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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!