0.06: Hamilton Special (with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail)

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AARON BURR: How does a podcast, web thing, 
Recap and chat on The West Wing
Dropped on the internet by nostalgic pals
On a fake President—it makes no sense!
How do Josh and Hrish, on balance,
Manage to land two major Broadway talents?
The two gallants, Lin-Manuel and Tommy Kail,
Got a lot farther by working a lot harder,
By being a lot smarter, by being two self-starters
By watching Jed Bartlet, who’s based a bit on Jimmy Carter.
Well, the word got around that they’re like, "Sorkin is insane, man"
So we sent a lot of emails till we got into their brainpan:
“Do a special episode, lend us some acclaim and
Let’s talk about the napkin in the frame.”
Roll the name, son:
West Wing Weekly Hamilton
This thing is West Wing Weekly Hamilton
There’s a million things these guys have won
So just hit play, just hit play…

footnotes —
Lin and Josh - Sad Sad Conversation - West Wing Bike
The Redcoat Transition (inspired by "previously on The West Wing" music)
“One Last Time” - Hamilton at The White House
Lin Performs “Alexander Hamilton” at the White House Poetry Jam in 2009
Ham4Ham “Walk and Talk” in the White House
Lin on Periscope showing off the West Wing swag in his dressing room
Lin wearing a Bartlet For America shirt while meeting with Aaron Sorkin
Lin and Tommy with their “Game On” ties sent by Brad
The napkin Lin gave Tommy on opening night of Hamilton

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