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Jul 28, 2021

“evolved from his own inner consciousness” [BOSC] 

In Episode 237, we looked at how Holmes's personality traits changed over the course of his career. We're back for another look using four separate stories, each 10 years apart.

What can the Canon tell us about the ways Holmes's interests, tastes, enthusiasms,...

Jul 21, 2021

“Cyanea! Cyanea!” [LION]  

In the third week of every month in our fifth season, Trifles looks at exotic animals. We turn to the sea this time, examining jellyfish. And this episode brought us into contact with an old publication: the Catalogue of an Exhibition Held at Abbey House, Baker Street, London,...

Jul 14, 2021

“Let me show you the evolution of this case” [WIST]  

In our last episode, we discussed the subtle yet undeniable change in the nature of the relationship between Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Lestrade. But what about the evolution of Holmes himself?

What aspects of his character changed over the course of...

Jul 7, 2021

"That you, Lestrade?" [EMPT] One might say that Sherlock Holmes and Inspector G. Lestrade had a contentious relationship. While this may be the popular stereotype between the two professionals, a long-term assessment doesn't bear this out. Listener Ron Lies has shared a paper of his that takes us through the...