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81 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Episode 88: 10 Years of Sherlock Memories
Yes, it's been a decade since the airing of BBC Sherlock's "A Study in Pink." And while time has absolutely no meaning in the age of COVID, it has been an extraordinary ten years of memories thanks to the little British show that surprised the world. So we take some time to talk about our memories of the Sherlock fandom and the crazy trajectory of the show, some of your memories, and revisiting the first 221B Con and SherlockeDCC at San Diego Comic Con. Regardless of how you feel about the show, it undoubtedly had an astounding effect on not only the Sherlockian world but on fandom and pop culture as a whole. And so in honor of BBC Sherlock, we present an hour and a half of nostalgia. Enjoy!
83 minutes | May 9, 2020
Episode 87: Holmes at Home
The world is a difficult place right now. A place where it's OK to not be OK. However, we do hope you're OK and that maybe some silly talk about "The Solitary Cyclist" and The Diogenes Club as places of social distancing may brighten your spirits. In this episode Maria and Ashley do just that while Curly, Lyndsay, Taylor, Sarah, and Amy check in with all of you, tell you a bit about how we're doing, and that we love you. Sure, it's a bit sappy, a bit silly, and rather giggly... but that's what we do isn't it? We're your friends who chat about Sherlock Holmes with you. And sometimes syphilis. And we've missed you. Music featured: by Marshall Usinger by Michael Vignola
46 minutes | Jul 1, 2019
Episode 86: The Left Coast Sherlockian Symposium
Curly chats with Elinor Gray about her new conference: The Left Coast Sherlockian Symposium. The Left Coast Sherlockian Symposium was created in the vacuum of Sherlock Seattle, and molded in the image of , , and other Sherlockian events around the United States. LCSS is a fun and educational weekend of talks, socializing, and friendship in the Pacific Northwest. Join us October 12th & 13th, 2019, for this special left coast event! Check out their website for more information:
64 minutes | Dec 13, 2018
Live & Local 7: Michael Sims
Our Live & Local series are our sit down with a fascinating Sherlockian one-on-one in person chats. This go round Lyndsay sits with Edgar Award nominated Michael Sims about his work, Arthur and Sherlock, as well as some other fascinating Sherlockian tidbits and anecdotes.
63 minutes | Aug 18, 2018
Episode 85: Cake Boss & Our Charity Ball
We were on ! Yes, they gave us an amazing Sherlock Holmes cake for our annual charity ball for wounded veterans during BSI Weekend. And it was amazing. Lyndsay, Tiffany, and Maria sit down and talk about the process, the cake, the ball, and every delicious morsel in between.
53 minutes | Jul 7, 2018
Episode 84: The Many Faces of Irene Adler
BSB Amy and our good friend Chris Zordan discuss everything Irene Adler with a wonderful audience at 221B Con. Who was Irene Adler? Why is she so important to fans even though she only appears in one story? Taking on this larger than life adventuress that bested Sherlock Holmes is something many adaptations (all adaptations?) get kinda wrong. Why is that? They unpack the recent adaptations and their portrayals of Adler, from Rachel McAdam's UPS Service Adler for Moriarty to in Elementary where... spoiler alert... she is Moriarty to Cutty from House, MD.
48 minutes | Apr 24, 2018
Episode 83: Nancy Springer Live at 221B Con
Join us for our live podcast at 221B Con speaking with the one and only Nancy Springer, author of the Enola Holmes series. Where did Enola come from? What was Nancy's favorite book? Why did Florence Nightingale have 56 white Persian cats? We get the details about the film announcement starring Millie Bobbie Brown from Stranger Things and the ingenious way Nancy Springer researched the Victorian era for the series. Music: Checkerboard, Jason Donnelly
51 minutes | Nov 14, 2017
Episode 82: Baker Street in LA
It's not every day you find an entire re-creation of 221B Baker Street... it's even rarer when that re-creation is in Los Angeles. Chuck Kovacic is a longtime Sherlockian and utterly devoted to having the most authentic Sherlock Holmes sitting room in the world. The amount of detail and research that has been poured into the room where so many of the stories truly took place is nothing short of astounding. We had a chat with Chuck about how the sitting room came about, some of the items he has (and how he got them), and how you can visit the sitting room yourself (even online!).
