“Volume 'H' in his encyclopaedia of reference” [PRIO] 

 

If you were looking for the Sherlock Holmes media pundit, you've come to the right place. Howard Ostrom is a completist of Sherlock Holmes material in media, and he's been on the hunt for decades.

 

Howard has collected more than 4,300 names of individuals who have played Sherlock Holmes in various formats over the years, and has written the new book Sherlock Holmes Cyclopædia Volume I: 1929-1939, with Thierry Saint-Joanis, BSI ("Monsieur Bertillon") as editor and illustrator, as an accurate documentation of Sherlock Holmes across all media.

 

In our conversation, Howard describes the discovery of an error and a determination of the correct identity of the first actor to play Sherlock Holmes on film; he shares his secrets of sourcing new material; he makes an expert suggestion on where new Sherlockians might start their journey; and shares one or two of his biggest surprises.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:33am EST

“colored plates illustrating the difference” [SIGN] 

Sherlockians and Holmesians everywhere have been waiting decades for a book like this. All it took was the enterprising mind of Nick Utechin, BSI ("The Ancient British Barrow") and the professional eyes at Wessex Press to bring it to life.

 

For the first time anywhere, all of Paget's illustrations are reproduced in high quality images, scanned from the original Strand Magazine and 22 original prints photographed from collections around the globe. Nick shares how the project came about, how the originals and their owners became part of it, and what secrets the Paget family held for years. 

 

It's an episode and a book you won't want to miss.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:21pm EST

“Leslie...is certainly a man of energy and character” [MISS] 

 

Without a doubt, one of the greatest Sherlock Holmes scholars of our time is Les Klinger, BSI ("The Abbey Grange"). Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, he updated and expanded the landmark Annotated Sherlock Holmes by William S. Baring-Gould, BSI ("The Gloria Scott"). His work took on two forms: The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, published by W.W. Norton, and The Sherlock Holmes Reference Library, published by Wessex Press.

 

But Les's work goes far beyond Sherlock Holmes. He has created five other annotated volumes, plus has edited a variety of mystery fiction books. He's a certifiable editing and annotating dynamo.

 

We talked with Les on the four (!) books he has out this year, and on what goes into the process of annotating classic books.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:48am EST

"Your pictures are not unlike you" [3GAR]

There's no question that being with other Sherlockians makes things eminently more enjoyable. And that was proven to be quite true during From Gillette to Brett V in Bloomington, Indiana earlier this month.

 

Nearly 150 Sherlockians gathered to celebrate Sherlock Holmes on the screen, and there were a wonderful grouping of talented people who put on the program and participated in it. We caught up with a number of them and got their unique take on things.

 

These people included:

  • Nick Utechin
  • Ashley Polasek
  • Leslie Klinger
  • Terence Faherty
  • Charles Prepolec
  • David Stuart Davies
  • Jeffrey Hatcher
  • Steve Doyle and Mark Gagen

The result is a multifaceted view of a multifaceted character. There's something for everyone.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:21am EST

“a single large airy sitting-room” [STUD] 

 

It's always fun to take a Sherlockian field trip. The British are fortunate in that they can hop on a train or in a car and find themselves at some of the original locations that inspired places in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Or certainly to Ground Zero: the rooms at 221B Baker Street in London.

 

In the U.S., it's not always quite so easy (even though the Baker Street Irregulars have hosted excursions in Salt Lake City, the Vermissa Valley, and elsewhere). Which is why it's a pleasure to be able to step back in time and through the doors of 221B Baker Street in the home of Denny Dobry, BSI ("A Single Large Airy Sitting-Room") in Reading, Pennsylvania.

 

Burt traveled to Denny's home and descended those 17 steps to talk with Denny about a number of things, including the inspiration behind his remarkable collection of items, the Sherlockian group dedicated to recreating the famous sitting room, the BSI Trust, the Beacon Society, and more.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:21pm EST

“the well-wrought crisis of a play” [SIXN] 

Lee Eric Shackleford is a man of many talents. So many, in fact, that we don't have time to get into all of them in a single episode. 

 

Suffice it to say that between his play Holmes & Watson, his secret desire (and success!) in writing for Star Trek, and the web series Herlock, we find much to cover with Lee. A Sherlockian from his earliest years, we go on a journey with Lee from his fascination with Sherlock Holmes that spanned from the Basil Rathbone era to the Nicholas Meyer reincarnations during Lee's formative years. 

 

Lee took a one-man play and his own interest in acting, and turned it inward to focus on the finer points of the relationship between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in his insightful and exciting play. And he brandished his own sense of humor for years in the Baker Street Journal as a cartoonist. 

 

We have some of his cartoons available exclusively for our Patreon supporters. 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:47am EST

“I will cable to Mrs. Hudson” [LADY] 

 

Mrs. Hudson. We know her as one of the stalwarts of the Baker Street Scene. Together with Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Mycroft, Inspector Lestrade, and Professor Moriarty, she's one of the most popular recurring characters in the Canon. 

 

But what do we really know about her? She only made an appearance in nine of the Sherlock Holmes stories. And other than her "stately tread," we don't have any knowledge about her physical being. 

 

Wendy Heyman-Marsaw is the author of Memoirs from Mrs. Hudson's Kitchen, a book that combines culinary curiosity with a new take on this independent and strong woman. Wendy is a longtime Sherlockian whose interests and career has taken her from the United States to England to Canada, and she joins us to talk about that journey and how it ultimately led to Mrs. Hudson's kitchen. And the book is comprised of columns that she wrote for Canadian Holmes, the publication of the Bootmakers of Toronto. 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:41am EST

“"Excellent!" I cried. "Elementary," said he.” [CROO] 

 

We'll be honest. The CBS drama series Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu doesn't get enough attention here on I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere.

 

It's largely because Scott and Burt haven't carved out the time to watch it. As a weekly series, there's much more to absorb than the three-episode series that the BBC produced every few years.

 

Fortunately, James O'Leary, a regular contributor on the IHOSE site, has made it his business to watch, follow, and dissect Elementary on behalf of all Sherlockians. And we welcome him to the show to talk about its strengths, its longevity, and how the writers are doing a wonderful job of engaging Sherlock Holmes fans along the way.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:12pm EST

“requisitioned for the defense” [VALL] 

 

Conan Doyle's real-life turn as Sherlock Holmes has typically been shared through the George Edalji case. But there was another case involving one Oscar Slater that has been more of a footnote than a feature. Author Margalit Fox set out to change that.

 

In Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World's Most Famous Detective Writer, she has crafted a fascinating true-crime narrative thanks to her career as an explanatory writer (most notably as a senior writer for The New York Times).

 

Our conversation with Ms. Fox ranges from the origin of her fascination with this story, to the societal prejudices and corruption that weighed on the victim and verdict, to Conan Doyle's own revulsion with the actions of the innocent man, and takes us from the streets of Glasgow to the barren north shore of Scotland, home of a gulag-like prison that held an innocent man for 18 years.

 

It's a fascinating and tragic story that fully exposes the chinks in Sir Arthur's armor, the true nature of an accused criminal, and the elements that still stick with society today.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:14am EST

“a most united couple" [DANC]  

 

Another episode in our Florin Society series, this time with Roger Johnson, BSI ("The Pall Mall Gazette") and Jean Upton ("Elsie Cubitt"). The Florin Society of course refers to spouses who each have received an investiture from the Baker Street Irregulars.

 

Roger's and Jean's story was a fun one to explore, not the least of which was because they're deeply involved in the Sherlock Holmes Society of London. During our conversation, they shared some of the early history of the Society and its members and the secret behind how they're able to regularly access the legendary 221B Baker Street sitting room at the Sherlock Holmes Pub.

 

Plus, we learn that Roger got an intro to the world of Sherlock Holmes in a Pontine manner, Jean grew up in a house once inhabited by a legendary Baker Street Irregular, and had her photos used as official documentation of the Granada set. It's a love story and a story of mutual affection for Sherlock Holmes — something we can all appreciate.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35am EST

"no ordinary merit" [REDH] 

In 2014, the Sherlockian world was taken by complete and utter surprise when William Gillette's 1916 film Sherlock Holmes was discovered. It was the closest thing we'd ever have to seeing Gillette on stage, and Russell Merritt, BSI ("The Trepoff Murder") was part of the team that restored it.

 

We carried the news on our site, but now we're pleased to share the backstory of how it came to be, thanks to an interview with Russell Merritt, a University of California Berkeley film professor and an expert on silent films. In this episode, Russell also discusses the impact of Eille Norwood and the whereabouts of his 45 movies, the recently rediscovered 1929 German film Der Hund von Baskerville, and how he is likely the last person to first read A Study in Scarlet in an original Beeton's.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25am EST

“a slight nick” [SILV] 

 

If you're a regular Sherlockian, you've likely discovered that many other people in this hobby also enjoy Star Trek (which makes the Spock / Leonard Nimoy connections all the more...fascinating, as Spock would say). But how often do you hear from a guest that Irene Adler was the Boba Fett of the Sherlock Holmes stories?

 

That's exactly one of the unusual and unique takes we got from Nick Martorelli, BSI ("Seventeen Steps"), the Headmaster of the Priory Scholars of New York, audio producer, and all-around good humored Sherlockian. Nick reminds us that looking across works as a whole, rather than at individual parts, can help us make more sense of things. He shares the premise of a major talk he recently gave at A Scintillation of Scions, which looked at the four long stories in the Sherlock Holmes Canon. 

 

Plus, if you listen closely, you might hear Nick take a stab at the Priory Scholars school song and tease an upcoming Sherlockian audio book.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:23pm EST

“at this conference” [MAZA]  

 

Steven Doyle, BSI ("Western Morning News") is many things, among them half of the publishing team at Wessex Press and the Baker Street Journal. But more importantly for our topic on this episode, he's one of the sparking plugs behind From Gillette to Brett V

 

We haven't been able to make it to the previous four installments, so we asked Steve all about this conference dedicated to Sherlock Holmes of the stage, screen and radio. He shared the foggy origins of the show, along with some of his favorite moments from throughout the years, and even a special preview of the exhibit that will be on display there. 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:21am EST

 “The date being—?” [CREE] 

 

We all owe a debt of gratitude to the more clever, adventurous, and tireless among us – because this is the profile of the Canonical chronologist. The most famous among them is certain William S. Baring-Gould ("The Gloria Scott"), but he was flanked by other greats such as Bell, Christ, Blakeney, Zeisler, Dakin and more.  

 

Add to that list one of our contemporaries: Vincent Wright. Hailing from Indianapolis, this intrepid researcher and proprietor of Historical Sherlock joins us to tell us why the dating of the Sherlock Holmes stories never gets old. He brings us along on the journey of a true researcher, shares a stumbling block, and posits how the future of Sherlockian chronology may lie in the standard template of a teenage book genre from the early 1980s.  

 

Vincent's speaking engagements are far and wide, and he's always ruminating on a variety of topics, either in private or on his blog. The passion he brings to this hobby is infectious.  

 

 

And don't forget to try your hand at the latest Canonical Couplet and win a prize – now you don't need to be a Patron of the Arts – every listener is eligible to participate!  

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:14am EST

"fixed like a plum" [SIXN]  

 

The casual reader wouldn't necessarily associate Sherlock Holmes with P.G. Wodehouse. Or P.G. Woodhouse with Sherlock Holmes. Fortunately, we're more of the formal types. 

 

And so are our guests!  

 

Three – count 'em, three – guests join us this time around. They are Curtis Armstrong, Elliot Milstein, and Ashley Polasek, and they are the two authors and editor of A Plum Assignment: Discourses on P.G. Wodehouse and His World. They are Wodehouse experts who also happen to (mostly) have more than a passing familiarity with Sherlock Holmes. 

We spend some time with them looking at the intersection of Plum and Conan Doyle's works, and also look at why Wodehouse was so universally enjoyable and why we keep returning to his stories again and again. And how Sherlockians and Wodehousians are remarkably similar in their interactions. The book itself has a survey of opening lines from Wodehouse works, where you'll find such gems as: 

I reached out a hand from under the blankets and rang the bell for Jeeves.
"Good evening, Jeeves."
"Good morning, sir." 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:11am EST

"he was a young schoolmaster" [MUSG] 

 

We're constantly impressed at the onion-like tendencies of Sherlockians. That's not to say that they're pungent or make you cry, but rather that like the genus Allium, when peeled, has a surprising number of layers.

 

So it is with Rob Nunn, a relatively recent Sherlockian who has come blazing into our sites. Rob has been a contributor here on the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere site and has created his own blog. But his involvement with the Beacon Society and a unique Sherlock Holmes novel have propelled him into the realm of other Sherlockians as well.

 

Rob takes us on a journey that helps frame how he managed to conceive of Sherlock Holmes not as the master detective, but as The Criminal Mastermind of Baker Street

 

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Notes

1:38 Hello there!

5:22 Wessex Press

6:44 Undergraduate pagan rituals

8:30 Welcome Rob Nunn

12:27 Finding other Sherlockians around St. Louis

22:00 Holmes in the Heartland

28:16 The Baker Street Journal

29:49 Rob's book The Criminal Mastermind of Baker Street

39:22 Interesting Though Elementary

43:03 Involvement with the Beacon Society

48:10 Teaching Sherlock Holmes to different age levels

53:27 Pardon us

58:35 Canonical Couplet

 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:53am EST

"He’s a man who is not to be beat." [SIGN] 

 

Baker Street Beat is many things: it's a book. It's a website. But more importantly, it's Dan's personal passion that combines many of his life interests.

 

In this episode, Dan Andriacco — author, Sherlockian, journalist and more — joins us to talk about his fascinating history with Sherlock Holmes, how he came to write a number of successful books, from the Sebastian McCabe / Jeff Cody series to a variety of Sherlockian pastiches, the people he has met, and the many interests that fuel his passion. And given that we're posting this on Easter weekend, it's completely appropriate that Dan co-founded a Sherlockian society called The Vatican Cameos.

 

Tune in to hear the greatest compliment about Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes that Dan ever heard and how a session at a library record player started it all...

 

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Notes

1:36 Welcome!
7:30 Wessex Press
15:30 Dan discovers the Sherlockian community 
16:45 Meeting Paul Herbert 
25:15 A working journalist 
30:50 Sebastian McCabe and Jeff Cody
39:45 The Vatican Cameos
54:30 The Baker Street Journal 
55:56 Some recent Sherlockian news
58:03 Canonical Couplet 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:28pm EST

"Has anything escaped me?" [HOUN] 

 

Sherlock Holmes has been associated with the stage since Charles Brookfield was the first to play the character in Under the Clock in 1893. Since that time, the great detective has been portrayed countless times by hundreds of actors in big productions from the West End to Broadway, as well as in community theaters everywhere.

