We give the book club treatment to the story Humdingers and Melancholies by flawedamythyst. Listen here or download. Shownotes: A Study in Fanfic (1:28:00)↑ Consulting Fans: Alexxphoenix42, Ayla, Smirkdoctor, Sunday Duck Producer/Editor: Alexxphoenix42 This segment was first released on September 1, 2017 in Episode 68:  “They’re good dogs, Geoff” Music Credit Unless otherwise indicated, music […]

68 – A Study in Fanfic: “Humdingers and Melancholies” by flawedamythyst


B, Chelsea, and Smirk discuss animal adaptations of ACD canon stories and celebrate their favorites. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: Chelsea, B, Smirk, Producer: Chelsea, Editor: B Sherlock Hound Japanese fashion line Watch Sherlock Hound on Crunchyroll Alvin and the Chimpunks – It’s Elementary, My Dear Simon Wishbone […]

68 – Squee: Animal Adaptations


What kinds of dogs would the Sherlock characters be? Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: Cookie, Lee, and AmytheElder Producer: Cookie // Editor: Emma This segment was first released on September 1, 2017 in Episode 68:  “They’re good dogs, Geoff” Music Credit Unless otherwise indicated, music is available for purchase […]

68 – Three Patch Puppers



If Sherlock can be a Consulting Detective, consider QueenMab3 and the “B”-Tender your Consulting Mixologists! Listen here or download. Shownotes: I Love Everyone in This Bar (1:28:37)Consulting Fans: B, Queenie Producer/Editor: B Sex in the Met (Sex in the Woods) recipe Dark & Stormy (AGRA) recipe QueenMab3’s Sherlockian Cocktails This segment […]

67 – I Love Everyone In This Bar


Kitchen shenanigans with B and fandom’s fave convention confectioner! Listen here or download. Shownotes: Notebook of Kitty Riley: Jennally’s Fandom Marshmallows (2:15:04)Consulting Fans: B, Jennally/Allison Producer/Editor: B Instagram Facebook Tumblr This segment was first released on August 1, 2017 in Episode 67:  For Science Music Credit Unless otherwise indicated, music is available for […]

67 – From The Notebook of Kitty Riley: Jennally’s Fandom Marshmallows


Why does Sherlock do anything? It’s For Science, John! Listen here or download. Shownotes: That’s My Genre: It’s For Science! (1:40:51)Consulting Fans: Alexxphoenix42, Caroline, Cookie, SundayDuck, Producer/Editor: Alexxphoenix42 A Cure for Boredom by emmagrant01 The Great Sex Olympics of 221B by XistentialAngst 34 minutes by bendingsignpost Fucking Cake by Random_Nexus John’s missing Wednesday by PlainJane Cookie The […]

67 – That’s My Genre: It’s For Science!



Real-life science folks assess the science in Sherlock…for science! Listen here or download. Shownotes: Science in Sherlock (0:52:07)Consulting Fans: Nicole, Ayla, Chris, Smirk Producer: Smirk, Editor: Emma Nicole on AO3, tumblr Ayla on AO3 Chris on tumblr, twitter Smirk’s twitter, AO3 Smirk’s blog post about fandom and how it shapes us The Scully Effect (1, 2) House MD as […]

67 – Science in Sherlock


Consulting fans discuss beekeeping. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: Chelsea, Claire, Elinor, Producer/Editor: Chelsea Retired Beekeepers of Sussex Winnie the Pooh beehive Langstroth Hive Warre Hive The Backyard Beekeeper The Beekeepers Handbook Claire’s Fandom Guide to Beekeeping This segment was first released on August 1, 2017 in Episode 67:  For […]

67 – Beekeeping


Consulting fans sort Eurus (or try) into a Hogwarts house. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: Shannon, Rachael, Drinkingcocoa, Finnagain Producer: Shannon, Editor: Caroline Genie the feral child Ariana Dumbledore This segment was first released on July 1, 2017 in Episode 66:  Conductors of Light Music Credit Unless otherwise indicated, music […]

66 – Sorting Eurus



In this meta segment, we discuss the Mind Palace: its evolution, the people who populate it, and how we understand the show and Sherlock Holmes through it. .  Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: Caroline, Alexxphoenix42, Vex, Monika Krasnorada Producer/Editor: Caroline ASIP, “if it begins anywhere, it begins here” friendship […]

66 – Under The Microscope: The Mind Palace


Our own Smirk reports back on seeing Amanda Abbington’s limited run play, Abigail’s Party.  Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fan: Smirk Producer/Editor: Smirk Mike Leigh on Abigail’s Party Theatre Royal Bath’s Website First look, production photos Richmond Theatre Review from the same night I attended My excited tweet (@chimpsinsocks liked it!!) […]

