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The Crafting System Episode 11: You’re Not My Dad, Alexander Hamilton

The Crafting System Episode 11: You’re Not My Dad, Alexander Hamilton
Ness
  • On April 19, 2016

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Trigger warning: Rape. Ness and Eris briefly discuss the mention of Sally Hemings in “Hamilton.”

In episode 11, Ness and Eris talk about how fraught it can be to recommend something you really love—and the outcome of their grand bargain. (To recap: Ness agreed to play “Undertale” in exchange for Eris listening to “Hamilton” multiple times.) Eris gets serious about her feelings about the mythology surrounding the Founding Fathers—and Ness thinks she may have missed the point: that Hamilton is fanfic.

They also discuss:

Also the word Ness was looking for was “conflating.” Some white fans of Hamilton are conflating the actual historical figures with the actors who play them, which is not OK.

Reach out to us. Email Ness at ness@cant-talk.com and Eris at eris@cant-talk.com.

Follow us on Twitter: @craftingsystem. Follow Eris at @erissaid. Follow Ness at @paperbytheton. You can also check out what we’re doing on our Instagram, @craftingsystem. We’re on iTunes. If you could rate and review us there, that would be awesome. Ness will send you Hamilton gifs if you do.

Ness an editor and contributor at Can’t Talk. Eris Esquire runs Law Levels Up.

Our avi is by Chachi Bobinks, and our theme song is “Peanut Butter Cupquakes” by Big Giant Circles.

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