Supplemental #04 – The True Origin of “Alice”



The origin story of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, the story people tend to hear, about Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell rowing up the river while in improvises a story to entertain her is only half the story. Like past supplemental episodes, it’s a story I want to tell, but it just wanders too far away from the purpose of the main episode, so it is now a supplemental episode, that may lend you some extra insight, when the main episode drops.


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“Water Music” by G.F. Handel

“The Dickens Festival” by Trevor Claringbold

Fun Box 09” by MrFurby

Folktale” by “Antti Martikainen


Recommended Reading











The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition By Lewis Carroll and Martin Gardner; John Tenniel (Illustrator)















The Mystery of Lewis Carroll:

Discovering the Whimsical, Thoughtful, and Sometimes Lonely Man

Who Created “Alice in Wonderland” By Jenny Woolf





Carroll, Lewis (1999-11-17). The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition W. W. Norton & Company. Kindle Edition.

Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert. The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.

Woolf, Jenny (2010-03-04). The Mystery of Lewis Carroll: Discovering the Whimsical, Thoughtful, and Sometimes Lonely Man Who Created “Alice in Wonderland” St. Martin’s Press. Kindle Edition.



Alice and the White Rabbit. Walt Disney Productions, 1951. DVD.

Alice in Wonderland. Prod. Walt Disney. Perf. Kathryn Beaumont. RKO Radio Pictures, 1951. DVD.

Initiation of Alice in Wonderland: The Looking Glass of Lewis Carroll. Dir. Philip Gardiner. Perf. Julie Dickson-Gardiner and Philip Gardiner. Reality Entertainment, 2010. DVD


World Wide Web

“Alice in Wonderland.” Disney Wiki. N.p., n.d. Web. 2015.

Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures under Ground. Guildford, Eng.: Genesis Publications in Association with Australia and New Zealand Book, 1979.

Lewis Carroll. (2015). The website.

Curiouser and Curiouser: The Evolution of Wonderland. Lauren Millikan, 9 Feb. 2011.

“The Secret World of Lewis Carroll.” YouTube. YouTube, 2 Feb. 2015.


  1. Loved it, have been looking forward to your next episode for a while.

    I just happened to start reading Alice in Wonderland this week, so you podcast was great. I seem to be only to read one chapter at a time, not really a progression or overall theme except for silliness, granted I just finished the Mock Turtle’s story, but there does not seem to be point to the whole thing.

    Still I love your podcast, keep up the great work and congrats on the new addition to your family.

    I have a podcast of my own, Scouts Out (currently having trouble with Itunes after 10 episodes) but it is on my blog as well every Saturday.

    A.A. Forringer

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