January 23, 2017
EP. 24 — Utkarsh Ambudkar: Making Lin-monade
Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect, The Mindy Project) considers Lin-Manuel Miranda to be family. They grew close doing freestyle hip-hop shows together. Utkarsh was also the first person to play Aaron Burr when Hamilton the musical was still being developed. He realizes now that he didn’t make the most of it. “I was not aware of how large of a situation and an opportunity I was being given at the time,” he tells Travon. But Utkarsh has made his peace with how things turned out— in large part by working on a hip-hop musical all his own.
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April 10, 2017
EP. 33 — Mara Wilson: Live from NYC Pod Fest
Guest Mara Wilson
Writer and actress Mara Wilson (Matilda, Where Am I Now?) joins Travon and Mike onstage at the New York City Podcast Festival to talk about meeting Lin-Manuel Miranda backstage at Hamilton and how acting in films as a child shaped her writing as an adult. Plus, they belt out “What Comes Next” with the live audience and riff on ideas for a new musical starring Cookie from Empire. Travon and Mike also announce their plans to take a break. While they’re away, please call in to share your current favorite Hamilton song at 937-9MYSHOT.
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April 3, 2017
EP. 32 — Rachel Sklar: Musical Theater Knocked Me Up
Guest Rachel Sklar
A self-described theater nerd, Rachel Sklar (TheLi.st) joins Travon to talk about seeing the original cast of Rent on Broadway, writing jokes for the White House Correspondents’ dinner and why she connects so strongly to the song “That Would Be Enough.” Plus, she explains how her love of plays ultimately resulted in her daughter.
March 27, 2017
EP. 31 — Ashley Ford: When Harry (Potter) Met Hamilton
Guest Ashley C. Ford
Writer Ashley Ford (Refinery29) joins Travon to talk about her creative process, how growing up with a huge family shaped her writing, and the importance of seeing young girls of color in books and theatre. Plus, Ashley explains why she gave her ex-boyfriend a ticket to Hamilton and contributes to a knock-out version of “Guns and Ships.”
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