The Podcast

Our Alice in Wonderland podcast features lighthearted commentary and fun facts about the Lewis Carroll masterpieces Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. We also demonstrate how Alice really is Everywhere, and explore her role in popular culture including Alice in Wonderland movies, tv shows, music, fashion, art, literature, video games and more!


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  For the benefit of Mr. Carroll, it’s Part 2 of our Beatles and Alice in Wonderland extravaganza! We discuss the connections between Paul, George, Ringo and Alice, having explored Lewis Carroll’s influence on John Lennon in Part 1. What early, carefree Beatles ditty does Paul McCartney credit to Lewis […]

Part 2 The Beatles And Alice In Wonderland


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  Why is Lewis Carroll pictured on the cover of one of the most groundbreaking rock and roll albums of all time? Join your host Heather as she explores the influence Alice In Wonderland and Lewis Carroll had on the Beatles! John Lennon in particular was a lifelong fan of […]

Alice In Wonderland And The Beatles Podcast


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  Alice Is Everywhere takes a break from literary pursuits this week to talk about TEA PARTIES! Throwing your own mad tea party for your birthday or other celebration is easier than you might think. We get very detailed in terms of what to wear. (Spoiler alert- Eat Me and […]

How To Throw Your Own Mad Tea Party



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  Who is Harry Furniss, and what the heck goes on in Sylvie And Bruno? We’ll answer one of those questions, as we highlight the somewhat tumultuous and entirely entertaining relationship between Lewis Carroll and one of his later illustrators. We’ll also touch upon the famous John Tenniel and the […]

Lewis Carroll, Typewriters And Illustrators


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  In a world of Alices, Hatters and Queens of Hearts, March Hare finally gets his due this week on Alice Is Everywhere. Review March Hare’s role in Lewis Carroll’s masterpieces Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass. Learn the origin of the phrase “mad as a March Hare.” […]

All March Hare All The Time


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What do you get when you combine Alice In Wonderland with opera? A whole lot of weirdness! Listen to Heather review Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, the new experimental opera by Gerald Barry that was performed at the Disney Concert Hall in November. Then hear excerpts from other recent Alice operas […]

Alice In Wonderland Goes To The Opera



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What can we learn about email communication from an 1890 letter writing guide? You might be surprised! It’s been a few years since Lewis Carroll wrote Eight Or Nine Wise Words About Letter Writing, but his witty advice rings true today: wait a day before sending an angry letter, be […]

Lewis Carroll’s Letter Writing Guide


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  On this special holiday episode of Alice Is Everywhere, learn all about the origins of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and how it started off as The Best Christmas Gift Ever. That’s right, the original written manuscript of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground was given to little Alice Liddell as a […]

A Christmas Poem And The Best Christmas Gift Ever


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I’m sure you’re all familiar with the lyrics, “The Eat Me cake makes you larger, and the Drink Me bottle makes you small.” What’s that? White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane isn’t chock full of lyrical authenticity? Get the story about the creation of this groovy acid rock classic, and hear a […]

White Rabbit And White Queen Chardonnay



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All hail the queens! Episode 30 of Alice Is Everywhere is all about Through The Looking-Glass queens The Red Queen and The White Queen. We throw in a little Queen of Hearts for good measure, along with an in depth discussion of the number 42. Was it really Lewis Carroll’s […]

Through The Looking-Glass Wrap-Up Part 4


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Listen to our Then She Fell review to help decide if you want to shell out the big bucks to watch this immersive theater experience in Brooklyn, New York. Then She Fell is loosely based on Lewis Carroll and his works, including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking-Glass. […]

Then She Fell Review


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Part three of our Through The Looking Glass wrap-up begins with Chapter Five, Wool And Water. Did the White Queen turn into the Sheep? Or was she mysteriously replaced? Learn what chess pieces have to do with the equation, as well as which characters are bishops, rooks, pawns and knights. […]

Through The Looking-Glass Wrap-Up Part 3



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We take a break from our Through The Looking-Glass wrap-up to marvel how one piece of nonsense poetry can inspire very different pieces of music. The first selection to be discussed is The Walrus And The Carpenter from Donovan’s HMS Donovan, a 1971 double album that was meant for children. […]

The Walrus And The Carpenter, Musically Speaking


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Feeling mimsy, uffish or slithy? Our Through The Looking-Glass wrap-up continues with an in depth discussion of Jabberwocky, including some explanations of portmanteaus and old timey Victorian words. Learn all about a picture book depicting Jabberwocky as a one-on-one basketball game, and hear Heather’s review of the Jabberwock Inn in Monterey, […]

