"a collection of my trifling achievements" [MUSG]
If you frequent this site, you're certainly familiar with our 10 year-long show, in which we interview notable Sherlockians who are doing their part to keep the memory of Sherlock Holmes green. I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere has evolved over that decade, but we're on a steady cadence of long-form interviews on the 15th and 30th of every month.
Meanwhile, over on Trifles, we're engaged in something different: we have short discussions of about 15 minutes in length every week in which we talk about one or two trifling issues that we've noticed within the Sherlock Holmes stories. It's an approach that we hope brings more people into our fold who are new to Sherlock Holmes and are fascinated with the details within the story.
We're absolutely delighted that Trifles was selected as a finalist in the Arts category of the Podcast Awards this year. Unfortunately, we didn't win the category, but we sincerely appreciate your support that made our nomination and finalist status possible.
And now, on with the recap of our October shows.
October UpdateOur first show of the month was Episode 40: Who Was Sarasate? in which we looked at the great violinist who graced the stage at St. James's Hall in "The Adventure of the Red Headed League." Holmes and Watson attended his concert and we even included a recording of his from 1904 in Paris.
The very next entry found us on the high sea as we acknowledged Columbus Day. Episode 41: Great Voyages gave us an opportunity to board ships with individuals in the Sherlock Holmes stories who traveled great distances, toward and away from England. For happy and unfortunate reasons.
In Episode 42: A Noble Supper we looked at one of the most famous meals in the Canon: the post-wedding supper offered up to the jilted Lord Robert St. Simon. We reviewed what it consisted of, as well as what it represented.
And finally, in Episode 43: Sherlock Holmes's Monographs, investigated the sometimes central, sometimes casually mentioned works of Sherlock Holmes, from ashes to footprints and more.
We hope you enjoy these discussions. If you do, please subscribe to Trifles via the podcast provider of your choice, or to the email updates.
And if you'd like to learn more about Tom Richmond, the talented artist behind the show's logo, check out Episode 65: Art in the Blood.