I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere
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The definitive program for Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts. Find out what's going on in the world of Sherlock Holmes, including pop culture, Sherlock Holmes societies around the world, and a reflection on how this great character - from William Gillette to Jeremy Brett and Basil Rathbone to Benedict Cumberbatch - has inspired generations of dedicated literary and non-literary types alike. One interview show and one news/comment show every month, airing on the 15th and 30th.
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Episode 114: Escape with Sherlock Holmes
"Has anything escaped me?" [HOUN] There's a reason Vincent Starrett wrote "Here, though the world explode, these two survive,/ And it is always eighteen ninety-five." Whether it was in the 1940s or today, the world offers a up a variety of stressors and developments that cause one to wish to simply forget about it all for a while. Hence, the concept of escapism. The pastime of Sherlock Holmes is a form of escapism, and we explore what it means, the origin of the phrase, and how it differs from procrastination. And there were a number of individuals in the Canon who were escaping from something or who wished to bury themselves in some sort of distraction or hobby. From Irene Adler to Selden, Hugh Boone to Brunton, J. Neil Gibson to Elsie Cubitt, there were reasons to withdraw and escape; and Stapleton, Baron Gruner, and Sherlock Holmes himself had hobbies that kept them otherwise occupied from time to time. Plus, we wrap up with an escapist Gas-Lamp: Bill Schweikert's "A Long Evening with Holmes." Sponsors Wessex Press, with The Watson Chronicles by Ann Margaret Lewis. The Baker Street Journal, where you'll find many reasons to escape in every issue. Notes 1:33 Hello there and a brainstorm 6:25 Wessex Press 7:39 Our other show 10:26 Escapism and the Sherlock Holmes stories 18:48 Hobbies as escapes 22:35 Polyphonic motets of Lassus 23:41 The great hiatus — escapism at its most extreme 29:10 The likelihood of Watson cramming for a Chinese pottery exam 33:45 Conan Doyle's interests and hobbies 35:26 Peter Carey was ahead of his time 39:54 The Baker Street Journal 41:22 The Sherlock Holmes News 57:50 Editor's Gas-Lamp 1:00:33 Listener comment 1:03:49 The game's afoot! 1:04:39 The Procrastination Song Many more links, articles and images are available in our Flipboard magazine at ihose.co/flipsherlock, as well as on the The Sherlock Holmes Community on Google+ (with over 4,100 members), as well as through our accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Please subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, Stitcher or Spreaker and be kind enough to leave a rating or review for the show. And please tell a friend about us, in any fashion you feel comfortable. Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email (comment AT ihearofsherlock DOT com), call us at (774) 221-READ (7323). --
Rated 5 out of
My go to podcast for Sherlock related material
This is my "go-to" podcast for all things Sherlokian. The podcasters are extremely knowledgeable about the subject and often are able to bring in many interesting guests for interviews. Love it!
Date published: 2014-02-15