Through The Looking-Glass Wrap-Up Part 2


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Who was The White Knight?! Learn all about the 1990 discovery that confirmed the identity of The White Knight from Through The Looking-Glass, And What Alice Found There. Who was this Olive Butler, and what did she have to do with The White Knight anyway? Listen to Heather stammer as she […]

Through The Looking-Glass Wrap-Up Part I



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Chapters 10, 11 & 12 – Shaking, Waking & Which Dreamed It? Episode Summary It takes Alice three chapters to wake up at the end of Through The Looking Glass. Experience the roller coaster of emotions that involve Shaking, Waking and Which Dreamed It? We will of course discuss at length Which Dreamed It, […]

Through The Looking-Glass Podcast Chapters 10, 11 and 12


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  Chapter 9 – Queen Alice Episode Summary Alice finally makes it to the eighth square in Chapter 9 of Through The Looking Glass entitled Queen Alice. She meets up with the Red Queen and White Queen, takes part in a most provoking queenly quiz and later attends (or is it hosts?) the […]

Through The Looking-Glass Podcast Chapter 9


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  Chapter 8 – “It’s My Own Invention” Episode Summary Alice is escorted through the seventh square of the chessboard that is Looking-Glass Land in Chapter 8 of Through The Looking Glass entitled “It’s My Own Invention.” Those quotation marks are totally intentional, someone says “It’s My Own Invention!” Repeatedly! Learn all about […]

Through The Looking-Glass Podcast Chapter 8



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Chapter 7 – The Lion And The Unicorn Episode Summary Alice meets up with The White King in Chapter 7 of Through The Looking Glass entitled The Lion And The Unicorn. Together they check out a certain maned king of the jungle and a mythical horned creature fighting for an equally mythical […]

Through The Looking-Glass Podcast Chapter 7


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Chapter 6 – Humpty Dumpty Episode Summary Alice meets a rather unpleasant egg in Chapter 6 of Through The Looking Glass entitled Humpty Dumpty. She finally learns the meaning of the poem Jabberwocky, while we get the lowdown on Lewis Carroll’s contributions to the English language including chortle and portmanteau. Humpty introduces us […]

Through The Looking-Glass Podcast Chapter 6


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Chapter 5 – Wool And Water Episode Summary Alice takes a rowboat out for a spin in Chapter 5 of Through The Looking Glass entitled Wool And Water. The White Queen is her boating companion, or is it a sheep?! Learn who actually said that famous quote about believing in six impossible things […]

Through The Looking-Glass Podcast Chapter 5



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Chapter 4 – Tweedledum And Tweedledee Episode Summary Alice encounters two chunky, childlike fellows in Chapter 4 of Through The Looking Glass entitled Tweedledum And Tweedledee. They favor her with the very famous poem The Walrus And The Carpenter, and also engage in a battle over a nice new rattle. Plus, hear Heather […]

Through The Looking-Glass Podcast Chapter 4


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Chapter 3 – Looking-Glass Insects Episode Summary Alice finds herself on an accidental train journey in Chapter 3 of Through The Looking Glass entitled Looking-Glass Insects. She makes the acquaintance of a chicken-sized gnat who explains the titular arthropods to her, and wanders through the wood with no names with […]

Through The Looking-Glass Podcast Chapter 3


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Chapter 2 – The Garden Of Live Flowers Episode Summary Alice runs into a bevy of disagreeable flora in Chapter 2 of Through The Looking-Glass, The Garden Of Live Flowers. She also learns just what game she is playing from The Red Queen, and how to advance. In addition, Heather […]

Through The Looking-Glass Podcast Chapter 2



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Chapter 1 : Looking-Glass House Episode Summary In our very first Through The Looking Glass podcast, learn about the origins of the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Hear all about ANOTHER real-life Alice who may have helped inspire the tale. Meet Kitty, Snowdrop, Dinah and a bevy of talking […]

Through The Looking Glass Podcast Chapter 1


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Episode Summary Discover more about Lewis Carroll the man, and learn all about The Nursery Alice as we continue our wrap up of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. We also attempt to answer the age old question, why is the White Rabbit naked in the last illustration?! Be prepared for much […]

