Wednesday, March 25, 2020

“helped a little to fill up the gap of loneliness and isolation” [MAZA]   


There are many tragic figures in the Sherlock Holmes stories, and more than a handful are lonely or isolated in some way. This is either features in their predicament or gives us a better understanding of their personality.

As many of us may be entering a period of isolation or loneliness now, we thought it was an apt topic to discuss. It's just a Trifle.

Bonus: We recorded this live while on video, and you can find the link below.



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Saturday, March 21, 2020

"The two friends chatted in intimate converse" [LAST]



We've hosted the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcast since 2007 and the companion podcast Trifles since 2016. They're both available on most podcast streaming services.

This is an audio affair, recorded in separate locations. We connect via Uberconference or Skype, and talk to each other and our guests, then edit and upload the file to an audio-hosting service. Just like they do at NPR.

But since "the world went all awry," we thought we might shake things up a bit.

There's been a rise in people working from home and there have been shelter-in-place notices in many places across the country and the world, thanks to the spread of COVID-19. This kind of isolation can be jarring and even cause depression.

As a result, we'd like to open our world up to you!




On Monday, March 23 at 1:00 pm EDT, we will be streaming a live video recording of Trifles on our Facebook Page and YouTube channel.

That's right, the team that has faces made for radio is going to offer you a glimpse behind the scenes, where you can watch us do our thing.

From your mobile device or your computer, just click on either of those links above and it will take you to those locations.

You'll be able to watch and listen along, plus you'll be able to leave comments and ask questions in the comment section under the video in either location.

The topic for discussion will be: Loneliness and Isolation in the Canon.


So do your research, get your questions ready, and join us on Monday at 1:00 pm EDT on Facebook or YouTube.

It's just a Trifle!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

“Watson, the fair sex is your department” [SECO]  


There was a scandal in Sherlockian circles in the early 1940s. Author Rex Stout, BSI ("The Boscombe Valley Mystery"), creator of Nero Wolfe, after careful research, determined that Watson was a woman. He presented his facts in the Saturday Review of Literature and let them sit.

They didn't sit well with all Sherlockians, and Julian Wolff, BSI ("The Red-Headed League") took up his pen to offer a retort in "That Was No Lady." Both essays appeared in Edgar W. Smith's Profile By Gaslight, and we discussed them in our monthly feature "Mr. Sherlock Holmes the Theorist" episode. It's just a Trifle.



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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

“I made every disposition of my property before leaving England” [EMPT]  


After Holmes "died" at the Reichenbach Falls, wouldn't people have looked for a funeral or memorial service? Watson, in particular, would have expected to assist in such an arrangement.

As next of kin, Mycroft would have been expected to handle it, but that would have put him in an awkward position. If he was reluctant, that would have seemed suspect; but if he did, he knew how mischievous his younger brother could be, possibly disguising himself and witnessing his own funeral. What happened here? It's just a trifle.



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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

“he contracted some loathsome disease” [YELL]  


Dr. Watson was a general practitioner, and one "with very limited experience and mediocre qualifications," as Holmes blurted out in "The Dying Detective." It's the reason he called for a specialist in rare diseases.

With global news being filled with talk of coronavirus, we thought it might be the perfect time to reflect on what we know about infectious diseases in the Sherlock Holmes stories. It's just a trifle.



Download | 11.9 MB, 25:56

 


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

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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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