May 15, 2016
"See how beautifully the spring works" [STUD]
Spring is here! Suh-per-ing is here! Life is skittles and life is beer...
You may not have realized this, but more than a quarter of the Sherlock Holmes stories occurred in the spring. We took the opportunity to call out a few of them an delve into why the season worked as both a setting for the stories and as tool to juxtapose Holmes and Watson.
Of course, we don't stop there, as we chat about what our 100th episode may contain (just four episodes away!), a trending book topic on Twitter, the masterful scholarship that William S. Baring-Gould leveraged to determine his chronology, and welcome special guests Tom Lehrer and Orson Welles.
The Sherlockian news is here to get you caught up, our Gas-Lamp is from the current issue of the Baker Street Journal (Vol. 66, No. 1), Rob Nunn joins us as a victim contestant on Mental Exaltation, and we give you a sneak peek into what IHOSE Episode 97 will contain.
Our special thanks goes out to Mary Miller for her extraordinary Patreon support! Won't you join her and others by clicking on the button?
1:50 Welcome / witty banter
2:45 "Burning Leaves in Spring" by Christopher Morley
7:21 Preparing for our 100th episode
9:23 Sponsor #1: Wessex Press
13:28 Discussing the stories from the Sherlock Holmes stories in the spring
According to William S. Baring-Gould, the following stories took place in the spring (March 21-June 20): SCAN, IDEN, BOSC, SPEC, COPP, YELL, STOC, REIG, FINA, EMPT, SOLI, PRIO, 3STU, WIST, 3GAB, SHOS
34:41 A special guest waxes poetic on the power of peas
41:10 What's wrong with this date?
43:37 Sponsor #2: The Baker Street Journal
46:38 The Sherlockian news
1:00:14 Sponsor #3: Amanda Lester, Detective
1:02:24 Mental Exaltation quiz show
1:08:28 The Editor's Gas-Lamp
1:14:47 Important announcements
1:17:58 A preview of Episode #97
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The Wessex Press, featuring Sherlockian Heresies
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And Paula Berinstein's Amanda Lester, Detective series for young adults.
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