Sherlock Holmes: Trifles

98 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 98 - Inside 221B: The Gramophone

November 14th, 2018

“modern gramophones are a remarkable invention” [MAZA] 










When you glance across the Sherlock Holmes stories, there really aren't …

Episode 97 - Sherlock Holmes and Children

November 8th, 2018

“Children, my dear boy, children.” [GREE]  


When you glance across the Sherlock Holmes stories, there really aren't that many instances of …

Episode 96 - Trick or Treat

October 31st, 2018

"Disguised, and under an assumed name" [STUD] 


Sherlock Holmes was a master of disguises. They allowed him to infiltrate areas that would have …

Episode 95 - Woof

October 24th, 2018

"a small monograph upon the uses of dogs in the work of the detective" [CREE] 


There are a handful of dogs sprinkled throughout the Sherlock Holmes …

Episode 94 - Unpublished Cases: John Vincent Harden

October 17th, 2018

"the peculiar persecution of John Vincent Harden" [SOLI] 


The famous year of 1895 holds many wonders. Many of the cases in The Return of Sherlock …

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Episode 90 - Unpublished Cases: On the Continent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 …

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