New episode of With a Side of Knowledge podcast features Hamilton’s Patrick Vassel

Author: Ted Fox

With a Side of Knowledge cover art, featuring the show's title over a Notre Dame monogram waffle

With a Side of Knowledge is a podcast produced by the Office of the Provost at the University of Notre Dame. It brings listeners informal interviews with fascinating scholars and professionals from both Notre Dame and elsewhere that take place over brunch.

The show’s fifth episode, “On Hamilton and Making the Thing(s),” was released Thursday, July 26, and features Patrick Vassel, associate and supervising director for Hamilton, the mega-hit hip-hop musical about America’s founding that first took Broadway and then the entire country by storm. 

Vassel and host Ted Fox talked about, what else—the making of Hamilton, from creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s songwriting and the early days of the production to everything that goes into keeping this cultural phenomenon the show it was intended to be. 

You can visit to learn more about the podcast, including how to find it on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher. You can also search “With a Side of Knowledge” in your favorite podcast app or listen to the episode with Vassel using the player below.