Episode 111: Hip Hop Holmes

"Yes, Mr. Holmes, I teach music." [SOLI] 

 

It's our final show of 2016, we welcome Karen Wilson to the program to discuss a variety of musical associations of hers with Sherlock Holmes. From teaching to composing to performing, she does it all, and incorporates that into her Sherlockian pursuits.

 
We're treated to one of the best toasts of the year, "Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street," performed for us by Karen. It was inspired by "Alexander Hamilton" from the hit musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and it does not disappoint.
 
Karen shares with us her muse, the creative process, her other inspirations and more in this memorable interview. Plus, a solution for getting kids to put down those pesky electronic devices.

Burt and Scott mention some Sherlockian resolutions for 2017; what are yours? And do you have suggestions for guests for 2017? Let us know with a call, a comment, or an email.

 

 

 

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Notes

1:35 Hello and introduction

2:21 Sherlockian resolutions for 2017

6:30 Wessex Press

7:45 A quick Doctor Who aside

9:22 Karen Wilson joins the show

14:30 Burt discovers Karen's hidden talent with a Hamilton-inspired toast

23:15 The creative process

26:57 Looking back at other Sherlockian music, including Harvey Officer and his contributions

33:42 Gilbert and Sullivan parodies are typically well-received, such as "He Is the Very Model of the Modern Major Medico"

36:02 Flanders and Swann inspire

42:42 Appearing at the Gaslight Gala

47:55 A new Sherlockian society idea

51:09 Sherlock Holmes Brand 

52:06 The Baker Street Journal

53:40 Final thoughts for 2016

 

 

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Episode 110: Sociable and Clubbable

"It is for the convenience of these that the Diogenes Club was started" [GREE] 

Sherlockian societies are literally everywhere. Go ahead and check — we'll wait. And just as there are many things that make them unique, there are just as many that bind them together.

Whether it's traditions, geography, frequency, or program style, Sherlock Holmes is at the center of it all. And while Sherlock and his brother Mycroft felt right at home at the Diogenes Club, which was created for the most unsociable and unclubbable men around, Sherlockian gatherings exist for just the opposite reason. We band together because we're gregarious people and we have a common love of all things related to the Sherlock Holmes stories.

Burt's recent travels have taken him to a number of Sherlock Holmes groups, and he reflects on what's special about each. You might find some confluence with groups you belong to; or perhaps there are stark differences. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think other interested Sherlockians should know about your local group's traditions.

 

Listen along to hear about these and other discoveries, including Scott's revelation that there's a difference between the Hoboken Free State and the Hoboken-free state. Top it off with our Gas-Lamp, the poem "" by Charles E. Lauterbach, which appeared in the 1958 Baker Street Journal Christmas Annual.

 


 

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Notes

1:32 Hello and introduction

2:49 Wessex Press

4:15 There's another podcast out there

6:54 The people and the groups related to our hobby

11:01 The Grillparzer Club of the Hoboken Free State

15:28 The Christopher Morley Walk at the Baker Street Irregulars and Friends Weekend

18:56 Frequency, traditions and creativity galore mean unique experiences

33:55 Let's hear about your area's Sherlockian society's traditions

34:52 The News!

38:15 Tribute to Andrew Sachs

43:52 The Baker Street Journal

45:23 The Editor's Gas-Lamp

52:23 Your help needed

 

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Episode 109: Behind the Canonical Screen

"Holmes crouched down behind the screen" [HOUN]

 

Every four years, the Baker Street Irregulars host a conference of sorts. We shared with you some of our impressions from the Chautauqua conference in Episode 104.

 

This time, we step back to the conference immediately preceding it - Behind the Canonical Screen, which took place in Los Angeles at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in 2012. We're joined by Lyndsay Faye, BSI ("Kitty Winter"), ASH and Ashley Polasek, ASH, who co-edited the book containing the papers and presentations from the conference, Sherlock Holmes: Behind the Canonical Screen, published by the BSI Press.

 

They tell us about the goings-on at the conference, of watching the screenings while attending an academic symposium, the power of symbolism, costume and more. We have two sponsors, plus a bonus Sherlock Holmes Brand ad, for your listening pleasure.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT

Episode 108: Becoming a Sherlockian

"If a man has a hobby, he follows it up" [ILLU] 

One of the perennially favorite sets of episodes is the Sherlockian 101 series we did (originally Episode 4 and Episode 5). Many of our longtime listeners may have heard these, but some may not have listened to them in a while. And we recognize that we may have new listeners who may not have gone through our extensive back catalog.

Therefore, we decided to resurrect and combine these episodes into one larger show to help you understand just what goes in to this little hobby of ours. From the original stories, to the advent of Sherlock Holmes as a pop culture figure, our love of all things Victorian and just getting started, you'll get a good grounding in the language and customs of our hobby.

Then, we'll help you understand the community of people that we call Sherlockians (or is that Holmesians?) who have been at this for over 100 years. From the publications they produce to the meetings they hold, we'll give you a grounding of the language, names and even traditions at some of these groups.

We'll cap it off with a tribute to none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who got this whole party started. We hope you enjoy it.