48 minutes | Aug 30, 2017
BSB Live & Local 6: Bonnie MacBird and Unquiet Spirits
Babe Ardy visits Bonnie MacBird for tea, shortbread, and a discussion of Unquiet Spirits, the second of MacBird's trilogy of Holmes pastiches. Join us to hear about what it's like to write and research a Holmes novel, including tales of location-scouting for books, and visiting whisky distilleries by way of research. We also chat about the historical background for the book and Ardy learns a lot about wine, whisky, and why writing a pastiche is both fun and challenging. . The book is available at , , and all good bookshops! . You can .
30 minutes | Jul 26, 2017
Episode 81: The Whole Art of Detection - Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
We interview one of our own this go around as Amy, Sarah, and guest extraordinaire Elinor sit down with Lyndsay Faye about her new short story collection: The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes. The Whole Art of Detection is an amazing group of lost Sherlock Holmes tales. How did she think up the stories? Where did they come from? Does Sherlock Holmes keep a journal? Find out and listen!
51 minutes | Apr 27, 2017
Episode 80: Martin Powell Live at 221B Con
We're back! And with a live recorded podcast at 221B Con, our favorite Sherlock Holmes convention. This episode is with Martin Powell, whom you may know from comics or Disney or marvel or children's books or ... y'know... Sherlock Holmes! We chat with him about how Holmes keeps coming back into his life, his amazing friendship with Ray Bradbury, Dracula and Holmes, and we keep mentioning nuns for some reason...
107 minutes | Jan 17, 2017
Episode 79: The Final Problem
Join Lyndsay, Tiffany and Ashley as they break down the nerve wracking, adrenaline filled third and final episode of BBC’s Sherlock Series Four ‘The Final Problem’. We were left perched at the edge of our seats as we watched Sherlock, John, and Mycroft take on the mysterious Euros. All of the events thus far have brought us to this final explosive (literally) showdown. By far the most talked about and debated episodes of the entire series, we do our best to examine the good, the bad and the downright ridiculous. Why don't you join us?
61 minutes | Jan 9, 2017
Episode 78: The Lying Detective
Join Sora, Sarah, Amy, Lyndsay, and Maria for an emotional reaction and discussion of the second episode of Series Four of BBC's Sherlock. 'The Lying Detective' has Sherlock estranged from Dr. John Watson and obsessed over media personality, businessman, and philanthropist Culverton Smith. There's mystery! Killings! Drugs! Lots of anger, lots of emotion, and lots of twists. It's an episode people will be talking about for awhile. As with its predecessor 'The Six Thatchers,' this episode presented excellent performances, but, with a lot more heart in the script. Hailed by some as the best episode of the entire series and others as too dark, it's one that has a lot of opinions raging, ours included.
53 minutes | Jan 6, 2017
Episode 77: The Six Thatchers
(Please note that the episode contains extensive spoilers for The Six Thatchers.) Ashley, Lyndsay, and Amy react to BBC Sherlock Season 4's opening episode, a complicated international tale with a meta focus and impressive performances. They dissect the complicated plot and put a magnifying glass on the direction of Sherlock as a whole, questioning Its forward trajectory as a Holmesian adaptation. Though not our reactors' favorite in terms of story, The Six Thatchers provides plenty to admire in the areas of Rachel Talalay's direction and the cast's stellar interpretations of their characters. Join us for a look at Sherlock's polarizing and fascinating season opener.
71 minutes | Nov 18, 2016
Episode 76: Sherlock and Shakespeare
In this episode Babes Maria, Lyndsay, Amy, and Tiffany take a look at the connections, overlap, and similarities of our favorite consulting detective and the many characters of Shakespeare's creation. From Jeremy Brett to John Barrymore to Jonathan Pryce to Peter O'Toole and Benedict Cumberbatch, many of the actors who played Holmes in their life also played Hamlet. Is there a connection? Is what Baz Luhrman did for William Shakespeare what the BBC did for Sherlock Holmes? We talk about this and more in Sherlock & Shakespeare!