Episode 14 – The White Rabbit’s New Clothes


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  Episode Summary Heather pulls herself together after the high emotions of last week’s episode and finally discusses the last chapter of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Plus, we revisit the mystery of the Alice in Wonderland puppy, and hear from Lewis Carroll himself through his 1887 article Alice On The […]

Episode 13 – Sentence First, Verdict Afterwards



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Episode Summary The trial of the Knave of Hearts proceeds during final Chapter 12 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, where Alice’s Evidence is revealed to all. Will the tarts thief be revealed before our hero makes her Wonderland exit? Plus, learn all about Alice’s real life older sister Lorina Liddell. […]

Chapter 12 Alice’s Evidence


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Episode Summary In Chapter 11 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland entitled Who Stole The Tarts?, Alice and Gryphon beat a hasty retreat to the trial of the Knave of Hearts, where some familiar faces serve as witnesses, judge and jury. Plus, learn how the very first published copies of Alice’s […]

Chapter 11 Who Stole The Tarts?


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Episode Summary In Chapter 10 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland entitled The Lobster Quadrille, the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle favor us with a dance, while Alice has a little trouble with her recitation. Plus, enjoy a bowl of Beautiful Soup while Heather explains why Lewis Carroll included so many […]

Chapter 10 The Lobster Quadrille



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Episode Summary The Duchess returns in Chapter 9 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but don’t worry, she’s undergone a complete personality change! Meet everyone’s favorite half-eagle, half-lion, The Gryphon! Plus learn all about the origins of The Mock Turtle. Hope you like puns! Vocabulary Words For Young Listeners moral – noun […]

Chapter 9 The Mock Turtle’s Story


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Episode Summary In Chapter 8 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice finally makes her way into the beautiful garden and engages in a most unusual game of croquet on the Queen’s Croquet-Ground. Say hello once again to White Rabbit and Cheshire Cat, meet the King and Queen of Hearts, and […]

Chapter 8 The Queen’s Croquet-Ground


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Episode Summary Pull up a chair next to the Hatter, Dormouse and March Hare and help yourself to the bread and butter! It’s Chapter 7 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, A Mad Tea-Party, and everyone is invited. Why is a raven like a writing desk, anyway? Vocabulary Words For Young […]

Chapter 7 A Mad Tea-Party



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Episode Summary Chapter 6 Pig And Pepper introduces us to a whole slew of new Alice In Wonderland characters including the Duchess, Cheshire Cat, the baby who turns into a pig and more. Learn all about the origins of Cheshire Cat, and what he and George Harrison of the Beatles […]

Chapter 6 Pig And Pepper


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Episode Summary We’ll give you three guesses as to who Alice meets next in Wonderland in Chapter 5, Advice From A Caterpillar. Be told once again that there is no evidence that Lewis Carroll was on drugs, despite the hookah smoking and mushroom eating and Grace Slick songwriting this chapter […]

Chapter 5 Advice From A Caterpillar


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Episode Summary In Chapter 4 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice gets herself into a sticky situation when she grows too large and gets stuck in the White Rabbit’s house! Meet fan favorite Bill the Lizard, play with the Alice in Wonderland puppy and learn some groovy Victorian slang. Vocabulary […]

Chapter 4 The Rabbit Sends In A Little Bill



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Episode Summary Chapter 3 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland sees Alice and her new friends exiting the pool of tears and participating in a caucus race in which everybody has won and all must have prizes. Plus, learn about Lewis Carroll’s real life contributions to mathematics and voting systems! Vocabulary […]

Chapter 3 A Caucus-Race And A Long Tale


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Episode Summary Chapter 2 The Pool of Tears of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland finds our hero Alice stuck alone in the hallway of doors, until she meets a most curious Mouse swimming in a pool of her tears. Plus, learn about the REAL Alice and the poem All In The […]

Chapter 2 The Pool Of Tears


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O frabjous day! The Alice Is Everywhere podcast is finally here! What will we cover on our ALL Alice in Wonderland podcast? Why, I’m glad you asked! Here’s the official description: “Tune in to our Alice in Wonderland podcast for lighthearted commentary and analysis of the books Alice’s Adventures in […]

Chapter 1 Down The Rabbit-Hole



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The books have been read! The movies have been watched! The research has been researched! The focus groups have been consulted! Okay, that last part isn’t true. But everything else is! The Alice Is Everywhere podcast (our brand new Alice in Wonderland podcast!) is set to launch later this month. […]

Alice in Wonderland Podcast to Launch in Late October