In this episode, Scott & Burt interview Steve Doyle and Mark Gagen, who run the very successful Wessex Press. You'll hear us speak with this very dedicated team about their publishing experience and how they go about planning and executing some very successful Sherlockian events. We also have our first audio comment from John Pforr (thanks, John!) and Burt reads a Gas Lamp from an old issue of the Baker Street Journal.

Show Notes:
01:05 Introduction
02:21 Welcome to Mark & Steve
07:17 All about Wessex Press/Gasogene Books
13:12 The Sherlock Holmes Reference Library
20:15 Planning conferences, lessons learned and successes
25:32 From Gillette to Brett
26:38 From Gillette to Brett II
33:12 Listener voicemail
34:37 Gas Lamp: from Volume 2, Number 1 of the Baker Street Journal, 1947

Links mentioned in this show:
Wessex Press
The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes
The Sherlock Holmes Reference Library
The Annotated Lost World
Videos from the Granada series with Jeremy Brett
A Study in Celluloid: Michael Cox's account of Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes
The Baker Street Journal

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Direct download: ihearofsherlock02.mp3
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Episode 01 - Welcome and Introduction
We're very excited to debut the first episode of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere. To set the stage for what you'll expect, Scott Monty and Burt Wolder introduce the concept of a Sherlockian podcast.

Although Burt and I are both members of the Baker Street Irregulars and we will speak about the history and goings-on of the BSI, this is not the official podcast of the BSI. Should that august body ever decide to emerge from 1895 and start its own podcast, we'll be sure to let you know.

In this episode, we explore the following topics:

  1. Why a podcast?
  2. Ways to listen to the show
  3. The breadth of interest in Sherlock Holmes
  4. Listener comments - welcome, encouraged, by phone, email or the comment feature below
  5. Show frequency and length
  6. My First Meeting with Sherlock Holmes - Burt and Scott each share their own first experience with the great detective
  7. The Editor's Gas Lamp - from the Baker Street Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2 (1946), "What Is It That We Love In Sherlock Holmes?"

Links mentioned in this show:
Podcast (via Wikipedia)
The Annotated Sherlock Holmes: 2 Vols. in One
The Baker Street Journal

Direct download: I_Hear_of_Sherlock_Everywhere_01.mp3
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