The Plugged In Show, Episode 40: Hamilton’s Cultural Encore

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Alexander Hamilton’s been dead for more than 200 years. What relevance could the guy possibly have to those of us living in the 21st-century?

Turn his life into a musical, and the answer is plenty.

Our panel of esteemed Plugged In experts gabs about Hamilton, the Broadway phenomenon-turned Disney+ phenomenon, on this week’s podcast. We delve into the musical’s good points, its cautionary elements and discuss just what’s lost—and what’s gained—by turning history into entertainment. Check it out here, and listen to our lively, provocative conversation.

Oh, and did you know that Hamilton was a father, too? I think he could’ve used Daniel P. Huerta’s 7 Traits of Effective Parenting, available for purchase now. We’re not saying that it’s guaranteed to keep your children from engaging in pistol duels, but it couldn’t hurt.

Adam R. Holz

After serving as an associate editor at NavPress’ Discipleship Journal and consulting editor for Current Thoughts and Trends, Adam now oversees the editing and publishing of Plugged In’s reviews as the site’s director. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children. In their free time, the Holzes enjoy playing games, a variety of musical instruments, swimming and … watching movies.