 

In this episode, we spoke with playwright David MacGregor, who is a resident artist at Jeff Daniels' Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan. He has written for the stage and film and his inspiration includes Shakespeare, Dickens, and of course, Conan Doyle. David's latest work is an intriguing tale called Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear.

 

David doesn't give away the plot, but he did tell us that Oscar Wilde, Vincent van Gough and others find themselves in the presence of the great detective, and the result is a mixture of comedy, tragedy, romance, adventure and more. Directed by Guy Sanville and holding previews on March 29, the play opens to the public on April 6, 2018.

 

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Direct download: ihearofsherlock140.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:54am EST

"the rushing stream of life in the Strand" [ILLU] 

 

The Strand Magazine and Sherlock Holmes are inextricably linked. It was the stories of the immortal detective, carried each month in that publication, that made it as popular as it was in the late 19th century and early 20th century. When the magazine published its last issue in 1950, it was the end of an era that spanned nearly 60 years.

 

In the late 1990s, The Strand was given a new life by Andrew Gulli, who determined that the world was prepared for more literature around detective fiction. Andrew sat down with us to talk about his unique beginnings with Sherlock Holmes in Greece, a television program (not the one you think) and what led him to editing an iconic mystery magazine.

 

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Direct download: ihearofsherlock139.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:21am EST

"in and among the trenches" [SIGN] 

 

In the previous episode, we talked with Ross Davies about supporting the fighting men of World War I. Now we look at one man in particular and his service during the Great War: Sherlock Holmes. 

 

We of course know all about Holmes's long game, leading up to the capture of Baron Von Bork in "His Last Bow." But there's so much more information regarding his whereabouts, the doings of the government, the international forces at play, and even wine that deserves a deeper look. 

 

Hence, the Baker Street Irregulars took the opportunity to do just that in Trenches: The War Service of Sherlock Holmes with the manuscript to "His Last Bow," edited by Bob Katz and Andy Solberg. They join us for a fifth time to talk about their work. The reason this one is so different from other versions is that the manuscript to "His Last Bow" is incomplete, and the owner of the manuscript wished to remain — and still remains — completely anonymous. 

 

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Direct download: ihearofsherlock138.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:14am EST

"one of those boxes" [REDH] 

At the start of the First World War, there was a mass outpouring of sympathy and charity for the men fighting for Britain. The Royal family were not immune to this and in October 1914, the young Princess Mary, inspired by her visits to hospitals for injured soldiers, wanted to show her support. So she publicly announced her intentions to provide a gift for ‘every sailor afloat and every soldier at the front’. Such decorative boxes were fine for enlisted men, but what about the spies? They couldn't be seen with readily identifiable hardware.

Ross Davies, BSI ("The Temple") joined us to talk about just what these boxes were and how they may have included an item or two related to Sherlock Holmes. But digging a little deeper, he discovered the possibility that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and publisher George H. Doran may have been collaborating to provide propaganda to the troops. 

 
This, as well as the next major BSI Excursion, our couplet competition, and more await in the latest episode of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere.

 

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Notes

4:15 Hello and greetings, time-travelers
8:35 Wessex Press
11:55 First meeting with Sherlock Holmes
16:55 WWI and soldiers keepsakes
20:00 What might have been done for British spies
27:55 The curious case of the absent copyright
31:55 George Doran and Wellington House
37:15 Conference 2020
41:54 The Dayton Conference
65:35 Discovering the Sherlockian world
1:09:38 The BSI Press
1:11:14 Get in touch - and win!

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:03am EST

"the faded script" [HOUN] 

We've all had experience listening to Sherlock Holmes audio programs. Right? RIGHT??

 

And just as we have favorite screen adaptations, we also have our special audio heroes as well. Rathbone and Bruce, Gielgud and Richardson, Shelley and Hobbes, Merrison and Williams... they all bring to mind a feeling of nostalgia for the stories.

 

But there are many original episodes that have gone missing. And our guest, Ian Dickerson, has managed to track down some of the original scripts of the Rathbone/Bruce radio series that were lost to the ages. Between the Edith Meiser era and the Anthony Boucher / Dennis Green era, there was another writer — one known more for his stories about Simon Templar than anything else. And Ian managed to unearth them and put together a fine book on the topic.

 

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Direct download: ihearofsherlock136.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00am EST

"that glamour of mystery and of experience" [VALL] 

Generations of Sherlockians are the beneficiaries of the poems penned by Helene Yuhasova. Yet this enigmatic individual has remained something of a legendary, even ethereal presence in the history of the Baker Street Irregulars.

 

Who was Helene Yuhas(ova)? And were the poems, later ascribed to Edgar W. Smith of the Baker Street Irregulars, actually written by her? Whatever became of this this prolific poetess laureate, this Founding Mother?

 

Sonia Fetherston, BSI ("The Solitary Cyclist") and Julie McKuras, BSI ("The Duchess of Devonshire") edited the 2017 Baker Street Journal Christmas Annual, "A Woman of Mystery": Helene Yuhasova, Poetess Laureate of the Baker Street Irregulars and they joined us to give us a sense of the mighty detective work that went in to tracking down the full story of a woman who left the Sherlockian movement some 70 years ago, leaving a long but thin shadow.

 

For our Gas-Lamp this time around, Julie and Sonia treat us to some of Helene Yuhasova's Sherlockian poetry: "Sonnet: Mary Morstan to Dr. Watson" and "Ballade of the Bright Stair-Rods."

 

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Notes

3:32 Summing up our 24 episodes of the year (plus 52 from Trifles)

7:31 Wessex Press

9:06 Working out the pronunciation of "Helene Yuhasova" and her Sherlockian origins

15:14 What we know about Helene's early life, and how Julie and Sonia uncovered facts (including the common surname)

23:46 Conflicting opinions, unfair criticism

32:50 The Baker Street Journal

34:22 Sonnet: "John H. Watson to Sherlock Holmes"

35:31 Yuhas's ubiquitous job reference

37:55 Yuhasova and Smith: A Case of Identity

41:42 The curious meeting between Russell Merritt and Edgar Smith

46:18 Leaving the Sherlockian world behind

50:50 On the connection with Ben Weingart

59:22 Any big surprises?

1:02:40 One final question

1:07:48 The Editor's Gas-Lamp

1:11:36 Sherlock Holmes Brand

 

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Direct download: ihearofsherlock135.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:43am EST

"Beacons of the future!" [NAVA] 

Sherlock Holmes appreciated education. He admired the "[c]apsules with hundreds of bright little seeds in each" as he and Watson passed by the board-schools on the way out to Briarbrae in "The Naval Treaty." And he famously said, "Education never ends. It is a series of lessons with the greatest for the last," in "The Red Circle."

 

So it is entirely appropriate the The Beacon Society, the Sherlockian group that recognizes and supports exemplary efforts of bringing Sherlock Holmes to children, would create a new branch especially for children. It is the Junior Sherlockian Society, and it is headed up by Shannon Carlisle, a previous winner of the Beacon Award.

 

Through her efforts with her own classes of fourth graders, Shannon has ingeniously introduced them to Sherlock Holmes, and now it is codified so that children across the world can take part in Junior Sherlockian Training. She joined us to tell us all about the program was developed and how kids can get involved.

 

Is your child, grandchild, or student even remotely interested in Sherlock Holmes? Or maybe they're struggling with reading or some other skill. Then the Junior Sherlockian Society is just what they need. The game's afoot!

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Notes

1:50 Proper attire is required for this episode
7:30 A visit to the Ancient, Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Wessex
9:30 Introducing Shannon Carlisle
15:25 Adaptations for younger readers
16:24 Avoiding blood, guts and weaponry
19:05 The Beacon Society
21:55 Beacon Award Winner 2014
23:35 It's always 1895 in this classroom
34:10 The Junior Sherlockian Society
41:20 The Society online
47:15 A word from the Baker Street Journal
50:05 An important message from John Rabe 

 

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Direct download: ihearofsherlock134.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01am EST

"the Colonel possessed a varied collection" [CROO] 

There are certain hallmarks of good collectors that make them stand out. One is that they enjoy the hunt as much as they enjoy the treasure. Another is that they enjoy sharing their plunder with others who appreciate the significance of such items. 

 

It's no mistake that we're using terms piratical to describe the Dan Posnansky, BSI ("Colonel Hayter") approach to collecting. For his collection includes the largest number of assembled pirated editions of the Sherlock Holmes stories in the world. But it also includes much more than that. And now it's up for auction. 

 

We invited Glen Miranker, BSI ("The Origin of Tree Worship") back to talk with us, as his friendship with Dan goes back 40 years, and his own collecting abilities grew under Dan's guidance. Join us on this journey as we explore what makes a collector like Dan tick, and what are some of the gems of this once-in-a-generation auction of Sherlockian and Doylean material. 

 

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Notes 

4:50 A word from the Ancient, Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Wessex 
6:20 Introducing Glen Miranker 
10:00 The lure of "pirated" editions 
15:23 Posnansky collection overview 
20:00 A unique collector 
22:00 The breadth and volume of the collection 
29:15 Collecting secrets 
36:50 Among the treasures: Bell's Chronology 
45:20 The joy of sharing 
47:38 How Glen met Dan 
57:43 The Baker Street Journal
59:28 The latest Sherlock Holmes Brand Product 
1:01:13 The Editor's Gas-Lamp: Tom Francis's essay on Dan 

 

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Direct download: ihearofsherlock133.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:15am EST

"full of spirits and energy" [GLOR] 

Bonnie MacBird returns to the show, this time to regale us with her own adventures that came with writing Unquiet Spirits, her latest Sherlock Holmes novel from HarperCollins. 

 

The book is a sequel to the popular Art in the Blood, and follows Sherlock Holmes's adventures in England, Scotland and France in the months following The Hound of the Baskervilles. In preparing for this work, Bonnie did some traveling of her own and manages to weave her own tale of intrigue around whisky experts, old distilleries, the inspiration for Hogwarts and much more. 

 

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Notes

1:32 Our spirits will not be quieted

4:13 Getting prematurely delighted

5:34 Welcome to Bonnie MacBird

8:12 Inspiration for Unquiet Spirits

10:52 The wine calamity of 1889

15:31 Researching whisky is hard

22:28 Sherlock Holmes's school

28:26 Surprises along the way

33:46 Looking at Holmes's past

40:21 Creating situations in which Holmes's powers are conveyed

42:21 A strong female character

44:41 Watson was discrete, despite being a promoter of Holmes

50:26 Don't forget the annotations

54:38 Why the magic happens

57:15 A couple of items in the news lately

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:01am EST

"Fixing the Nets" [HOUN] 

When Chris Redmond decided to give up Sherlockian.net after 22 years, there was great uncertainty about its future. Would it be abandoned, archived, deleted or sustained? And who would handle any of the monumental work of modernizing the site that had its humble beginnings in 1994?

 

Enter Liza Potts, an associate professor at Michigan State University. Potts runs the WIDE Research Center (Writing, Information and Design Experience) there and just so happened to like Sherlock Holmes. But she had no idea what was in store for her.

 

With a handful of students and a select advisory board of Sherlockians, Prof. Potts set out to wrangle some 3,000 links and hundreds of pages, giving them the modern treatment. But as with all technical projects, there are human elements and stories galore that make this a fascinating adventure.

 

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Notes

1:48 We lied and call upon the ghost of Dudley Moore for help

5:44 An update from Episode 130

7:00 A Philadelphia story

11:45 Wessex Press

16:54 Welcome Liza Potts

17:29 First meeting with Sherlock Holmes - via Jeremy Brett

24:37 Study abroad program 

30:04 Taking on Sherlockian.net

43:15 Participatory culture

54:38 The site logo

1:02:51 What's next?

1:11:44 Wow!

1:13:38 The Baker Street Journal

1:15:19 All we ask is this one thing

1:17:35 Extra

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00am EST

"a gang in Chicago" [DANC] 

 

The 75th anniversary of a Sherlockian organization is a fine time to reflect on its history. So we did just that with Don Terras, BSI ("The Politician, the Lighthouse, and the Trained Cormorant") from his unique perch near an actual lighthouse.

 

The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic) has its roots in Chicago, thanks to one of the "Holy Three" of early Sherlockian giants, Vincent Starrett. There are about a score of other groups in and around Chicagoland, and Don takes us on a brief tour of them, as well as the storied history of the Hounds.

 

If you're interested in how a Sherlockian group manages to celebrate the past while simultaneously planning for the future, and about some greats in Sherlockian lore, tune in to hear Don's storytelling.

 

That, plus a very special and hilarious Sherlock Holmes Brand spot.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

"he soon acquired a great popularity" [VALL] 

Peggy Perdue, BSI ("Violet Westbury") has held the enviable position of librarian in charge of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection at the Toronto Reference Library for over a decade. In that role, she's seen remarkable developments and has made some intriguing acquisitions.

 

She has ascended to a new role, but before doing so, she oversaw the development and launch of the new Pop Sherlock exhibit. As IHOSE is dedicated to the intersection of Sherlock Holmes and popular culture, we're very interested in this topic. 

 

We discuss exactly what got Peggy to her role, what her favorite item is, and what she has learned about Arthur Conan Doyle over the last 12 years.

 

Our Editor's Gas-Lamp in this episode are a few paragraphs taken from Arthur Conan Doyle's own Through the Magic Door.

 

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1:33 Pa-POW!

3:16 While we have your attention

5:30 Thank yous

7:54 Wessex Press

9:50 Welcome Peggy Perdue

12:27 Setting her sights on the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection

16:28 First meeting with Sherlock Holmes

19:53 Enter the Toronto Bootmakers

23:33 A question about 12 years in the same job

27:41 The Pop Sherlock exhibit at the Toronto Public Library

31:07 Sherlock Holmes and Advertising

34:16 Potty humor

39:19 Sherlock Holmes in comic books

41:57 Film artifacts—including a script for "Sherlock Holmes in Canada"

43:21 Interactive components of the exhibit

48:00 Reflecting on the Reichenbach Irregulars' trip to Meirengen and Florence

53:24 Who will Peggy hire for the ACD Collection job?

58:33 The Friends of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection

59:53 The Baker Street Journal

1:01:24 Canada and Sherlock Holmes

1:02:28 Editor's Gas-Lamp

1:06:46 Final thoughts

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:30am EST

"a case of ancient coins" [3GAR] 

Dr. Watson was once on the receiving end of a rebuke by Baron Adelbert Gruner in "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client," Gruner upbraided Watson (who was incognito as Dr. Hill Barton, avid collector of Chinese pottery). When he admitted that he had not read Gruner's definitive book on the subject, he hid behind his profession:

“I am a very busy man. I am a doctor in practice.”
“That is no answer. If a man has a hobby he follows it up, whatever his other pursuits may be.

