113 episodes

The Baker Street Babes are an all-female group of Sherlock Holmes fans who talk about everything from canon to Cumberbatch, Charles Augustus Milverton to Jude Law, and dancing men to Jeremy Brett.

We love Sherlock Holmes and we love having well informed, but also quite fun discussions about it. We’re all young and we’re all females, but we’re all die hard Sherlockians/Holmesian.

It’s a demographic within the Sherlock Holmes fandom that is new and growing and doesn’t yet have a voice. We hope to become that voice and we want to prove that we’re not just going to coo over Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch, as lovely as they are, but that we know the canon and want to have discussions about it as well.

The Baker Street Babes Baker Street Babes

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    • 4.3 • 37 Ratings

The Baker Street Babes are an all-female group of Sherlock Holmes fans who talk about everything from canon to Cumberbatch, Charles Augustus Milverton to Jude Law, and dancing men to Jeremy Brett.

We love Sherlock Holmes and we love having well informed, but also quite fun discussions about it. We’re all young and we’re all females, but we’re all die hard Sherlockians/Holmesian.

It’s a demographic within the Sherlock Holmes fandom that is new and growing and doesn’t yet have a voice. We hope to become that voice and we want to prove that we’re not just going to coo over Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch, as lovely as they are, but that we know the canon and want to have discussions about it as well.

    Introducing The Knights of Thorpe

    Introducing The Knights of Thorpe

    What adaptation of the canon do the Baker Street Babes consider the greatest Sherlockian film of all time? Which movie weaves the best villain and a long-lost member of the Holmes family into a single immaculate tapestry known as "Thorpe"? Is it true that each and every film would be substantially improved with the addition of mechanized min-T-rexes? And which actor to play Sherlock Holmes provides both the smallest stature and the biggest presence of any to date, despite doing so with both hands wedged firmly behind his back?   Lyndsay and Maria answer these questions and far more in a stunning new interview with Lyndsay's fiance Nicholas Anderson, the founder of the shatteringly unique new society (it is NOT a scion, we learn) The Knights of Thorpe. Discover its origins, how to become a Thorpe yourself, ways to revere the Sacred Film, and rejuvenate your love of Sherlockiana in the most reverential—and perhaps unexpected—way possible. Welcome to Episode #89, Live & Local from the 2023 BSI Weekend in NYC: The Grand High Thorpe! The Bylaws of The Knights of Thorpe 1. The KoT shall be open to all regardless of gender expression or sexuality. 2. Membership shall be in perpetuity, unless it is decided that a member has been engaged in harassment, assault, or other unseemly behavior as decided by a majority of the Grand/Great/Spiffy Thorpes. 3. All members shall be invested with the name of Thorpe. 4. The Knights shall further the cause of finding the joy in the Sherlockian canon and expanded canon. 5. Toasts to Thorpe shall be often, vigorous, and encouraged. 6. A KoT shall not be allowed to specify which Thorpe they are toasting. 7. Toasts shall also be encouraged regarding unsung heroes of the canon, ie: bees, Mrs Hudson’s tea set, unnamed dock workers, etc. 8. Meetings shall be. 9. Unless meetings don’t happen. 10. Membership shall be decided based on uniqueness of the application, and arbitrated by the Grand High Thorpe. 11. The Grand High Thorpe shall be the longest serving member of the KoT, unless they don’t want to, then it shall fall to whoever receives nomination from the Great and Spiffy High THORPES. 12. Grand/Great/Spiffy High Thorpes can be removed from office if unable or unwilling to perform their duties as decided by unanimous vote of the other two. 13. Grand High Thorpe may also retire; they will still be members but will surrender seniority in matters of election to office of Grand High Thorpe. 14. Anyone who had involvement in the Sacred Film shall be considered members, especially the revered Ben Syder, Gareth David-Lloyd, and of course Dominic Keating. 15. The Nemesis shall be referred to by his true name, Robert. 16. Articles may be amended or added by majority vote of G/G/S Thorpe. Thorpe!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    10 Years of Sherlock Memories

    10 Years of Sherlock Memories

    Yes, it's been a decade since the airing of BBC Sherlock's "A Study in Pink." And while time has absolutely no meaning in the age of COVID, it has been an extraordinary ten years of memories thanks to the little British show that surprised the world. So we take some time to talk about our memories of the Sherlock fandom and the crazy trajectory of the show, some of your memories, and revisiting the first 221B Con and SherlockeDCC at San Diego Comic Con. Regardless of how you feel about the show, it undoubtedly had an astounding effect on not only the Sherlockian world but on fandom and pop culture as a whole. And so in honor of BBC Sherlock, we present an hour and a half of nostalgia. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 87: Holmes at Home

    Episode 87: Holmes at Home

    The world is a difficult place right now. A place where it's OK to not be OK. However, we do hope you're OK and that maybe some silly talk about "The Solitary Cyclist" and The Diogenes Club as places of social distancing may brighten your spirits. In this episode Maria and Ashley do just that while Curly, Lyndsay, Taylor, Sarah, and Amy check in with all of you, tell you a bit about how we're doing, and that we love you. Sure, it's a bit sappy, a bit silly, and rather giggly... but that's what we do isn't it? We're your friends who chat about Sherlock Holmes with you. And sometimes syphilis. And we've missed you. Music featured: by Marshall Usinger by Michael Vignola

    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Left Coast Sherlockian Symposium

    The Left Coast Sherlockian Symposium

    Curly chats with Elinor Gray about her new conference: The Left Coast Sherlockian Symposium. The Left Coast Sherlockian Symposium was created in the vacuum of Sherlock Seattle, and molded in the image of , , and other Sherlockian events around the United States. LCSS is a fun and educational weekend of talks, socializing, and friendship in the Pacific Northwest. Join us October 12th & 13th, 2019, for this special left coast event! Check out their website for more information: 

    • 45 min
    Live & Local 7: Michael Sims

    Live & Local 7: Michael Sims

    Our Live & Local series are our sit down with a fascinating Sherlockian one-on-one in person chats. This go round Lyndsay sits with Edgar Award nominated Michael Sims about his work, Arthur and Sherlock, as well as some other fascinating Sherlockian tidbits and anecdotes.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 85: Cake Boss & Our Charity Ball

    Episode 85: Cake Boss & Our Charity Ball

    We were on ! Yes, they gave us an amazing Sherlock Holmes cake for our annual charity ball for wounded veterans during BSI Weekend. And it was amazing. Lyndsay, Tiffany, and Maria sit down and talk about the process, the cake, the ball, and every delicious morsel in between.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Mel Wetmore ,

Great Podcast

The audio is kinda hard to listen to sometimes. Your show and reviewing is great and funny. I really love your theme song.

Sari Chile ,

Knowledgeable and fun!

I truly enjoy these podcasts because the Babes know their Conan Doyle inside out and they are very, very fun

Raisha Novar ,

Who better than the Baker Street Babes?

I love this podcast. I am continuosly astounded by the sheer knowledge these Sherlockians have regarding both the Sherlock Holmes canon, as well as all the iterations of Holmes in fiction, non-fiction, tv, movies, books, etc. As a more casual fan some of the conversations go a bit over my head, but I always turn in for their BBC Sherlock episode reviews and their stellar reviews of films like Mr. Holmes and themed episodes like women in the Sherlock Holmes Universe or the Mrs. Hudson appreciation episode. Thanks for the great work the BSB's do for the fandom!

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