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 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

"his military challenge" [STUD] 



November 11 marks Veterans Day in the United States, when we honor our men and women who have served in the military. From the very first Sherlock Holmes story, we're exposed to the military: A Study in Scarlet opens with "(Being a reprint from the reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D., late of the Army Medical Department.)"

And from there, we find other members of the military who make questionable decisions in their lives. We explore some of the more notable cases, and we give you a trivia question that might possibly stump your Sherlockian friends at your next meeting.


Download | 11.5 MB, 24:56 




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

  • A Study in Scarlet
  • The Sign of Four
  • "The Crooked Man"
  • "The Empty House"


Music credits

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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

"No ghosts need apply." [SUSS] 


With Halloween just behind us, it's natural to reflect on the supernatural. The Hound of the Baskervilles and "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire" loom large in our consciousness as stories whose central premise was focused on spectral occurrences.

But what of other references? And of the most curious case of all: Arthur Conan Doyle's belief in otherworldly things (such as spiritualism) juxtaposed with his most famous creation, who was steeped in facts and logic.


Download | 7.4 MB, 16:09 




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 *