Does In GAD We Trust have a hype train? If so, stoke the conductor, point the rails, wake up the boiler, and do other train things, because episode 27 is here and Nick Cardillo wants to talk about the impossible crime on screen.
Written down, the impossible crime — sometimes called the “miracle problem” when no crime had been committed but something at odds with the laws of nature and probability has occurred — has a rich a varied history of brilliant and complex examples that are thrilling to experience. On the screen…less so. So Nick wanted to examine this, and we did.
We also managed to veer around a few associated topics (the use of humour in the Henry Merrivale novels of John Dickson Carr, for one), and kept free of spoilers for everything discussed, so hopefully there’s something here for you if the seeing impossible done doesn’t fire your interest, you massive weirdo (I jest, I jest; I’m sure someone somewhere probably thinks you’re grand).
Thanks go to Nick for his time — you can find his Kickstarter for The Improbable Casebook of Sherlock Holmes here — to Jonny Berliner for the music, and to you for your continued (or new — welcome!) interest in these episodes.
More podcast soon — stay safe.