Segments


Each episode of the Three Patch Podcast consists of several different segments. Not every segment will show up in each episode, but we hope to provide a nice mix. Here is an overview of some of our regularly scheduled content. Individual recordings of most segments can be found and listened to in our audio archive The Casefiles.

Host Opening

The hosts of the episode kick things off, chit chat for a bit, and introduce what’s to come in the episode

Coroner’s Report

A report out on the latest in Sherlock BBC news.

From the Notebook of Kitty Riley

Interview segment in which Consulting Fans get a chance to interview (and possibly fangirl/fanboy) a member of the Sherlock fandom.

  • Episode 1: Birthdays are Boring | Ivyblossom
  • Episode 3: March Moriarty Madness | Berlynn Wohl
  • Episode 4: Everyone’s an Idiot | Madlori
  • Episode 6: It’s All Fine | Mydwynter
  • Episode 7: Could Be Dangerous | Emma Grant
  • Episode 7.5: Could Still Be Dangerous | Lynette Porter; Emma Grant
  • Episode 8: What’s it Like in Your Funny Little Brains? | Daasgrrl
  • Episode 9: Come at Once | Keeliethompson1; Reapersun
  • Episode 12: Imagine the Christmas Dinners | Sherlockology; Abundantlyqueer
  • Episode 19: The Game is Never Over | Inspiral and Orestes
  • Episode 20: The Elephant in the Room | Kristen Murphy of OTW
  • Episode 21: You’re Always Clever, Mary | LaylaNovember and MercurialKnitty of 221B on Ravelry
  • Episode 25: The Wall Had It Coming | Redscharlach
  • Episode 26: Fanworks for Fun and Profit | Diane Duane
  • Episode 29: The Smart One | The Gatiss Guild
  • Episode 32: New Year, New Sherlock | Geny/dudeufugly
  • Episode 34: Swan or Sydney Opera House? | Ariane Devere; Pei/sodelightfully
  • Episode 35: The Bitter Brother | Zasha/bulecelup
  • Episode 37: Sherlock’s on Holiday | Jinglebell
  • Episode 38: The Greek Interpreted | Beautifulfiction; Littleowls3
  • Episode 39: Back to School | Janina Scarlet
  • Episode 42: DON’T PANIC | Mid0nz
  • Episode 43: From the Beginning Then? | Forsciencejohn; Heimishtheidealhusband

Sorting Sherlock

Character analysis segment in which Consulting Fans have a roundtable discussion about a particular Sherlock BBC character and which Hogwarts house he or she might be sorted into.

The Geek Interpreter

An open-ended study in fandom, with a look at how fandom and real life interact and how we’ve gotten to the fandom we know now

  1. Episode 42: DON’T PANIC | From Kirk/Spock to Johnlock
  2. Episode 43: From the Beginning Then? | Sherlockians

Consulting Writers

Consult one of the many fanfic and pro writers at our disposal in this writerly Dear Abby advice column.

  • Episode 38: The Greek Interpreted
  • Episode 39: Back to School
  • Episode 40: Sexpisode 3(some)
  • Episode 42: DON’T PANIC

Mrs. Hudson’s Extreme Crafting and Cooking

Learn how to save the world with a pair of knitting needles…or just make some amazing Sherlockian baked goods, this is our segment celebrating crafty fanworks.

  • Episode 2: Kissing is Tedious | intro
  • Episode 3: March Moriarty Madness | IOU apple
  • Episode 5: I’ll Be Mother | 221B Con and cosplay
  • Episode 6.5: It’s All Still Fine | Sashaforthewin
  • Episode 9: Come at Once | Chocolate anuses
  • Episode 10: Fear and Stimulus | Pumpkin carving and harpooning
  • Episode 11: Married to My Work | Guy Fawkes
  • Episode 22: Live from 221B Con | Dixie’s Arwel-approved fireplace
  • Episode 36: For Fandom! | Speedy’s awning
  • Episode 39: Back to School | Iamjohnlocked4life

Consulting Travelers

Consulting Fans give tips and tricks for your fandom-related travel.

  • Episode 7: Could Be Dangerous | London, part 1
  • Episode 7.5: Could Still Be Dangerous | London, part 2
  • Episode 10: Fear and Stimulus | Creepy film locations outside London
  • Episode 20: The Elephant in the Room | Death Eaters
  • Episode 39: Back to School | London theatre

The Science of Seduction

Shipping segments in which the Consulting Fans have a roundtable discussion focused on a particular pairing in the Sherlock BBC fandom.

  • Episode 2: Kissing is Tedious | Johnlock
  • Episode 11: Married to My Work | Sherlolly
  • Episode 20: The Elephant in the Room | State of the Johnlock Ship
  • Episode 23: Murder, Mystery, Mayhem, and Mystrade | Mystrade
  • Episode 29: The Smart One | Holmescest
  • Episode 37: Sherlock’s on Holiday | Sherstrade
  • Episode 39: Back to School | Viclock
  • Episode 42: DON’T PANIC | Kharthur

That’s My Division

Fan fiction, art, vids, podfic, and other recs from the Consulting Fans. For the Masterpost on recs that came from this and other segments, click here.

A Study in Fanfic

In which we select and discuss a work of fanfic – sort of like a book club, but with an eye toward the larger issues it addresses in fandom. Listeners are invited to join the online discussion on our LiveJournal.

  • Episode 12: Imagine the Christmas Dinners | Consolation
  • Episode 24: Looking for Baby Names | Luminosity
  • Episode 28: Kinktober | Scandalized
  • Episode 32: New Year, New Sherlock | Damage
  • Episode 37: Sherlock’s on Holiday | Lighting Up
  • Episode 40: Sexpisode 3(some) | Beta Release

The Elephant in the Room

A segment focused on divisive topics in the Sherlock community and how we as a fandom can acknowledge and deal with these issues.

  • Episode 20: The Elephant in the Room
  • Episode 23: Murder, Mystery, Mayhem, and Mystrade | Mary
  • Episode 24: Looking for baby Names | Baby Watson

Tube Talks

Some fans spend too much time on public transit.

Post Mortem

The hosts close out the show and open up the mailbag to read and respond to questions, comments, and feedback from listeners.


Retired segments that you may see in our archives

Fans in Film

In which fans who are involved in the film and media industry offer their unique take on fandom and BBC Sherlock.

  • Episode 10: Fear and Stimulus

The Reichenbach Fallout

Meta segment speculating about what really happened at the end of Series 2 and what’s to come in Series 3.

  • Episode 2: Kissing is Tedious
  • Episode 4: Everyone’s an Idiot
  • Episode 6.5: It’s All Still Fine

243 Types of Tobacco Ash

Practical and highly educational segment in which one of the Consulting Fans explains how to master a Sherlockian Skill. For further information on these segments, click here.

  • Episode 1: Birthdays are Boring | Mind palace
  • Episode 2: March Moriarty Madness | Morse code
  • Episode 5: I’ll Be Mother | Science of abduction
  • Episode 7: Could Be Dangerous | Baritsu
  • Episode 10: Fear and Stimulus | Teach yourself violin