Monthly Archives: April 2009

Erk Pod 186 – Erk on Strange Love Live, Tech Edition (SLL 96)

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Erk is a guest on Strange Love Live with Cami Kaos (@camikaos on Twitter) & Dr Normal (@drnormal on Twitter) in the Strange Love Live studio. Cami asks Erk all sorts of questions about podcasting, Channel Erk & Erk Pod.


There is also video of the episode that you can watch by clicking here. This episode also saw the introduction of a user created Wiki for show notes which you can contribute to live (Strange Love Live is streamed live, Friday 10pm PST). See the wiki here.


Audio & Video courtesy of Dr Normal.


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Erk Pod 185 – Erk Goes To Beer & Blog. Show Notes

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Welcome to episode 185 of Erk Pod. On this episode, Erk goes to Beer and Blog in Portland. There were so many people that we could have spoken to but Erk only had limited time.

During the episode, Erk talks to several people including:

We talk about Beer & Blog, the Portland tech scene, Bar Camp Portland, Web Visions, Open Source Bridge, Back Fence PDXWeekly Access, Strange Love Live, women in tech and a lot more in such a short time.

In the next series of episodes on the Erk Pod/Channel Erk feed, Erk is a guest on Strange Love Live (EP 186/187 which are SLL 96/97). Then on EP 188/189, Erk turns the tables and the interviewee becomes the interviewer.


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Erk on Strange Love Live – TODAY!

I am sitting at the Kaos breakfast nook and am just about to head down the stairs into the Strange Love Live studio with Cami Kaos and Dr Normal. There are two episodes with a 30 minute tech episode first (which will become Erk Pod 186) and then the After Hours episode (which will become Erk Pod episode 187). 


Both shows will be video and audio streamed live. We are due to start at 10pm West Coast US time today (Friday) which is 3pm East Coast Australia time (Saturday).


Watch/listen here.

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Erk on Strange Love Live this weekend

As I type this, I am sitting opposite Strange Love Live host Cami Kaos preparing for my appearance on Strange Love Live this weekend. I have been listening to SLL since NaPodPoMo (aka Nannapoopoo) in November last year. Cami and Dr Normal made an appearance towards the end of Erk Pod Round Table 11 last year and now I am on their turf in Portland, Orgeon!

Each week, Cami and the Doc produce two separate editions of SLL. There is live video streaming with a chat room. There are video and audio versions of the podcast if you can not watch/listen live.

The show opens with a Tech Edition where Cami speaks with someone involved in tech and/or social media. This is usually their latest project. This show runs for 30 minutes.

After a short break, the lights go down and the mood changes as we head into Strange Love Live After Hours. This is where anything could happen with the guest from the Tech Edition as well as interaction with the studio audience and online viewers/listeners. After Hours can run from 60 to 90 minutes depending on the guest.

So where I fit into all of this? Well, this week, it is my turn to be the guest on the show. The Tech Edition will mostly likely be us taking about Erk Pod and Channel Erk and I think that between Cami, Dr Normal and I, After Hours is going to be a lot of fun, too.

The Tech Edition with Erk commences at 10pm West Coast US time on this Friday which is 3pm East Coast Australia time on Saturday afternoon. This will be followed by After Hours.

The current plan is for the next episode of Erk Pod to be recorded some time before SLL on Friday with me chatting with Cami and Doc about their show. This would be episode 185 of Erk Pod. Hopefully I will be able to include both SLL versions with Erk on the Erk Pod/Channel Erk feeds so that will be Erk Pod 186 (Tech) and Erk Pod 187 (After Hours).

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Erk Pod 184 – “Where Are You Going To Go – Idaho City?” Show Notes

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Erk Pod episode 184 – 91 minutes

Welcome to episode 184 of Erk Pod. My special guest and Idaho Tour Guide is Tiggr from the Tiggrz Travels Blog. Tiggr appeared on Round Tables 10, 11 & 12 last year.

During the last few days, Tiggr has been showing Erk around the state of Idaho and this episode is a result of the various tours and attractions they have seen. Hi to the various people that we have seen and spoken to.

To visit Tiggr’s blog click here or follow her on Twitter @tiggr


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Erk Pod 183 – Erk Gets Naughty. Show Notes

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Erk Pod 183 – 100 minutes

Welcome to episode 183 of Erk Pod. This podcasts contains two guys called Eric for the price of one.

Erk is in Reno NV and met up with Eric in San Francisco. Eric is the host of the Let’s Get Naughty podcast which takes a humourous look at sex. During the show, we talk about Let’s Get Naughty, Eric talking to pron stars, Second Life, podcasting, Eric’s music and a lot more in a wide ranging interview. We also talk about San Francisco.

Find Let’s Get Naughty with Eric and Lisa (Eric’s wife) at

At the end of the show, we feature Erk’s favourite song of Eric’s called “I’ve Got A Guitar and I Know How To Use It.” To listen to more of Eric’s music, click here. Also courtesy of Eric, you can get a free song here and/or a US $3 discount on his latest album by clicking here and using discount code H36T5YRB.

Thank you Eric for recording and producing the episode.


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Erk Pod 182 – Grammar Girl Interview

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Erk Pod episode 182 – 55 minutes

Welcome to episode 182 181 oh wait it is actually 182 of Erk Pod which was recorded in Reno, Nevada. Erk’s special guest is Mignon Fogarty who is better known in podcasting as Grammar Girl.

I have been listening to the Grammar Girl podcast for about 18 months or so. It was one of the first podcasts that I found to listen to once I’d started listening to podcasts that aren’t produced by radio stations.

During the extended chat, we talk about the Grammar Girl podcast, audio book and podcast. And yes, Erk has indeed read the book! We also talk about appearing on Oprah (Mignon, not me), the writing and audiobook recording process and more. We also talk about Erk’s current location, Reno.

Overall, it was an awesome way to spend an afternoon and I enjoyed this interview. Hopefully I don’t come across as being too much of a fanboy!

Grammar Girl podcast website

Behind the Grammar – Mignon’s non Grammar Girl blog

Book info – Grammar Girl’s Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Follow Mignon on Twitter @GrammarGirl


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