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Episode 61: Adam Christopher & The Ghost Line

Welcome to the Baker Street Babes Podcast, Episode #61!

Join Babes Liz and Lyndsay as they interview Adam Christopher, the author of a new series of Elementary show tie-in novels.  A longtime lover of New York and a passionate fan of Elementary, Adam is also an acclaimed comic writer, winner of the Sir Julius Vogel Award as an editor (New Zealand's highest science fiction honor), and SciFiNow's Book of the Year Winner for Empire State.

Adam (as you will hear) is also a longtime lover of the canonical Holmes, Dr. Who, and many other fannish pursuits that make him the perfect choice to provide us with fabulous spin-off Elementary adventures.  We'll chat about all these things, ask whether Holmes qualifies as a superhero, and discuss the Joan-Sherlock relationship and its importance to his new series.

Direct download: Episode_61-AdamChristopher.mp3
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Episode 60: Mrs. Hudson Appreciation

Ah, the ever patient housekeeper of Mr. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. Mrs. Hudson has had to deal with these two for many years and its's about time she as appreciate for the superhero she was! From the original canonical Mrs. Hudson to Una Stubbs and Elementary's transgender Mrs. Hudson, we gush about our favorite housekeeper.

 

Music: Nothing Broken by Kevin MacLeod

Direct download: Episode_60-MrsHudsonAppreciation.mp3
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Episode 59: BSI Weekend 2015

Every year in the cold depths of January, Sherlockians descend on Manhattan for Sherlock Holmes' birthday. This madness is referred to as BSI Weekend and is a series of dinners, galas, balls, and lots of alcohol.

BSB Ashley, Kristina, and Maria talk you through this years festivities including our own charity ball, the invitation only BSI Dinner, the Gaslight Gala, and Drunk Canon at O'Lunney's.

This year was particularly important as it was the first time BSB Maria was able to come and meet her fellow American Babes, and BSB leader Kristina was invested into the Baker Street Irregulars.

You can find more information about BSI Weekend at bsiweekend.com.

Direct download: Episode_59-BSI_Weekend_2015.mp3
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BSB Live & Local 1: Laurie R King & Leslie Klinger

Welcome once again to Baker Street Babes Live and Local, this time coming to you from Bouchercon 2014 in Long Beach, California!

You’re heard the story: Laurie King and Leslie Klinger wanted to create another Sherlockian short story collection featuring some of the most popular fiction writers anywhere: and the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate demanded their pound of flesh. The #FreeSherlock movement was born, Sherlock Holmes was freed at last, and now, after countless trials (literally) you can finally purchase In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, a wonderful group of stories riffing off the life of the Great Detective and—occasionally—even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

In this episode, Baker Street Babe Lyndsay chats with Les and Laurie about their initial hankering for a pastiche collection, their copyright travails, their editorial process, the stories in the collection, their working relationship, and just how much crap is written about Sherlock Holmes all over the world.

Listen here, and please do enoy!

Direct download: BSB_LAL_1_LaurieKingLesKlinger.mp3
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Episode 58: Curtis Armstrong

You may know him as Booger or Metatron, but we know Curtis Armstrong as a Sherlockian.

Curly and Lyndsay sit down with the actor, writer, producer, and avid book collector to talk about Holmes, Watson, and that time Curtis pretended to play the violin to impress a girl.

Curtis Armstrong is known for his portrayal as Booger in the Revenge of the Nerds movies, as Herbert Viola on Moonlighting, as famed record producer Ahmet Ertegün in the film Ray and for voicing the titular character in the show Dan Vs. He is also the co-host of the TBS reality television competition series King of the Nerds.

Direct download: Episode_58-Curtis_Armstrong.mp3
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Special 13: From House To Psych

This is a recording of the From House to Psych panel at 221BCon 2014.

 

Panelists Lindsay D. Colwell (@overeducatedgrl), Deirdre (patrick-jane.tumblr.com@pensive1), Mixie (m6i.tumblr.com) and our very own Amy Thomas discuss TV shows that use characters who are (more or less) based on Sherlock Holmes. They cover such diverse shows as House MD, The Mentalist, Lie to Me, and Psych.All these shows feature main characters who share traits with the Great Detective.

