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"the strange old book collector" [EMPT] 


We're pleased to continue the tradition of "Mental Exaltation," the quiz segment on I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere, thanks to the masterful writing abilities of our quizmaster Nick Martorelli. If you'd like a flavor of how this works, you can listen to Episode 85, in which Nicholas Meyer played on behalf of a lucky contestant (at about 1:45:00).

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.

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).

In our very next episode (Episode 87), our guest will be Otto Penzler, owner of the Mysterious Bookshop and editor of the recently released The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes.

Qualify now

Good luck!