Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Episode 69 - Occupations in the Canon, Part 1

"Does it not strike you as a strange occupation" [RETI] 

In the 60 tales that comprise the complete Sherlock Holmes stories, we come across a variety of jobs. Certainly there are the garden variety: cab drivers, butlers, governesses. But what about the more rare?

Sherlock Holmes billed himself as the world's only unofficial consulting detective, but he interacted with people whose jobs were out of the ordinary - at least by today's standards. So we decided to spend some time talking about what some of these occupations were.

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Links / Notes

  • This episode:
  • Yeggman
  • Commissionaire
  • Stevedore
  • Stoker

  • Music credits

    Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
    Publisher Info.: Washington, DC: United States Marine Band
    CopyrightCreative Commons Attribution 3.0

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