 

Notes

  • Listener mail - how do I get into a Sherlockian society?
  • What do we mean by Canonical?
  • Which are the best Sherlock Holmes stories to read? Where should I begin?
  • Holmes and Watson as real people - the beginnings of Sherlockian scholarship
  • Some details about Baker Street - particularly 221B
  • How we use short-hand to refer to the stories
  • Close connection with and nostalgia for the Victorian/Ewardian era when the Baker Street Irregulars was founded in 1934
  • You say Sherlockian / I say Holmesian
  • The Baker Street Irregulars and the origins of Sherlock Holmes societies
  • The Baker Street Journal Christmas Annuals
  • Some society proceedings
  • Overview of the past and present heads of the Baker Street Irregulars
  • Why the "Baker Street Irregulars"?
  • Some international groups, including the U.K., Canada, Japan, Australia, Denmark, Germany, Italy and France
  • How to join a Sherlockian society / what goes on at meetings
  • How to find out when the meetings are
  • Answering the age-old question: "How can I become a member of the BSI?"
  • The BSI Weekend activities
  • Other online resources for your edification
  • And some offline resources
  • The Editor's Gas Lamp, from Vol. 9, No. 4, 1959

 

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Episode 107: A Scintillation of Scions

"Excellent, Watson! You scintillate today." [ILLU] 

In 2017, we'll celebrate the 10th anniversary of A Scintillation of Scions, appropriately called "a family reunion for Sherlockians." In this episode, we're fortunate to be able to speak with the founder of the event, Jacquelynn Morris, BSI ("The Lion's Mane").

From an AOL discussion board to membership in one of Maryland's finest Sherlockian societies, we hear about Jacquelynn's first meeting with Sherlock Holmes and the many people who have influenced her along the way. Hers is a story that typifies the magnificent power of friendship and colleagues as one finds one's way into the world of Sherlock Holmes fans. It includes the encouragement of outsiders and younger individuals, a fine tradition which Jacquelynn herself carries on today.

We also touch on topics such as Undershaw and Chris Redmond's latest publication About Sixty: Why Every Sherlock Holmes Story is the Best. Much like an onion, the more layers we peel back from Jacquelynn, the more we discover — and she's fascinating!

Listen in to find out what a wedding, a swordfight, Vincent Wright and a deli platter have in common.

 

Notes

1:35 Introduction

3:24 Sponsor — Wessex Press

4:45 Welcome Jacquelynn Morris, BSI, ASH

10:30 Remembering alt.fan.holmes, the Hounds of the Internet and Steve Clarkson

12:01 Watson's Tin Box of Ellicott City, Maryland

14:58 If you own a restaurant, be wary of Watson's Tin Box

18:08 Saturdays with Sherlock Holmes at the Pratt Library

20:23 The origins of A Scintillation of Scions

26:34 Essay contest for 7th graders in Howard County, Maryland

32:30 The stand-out speaker of all of the Scintillations

33:22 Other memorable events at Scintillation

35:48 Upcoming features at A Scintillation of Scions X

38:09 Getting involved with Undershaw

42:57 Jacquelynn's contribution to About Sixty

50:00 A chapter in The Wrong Passage about which poison Anna Coram took

57:53 Sponsor — The Baker Street Journal

1:00:09 Contact information and review

1:01:36 Sherlock Holmes Brand ad

1:02:43 Special news announcement

 

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Episode 106: The Ebb and Flow of Sherlock Holmes

"now bright, now faint, as the burning poison waxed or waned" [TWIS]

After nearly 130 years in print, it seems like the phenomenon of Sherlock Holmes may have peaked. And yet, it's likely that every generation may have thought that - including the one in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was still writing the original stories.

 

We've often said that every generation has its Sherlock Holmes, and when we move beyond the printed page, it's quite true. From William Gillette to Eille Norwood, Arthur Wontner to Basil Rathbone, Ronald Howard to Douglas Wilmer and Peter Cushing, not to mention Robert Stephenson, Nicol Williamson, Jeremy Brett, Robert Downey, Jr., Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch. These are just a handful of names from two forms of media.

 

Sherlock Holmes fades but manages to come back, with no sign of abatement. Each time, the fandom receives a shot in the arm and there's a high-water mark left when the tide recedes. Then, it happens again, perhaps increasing slightly. But the interest in the character remains.

 

In this episode, we look at the cultural phenomena behind Sherlock Holmes and the impact that the character and his portrayers have had on us. We can't forget the news, the Editor's Gas-Lamp (from Autumn 2000, Vol. 50, No. 3 of the Baker Street Journal), and more.

 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:50am EDT

Episode 105: Echoes of Sherlock Holmes

"The detectives and I must have echoed it" [VALL] 

 

Laurie R. King, BSI ("The Red Circle") and Leslie S. Klinger, BSI ("The Abbey Grange") are no strangers to the mystery genre. Laurie is probably best known for her Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories, and Les has annotated the Sherlock Holmes stories, Dracula, Sandman and H.P. Lovecraft.

 

Together, the two have edited two anthologies of stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Sherlock and In the Company of Sherlock Holmes. They're back at it again with a third volume, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes, and we sit down with them to discuss what it's like pulling together the work from a wide variety of mystery writers.

 

If you'd like to see Laurie and Les in person, they'll be at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, Arizona on October 1 at 2:00 pm; and at Book Passage in Corte Madera, California on October 8 at 5:00 pm. And there will be a celebration of the publication of Echoes of Sherlock Holmes via the Sherlock Holmes Breakfast Club in Los Angeles on October 9 at 3:00 pm.

 

 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Episode 104: Sherlockians at Chautauqua

"I had never heard of the institution" [GREE] 

 

Every four years, the Baker Street Irregulars, the New York-based literary society dedicated to studying Sherlock Holmes, arranges an excursion somewhere in the United States. These events happen outside of the usual BSI Weekend, and like the weekend itself, are open to all interested Sherlockians.

 

The first in 2004 took the group to Salt Lake City on the trail of A Study in Scarlet; then in 2008, the group went to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania to the locales that inspired The Valley of Fear; in 2012, Los Angeles played host to a film-related conference. And in 2016, the group headed to the Chautauqua Institution for "The Mind and Art of Sherlock Holmes."