Well, Greg Ruby has certainly found time for his passion. Greg founded the group The Fourth Garrideb, a Sherlockian society made up of those interested in coin collecting. He also developed a website to accompany it, with plenty of information for those so inclined.

 

We cover Greg's early interested in Holmes and coins, and then take the time to explore some of the mentions of coinage in the Sherlock Holmes stories. There's much to cover, so gather up your loose change and sit close to the electronic Victrola... 

 

We end with a very special Editor's Gas-Lamp: Christopher Morley's own poem "The Sun's Over the Forearm," which inspired the medal for the Three Hours for Lunch Club.

 

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1:32 Cha-CHING! Welcome

2:34 Burt's grandmother was very generous

4:23 What to do with your spare change

6:52 Wessex Press

8:07 The Breakfast of Ex-Champions

9:04 Welcome Greg Ruby

11:45 Don't take any Buffalo nickels

13:15 The joy of meeting coin collectors

18:23 Greg's first meeting with Sherlock Holmes was kismet

21:07 Significant coins in the Sherlock Holmes stories

27:00 Inconsistencies in coinage in the Canon

29:02 The Gibraltar set from Pobjoy Mint

33:25 The story behind the Three Hours for Lunch Club medal

38:10 The origin of The Fourth Garrideb

45:15 Chocolate Sherlock Holmes coins

49:25 A future for Sherlockian challenge coins?

53:15 Our own coin collecting pasts

55:42 The Baker Street Journal

57:32 Gas-Lamp

1:00:23 Your import/export assignment

 

 

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Direct download: ihearofsherlock128.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:27am EST

"this is my special hobby" [STUD] 

Every once in a great while, a book with special significance is published in the world of Sherlock Holmes fans. When the Canon was completed and the stories appeared in the first version of The Complete Sherlock Holmes; when Vincent Starrett brought forth scholarship and fun in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes; when William S. Baring-Gould, BSI ("The Gloria Scott") took a stab at compiling research and chronologies in The Annotated Sherlock Holmes; and now as Mattias Boström, BSI ("The Swedish Pathological Society") has chronicled the rise of Sherlock Holmes in popular culture.

 

From Holmes to Sherlock looks not at Conan Doyle's life as a biography would, and does not look at the stories as scholars would. Rather, it shows how Sherlock Holmes was brought to life and how the character evolved over time through the many creators, actors and fans who have kept the interest going.

 

We talked with Mattias about the creative process, his inspiration, and his other major Sherlockian works. We hope you'll learn a few things along with us.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:56am EST

"they are an extraordinarily astute couple" [VALL] 

 

Harold and Theodora Niver (that's Tyke and Teddie to all who know them), are a unique couple, even by Sherlockian standards. They've had an abiding love of Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper and Dracula for most of their adult lives, they live at Baskerville Hall, and founded and ran the Men on the Tor, a Connecticut Sherlock Holmes society. [Which just so happens to be the group where Scott first got his start in Sherlockian societies.]

 

But one thing that keeps them active is appearing across Connecticut as William and Helen Gillette. They make regular weekend appearances at Gillette Castle, have been special guests at the William Gillette Luncheon during the BSI Weekend, and have been hired for regular events to perform "An Evening with the Gillettes."

 

As both of them are members of the Baker Street Irregulars, the Nivers are part of a select group of individuals in the Florin Society - having two shillings between them. Tyke received his investiture "The Man on the Tor" in 1977 and Teddie received her investiture "Carina" in 1997.

 

Join us on this very personal episode that has wonderful stories and details about this grand couple's adventures. From Don and Betty Grant at the Castle to Michael Harrison's sly preparedness to the law firm that includes language like "blithering saphead," it's full of surprises. We conclude with a "Gas-Lamp" that's cobbled together from the Introduction to Gillette's play in book form, and a poem written on the occasion of William Gillette's death.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:30am EST

"a field for those peculiar qualities which my friend possessed" [FIVE] 

 
Curtis Armstrong, BSI ("An Actor, and a Rare One") is known by many names. Miles Dalby, Charles De Mar, Herbert Viola, Scooter, Metatron, and of course, Booger. But around these parts, he is known as a keen Sherlockian who has been part of our little corner of the universe since his grade school days.

His memoir Revenge of the Nerd: Or...the Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be Booger tells a series of tales that will be of interest to those who only know him through his remarkable career in show business. But we wanted to get behind all of that an delve into the intersection with his many other interests, such as Sherlock Holmes and P.G. Wodehouse, among others.

From Detroit to Geneva and back again, from the stage to the big screen and small screen, we explore the intricacies of nerd culture — particularly when it comes to the Victorian misfit Sherlock Holmes. Early influences of Curtis still have an impact today, and he leaves us with lessons that should have every Sherlockian embracing their inner nerd.


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Notes

 

1:36 Panty raid!

5:50 Wessex Press

7:06 The many faces of Curtis Armstrong

9:15 What is a nerd?

12:00 Nerd beginnings in Detroit

17:01 First meeting with Sherlock Holmes

23:06 Joining the Trifling Monographs

25:22 Curtis's favorite Sherlock Holmes story currently is...

28:51 Radio dramatizations—the "Orson Welles" period

33:51 Who's a nerd in the Canon?

36:05 Was Sherlock Holmes a nerd?

43:37 The Baker Street Journal

45:07 Booger was Curtis!

47:02 Instruction at Meadow Brook by Billy the Page

52:05 A Plum interest

56:34 The roll tossing tradition at Wodehouse meetings

1:00:13 Comparing an actor's life to that of Sherlock Holmes's profession

1:03:34 Pay attention, grammar nerds and pun nerds

1:09:49 The Editor's Gas-Lamp—guest reading from Curtis's book

1:19:19 Just one more thing... 


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:02pm EST

"seared into my memory" [SPEC] 
 
Richard Lancelyn Green, BSI ("The Three Gables"), who died in March 2004, was the world's leading expert on the life and works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He amassed one of the finest collections of Conan Doyle, and specifically, Sherlock Holmes material in private hands and had intended to produce a three-volume biography on Conan Doyle.
 
He was not yet 30 when he co-edited the towering A Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle in 1983. He served a term as Chairman of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London. His tragically early death was mourned by both friends and those who knew of him only by reputation, and it was decided that a collection of essays should be brought out in his honor and memory.
 
We interview co-editors Nicholas Utechin, BSI ("The Ancient British Barrow") and Steven Rothman, BSI ("The Valley of Fear") on the resulting volume, To Keep the Memory Green. While this is a previously released episode, there are a few more interesting tidbits of information, including a July sale being held by the BSI Press. Listen in for details on how to get this volume for half price. 
 
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Notes

4:30 Nick & Steve give some perspective on their editorial experiences
14:29 A bit about Richard Lancelyn Green
17:20 The genesis of To Keep the Memory Green
21:12Steve recalls memories of Richard, a bus station and plastic carrier bags
23:17 Nick harkens back to the early 1970s and an Oxford connection 
24:57 The Baker Street Irregulars and the Sherlock Holmes Society of London join forces
27:00 Quartering together – the fruits of labor
30:35 The impetus behind the project – capturing the essence of a “one-off”
40:14 Editor’s Gas Lamp
49:24 Final thoughts on Richard’s contribution
52:08 Burt springs a question on Scott
54:32 Hunting through old bookshops
56:10 Scott’s inspiration for collecting – from a movie

 
 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:21pm EST

"a pair of professional beauties" [STUD] 

 

We like to interview people who are doing interesting things related to Sherlock Holmes. Our interview subjects have included authors, publishers, society leaders, entertainers and more.

 

But there's one show that some listeners requested that we historically ignored. And that is a show in which we talk about ourselves. We thought that rather than simply running off at the mouth at random, it might be more in line with what you've come to expect if we interviewed each other.

 

And with that, Scott and Burt sat down to reveal each other's backgrounds, first meetings with Sherlock Holmes and general interest or specialty when it comes to interacting with other Sherlockians and collecting.

 

We hope you enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at the hosts of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere. It's everything you didn't want to know, and more.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:21pm EST

"actors in this drama" [SECO] 

Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Their names are forever linked, just as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are. And it is their remarkable seven-year collaboration that we discuss in this episode.

 

You've seen their likenesses in still photos. You've probably heard their voices in audio recordings. And you've had a chance to see their films from the late 1930s and early 1940s, whether in the theater, as a Saturday afternoon matinee on television, public TV pledge drive, or perhaps on a DVD or on YouTube.

 

The point is this: regardless of your level of fondness or distaste for this pairing, they remain iconic and inextricably linked to their portrayals of the world's greatest detective and his medical companion. Yes, it was Nigel Bruce's version of Dr. Watson that was called boobus Britannicus, but it seemed to fit with the times and with the air of the series. 

 

We take you on a journey from their initial outing in The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in 1939 at 20th Century Fox, to their radio drama collaboration under Edith Meiser and later Anthony Boucher, and through the 12-film series under the Universal banner. Audio clips from the films and the radio show are included as we All of these portrayals left a permanent mark on their careers as well as on the world of Sherlock Holmes.

 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:07am EST

"in the northern provinces" [SIGN] 

 

The Baker Street Irregulars International Series continues to forge ahead, as it published its sixth volume at the end of 2016. Joining the ranks of other countries and regions that whose scholarly works have been compiled and published by the BSI is none other than Canada.

 

Joining us to talk about Canada and Sherlock Holmes from the BSI International Series is one of the co-editors, Peter Calamai, BSI ("The Leeds Mercury"), MBt, C.M. Peter is one half of the editing team that took on the Canadian project, together with Mark Alberstat, BSI ("Halifax"). Peter tells us about his membership in the Order of Canada, his life as a journalist, and his foggy first meeting with Sherlock Holmes. We cover Sherlockian scholarship from north of the border, as well as the association with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that Canada has.

 

We haven't included a single 'eh' or 'aboot' in this episode, but we have given you a Gas-Lamp in the form of an essay from Christopher Redmond: "The Lure of the Chase," which can be found in the book. And some bonus content, if you listen far enough.

 

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Notes

1:35 Coo loo coo coo, coo coo coo coo!

3:04 Sponsor: Wessex Press

4:45 Sherlock Holmes in the Great White North

6:53 Welcome, Peter Calamai

10:40 Peter gives us the background on his association with Sherlock Holmes

19:53 The beginnings of Sherlock Holmes in Canada

33:01 The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection at the Toronto Reference Library

34:50 Teaser for a future episode

36:54 The Four Pillars

42:58 Sponsor: The Baker Street Journal

44:30 Professor Moriarty was an army coach - but what is that?

48:48 A flashback: how the book came to be

56:30 Ms. Holmes of Baker Street

1:06:51 Feedback

1:10:15 Gas-Lamp

1:13:46 Wrap-up and Easter egg

 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:39pm EST

"something which had never before intruded"  [VALL] 

You probably remember the first time you came across Sherlock Holmes. Whether it was a Saturday afternoon matinee of a Basil Rathbone film, or a cracking open The Hound of the Baskervilles for the first time, you were hooked.

But have you stopped to think about all of the firsts in the Canon? That is, what are some of the groundbreaking things that Sherlock Holmes introduced to the world of detection and detective fiction? From techniques to technology, and from puzzles to poisons, we'll take you on an exploration of the the many unique and primal examples of Holmes's processes and Arthur Conan Doyle's writing.

We find our inspiration in the very first Gas-Lamp that Edgar Smith wrote for the BSJ in Vol. 1, No. 1 (Old Series), titled "The Game Is Afoot!"

 

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Notes

1:32 Yessir, that's my baby
2:25 Doings at the Speckled Band of Boston
6:46 Sponsor: Wessex Press
8:10 Support needed
9:35 The Awards for Achievement in Canonical Firsts
29:42 Sponsor: The Baker Street Journal
31:13 More firsts
53:12 The Gas-Lamp
1:00:18 Let your fingers do the walking

Links


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:31am EST

"he braced himself to tell his story" [BERY] 

 

It's always a treat to have guests on our show when we air interviews. But two interviews in a single show? It just isn't done!

Until now, that is.

We were pleased to see Lynsday Faye, BSI ("Kitty Winter") at an event at Otto Penzler's Mysterious Bookshop, launching her newest book The Whole Art of Detection. We managed to take her gently by the elbow and lead her away from her admiring fans to have a few words. Those words included "Watson," "Doyle," "voice," and many others. You'll enjoy the way they're strung together.

And at a separate event at the Rosenbach Library, we met Ed Pettit, the new manager of public programs for the institution. He gave us a rundown of the latest exhibit, "Clever Criminals and Daring Detectives."

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

"have even contributed to the literature of the subject" [REDH] 

We know that the field of writings about Sherlock Holmes has been plowed thoroughly for over 100 years. In fact, it began as far back as 1902, according to some research, being thrust into the limelight with the Oxford lectures of Fr. Ronald Knox.

Publications like the Baker Street Journal and the Sherlock Holmes Journal have been cranking out their issues multiple times a year since the mid-20th century, and other regular periodicals as well as hundreds upon hundreds of books have dedicated themselves to the study of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's works about Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes.

Does it show any sign of abating? What can we learn about the next wave of our hobby, based on looking at the past? We look at some of the cornerstones and collected works to give a sense as to what we can expect from Sherlockian scholars of the 21st century.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:30am EST

"it is the only personal introduction" [SUSS] 

"Just what the world needs," you tell yourself. "Another biography of Arthur Conan Doyle." Full disclosure: we thought the same thing.

Until we read Arthur and Sherlock by Michael Sims.

And then our attitudes changed. And then even more so after having a conversation with the author. Fortunately, we recorded that conversation and we're sharing it with you here.

Michael shared with us the impact of books on his young mind, his journey to writing, and how his earlier works on E.B. White and Henry David Thoreau inspired his style for this book. From Baring-Gould to Joseph Bell, we touch on many familiar names and go deep into this exploration of the elements that inspired Conan Doyle to create his master detective.

And, if you listen carefully, you'll discover how a certain intestinal discomfort prevented Doyle from killing himself.

 

And please consider joining our Patreon community. Your support helps us to ensure we can keep doing what we do, covering file hosting costs, production, and this year, transcription services.


Sponsors

This episode includes our two longtime sponsors. Please support our sponsors by visiting their sites:

  • Wessex Press, where you can find The Illustrated Speckled Band: The Original 1910 Stage Production in Script and Photographs.
  • The Baker Street Journal, which includes the written transcripts of the annual Baker Street Irregulars Distinguished Lecture series.

