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.

 

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

 

 

 

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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.

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

 

 

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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