 

And this time, we were there! We managed to not only listen to and see some wonderful presentations, but we gave one of our own on the future of our little publication. But in the meantime, we nabbed a few of the speakers and got their stories — stories that went beyond the presentations. We even have some audio (and video clips below) of Philip Carli at the piano during the silent showings of the William Gillette film and Eille Norwood shorts. We even have some breaking news on a newly-discovered silent Sherlock Holmes film — the last one ever produced, in 1929.

 

Join us to hear why this hobby is about more than the collective events and publications; it's about relationships.

 


 

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Notes

1:36 Intro

6:22 Sponsor: Wessex Press

7:34 On the ground in Chautauqua

9:12 Interview with computer science legend Alan Kay

12:39 Bonnie MacBird talks about the Vernet family

14:45 Glen Miranker takes us to the WWI trenches

20:30 Henry Boote, Sherlockian entertainer

24:09 Tim Greer on staging Sherlock Holmes

29:12 Sponsor: The Baker Street Journal

31:22 Silent films

34:30 Philip Carli at the piano during the Norwood films

37:15 Russell Merritt talks about the silent films — and a newly discovered one!

41:59 Philip Carli accompanies the Gillette film

44:42 Jeffrey Hatcher on his inspiration for Holmesian screenwriting and playwriting

53:12 Closing thoughts

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:24pm EDT

Episode 103: Coupling with Sherlock Holmes - Al & Julie Rosenblatt

"they were said to be a most united couple" [DANC]

You might call them the first couple of the Baker Street Irregulars. Albert ("Inspector Bradstreet") and Julia ("Mrs. Turner") Rosenblatt have graced the Sherlockian scenes as a couple since the early 1970s.

We had a chance to visit them at their home in New York, where we heard about a little girl named Margie and an unrelated trip to Meiringen were responsible for sparking the interest that led to so many amazing things.

From arranging the quinquennial Sherlockian dinners at the Culinary Institute of America with Master Chef Fritz Sonnenschmidt, BSI ("Simpson's") to writing Dining with Sherlock Holmes, and providing us with the BSI year-in-review in verse and a second generation Sherlockian, Al and Julie have been sparking plugs for many others.  

Join us to hear why this hobby is about more than the collective events and publications; it's about relationships.

 

Notes

1:36 Intro
2:55 Listener comments
7:33 Your comments, please
9:35 Sponsor: The Wessex Press
10:38 Al & Julie Rosenblatt
12:37 We have Margie to thank for Julie's first meeting with Sherlock Holmes
14:10 Al's first meeting with Sherlock Holmes and a trip to Meirengen
16:15 The Baker Street Irregulars come onto the scene
18:23 Julie's educational efforts
20:00 Sherlock Holmes and the law, including retired Sherlockians sitting in for fun
22:30 Betsy, their Sherlockian progeny
24:51 Al and Betsy begin their BSI Weekend in verse partnership
29:00 The Venn diagram of a Sherlockian couple
30:42 The beginnings of the Culinary Institute dinners
36:57 The cookbook
38:13 Master Chef Fritz Sonnenschmidt is on the scene
44:52 Splitting attention between the BSI and ASH
47:39 Memories of Julian Wolff
50:03 Sponsor: The Baker Street Journal
51:45 A conversation with Julian about the difference between fact and fiction
53:30 Women in the BSI
1:00:25 Julie receives her investiture and the pair becomes the first entry in the Florin Society
1:05:30 Non-Sherlockian interests and what's next
1:10:00 It started with Sherlock Holmes, but now it's about friendship
1:11:02 Final remarks
 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:38am EDT

Episode 102: Summer at Baker Street

"In summer it is a favourite resort" [VALL] 

 

How often do you think of hot summer weather when you read the Sherlock Holmes stories? According to our calculations, it should be about 25%. But it doesn't seem that way, does it? It turns out that 16 of of the 60 stories took place in the summer months.

For those of you keeping track at home, they are (according to William S. Baring-Gould): 

  • "The Boscombe Valley Mystery" - June 1889
  • "The Man with the Twisted Lip" - June 1889
  • "The Engineer's Thumb" - Summer 1889, alternatively August or July
  • "The Stockbroker's Clerk" - June
  • "The Crooked Man" - Summer - August, 1888/9
  • "The Greek Interpreter" - Summer
  • "The Norwood Builder" - August 1894/5
  • "The Dancing Men" - July 1898
  • "Black Peter" - July 1895
  • "The Six Napoleons" - July/August 1900
  • "The Cardboard Box" - August late '80s
  • "His Last Bow" - August 1914
  • "The Mazarin Stone" - Summer 1903
  • "The Three Garridebs" - June 1902
  • "The Lion's Mane" - July 1907
  • "The Retired Colourman" - Summer 1898

We also take you to the Norwegian Explorers' triennial conference The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes in Minneapolis, courtesy of our intrepid correspondent Steve Mason. We also reflect on your kind words from our 100th episode and enjoy Christopher Morley's "Sherlock Holmes Prayer" as our Gas-Lamp. Erik Deckers tries his skill at "Mental Exaltation" - will he be successful?

And perhaps there's an Easter egg somewhere as well...

 

 

We thank Mary Miller for her ongoing and generous support of our program on Patreon. And we thank the many listeners to turned out to support us for our 100th show with one-time PayPal contributions.

 

Notes

1:32 Introduction and welcome
2:57 Sherlock Holmes's childhood and summers
7:18 Sponsor - Wessex Press, "a blended, splendid catalog"
8:32 A special report from the Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes conference in Minnesota
20:02 Summertime in the Canon
37:16 Sherlock Holmes Brand spot
38:16 A reflection on IHOSE 100
40:38 Mental Exaltation
49:49 Gas Lamp
55:47 Sponsor - BSJ
57:57 Closing thoughts

 

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Episode 101: Rebecca Romney

"the professional enthusiasm which carried my companion" [SIGN] 

 

When your interview guest says that she was hooked on Sherlock Holmes based on the line "I confess that I covet your skull," you know it's going to be a fun and unusual discussion.

