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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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    • 4.7 • 80 Ratings

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.

    Strange Business

    Strange Business

    “the rest of that strange company” [DANC]  Men and women from professions of all kinds consulted Sherlock Holmes. And throughout the Canon we're introduced to a number of companies, either by name or type of business. 
     
    But some of them stand out because of their unusual categories. Strange company, indeed. It's just a Trifle.
     

    Full show notes: https://ihose.co/trifles286

    Thank you to our sponsor, the BSI Press.
     
    Please support Trifles on Patreon: https://patreon.com/trifles
     

    • 30 min
    Watson's Hidden Addiction

    Watson's Hidden Addiction

    "much addicted" [TWIS] 
     
    This month's Masters Class brings us back to a Morley-Montgomery Award-winning article from The Baker Street Journal.
     
    Susan Rice wrote "Watson's Hidden Addiction" for Vol. 47, No. 2 (June 1997) of the BSJ, and it concerned a significant flaw in Watson's character. Perhaps "flaw" is not the right word — let's call it a weakness. She even found a syndrome that would explain it. It's just a Trifle.

     
    Full show notes: https://ihose.co/trifles285

    Thank you to our sponsor, The Baker Street Journal.
     
    Please support Trifles on Patreon: https://patreon.com/trifles
     

    • 27 min
    Witchcraft in Baker Street

    Witchcraft in Baker Street

    “What's this, Mr. Holmes? Man, it's witchcraft!” [VALL] Continuing on our supernatural theme, we land on witchcraft. And not just any witchcraft, either. This was a spell cast at Baker Street.
     
    Our monthly "Mr. Sherlock Holmes the theorist" theme lands on Frank Allen's "Witchcraft in Baker Street" from the anthology Beyond Baker Street, and it looks at how some of the people we meet in "Charles Augustus Milverton" were bothered, bewitched, and bewildered. It's just a Trifle.
     

    Full show notes: https://ihose.co/trifles284

    Thank you to our sponsor, The Baker Street Journal.
     
    Please support Trifles on Patreon: https://patreon.com/trifles
     

    • 20 min
    Hocus Pocus

    Hocus Pocus

    "some hocus-pocus" [SIGN]
     
    The last time we were together, we examined Sherlock Holmes's Tours de Force (Episode 282), in which we discussed a number of ways he wowed people with his unique skills.
    As we look closer, there are instances when people accuse him of practicing magic, sorcery, or wizardry. What are those examples, and what might have happened to Sherlock Holmes, had he lived in a different era? It's just a Trifle.

     
    Full show notes: https://ihose.co/trifles283

    Thank you to our sponsor, The Baker Street Journal.
     
    Please support Trifles on Patreon: https://patreon.com/trifles
     

    • 24 min
    Sherlock Holmes's Tours-de-Force

    Sherlock Holmes's Tours-de-Force

    “my poor little reputation, such as it is, will suffer shipwreck if I am so candid” [REDH] 
    One of the greatest features of the Sherlock Holmes stories is seeing the master ply his trade. That is, watching Holmes when he dazzles Watson (and us!) with his brilliance.
     
    In the first two novels plus The Adventures and The Memoirs, we have some delicious examples of Holmes at his finest. It is just a Trifle.
     
    And be sure to tune in to hear if you, Patreon supporter, won some back issues of the Baker Street Journal. We hold this drawing exclusively for our supporters every month.

     
    Full show notes: https://ihose.co/trifles282

    Thank you to our sponsor, The BSI Press.
     
    Please support Trifles on Patreon: https://patreon.com/trifles
     

    • 34 min
    The Hoof-Marks in "The Priory School"

    The Hoof-Marks in "The Priory School"

    "a remarkable cow" [PRIO]
    The third week of the month means it's time for Master's Class: a look at an exemplary piece of Sherlockian scholarship from over the years. 
     
    In this episode, we turn to an award-winning article in The Baker Street Journal. S. Tupper Bigelow pondered the patterns of hoof-marks as laid out in various editions of the Canon, and won the Morley-Montgomery Award in 1962 for it. It's just a Trifle.
     
     
    Full show notes: https://ihose.co/trifles281

    Thank you to our sponsor, The Baker Street Journal.
     
    Please support Trifles on Patreon: https://patreon.com/trifles
     

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

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!!

Jenny Steele ,

Fun!

What a fun way to immerse yourself in the Sherlock universe! I would call myself a casual fan of the books, but this podcast has really motivated me to keep diving deeper into more of the stories.

lhart8ud ,

Interesting and enjoyable

I really enjoy the podcasts and the details of Victorian life. There are occasional errors that annoy me, but I suspect they are relying on memory when the subject veers off course.

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