The Washington Post
September 7, 2018
The story of the real Charlotte of ‘Charlotte's Web’
The story of the real Charlotte of ‘Charlotte's Web’
‘Charlotte’s Web’ author E.B. White was a shy man. To get away from life in New York City, he and his wife moved to a farm in Maine. There, he met the spider who inspired him. This episode is co-hosted by Madeline Daly, who won first place at Retropod trivia last Saturday at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
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Retropod is a show for history lovers, featuring stories about the past, rediscovered. Reporter Mike Rosenwald introduces you to history’s most colorful characters - forgotten heroes, overlooked villains, dreamers, explorers, world changers.