18. Charles Dickens' Pet Raven & the Whitechapel Bell Foundry
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This episode is inspired by Georgia's recent trip to Philadelphia. We're discussing Charles Dickens' pet raven, Grip, and how she inspired Edgar Allen Poe to write one of his most famous poems, and the many ravens named after her that have served as guardians of the Tower of London. Then we move down the street to the Whitechapel Bell Foundry where the Liberty Bell was cast and where Big Ben was recast. 

So pour yourself a cup of tea and #getcomfy.

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