Othersode #43: Phantom of the Suburbs / Hamilton!
Join us *in the room where it happens* to talk about “Hamilton,” the 2015 hit Broadway musical that recently became available to stream on Disney+! We talk about our favorite characters and moments, how women are represented, deviations from history (but in a not-annoying way!), other musicals that have had crossover cultural success, and how “Hamilton” represents our particular politico-historical moment. Also—the #BookSquadBlog is back! Check it out for brand new content! For our next #Bookpisode on August 10, read “Magic for Liars” by Sarah Gailey. Then, check out the new film adaptation of “The Secret Garden” for our next #Othersode on August 24. Send your thoughts on “Hamilton” or any other topic we’ve covered to email@example.com or DM us on social media @booksquadgoals!
0:30 – Intro and icebreaker
8:21 – Musical intro
11:38 – What’s your experience with this musical?
19:06 – Wikes and dislikes
33:42 – Women in the musical
46:00 – Controversy about the musical, representing history
59:11 – Crossover success!
1:06:07 – Recorded musicals v movies v live
1:27:57 – What’s everyone’s favorite leitmotif?
1:37:40 – Listener feedback
1:39:40 – Special announcements
1:43:41 – What’s on the blog? What’s up next?
– Historical facts: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/06/movies/hamilton-musical-history-facts.html
– Hamilton cast Q&A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFaUY3OAzow
– Adam’s scholarship: https://gail.uga.edu/adam-cramond-martin-giving
– Kickstarter for Two Trumps and a Lie: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sethgriffin/two-trumps-and-a-lie-card-game
Some Resources to Fight Racial Injustice:
PDX Portland Bail Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/pdx-protest-bail-fund
Black Lives Matter https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019
NAACP Legal Defense Fund: https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6857/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=15780&_ga=2.209233111.496632409.1590767838-1184367471.1590767838
Communities United Against Police Brutality https://www.cuapb.org/
Reclaim the Block https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/home/#about
Change.org petition for Justice for Breonna Taylor https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor
Change.org petition for Justice for George Floyd https://www.change.org/p/mayor-of-minneapolis-justice-for-george-floyd
Change.org petition for Justice for Ahmaud Arbery https://www.change.org/p/liberty-county-distric-attorney-justice-for-ahmaud-arbery
A Detailed List of Anti-Racism Resources: https://medium.com/wake-up-call/a-detailed-list-of-anti-racism-resources-a34b259a3eea
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice: https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234