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  • Writer's pictureLiz Busby

Ep 10 - Hamilton: Church History Needs More Rap Battles

Surprisingly few movies exist about the revolutionary period of American history, but a huge exception is the musical phenomenon known as Hamilton. We discuss the various receptions of the musical, both in the Obama era when it premiered and in 2020 when the Disney+ recording was released. We also look at the significance of the constitutional era of American history for Latter-day Saints and how that impacts our reception of the musical. Can we learn anything about how to treat difficulties in our own history from the musical?

Our Ratings: Content: Telestial Artistic Merit: 5 popcorn balls Gospel Connections: 5 apricots

Best Books:

Carl - For All Mankind (Apple TV+)

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Video editing by Liz Busby; Audio mastering by Carl Cranney

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