66 – Squee: Amanda Abbington in “Abigail’s Party”


Finn is live in London with fic author Pennypaperbrain on the Sherlock tours she gives to fellow fans.  Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: Finnagain, Pennypaperbrain Producer://Editor: Finnagain  Penny’s London Sherlock Guidebook The London Sherlock Tour tumblr Using the guide? consider donating to Bipolar UK This segment was first released on July 1, […]

66 – Sherlock’s London with Pennypaperbrain



Fans of the Jolto ship talk about why they love John Watson and James Sholto. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: Cookie, Vanetti, Monika Krasnorada, Bree Producer: Cookie, Editors: Vex, Emma Vanetti on Tumblr and Twitter Monika Krasnorada on Tumblr and ao3 Bree on Tumblr and ao3 Fic recs discussed Wherever Destiny Takes Me, by justacookieofacumberbatch He Dared […]

66 – We Ship It: Jolto (John Watson/James Sholto)


Sherlock’s Classical Music playlist. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: Finnagain, Cookie Producer/Editor: Finnagain This segment was first released on June 1, 2017 in Episode 64:  When I’m 64 Music Credit Unless otherwise indicated, music is available for purchase through online retailers such as amazon.com and iTunes. Sherlock’s Classical Music – Youtube […]

64 – Sherlock’s Classical Music


Interview with Danish acafan who studied female Sherlock fans over 50. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: Shannon, Line Producer: Shannon, Editor: Drinkingcocoa TWC Article: “The florals”: Female fans over 50 in the Sherlock fandom by Line Nybro Petersen Line’s Twitter: thetwistedlip Line’s Academia.Edu Page : https://southerndenmark.academia.edu/LinePetersen Line’s University Webpage […]

64 – From The Notebook of Kitty Riley: Interview with Line Nybro Petersen



Contributors discuss their experiences of being older adults in fandom. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: SundayDuck, Emma, Vex, Meiringal, Alexxphoenix42 Producer: SundayDuck, Editors: SundayDuck, Alexxphoenix42 This segment was first released on June 1, 2017 in Episode 64:  When I’m 64 Music Credit Unless otherwise indicated, music is available for purchase […]

64 – Fans Over 40 Roundtable


Join the moderators of Reading 221B for a live book club-style discussion of a classic Johnlock fanfic. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: TiltedSyllogism, GentleSpirit, Urbanhymnal, Patternofdefiance, + Various 221BCon 2017 Attendees   Editor: Emma Reading 221B community: Tumblr | Livejournal | Dreamwidth The Art of Flatsharing by out_there This […]

64 – Live From 221BCon: Reading 221B


A roundtable discussion of Mrs. Hudson and all her badassery, recorded live at 221B Con 2017. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: Finnagain, Alexxphoenix42, + Various 221BCon 2017 Attendees Editor: SundayDuck Save The Last Dance for Me by Lilith (Citrine) The Delegation of Executive Functions by Molly Synthetic Get […]

64 – Live From 221BCon: Badass Mrs. Hudson



Fan roundtable discussing the Retirementlock genre. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: Alexxphoenix42, CWB, mistyzeo, Mazarin221b Producer/Editor: Alexxphoenix42 Alexxphoenix42’s recs Through the Clouds by Mazarin221b Fine Print by mistyzeo Unbounded Domesticity by mistyzeo Where Else Would I Be? by cwb Honey and Wounds by earlybloomingparentheses parentlock comic by 3bino3 […]

64 – That’s My Genre: Retirementlock


Panelists discuss drugs and poisons in ACD’s time, in the Sherlock Holmes canon, and in subsequent adaptations. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: Smirk, Monica Schmidt, Christopher Zordan Producer: Finnagain, Editor: Caroline The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, by Nicholas Meyer Chasing Heroin (Frontline NBC on opiates) and accompanying article DEA schedule […]

63 – Live from 221B Con: Drugs and Poisons


Plot what plot? Fans discuss the PWP form of fanfic and its importance in our fandom lives. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: Berlynn Wohl, Urban Hymnal, Michi-the-Killer, Cookie Producer/Editor: Vex Slam poetry on fanfic and porn TPP Fandom and Sexuality survey [1][2] The NEW Sherlock Kinkmeme “The Handmaiden” […]

