Episode 1: Birthdays are Boring

Birthdays are Boring
Our Inaugural Episode Just in Time for Sherlock’s Birthday

Our first episode, featuring an interview with IvyBlossom, the secrets of creating mind palaces, and our first shot at sorting Sherlock into a Hogwarts house. Show notes, links, and more under the cut.

Art by Fox Estacado

0:00:00 Host Opening
0:21:40 The Coroner’s Report
0:24:32 From the Notebook of Kitty Riley
1:02:16 243 Types of Tobacco Ash
1:11:52 Sorting Sherlock
1:49:48 That’s My Division
1:52:53 Post Mortem

Host Opening – (0:00)
Consulting Fans: Rachael, Dixie, Emma Grant, Shannon
– Fellow Sherlock BBC addicts gather for treatment squee and support
– Overview of what’s to come from the Three Patch Podcast
– Fans and enthusiasts: Upon the Clear Distinction Between Fandom and the Baker Street Irregulars

The Coroner’s Report – (21:40)
Consulting Fan: Octopieces
– Collider – Interview with Dan Lin on “Sherlock Holmes 3”
– Digital Spy – “Sherlock Producer Confirms Delay – Air Dates Won’t Be Affected”
– NerdReactor – “Benedict Cumberbatch Gets Cuffed on Empire’s Cover”
Cabin Pressure Season 4 Broadcast
– The Presenting of Lemons and Landmarks (on YouTube)

From the Notebook of Kitty Riley – (24:32)
Consulting Fan: Emma Grant
Guest: Ivyblossom
– Ivyblossom on AO3 and Tumblr
– Ivyblossom fics discussed: The Progress of Sherlock Holmes and The Quiet Man
Meta on a gifset

243 Types of Tobacco Ash – (1:02:16)
Consulting Fan: Methleigh
– The secrets of mind palaces (and memorizing card decks to amaze yourself and your friends)
– Citations: The Art of Memory by Frances Yates and Sal Piacente
– See 243 Types of Tobacco Ash: Further Information for additional content

Sorting Sherlock – (1:11:52)
Consulting Fans: Shannon, Fox Estacado, Methleigh, The Queen of Hearts
– In this episode, the consulting fans discuss sorting Sherlock himself
Harry Potter Astrology

That’s My Division – (1:49:48)
Consulting Fan: Kat
– Marysutherland’s Harry/Molly sequence
Histories, the story recommended in this episode

Post Mortem – (1:52:53)
Consulting Fans: Rachael, Dixie, Emma Grant, Shannon
– In search of Anderson
– Our plans for monthly episodes
– John’s reaction when he meets Sherlock in series 3: Slug or hug?

Other consulting fans are encouraged to contribute to the discussion by posting comments on our various social media outlets, sending email, or leaving voicemail. Here’s where you can reach us:

Web: Three Patch Podcast web site
E-mail: bored@three-patch.com
Twitter: @threepatch
Tumblr: threepatchpodcast.tumblr.com
Livejournal: Three Patch Podcast LJ Community
Facebook: Three Patch Podcast Facebook page
Skype Username: threepatch.podcast


Transcripts of this episode will be available at three-patch.com.


Host Opening: David Arnold and Michael Price, Sherlock: Original Television Soundtrack Music From Series One: Opening Titles from Sherlockology and arranged by Aled Wyn Clark (get the soundtrack here)
The Coroner’s Report: Breaking News, News Music (get it here)
From the Notebook of Kitty Riley: Miles Davis, Kind of Blue: So What (get it here)
243 Types of Tobacco Ash: Camille Saint Saëns/ Performed by Kevin MacLeod, Danse Macabre: Danse Macabre – Violin Hook (get it here)
Sorting Sherlock: David Arnold and Michael Price, Sherlock: Original Television Soundtrack Music From Series One: The Game is On (get it here)
That’s My Division: John Coltrane, My Favorite Things [Deluxe Edition]: My Favorite Things, Part 1 (get it here)
Post Mortem: Bee Gees, Saturday Night Fever [The Original Movie Soundtrack]: Stayin’ Alive (get it here)


Attribution Etc.
All original content: Copyright Three Patch Productions. Promotional graphics were created by Fox Estacado. See our Terms for details on use.

Suggested Citation Format: Three Patch Productions (Producer). (2013, January 6). Birthdays are Boring [Episode 1]. Three Patch Podcast. Podcast retrieved from http://www.three-patch.com/2013/01/06/episode-1/


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16 thoughts on “Episode 1: Birthdays are Boring

  • Alicia

    I’ve already flailed about this over on tumblr. I’m not even halfway through listening. I just wanted to say thank you! Thank you for this.

    I’m not stranger to fandoms or fandom podcasts but BBC Sherlock seems to be home to the most unique and talented group of fans, writers and artists I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. It’s also been the hardest fandom to be part of. WE ARE THE WAITING! This podcast will surely ease some of the pain.

    Back to listening, now.

    -Alicia (also known as Cloama to most of the internet)

  • Ruth0007

    A very enjoyable podcast! It had a balanced sampling of fan topics and was just plain fun. I’ve listened to Mugglenet’s podcast before and this reminded me of that. It will be nice to have a place to “meet” as a fandom community, especially during this waiting period.

    I particularly enjoyed the author interview segment and her insights into how the fandom and fans construct their own meanings. In acting, the word actors use to describe their inner life and motivations is subtext, and yes I like that authors explore that too. That’s one of the things I love about reading fanfic. (What’s fun for actors is that while good ones take the time to create this, an actor doesn’t have to share this information with anyone. But fellow actors can play off it and audiences benefit from watching an actor’s reactions. I’m thinking of that scene in Kitty’s apartment and the look Moriarty gives Sherlock and then Sherlock’s glare back.). I also loved the topic of gifs and how authors can create meaning from even the briefest of interactions.

    The section on sorting Sherlock into an HP House was a funny and brilliant fan crossover idea. I felt like I was part of the discussion just listening. Will you be taking audience questions or input if you know the topic in advance?

    I also liked the rec section from Holyfant. Will you take audience recs as well?

    *claps* Anyway, kudos to all of you for a job well done. I look forward to more.

  • drinkingcocoa

    This was such a wild ride! Every segment was fascinating in its own specific way and made me proud to be in a fandom of such depth and brilliance. For my taste, there’s no limit to how complex or controversial or cerebral this podcast can or should go. It’s so satisfying. And I love the shameless joy of it all. Especially Dixie saying “Oh god, yes.” Yes, yes and yes. Thank you guys for your tremendous hard work.

  • Mo

    I was excited to try this, but immediately it was stated that this fantasy of making up homosexual relationships for shows where there’s zero basis for doing so was going to be part of it. I’ve never been able to fathom why this is such an obsession for female fans regarding male characters. (I have no idea whether males do this regarding female characters.) How tiresome it is to see it everywhere, in every fandom.

    Thank you for stating it up front.

  • Tealightwhimsy

    As with Snapecast, I find your balance of purely fun squee and intelligent conversation most enjoyable! Thank you for putting this together!

  • ShortlockHolmes

    Just popping in to say this is the most brilliant thing I’ve seen in a while, and thank you so much for coming up with this idea. I loved podcasts since the Baker Street Babes, and I’m glad there are other people doing this as well. It’s just so wonderful to listen to other fans, using a different attack. So kudos to you all!

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