About Us

Down the Rabbit Hole is a monthly radio show all about children’s books, hosted by Caroline Carpenter, Hannah Love, Charlie Morris and Sam Sedgman. Our monthly episodes feature special guests from the world of children’s publishing, who join us for wide-ranging chats about our new discoveries and perennial favourites, from picture books to young adult novels and everything in-between.

Our episodes are broadcast monthly on Resonance 104.4 FM, and are available on every major podcast platform.

Meet the Team

Caroline Carpenter is Deputy Features Editor at The Bookseller and Chair of the YA Book Prize. She has worked at The Bookseller since 2013, following publishing internships and a stint at The Voice newspaper, and is also the author of Guide to the Hunger Games.

Hannah Love has wonderful hair and enjoys putting daffodils inside her cat vase.

Charlie Morris is Marketing Manager at Macmillan Children’s Books and previously worked as Publicity & Marketing Manager at Little Tiger Group, where she was shortlisted for a PPC Award for her work on the BAME YA anthology, A Change Is Gonna Come, and she spearheaded the campaign for LGBTQ+ YA anthology PROUD which won the Visionary Honours Award 2020. She is a former independent bookseller at The Book House in Thame, a founding member of the Pride in Publishing network, acting on the committee as advisory and social media manager.

Sam Sedgman is the award-winning co-author of the bestselling Adventures on Trains series of middle-grade mysteries. Before writing stories for children, he worked as a journalist, playwright, and digital producer at the National Theatre, where he produced and presented their podcast. He has also founded a company creating bespoke murder mystery treasure hunts for adventurous Londoners.

Our History

Down the Rabbit Hole was founded in 2014 by Katherine Woodfine, Melissa Cox and Louise Lamont, in response to discussions about the lack of children’s books coverage in the mainstream media. It was selected by the Times as one of their Top 10 podcasts for children; shortlisted by FutureBook for the 2018 Podcast of the Year Award; and given a special mention in the London Book Fair UK Book Blog Awards Podcaster of the Year Award 2019 for its ‘pioneering childrens’ book content’. Most recently it was shortlisted for Podcaster of the Year Award in the UK Book Blog Awards 2020.