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Erk Pod 205 – Southern Erk & Friends. Show Notes

[Download episode – 60 minutes]

Welcome to episode 205 of Erk Pod. This episode was recorded in two stages.

The episode starts in San Antonio, Texas. Erk is chatting with Jennifer (@epodcaster on Twitter) who founded NaPodPoMo (National Podcasting Post Month) that Erk, Drue, Orange Tim and Squeak took part in last year. She also is currently co-hosting Tech In Twenty. During the chat, we talk Texas, podcasting and a lot more as we walk and talk our way through San Antonio.

The episode then moves across to southern California and the last interviewee of Erk’s American trip, Megan aka Podcast Junky (not surprisingly, @podcastjunky on Twitter). We find out what’s on Megan’s iPod, visiting Disneyland, what Erk didn’t get to see in SoCal and more. Apart from being a Podcast Junky, Megan also produces her own podcast where she tells us what  is on her iPod.


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The Balticon Special That Never Ends – Erk Pod 203 & 204

Welcome to this two part special recorded at Balticon 43 on the weekend of 22-25 May 2009. This special features a whose who of podcasters and podiobook authors (who are authors in their own right) who attended the Con.


Many topics were raised in relation to podcasting, writing, social media and a lot more. Extended interviews with several of the guests will be recorded once Erk returns to Australia. As this was a working Convention, time was very limited so you have many shorter interviews which were a lot of fun to do. While I was familiar with the work of some of the guests, there were some people who were introduced to me and I was interviewing them a couple of minutes later.


Part 1

[Download episode 203 – 65 minutes]


In this part Erk Pod & part Echo Romeo Kilo episode, Erk speaks with the following people:




[Download episode – 135 minutes]


Part 2 is a long episode but it completely full of interviews and not Erk walking around the Con. Interviewees, promos & songs are:


  • R Allen Leider, author of Wicca Girl
  • PROMO: I Should Be Writing podcast by Mur Lafferty
  • Peter Prellwitz, creator of the Shards Universe
  • PROMO: Nina Kimberly the Merciless by Christiana Ellis,
  • Richard White, media tie-in author
  • FLASHBACK: Highlights of the Double Trouble interview last year on Erk Pod Round Table 7 with Erk, Drue the co-host, Orange Tim, Tee Morris & Pip Ballantine
  • Scott Sigler, author & podcaster of various books including Infected, Contagious, Noctural & The Rookie
  • PROMO: Personal Effects: Dark Art by JC Hutchins
  • Devo Spice from The FuMP (Funny Music Project)
  • SONG: Why Are You Friending Me On Facebook? – Devo Spice/The FuMP
  • Mur Lafferty, author & podcaster including I Should Be Writing, Playing For Keeps & the Heaven series 
  • PROMO: The Uber Nemesis part 1
  • Evo Terra, co-founder of, co-writer of Podcasting For Dummies and host of the Evo at 11 podcast.
  • PROMO: Blast From The Past podcast with Erk & Erk;s mum Judy.
  • JR Blackwell – author, podcaster & photographer. And yes folks, that is her on the front cover of Pitcher’s Pendant by Tee Morris!
  • PROMO: The Uber Nemesis part 2
  • Tee Morris, author, podcaster and Uber Nemesis of all podcast authors.
  • JC Hutchins, author & podcaster of the 7th Son series as well as his new book Personal Effects: Dark Arts.
  • PG Holyfield, podcaster & author of Avedon Hill which was nicknamed “the podcast novel that never ends.”

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Erk Pod 202 – Erk on Some Guy’s Couch. Show Notes

[Download episode – 97 minutes]


Welcome to this episode of Erk Pod recorded on Steve’s couch. Steve is the driver of the Some Guys In A Car podcast and he is joined on the couch by Erk & Tim. In this episode, we talk about the podcast, the friendship between the guys, the usual podcaster questions, Steve & Tim’s opinions on various topics and a lot lot more.


This was recorded after episode 201 that was recorded in Steve’s car.

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Episode 201 – Erk In Some Guys Car

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Welcome to episode 201 of Erk Pod which is also episode 40 of Some Guys in a Car. This episode was recorded in Steve’s truck. Normally the guys are only in a car via “the theatre of the mind” but for the first time ever the guys are actually in a car.


Today your driver is Steve, Tim called shotgun & is navigating, Jeff is behind Steve & Erk is behind Tim.



In this episode:


  • Touring DC
  • Erk gets a ride along
  • Steve drives Australian style
  • New Star Trek & Terminator movies 
  • Various movie references
  • Various Police talk


and a lot more!


Check out Some Guys In A Car here

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Erk Pod 199 – Medication please, Mr Podmedic!


[Download episode  – 67 minutes

Welcome to episode 199 of Erk Pod recorded in the Podmedic Ranch. Jamie the Podmedic (@podmedic on Twitter) is the host of the MedicCast podcast where Jamie talks and educates about pre-hospital medical care. But this isn’t Jamie on the MedicCast, it is Jamie on Erk Pod!


You will hear a very different side to Jamie on this episode. 


On this episode:


  • Recording FAIL
  • A segment with Jamie forms part of Erk Pod 196. We had to record Jamie’s segment twice.
  • It’s different talking on Skype compared to together being in the same place
  • Is Jamie related to Sammy Davis Jr?
  • Episode 200 is coming soon and Erk is looking for listener content.
  • New American Voicemail number coming soon?
  • Google Voice
  • Accents
  • Christmas music & Jamie throws out a challenge
  • Erk goes to a baseball game
  • and a lot lot more!

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Erk Pod 198 – Chrissy Unplugged

[Download episode – 70 minutes]


Welcome to episode 198 of Erk Pod. This interview was recorded in a Starbucks in New York City with singer/songwriter Chrissy Coughlin  (@chrissymusic on Twitter). And yes, it is episode 198 despite what Erk says (twice!) in the episode. Erk got distracted again…..


In this wide ranging interview, Erk & Chrissy chat about starting off in music, learning to play the guitar as an adult, moving around & settling down, song writing, album making and a lot lot more. During the interview, you will also hear 3 of Chrissy’s songs as well (Wait For You, Big Log & Do It Out Of Love).



This interview was the result of Erk playing Chrissy’s music on Erk’s music podcast Erk FM. And yet somehow despite it being a music interview, Shawno from Hyper Nonsense still gets a mention!


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Erk Pod 196 – Podcasting in Emergency Services. Show Notes

[Download episode – 68 minutes]


Welcome to episode 196 of Erk Pod. In this episode, Erk talks to 2 of the leading podcasters in Emergency Services.


Firstly, Erk chats with Rick Russotti from the Mitigation Journal podcast  (@mjpodcast on Twitter). Rick’s show takes the “All Hazards Approach” to Emergency Management aimed at both frontline crews (Police, Fire, Medical) as well as support staff and organisations.


Then Erk chats with Jamie the Podmedic about the MedicCast (@podmedic on Twitter). The MedicCast is aimed at providers of pre-hospital care including Paramedics, Ambulance Officers, EMT’s and more. Jamie has appeared on Erk Pod before so some of you may be aware of him. However in upcoming episode 199, we hear a different side to the Podmedic.


In this episode, we talk about the different ways these podcasts help listeners and the work that goes into production & research for each show & a lot more.

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