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Sep 27, 2023

“you used to shoot lions” [MAZA]

Back in Season 5, we had a recurring feature: each month, we looked at a particular exotic animal from the Sherlock Holmes stories. Langur, mongoose, baboon, jellyfish, worms — a menagerie, for sure. The full playlist is in our links. 
But we missed lions. Given our recent...

Sep 21, 2023

“He thought the tutor” [3STU]

The final installment in our Masters Class series featuring the work of Michael Harrison takes us into the world of Jack the Ripper via The World of Sherlock Holmes. Ripperologists have racked their brains for a century and a half with respect to the identity of Jack the...

Sep 13, 2023

“the most terrible human tragedies” [VEIL]

Having inadvertently left "The Veiled Lodger" out of our discussion about suicide in Episode 349, we put more focus on it in this episode. The introduction identifies it as "one of the most terrible human tragedies." 
Is it a tragedy in the classical sense,...

Sep 7, 2023

“I only breathe it among ourselves—a suicide” [GOLD]

LISTENER ADVISORY: This episode contains mentions of suicide, which some listeners may find disturbing.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and as part of our series on monthly observances, we take a look at suicides in the Canon.