Notes

2:21 Welcome
5:53 Sponsor: Wessex Press
7:37 Welcome Michael Sims
11:47 Michael's uncanny ability to time the market
17:00 Michael's first meeting with Sherlock Holmes
22:31 Beginning a writing career
28:39 Bringing Joseph Bell to life
38:07 Sponsor: Baker Street Journal
39:42 Bell's own mentor
47:40 Doyle and Teddy Roosevelt
51:25 The origin of "Sherringford Hope"
55:09 Why stop now?
57:15 Conan Doyle's fan mail
1:05:47 Interview conclusion
1:12:26 Sherlock Holmes Brand ad
1:13:19 Closing remarks

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Full transcript available at ihose.co/ihose117.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00am EST

"not enough to hold her back"  [YELL]  

 

You can't swing a dead cat without hitting a Sherlock Holmes news item these days. Wait — perhaps that's not the best metaphor. How about "you can't turn around without seeing a Sherlock Holmes story." Much better.

We decided to pick a handful of news (and non-news) stories related to Sherlock Holmes and go to town. From Stephen Fry's recent audio recordings of the stories to using the Canon as a modern-day text for would-be Joseph Bells in training, to British shows available via a new streaming service in the US, to Sherlock Holmes as a model for writers — these stories and more make up our paean to the great detective.

Plus, Lyndsay Faye inspired our Gas-Lamp with her piece "Why We Can't Get Enough of Sherlock Holmes."

 

Sponsors

This episode includes our two longtime sponsors. Please support our sponsors by visiting their sites:

  • Wessex Press, home of the ever-expanding Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers, now at Volume 3.
  • The Baker Street Journal, where we certainly can't get enough of Sherlock Holmes, as the publication continues at the same strong pace since 1946.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:45am EST

"we appeared to be two theatre-goers" [CHAS] 

Tim Greer, BSI ("The Ragged Shaw") joins us for this episode in which we explore some of the intricacies and challenges of producing Sherlock Holmes on the stage.

For anyone who's been to a major gathering of Sherlockians in the last few years, Tim should be no stranger. From his home base in Memphis to 221B Con and the BSI Weekend, he's been seen in exquisite and faithful costumes inspired by William Gillette, Jeremy Brett an Basil Rathbone. Tim is an award winning Sherlockian, having been honored with the Beacon Award from the Beacon Society and the Morley Montgomery Award for the best article in the Baker Street Journal in 2014.

Tim's specialty is the theater, and he shares his inspiration with us, ranging from the difficulty in physically portraying a cerebral character to the proper staging and set decoration of the sitting rooms at 221B Baker Street. Sherlock Holmes has been presented on stage in one way or another for 125 years and there continue to be many interpretations and inspirations ahead.

Plus, a new Sherlock Holmes Brand ad and a special Easter egg.

 

Sponsors

This episode includes our two longtime sponsors. Please support our sponsors by visiting their sites:

  • Wessex Press, where you can find the complete Sherlock Holmes Reference Library by Leslie S. Klinger.
  • The Baker Street Journal, where you can find inclusiveness, a repose from the busy world, and connections with like-minded individuals.

Notes

1:33 Aging like a fine French wine
2:40 February is the cruelest month
6:40 What's going on over at Trifles
7:34 Wessex Press
8:50 Welcome to Tim Greer
11:20 Early inspirations
16:31 Turning toward the theater
19:15 "This may be controversial..."
29:30 One of the biggest challenges of portraying Sherlock Holmes
33:52 The influence of Jeremy Brett
37:26 The Baker Street Journal
39:34 Set design - from cartonniers to Moroccan tables
46:15 Bringing the sitting room to life on set
53:32 A stage production inspiring one of the original Sherlock Holmes stories
57:35 About that set from The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes...
1:04:04 Sherlock Holmes Brand spot
1:05:03 Other thoughts on Holmes and the theater
1:10:00 The game's afoot!
1:10:47 Frozen Peas, Fish Fingers and Beef Burgers, oh my!

Links

Trifles, our other show
Sherlock Holmes, starring Clive Brook (1932)
Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street: A Life of the World's First Consulting Detective by William S. Baring-Gould
Frank Langella as Sherlock Holmes
Jeremy Brett in Number 10
Sherlockian Ice Bucket Challenge
Cartonnier (filing cabinet)
Design Decoded (commentary on Smithsonian article)
Episode 73: Ken Ludwig
Episode 10: The Secret of Sherlock Holmes
Orson Welles at his finest

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:23am EST

Episode 114: Escape with Sherlock Holmes

"Has anything escaped me?" [HOUN] 

There's a reason Vincent Starrett wrote "Here, though the world explode, these two survive,/ And it is always eighteen ninety-five." Whether it was in the 1940s or today, the world offers a up a variety of stressors and developments that cause one to wish to simply forget about it all for a while.

Hence, the concept of escapism. The pastime of Sherlock Holmes is a form of escapism, and we explore what it means, the origin of the phrase, and how it differs from procrastination. And there were a number of individuals in the Canon who were escaping from something or who wished to bury themselves in some sort of distraction or hobby. From Irene Adler to Selden, Hugh Boone to Brunton, J. Neil Gibson to Elsie Cubitt, there were reasons to withdraw and escape; and Stapleton, Baron Gruner, and Sherlock Holmes himself had hobbies that kept them otherwise occupied from time to time.

Plus, we wrap up with an escapist Gas-Lamp: Bill Schweikert's "A Long Evening with Holmes."

 

Sponsors

Wessex Press, with The Watson Chronicles by Ann Margaret Lewis.
The Baker Street Journal, where you'll find many reasons to escape in every issue.

 

Notes

1:33 Hello there and a brainstorm
6:25 Wessex Press
7:39 Our other show
10:26 Escapism and the Sherlock Holmes stories
18:48 Hobbies as escapes
22:35 Polyphonic motets of Lassus
23:41 The great hiatus — escapism at its most extreme
29:10 The likelihood of Watson cramming for a Chinese pottery exam
33:45 Conan Doyle's interests and hobbies
35:26 Peter Carey was ahead of his time
39:54 The Baker Street Journal
41:22 The Sherlock Holmes News
57:50 Editor's Gas-Lamp
1:00:33 Listener comment
1:03:49 The game's afoot!
1:04:39 The Procrastination Song

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:52am EST

Episode 113: Dancing to Death

" dancing across the paper" [DANC] 

The opportunity to see an original Conan Doyle manuscript up close and to transcribe it word for word is a rare one. Which is why Ray Betzner, BSI ("The Agony Column") jumped at the opportunity and buttonholed David Morrill, BSI ("Count Von Kramm") to assist with the editing Dancing to Death, the latest volume in the Baker Street Irregulars Manuscript Series, which covers "The Adventure of the Dancing Men."

Ray tells us about his budding interest in Sherlock Holmes and how it began with his discovery of Vincent Starrett — and a twice-failed driving test. And he continues with the origin story of this long-unseen manuscript, the choice of authors and topics — from an authority in ciphers to the first BSI to see the manuscript, to the role of sound, to the "manuscript police" — and an admiration for the ingenuity, creativity and expertise for their work.

But it goes deeper than that: Ray shares his misgivings about this story, which is one that it is actually a failure for Sherlock Holmes. He broke the code, but he also let his client down, ultimately resulting in the Hilton Cubitt's death. Even the story itself is one that focused on the puzzle rather than on the people.

Plus, a new Sherlock Holmes brand ad and a very special visit from a longtime favorite of ours.

 

Sponsors
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Wessex Press, with Unmitigated Bleat by Paul Herbert, BSI.
The Baker Street Journal, where you'll find many volumes of the BSI Manuscript Series and the BSI International Series.

Notes
1:33 Recovering from the recovery from the New Year
3:17 Teasing a new feature: Elementary comic strip, courtesy of Steve and Rusty Mason
4:05 Wessex Press
5:19 For peat's sake!
5:55 Welcoming Ray Betzner, BSI ("The Agony Column")
7:10 A little bit about Vincent Starrett
10:53 The selection of the editors of Dancing to Death
13:43 The backstory on the discovery of the manuscript
18:30 John Jones / Hilton Jones / Hilton Cubitt and a Mary Morstan Watsonism
21:24 Ten essays cover a wide range of topics about the story
25:33 Misgivings about "The Dancing Men"
29:02 A story designed around the puzzle
30:40 Conan Doyle's pin cipher in WWI and the attraction of ciphers to literary types
37:17 Chicago just can't shake its reputation
46:05 Baker Street Journal
47:35 Sherlock Holmes Brand Codemaster 3000
48:34 Wrapping up and an important announcement
51:42 The game's afoot!
52:29 An extra

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:48pm EST

Episode 112: Anno Holmes 130

"their celebrated colleague" [VALL]

 

 It's 2017 and we're back from the BSI Weekend, with tales of friends, listeners, authors and more.

Things we learned included Bonnie MacBird's next Sherlock Holmes novel that involves whisky; a future edition of a Sherlock Holmes companion from Cambridge University Press; the Society of Illustrators has a wonderful cafe, where we held the annual meeting of the Three Hours for Lunch Club, and subsequently, we'll be recommending Frederic Dorr Steele as a future Hall of Fame Member at the Society.

We debate the possibility of or need for regular electronic updates of the eBSJ archives — or even a concurrent digital option of the Journal — leading to a broader discussion of print versus digital publications.

 

And of course we touch on the latest goings-on with Sherlock.

 

The Gas-Lamp this time is made up of the lyrics of the Harvey Officer song "On the Road to Baker Street," with abject apologies to Rudyard Kipling, Frank Sinatra, and anyone with a musical ear.

 

  

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  • Wessex Press, with its latest edition of Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers by Mattias Bostrom, BSI and Matt Laffey.
  • The Baker Street Journal, where you can subscribe to the 2017 BSJ and pick up the latest from the BSI Manuscript Series and the BSI International Series.

 

 

Notes

1:36 Hello, Happy New Year, and freshly returned

4:07 Wessex Press

5:21 Recap and looking ahead

6:57 The highlights from our latest Sherlockian event

9:00 A view of Sherlock Holmes "from both sides"

12:37 A fascinating tale of Frederic Dorr Steele illustrations

14:30 On the importance of pausing to reflect — particularly in the absence of technology

20:32 Cumulative anniversaries and an electronic future

30:44 LISTENER PARTICIPATION: your favorite Sherlockian publication

32:02 The Baker Street Journal

36:23 Of hotels and reading materials from the BSI Weekend

38:54 News: an update on Sherlock

46:10 The Gas-Lamp

51:15 Stories, links, products and the like in our Flipboard magazine

57:30 The game's afoot!

 

  

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:14am EST

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01am EST

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:07pm EST

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 EST

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:52am EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:37am EST

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00am EST

"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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00am EST

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

 

Sponsors

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am EST

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

 

 

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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:

 

 


 

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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.

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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

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:07am EST

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.

 


 

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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

 

Sponsors

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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

 

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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

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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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:22am EST

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.

 

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

 
 

 

Links:

 

 

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 3,400 members), as well as through our accounts on FacebookTwitter and Tumblr.

 

 

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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.

 

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

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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 2,800 members), as well as through our accounts on FacebookTwitter and Tumblr.

 

 

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

Episode 87: Otto Penzler

"with the big book under my arm" [STOC]

 

 

 

If you've been with us for a while, you'll have heard about Otto Penzler, BSI ("The King of Bohemia") before. He was our guest on Episode 17 when we talked about book collecting.

 

Otto is back with us to talk about the genesis of The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest anthology of stories about Sherlock Holmes to date, as well as the rest of his enterprises. We learn about what goes into selecting (and discarding) stories that make up the nine Big Book anthologies under the Vintage Crime/Black Lizard label from Random House.

 

As if Otto's considerable and copious editing doesn't keep him busy enough, the additional Otto Penzler Enterprises include the Mysterious Press and the Mysterious Bookshop. From a dozen books a year via the Press, an epublishing platform, and proprietary publishing just for the bookstore. What impressed is that that Otto's business acumen, timing and good fortune tend to converge across his enterprises, making him quite successful at what he does — despite any misgivings about his memory.

 

Otto manages to survive our "Mental Exaltations" quiz program, which he plays on behalf of a lucky listener, who will go home with a copy of The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes.

 

 

We know we're mediocre at telling you about supporting us via Patreon. Make sure you listen to the end of the show for someone who knows what he's talking about.

 

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 Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle and The Bookman, and The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues - now accepting 2016 subscriptions.

 

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

 

 

Notes:

1:46 Welcome and Happy New Year

5:12 The Return of Otto

5:42 Otto has a flashback

8:00 The beginning of the Big Book Series

10:58 Approaching the task of compiling a Big Book

22:55 Why wait so long before doing a Sherlock Holmes Big Book?

27:45 The Mysterious Press

29:08 MysteriousPress.com e-publishing platform

31:40 A brief interlude, with thanks to John Rabe

40:15 Proprietary publishing - books only available in The Mysterious Bookshop

48:00 Everybody comes to Otto's — The Mysterious Bookshop

52:04 Doing business in the shadow of the World Trade Center in NYC

58:21 What Otto is collecting these days

1:06:12 Sign up for Otto's email newsletter

1:09:30 Mental Exaltation

1:15:21 Old haunts in the city that influenced book buying habits

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:40pm EST

Episode 86: Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue

"an extraordinarily astute couple" [VALL] 

 

Anyone who has been following Sherlock Holmes on television and in popular culture over the last five years or so should be familiar with the names Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue. Steven is showrunner, writer and producer for Sherlock and Doctor Who, and Sue is a producer of a number of programs, including Doctor Who and Sherlock, as well as of numerous British television comedies.

 

Steven and Sue met at the Edinburgh Television Festival in 1996 and joined Hartswood Films, where Steven wrote a comedy based on their budding relationship, which became Coupling. And it is their coupling on Sherlock that we speak with them.

 

On January 1, 2016, the world premiere of Sherlock: The Abominable Bride happens on BBC One and PBS. This is the first time the show has aired on the same day in both countries, and the excitement is palpable. The setting is London in 1895 and the trailers have shown a dark and mysterious atmosphere.

 

We take the time to discuss the making of show with Steven and Sue, as well as surprises, challenges and delights along the way. We ask the question everyone has been dying to know: how much longer will Sherlock go on? And we get an answer! We also learn a surprising fact about Sue (!) and get some great send-off advice from Steven, with much great information in between.

 

We have a dual feature for this episode's Gas-Lamp: an actual Editor's Gas-Lamp from Vol. 11, No. 4 (1961) called "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Sherlock Holmes" by Julian Wolff. And Jay Finley Christ's classic poem "The Old Tin Box."

