The Room Where It's Happening

The Room Where It's Happening

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If you're obsessed with the musical Hamilton, have the soundtrack on repeat non-stop and feel helpless without your fix, we have good news for you: you are not alone. Join hosts Travon Free (Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons) and Mike Drucker (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) as they welcome super-fan actors, musicians, writers, and comedians on a song-by-song journey through the biggest musical of all time. You can even add your voice to the chorus -- don't forget to call and tell us your favorite song at 937-9MYSHOT.

Episodes

17. John Tesh: Hamilton, Nine Times Over  

Award-winning musician and radio host John Tesh has certainly earned the title of Hamilton superfan. At last count, he'd seen the show nine times. He joins Travon and Mike to geek out about the soundtrack and talk about the time Lin-Manuel Miranda shouted to him from onstage. He also raps some fatherly verses he wrote about his teenage daughter. Plus, Travon and Mike get answers to all of their questions about Tesh's iconic NBA theme song, "Roundball Rock."This episode is brought to you by Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape podcast, Sock Club ( www.sockclub.com code: HAMILTON), MVMT Watches ( www.mvmtwatches.com/hamilton ), and Berklee ( www.online.berklee.edu/hamilton ).

16. Matt Belknap: Converted Skeptic  

Matt Belknap (Never Not Funny) grew up listening to hip hop artists like Run-D.M.C. and Public Enemy, but he wasn't initially convinced that he would like a hip hop musical. Then he listened to the Hamilton cast album from start to finish on a...

15. David Korins: Designing Hamilton  

As Hamilton's set designer, David Korins had the daunting task of devising what the hit show should look like. He joins Travon to discuss the process behind telling the visual story of Hamilton, including the famed turntable stage. As he...

14. Alex Lacamoire: Musical Mastermind  

Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton, Wicked) is Hamilton's music supervisor, orchestrator and arranger. "Anything that has to do with the way the music sounds in the show and the way it's performed, that all goes through me," he explains...

13. Hasan Minhaj: Hamilton's Tupac Factor  

Comedian and actor Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show, Homecoming King) is here to remind you that America itself is an immigrant story. He and Travon discuss why dissonance is patriotic and ponder how to make Hamilton tickets more accessible to black and...

12. Jesse Tyler Ferguson: A Whole Other Level  

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) has had his share of Hamilton adventures, including going backstage with Michelle Obama and singing carpool karaoke with Lin-Manuel Miranda. He tells Travon and Mike about getting from Albuquerque to New York...

12. Jesse Tyler Ferguson: A Whole Other Level  

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) has had his share of Hamilton adventures, including going backstage with Michelle Obama and singing carpool karaoke with Lin-Manuel Miranda. He tells Travon and Mike about getting from Albuquerque to New York...

11. David Gregory: A Different American Lens  

Journalist David Gregory (The David Gregory Show, CNN) joins Travon and Mike to talk about his favorite 1980s hip hop artists, listening to the Hamilton soundtrack with his 10-year-old son, and why he'd like to see President Obama and Ted Cruz in...

10. Alex Horwitz: Rolling Cameras on Hamilton  

About four years ago, director Alex Horwitz began bugging his friend Lin-Manuel Miranda to film him as he worked on his latest project: a set of songs about Alexander Hamilton. Miranda wasn't sure yet if they would become a show or a concept...

9. Yvette Nicole Brown: Heart, Comedy, History  

Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple, Community) has been friends with Leslie Odom Jr. for over a decade. If that's not enough to make you jealous, how about the fact that she was in the audience for Hamilton's opening night on Broadway? She...

8. Kevin Daniels: It's Not Hype  

Actor Kevin Daniels (Modern Family, Sirens) thinks Hamilton is the most inspiring piece of theatre he's ever seen. He's particularly amazed by the sheer amount of story that the Hamilton cast members pack into every performance. He tells...

7. Anthony Ramos: Making Life Onstage  

Anthony Ramos has Hamilton in his bones. He's performed the show on Broadway hundreds of times in his dual role as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton— but he still gets pumped when "Wait for It" comes on. Before being cast in Hamilton...

6. Tracy Clayton: Hamilton Privilege  

Podcast maven Tracy Clayton (Another Round) is here and she's ready to confess the number of times she's gone to see Hamilton (both the musical and that one statue in Boston). Of the many things Tracy loves about the show, she particularly...

5. John Hodgman: The Immediate Effect  

Comedian and writer John Hodgman caught the Hamilton bug at the gym, where he first listened to the soundtrack on Travon's recommendation. He was immediately smitten. "I've never experienced art that has taken hold so quickly," he...

4. Jasmine Cephas Jones: My Jaw Dropped  

You may know Jasmine Cephas Jones as Maria Reynolds or Peggy Schuyler. Jasmine describes what it was like to audition for Hamilton and go on to make her Broadway debut in the show. She tells us why she so admires her fellow Schuyler sisters and dishes...

3. Ron Chernow: Rockstar Biographer  

Without historian Ron Chernow, Hamilton the musical probably wouldn't exist.  It was Chernow's critically-acclaimed biography of Alexander Hamilton that first inspired Lin-Manual Miranda to put Hamilton's story to music. These days...

2. Kristin Chenoweth: My Shot  

Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked) does not throw away her shot in life and career, and definitely not in this episode. She talks about the timelessness of some of the show's themes, shares what it's like, on a personal level, when originating cast...

1. Adam Savage: Hamilton is Our Shakespeare  

Adam Savage (Mythbusters) has listened to the Hamilton soundtrack hundreds of times, and still finds things new things to learn and love. He also busts some myths about the musical's stage design. His favorite song (and he’s ready to sing it) is...

The Room Where It's Happening  

A sneak peek of Hamilton fan podcast “The Room Where It's Happening,” coming to Earwolf on August 15th! Join hosts Travon Free and Mike Drucker on a song-by-song journey through the biggest musical of all time. Superfan guests include Kristin...

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