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You know the plots, but what about the minutiae? We delve into the Sherlock Holmes stories and answers questions that arise, clarify muddy details, and look into some of the period terminology in this weekly podcast.

Sherlock Holmes: Trifles Sherlock Holmes Podcasts

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You know the plots, but what about the minutiae? We delve into the Sherlock Holmes stories and answers questions that arise, clarify muddy details, and look into some of the period terminology in this weekly podcast.

    Corpulence in the Canon

    Corpulence in the Canon

    “His body was absolutely corpulent” [GREE]  
     
    Join us for another "Mr. Sherlock Holmes the Theorist" episode, in which we bring a piece of Sherlockian scholarship about a trifling issue to you. 
     
    This time, we look at Anna Brindisi Behrens' article "Corpulence in the Canon: Beyond Stereotypes" from the Winter 2023 issue of The Baker Street Journal (Vol. 73., No. 4). It's a look beyond the obvious, and as always, it's just a Trifle.
     
    If you have a suggestion for a Trifles episode, let us know at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com. If you use your idea on the air, we'll send you some Sherlockian goodies.
     
    All of our supporters are eligible for our monthly drawings for Baker Street Journals and certain tiers receive thank you gifts. Join our community today.
     

     
    Links / Notes The Baker Street Journal Henry VIII, a turkey leg, and the Mandela Effect All of our social links: linktr.ee/ihearofsherlock Email us at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com Join our community on Patreon and become eligible for our regular giveaways.  
    Sponsor We are open to sponsorship. Please get in touch with us at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com. 
      Music credits Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
    Publisher Info.: Washington, DC: United States Marine Band
    Copyright: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
     


     

     
     

    • 27 min
    An Essex Adventure

    An Essex Adventure

    “not far from Frinton.” [RETI]  
     
    It's travel time again! The second episode of every month in Season 8 is travel-themed, and we ride the rails again with "An Essex Adventure" by A. Godfrey Hunt from The Sherlock Holmes Journal, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Winter 1992). 
     
    Here we have the case of Holmes getting a client-cum-suspect out of the way. And in doing so, he sent Josiah Amberley with Watson on a wild goose chase to Essex. Why Essex, though? It's just a Trifle.
     
    If you have a suggestion for a Trifles episode, let us know at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com. If you use your idea on the air, we'll send you some Sherlockian goodies.
     
    All of our supporters are eligible for our monthly drawings for Baker Street Journals and certain tiers receive thank you gifts. Join our community today.
     
     

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    Links / Notes The Sherlock Holmes Journal All of our social links: linktr.ee/ihearofsherlock Email us at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com Join our community on Patreon and become eligible for our regular giveaways.  
    Sponsor We are open to sponsorship. Please get in touch with us at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com. 
      Music credits 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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    Watson's Billiard Playing

    Watson's Billiard Playing

    “chalk his billiard-cue” [MISS]  
     
    Back in Season 3, when we did a series on Games and Sports, we had one episode on billiards in the Sherlock Holmes stories. In this case, we were inspired by an article in the Sherlock Holmes Journal specifically mentioning Watson's billiard-playing habits.
     
    When did Watson start playing billiards? Who was Thurston? And other than at his club, where is it likely that he engaged in the game? It's just a Trifle.
     
    If you have a suggestion for a Trifles episode, let us know at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com. If you use your idea on the air, we'll send you some Sherlockian goodies.
     
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    Links / Notes "The Cuerious Incidence of Watson's Billiard Playing" by Donald Jewell, The Sherlock Holmes Journal, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Winter 1991) Other episodes mentioned Episode 132: Billiards All of our social links: linktr.ee/ihearofsherlock Email us at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com Join our community on Patreon and become eligible for our regular giveaways.  
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      Music credits Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
    Publisher Info.: Washington, DC: United States Marine Band
    Copyright: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
     


     

     
     

    • 23 min
    Hunting Crops

    Hunting Crops

    “here’s a hunting crop handy” [IDEN]  
     
    In the last episode, we reflected on Sherlock Holmes chasing James Windibank out of Baker Street. While he did so, he referenced his handy hunting crop. 
     
    Hunting crops, do (ahem) crop up in the Canon from time to time. Who used them and why? What are they used for when not being brandished as weapons? It's just a Trifle.
     
    If you have a suggestion for a Trifles episode, let us know at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com. If you use your idea on the air, we'll send you some Sherlockian goodies.
     
