September 12, 2016

EP. 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 says. He tells us how his Hamilton obsession quickly spread to his wife and children, why he feels Hamiltonian himself and the fever dream of going to bowling night with Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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