Round Table 03 – 29 March 2008

Welcome to the show notes for Erk Pod Round Table 3. Erk Pod Round Table is a monthly recording of Erk Pod with guests in the studio and via Skype. Topics in this session were wide and varied compared to the first 2 Round Tables that had a tech/gaming/computer slant. Thank you to everyone who took part in the discussion throughout the recording. It was a lot of fun! Thank you to Drue, Richard & Pat for their assistance in relation to the audio post production.

Erk Pod Round Table 3

  • Date: Saturday 29 March 2008
  • Commenced approx 3.20pm Sydney time & concluded at 8.45pm.
  • This will be split into various episodes
  • The recording was also streamed on UStream as a trial and it appeared to work well.

HOSTS

  • Erk & Drue

GUESTS

  • Leigh the Voice Over Guy (Round Table 1, Erk’s Voice Over Guy)
  • Nath (Round Table 2)
  • BJ (Round Table 2, episode 89)
  • Rodney Farva (Erk Pod debut)
  • Pete the Workie (Erk Pod debut)
  • Mr Westinghouse (Erk Pod debut)
  • EOPS Dude (Erk Pod debut)
  • Richard, host of the Wasting Time podcast (Erk Pod interview episodes 77/78, Round Table 2)
  • Natalie, author of The Bruising Adventures of Girl Clumsy blog (Erk Pod debut)


Topics that were discussed included but not limited to:

  • Stupid criminals
  • Sport
  • Commuting and Work
  • TV
  • Media coverage
  • Behind the scenes of radio
  • Law & Order
  • Missing Persons
  • Environment
  • Podcasting
  • Very very little tech although sometimes it was very close to the line in the sand

Articles sourced from various News Limited publications plus the interweb.

PART 1 – ERK POD MAXI EPISODE 92


Welcome to part 1 of Erk Pod Round Table 3 held at the Erk Pod Studio on Saturday 29 March 2008. Thank you to all the guests via Skype. In part 1:

  • Duration: 48 minutes
  • Hosts: Erk & Drue
  • Part 1 Guests: Nath, EOPS Dude (both briefly), Pete the Workie, BJ, Richard (host of the Wasting Time podcast)
  • As a trial, video and audio was also being streamed live via uStream. We started recording the stream before the main recording so “it is what it is” but for most of it, it is Erk sitting in front of the camera. I have taken the recorded stream for a while until I figure out what I am going to do with it.

Topics included:

  • Introductions
  • Pete the Workie goes shopping live on Erk Pod but not before getting outpaced by a motorised wheelchair
  • Shiftwork study tells us what we already know
  • Dumb criminal in Chicago was prepared to wait for the boss of the place he was going to rob
  • Richard had an Australian story for us but it turns out that it was a guy in New Zealand. Erk & Drue therefore stole Richard’s story without anyone knowing about it
  • TSA Bob tells us about a Macbook Air (watch the You Tube video below) and security processes and we compare airport security in Australia & the US

Above – Blogger Bob from the TSA

Above – Here’s a photo of a guy (not the one in the New Zealand story) posing with a wombat. This will give Richard an idea of the size that a wombat can grow to and how it compares to a human.

PART 2 – ERK POD MAXI EPISODE 93


Welcome to part 2 of Erk Pod Round Table 3 that was held on Saturday 29 March 2008. Thank you to all of our guests who appeared throughout the afternoon/night.

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Hosts: Erk & Drue
  • Guests: Richard, BJ, Mr Westinghouse

Topics in this part included:

  • More TSA Blogger Bob & airport security
  • Speed cameras and automatic vehicle ID
  • Speeding
  • Introduction to Newcastle
  • Commuting
  • Australia’s Longest Commute?
  • Man gets caught in a car that was his own but came up stolen
  • Girl has a car crash in her mother’s car
  • Plastic Jesus and Dancing Elvis
  • Australian Gladiators
  • National Bingo Night and the “No Bingo” Guy (see You Tube video)
  • Is “No Bingo Guy” going to visit Richard?
The “No Bingo” Guy from Australia’s Biggest Night of Bingo (or whatever it was called)

PART 3 – ERK POD MAXI EPISODE 94


Welcome to part 3 of Erk Pod Round Table 3 that was held on Saturday 29 March 2008. Thank you to all of our guests who appeared throughout the afternoon/night.