63 – Live from 221B Con: PWPs



Live from 221B Con 2017, panelists discuss the characters of BBC Sherlock, identification with them, and how that affects their relationship with fandom. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: Finnagain, Smirk, B, AlexxPhoenix42, Caroline, and Chelsea Producer/Editor: Drinkingcocoa John never makes tea meta post This segment was first released […]

63 – TPP Live: Identifying with Characters


Panelists discuss Sherlock Holmes and John Watson: why do we love them so? Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: Berlynn Wohl, Chelsea, Boomsherlocka Producer/ Editor: Finnagain Berlynn Wohl’s 73 Johnlock fics Live from Sherlock Seattle: Transposing Sherlock to Different Cultures Will Ferrell’s 2018 “Holmes and Watson“ This segment was […]

63 – Live from 221B Con: The Detective and His Blogger


Smirk walks (or stumbles) us through a drunken retelling of ACD’s The Dying Detective. Listen here or download. Shownotes:   Consulting Fans: Chelsea, SundayDuck, Smirk Producer: Chelsea, Finn, Editor: Chelsea, Finn The Dying Detective Soundtrack music from I am Robot and Proud’s A Proposal to Tune the World to F (Brave […]

62 – Drunk Canon: The Dying Detective



Fanvidders of the Sherlock fandom join us to share their stories, process, inspiration, and tips. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: Caroline, Lesley/Vanetti, Oreo/Superoreoman, Jenn/Duchesscloverly Producer://Editor: Caroline Lesley on Tumblr, video tag (also on my layout sidebar under “Stuff That I Made”), Vimeo, Twitter Superoreoman on tumblr, video tag, […]

62 – Fanvidders



SundayDuck interviews Michelle, creator of Crochet John and Sherlock, about their upcoming nuptials on the eve of 221B Con. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: SundayDuck, Michelle Producer:/Editor: SundayDuck Michelle’s Twitter Cro-Babies’ Tumblr Wedding FAQ Redbubble Etsy registry Spotify playlist This segment was first released on April 1, 2017 in Episode 62:  The […]

62 – From the Notebook of Kitty Riley: Cro-Babies (Michelle)



Fans discuss the crack ships of series 4, starring balloon!John and Shermit. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: Smirk, Vex, JL4L Producer: Smirk, Vex, Editor: DrinkingCocoa Balloon!John Recs Shawleylesres’s huge Balloon!John collection lynatikish’s balloon manips anotherwellkeptsecret’s adorable balloon art and sketch nim-lock’s balloon!johnlock kiss enerjax’s balloon!John art eliosu’s adorable […]

62 – We Ship It: Balloon!John and Shermit


The extended cut version of the Johnlocker Heartbreak panel that aired in episode 61: Emotional Context. Featuring analysis and assessment from fans who expected or hoped for Sherlock and John to become romantically involved in S4. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: Pern_Dragon, Alexxphoenix42, IamJohnlocked4Life, UppityUmbrella Producer: Caroline and […]

61C – Johnlocker Heartbreak – Extended Cut


The extended cut version of the Geek Interpreter panel aired in episode 61: Emotional Context. Fan studies academics Dr. Joseph Brennan, Dr. Lori Morimoto, and Hannah Mueller join consulting fan finnagain to discuss the concept of queerbaiting, its relevance to transformative fandom, how it can come up in fan/creator interactions, […]

61B – Geek Interpreter: Queerbaiting & Transformative Fandom – Extended Cut



The extended cut version of our panel discussion about the “I love you” scene in The Final Problem. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Fans: Emma Grant, Emceefrodis, Anarfea, Bassfanimation, Drinkingcocoa Producer: Drinkingcocoa, Editor: Emma The panel discusses the “I Love You” scene from TFP, including why Eurus chose Molly, whether […]

61A – Under the Microscope: “I Love You” – Extended Cut


A protest-inspired playlist for March. Listen here or download. Spotify 8tracks Shownotes: WBSL Radio: March (1:22:05)↑ Consulting Fans: Chelsea, Smirk, B Producer: Chelsea, B, Editor: B This segment was first release on March 1, 2017 in Episode 61: Emotional Context. It may have been remastered for audibility. Music Credit Unless otherwise indicated, music is […]

61 – WBSL Radio: March


Analysis and assessment from fans who expected or hoped for Sherlock and John to become romantically involved in S4. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Johnlocker Heartbreak (0:51:18)↑ Consulting Fans: Pern_Dragon, Alexxphoenix42, IamJohnlocked4Life, UppityUmbrella Producer: Caroline and ScienceofObsession, Editor: Drinkingcocoa This segment was first release on March 1, 2017 in Episode 61: Emotional Context. […]

61 – Johnlocker Heartbreak