Wednesday, January 16, 2019

“the smartest of the Scotland Yarders” [SIGN] 


If you ask anyone familiar with the Sherlock Holmes stories to name a Scotland Yard inspector, they'll invariably answer, "Inspector Lestrade."

But Sherlock Holmes had a healthy respect for a handful of other police inspectors, both from Scotland Yard and from the surrounding areas. Who were they, and in which stories did they appear?

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

“to play games of that sort” [REIG] 


This marks the first in a semi-regular series on Trifles in which we spend time talking about sports and games in the Sherlock Holmes stories.

In this episode, we look specifically at board games that were mentioned in the Canon and discuss their history and origins.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

“the tall, black-bearded figure” [HOUN] 


We begin our third season with a discussion of facial hair in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Specifically, beards. That's right, hipsters: you've got company. Very, very old company.

Interestingly, we found that many of the more famous bearded characters in the stories shared a similar character trait. Just what was it? It's just a trifle, but you'll have to tune in to find out.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

“he had invariably breakfasted and gone out before I rose” [STUD] 


The holidays typically bring a bounty of food, followed by solemn pledges to exercise and take better care of ourselves in the new year.

What do we know about Sherlock Holmes and his eating habits? He was thin, but did that mean he didn't have an appreciation for food? From fast food to fine dining, Sherlock Holmes displayed a wide range of culinary appreciation. And it's our topic for the final episode of Trifles for 2018.

Do you have any special requests for 2019? Let us know what additional topics you'd like us to discuss in the coming year.

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Scott Monty and Burt Wolder are both members of the Baker Street Irregulars, the literary society dedicated to Sherlock Holmes. They have co-hosted the popular show I Hear of Everywhere since June 2007.

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