Wednesday, September 15, 2021

“pinned like a beetle on a card” [BLAC] 


It's the third week of the month, and that means it's the exotic animal episode. Last month we covered worms, and we mentioned the slow-worm, which Mr. Sherman said kept the beetles down.

A listener called in with a comment on that episode, and it led to this one, where we look at this detestable insect, its place in Victorian England, and how it spread. It's just a Trifle.






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Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

“passionate, whole-hearted, tropical, ill-balanced” [THOR] 



Maria Gibson (nee Pinto) was a troubled woman. What could have driven her to her final acts? Is she a victim? A villain? A sympathetic character? 

If anything she was less two-dimensional than she is typically assumed to be. Could her demise have indeed been a murder rather than a suicide? It's just a Trifle.



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Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

“a general practitioner with very limited experience and mediocre qualifications” [DYIN] 

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We know Watson had a serious medical career before he met Holmes. But what do his qualifications mean? And aside from the brandy, how did his training come in handy?

Helen Simpson's "The Medical Career of John H. Watson" in H.W. Bell's Baker Street Studies provides some insight into what Watson was telling us and what he wasn't. It's just a Trifle.



Download | 10.9 MB, 21:59
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Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

“some arm-chair lounger who evolves” [STUD] 



From a humble beginning to the heights of international fame and importance, the career of Sherlock Holmes was a rocket ride. And his personal relationships took an opposite ride.

This is the third and final entry in this series on the evolution of Sherlock Holmes. And it's anything but a Trifle.



Download | 11.7 MB, 24:27
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Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
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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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