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Mar 29, 2023

“Old woman be damned!” [STUD] 

One of the wonderful things about examining and reexamining the Sherlock Holmes canon is that we can find things that take on special meanings to us. And two different people can interpret the same thing in vastly different ways. 
Listener Erik Deckers suggested that we find a...

Mar 22, 2023

“any emotion akin to love” [SCAN] 

Sherlock Holmes doesn't seem to have a high opinion of women, although he does a fine job of understanding them when it comes to their expressions, reactions, and motivations. Irene Adler aside, what can we infer about the love life of Sherlock Holmes? 
It's a question...

Mar 15, 2023

“a feeling of vague expectancy” [LAST] 

"Beware the Ides of March." So went the warning from the soothsayer to the title character in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.  
But when it comes to the Sherlock Holmes canon, where do we find feelings of foreboding? Who had premonitions and what happened as a...

Mar 8, 2023

“that is my special hobby” [HOUN] 

We all have hobbies. Indeed, our interest in Sherlock Holmes is a perfect example.
What do we know about hobbies and hobbyists in the Canon? There are those who have professional hobbies and personal hobbies, and then there's the story about how Sherlock Holmes's hobby led...

Mar 1, 2023

“I found myself in dream-land” [SIGN] 

Regular sleep patterns seem to be a rarity in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Watson dozed off while Holmes remained vigilant or was prevented from sleeping by something he saw; various clients described something disturbing their sleep.
Such instances of sleepless days...