A few weeks ago, I conducted an interview with Jamie the Podmedic who is the host of the MedicCast podcast. The MedicCast is designed for people involved in pre-hospital medical care including Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s), Paramedics and more. Jamie is based in the US but has a world wide audience which led to two interviews being conducted between us.
The first interview was Jamie interviewing me for the MedicCast where I talk a little about my role in the NSW Rural Fire Service as a volunteer Communications Supervisor. In the US, Fire and Ambulance (EMS) can be combined in the same service throughout the country ranging from large well known service like the FDNY as well as local volunteer services such as Jamie’s where he is a volunteer EMT. However here is Australia, the Fire and EMS (Ambulance) services are usually separate and this was of interest to Jamie. This interview is featured in the current episode of the MedicCast (episode 111) and is available here. Also, Jamie promotes Erk Pod as the link of the week. I am hoping to have access to this audio courtesy of Jamie for my listeners and if this is the case, that will be Erk Pod episode 83. The majority of this interview is based on my NSW experience but is similar to other Australian states.
After Jamie interviewed me for his show, I interviewed him for Erk Pod. This is a longer interview where we talk about podcasting and a lot more behind the scenes info about Jamie’s Emergency Services experiences. This features as Erk Pod episode 84.
Once again, thank you to Jamie for his time and I also enjoyed speaking with him. I look forward to hearing any feedback from MedicCast listeners. If you are a MedicCast listener visiting Erk Pod for the first time, “G’day and welcome!”
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.
Erk & Drue
Leigh the Voice Over Guy (Round Table 1, Erk’s Voice Over Guy)
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.
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.
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
Introduction to Newcastle
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
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)
Above – the setup
Above – Drue
Above – Leigh the Voice Over Guy
Above – Erk
Above – Drue (left) & Leigh the Voice Over Guy (right)
Erk Pod Round Table 3 is the March edition of the Round Table concept. Erk and Drue get together a group of people both in the Erk Pod Studio and via the interweb to talk about various issues. Erk Pod Round Table 3 will commence at 3pm Sydney time on Saturday 29 March 2008.
As an experiment, I will try streaming live audio on Ustream. When it is live, click on the player below to hear us live after the start of the broadcast at 3pm!