Even more fun is the fact that Rebecca Romney is an extraordinarily well read and well informed Sherlockian, partially owing to the fact that she is also a rare book dealer. Professionally, she works with Honey and Wax Booksellers, but you may recall her from one of her appearances on Pawn Stars, where she was the rare books expert.

Rebecca shares her journey, which goes from a youth filled with books to a degree in linguistics and classics, teaching English in Japan and launching Bauman Rare Books' Las Vegas gallery in 2007. Along the way, we discover other Sherlockians that Rebecca has met, the finer points of bookselling (and training to become one), and the magic of having conversations about books with people.

The conversation ranges from Ronald A. Knox to Burgess Meredith, Christopher Morley to Richard Altick. Will it include the legendary Chumley? You'll have to listen in to find out.

Rebecca and her husband J.P. Romney host the podcast Biblioclast and they have just completed a book called Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History, which will be published by Harper Collins in early 2017.

And perhaps there's an Easter egg somewhere as well...

 


 

We thank Mary Miller for her ongoing and generous support of our program on Patreon. And we thank the many listeners to turned out to support us for our 100th show with one-time PayPal contributions.

 

Notes

1:37 Welcome and intro

5:52 Sponsor: Wessex Press (The Sherlock Holmes Reference Library)

7:20 Welcoming Rebecca Romney

9:39 Getting Sherlock Holmes into her skull

12:23 Sibling battles led to the path of book collecting

17:05 How does one become a rare book dealer, anyway?

26:25 Meeting a Sherlockian for the first time

33:12 "The Skeptic's Guide to Sherlock Holmes" - from the Winter 2015 BSI

38:09 Sponsor: The Baker Street Journal (eBSJ)

40:16 Rebecca's podcast: Biblioclast

43:32 A new book: Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History

46:55 The most expensive Sherlockian book sold by Rebecca

50:22 Buyer's remorse in a Las Vegas bookshop

53:24 Collectors who view themselves as risky investors

58:24 Advice from a bookseller - channeling Christopher Morley

1:03:52 Sponsor: Sherlock Holmes Brand Rare Book Replicas

1:04:51 Wrap-up and announcements

 

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"I am one of a hundred" [ILLU] 

Well, we managed to do it. And it only took us nine years, an 18-month hiatus, one lost episode and thousands of fans.

 

That's right, it's our 100th episode.

 

We asked you what you wanted to hear for the centenary of the first podcast for Sherlock Holmes devotees, and time and again, we heard from you, telling us to do a retrospective - a look back at our favorite moments from what we've accomplished. We also asked you what your favorite moments are and what you wanted to know from us. Well, we managed to deliver on both.

 

Our 100th episode gave us a chance to reflect on exactly what turning 100 means, and to dive back into our murky and fuzzy origins. We try to answer some of your queries and we celebrate those who joined us previously before launching into our top memories of the show, as represented in audio clips. Our Gas-Lamp features two readings, including a new one created just for this episode. Finally, we wrap up with a couple of important announcements that you won't want to miss.

 

We thank Mary Miller for her ongoing and generous support of our program on Patreon. Perhaps you'd like to become a patron in honor of our 100th show. If ongoing support scares you, one-time PayPal contributions are welcome too. 

 

Additional Thanks

We have so many of you to thank — from those of you who wrote in with feedback, to those who provided reviews, created something for us, provided financial support, and of course, those who appeared on the show. It's all been absolutely overwhelming.

 

So, in no particular order, thanks to: Steve Doyle, Mark Gagen, Steve Rothman, Bob Katz, Andy Solberg, Jon Lellenberg, Dan Stashower, Mike Whelan, Peter Blau, Les Klinger, Bert Coules, Mike Berdan, Michael Dirda, Bob Thomalen, The Baker Street Babes, Otto Penzler, Maria Konnikova, Nicholas Meyer, Evelyn Herzog, Susan Rice, David Harnois, Steve Mason, Rob Nunn, Claire Strum, Peter Calamai, Nicholas Pidgeon, Nick Utechin, Ray Betzner, David Stuart Davies, David Ian Davies, Chris Redmond, Jamie Mahoney, Leah Guinn, Jerry Margolin, David Morrill, Sally Sugarman, Graham Moore, Henry Zecher, Tom Francis, Don Hobbs, Tom Richmond, Tim Johnson, Ken Ludwig, Glen Miranker, Zach Dundas, Bonnie MacBird, Bill Barnes, Roseane McNamara, Doug Elliott, Kerry Murphy, Christopher Sequeira, Erin O'Neill, and Robert Veld.

 

And extra special thanks to our spouses  Kathi and Mindi, who tolerate this silliness and allow us to interrupt the flow of home life more than we thought they would. Or certainly more than they'd prefer.

