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Dec 27, 2023

“Oh, my God! what a blind fool I have been!” [BERY]  

Well, this is it. The final entry of Season 7 and of 2023. And it marks our 365th episode. 
We reach the final episode in a quartet of episodes that took us as many months to complete, honoring Alfred Hitchcock as an inspiration. And we look back at...

Dec 20, 2023

“a charming coquettish intimacy” [3GAB]  

The final installment in this season's Masters Class is another Christopher Morley essay, "Watson à la Mode," from Vol. 1 No. 1 of The Baker Street Journal (1946).
We discuss Morley's keen analysis of Watson's eye for fashion and an extraordinary conclusion about...

Dec 13, 2023

“the compliments of the season” [BLUE]  

Here it is, 12 days before Christmas — the perfect time to celebrate with you. So we're doing it in style.
Listener Jim Zych was kind enough to share his trifling monograph "The 12 Sherlockian Days of Christmas," so we thought we might adapt it for you. So take a...

Dec 6, 2023

“washed their hands of the matter” [GREE] 

We like to think that the practice of hand washing is a universal occurrence. After a couple of years of a pandemic, it was certainly ingrained into the public's awareness (we hope).
But when it comes to life in the Sherlock Holmes stories, where do we find...