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


FThe panel discusses the “I Love You” scene from The Final Problem, including why Eurus chose Molly, whether Sherlock meant it, and headcanons about what happened afterward. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Under the Microscope: “I Love You” (2:29:40)↑ Consulting Fans: Emma Grant, Emceefrodis, Anarfea, Bassfanimation, Drinkingcocoa Producer: Drinkingcocoa; Editor: […]

61 – Under the Microscope: “I Love You”


Fan studies academics Dr. Joseph Brennan, Dr. Lori Morimoto, and Hannah Mueller join Finnagain to discuss the concept of queerbaiting, its relevance to transformative fandom, how it can come up in fan/creator interactions, and factors in and around the source media that affect that conversation. Listen here or download. Shownotes: […]

61 – Geek Interpreter: Queerbaiting & Transformative Fandom



An interview with the organizers of Tumblr-based charity auction Fandom Trumps Hate, held in the wake of the US Presidential Election. Listen here or download. Shownotes: From the Notebook of Kitty Riley: Fandom Trumps Hate (0:19:07)↑ Consulting Fans: SundayDuck, Winter, Tilted Syllogism, Vulgarweed Producer: SundayDuck, Editor: SundayDuck, B This segment […]

61 – From the Notebook of Kitty Riley: Fandom Trumps Hate


Consulting fans take the fandom temperature of several ships, old and new, now that series 4 is over. Listen here or download. Shownotes: We Ship It: State of the Ships Post-series 4 (2:13:05)↑ Consulting Fans: Emma, DrinkingCocoa, Science, Smirk, and Vex Producer/Editor: Emma   This segment was first released on […]

60 – We Ship It: State of the Ships Post-series 4


Recorded live at Sherlock Seattle 2016: Panelists QueerWatson, Lauren Karp, Krispy Bits and Caroline discuss gender changes in the Sherlock Holmes adaptations. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Live from Sherlock Seattle: Gender Changes in Holmes Adaptations (1:25:56)↑ Consulting Fans: QueerWatson, Lauren Karp, Caroline, Krispy Bits Producer/Editor: finnagain Note: This segment […]

60 – Live from Sherlock Seattle: Gender Changes in Holmes Adaptations



SundayDuck interviews our own Alexxphoenix42 about providing fic rec lists to the rec-hungry masses on Tumblr. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Notebook of Kitty Riley: Interview with AlexxPhoenix42 (0:52:43)↑ Consulting Fans: AlexxPhoenix42, SundayDuck Producer/Editor: SundayDuck Alexx’s master list of fic recs Cupidford’s fic recs SwissMiss’s fic recs This segment was first released on […]

60 – From the Notebook of Kitty Riley: Interview with AlexxPhoenix42


Emma and Chelsea discuss ways to find a beta reader when you’re new to the fandom and don’t know anyone yet. Listen here or download. Shownotes: Consulting Writers (2:01:05)↑ Consulting Fans: Emma, Chelsea Producer: Emma, Editor: Chelsea Beta Finder on tumblr (on hiatus) Find Me a Beta on livejournal Beta Reader […]

60 – Consulting Writers


With just a bit of time to reflect, consulting fans discuss their reactions to series 4 as a whole. Listen here or download. SHOWNOTES: Series 4 Reaction Roundtable (0:11:38)↑ Consulting Fans: Shannon, Qui, Chelsea, Drinkingcocoa Producer: Shannon, Editor: Drinkingcocoa Moriarty Entering To twitter 221B Explode To twitter Sherlock and Molly […]

60 – Reaction Roundtable: Series 4