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Central London overfloweth with gorgeous, intelligent woman with a thirst for murder. The Baker Street Babes: The Web's Only All Female Sherlock Holmes Podcast. Eat your heart out Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Baker Street Babes are an all-female group of Sherlock Holmes fans who talk about everything from canon to Cumberbatch, Charles Augustus Milverton to Jude Law, and dancing men to Jeremy Brett. We love Sherlock Holmes and we love having well informed, but also quite fun discussions about it.


Episode 57: Sherlock Series 4 Predictions  play >

Episode 57: Sherlock Series 4 Predictions

8/26/2014 | Download File (35.92 MB) - right click to download

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

Special 12: Emma Grant  play >

Special 12: Emma Grant

7/22/2014 | Download File (48.73 MB) - right click to download

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!

Episode 56: A Slight Trick of the Mind with Mitch Cullin  play >

Episode 56: A Slight Trick of the Mind with Mitch Cullin

6/4/2014 | Download File (32.21 MB) - right click to download

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]

Special #11: From Baker Street to the Holodeck  play >

Special #11: From Baker Street to the Holodeck

5/15/2014 | Download File (50.16 MB) - right click to download

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!

Special #10: 221B Con Live with Ashley Polasek  play >

Special #10: 221B Con Live with Ashley Polasek

4/26/2014 | Download File (32.38 MB) - right click to download

The Baker Street Babes want to thank everyone who was so very kind to us at 221B Con and introduce our newest Babe at the same time we give you our second annual live episode:Ashley Polasek and Sherlockian Film Through the AgesIn this podcast, we discuss Watson's progression from absentee to "life partner," trends in Sherlockian adaptations through the ages, how much better Sherlock Holmes: A Case of Evil should have been, the vastly underrated importance of Nigel Bruce, and much more!  We thank the 221B Con organizers very kindly for allowing us live podcast time, and everyone who was there in the audience for being absolute peaches.Ashley Polasek is an “Aca-Sherlockian,” happily living at the crossroads of academia, traditional Sherlockiana, and contemporary fandom. She has spoken about Sherlock Holmes at academic conferences across the US, UK, and continental Europe, and has published in peer reviewed journals and academic texts relating Holmes to a multitude of literary and film studies topics; she will graduate with her PhD on adaptations of Sherlock Holmes in July of 2014. Ashley is a member of both The Diogenes Club of Washington D.C. and the Sherlock Holmes Society of London, and has attended BSI and ASH events for many years. She has published in the Baker Street Journal, and was a speaker at the “Behind the Canonical Screen” conference in Los Angeles in 2012; she will co-edit (with Lyndsay Faye) the conference’s companion volume for the BSI Press. Ashley has been interviewed about Sherlock Holmes on The Baker Street Babes podcast, CNN International, and CBS Sunday Morning. If you follow Babes, Ashley can be found on Twitter @SherlockPhd!   Music: "Happy Alley" by Kevin MacLeod

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