Watsonian Weekly: The lead bull pup pulling Watson’s sled (July 6, 2020)

"The Watsonian Weekly" superimposed over image of Watson seated in armchair

Let’s not bury the “lead”: Watson is Canonically naked, the exposed facts in this episode! Also, a pleasant conversation with Beth Gallego, the Boy in Buttons of the John H Watson Society, many of Watson’s words of the week, a slop shop deciphered, and can you really head down to Watsontown? It’s all here!

Regular Features:

  • Watson of the Week: Watsontown, Pennsylvania
  • What’s Watson On About? with Paul Thomas Miller (JHWS “Buck”)
  • Watson’s Word(s) of the Week with Margie Deck (JHWS “Mopsy”)
  • Afootnotes with Robert Perret (JHWS “Sampson”)

Discussed in this episode:

Three-Patch Podcast Episode 106 (Davey Nellist Q&A at 0:28:06)

Hamilton on Disney+

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Blank Page by Leah Guinn

The Watsonian, Fall 2020 submission deadline: Monday, August 17. Need a writing prompt to get you started? We’re looking for articles and stories related to Watson’s life before he became an army surgeon. Who influenced him? Who broke his heart? Who made him the man we came to know? We know so little of Watson’s past that we’re all dying to hear more, so if you have it, let us read it! Email publisher@johnhwatsonsociety.com .

221B Con – April 9-11, 2021

Left Coast Sherlockian Symposium – October 10, 2020

JHWS Meeting on Zoom – July 11, 9am PDT – join us for toasts, a song, a little show-and-tell of Watsonian artifacts, and general merriment and delights of a John H Watson nature. Email podcast@johnwatsonsociety.com for a Zoom invite.

Iliad Books, North Hollywood, CA

Junior Sherlockian Society (Beacon Society)

Beth’s copy of the 1948 BSI-published edition of BLUE:


Scott Monty, JHWS “Woolley”, and Burt Wolder, JHWS “Taylor”, have launched a brand-new podcast called “Trifles” – and we all know there’s nothing more important than trifles!

You might be familiar with them as the hosts of the excellent podcast, “I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere”. How is this different? While IHOSE is a long-format podcast that covers a wide range of happenings in the Sherlockian world, “Trifles” consists of weekly 15-minute episodes focused on Canonical topics.

I’ve listened to the first four episodes and found them delightful. There are so many delicious topics to chew on, so I’m looking forward to many more! Give them a listen and let us know what you think in the comments.