The Baker Street Babes

Sex. Porn. Slash. The elephant in the room is no more. Babes Curly, Liz, & Lyndsay talk dirty with Les Klinger, Sketchlock, reapersun, and Madlori in this first of two episodes about doing the dirty in Sherlockiana. This is the first of a two parter episode. In the first part we cover Victorian Pornography, how Les started collecting Sherlockian porn, his recommendations, and then why women like slash. Below are some links of what we talk about:

  • The Sexual Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes [x]
  • The American Adventures of Surelick Holmes [x]
  • Kissing Sherlock Holmes [x]

Leslie Klinger: Leslie S. Klinger is considered to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on those twin icons of the Victorian era, Sherlock Holmes and Dracula. He is the editor of the three-volume collection of the short stories and novels, The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, published by W. W. Norton in 2004 and 2005, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Work and nominated for every other major award in the mystery genre. He is also the editor of The New Annotated Dracula (W.W. Norton 2008), which possesses a similar in-depth examination of Bram Stoker’s haunting classic and its historical context. http://lesliesklinger.com/

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Episode 43: Charles Augustus Milverton Appreciation

The worst man in London. The blackmailer. That guy from Jurassic Park that gets eaten by the shaky dinosaur thing. That douchebag. It's Charles Augustus Milverton and we love to hate him. Join Babes Curly, Lyndsay, Melinda, Ardy, Maria, Taylor, and Amy as they discuss the case, the man himself, the adaptations, and the historical figure behind Milverton.

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221B Con Special: Watsons Through Time

Recorded live at 221B Con, this panel was all about all the Watsons through ALL OF TIME! Well, as much as we could fit in just under an hour. Panelists were Kristina Manente (Curly), Ashley Polasek, Eddy Webb, and Roane. To learn more about 221B Con, go to www.221BCon.com

Direct download: 221BCon.WatsonsThroughTime.mp3
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Episode 42: Lestrade Appreciation

Detective Inspector Lestrade doesn't get the credit he deserves, so we're here to fix that! Join Curly, Lyndsay, Melinda, Kafers, Ardy, & Sarah as we discuss and coo about our favorite Lestrades, how he's important to Holmes, how to pronounce his name, & who our favorite Lestrudels are. Yes, Lestrudels.

Plus major announcements!

Our new home is on libsyn! bakerstreetbabes.libsyn.com & our AudioBoo channel (still a work in progress) is at audioboo.fm/channel/bakerstreetbabespodcast

Links to the things!

  • The Baker Street Boys TV series: Buy it [HERE]
  • The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade: Buy it [HERE]
Direct download: Episode_42_-_LestradeAppreciation.mp3
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Episode 41: Daniel Stashower and The Hour of Peril

Babes Amy, Lyndsay, Melinda, Sarah, and Taylor have a truly delightful chat with award-winning author and friend Daniel Stashower about Sherlock Holmes, history, Sherlockian pastiches, childhood reading, lizards with grenades, and more! 

Dan (BSI name Thurston) is an acclaimed biographer and narrative historian and winner of the Edgar, Agatha, and Anthony awards, and the Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction, because he is never-before-seen levels of awesome. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, AARP: The Magazine, and National Geographic Traveler as well as other publications, and his newest book, In the Hour of Peril, recounts the incredible true story of Alan Pinkerton saving president-elect Abraham Lincoln from an assassination plot.  Because that happened.

For links to all of Dan's marvelous pastiches and nonfiction, visit www.stashower.com for more information.

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A brief chat with some of those who star in the Hoxton Hall musical Sherlockian extravaganza! If you’re in or near London, go grab your tickets on Eventbrite (http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/org/3089020836?s=12712468) before the final performance on May 10!

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Special #9: 221B Con Live With Cara McGee

Recorded in front of a live audience at the fabulous 221B Con [website], this interview plus Q&A with tea lady extraoridinaire Cara McGee is sure to please. Cara first became famous through her line of fandom tea belnds from Adagio and it's only grown.

The audience also asks us some questions, so you're going to learn more about Babes Curly, Lyndsay, Amy, Sarah, and Taylor!

Find Cara's teas [HERE]

Art Blog: ohcararara.tumblr.com

Twitter: @ohcararara

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Episode 40: Morphic Graffiti and The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes

Babes Ardy and Kafers chat to Luke Fredericks and Stewart Charlesworth, whose company Morphic Graffiti just opened a production of The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes, “a music hall musical of elementary magnificence”.  Last year, the company staged Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in musical form—this year, they’re tackling our favourite detective. Hooray! We might just break out into song... okay, don’t fear, we left that part to the professionals.

Luke and Stewart tell us why the combination of Holmes and the music hall is a winner, talk about the challenges and high points involved in putting Sherlock Holmes on stage, and the actors and musicians who are now bringing the piece to life. We talk Victorian music hall, costuming, and more!

The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes just opened at Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street, N1 6SH, London, and is running until May 10, 2013. Tickets are available from the Hoxton Hall website, or you can call their box office on 020 7684 0060.

To find out more about Luke, Stewart, and Morphic Graffiti, go to their website.

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Episode 39: Interview with Roger Johnson & Jean Upton

Babes Curly, Kafers and Ardy chat to Roger Johnson and Jean Upton from the Sherlock Holmes Society of London. We talk about the decades of their involvement with the Sherlockian world in Britain and the US, discuss new and old Holmes adaptations on screen, in the theatre, and on the radio, and take a detour into classic movies. They've met a lot of people involved in Sherlockian things, including Jeremy Brett and David Burke, so stay tuned for a bunch of charming stories and anecdotes across the ages.

This episode was recorded in late 2012.

You can buy Roger & Jean's book, A Holmes Miscellany, at the bookshop of your choice, or over here on Amazon.

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Episode 38: Free Sherlock

"A civil action was filed today in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate by Sherlock Holmes scholar Leslie S. Klinger. Klinger seeks to have the Court determine that the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson are no longer protected by federal copyright laws and that writers, filmmakers, and others are free to create new stories about Holmes, Watson, and others of their circle without paying license fees to the current owners of the remaining copyrights."

- Free Sherlock

Babes Lyndsay & Curly chat with Holmesian extraordinaire and vigilante Les Klinger about freeing Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, and a host of other characters from copyright.

Also mentioned: Shreffgate, Sherlock Holmes 3 (the movie), Sherlock Gnomes, and some pornography.

You can find all the information about Free Sherlock at http://free-sherlock.com/

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