  • Duration: 63 minutes
  • Hosts: Erk & Drue
  • Guests: Leigh the Voice Over Guy, Richard, BJ, Mr Westinghouse, Natalie

Topics in this part included:

  • National Bingo Night (continued)
  • Intercom stories
  • Leigh the Voice Over Guy & Natalie share some radio stories and discusses some related topics
  • Natalie climbs aboard the Starship Enterprise and introduces herself
  • World Catholic Youth Day
  • Erk thinks of a novel way to get Richard to Australia
  • The Pope Boat, the Pope Mobile, the Pope Ramp and the Pope Bubble
  • Alternatives to World Catholic Youth Day
  • Easter Show and School Holidays

PART 4 – ERK POD MAXI EPISODE 95


Welcome to part 4 of Erk Pod Round Table 3 that was held on Saturday 29 March 2008. Thank you to all of our guests who appeared throughout the afternoon/night.

  • Duration: 58 minutes
  • Hosts: Erk & Drue
  • Guests: Leigh the Voice Over Guy, Richard, BJ, Mr Westinghouse, Natalie

Topics in this part included:

  • Natalie on TV
  • The aftermath of the Brisbane streaker at the cricket & Natalie’s first media scrum
  • Behind the scenes at a media scrum and a press conference
  • Going to court for something to do. Drue’s looking for someone to go with him
  • “The Naked News” newsreaders
  • “The Barbie Bandits”
  • Juvenile crime compared to adult crime
  • Erk’s Yes/No Missing Person Quiz – NO GOOGLING!
  • How does the media influence the public
  • Missing persons
  • Parents go away for a weekend away, daughter thinks the parents are dead. Parents show up

PART 5 – ERK POD MAXI EPISODE 96 (FINAL)


Welcome to the 5th and final part of Erk Pod Round Table 3 that was held on Saturday 29 March 2008. Thank you to all of our guests who appeared throughout the afternoon/night.

  • Duration: 1 hour 28 minutes
  • Hosts: Erk & Drue
  • Guests: Leigh the Voice Over Guy, Richard, Mr Westinghouse, Natalie, Nathan, Rodney Farva

Topics in this part included:

  • Earth Hour – Good thing or waste of time?
  • 6 Degrees of Separation
  • Missing Persons (continued)
  • The Amber Alert
  • Richard thought Erk was driving at 90mph during Erk Pod Maxi episode 91
  • Nathan returns after a sleep
  • Alien Erk returns
  • Leigh’s John Laws voice
  • Leigh doesn’t always like listening to himself when other people are around
  • Reading the news to an audience and on roller coasters
  • Sport updates on the radio
  • Live News with Nathan
  • Smoking computer (Rod) and dishwasher (Drue)
  • Super Troopers & Police Academy & Reno 911
  • When cops screw up
  • Rod’s EEE PC report
  • Nathan’s a really hot blonde
  • Erk and Natalie speak some Get Thisese
  • Erk thinks he has got Richard some more listeners
  • So what photos would Natalie be able to shoot in Brisbane’s darkness for Earth Hour?
  • Erk thinks of a new hour to celebrate
  • Goodnight, interweb! Thank you everyone!

Above – This is not Nathan with his EEE PC!

GENERAL STUDIO PHOTOS

Above – the setup
Above – Drue
Above – Leigh the Voice Over Guy
Above – Erk
Above – Drue (left) & Leigh the Voice Over Guy (right)
Above – Erk and his new message board.

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