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Scott and Burt interview Bob Thomalen, BSI to learn more about his involvement with the Sherlockian world, including his claim to fame, Autumn in Baker Street (aka “The Great Sherlockian Sleepover”). Join us as we learn more about this veteran drummer, guitarist, magician, chessman, and corporate presenter. Bob will also share his insights as to how to start a Sherlock Holmes society or event .

Show Notes
03:05 Bob shares his late start with Sherlock Holmes
06:37 Ron Burt De Waal’s World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes
07:55 Bob discovers the Sherlockian scene through societies
12:30 The Beginnings of Autumn in Baker Street
17:10 Giving the people what they want – for 25 years
17:50 The latest AIBS (September 2007) was a major success
21:50 Some insight on planning a Sherlockian event
26:51 A description of Autumn in Baker Street for the uninitiated
31:18 Listener comment - a memory of John Bennett Shaw
35:22 Wrap-up, join our Facebook group, consider subscribing for free

Listen now:

Autumn in Baker Street
The Three Garridebs of Westchester County
The World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes
List of Sherlockian societies
Bear Mountain Inn – site of the very first Autumn in Baker Street

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Part 2 of this interview can be found here.



Tim from MN said... October 14, 2007 at 5:35 PM

Scott and Burt, I have enjoyed the many interviews and guests you've had on your show through the first 11 episodes. The current discussion with Bob has the same spirit and entertaining camaraderie as your previous interview with Peter. I'm looking forward to your next show. Keep up the great work on your podcast and I appreciate the links you post to websites discussed during each episode. Thanks!

Third Pillar said... October 14, 2007 at 8:32 PM

Hi, Tim:

Thanks so much for the feedback, it means a lot to us. Anything you can do to spread the word about our podcast will be much appreciated!

All best,

--Burt Wolder