Episode 117: Arthur and Sherlock

I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere show

Summary: "It is the only personal introduction"  [SUSS]  "Just what the world needs," you tell yourself. "Another biography of Arthur Conan Doyle." Full disclosure: we thought the same thing. Until we read Arthur and Sherlock by Michael Sims.  And then our attitudes changed. And then even more so after having a conversation with the author. Fortunately, we recorded that conversation and we're sharing it with you here. Michael shared with us the impact of books on his young mind, his journey to writing, and how his earlier works on E.B. White and Henry David Thoreau inspired his style for this book. From Baring-Gould to Joseph Bell, we touch on many familiar names and go deep into this exploration of the elements that inspired Conan Doyle to create his master detective. And, if you listen carefully, you'll discover how a certain intestinal discomfort prevented Doyle from killing himself. Information on sponsors, links, timing notes and transcript available below.   And please consider joining our Patreon community. Your support helps us to ensure we can keep doing what we do, covering file hosting costs, production, and this year, transcription services. SponsorsThis episode includes our two longtime sponsors. Please support our sponsors by visiting their sites: Wessex Press, where you can find The Illustrated Speckled Band: The Original 1910 Stage Production in Script and Photographs.The Baker Street Journal, which includes the written transcripts of the annual Baker Street Irregulars Distinguished Lecture series.  Would you care to become a sponsor? You can find more information here. Download [Save As] | File size 35.1 MB, 1:17:27 Notes2:21 Welcome 5:53 Sponsor: Wessex Press 7:37 Welcome Michael Sims 11:47 Michael's uncanny ability to time the market 17:00 Michael's first meeting with Sherlock Holmes 22:31 Beginning a writing career 28:39 Bringing Joseph Bell to life 38:07 Sponsor: Baker Street Journal 39:42 Bell's own mentor 47:40 Doyle and Teddy Roosevelt 51:25 The origin of "Sherringford Hope" 55:09 Why stop now? 57:15 Conan Doyle's fan mail 1:05:47 Interview conclusion 1:12:26 Sherlock Holmes Brand ad 1:13:19 Closing remarks LinksArthur and Sherlock (Amazon)Arthur and Sherlock (Barnes and Noble)Laurie R. King and Leslie Klinger on IHOSE - Episode 105: Echoes of Sherlock Holmes. 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 4,100 members), as well as through our accounts on  Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 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). TranscriptTranscript of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere Epsiode 117: Arthur and Sherlock --