Wednesday, December 6, 2017

"You have a grand gift of silence, Watson" [TWIS] 



When Cyril Overton sent a telegram to Sherlock Holmes, proclaiming the status of Godfrey Staunton, it was met with puzzlement. And even after Overton arrived at Baker Street, Holmes was still puzzled. We know that he had his "limits," based on Watson's famous list from A Study in Scarlet.

But Watson sat in silence as Holmes twisted in the wind, his ignorance of popular rugby laid bare. Why was this? Was it for the sake of his readers, or did Watson have other intentions in mind?


Download | 8.7 MB, 18:59 




Have you left us a rating and review on the podcast player of your choice yet? We could really use your help. 

And please consider supporting our efforts through Patreon or PayPal.


Links / Notes


Music credits

Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra 
Publisher Info.: Washington, DC: United States Marine Band 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

"you have been caught in the act" [BERY] 



One of the general bits of enjoyment of the Sherlock Holmes stories is the denouement in which Sherlock Holmes apprehends the criminal. In some instances, he does so after the crime has been committed; in other instances, no crime has been committed.

But what about those delicious times when the criminals are caught in the act? Or even better, those instances when they greeted with sweet, swift justice.


Download | 8.5 MB, 18:29 




Have you left us a rating and review on the podcast player of your choice yet? We could really use your help. 

And please consider supporting our efforts through Patreon or PayPal.


Links / Notes


Music credits

Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra 
Publisher Info.: Washington, DC: United States Marine Band 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

"to mar the contentment of their family life" [VALL] 



Family. For many, it's a part of the holiday season. And with Thanksgiving coming up tomorrow in the United States, it's a perfect opportunity to reflect on families in the Sherlock Holmes stories.

And in doing so, we come to a rather sad conclusion: that many of the families in the Canon were not happy ones at all. Just what was it about these familial situations that caused things to go awry? We explore that question in this episode of Trifles.


Download | 9.3 MB, 20:21 




Have you left us a rating and review on the podcast player of your choice yet? We could really use your help. 

And please consider supporting our efforts through Patreon or PayPal.


Links / Notes


Music credits

Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra 
Publisher Info.: Washington, DC: United States Marine Band 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

"observing the dint of a pince-nez" [IDEN] 



For many of us, the first time we encounter the word "pince-nez" is in the Sherlock Holmes stories. But for many of us, we very likely saw pince-nez on characters in movies, cartoons or the theater before we knew exactly what they were called.

Mentioned in three separate stories (do you know which three?), the eyewear is most closely associated with the adventure that contains its name. But what about the history of these peculiar glasses? We explore the various forms of pince-nez and how Sherlock Holmes came to make his deductions from a pair.


Download | 7.9 MB, 17:21 




Have you left us a rating and review on the podcast player of your choice yet? We could really use your help. 

And please consider supporting our efforts through Patreon or PayPal.


Links / Notes


Music credits

Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra 
Publisher Info.: Washington, DC: United States Marine Band 

Our Team

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.

Contact us

Name

Email *

Message *