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...

 


 

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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

 

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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?

 

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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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