 

We know we're mediocre at telling you about supporting us via Patreon. Make sure you listen to the end of the show for someone who knows what he's talking about.

 

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

 

Sponsors

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

 

The Wessex Press, featuring Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle and The Bookman, and The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues and a very special Christmas Annual about The Seven Per-Cent Solution.

 

Interested in becoming an advertiser? You can find more information here.

 



Notes:

1:46 Welcome and hear what Scott got Burt for the holidays

3:05 One item worth mentioning from the Gift Guide

8:00 Our Facebook hack

9:56 Listener mail

11:01 Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue introduction

12:32 Welcome Steven and Sue

16:00 Some surprising information about Sue

19:50 What sent them back to 19th century London?

24:45 How much longer Sherlock will go on

26:47 Other stories that might be the subject for future episodes

30:25 One message for Sherlockians from Steven Moffat

32:56 You won't want to miss this

38:47 Post-interview chat, Twitter chat during Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

46:41 The Editor's Gas-Lamp

1:04:28 Getting in touch

1:06:18 Scott and Burt get a little help

 

 

 

 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Episode 85: Nicholas Meyer

 

"its neat morroco case" [SIGN]

Those Sherlockians who came to the hobby from the 1970s onward will be familiar with the name Nicholas Meyer, BSI ("A Fine Moroccan Case"). His book The Seven Per-Cent Solution became a runaway hit in 1974 and 1975, eventually becoming a movie for which Meyer himself wrote the screenplay. The 2015 Baker Street Journal Christmas Annual Together Again for the First Time, which celebrates the four decades since the book and film appeared.

 

A master storytelling, Nick Meyer brings us behind the scenes of becoming a Sherlockian at the tender age of 11, followed closely with his first film, the influence of music, musicals and film in his budding career and how he lost Sherlock Holmes and found him again. We hear all about what it was like to take a manuscript from concept to publication and the challenges of agents, publishers, the Conan Doyle Estate and others along the way. And then the thrill of casting selections and adapting the book for the screen, even though writing for the screen is vastly different than for the printed page.

 

It's rare that a pastiche has as much impact as Meyer's book — or was as popular as the original stories. We explore how his early and rabid consumption of the writings about the Writings (as well as a degree of hubris) allowed him to approximate Doyle's style and be a stickler for details. His craft even granted him an invitation to the BSI dinner in 1975 — but he turned it down (!); and how his opportunity to direct Young Sherlock Holmes dissipated —  you'll find out why when you tune in.

 

Nick was also a great sport and managed to make it through our "Mental Exaltations" quiz relatively unscathed.

 

The Easter egg this time brings you Nick Meyer's secret on how wearing a tie led to an acting role for him. But which film?

 

 

Join the ranks of others and become a regular supporter our show through Patreon. You choose the amount you feel comfortable with.

 

 

A master storytelling, Nick Meyer brings us behind the scenes of becoming a Sherlockian at the tender age of 11, followed closely with his first film, the influence of music, musicals and film in his budding career and how he lost Sherlock Holmes and found him again. We hear all about what it was like to take a manuscript from concept to publication and the challenges of agents, publishers, the Conan Doyle Estate and others along the way. And then the thrill of casting selections and adapting the book for the screen, even though writing for the screen is vastly different than for the printed page.

 

It's rare that a pastiche has as much impact as Meyer's book — or was as popular as the original stories. We explore how his early and rabid consumption of the writings about the Writings (as well as a degree of hubris) allowed him to approximate Doyle's style and be a stickler for details. His craft even granted him an invitation to the BSI dinner in 1975 — but he turned it down (!); and how his opportunity to direct Young Sherlock Holmes dissipated —  you'll find out why when you tune in.

 

Nick was also a great sport and managed to make it through our "Mental Exaltations" quiz relatively unscathed.

 

The Easter egg this time brings you Nick Meyer's secret on how wearing a tie led to an acting role for him. But which film?

 

Join the ranks of others and become a regular supporter our show through Patreon. You choose the amount you feel comfortable with.

 

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

 

 

Notes:

1:44 Welcome, friends!

4:08 Thank you

6:11 Introduction to Nicholas Meyer

10:01 Nicholas Meyer, BSI ("A Fine Moroccan Case") joins us

42:20 An important interlude

48:49 Whatever happened to Sally?

57:07 The Conan Doyle Estate again

1:03:35 The BSI Dinner invitation arrives - but with conditions

1:12:30 From page to screen

1:44:56 "Mental Exaltation"

1:50:15 Wrap up

1:53:50 A change in our status

 

 

 

 

 

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 2,800 members), as well as through our accounts on FacebookTwitter and Tumblr.

 

 

Please subscribe to us on iTunesSoundcloudStitcher or Spreaker and be kind enough to leave a rating or review for the show. And please tell a friend about us, in any fashion you feel comfortable.

 

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Sponsors

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

 

Wessex Press (check out ) and The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues and a very special Christmas Annual about The Seven Per-Cent Solution.

 

Interested in becoming an advertiser? You can find more information here.

 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:07pm EST

Episode 84: Our Favorite Sherlockian Things

As the holiday shopping season nears, we thought it was a great time to create a shopping guide for the Sherlock Holmes fan in your life.

 

If you're into Sherlock Holmes in any way, it's likely that you have a wish list. Whether it's an early edition of the stories, a complete collection of Arthur Wontner films, a Sherlock Holmes chess set, or something else.

 

We recently asked your assistance in creating the ultimate Sherlockian gift guide, and you responded in force. We took those suggestions and ran with them, and created a show to highlight some of the many things for the Sherlock Holmes fanatic in your life, whether it's you or a loved one.

 

Of course, we cover the latest Sherlock Holmes news and enjoy a little banter to boot. We also mention a contest — leave us a review on iTunes and show us the proof (screenshot or similar) — and we'll enter you for a chance to win a 1950s-era Baker Street Journal Christmas Annual.

 

Listen closely and you may hear who our next interview guest is. And remain on the lookout for our regular Easter Egg feature.

 

As a reminder, consider supporting our show through Patreon, for as little as $1 per episode.

And thank you to Mary Miller and Christian Mongaard for your extraordinary support!

 

We've been enjoying your photos and plan to post a number of them soon, so if you want to be part of this effort, please purchase as many of of our 221B or 1895 oval stickers as you like and then send us a picture of where you've put it.

 

Notes:

1:35 Hello

3:45 Just the two of us

7:07 iTunes review and contest

8:26 The Sherlock Holmes News

21:21 Our holiday gift recommendations, powered by our readers and listeners, beginning with books.

41:50 Recommended DVDs

47:15 Ephemera: physical objects

59:56 What Burt and Scott want

1:07:02 Wrapping up

 

 

 

Links:

 

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 2,800 members), as well as through our accounts on FacebookTwitter and Tumblr.

 

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Sponsors

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

 

Wessex Press (check out ) and The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues and a very special Christmas Annual about The Seven Per-Cent Solution.

 

Interested in becoming an advertiser? You can find more information here.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:28am EST

Episode 83: Art in the Blood

"the sister of Vernet, the French artist" [GREE]

 

 

Did you ever have a chance to talk with someone with whom you immediately felt a connection? That's exactly how Bonnie MacBird impressed us when we chatted with her about her new book Art in the Blood in this latest interview episode of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere.

 

From her most amazing experience on her recent book tour to her first meeting with Sherlock Holmes (at a remarkable age!), to how she found her inspiration for the novel, Bonnie shares her very considered and unique perspective on the immortal detective. Listen in to hear about an artist's temperament and how it affects the craft, including her other mediums, and how she intended to bring Sherlock Holmes to her readers through her own personal Sherlockian inspirations.

 

Our Gas Lamp is inspired by a comment from Nick Martorelli and is taken from The Baker Street Journal Vol. 6, No. 3 (1956), in which Edgar Smith wrote "On Canonicity."

 

Listen closely and you may hear who our next interview guest is. And remain on the lookout for our regular Easter Egg feature.

 

 

As a reminder, consider supporting our show through Patreon, for as little as $1 per episode.

 

 

And thank you to Mary Miller and Christian Mongaard for your extraordinary support!

 

We've been enjoying your photos and plan to post a number of them soon, so if you want to be part of this effort, please purchase as many of of our 221B or 1895 oval stickers as you like and then send us a picture of where you've put it.

 

Notes:

1:33 Hi!

2:32 Revisiting the new show format

3:30 An introduction to Bonnie MacBird

4:37 Beginning our conversation with Bonnie

6:00 Bonnie's favorite moment from the tour

26:35 An important message

37:01 Bonnie's annotations and artwork

46.02 What it means to be a "professional enthusiast"

49:30 Bonnie's next signing at Stanford

51:25 The Editor's Gas Lamp

58:15 A sincere thank you

 

 

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Sponsors

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

 

Wessex Press (check out the Dreams of Future Past: The Science Fiction Worlds of Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells) and The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues and a very special Christmas Annual about The Seven Per-Cent Solution.

 

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Direct download: ihearofsherlock083.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:15am EST

Episode 82: The Sincerest Form of Flattery

"Holmes was accessible upon the side of flattery" [REDC]

 

We all know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Sherlock Holmes is no stranger to either, and with a growing database that includes some tens of thousands of work, it's easy to think that Sherlock Holmes is probably the most imitated literary character in history.

 

We take the time in this show to explore some of the motivations behind pastiches — as well as the cliched ingredients in so many pastiches (Mrs. Hudson, Mycroft Holmes, Professor Moriarty, cocaine, the Baker Street Irregulars, Jack the Ripper, real historical figures, etc.) and what makes them work — or in many cases, not.

 

But more than that, we announce a new format to I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere episodes. Beginning with Episode 82, we're going to be splitting the show into two episodes per month. One show will be a featured interview and Gas-Lamp, while the other will be a show with the news, the quiz, and commentary related to the interview show that it precedes. In this case, our pastiche commentary is a prelude to one of the most exciting and anticipated pastiches of the year, Bonnie Macbird's Art in the Blood.

 

This is our first show with a musical guest, and we're pleased to introduce Jessica Lisette to the Sherlockian world. She performs her new hit single "Elementary," which makes its debut today. You can see her video embedded below.

 

Our "Mental Exaltation" quiz, so adeptly written by Nick Martorelli, challenges listener Jenn Zuko to win a copy of Bonnie Macbird's Art in the Blood. Will she manage to pull it off?

 

As a reminder, consider supporting our show through Patreon, for as little as $1 per episode.

 

 

 

We've been enjoying your photos and plan to post a number of them soon, so if you want to be part of this effort, please purchase as many of of our 221B or 1895 oval stickers as you like and then send us a picture of where you've put it.

 

Notes:

3:36 How to find our past episodes: the ihose DOT co code.

4:50 Supporting the show — just like Mary Miller

7:00 Announcing the new IHOSE format

10:02 The Sherlock Holmes news

21:45 The Pope makes news while in the United States

24:21 Jessica Lisette joins us to sing "Elementary"

38:30 Our sponsors — including the latest Sherlock Holmes brand ad

43:40 Commentary: pastiches

55:41 Mental Exaltation

1:02:22 Wrap up comments

 

And as usual, you might want to be sure you pay attention for a special Easter egg somewhere in the show...

 

Links:

 

 

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 2,800 members), as well as through our accounts on FacebookTwitter and Tumblr.

 

 

Please subscribe to us on TunesSoundcloudStitcher or Spreaker and be kind enough to leave a rating or review for the show. And please tell a friend about us, in any fashion you feel comfortable.

 

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Sponsors

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

 

Wessex Press (check out the Murder in the Vatican: the Church Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes)

The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues and a very special Christmas Annual about The Seven Per-Cent Solution.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Episode 81: Mycroft Holmes

"Some of my most interesting cases have come to me in this way through Mycroft." [GREE]

If asked, who would you say is the biggest Sherlock Holmes fan? Prior to January 2015, we would not have said Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But when he made a surprise appearance at the 2015 BSI Dinner and we had a chance to speak with him we discovered it was in fact he.

 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse have written a new book called Mycroft Holmes, due out next week. We won't give too much away, but it chronicles the early career of Sherlock Holmes's older brother, at the age of 23. You'll find the classic Oxford-Cambridge boat race, the grimy streets of London, cigars, a sea voyage and much more. It's a very interesting, insightful and surprising look into what went into the beginnings of this mystical figure from the original Sherlock Holmes stories.

 

We've got a couple of listener comments to share before getting to "Mental Exaltation," in which we welcome a listener to the show to play.

 

And please be sure to check out our Patreon, which means you can become a regular supporter of our show. 

 

 

 

We close out with an original Editor's Gas-Lamp, "The Softer Holmes" from Vol. 7, No. 1 of the Baker Street Journal, which reflects on the softer Mycroft we find in Abdul-Jabbar's book.

 

 

We've already been getting some photos in, but if you do purchase one of our 221B or 1895 oval stickers, please send us a picture of where you've put it.

 

Notes:

1:30 Introductory remarks and witty banter

3:30 News (check out our new high-tech news theme music!)

21:45 Ray Jessel performs at the 2010 BSI Dinner

35:40 Interview with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse

1:21:02 Sponsors - including one you shouldn't miss

1:26:45 Announcing our Patreon effort

1:29:05 Listener comments

1:32:21 Our quiz show "Mental Exaltation"

1:41:47 The Editor's Gas-Lamp

1:46:27 Final comments

 

And as usual, you might want to be sure you pay attention for a special Easter egg somewhere in the show...

 

 

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Sponsors

This episode includes two sponsors that deserve your attention:

 

Wessex Press (check out the new Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers Volume 1)

The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues and a very special Christmas Annual about The Seven Per-Cent Solution.

 

Interested in becoming a sponsor? You can find more information here.

 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:58pm EST

Episode 80: The Great Detective

"this exhibition of the great detective" [VALL]

 

If you were tasked with writing about the significance of Sherlock Holmes in popular culture, how would you go about it? After all, it's been a topic of numerous books throughout the years and we're currently awash in Sherlock Holmes books, shows, websites and the rest.

 

Journalist Zach Dundas took a very unconventional approach with his book The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes. It's a combination travelogue, memoir and cultural biography that brings us through the Sherlock Holmes chronologically. Zach joins us to talk about the writing process and the Sherlock Holmes bug that bit him so many years ago. Along the way, you might even encounter a familiar name or two.

 

We examine the dual nature of Arthur Conan Doyle and the striking differences - and similarities - between him and his unfortunate father, Charles Altamont Doyle. But more than that, we discuss the enigmatic nature of the legendary author and examine his increasing fervor over Spiritualism. All of this and the growing fascination with Sherlock Holmes by increasingly larger numbers of people.