44 minutes | Aug 25, 2016
Episode 75: The Hillywood Show
From Pirates of the Caribbean to Supernatural , these ladies have wowed the internet with their incredible parodies. Join us in talking with Hilly and Hannah Hindi, the bloody awesome minds behind The Hillywood Show, in talking about their latest work The Sherlock Parody!
84 minutes | Jul 24, 2016
BSB Live & Local 5: New York Public Library
Welcome all to the latest edition of Baker Street Babes Live and Local: New York Public Library Edition! This June, Babe Lyndsay was honored to be a guest panelist for a fascinating discussion of the Holmes mythos at the Mid-Manhattan Library. Helmed by the erudite and charming hostess of the monthly ASH Wednesday meetings, noted Adventuress and Irregular Susan Rice, the panelists engaged in a rousing discussion of all things Holmes, followed by a sprightly (occasionally very sprightly) audience Q&A. Otto Penzler is a longtime Baker Street Irregular and world-famous editor of mystery fiction. His brick and mortar store, (located in downtown Manhattan) is a Sherlockian’s Mecca, and he yearly contributes to the BSB’s Daintiest Thing Under a Bonnet Charity Ball. He is also the editor of Lyndsay’s upcoming short story collection, The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes. , a former architect, is the author of fifteen crime novels and around four dozen short stories. She is an Irregular, and has won the Edgar, Anthony, Shamus, Macavity, Nero, and Japanese Maltese Falcon Awards, to name but a few. A tireless volunteer for Mystery Writers of American and Sisters in Crime, SJ is also the former president of the Private Eye Writers of America. Lyndsay Faye is a Baker Street Babe and shameless nerd you can learn more about on if you’re not already all too familiar. Hosted by the and programmed by , please join us for a rollicking conversation regarding All Things Holmes!
56 minutes | Jun 8, 2016
Episode 74: Behind the Canonical Screen
Hello ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Baker Street Babes Episode #74! Babes Ashley and Lyndsay both were honored to have presented at the Baker Street Irregulars-sponsored UCLA symposium “Sherlock Holmes: Behind the Canonical Screen” in 2012. To boot, they were the editors of the book edition, which is . Join them along with colleague and honorary Babe Timothy Greer as they discuss the original conference, the creation of the book, and many of the wonderful iterations of Sherlock Holmes as he has appeared on both the big and small screens. From the press release: “This volume provides a written record of virtually all of the Conference presentations. The work of the 23 contributors, including Sherlockians, academics, and entertainment industry creative talent are all represented here. Lavishly illustrated, this oversized volume will be an essential resource for the student of Sherlockian film and its place in the history of cinema.” Featuring the Babes, Mr. Greer, Nicholas Meyer, Rob Doherty, John Landis, the creators of Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective, and much more! To see Lyndsay and Ashley’s original presentations including our Q&A, we invite you to follow these links: (Ashley’s presentation) (Lyndsay’s presentation)
62 minutes | May 15, 2016
Episode 73: Paul Cornell
BSB Amy and friend of the podcast Kate chat with author and screenwriter Paul Cornell about his new book Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? and writing for the show Elementary. Read and join us for thoughts on writing diverse characters, whether or not it really is "always 1895", and why Holmes is the original superhero.
55 minutes | May 3, 2016
Special #15: 221B Con Live With David Nellist
Once again we return to 221B Con for a live podcast, this year with BBC Sherlock's David Nellist! Join BSBs Amy, Ashley, Taylor, and Sarah as we learn more about David's way of acting, his headcanons about Stamford (is he SECRETLY MORIARTY?!), what type of dog Stamford has, as well as his favorite roles he's played and wants to play. David Nellist will be best known to Sherlock Holmes fans as portraying Stamford in BBC's Sherlock. He trained at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance and has since taken on a number of acting roles both on and off screen. Stage credits include War Horse, Billy Elliot, Nicholas Nickleby, Taming of the Shrew, and Cherry Orchard. Other television credits are 55 Degrees North, The Bill, and Breeze Block, and he's been in the films My Boy Lollipop, Bad Dads, and Leda. You can find him on twitter @nellidge.
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