 

 

Notes

1:37 Welcome and intro

2:25 Someone else is pretty excited

3:19 Other centenary celebrations in 2016

7:10 Milestones can be difficult to celebrate, featuring Dennis Wolfberg

9:32 Our humble beginnings

11:14 Spending time

11:55 I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere - by the numbers

15:49 Multiple IHOSE interview guests

18:10 Your kind reviews on iTunes

20:24 Wessex Press

21:40 You asked for it / your favorite moments

23:29 How it all began

34:24 Remembering our hiatus

41:00 Looking back at our favorite moments

42:25 Mike Berdan on getting involved with Sherlock Holmes 

45:12 Christopher Morley on the reality of Sherlock Holmes

48:00 Peter Blau on Edgar Smith

51:38 Otto Penzler gets defensive about his literary doppelgänger

55:23 Fritz Weaver recalls Baker Street, the characterization of Sherlock Holmes, and the importance of Conan Doyle

57:54 Michael Dirda reads from On Conan Doyle

1:01:59 Lara Pulver reflects on her success

1:05:03 Bert Coules on the role of the writer with BBC Radio, the importance of his director David Johnson recognizing the major characters in The Hound of the Baskervilles

1:11:20 Bert Coules talks about casting Michael Williams as Dr. Watson, as opposed to Nigel Bruce

1:14:55 A comic interlude: a halfway decent Jack Benny impersonation

1:20:22 Lyndsay, Ashley and Ardy from the Baker Street Babes play Jeopardy and make Burt's editing job a living nightmare

1:24:06 A flashback within our flashback as Steve Rothman is unruffled and Bob Katz freaks out about Dr. Rosenbach's credentials

1:26:57 Nicholas Meyer recounts how he was invited to the BSI dinner and how he overstepped

1:35:25 Susan Rice shares the story of the afternoon when women were granted membership in the Baker Street Irregulars, together with a recording of Tom Stix presiding at that very event.

1:42:53 The Baker Street Journal

1:45:02 The Editor's Gas-Lamp: a two-fer with "221B" and "A Long Evening with Holmes"

1:50:45 Housekeeping, special thanks and two announcements — listen closely, as we need your feedback

 

 

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Episode 99: Chris Redmond

"Billy had appeared in answer to a ring." [MAZA] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's a rare thing to find a Sherlockian legend these days, but Chris Redmond certainly qualifies as one. From his investiture in the Baker Street Irregulars at the tender age of 16 to his long association with the Bootmakers of Toronto, he is a respected speaker at all kinds of Sherlockian events. And online, he's probably best known for his longstanding and comprehensive reference site Sherlockian.net.

 

Chris's writing output is impressive, steady and ranges from the scholarly to the humorous. In Bed with Sherlock Holmes, Welcome to America, Mr. Sherlock Holmes and A Sherlock Holmes Handbook are all well known and in depth volumes about Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective. But in this interview, we move beyond the written page and get into Chris's inspirations and aspirations (still!).

 

You'll learn what Chris's initial career choice was before moving along to communications and how that initial proclivity stayed with him. You'll hear about some of Chris's great speeches, from the man who loved women to the hilarious take on how to give a Sherlockian presentation. As if there isn't enough to content with in simply concepting and assembling one, Chris shares the most difficult part of compiling a comprehensive biography of some 800 individuals. And finally, we have Chris's next book to look forward to in which he challenges each of 60 authors to determine why every Sherlock Holmes story is the best.

 

 

As usual, we couldn't do this without the significant support of Mary Miller for her extraordinary Patreon support! If you contribute at Mary's level, you get mentioned on the show. But we welcome any amount of support that you can muster.

 

Notes

1:50 Welcome and please take our survey at ihose.co/ihosesurvey

5:25 Sponsor: Amanda Lester, Detective

6:48 Introducing Chris Redmond

8:46 First meeting with Sherlock Holmes

11:25 The Toronto Public Library's Arthur Conan Doyle Collection

13:21 Discovering a world of Sherlock Holmes beyond the original stories

16:25 Chris gets started on the Internet

20:33 Setting the course for Sherlockian.net

26:19 Sponsor: The Baker Street Journal

27:50 Finding inspiration and training throughout one's career, and the Spiritualizing Sherlock Holmes project

33:20 Developing the content for A Quick Succession of Subjects

44:50 The impact of color in the Sherlock Holmes stories

48:22 Sponsor: Wessex Press

49:45 Lives Beyond Baker Street

59:10 An upcoming book project: About 60: Why Every Sherlock Holmes Story Is the Best

1:04:25 What Chris is reading now and his book habits

1:09:47 Wrap up

 

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Episode 98: Europe and Sherlock Holmes

"Oh, he has a European fame, has he?" [REDC] 

While Sherlock Holmes is firmly rooted in London, the connections to Europe in the Sherlock Holmes stories are many. But have you ever stopped to ponder, as a whole, how mentions of the Continent and various European countries stack up? You might be surprised.

 

Travel with us as Burt and Scott take a deeper look into some of the European influences that Conan Doyle infused into the various stories. From Moriarty's European reputation to the "European situation" mentioned in "The Second Stain." What was so delicate at the time and who was Lord Bellinger? We note how refugees were treated in Europe in the time of The Valley of Fear. We even do an accounting of Holmes's fine work for many of the royal houses of Europe.

 

In addition, we treat you to a rundown of some Sherlock Holmes news, we welcome Steve Mason as our quiz contestant and have a special themed Gas-Lamp from The Sherlock Holmes Journal to fall in line with our European topic. All this and more! 

 

As usual, we couldn't do this without the significant support of Mary Miller for her extraordinary Patreon support! If you contribute at Mary's level, you get mentioned on the show. But we welcome any amount of support that you can muster.

 

Notes

1:50 Hello and the perils of punctuation

3:52 Current celebrations in London

5:18 Brexit and The Now Show

8:33 Sponsor: The Baker Street Journal

10:45 Europe and Sherlock Holmes

13:00 WARNING: Two bad dad jokes within 30 seconds of each other

17:30 What was going on in Europe during the events of 'The Second Stain'

23:33 Europe and London as central characters

36:55 Holmes never ate chocolate (perhaps to avoid memories of Switzerland)

39:30 Two Sherlock Holmes museums in Switzerland

44:07 Sponsor: Wessex Press

45:17 Sherlock Holmes in the news

56:18 Sponsor: Amanda Lester, Detective

57:35 Mental Exaltation

1:07:40 Gas-Lamp

1:12:20 Final thoughts - please take our listener survey

 

 

Sponsors

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Episode 97: The Sydney Passengers

"After an excellent voyage the Hotspur landed us at Sydney" [GLOR]

 

 



 

Australian Sherlockians are some of the most amazing people. We had the opportunity to put our theory to the test not once, but twice. And the most recent occasion was in April 2016 on a visit to Sydney.

