Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Episode 304 – Candles

“numerous candles did something” [HOUN] 

We equate gas lamps with Sherlock Holmes — even electric lights. But we don't often think about the number of candles in the stories.

More than the number: the role played by many candles. While they may seem like simple wax objects that provide illumination, in Sherlock Holmes's case, they often provided a very different kind of illumination. It's just a Trifle.

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Download | 40.5 MB, 29:33

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Music credits

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


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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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