Sherlock Holmes: Trifles

93 EpisodesProduced by Scott Monty & Burt Wolder

You know the plots, but what about the minutiae? We delve into the Sherlock Holmes stories and provide answers to questions that arise, clarify muddy details, and look into some of the period terminology in this weekly podcast.

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Episode 93 - Inside 221B: Have a Seat

October 10th, 2018

"Pray take a seat" [MAZA] 


As we glance around the sitting room at 221B Baker Street, the famous lodgings of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, …

Episode 92 - Telegrams

October 3rd, 2018

"he could send some telegrams" [PRIO] 

"My correspondence certainly has the charm of variety," said Sherlock Holmes in "The Noble Bachelor." He could …

Episode 91 - How Insulting

September 26th, 2018

"either a very bad joke or an insult" [SILV] 


We occasionally hear "Mr. Cocksure" and "jack-in-office" thrown about as epithets in the Sherlock …

Episode 90 - Unpublished Cases: On the Continent

September 20th, 2018

"come on to the Continent with me" [FINA] 


Watson occasionally accompanied Sherlock Holmes onto the Continent (i.e., Europe), but there were many …

Episode 89 - Inside 221B: Stradivarius

September 13th, 2018

"off to violin-land, where all is sweetness and delicacy and harmony" [REDH] 


One of the most off-hand but arresting comments that Sherlock Holmes …

Episode 88 - Doctors in the Canon

September 5th, 2018

"when a doctor does go wrong, he is the first of criminals" [SPEC]  


The Sherlock Holmes stories are told from the perspective of a doctor. So it …

Episode 87 - The Good Doctor

August 29th, 2018

"the good doctor took us to the yew alley" [HOUN]  



John H. Watson, M.D., late of the Army Medical Department, had a number of medical …

Episode 86 - Wine & Spirits

August 22nd, 2018

"any other spirit but rum" [BLAC]  


We're accustomed to thinking about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson being associated with whiskey and brandy. …

Episode 85 - Unpublished Cases: The Sign of Four

August 16th, 2018

"I shall run over to Camberwell and call upon Mrs. Cecil Forrester" [SIGN] 


We know what you're thinking: The Sign of Four wasn't an unpublished …

Episode 84 - Inside 221B: The Morocco Case

August 8th, 2018

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