28 episodes

A podcast dedicated to the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Professor Challenger, Brigadier Gerard and Sherlock Holmes.

Doings of Doyle - The Arthur Conan Doyle Podcast doingsofdoyle

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A podcast dedicated to the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Professor Challenger, Brigadier Gerard and Sherlock Holmes.

    A Foreign Office Romance (1894)

    A Foreign Office Romance (1894)

    This time, we head to Regency England where a cunning French spy manipulates the outcome of the Peace of Amiens, in ‘A Foreign Office Romance’ (1894).

    You can read the story here: https://www.arthur-conan-doyle.com/index.php?title=A_Foreign_Office_Romance 

    And read the show notes here: https://www.doingsofdoyle.com/2022/07/28-foreign-office-romance-1894.html 

    Next time on Doings of Doyle

    We take a look at Conan Doyle's first published story, 'The Mystery of Sasassa Valley' (1879).

    You can read the story here: https://www.arthur-conan-doyle.com/index.php?title=The_Mystery_of_Sasassa_Valley 

    Become a Patron

    If you are enjoying the podcast and want to become a patron, please visit our Patreon page.

    Acknowledgements

    Thanks to our sponsor, Belanger Books: www.belangerbooks.com, and to our patrons on Patreon.

    Image credits: Thanks to Alexis Barquin at The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopaedia for permission to reproduce these images. Please support the encyclopaedia at www.arthur-conan-doyle.com.

    Music credit: Sneaky Snitch Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

     

    A closed-caption version of the episode will appear two days after the episode date at our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSy23ujzPCKpttfaUwceFfA 

     

    • 45 min
    Conan Doyle and Professor Challenger, with Stephen J. Carver

    Conan Doyle and Professor Challenger, with Stephen J. Carver

    This episode, Paul and I are delighted to welcome to the podcast Dr Stephen Carver, author, biographer and recipient of one of the ACD Society’s Inaugural Doylean Honours for his excellent Wordsworth Editions blog on the Professor Challenger stories.

    We talk with Stephen about the appeal of Professor Challenger to readers and to Conan Doyle, The Land of Mist and Challenger’s spiritualist conversion, the perils and successes of the professional writer, plus gothic writing, dinosaurs and murdering evil-doers in scientific experiments.

    You can read the Professor Challenger stories here.

    Or visit Stephen's website here.

    And read the show notes here.

    Next time on Doings of Doyle

    We travel to the early nineteenth-century for some diplomatic intrigue in ‘A Foreign Office Romance’ (1894). You can read the story here.

    Acknowledgements

    Thanks to our sponsor, Belanger Books: www.belangerbooks.com, and to our patrons on Patreon. And, of course, to Stephen Carver.

    Image credits: Thanks to Alexis Barquin at The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopaedia for permission to reproduce these images. Please support the encyclopaedia at www.arthur-conan-doyle.com.

    Music credit: Sneaky Snitch Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons:  By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 49 min
    The Maracot Deep (1929)

    The Maracot Deep (1929)

    This time we travel to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in search of new creatures and encounter ancient ones in The Maracot Deep (1929), Conan Doyle’s last novel.

    You can read the story here: https://www.arthur-conan-doyle.com/index.php?title=The_Maracot_Deep

    And read the show notes here: https://www.doingsofdoyle.com/2022/05/26-maracot-deep-1929.html

    A closed-caption version of the episode will appear two days after the episode date at our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSy23ujzPCKpttfaUwceFfA

    Next time on Doings of Doyle

    We welcome Dr Stephen Carver, one of the winners of the ACD Society Inaugural Doylean Honours, to discuss Professor Challenger.

    You can read Stephen’s award-winning blog here: https://wordsworth-editions.com/blog/professor-challenger

    Become a Patron

    If you are enjoying the podcast and want to become a patron, please visit our Patreon page.

    Acknowledgements

    Thanks to our sponsor, Belanger Books: www.belangerbooks.com, and to our patrons on Patreon.

    Image credits: Thanks to Alexis Barquin at The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopaedia for permission to reproduce these images. Please support the encyclopaedia at www.arthur-conan-doyle.com.

    Music credit: Sneaky Snitch Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 52 min
    The Adventure of the Creeping Man (1923)

    The Adventure of the Creeping Man (1923)

    Hello and welcome to Episode 25. We’re back at Baker Street to drop in on Holmes and Watson for one of their more peculiar cases, ‘The Adventure of the Creeping Man’ from March 1923.