 

Whether you’ve an avid fan of any of the shows discussed, or whether you’re just intrigued to look at Holmes through a different lens, this panel will be interesting and fun to listen to. The panellists talk about the shows as adaptations vs. derivations, their storytelling techniques, and ways in which characters such as Patrick Jane of The Mentalist or Greg House differ from Sherlock Holmes (and each other), and ways in which they are similar. And, of course, they touch on possible reasons why characters like these are so enduringly popular with audiences around the globe.

Direct download: Special13_221BCon_FromHouseToPsyche.mp3
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Episode 57: Sherlock Series 4 Predictions

Sherlock Series 4 is coming and we have lots of theories, thoughts, and one hell of a wishlist. From basting turkeys at Christmas to John Watson dying in Sherlock Holmes' arms, our predictions for Series 4 will be, as Moffat says, "devastating."

Join BSBs Curly, Lyndsay, Ashley, Maria, & Ardy for theories abound, a discussion on what's going to happen to Mary (& the baby), and how The Three Garridebs really needs to be the finale. Like... really.

Our Series 4 Predictions & Wishlist

Christmas Special: The Blue Carbuncle & The Cardboard Box

Episode One: The Devil's Foot with sprinklings of The Musgrave Ritual

Episode Two: The Illustrious Client

Episode Three: The Valley of Fear & The Three Garridebs

Music: Opening Credits, Sherlock Series 1 OST by Michael Price and David G. Arnold, Vanishing Underground, Sherlock Series 3 OST by Michael Price and David G. Arnold

Direct download: Episode_57-SherlockSeries4Pred.mp3
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Special 12: Emma Grant

When the Baker Street Babes went to Dashcon, little did we know what was in store!  We are honored to have been asked, and we would like to thank our amazing fans for being a part of the podcast and quiz, and our special guest, emmagrant01, for being a brilliant addition to our live podcast episodes.

Join Babes Liz and Lyndsay and our fabulous Dashcon audience as we discuss with Emma Sherlockian AUs--from Rathbone to tunalock, from "A Cure for Boredom" to "Nothing to Make a Song About," we will chat over everything about Emma's work that makes us excited and curious about new incarnations of Sherlock Holmes, as well as aspects of the character which will always and forever remain timeless.  Babes Liz and Lyndsay, who both attended Dashon, also offer a commentary at the outset of the episode.  More importantly: listen to Emma being fierce, and applaud the wonderful people who contributed their time and helped make this new live ep so special!

Direct download: Special12_EmmaGrant.mp3
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Episode 56: A Slight Trick of the Mind with Mitch Cullin

We sit down with Mitch Cullin, author of A Slight Trick of the Mind, which tells the story of a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes' battle with his diminishing mind.

It is 1947, and the long-retired Sherlock Holmes, now 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper and her young son. He tends to his bees, writes in his journal, and grapples with the diminishing powers of his mind.

But in the twilight of his life, as people continue to look to him for answers, Holmes revisits a case that may provide him with answers of his own to questions he didn't even know he was asking-about life, about love, and about the limits of the mind's ability to know.

You can buy the novel on Amazon: US [x], UK [x]

Music: Fifties Shopping Intro Extended by TeknoAXE

Books discussed:

The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R King [x]

The Casebook of Solar Pons by August Derleth [x]

Embracing Defeat by John Dower [x]

Sleep, Pale Sister by Joanne Harris [x]

Direct download: Episode_56-MitchCullin.mp3
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Special #11:  From Baker Street to the Holodeck

Spanning centuries of storytelling, the connections between 221B Baker Street as imagined by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the universe of Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry cannot be ignored!  Trekkies and Sherlockians own a very great deal in common, and in this special panelist episode that took place at 221B Con in Atlanta, 2014, we'll nerd out over the huge overlap in our Venn diagrams.

Lyndsay Faye is one of several Babes who had loved all things Trek for almost as long as she's loved all things Holmes.  Join her along with Stephen Seitz (who is a writer, editor, film critic, author of Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula, and the host of Book Talk) and Lynne Stephens (entertainment journalist and co-creator of one of the very first video mashups of footage from the original Star Trek: The Motion Picture as edited into a musical comedy, which resulted in her being invited to the set of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan by Roddenberry himself).  If you harbor any interest in Spock's ancient human consulting detective ancestor, or in Data's turn with a deerstalker, tune in to this special episode!

Direct download: From_the_Holodeck_to_Baker_Street.mp3
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