 

We of course have our usual roundup of Sherlock Holmes news, from Laura Linney professing her early love of Sherlock Holmes to battles of copyright ,and debates among Sherlockians. That plus our usual set of sponsors (including one very special one) and the Mental Exaltation quiz round out the show.

 

If you do purchase one of our 221B or 1895 stickers, please send us a picture of where you've put it.

 

Notes:

1:30 Introductory remarks and witty banter

3:30 IHOSE goes to New York

8:15 Check out the special way to contact us

9:45 News and commentary

20:26 Sponsors - including one you shouldn't miss

26:20 Interview with Zach Dundas

1:19:53 Mental Exaltation quiz show

1:25:25 Final comments

And you might want to be sure you pay attention for a special Easter egg somewhere in the show...

"Giving you a run for your money"

 

 

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+ (over 2,700 members), as well as through our accounts on FacebookTwitter and Tumblr.

 

 

Please subscribe to us on iTunesSoundcloudStitcher or Spreaker and be kind enough to leave a rating or review for the show. And please tell a friend about us, in any fashion you feel comfortable.

 

Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email (comment AT ihearofsherlock DOT com), call us at (774) 221-READ (7323).

 

Sponsors

This episode includes two sponsors that deserve your attention:

 

Wessex Press (check out the new Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers Volume 1)

The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues and a very special Christmas Annual about The Seven Per-Cent Solution.

 

Interested in becoming a sponsor? You can find more information here.

 

 

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Episode 79: Collectors' Corner - Glen Miranker

Glen Miranker, BSI, 2s ("The Origin of Tree Worship") is one of the foremost Sherlockian and Doylean collectors in the world. To see his collection in person would send chills up even the most austere Sherlockian's spine.

 

We asked Glen to join us, not solely because of the depth and breadth of his Sherlockian collection, but because he has many personal stories that effectively illustrate what it means to be a collector. From his first real collectible book to the individuals who mentored him along the way, Glen learned a great deal and is more than willing to share his passion with the world.

 

From Sherlockian giants like Dan Posnansky, Marv Epstein and Bliss Austin, we hear of Glen's encounters with them and what they passed along to him. We literally step into Glen's library on a tour (audio-only, although we do have a few photos of what lies within), including some original Conan Doyle letters and even trench warfare magazines - just the tip of the iceberg of his collection. 

 

 

 

We also have a roundup of Sherlock Holmes news, from events to the summer feature Mr. Holmes, to a fascinating set of infographics from The Guardian, as well as some listener comments. That plus our usual set of sponsors (and one very special one) round out the show.

 

This time around the Gas-Lamp is a poem from another San Francisco Sherlockian on the auspicious evening of March 31, 1944. And you just might want to pay attention, lest you miss an Easter egg.

 

 

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Episode 78: Legal and Leisure Ramblings

The 15th of every month brings a new episode, and our latest is chock full of Sherlockian nuggets. There's a legal case afoot, in case you haven't heard. We cover the latest broadside from the Conan Doyle Estate, Ltd. - the #FreeMrHolmes saga - and discuss the movie starring Sir Ian McKellen. We ponder Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's epitaph if written under the present clouds of the estate's business dealings.

 

We also take a moment to pause and reflect on the screening of the William Gillette 1916 film, our 1,000th post and the Scintillation of Scions event. It's been a busy month!

 

Burt takes us on an audio journey to Roslyn in the Hoboken-Free State to celebrate the 125th birthday of Christopher Morley, founder of the Baker Street Irregulars. There we hear from Morley scholar and Baker Street Journal editor Steven Rothman, BSI ("The Valley of Fear") and Terry Hunt, BSI ("The Something Hunt"), as well as two grandchildren of Morley. 

 

Mental Exaltation

Another installment of our successful quiz program, written by IHOSE quizmaster Nick Martorelli, is all about the legal profession in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Sandy Kozinn joined us from New Jersey to play - listen to hear how she did.

 

 

We welcome a guest reader for this episode's Gas-Lamp reading: Ray Betzner. Ray gave a touching talk at the BSI Dinner in January and an encore presentation at the Sons of the Copper Beeches in April. It is titled "A Case of Identity: Sigerson's Choice" and it is remarkable.

 

Finally, we conclude with some listener comments, including a very surprising duo.

 

 

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Wessex Press (check out the new Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers Volume 1)

The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues and a very special Christmas Annual about The Seven Per-Cent Solution.

 

We welcome mystery writer Dan Andriacco. His upcoming novel Rogues Gallery is the latest in the Sebastian McCabe - Jeff Cody Series. Learn more on Dan’s blog Baker Street Beat at DanAndriacco.com.

 

 

We're also pleased to recognize Joseph Vega, William Simpson, Bob Byrne, Peter Lawrence, James O'Leary and Mary Miller for their generous support. If you would like to help support I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere, you can click here or on the "Donate" button in the upper portion of the site.

 

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Episode 77: The Speckled Band of Boston

"It is a nice household" [SPEC]

 

It's been exactly one month since our last episode, as as is our tradition on the 15th of every month, we bring you another episode of our show. In this episode, come with us to Boston as we investigate the Speckled Band of Boston - the oldest scion society of the Baker Street Irregulars, which was founded in 1940.

 

In addition to a recap of some of the main Sherlock Holmes news of the last month, we bring you a number of special audio features. Burt and Scott both attended the 75th annual dinner of the Speckled Band of Boston and captured some audio of the evening, to give you a sense of what goes on at this august institution.

 

We ran into James O'Leary, a contributor of this site, and he presented us with copies of his entry in the John H. Watson Monograph SeriesSome Observations Upon the Early Writings of John H. Watson, MD, 1887-1894We have an extra copy to give away - please listen in to the show around the 12-minute mark to hear how you might win it.

 

Another treasure is Dan Posnansky, BSI ("Colonel Hayter"), the current Keeper of the Speckled Band. We've known Dan for years and have heard his talks about his very impressive holdings, but we never had the chance to get him on the show. We rectified that this time, and we have a 45-minute interview with him as part of this Speckled Band spectacular.

 

One of the names Dan mentioned is Dirk Struik, whose signature you can see on this program from the 1945 Speckled Band dinner.

 

Mental Exaltation

We're pleased to bring you another entry in our "Mental Exaltation" quiz program, inspired by NPR's Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me! and written by IHOSE quizmaster Nick Martorelli. Find our how you can qualify to win.

"My mind," he said, "rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.

 

We're pleased to welcome Madelyn Covey of Emeryville, CA to the show as our contestant. Madelyn, who has written "Conductor of Light," a song dedicated to John Watson, joined us for a band-themed quiz. Listen to see how she did.

 

 

We wrap up with our regular Gas-Lamp reading, this time taken from two unlikely sources: The Tavern Club at 75 and The Third Cab.

 

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Wessex Press (check out the new Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers Volume 1)

The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues and a very special Christmas Annual about The Seven Per-Cent Solution.

 

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Episode 76: Out of the Abyss

"a tremendous abyss" [FINA]

 

The BSI Manuscript series continues to churn out remarkable books on an annual basis. In 2015, we're pleased to see the manuscript for "The Empty House" printed, analyzed and opined in Out of the Abyss, edited by Robert Katz, BSI ("Dr. Ainstree"), Steven Rothman, BSI ("The Valley of Fear") and Andrew Solberg, BSI ("Professor Coram").

 

The trio of editors joined us for a discussion of how this project came about - including getting access to the MS from the famed Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia. The inimitable Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach (who is most decidedly NOT a physician), rare book dealer and bibliophile, owned the original manuscript and it has remained with his collection in the museum and library. Of course, seeing the story in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's own handwriting is illuminating - particularly as one can look at the corrections (or lack thereof) and get a sense of the author's thought process. Seeing that in light of Holmes's resurrection in "The Empty House" is even more thrilling.

 

Contributors to this volume include Catherine Cooke, BSI ("The Book of Life"), who investigates the location of the Empty House, based on previous scholarship throughout the ages; Lyndsay Faye, BSI ("Kitty Winter") who contributes a short story; Russell Merritt, BSI ("The Trepoff Murder") with a look at the Col. Morans in film; Brent Morris on sleight of hand and card playing; Chris Redmond, BSI ("Billy") and Lindsay Colwell on the theme of resurrection; and more.

 

In addition to discussing everything that went into this volume, we have a sneak preview of the next volume that Bob and Andy are working on together. While they don't yet have a title, the topic is certainly one that will attract a number of readers.

 

Mental Exaltation

We're pleased to bring you another entry in our "Mental Exaltation" quiz program, inspired by NPR's Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me! and written by IHOSE quizmaster Nick Martorelli. Find our how you can qualify to win.

"My mind," he said, "rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.

 

In this episode, we welcome James O'Leary of Natick, Massachusetts to the show as a contestant. James has a harrowing triumverate of math questions to answer (do we detect the hand of Prof. Moriarty, former math tutor and Col. Moran's boss?). Listen to see how he did.

 

 

We wrap up with our regular Gas-Lamp reading, this time taken from the General Editor's Preface from the BSI Manuscript Series.

 

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Wessex Press (check out the new Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers Volume 1)

The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues and a very special Christmas Annual about The Seven Per-Cent Solution.

 

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Episode 75: Prince of the Sherlockian Realm

"she loved the Prince" [SHOS]

 

 

 

For our diamond jubilee episode - our 75th - we're pleased to welcome Sonia Fetherston, BSI ("The Solitary Cyclist"), author of the latest entry in the Baker Street Irregulars Biography Series, Prince of the Realm: The Most Irregular James Bliss Austin.

 

 

Bliss Austin, BSI ("The Engineer's Thumb") was among the first class that was given titular investitures to the Baker Street Irregulars. But he was more than that, as we discovered. He was an accomplished researcher and industrialist who rose to the executive ranks of U.S. Steel; he was a collector of and expert on Japanese art; he was a Sherlockian who was most generous with his time and collection; he was a family man.

 

 

Sonia does a fine job of describing the influences on Bliss's life and the many lives that Bliss influenced as well. From budding collectors and Sherlockians to veteran scholars - including the aprocryphal Helene Yuhasova story. She also shared Bliss Austin's firsthand experience with a female interloper at an all-male Sherlockian group.

 

 

Discover how Bliss's collection, originally bequeathed to Lehigh University, made its way to the market. Listen to how a collector of Bliss's stature acquires original manuscripts in Arthur Conan Doyle's own hand: The Valley of Fear and "The Red Circle." And learn about how you can read a Bliss Austin paper - given at an early BSI dinner - that has never before appeared in print.

 

 

Mental Exaltation

We introduce a new feature to I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere listeners with this episode. It's a quiz that we call "Mental Exaltation," inspired by NPR's Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me! and written by IHOSE quizmaster Nick Martorelli. Find our how you can qualify to win.
"My mind," he said, "rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.
 
This week, Sonia plays for listener Mary Miller of Indianapolis, Indiana.
 
 
We wrap up with our regular Gas-Lamp reading, this time taken from an issue of the BSJ that contained Bliss Austin's first contribution. "An Age Passes" and "Sonnet: From Sherlock Holmes to Mycroft Holmes" are taken from Vol. 1, No. 4 (OS) of the Baker Street Journal.
 
 

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The #BSIWeekend 2015 is in the history books. As usual, it was a reminder of the richness of friendship and fun that are the side effect - and in some cases, the driver - of our interest in Sherlock Holmes. And it is the subject of this episode of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere.

 

As you know, the Baker Street Irregulars (and Friends) Weekend is a gathering of some hundrends of interested Sherlockians that is always full of food, fun and friends, and this year was no exception. In fact, this year it coincided with the 125th anniversary of the birth of Christopher Morley, the founder of the BSI, and the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Valley of Fear.

 

One of the highlights for us was the Lunch of Steele at the Salmagundi Club, honoring the memory of Frederic Dorr Steele, one of the great illustrators of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Burt has hosted this luncheon for the last 12 years, and he tells us why he decided to bring back the tradition of Morley's Three Hours For Lunch Club under the topic of Steele.

 

At the Salmagundi Club

 

There at the club, we enjoyed an intimate setting that allowed us to share a variety of interests and to capture a couple of those legendary stories that aren't documented in writing. We refer, of course, to Peter Blau, who regaled us with a John Bennett Shaw story and an Al Silverstein tale.

 

Peter Blau, looking forlorn after offering the raffle

prize up for auction at the BSI Cocktail Reception.

 

We also reflected on the associated interests of Sherlockians that brought us to other societies such as the Victorian Military Society, the English Speaking Union and others.

 

One of the common interests of Sherlockians is comedy. David Stuart Davies has always been a star attraction at comedic efforts at our gatherings. And this year was no different, with Davies doing a one-man rendition of a Goon Show-like interlude called "A Quartet of M's," which we have a short audio clip of within the show. If you'd like to watch the full version, please check out the full video below (recorded with the permission of the BSI's "Wiggins," as you heard in Episode 71).

 

 

 

The investitures this year were nothing short of thrilling, with two very special ones. Kristina Manente of the Baker Street Babes received the investiture "Grace Dunbar," and Emily Miranker is now "Lady Hatty St. Simon." We have audio clips of each of them, including some commentary from her father, Glen Miranker, BSI ("The Origin of Tree Worship").

 

Kristina Manente, BSI

Kristina Manente, BSI gets her investiture face on

 

If you'd like to see more photos from the 2015 BSI Weekend, here's a slideshow from our Flickr set.

 

 

The Editor's Gas-Lamp for this episode is "Watson's Wound: Real of Phantom?" by Robert Katz, MD, BSI from The Watsonian (Vol. 2, No. 2).

 

 

 

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"on miracle plays" [SIGN]

 

 

 

 

Theatrical Sherlockians probably know Ken Ludwig best for his play The Game's Afoot, which focused on William Gillette and won an Edgar® Award from the Mystery Writers of America for the best play of 2012. More widely cultured individuals know that he is an internationally-acclaimed and Tony® Award-winning playwright whose work has been performed in more than 30 countries in over 20 languages. He has had six shows on Broadway and six in the West End - including Lend Me a TenorMoon Over Buffalo, and Crazy For You.

 

 

Ken Ludwig was kind enough to join us on the show to discuss his latest project: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery directed by Amanda Dehnert, which opens the Arena Stage in the Kreeger Theater in Washington, DC before moving along to McCarter Theater Center in Princeton, NJ. The previews run January 16 - 21, 2015 and tonight - January 22 - is its official opening night at Arena, running through February 22. The play runs at McCarter Theater from March 10 - 29, 2015.

