Wednesday, April 14, 2021

“It is fortunate for this community that I am not a criminal.” [BRUC]   




Sherlock Holmes certainly ran with a rough crowd. Burglars, murderers, blackmailers, thieves, spies, kidnappers, and even politicians. Given his store of criminal knowledge, what stopped him from becoming a criminal himself?

Wait just a moment; while his cause was justice, his practice wasn't always on the right side of the law. Thanks to a suggestion from Erik Deckers, we're examining the criminality of Sherlock Holmes. It's just a Trifle.


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Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

“a sharp touch of brain-fever” [MUSG]   




Inspired by two sources of Sherlockian medical scholarship, we decided to discuss brain fever. What was brain fever, medically speaking?

And why does it only rear its head in Victorian literature? Was it an actual affliction, or just a literary device? It's just a Trifle.


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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

“Apply 221B, Baker Street” [NAVA]   



Last week, we left you hanging with Vincent Starrett's chapter in his book The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

We couldn't leave it unfinished, so we're back with the second half. And a special treat at the conclusion of the episode—also with a 221B theme.  It's just a Trifle.


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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

“I have my eye on a suite in Baker Street” [STUD]  



There is no question that 221B Baker Street is the most famous address in all of fiction. What makes it interesting is its non-existence at the time of the stories' publications, and legions of fans attempting to determine its actual location afterward.

Vincent Starrett was a huge fan of this game. So much so that he dedicated a chapter in his book The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes to it. To celebrate our 221st episode, Scott and Burt read "No. 221B Baker Street" from the book. It's just a Trifle.


Download | 10.6 MB, 21:34


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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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