Wednesday, June 9, 2021

“The best possible” [NOBL]  


In Episode 231, we left you with a bit of a cliffhanger. The show was filled with answers to questions from listeners, and one asked about our favorite Sherlock Holmes stories. 

Rather than boring you with only our personal preferences, we got into a history of the best Sherlock Holmes stories, first as judged by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself, and later by multitudes of Sherlockians. It's just a Trifle. 



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Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

“they are pretty sure to ask questions anyhow, so it would be as well to have answers” [RETI]  


We're doing something a little different for this episode. There are certain elements about the Sherlock Holmes stories that are just too trifling out of which to create an entire episode. So we turned to you.

We're answering questions that you have submitted, hopefully providing more clarity than less. If this works well, we'll do it again. It's just a Trifle. 



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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

“That is very fortunate” [SCAN]  



Sherlock Holmes didn't believe in superstition, the supernatural, or random guesses. He was a detective who dealt in facts and data.

And yet, the canon of Sherlock Holmes stories is littered with coincidences (happy or otherwise) and instances of luck. How did these play into the stories and Holmes's ability to solve them? It's just a Trifle. 



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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

“the whole story concerning the politician, the lighthouse, and the trained cormorant” [VEIL]  

Image credit: Cormorant, from the Game Birds series (N40) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes, 1888-90 (Metropolitan Museum, Public Domain CC0)

There is one scant mention of a cormorant in the Sherlock Holmes stories — in one of Watson's enticing throwaway lines of a case which we'll never read. In "The Veiled Lodger," he tells us about the case involving a trained cormorant that might be revealed to the public.

But what is a cormorant? Can it really be trained? It's the third week of the month, and that means we discuss exotic animals in the Canon. It's just a Trifle. 



Download | 9.4 MB, 19:37




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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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