 

There we met with some wonderful and fun Sherlockians: Bill Barnes, BSI, Roseane McNamara, BSI, Kerry Murphy, Christopher Sequeira, Doug Elliott, BSI, Robert Veld, Erin O'Neill, and Malcolm Ellis, to be specific. While we were there, we had a chance to learn about their own unique experiences and got them to tell us a few stories of life as a Sherlock Holmes fan Down Under.

 

In this episode, we'll take you there through music, sound effects and good old imagination. We hope you come along on this voyage with us. We promise it won't end the same way that the Gloria Scott met its fate.

 

As a bonus, here are some images of the Passengers:

 

 


 

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?

 

 

Sponsors

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Links:

 

 

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Episode 96: A Study in Spring

"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?

 

Notes

1:50 Welcome / witty banter

2:45 "Burning Leaves in Spring" by Christopher Morley

3:50 #RemoveALetterSpoilABook

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

 

Sponsors

This episode includes our two longtime sponsors and a special sponsor who is supporting us for the first half of this year:

 

The Wessex Press, featuring Sherlockian Heresies
The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues plus the Christmas Annual.
And Paula Berinstein's Amanda Lester, Detective series for young adults.

Would you care to become a sponsor? You can find more information here.

 

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Episode 95: A Curious Collection of Dates

"It is a curious collection." [MUSG] 

You've probably heard us extolling the virtues of A Curious Collection of Dates: Sherlock Holmes Through the Year on previous shows. We're big fans of this book. But after this episode, you'll understand why we're also fans of the authors.

 

Leah Guinn and Jaime N. Mahoney join us to give us the backstory on what it was like to develop the concept and bring this reference tome to life, including their decision to go with a premier publisher like Wessex Press, where their book wouldn't languish and become a remainder. 

 

In our interview with Leah and Jaime, we uncovered their major source for dates — none other than William Baring-Gould's chronology from The Annotated Sherlock Holmes, backed by Ernest Zeisler'simpressive chronology, Martin Dakin's and others as needed, not to mention online sources such as the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Wikipedia and Ancestry.com.

 

We also enticed Leah and Jaime to share their favorite entries with us. And rather than giving us the typical "I love all my children the same" response of creators, they actually spilled the beans. But you'll have to listen to find out exactly what they responded with.

 

You can find Leah at Commonplace CrimeThe Well-Read Sherlockian and The Well-Read Sherlockian Facebook page; find Jaime at Better Holmes and Gardens and the Better Holmes and Gardens Facebook page.

 

 

Regarding sponsors, you'll be glad to know that the Sherlock Holmes Brand sponsorship is back. And we give you another opportunity to help us determine what our 100th episode should consist of: if you have ideas, please let us know by popping by this Facebook Event posting.

 

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?

 

You'll also be treated to clips from Thomas Edison, the Dead Ringers and an Easter egg that includes an essential debate about Sherlock's Louise Brealey.

 

Notes

1:50 Welcome

3:35 Sponsor #1 - the Baker Street Journal

5:18 Burt's first Sherlockian newsletter

7:43 Welcome Leah and Jaime

13:47 Competing Sherlockian blogs

16:07 How the book came to be

18:18 Pulling the entries together

20:21 Sponsor #2 - Amanda Lester, Detective

23:33 How they balanced length and frequency of entries

26:14 Source material

30:32 Leah and Jaime disclose their favorite entries in the book

37:07 The April 30 entry from A Curious Collection of Dates

38:57 Is this the first book for either author?

44:16 Sponsor #3 - Wessex Press

47:26 Sherlock Holmes Brand spot

48:25 Jump on the Patreon bandwagon!

49:57 Make suggestions for our 100th episode

52:10 Downton Abbey spoof

55:26 Leave us a review/rating and closing comments

58:40 Easter egg

 

Sponsors

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Episode 94: News & Nonsense

"absolute nonsense" [VALL] 

 

 

This episode is a little different. As you know, we alternate between interview shows and Burt and Scott discussing whatever comes to mind. In this case, we had a number of news-related items to stitch together, but we had help in doing so. This was something of a chowder, a goulash, a salmagundi, a boullabaise, a melange of content.

 

First, Bob Katz, BSI ("Dr. Anstruther") joined us again, but this time he told us all about "The Mind and Art of Sherlock Holmes" — the latest in the BSI's series of quadrennial conferences. This gathering at the Chatauqua Institution is not exclusive to Baker Street Irregulars; it's open to any Sherlockian who wishes to participate in a conference centered around art of all sorts. In this case, that includes theater, film, music and even podcasting (!). Plenty of food, drink, Sherlockian shopping, sightseeing and more.

 

Rachel Smillie, Ph.D. is a research assistant at the University of Porsmouth, where she's conducting a study of Sherlockians and their organizations, called "Celebrities, Fans and Muses." She is interested in getting in touch with Sherlockians from all over the world. If you're involved with a Sherlockian society — particularly if you lead one — please get in touch with Dr. Smillie to participate in the survey.

 

We subject Ron Lies to a Wait Wait Don't Tell Me-inspired quiz in which Scott does a mediocre Bill Kurtis impression, and then we get on with the news.

 

The Editor's Gas-Lamp is "The Days We Envy" from Vol. 4, No. 3 of the Baker Street Journal from 1954. And our Easter egg contains some tales from Down Under and a surprise update on one of the earlier news items.

