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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 • 83 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.

    Rambling About

    Rambling About

    “devoted to a series of walks” [WIST] 
     
    In at least four separate cases, we know that Holmes and Watson were out strolling around London. How does this square with Holmes's aversion toward exercise?
     
    And what about other occasions in the countryside? Was Holmes a man of nature, was he gathering information, or was it something else? 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.
     
    Our Patreon supporters can listen to our shows ad-free and every one of them is eligible for our monthly and quarterly drawings for Baker Street Journals. Join our community of patrons today.
     

     
    Links / Notes This episode: ihose.co/trifles309 Related episode: IHOSE Episode 200: Enola Holmes Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube Email us at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com Listen to us ad-free on Patreon and become eligible for our regular giveaways.  
    Sponsor The Baker Street Journal
      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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    • 30 min
    Revealing Costume

    Revealing Costume

    “revealing what they are” [ENGR] 
     
     
    "By a man’s finger nails, by his coat-sleeve, by his boot, by his trouser knees, by the callosities of his forefinger and thumb, by his expression, by his shirt cuffs—by each of these things a man’s calling is plainly revealed." 
     
    So Sherlock Holmes tells us in A Study in Scarlet. In this episode, we apply Holmes's methods to the attire of some of his clients. 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.
     
    Our Patreon supporters can listen to our shows ad-free and every one of them is eligible for our monthly and quarterly drawings for Baker Street Journals. Join our community of patrons today.
     
    Links / Notes This episode: ihose.co/trifles308 Related episodes: Episode 96 - Trick or Treat Episode 148 - Aliases and Disguises Episode 198 - Clothing in the Canon Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube Email us at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com Listen to us ad-free on Patreon and become eligible for our regular giveaways.  
    Sponsor The BSI Press
      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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    • 25 min
    The Boscombe Valley Mystery

    The Boscombe Valley Mystery

    “That sounds a little paradoxical.” [BOSC] 
     
     
    The fourth short story in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," gives us a host of sayings and tenets of Sherlock Holmes's philosophy. But there are also a number of things that seem contradictory. 
     
    In this Masters Class episode, Nick Utechin's look at another mystery within this story serves as an exemplary bit of scholarship that deserves a deeper look. 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.
     
    Our Patreon supporters can listen to our shows ad-free and every one of them is eligible for our monthly and quarterly drawings for Baker Street Journals. Join our community of patrons today.
     
     
    Links / Notes This episode: ihose.co/trifles307 "Occasionally to Embellish": Some Writings on Sherlock Holmes (Wessex Press) Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube Email us at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com Listen to us ad-free on Patreon and become eligible for our regular giveaways.  
     
    Sponsor The eBSJ
      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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    • 23 min
    Doyle and Water

    Doyle and Water

    “a cry for help and a splash in the water” [FIVE] 
     
     
    Water, water everywhere. And that just makes us think. Of the Sherlock Holmes stories, of course.
     
    Since England is an island, it stands to reason that in the Sherlock Holmes canon, we encounter a good deal of water. But it's what's commonly associated with water 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.
     
    Our Patreon supporters can listen to our shows ad-free and every one of them is eligible for our monthly and quarterly drawings for Baker Street Journals. Join our community of patrons today.
     

     
    Links / Notes This episode: ihose.co/trifles306 The Best of the Pips Volume II: More Papers on the Sundial - The 1999 Baker Street Journal Christmas Annual The unsolved mystery of Skeleton Lake Other episodes mentioned: Remembering Bob Thomalen Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube Email us at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com Listen to us ad-free on Patreon and become eligible for our regular giveaways.   Sponsor The Baker Street Journal
      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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    • 28 min
    Our Client's Foot Upon the Stair

    Our Client's Foot Upon the Stair

    “heard upon the stairs” [SCAN] 
     
     
    So much of how we think about Sherlock Holmes is due to the scenes where we find Holmes and Watson at home in Baker Street.
     
    And thanks to the illustrations of Sidney Paget, we have a pretty good idea of what that ought to look like. James Edward Holroyd wrote about this in "Our Client's Foot Upon the Stair." 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.
     
    Our Patreon supporters can listen to our shows ad-free and every one of them is eligible for our monthly and quarterly drawings for Baker Street Journals. Join our community of patrons today.
     

     
    Links / Notes This episode: ihose.co/trifles305 Seventeen Steps to 221B by James Edward Holroyd Other episodes mentioned: IHOSE Episode 156: The Complete Paget Portfolio Inside 221B Playlist Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube Email us at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com Listen to us ad-free on Patreon and become eligible for our regular giveaways.   Sponsor The BSI Press
      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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    • 30 min
    Candles

    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.
     
    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.
     
    Our Patreon supporters can listen to our shows ad-free and every one of them is eligible for our monthly and quarterly drawings for Baker Street Journals. Join our community of patrons today.
     

     
    Links / Notes This episode: ihose.co/trifles304 Candles of the Canon (and off to bed) (Sherlock Peoria) Closing soon: this brief survey about the availability of The Grand Game Volume One Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube Email us at trifles @ ihearofsherlock.com Listen to us ad-free on Patreon and become eligible for our regular giveaways.   Sponsor The BSI Press
      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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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

jmichaelw1984 ,

I thought I was the only one…

Seriously thought I was the only one who thought there should be a podcast devoted to the minutiae of Sherlock Holmes. Then I discovered this pod last month and it is perfect. And I have 5 YEARS of eps to enjoy. Started at the beginning and have listened to the first 18-19 eps. Have also caught the new eps (290-294). I cannot sing the praises of this show enough.

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.

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