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"the records of your detective have reached us here" [HOUN] 

While we had a take a short hiatus from "Mental Exaltation," our quiz feature in the last episode of IHOSE due to time constraints, we're going to be back on track for Episode 80.

You can listen to Episode 78, in which we put Sandy Kozinn to the test (annotated below at 1:04:30).

If you've listened to NPR shows like Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! and Weekend Edition Sunday, you'll know that there are opportunities for listeners to participate in quizzes. In the former, a guest typically plays on behalf of a listener; on the latter, the listener plays live on the air.

As I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere (the podcast) has a connection with NPR - we've been called "a cross between NPR's Car Talk and Fresh Air" - we thought it would be entirely appropriate to model our own quiz program after the two above.

Here's how "Mental Exaltation" works:
  • Each month, we'll post a qualifying question to determine a listener who'll play / be played for on the program. Winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries.
  • If you'd like to enter, you must subscribe to I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere by email.
  • We'll either have a guest play on your behalf or we'll patch you into the show to have you play over the phone or Skype.
  • If your player or you succeeds in passing the test, you'll win a random item from our I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere Grab-Bag of Goodies (that's the IHOSE GBG).

We're going to be joined on Episode 80 by Zach Dundas, author of The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes. Our quiz and the qualifying question are directly related to the book, so stay tuned!

Qualify now

Our next quiz recording will take place on Friday, August 7. You have until Sunday, August 9 at 11:59 pm ET to qualify. And here's how to enter:

Good luck!