 

 

He describes the production as an adventure with comedic exuberance, and one that is as much about the theater as it is about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. And with just five actors playing 40 parts in a variety of accents and disguises. But Ludwig is quick to note that it is respectful of the characters and of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

 

 

Questions naturally arose as the discussion continued: How does one represent such various settings as railway stations, Dartmoor, Baskerville Hall, the streets of London, etc. that are vastly different from the traditional "living room / sitting room" setting we're used to seeing in the theater? How is the hound brought to life? We also probed at what initially drove Ludwig to Sherlock Holmes and discovered that he managed to work the character into his professional life fairly quickly.

 

 

When we asked Ken answered to the questions of why The Hound of the Baskervilles and why now with: "There's a Hound in all of us."

 

 

Listen in for the full conversation and see the links below to buy tickets in Washington or Princeton. And if you live on the west coast, Ken mentions a summer appearance in San Diego...

 

 

 

 

Burt and Scott also discuss just a smidge of the BSI Weekend - including the first-ever appearance of a selfie stick at the event - and ask for your input on our programming. The Editor's Gas-Lamp this time is a variant: the poem "The Detective's Farewell" from the June 1974 issue of The Baker Street Journal (Vol. 34, No. 2).

 

 

 

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And above all, please let our sponsors know that you heard us rant and rave about their excellence during the program: Wessex Press (check out the new Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers Volume 1) and The Baker Street Journal, where you should get your annual subscription in now to secure all four issues and a very special Christmas Annual.

 

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"the compliments of the season" [BLUE]

 

 

 

 

As you know, December 27 marks "the second day after Christmas," the day on which Dr. Watson called up on Mr. Sherlock Holmes to wish him "the compliments of the season"in "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle."

 

 

We've long celebrated that particular story on this date with a poem of our own - even opting for reading it on an unnumbered special episode in 2007. But  rather than simply rehash the tried and true, we thought we'd mix things up a bit this year and bring in a guest.

 

 

Peter Blau, 2s., BSI ("Black Peter") has been with us previously (on Episode 6 and Episode 7), so we'll spare the full introduction. We asked Peter on as our very special guest in order to tell the story behind his very unusual Sherlockian decoration: a Sherlock Holmes-themed set of ornaments - each inspired by one of the original 60 stories. He regales us with the challenges involved in trying to identify these ornaments without a copy of the Canon handy.

 

 

Each year at his tree-trimming party, Peter challenges newcomers to identify each and every ornament - and we can attest that many are head scratchers. Here we have images of a handful of the ornaments, as well as the tree:

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you'd like to see additional ornaments, you'll find them on the the IHOSE apps for AndroidiOS, or Windows.

 

 

Peter also tells us about his paper written some 40 years ago in which he describes the true story behind how a cropless animal such as a goose could have a carbuncle hidden in its crop.TL;DR: it comes down to a typo - an 'o' substituted for an 'a.'

 

 

We close this episode with an audio Gas-Lamp: inspiration taken from our interview with Bert Coules (Episode 68 and Episode 69): a clip from the BBC Radio version of "The Blue Carbuncle" that hits at the core of the relationship between Holmes and Watson.

 

 

 

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Episode 71: A Conversation with the Head of the BSI

 

 

Mike Whelan is the "Wiggins" of the Baker Street Irregulars and has been such since 1997. He joined us as a guest on I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere first in December 2007 (Episodes 14 and 15).

 

As a reminder, the Baker Street Irregulars, the literary society dedicated to Sherlock Holmes, was founded in 1934 by Christopher Morley, administered ably from 1940-1960 by Edgar W. Smith, followed by Julian Wolff from 1960-1986 and Tom Stix, Jr. from 1986-1997.

 

In our conversation with Mike, we touch on both Julian and Tom, both of whom Mike knew. We go behind the scenes at the Regency, where Mike's first BSI dinner was, as well as on the succession process that he underwent prior to ascending to the top leadership position in the BSI. As one might expect, a new leader brings new vision, and Mike's included reclaiming the Irregulars' literary roots, extending a hand internationally and honoring the memory of Conan Doyle.

 

As any good leader, Mike has been tireless in his efforts to communicate with his stakeholders (in this case the members of the Baker Street Irregulars), doing so through two annual letters. We parsed through the major themes in the 2014 mid-year letter: decentralization, BSI conferences, the next phase of the BSI Trust, and the society's "soul" - that is, its values, which we think are worth calling out here:

 

  • Promote and nurture Grand Game scholarship
  • Diverse, exceptional membership, not elitist
  • Kind, welcoming clubbability 
  • Altruistic volunteerism -- giving more than you receive, "society above self" 
  • Joyful, whimsical environment (see last January's annual dinner) 
  • Aspirational, not reactionary 
  • Inherent modesty versus taking ourselves too seriously
  • Extremely high standards -- never intentionally settle for less 
  • Fiscally responsible -- sufficient funds maintained to accomplish most, if not all, objectives 
  • Societal and member Sherlockian charitable generosity

 

Burt and Scott go on the public record with an intention for the future (it's up to you, dear listener, to hold us to it!). And Mike gives a preview of what you might expect at the 2015 BSI Weekend.

 

Finally, we discussed the very handsome Undershaw Set - a limited edition signed by the authors and in a purple slipcase with gold stamping. The proceeds from sales of the sets will go to the Undershaw Preservation Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving and restoring the unique home designed and built by Arthur Conan Doyle. [Editor's note: we previously covered this news here.]

 

The Undershaw Set from the Baker Street Irregulars Press

 

Make sure you tune in to our sponsor reads to hear Scott tell his story about Douglas Wilmer (the subject of the 2014 Baker Street Journal Christmas Annual) that references this famous scene:

 

 

 

The Editor's Gas-Lamp comes from the Vol. 4, No. 1 issue in 1949, but is not a Gas-Lamp per se. Instead, it is a poem by Paul McPharlin: "Sweet Auburn," which puts one of the original Sherlock Holmes stories to verse.

 

 

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Episode 70: Sherlockian Jeopardy

 

 

This. Is. IHOSE!

 

 

In our 70th episode, we've joined forces with three of the formidably intelligent Baker Street Babes to create a Sherlockian version of the popular American game show Jeopardy. To say that it was one of our most technically challenging episode yet would be a massive understatement. But we hope you find that it was pulled off with aplomb.

 

 

LyndsayAshley and Ardy faced off against each other with Burt and Scott filling the role of Alex Trebek in what could be summed up as "the nervous tutor, the careless servant, and the three enterprising students."

 

 

In our version, the game revolves around the Canonical references in the BBC's Sherlock. Five categories span the first five episodes of the series and are titled: Pink Profile, Myopic Money, Profound Past-time, Steamy Scandal, and Horrible Hound and range from $100 to $500 in the first half and $200 to $1,000 in the second half. Each contestant rings in with a unique audio signature:

  • Lyndsay "Ahhhhhh" [Irene Adler's text message notification planted on Sherlock's phone.]
  • Ashley "I'm a big fan." [Kitty Riley's greeting to Sherlock in the men's room.]
  • Ardy "Not your housekeeper." [Mrs. Hudson's retort to Watson]

 

 

With Burt's occasional difficulty with the question formulation and Lyndsay's inability to recall that Jeopardy contestants are required to respond in the form of a question, it was as much high comedy as it was a quiz show. Not to mention the Edwardian-era quiz show music we chose. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

 

 

And in a surprise move, Burt and Scott received the ultimate honor: after being put to four questions, each was named an honorary Baker Street Babe!

 

 

We wrap up with listener comments and our contest winner from Episode 69.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And above all, please let our sponsors know that you heard us rant and rave about their excellence during the programme: Wessex Press and The Baker Street Journal - and as always, a very special sponsor.

 

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Episode 69: Sherlock Holmes on Radio, Part 2

Michael Williams and Clive Merrison as Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes

 

 

 

In Episode 68, we explored some of the early days of Sherlock Holmes on radio with Bert Coules. We're pleased to present the second part of that episode as we make a deeper dive into Sherlock Holmes as portrayed in radio productions.

 

The bulk of our conversation with Bert centers - appropriately so - around the BBC Radio 4 series starring Clive Merrison and Michael Williams (Amazon US | Amazon UK). After selling a dramatized version of The Hound of the Baskervilles to the BBC (which starred Roger Rees), Bert was given the green light to dramatize all 60 Sherlock Holmes stories, serving as the head writer.

 

Sherlock Holmes - A Merrison or a Paget?
The striking resemblance between Sidney Paget's Sherlock Holmes (r) and Clive Merrison in the role (l).

 

 

Bert discusses the casting of the new series, including what was required in a Watson that was an equal partner - and a zinger aimed at Nigel Bruce - as well as the increased comfort felt by the characters and actors over the course of the series recording.You may be surprised to learn how the stories were assigned to the writing team (a scientific method from the BBC, no doubt) and how the writers were "imaginatively faithful" to the stories. Not to mention the backstory behind an alternative ending to "The Solitary Cyclist."

 

 

 

Of particular interest for us in this show is a multitude of sound clips from the BBC series - including the music that played such a prominent role in so1me episodes. We did a bit of our own sound design in this episode in keeping with the spirit of the theme.

 

We also discuss some of the more intriguing guest stars on the series, such as Peter Sallis, Desmond Llewelyn, Brian Blessed and Tom Baker, as well as the "new" Watson during The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Andrew Sachs. Bert has a great story about how he ended the series in a manner than ensured it will not be continued.

 

 

 

CONTEST ALERT: This episode contains a contest. 

We mentioned Denis Quilley and Patrick Allen as two actors who have been in the BBC Sherlock Holmes radio shows (as Bob Carruthers [SOLI] and Leon Sterndale [DEVI], respectively) and who have also been guest stars in the Granada series (as Leon Sterndale [DEVI] and Col. Sebastian Moran [EMPT], respectively.

 

There are at least two other actors who have also had guest starring roles in each series. The first individual who emails us the names and their respective roles and stories in each series will win a copy of Bert Coules' book, 221 BBC: Writing for the World's Only Complete Dramatized Canon and Beyond.

 

Merrison, Thorne, Matheson, Williams, Hartly - the Baker Street Regulars
The Baker Street Regulars - recurring members of the cast (L to R): 
Clive Merrison (Holmes), Stephen Thorne (Inspector Lestrade), 
Joan Matheson (Mrs. Hudson), Michael Williams (Watson), 
John Hartley (Mycroft Holmes).

 

 

 

Our Gas-Lamp this episode, we return to The Baker Street Journal of January 1952 (Vol. 2 No. 1 (New Series)) for Edgar Rosenberger's poem "Four Ages," representing the evolution of Sherlock Holmes as portrayed by various actors.

 

 

 

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Episode 68: Sherlock Holmes on Radio, Part 1

 

Sherlock Holmes has a rich history on radio, beginning in the 1930s and running clear through to the 2010s. From William Gillette to Basil Rathbone, Cedric Hardwicke to John Gielgud, and Carlton Hobbs to Roger Rees.

 

But there is one production that stands heads and shoulders above the rest. The BBC Radio 4 series starring Clive Merrison and Michael Williams managed to do what no other production had done before it: to dramatize all 60 Sherlock Holmes with the same principal cast members.

 

 

The head writer behind the project was Bert Coules, and Bert is our guest for a very special two-part series examining the history of Sherlock Holmes on the radio, with a particular focus on the BBC series. In this interview you'll not only hear Bert's origins with Sherlock Holmes, but you'll also be treated to excerpts from some of the productions throughout the 20th century.

 

And for those of you paying attention, there is a money quote about Nigel Bruce buried within.

 

In addition to our conversation with Bert, we also get to some very important housekeeping, including announcing the winners of the Tom Richmond print and pen from Episode 65.

 

Our Gas-Lamp this episode comes to us courtesy of Bert Coules himself, from the original edition of 221 BBC: Writing for the World's Only Complete Dramatized Canon and Beyond, as we read the Introduction. The updated and revised edition (via the link) is available now from Wessex Press.

 

 

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And above all, please let our sponsors know that you heard us rant and rave about their excellence during the programme: Wessex Press and The Baker Street Journal - and as always, a very special sponsor.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:04pm EST

 


Well, we've done it. We've finally produced a mega-episode. And what better topic to go all epic on you than the outsized Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries? Our guest this episode is Tim Johnson, Curator of Special Collections and Rare Books & E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Tim gives us a nice history of the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota and the beginnings of the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the university, which was made possible through a number of personal relationships. It includes the additions from the collections of James Iraldi, Philip Hench, Edith Meiser, John Bennett Shaw and Allen Mackler that have contributed to the basis of the vast and varied items that number more than 60,000.

The giant Sherlockian, John Bennett ShawWe discuss much about the collections, including the challenge for a curator of books / librarian when it comes to looking after objects that go far beyond the printed page, as well as the changing nature of donor relations with respect to special collections.

But we would have been remiss if we didn't spend time on John Bennett Shaw, BSI ("The Hans Sloane of My Age"), who was affectionately known as The Grand Acquisitor and who had all of the collecting discernment of a vacuum cleaner.

Tim opines on what's next for collectors and the Collections alike, and gives us a hint as to what to expect as far out as 2016. If you're a researcher or just a curious Sherlockian, there is much available to you, either on a visit to the library or to their site online.

Scott shares a tale of collecting woe - a long sought-after treasure disappears in the blink of an eye. What's a collector to do?

We head way back to an early edition of the Baker Street Journal - 1946, to be exact - to find our inspiration in "De Jure Inter Gentes" (Vol. 1, No. 3).

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Episode 66: Get Your Kicks with Sherlock Holmes

A general store on Route 66 featuring "a little Ford" [LAST]

It's summertime and the Sherlocking is easy! In our 66th episode, we travel down the road with the top down and enjoy the sites and news along the way.

 

Our breezy conversation ranges from hockey and snow (it's Christmas in July!), which sends us down a rabbit hole of snow in the Canon, to the latest in the #FreeSherlock movement, and then on to some events.

 

But the real fun begins when Burt and Scott investigate the various iterations of Sherlockian tchotchkes that give us kicks as Sherlockians. As it happens, our little show and site focuses on the intersection of Sherlock Holmes and popular culture, so our dueling top 10 lists should bring a smile to your face.

 

What did we miss? What would you add to the lists that we started? Let us know with a comment tagged #IHOSE 66.

 

Speaking of hashtags - don't forget the contest we mentioned in Episode 65. You have until August 30 to enter for a chance to win the Tom Richmond print of the 8 Sherlock Holmes portrayals.