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    Links / Notes Sidney Paget's hunting crop Other episodes mentioned Episode 145: Shooting and Hunting Episode 215: Walking Sticks and Canes All of our social links: linktr.ee/ihearofsherlock Email us at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com Join our community on Patreon and become eligible for our regular giveaways.  
    Sponsor We are open to sponsorship. Please get in touch with us at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com. 
      Music credits Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
    Publisher Info.: Washington, DC: United States Marine Band
    Copyright: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
     


     

     
     

    • 24 min
    Hosmeric Hypocrisy

    Hosmeric Hypocrisy

    “You’ll be interested to hear that I am engaged.” [CHAS]  
     
    The name of this show was inspired in part by William Hyder, BSI ("A Most Valuable Institution"), who includes a half sheet of a trifling matter in the dinner packet of the Baker Street Irregulars each year. And as has become our tradition, each January, we use his Trifle.
     
    Our attention turns to Hosmer Angel / James Windibank from "A Case of Identity," who led on Miss Mary Sutherland with whiskers, tinted glasses, a whispery voice, and a typewriter, before abandoning her. Holmes had no patience for a man who'd treat a woman this way. Until...  And that's just a Trifle. 
     
    If you have a suggestion for a Trifles episode, let us know at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com. If you use your idea on the air, we'll send you some Sherlockian goodies.
     
    All of our supporters are eligible for our monthly drawings for Baker Street Journals and certain tiers receive thank you gifts. Join our community today.
     

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    Links / Notes 221B: Studies in Sherlock Holmes by Vincent Starrett "Behind the Times" from Round the Red Lamp by Arthur Conan Doyle Other episodes mentioned (from Season 4) Episode 185: The Women of Influence Episode 190: The Working Girls Episode 194: Ladies of Title Episode 199: The Victims All of our social links: linktr.ee/ihearofsherlock Email us at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com Join our community on Patreon and become eligible for our regular giveaways.  
    Sponsor We are open to sponsorship. Please get in touch with us at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com. 
      Music credits Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
    Publisher Info.: Washington, DC: United States Marine Band
    Copyright: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
     


     

     
     

    • 18 min
    The Other Boarder

    The Other Boarder

    “There was no other boarder” [VALL]  
     
    The third episode of every month in Season 8 finds us revisiting familiar ground: episodes under the "Mr. Sherlock Holmes the Theorist" category, as we revisit old Sherlockian scholarship.
     
    This episode brings us to an overlooked chapter of a familiar book. It's James Keddie's "The Other Boarder" from Vincent Starrett's 221B: Studies in Sherlock Holmes, in which he brings in a surprising discovery from "Behind the Times." And it's just a Trifle. 
     
    If you have a suggestion for a Trifles episode, let us know at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com. If you use your idea on the air, we'll send you some Sherlockian goodies.
     
    All of our Patreon supporters are eligible for our monthly drawings for Baker Street Journals and certain tiers receive thank you gifts. Join our community today.
     

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    Links / Notes 221B: Studies in Sherlock Holmes by Vincent Starrett "Behind the Times" from Round the Red Lamp by Arthur Conan Doyle Other episodes mentioned: Episode 139: Music in the Canon, Part 1 Episode 140: Music in the Canon, Part 2 Episode 164: Was Sherlock Holmes an American? Episode 359: Dr. Watson's Secret All of our social links: linktr.ee/ihearofsherlock Email us at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com Join our community on Patreon and become eligible for our regular giveaways.  
    Sponsor We are open to sponsorship. Please get in touch with us at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com. 
      Music credits 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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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

Seyrah39 ,

Love

I love this show. I love the length of episodes, the topics, the vibe, the additional info and context and the laughs. The first episode I listened to was on pencils and my expectations were pretty low (pencils ??). I loved it! An easy and fun supplemental for Holmes fans.

Susan146 ,

Love the podcast..even love their commercials!

Couldn't ask for more...well, yes I could. For those that feel the same, check out their podcast, "I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere." So excited to have found Trifles, after discovering IHOSE. Thank you!! You both are the best!!

"Burbank speaking." ,

Holmes & Watson, Scott & Burt, and detail after detail!

A level of detail you don’t think you need -but you do. I’ve gone back and listened to the very early episodes until today. Of course Scott & Burt have refined their approach, but the quality is there from the beginning.

See The Canon as never before.

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