History Extra podcast

Hamilton: the man behind the musical

46:38 | Jan 4th, 2018

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We explore the amazing life story of Alexander Hamilton, with Ron Chernow, whose biography of the American Founding Father inspired the hip-hop musical sensation.

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The creative interplay is fascinating between Chernow, the historian who wrote “Alexander Hamilton” and Lin-Manuel Miranda in creating The musical. Hip hop poetry “leapt off the page” for Miranda as he read—it’s the poetry of outsiders.