Wednesday, May 18, 2022

it is a remarkable cow” [PRIO] 


The third week of the month means it's time for Master's Class: a look at an exemplary piece of Sherlockian scholarship from over the years. 

In this episode, we turn to an award-winning article in The Baker Street Journal. S. Tupper Bigelow pondered the patterns of hoof-marks as laid out in various editions of the Canon, and won the Morley-Montgomery Award in 1962 for it. It's just a Trifle.



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Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

“A touch! A distinct touch!” [VALL] 


Every author owes something to Shakespeare. His inventiveness with language has withstood the test of time, and many of the phrases he originated or popularized are still in use today.

We find Shakespeare's words dotted throughout the Sherlock Holmes stories, well beyond the usual quotes. A number of Shakespearean phrases are allusions in the Canon. It's just a Trifle.



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Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

As to your dates, that is the biggest mystification of all.” [CREE] 



This is another instance of the new product we're calling "I Can't Believe We Didn't Talk About This Already."

An early instance of Sherlockian scholarship and commentary, in 1934 Dorothy L. Sayers wrote "The Dates in the Red-Headed League," picking up where H.W. Bell's 1932 Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: The Chronology of Their Adventures left off.

It's a fine example of using data at hand and being creative, and it's part of our series covering old Sherlockian scholarship. It's just a Trifle.



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Dorothy L. Sayers' interpretation of the handwriting


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Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

“Drive like the devil” [SCAN] 



Call this the case of the overlooked fact. And one that was staring us in the face, too. It concerns the marriage of Irene Adler and Godfrey Norton in "A Scandal in Bohemia."

A listener wrote in and asked us just why Irene Adler had to get married in such a rush. We did a little digging, found some material to discuss, and put our own thoughts into it. It's just a Trifle.
 
We're holding the monthly drawing for our Patreon supporters in this episode. Are you the winner? You'll have to tune in to find out.



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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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