This is yet another very special episode.
We get swept up in the Broadway musical phenomenon about one of America’s relatively unsung founding fathers, presented to modern audiences as a hip-hopera.
It was created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the songwriter for Moana. It is amazing. It is available to hear all over YouTube and the soundtrack (which will almost certainly end up on repeat in your house) will be one of the most valued things you buy all year.
If you’ve never heard of it, or you’ve only heard some talk and a few songs, you should listen to the first two hours of this show as we set the scene for you and explore the characters. Then go listen or even go see it and come back for the last hour which is all spoilerific endgame material.
Joining Sharon and I are Harrison Brockwell, Kaoru Negisa, Jesse Ferguson and Andy Rodriguez.
While there are clips and snippets of the 46 songs throughout the show, the following 12 are played in their entirety in this order.
2. Alexander Hamilton
3. Aaron Burr, Sir
4. My Shot
5. You’ll Be Back
6. The Schuyler Sisters
8. Cabinet Battle #1
9. History Has Its Eyes On You
10. Say No to This
12. One Last Time
Arlington on Bandcamp: https://newcentury.bandcamp.com/album/new-century-arlington