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"too much of a trifle" [EMPT] 

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 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, or who may have some questions about what they read.

And now, on with the recap of our January shows.

January Update

A new year marked a new season, and by popular demand, we're going to start covering some of the topics we mention in each show's introduction. Did you know that each introduction is different? We began with Compounding a Felony in which we discuss what happened when Holmes let perpetrators go free.

Beginning with Episode 54, we're instituting a new monthly feature. "Inside 221B" looks at some of the physical objects we find in the flat at 221B Baker Street. We begin this series by looking On the Sideboard and pondering its purpose.

And then it's off to another monthly feature in which we focus on some aspects of the cases that didn't make it to the public and that Watson kept in his famous tin box. "Unpublished Cases" begins with an investigation into Weird Animals.

Finally, we found our way home in Episode 56 as we talked about everyone's favorite landlady (not housekeeper) and potential relatives - including her non-existent husband - in The Hudsons.

Here's an Idea

Why not take along an episode of Trifles to your next scion society meeting? Or use one of the topics as a basis of discussion yourselves. Go ahead, see what it sparks. And by all means, let your fellow Sherlockians know about the show. If you like what you hear, 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.