Wednesday, July 21, 2021

“Cyanea! Cyanea!” [LION]  

Image credit: Lion's mane jellyfish in Gullmarn fjord at Sämstad (public domain - Wikimedia Commons)


In the third week of every month in our fifth season, Trifles looks at exotic animals. We turn to the sea this time, examining jellyfish. And this episode brought us into contact with an old publication: the Catalogue of an Exhibition Held at Abbey House, Baker Street, London, May–September 1951.

For those intimately familiar with the Sherlock Holmes stories, there is only one story in which we find a jellyfish. For those not familiar, spoiler alert. It is just a Trifle.

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

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

“Let me show you the evolution of this case” [WIST]  



In our last episode, we discussed the subtle yet undeniable change in the nature of the relationship between Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Lestrade. But what about the evolution of Holmes himself?

What aspects of his character changed over the course of his career, from a 20-something during his first case at university to his final case four decades later? What remained the same? It's just a Trifle. 



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Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
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Thursday, July 8, 2021

“That you, Lestrade?” [EMPT]  


One might say that Sherlock Holmes and Inspector G. Lestrade had a contentious relationship. While this may be the popular stereotype between the two professionals, a long-term assessment doesn't bear this out.

Listener Ron Lies has shared a paper of his that takes us through the Holmes-Lestrade relationship chronologically, and things may be a little different than they appear. It's just a Trifle. 



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Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

“Altogether there are eight maids” [MUSG]  



Two stories. Two jewels. Two lady's maids. And two strikingly similar circumstances.

In "The Blue Carbuncle" and "The Six Napoleons," published just 11 years apart, we can find some remarkable parallels that result in the disappearance of minor players who were involved in critical plot points. It's just a Trifle. 



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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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