 

Our Gas-Lamp this time is "A long, long trail a-winding" from the Spring issue of 2014 (Vol. 64, No. 1) of the Baker Street Journal.

 

Finally, Burt shares news of his talk at a local library - perhaps serving as a model for like-minded Sherlockians in other communities to do the same.

 

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Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email, call us at (774) 221-READ (7323) or use the Speakpipe app right here on the site. Connect with us and other interested Sherlockians on The Sherlock Holmes Community on Google+, FacebookTwitter and Tumblr. And of course, our web- and app-based Flipboard magazine is a nice collection of links, articles and images.

 

And above all, please let our sponsors know that you heard us rant and rave about their excellence during the programme: Wessex PressThe Baker Street Journal - and as always, a very special sponsor.

 

Bonus Content:

Avid listeners who stay with us for the entire episode will be treated to a little extra something.

 

 

Image credit: Harry Pherson (Flickr)

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:49pm EST

Episode 65: Art in the Blood

 

After a slight delay (thanks to a crashed hard drive and a lost interview), we're back with a super-sized episode that we hope will make up for our absence.

 

We're pleased to welcome Tom Richmond, one of the "Usual Gang of Idiots" at MAD Magazine. Tom's career has been a most interesting one, and we explore how he managed to take an adolescent aspiration and turn it into an award-winning career at the bible of comedic publications.

 

During this show, you'll find out how inspiration comes to a creative type who works in his basement of his Minnesota home; the role of Batman and Superman in Tom's career development; how Tom first came to meet Sherlock Holmes (hint: we've had his muse on the show previously). A good deal of the program will be related to art, comic art, caricature and the visual aspect of Sherlock Holmes, which should interest a Sherlockian art collector like Jerry Margolin, who was on IHOSE #16.

 

Speaking of collecting, you may have noticed the image at the top of this show's entry. That lovely piece of work - "The Game is Afoot!" - is available as a limited edition print. Tom talks about his previous experience with Dr. Who and James Bond prints and how he came to select the eight actors to represent Sherlock Holmes on this print. If you'd like to purchase one, Tom's site has a limited run of 450 for just $25 (cheap).

 

Your chance to win big!

In addition to giving you the opportunity to purchase one of Tom's prints, we have a listener contest in which you could win one of these highly coveted prints (plus one other special item we mention in the show). How can you make yourself eligible to win? Well, you'll just have to listen to the episode and discover where we lay out the rules. [But it does involve the hashtag #IHOSE65.] The contest is open until August 30, 2014.

 

 

A few listener comments - including one that appeared as a message in a bottle (see below) - graced our inboxes this time around.

   

  

 

 

We selected an original Gas-Lamp to perfectly complement the show: "Art in the Blood," from Vol. 8, No. 2 (April 1958) of the Baker Street Journal.

 

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And above all, please let our sponsors know that you heard us rant and rave about their excellence during the programme: Wessex PressThe Baker Street Journal - and one additional surprise sponsor this time around that we think you'll enjoy.

 

Bonus Material 

If you happen to subscribe to our program via our IHOSE Android app, our IHOSE iOS app, or our IHOSE Windows app, we occasionally throw in bonus content to justify the $1.99 or so that the app stores charge for it. In this case, we've given you a PDF with each one of Tom's Sherlock Holmes characterizations on its own page.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:40am EST

Episode 64: Sherlock Holmes in Translation

Don Hobbs, BSI ("Inspector Lestrade") aka "The Maniac Collector"

 

 

After a long hiatus, we're back in the Collectors' Corner. This time, we're joined by the Maniac Collector himself, Don Hobbs, BSI ("Inspector Lestrade").

 

For those of you who don't know Don, you're in for a treat, for Don is a Texan through and through - and that means big stories, a big appetite for his interests and a big BIG collection of Sherlock Holmes books in translation. Of the 100 languages that the Canon has been translated into, Don has books in 96 of those languages. And that's only part of his 11,000 book collection. As a world traveler, he stays in touch with his network of connected individuals to keep him up to date on new pieces for his collection.

 

The Hound of the Baskervilles in Occitan

 

Don is also the general editor for the BSI International Series, which to date has included scholarship from Japan, Scandinavia, Australia and Italy. Future volumes include Spain and Canada, to name two.

 

Tune in to hear about Don's inspiration, his favorite among all of his foreign editions, where he first encountered Sherlock Holmes, how collecting has affected his life, the most amazing collections he's seen of other Sherlockians, and advice for future collectors.

 

In lieu of our Gas-Lamp, we asked Don to read one of his previous entries in the Maniac Collector's Inbox - #333 from October 19, 2008, titled "The Anti-Peter Principle."

 

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And above all, please let our sponsors know that you heard us rant and rave about their excellence during the programme: Wessex Press and The Baker Street Journal.

 

Bonus Material

Don's library (click to enlarge)

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:11pm EST

Episode 63: Irregular Stain

Irregular Stain: the manuscript of "The Adventure of the Second Stain" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Baker Street Irregulars Manuscript Series has another entry, and once again we find ourselves chatting with co-editors Robert Katz, MD, BSI ("Dr. Ainstree") and Andrew Solberg, BSI ("Professor Coram"). Bob and Andy of course were our guests on Episode 50: A Golden Passage, and we're delighted to have them with us again to share the secret as to how lightning strikes twice and these two fine editors regroup to wrangle together scholarship, research and fun for our Sherlockian edification.

 

This time, the BSI Manuscript Series title is Irregular Stain, and it treats the reader to a full-color reproduction of the manuscript of "The Adventure of the Second Stain" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. What's more, we even get some high-resolution Sidney Paget artwork that gives more detail of Sherlock Holmes than most readers have seen before.

 

Join us for this chat with Bob and Andy as we discover the origins of Sherlock Holmes and Haverford College, the secret meaning of the code words "apple pie," and the possible contributor whose unfamiliar handwriting is abruptly seen in the middle of the manuscript. And be the first to know what the next entry in the BSI Manuscript Series will be.

 

The Gas-Lamp this episode is inspired by a letter written by Vincent Starrett to Edgar Smith mentioned in the Preface of Irregular Stain, which appeared as "A Perspective on Scholarship" in the January 1953 Vol. 3, No. 1 (New Series) edition of The Baker Street Journal.

 

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And above all, please let our sponsors know that you heard us rant and rave about their excellence during the programme: Wessex Press and The Baker Street Journal.

 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00am EST

"those weekend parties" [SOLI] 

While our last episode was recorded during the BSI Weekend in New York, we thought we'd cover some of the happenings in and around the BSI Weekend itself.

 

Our opening comments center around collecting and what makes a collector, but then we quickly launch into actual audio clips with individuals we met during the weekend. Our audio files open with an interview with  Art Levine, who has been attending BSI dinners since 1954. He knew and associated with the likes of Edgar Smith, Christopher Morley, Rex Stout, Basil Davenport and more.

 

We then flit from one newly minted BSI to another. You'll hear the excitement and energy in their voices that testify to the thrilling nature of receiving an investiture in this literary society.

 

 

We reach deep into the mail (voice and e) for our listener comments. And this episode's Gas-Lamp from the March 1995 Baker Street Journal (Vol. 45, No. 1) harkens back to our previous episode and looks at the serendipity of collecting - particularly acquiring new books during the BSI Weekend - and touches upon the collection of one Mr. Vincent Starrett.

 

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Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email, call us at (774) 221-READ (7323) or use the Speakpipe app right here on the site. Connect with us and other interested Sherlockians on The Sherlock Holmes Community on Google+, FacebookTwitter and Tumblr. And of course, our web- and app-based Flipboard magazine is a nice collection of links, articles and images.

 

And above all, please let our sponsors know that you heard us rant and rave about their excellence during the programme: Wessex Press and The Baker Street Journal.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01am EST

"...my little bookshop at the corner..." [EMPT] 

When we have the opportunity to sit on a couple of sofas and interview some of the most erudite and interesting Baker Street Irregulars of our time, we take it. And it seems that the BSI Weekend serves as just the spot to do that. Two years ago, we had an opportunity to do just that with Michael Dirda (ref. Episode 38: On Conan Doyle), and we were again afforded that opportunity this year.

On January 16, 2014, we had the great fortune to find an upstairs room in The Players Club in Manhattan, where we plunked our microphones down in front of Ray Betzner, BSI ("The Agony Column") and the esteemed Susan Rice, BSI ("Beeswing"), ASH ("Some Observations upon the Segregation of the Queen") and got them to wax poetic about the great Sherlockian and bookman, Vincent Starrett.

While many people are familiar with the names of Edgar Smith and Christopher Morley when it comes to early Irregular history, Vincent Starrett may not be as widely known. He was certainly very well known in his own time, and particularly in his city of Chicago. His contributions to the world of Sherlock Holmes were immense, and his own magnum opus The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes is probably the most well known.

But what else was known of this man? How did he become such a great scholar of Holmes? What of his professional life? What mysteries within his own personal life and commitments kept him from attending all but the first BSI Dinner, despite his death some 40 years later in 1974? Our interview subjects delve into all of these topics and many more as they help us explore the multifaceted bookman Vincent Starrett.

We hear from Vincent himself in the opening strains of the show and we close not with a Gas-Lamp, but of a reading of his touching poem "221B." Both of these are available on Starrett Speaks: the Lost Recordings Audio CD, available from the Wessex Press, our sponsor.

Listener comments are back (thank you!), both written and audio, and we give those some airtime. Finally, we have a special item - an article that Starrett wrote for The Observer, the catalog from Oppenheim's from Autumn 1929, titled "Fashions in Fiction" - that is available as a bonus item only for listeners who have downloaded our IHOSE Android app, our IHOSE iOS app, or our IHOSE Windows app.

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And above all, please let our sponsors know that you heard us rant and rave about their excellence during the programme: Wessex Press and The Baker Street Journal.

Image credit: Matthew Zimmer

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"About sixty" [BOSC]

We've arrived at the Canonical number of 60 episodes of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere, so we thought it was time to celebrate in a manner suitable to such an important number.

As you well know, there were 56 short stories and four novels about Sherlock Holmes, as written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (who in some circles is actually Watson's literary agent). In this discussion about the 60 stories, Burt and Scott delve into the origins of Sherlock Holmes and mine some original material from Doyle's biography Memories and Adventures.

The journey takes us from a struggling young doctor who sold his first detective story for £25 to an encounter with Oscar Wilde that resulted in the second novel. We explore the role of the government and the burgeoning periodical industry that allowed the short stories catch on so rapidly, and the men who were able to capitalize on the craze, as told in The Strand Magazine & Sherlock Holmes by Robert Veld, published by the Wessex Press (our sponsors).

Following up on the copyright issues in the #FreeSherlock case, we briefly explore the issue of pirated editions of the early Sherlock Holmes stories, so aptly chronicled by Donald Redmond, BSI ("Good Old Index"). We finally reach the beginnings of Sherlockian scholarship in 1902, when The Hound of the Baskervilles was halfway through serialization and a student took Watson up on his confusion with dates. This won't be the last time someone does that.

From there, we're off into the Twentieth Century, with the second half of the Canon and the Sherlockian movement in full swing, culminating with the formation of some fledgling societies and a little publication known as The Baker Street Journal.

We conclude with an Editor's Gas-Lamp from the April 1951 edition of The Baker Street Journal (Vol. 1, No. 2, New Series) appropriately enough, "On the Canonical Titles."

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Direct download: ihearofsherlock060.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:17pm EST

"the lawyers have been at it" [REIG] 

As you've no doubt observed, if you've seen anything of the news of the past few days, the "Free Sherlock" case has concluded, with the plaintiff emerging victoriously. It's been big news, getting coverage in such circles as The New York TimesThe GuardianThe Hollywood ReporterThe Wall Street Journal and scores of other publications.

As a listeners of our program know, Leslie S. Klinger, BSI ("The Abbey Grange") has been a frequent guest on the show, joining us for a two-part interview on his role as consultant to the Robert Downey, Jr. films, and then again talking about his Annotated Dracula work. Of course, Les is also the lead plaintiff on the lawsuit in question. You can read some background to this here ("Don't Imagine That You Can Bully Me" [CHAS]) and listen to one of our most popular episodes wherein we took up the question Who Is a Sherlockian?

We were once again joined by Les, who outlined the background of the case and discussed some of the legal aspects of copyright that have led us to this juncture. We try to keep the discussion as interesting as possible for the lay people out there, and Les even manages to bring in the 1903 coronation of Edward VII as part of the case law history.

As if landing an interview with the lead plaintiff in the case weren't enough, we also managed to sit down with Betsy Rosenblatt, BSI, ASH ("Lucy Ferrier"), who is not only a second generation ASH and BSI, but also a legal scholar who just happens to specialize in intellectual property law (how fortunate is that?). Betsy touches on some additional points that will undoubtedly be of interest.

While we weren't able to find an Editor's Gas-Lamp per se, we used a bit of scholarship presented at the annual meeting of the Speckled Band in 1992 by the (now) late Joseph Merriam. We've included here as a bonus.

 

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Direct download: ihearofsherlock_freesherlock.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:47pm EST

"We both thought the best resource" [SCAN]

We can unabashedly say that we're huge fans of Sherlockology. So it was with great pleasure that we sat down with Jules Coomber and David Mather, two of the four (in addition to Emma and Leif) who run the burgeoning online presence of a site that pays homage to the BBC's Sherlock and the cast and crew that are responsible for it. It's been so well done that many think that it's either an official BBC site or that it's only about the show.

Go with us behind the scenes to understand who these energetic and fascinating people are, what brought them to Sherlock Holmes, what keeps them committed, the relationships they've forged with the creators and staffers of the show, and some behind-the-scenes commentary about how this is all done. And please don't forget to visit Sherlockabilia, the online shop run by these enterprising people. All of the proceeds go back into running the site, which is purely a labor of love.

Technically, this qualifies as our Christmas episode, which is entirely appropriate, as Series 3 of Sherlock gets its world premiere on December 15 and the show hits the wider public on January 1. Along with these gifts, we reference our review of "The Blue Carbuncle" last year at this time, so that's well worth your time. In addition, for those who have downloaded the official I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere app on Android and iOS, we have an extra audio treat for you that you may find of interest.

Of course, we cover some nuggets of current events and news - mostly around the premiere of Sherlock and its anticipation, a reference to our Weekly Links Compendium (so lovingly compiled by Matt Laffey), the growth of the Sherlock Holmes Community and our well laid-out Flipboard magazine.

Our gas-lamp this week comes from the 1959 Baker Street Journal Christmas Annual and is titled "Christmas with Sherlock Holmes." We wish you the compliments of the season.

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Direct download: ihearofsherlock059.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:24pm EST