and Monty Ashley

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Talk Less, Smile More

Alexander Hamilton arrives in New York and meets Aaron Burr, Lafayette, Hercules Mulligan, and John Laurens.

Brian Hamilton with Rachel Donner, Michael B. Johnson and Elsa S. Henry

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No One in a Powdered Wig is Scrappy

It’s taking the culture by storm, the biggest Broadway musical in years—and it’s about… the first U.S. secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton? It seems unlikely, but nothing about the “Hamilton” story is likely. Lin-Manuel Miranda took the biography of a lesser-known early American figure and turned it into a story full of catchy songs and social commentary, including the rapid-fire hip-hop lyrics and the casting of non-white actors in most of the parts. Four of our “Hamilton”-mad panelists discuss the appeal of the show and why it works so incredibly well.

(This we’ve also launched an entire podcast devoted to “Hamilton”, so if you want to hear various panels discuss the show song by song, you may want to subscribe to that, too.)

Piano intro and outro music from Hamilton played by Christopher Breen.

Jason Snell with Serenity Caldwell, Monty Ashley, David J. Loehr and Chip Sudderth