Scott D. Parker
The always excellent Classic Tales Podcast is featuring three Sherlock Holmes tales in November. I subscribe to the podcast and was happily surprised to spend a couple hours this week again in the company of Holmes and Watson. B. J. Harrison does the pair with good narration and I can always 'see' what he's reading.
It's been awhile since Harrison did Holmes, but if you need an aural Holmes fix on a more regular basis, I cannot recommend the "I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere" highly enough. With the tagline "In a world where it's always 1895," this monthly podcast is devoted exclusively to news and other tidbits about Holmes, Watson, the world in which they lived, and the people around the world who follow their exploits.
The website is chock full of information about the great detective. I dare say, in my online activities, it is the primary source for all things Holmsian. From this website, you can get to just about anything you want, including the Baker Street Journal, one their sponsors.
But it is the podcast itself that is so much fun. In fact, I find it essential listening. The two hosts are about as charming as you can find online. Scott Monty and Burt Wolder are steeped in the lore of the Canon and all the other paraphernalia surrounding Holmes and Watson, so much so that they often make funny, yet dry, jokes that insiders will laugh at and newbies will learn. There is a gentle quality to their voices that can soothe during a harsh rush hour but stimulate the brain as well. Their interviews cover the spectrum as well. There's a dropdown menu on the front page where you can see all the folks they've interviewed and go straight there. I always am pleased when I refresh my list of podcasts and see another one of their podcasts downloading. I load it on the iPod that very day and enjoy the listen.
On this Saturday in November, find whatever device you use to listen to audio material and download the latest episode, "Thankful for Sherlock Holmes," and enjoy it. Then you can realize you have 57 more. There's your early Christmas present. And you're welcome.
What are some great podcast you listen to?
Scott, thank you so much for your recommendation of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere. I think you managed to capture spot-on the balance that Burt and I try to find between keeping the experts entertained and the newbies informed, ensuring there's information flowing and humor injected, and keeping ourselves on a regular pace. We really appreciate your kind words.
Scott Monty, BSI
I Hear of Sherlock Everwhere
Congratulations for stumbling across what I consider to be one of the best podcasts on the Internet*, as well as the #1 resource for all things Sherlockian (past, present and future) available in either text or audio format. Scott and Burt's IHOSE project is one of the primary reasons I was able to evolve from a nascent Holmes fan to someone whose social, intellectual and online life seems to revolve more and more about a Sherlockian core.
And while there are a plethora of brilliant Sherlockian-centric sites and resources out there, no single project captures the massive mosaic of Sherlockian culture as effortlessly, entertainingly and robustly as this dynamic canonical duo, while maintaing an inviting attitude for new arrivals as well as the sense that
Your readers are in for quite a treat if they possess even a modicum of interest in the Great Detective outside of just reading a few of the stories once, and follow your suggestion that they play the latest episode on the audio device of their choosing. (I would simply add that they do this post-haste.)
*In the interest of full disclosure, I sometimes contribute to I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere's website - and Baker Street Blog prior to that - under the "Weekly Sherlock Links Compendium" section.*
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