"A few trifling points might perhaps be added" [WIST]
November may contain some of the most iconic scenes in the Sherlock Holmes stories: the thick, yellow fog in "The Bruce-Partington Plans," the wild tempestuous night that opened "The Golden Pince-Nez," and the raw and foggy night upon which Holmes and Watson reminisced on the conclusion of their run-in with the Hound of the Baskervilles.
Over on Trifles, our weekly 15-minute show in which we talk about one or two issues that we've noticed within the Sherlock Holmes stories, we had an eventful November, and we'd like to share it with you.
The following is a recap of what we discussed in November, with audio players embedded. We'd also encourage you to subscribe for regular updates, either by email or by ear below.
November UpdateIf you've listened to more than one episode of Trifles, just a word of caution: don't skip the intro or the final few seconds of each show! We vary the introductions and the closing quotes. You may be amused.
November began with Episode 97, a discussion of Sherlock Holmes and Children — his way with them and their usefulness with regard to cases.
Then it was on to Episode 98, our monthly feature "Inside 221B" that looks at some of the physical objects we find in the flat at Baker Street. We cranked up The Gramophone and speculated on whether its use was truly effective.
Our next regular monthly feature, "Unpublished Cases," has to do with tales that didn't make it to the public. Episode 99 had us looking into The Ferrers Documents. There's not much to go on with this one, so what did we make of it?
And then, can you believe it? We made it to Episode 100! Telephonically, Mr. Holmes dialed things up a bit, with a surprising discussion of the first mention of a telephone in the Canon.
Help Us OutWe're heading into our third season in January and we need your help. We're not sure how much longer we can take things with trifling issues of our own. Do you have burning questions you'd like answered? Or perhaps you just noticed something on your umpteenth reading of the Canon. We'd love your suggestions!
Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add it to our queue of topics. Also, if you like what you hear, please subscribe to Trifles via the podcast provider of your choice, or to the email updates.
If you'd like to learn more about Tom Richmond, the talented artist behind the show's logo, you can hear his story in Episode 65: Art in the Blood.