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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 Scott Monty & Burt Wolder

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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.

    Victorian Vegetarians

    Victorian Vegetarians

    What do we know about vegetarians during Sherlock Holmes's time?

    • 17 min
    Black History in the Canon

    Black History in the Canon

    We come across so few black people in the Sherlock Holmes stories - was that a reflection of the time or of Conan Doyle's sensibilities?

    • 25 min
    The Final Mycroft Problem

    The Final Mycroft Problem

    Mycroft's role in "The Final Problem" is often glossed over. But it was an important one.

    • 20 min
    Army Coaches

    Army Coaches

    Professor Moriarty became an army coach. But why was this his choice of profession after being drummed out of the University?

    • 21 min
    The Date of the Sign of Four

    The Date of the Sign of Four

    In this first installment of Mr. Sherlock Holmes the Theorist, we look at H.W. Bell's classic essay "The Date of The Sign of Four."

    • 26 min
    British Food

    British Food

    What were some of the meals and dishes in the Sherlock Holmes stories?

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

Memeworks23 ,

Fog - Pea soupers

Only in Victorian London??? How about West Coast wildfires in the past three years? Love you two, but climate change is reality and the air quality index in WA, OR, CA has in the past four years (not so much 2019, which was reasonably normal NW Spring and Summer).

It’s ok to make “political comments,” though why climate change is politics is beyond me.

Mira,
Seattle, WA

Alfred Jarry Jr. ,

Grand Trifles!

Like so many, I have been an admiring reader of Sherlock Holmes since I was a youngster. I will give any TV show or movie concerning this great literary invention at least a fighting chance before I deem it worthless. From the definitive Jeremy Brett evocation to two very different but (for me) equally interesting “Holmes in the modern world” efforts “Sherlock” and “Elementary” and every other version of the tales - I have discovered a lot of very capable entertainments generated by this character. So coming across this marvelous and oh-so-cozy podcast on this literary miracle, replete with a vast array of information and much humor was a thrill. Wonderful stuff, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to refresh their experience of or introduce themselves to this interesting and evergreen corner of British lit. Very good!

Mpmasson ,

Good podcast

Trifles is a very good podcast, but the hosts need to work on their style. There are long pauses while one or the other is trying to figure out what to say next. Might need to do a little more pre-work.

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