 

Finally, we discuss Episode 95 in which we'll interview Jamie Mahoney and Leah Guinn, authors of A Curious Collection of Dates. And we brainstorm what we'll do in Episode 100. If you have ideas for what we should do for our centennial show, please let us know.

 


 

Our special thanks go out to Mary Miller and Christian Mongaard for their Patreon support! Won't you join them by clicking on the button?

 

Notes

1:52 Welcome

3:35 First sponsor — which will it be?

6:01 Bob Katz joins us to talk about the BSI conference in Chatauqua

27:25 Second sponsor — including some trivia about Arthur Conan Doyle and the first speeding ticket in a small Connecticut town

31:15 Rachel Smillie from the University of Portsmouth

40:57 Mental Exaltation

51:20 Third sponsor

53:46 The news!

1:09:33 The Editor's Gas-Lamp

1:15:16 Closing comments

1:16:00 Our 100th episode

 

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Episode 93: Nerve and Knowledge

"He has nerve and he has knowledge." [SPEC]

 

If you're a regular listener of our show, you may remember that in Episode 76: Out of the Abyss, we chatted with Steve Rothman, BSI ("The Valley of Fear"), Bob Katz, BSI ("Dr. Ainstree") and Andy Solberg, BSI ("Professor Coram") about the BSI Manuscript Series entry about "The Empty House." During that conversation, Bob and Andy excitedly told us about their next project — a then-unnamed book about medicine in the Sherlock Holmes stories.

Well, this January their book made its debut: the BSI Press unveiled Nerve and Knowledge: Doctors, Medicine and the Sherlockian Canon. Naturally, we invited Bob and Andy to join us on IHOSE for a fourth time to talk about their remarkable experiences putting such a book together. [Previous episodes include episodes 50, 63 and 76.]

 

As any good editor would, both Bob and Andy proudly discuss just about every article in their work (try as we might to make them choose a favorite), but Andy made a valid point in mentioning that many of these bear rereading and they hold up well time after time. Every one of the essays in the book is original, and the duo does a fine job of sourcing them and stitching them all together.

 

What's more is our show gets into backstories, give-and-takes, and perhaps even a little gossip about Sherlockians and the book publishing process. There may be a surprise or two in store if you listen in...

 


 

Our special thanks go out to Mary Miller and Christian Mongaard for their Patreon support! Won't you join them by clicking on the button?

 

Notes

1:53 Welcome

2:44 Carl Reiner impersonates the Picture of Dorian Gray

3:20 Only seven more episodes until our 100th episode

5:20 Sponsor: Wessex Press

6:38 Nerve and Knowledge introduction

8:45 A flashback

10:38 Welcome, Bob and Andy!

14:02 What's different about this effort

24:50 Catherine Cooke's contribution was a smack-down of one of Bob's BSJ articles

28:55 Further reading chapter uncovered some previously overlooked topics

33:20 Sponsor: Amanda Lester, Detective

36:14 The story behind the cover art on the dust jacket — evidence boxes

47:02 Favorite articles of each of the editors?

59:15 An idea for a sequel volume

1:00:44 Sponsor: The Baker Street Journal

1:02:48 Bob and Andy's next project

1:11:48 Burt is on the hook

1:12:38 Closing comments

 

Sponsors

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"dreaming of the bright green fields" [CROO]

 

Mid March means it's time for the wearing of the green, as St. Patrick's Day approaches. Accordingly, we grab our shillelaghs and affect a brogue as we discuss some of the Irish connections in the Sherlock Holmes stories.

 

While there are many Irish references, both subtle and overt, we concentrate primarily on two of the stories where the Irish connection is a central plot point. And interestingly enough, both involved some sort of Irish secret society and the need to go undercover.

 

We also include a bit of history of some musical instruments, discuss a handful of news items that have come to our attention, and welcome Al Gregory, BSI ("The Grimpen Postmaster") to the show as a contestant on Mental Exaltations. We of course wrap things up with another Editor's Gas-Lamp, this time "The Fortunate Ones" from Vol. 2, No. 3 of The Baker Street Journal (OS).

 

Easter is later this month, and we've got another Easter egg for you.

 


 

Our special thanks go out to Mary Miller and Christian Mongaard for their Patreon support! Won't you join them?

 

Sponsors

This episode includes our two longtime sponsors and a special sponsor who is supporting us for the first half of this year: 

 

 

Would you care to become a sponsor? You can find more information here.

 

 

 

Many more links, articles and images are available in our Flipboard and Scoop.it sites at ihose.co/flipsherlock and ihose.co/scoopsherlock, as well as on the The Sherlock Holmes Community on Google+ (now over 3,500 members), as well as through our accounts on FacebookTwitter and Tumblr.

 

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Episode 91: The Confidence Game

"it is a likely ruse" [ENGR]

 

 

February is a shorter month, so the latest episode of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere comes to you a day earlier.

 

We're joined by Maria Konnikova, whom you may remember as the author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. She first appeared on I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere Episode 54 to discuss that very book. Maria is a contributing writer for The New Yorker, where she writes a regular column with a focus on psychology and culture, and her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Scientific American MIND, and Smithsonian, among numerous other publications.

 

Maria's latest book is The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It... Every TimeWhile cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, true con men are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful? And what keeps us falling for it? The Confidence Game not only asks why we believe con artists; it also examines the very act of believing and how our sense of truth can be manipulated by those around us, leaving us to fall for it - over and over again.

We explore the dark triad — psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavellianism — and probe Maria's research process as she shares with us how a con works and how con artists manage to get away with what they do. From religions and cults to marketers and storytellers, it comes down to intent, and they all prey on the very trusting nature of people.

 

Our conversation with Maria delved into these issues, as well as cons in the Sherlock Holmes stories, and the ultimate question: was Sherlock Holmes a con man?

