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July 30, 2021 83 min
“I have all the facts in my journal” [STUD] 

For our 221st episode, we had to make it as deeply Sherlockian as we could. What better topic than The Baker Street Journal, the first (ir)regular publication about Sherlock Holmes scholarship?

First published in 1946, the BSJ is a stalwart in the Sherlockian community, and it's much more than scholarship. Steven Rothman, BSI, 2s. ("The Valley of Fear") has edited the Journal since 2000, and he'll be the first to admit it's much more than scholarship.

On the occasion of the BSJ's 75th anniversary, we discuss the origins of this little yellow-backed publication, its evolution, and where it's headed. Steve's enthusiasm for the topic knows no bounds.

We were pleased to receive many congratulatory notes, so we open up the listener mailbag for a few of them.

And of course, we have another Canonical Couplet to challenge your acuity. If you are chosen as a winner, you'll get a year's subscription to the BSJ. Already a subscriber? We'll extend your subscription. Answers are due by August 14, 2021 at 11:59 a.m. EDT.


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  • This episode:
  • The Baker Street Journal
  • @BakerStJournal (Twitter)
  • The Baker Street Journal Facebook Page
  • The Baker Street Journal Gets a Makeover
  • The eBSJ
  • The Morley Montgomery Award
  • Previous episodes mentioned:
  • Episode 8: To Keep the Memory Green
  • Episode 76: Out of the Abyss
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