The JuntoCast is happy to be back after scheduling issues forced us to extend our summer hiatus. However, we believe the wait has been worth it. Our new episode features an in-depth discussion about the life and times of Alexander Hamilton. Best of all, we were fortunate enough to be joined by the world’s leading expert on Alexander Hamilton, Yale Professor Joanne Freeman. We were also joined by a second guest panelist for the first time, Nora Slonimsky, a PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center.
In two weeks, we will release the third episode of The JuntoCast, Extra! It will feature a discussion by the same panelists on the current “Hamilton Moment.” With a number of popular biographies and a smash Broadway hip-hop musical based on his life, Alexander Hamilton is currently experiencing a very high peak in terms of his popular legacy. In our Extra! episode, we will explore this current peak and the possible reasons behind it, along with a discussion of “Hamilton: An American Musical,” which our two guest panelists have been fortunate to have seen.
At the end of the upcoming academic year, The JuntoCast will be celebrating its third anniversary. We are proud to be the first podcast dedicated to early American history and we feel fortunate and humbled to have watched our audience grow consistently over the last 2 1/2 years. Between now and June of 2016, we have some excellent episodes planned and, as always, if you have any feedback or would like to suggest a topic or guest panelists, please email us at: thejuntocast[at]gmail[.]com.
Finally, we ask all our listeners to take a moment or two to please go to the show’s iTunes page and leave a rating and a review. These ratings and reviews help The JuntoCast come up more often in iTunes searches. So your taking the time to leave a rating and review actually helps expand the podcast’s audience, as does linking to our episodes on Twitter and Facebook. In the words of our indomitable host, Ken Owen, “Thanks for listening and we hope you’ll join us for the next episode!”