with Craig Getting and Andrew Cunningham

Episode 039: The Hound of the Baskervilles


In 1893, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "killed" Sherlock Holmes. Eight years

later, the popular detective returned in The Hound of the Baskervilles,

much to the delight of Doyle's mother.

Why was Doyle unable to abandon his creation? Why have the zany detective

and his Everyman sidekick Watson endured for over a century? Maybe we'll

answer those questions. At the very least, we'll talk about how nerds have

kept the crime-fighting duo alive for new generations to enjoy in print and


In this week's episode, we'll also discuss the adventures of Sir Arthur

"Iggy" Conan Doyle, Professor Challenge, nerd rage, and (last but not

least) hellhounds.