Faithspotting Hamilton

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Faithspotting is a podcast (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify) dedicated to spotting and discussing faith elements in film, TV and Music.

Click the link to listen to the Faithspotting – Hamilton Podcast

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Walt Disney Company    Daveed Diggs / Lin-Manuel Miranda

In this first episode premiering August 14th 2020, hosts Kenny Dickson and Mike Hatch discuss the film and faith elements in the Disney+ film and cultural phenomenon Hamilton. The film was recorded over several performances at the Richard Rogers Theatre on Broadway, and includes the original Broadway Cast featuring  Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton); Leslie Odom, Jr. (Aaron Burr); Daveed Diggs (Thomas Jefferson & Marquis de Lafayette); Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton); and Jonathan Groff (King George).

The following faith topics, and corresponding songs, were spotted in the story as told through Lin-Manuel Miranda’s lyrics and music.


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Lin-Manuel Miranda

A new identity available in Christ. “Alexander Hamilton”





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Jonathan Groff


  • The world turned upside down through the Incarnation. “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)”







Leslie Odom Jr.

Imitating the humility of Jesus instead of pride in personal accomplishments. “The Room Where It Happens”





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Philippa Soo/ Miranda

The unimaginable reconciling and healing power of forgiveness. “It’s Quiet Uptown”




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Soo and Cast

Accepting the call as disciples of Jesus to tell the Gospel of Christ. “Who Lives Who Dies Who Tells Your Story”


 Faithspotting is found on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.  Weekly episodes are released on Friday mornings.  Please listen, subscribe and share.

For information regarding a Study Guide on the faith elements spotted in Hamilton email

Next Week’s episode: Tom Hanks in Greyhound

About revkennydickson

I am a United Methodist minister and my professional passion is connecting issues of life and faith to film and other artforms. I am also interested in autism awareness and ministry and special needs. I am married to Michelle and have two children.
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2 Responses to Faithspotting Hamilton

  1. Pam Capener says:

    Ok. As you know, I am not very technical. How do I listen and susscribe?

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Here is the link to Google Podcasts. You can also search on Google, Spotify and The apple podcast app. I will also post tomorrow on Facebook after the episode is released.

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