Episode 110: Sociable and Clubbable

I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere show

Summary: "It is for the convenience of these that the Diogenes Club was started" [GREE]  Sherlockian societies are literally everywhere. Go ahead and check — we'll wait. And just as there are many things that make them unique, there are just as many that bind them together. Whether it's traditions, geography, frequency, or program style, Sherlock Holmes is at the center of it all. And while Sherlock and his brother Mycroft felt right at home at the Diogenes Club, which was created for the most unsociable and unclubbable men around, Sherlockian gatherings exist for just the opposite reason. We band together because we're gregarious people and we have a common love of all things related to the Sherlock Holmes stories. Burt's recent travels have taken him to a number of Sherlock Holmes groups, and he reflects on what's special about each. You might find some confluence with groups you belong to; or perhaps there are stark differences. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think other interested Sherlockians should know about your local group's traditions. Listen along to hear about these and other discoveries, including Scott's revelation that there's a difference between the Hoboken Free State and the Hoboken-free state. Top it off with our Gas-Lamp, the poem "The Friendship Club" by Charles E. Lauterbach, which appeared in the 1958 Baker Street Journal Christmas Annual. Please consider becoming a regular supporter of ours on Patreon. Your support helps us to meet production costs. SponsorsThis episode includes our two longtime sponsors. Please support our sponsors by visiting their sites: Wessex Press, which is debuting Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers, Volume 3 at the BSI Weekend.The Baker Street Journal, where you can purchase the eBSJ.  Would you care to become a sponsor? You can find more information here. Download [Save As] | File size 26.2 MB, 5 Notes1:32 Hello and introduction2:49 Wessex Press4:15 There's another podcast out there6:54 The people and the groups related to our hobby11:01 The Grillparzer Club of the Hoboken Free State15:28 The Christopher Morley Walk at the Baker Street Irregulars and Friends Weekend18:56 Frequency, traditions and creativity galore mean unique experiences33:55 Let's hear about your area's Sherlockian society's traditions34:52 The News!38:15 Tribute to Andrew Sachs43:52 The Baker Street Journal45:23 The Editor's Gas-Lamp52:23 Your help needed LinksRevolutions podcastThe History of Rome podcastA geographical listing of Sherlockian societies globallyThe Grillparzer Club of the Hoboken Free StateBSI Weekend websiteMcSorley's Old Ale House is open again, after a slight issueThe Adventuresses of Sherlock HolmesEpisode 89 of IHOSEFind events at the Sherlockian CalendarAmateur Mendicant Society of DetroitThe Priory Scholars of NYCRemembering Andrew Sachs and Peter VaughanOur interview with Fritz Weaver in Episode 26Getting the most out of the BSI Weekend Many more links, articles and images are available in our Flipboard magazine at  ihose.co/flipsherlock, as well as on the The Sherlock Holmes Community on Google+ (with over 3,900 members), as well as through our accounts on  Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter  and Tumblr. Please subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, Stitcher or Spreaker and be kind enough to leave a rating or review for the show. And please tell a friend about us, in any fashion you feel comfortable. Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email (comment AT ihearofsherlock DOT com), call us at (774) 221-READ (7323). --