 

Be sure to stay tuned for another gem of an Easter egg.

 


 

Our special thanks go out to Mary Miller and Christian Mongaard for their Patreon support!

 

Sponsors

This episode includes our two longtime sponsors and a special sponsor with us for the first half of this year:The Wessex Press, featuring A Curious Collection of Dates, and The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues - now accepting 2016 subscriptions. Also, Paula Berinstein's Amanda Lester, Detective series for young adults and the John H. Watson Society Manuscript Series.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:59am EDT

Episode 90: Love in the Canon

"I loved with such a love as comes once in a lifetime" [PRIO]

 

 

 

We're aware of the quotes "to Sherlock Holmes, she was always the woman," and "I have never loved, Watson," but what was Sherlock Holmes's relationship with love? Was he truly "an automaton — a calculating machine," or was he more familiar with the emotion than we've previously considered.

 

In honor of Valentine's Day (yesterday), we discuss this and the various relationships in the Sherlock Holmes stories that involved couples, whether they were husbands and wives, intended spouses or spurned lovers. There is a good deal of love that runs through the Canon, some of it good and decent, some of it passionate and infatuated, and some of it selfish. But it all adds up to some fascinating situations that we're left with.

 

We have our monthly news update, listener comments, and an Editor's Gas-Lamp taken from the March 1991 (Vol. 41, No. 1) issue of The Baker Street Journal, titled "Women," in a nod to the holiday and to the last episode. And be sure to stay tuned for another gem of an Easter egg.

 

 

Our special thanks go out to Mary Miller and Christian Mongaard for their Patreon support!

 

Sponsors

This episode includes our two longtime sponsors and a special sponsor with us for the first half of this year:

 

The Wessex Press, featuring A Curious Collection of Dates, and The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues - now accepting 2016 subscriptions. Also, Paula Berinstein's Amanda Lester, Detective series for young adults and the John H. Watson Society Manuscript Series.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:38pm EDT

Episode 89: The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes

"the cleverness of women" [SCAN] 

 

When the Baker Street Irregulars finally made the watershed decision to admit women to its membership in 1991, Evelyn Herzog, BSI ("The Daintiest Thing Under a Bonnet"), ASH ("Violet Hunter") and Susan Rice, 2s., BSI ("Beeswing"), ASH ("A Practical Handbook of Bee Culture, with Some Observations Upon the Segregation of the Queen") were there. And yet the history of what led up to that moment is not widely known. 

 

From Evy's and Susan's perspectives, it began some three decades or more earlier, gaining momentum as they entered their college years in the Northeast and Midwest, respectively. And from the BSI's perspective, it was rooted in the traditionalism of a longtime leader. How the two vastly different outlooks clashed and eventually collaborated is what we discuss.

 

We've had the pleasure of knowing Evy and Susan for—well, let's just say for longer than any of us can remember. Together we explore the history of their journeys and uncover exactly what it was like to be outsiders in a world that very much should have included them much earlier. The story of Julian Wolff, BSI ("The Red-Headed League") and Tom Stix, Jr., BSI ("The Norwood Builder"), the leaders of the Baker Street Irregulars at the time, is both complex and delicate, and Evy and Susan do them both justice in the matter.

 

The history of the ASH is the subject of the 2004 Baker Street Journal Christmas Annual, and it its still available for sale. Also included in our interview are audio clips from the 1991 BSI Cocktail Reception, during which women first received investitures. And we might have another Easter egg for you.

 

Sponsors

This episode includes our two longtime sponsors and a special sponsor with us for the first half of this year:

 

The Wessex Press, featuring A Curious Collection of Dates, and The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues - now accepting 2016 subscriptions. And Paula Berinstein's Amanda Lester, Detective series for young adults.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:24pm EDT

Episode 88: The Abominable Show

"a malicious and abominable smile" [DYIN] 

 

You've likely seen the online chatter and either managed to see the episode or miss the spoilers for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride to date. Before listening to this episode, we recommend watching (or even re-watching) it, for you'll have better context around some of our references.

 

We're pleased to bring you some of our observations and even some conjecture about the intent and direction of the show based on our viewings. We even throw in nods to Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles And don't be surprised if a few musical references manage to weave themselves into the narrative [don't miss Scott's favorite clip at 38:45].

 

We're currently at the BSI Weekend as we post this, and we talk about some of the people we'll see and have on the show soon. We also mention bringing IHOSE on the road this autumn, we read listener comments, welcome a new sponsor, and include an audio trailer to a new Dr. Who crossover.

 

We of course manage to squeeze in a Gas-Lamp, this time from Vol. 33, No. 1 of The Baker Street Journal before it's all through.

 

 

A special thank you to Mary Miller and Christian Mongaard for your continued extraordinary support!

 

Sponsors

This episode includes our two longtime sponsors that deserve your attention:

The Wessex Press, featuring three new titles for 2016: Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers Vol. 2, A Curious Collection of Dates, and A Quick Succession of Subjects, and The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues - now accepting 2016 subscriptions. And Paula Berinstein's Amanda Lester, Detective series for young adults.

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Notes:

1:53 Introductory remarks

5:12 Sherlock Holmes and attention deficit disorder

9:45 BSI Weekend plans, interview for IHOSE #89

12:32 IHOSE on the road in September!

16:49 An important message about new books

21:50 Abominable Bride discussion

34:25 Flavors of Hitchcock and Welles in the special

37:55 A study in characters, including Mycroft

40:15 Some familiar faces in the special

44:30 Mary Morstan predictions

47:20 A new IHOSE sponsor

50:21 Listener comments

56:28 News

1:07:13 Sherlock Holmes Brand advertisement

1:08:32 The Editor's Gas-Lamp

1:13:20 Thank yous

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:43am EDT