    You can read the story here: https://www.arthur-conan-doyle.com/index.php?title=The_Adventure_of_the_Creeping_Man

    Or listen to Greg Wagland’s reading here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctAFqZclNOQ

    You can read the show notes here: https://www.doingsofdoyle.com/2022/04/25-adventure-of-creeping-man-1923.html 

    A closed-caption version of the episode will appear two days after the episode date at our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSy23ujzPCKpttfaUwceFfA

    Next time on Doings of Doyle…

    We travel underwater to explore The Maracot Deep (1928) …

    You can read the next story here: https://www.arthur-conan-doyle.com/index.php?title=The_Maracot_Deep

    Become a Patron

    If you are enjoying the podcast and want to become a patron, please visit our Patreon page.

    Acknowledgements

    Thanks to our sponsor, Belanger Books: www.belangerbooks.com, and to our patrons on Patreon.

    Image credits: Thanks to Alexis Barquin at The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopaedia for permission to reproduce these images. Please support the encyclopaedia at www.arthur-conan-doyle.com.

    Music credit: Sneaky Snitch Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 49 min
    The ACD Society, with Ross Davies

    The ACD Society, with Ross Davies

    This episode, we're joined by Ross Davies and guests to talk about the new hub of Doylean activity that is the ACD Society.

    You can find out more about the ACD Society here: www.acdsociety.com  

    The episode can be heard here: http://doingsofdoyle.podbean.com/.

    And you can read the show notes here: https://www.doingsofdoyle.com/2022/03/24-acd-society-with-ross-davies.html 





    A version of the episode, with closed captions, will shortly appear on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSy23ujzPCKpttfaUwceFfA. Please like and subscribe so we can get a memorable channel URL!
     
    Next time on the Doings of Doyle…
     
    We will be investigating a Sherlock Holmes story from The Case-Book, 'The Adventure of the Creeping Man' (1923).




    You can read the story here: https://www.arthur-conan-doyle.com/index.php?title=The_Adventure_of_the_Creeping_Man 

    Or listen to Greg Wagland's audio reading here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctAFqZclNOQ

    Become a Patron

    If you are enjoying the podcast and want to become a patron, please visit our Patreon page.

    Acknowledgements

    Thanks to our sponsor, Belanger Books: www.belangerbooks.com, and to our patrons on Patreon.

    Thanks also to guests Gretchen Altabef, Derrick Belanger, Bonnie MacBird and Otto Penzler.

    Image credits: Thanks to Alexis Barquin at The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopaedia for permission to reproduce these images. Please support the encyclopaedia at www.arthur-conan-doyle.com.

    Music credit: Sneaky Snitch Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 46 min
    The Great Keinplatz Experiment (1885)

    The Great Keinplatz Experiment (1885)

    This episode, we’re off to a German University town for a comic tale that draws on Conan Doyle’s school days and his early encounters with spiritualism - ‘The Great Keinplatz Experiment’ (1885).

    You can read the short story here: https://www.arthur-conan-doyle.com/index.php?title=The_Great_Keinplatz_Experiment 

    The episode can be heard here: http://doingsofdoyle.podbean.com/.

    And you can read the show notes here: https://www.doingsofdoyle.com/2022/02/23-great-keinplatz-experiment-1885.html 





    A version of the episode, with closed captions, will shortly appear on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSy23ujzPCKpttfaUwceFfA. Please like and subscribe so we can get a memorable channel URL!




     

    Next time on the Doings of Doyle…

    We will be talking to Ross Davies about the ACD Society and hearing from some of those involved in, and recognised at, the Inaugural Doylean Honours in January 2022.

    Become a Patron

    If you are enjoying the podcast and want to become a patron, please visit our Patreon page.

     

    Acknowledgements

    Thanks to our sponsor, Belanger Books: www.belangerbooks.com, and to our patrons on Patreon.

    Image credits: Thanks to Alexis Barquin at The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopaedia for permission to reproduce these images. Please support the encyclopaedia at www.arthur-conan-doyle.com.

    Music credit: Sneaky Snitch Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 47 min

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Very, very nicely done - smart, informed and absorbing, its real intelligence is worn lightly and shared with warmth. Well worth one’s time, thank you both.

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