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Decoding Alice in Wonderland on its 150th anniversary

June 7th, 2015

Episode 431 of 1214 episodes

Alice in Wonderland is 150 years old, but its hookah smoking caterpillar and girl taking a mind altering substance found its way into contemporary pop culture. Yet its author, Charles Dodgson (pen named Lewis Carroll), was far from radical, and used his children's story to send up the religious reformists of his day.