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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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Announcement – Balticon 43 Special Coming Soon

Folks, I have just finished a massive week in the Baltimore & DC areas. I recorded two episodes of Erk Pod with Jamie the Podmedic (half of 196 & 199). I also had a Police ride along and two episodes of Erk Pod (201 & 202) with Some Guys in a Car. I also did some touristy things in Washington DC.

Then I spent the next 3 and a half days at Balticon. During this time, I was going to various podcasting and new media sessions to meet people, learn more as well as offer some of my experiences. I did learn a lot, I didn’t sleep a lot and I was inspired even more than usual and am uber excited about podcasting (again, more than usual).

Needless to say, this has meant that meant that over the past week, there have been no travel entries and (until tonight) no new Flickr photos. But when you hear the line up of people I interviewed to appear on Erk Pod during “The Balticon Special That Never Ends”, you’ll know why I am excited.

Even though the aim was for short interviews, there are many of them. Regular Erk Pod/Channel Erk listeners will know that my interviews are usually longer and fun to do but Balticon wasn’t the place for long, fun interviews. So instead, Balticon was a juggling act. It was fun to try to be in the same spot as another person in a suitable location. It was fun having people refer other people to me who I didn’t know of before hand.

So here’s the plan……

Most likely, there will be 2 episodes of Balticon related content. They will be played in the order they were recorded. They will appear on the Erk Pod and the Channel Erk feeds. There will be some related music, too. Most likely, these will be episodes 203 & 204 to be released later this week.

For the people who were interviewed or are fans of a particular person, the interviews will also be available separately but ONLY from the Erk Pod website ( where they can be downloaded or played directly. The separated files WILL NOT be in the Channel Erk or Erk Pod feeds. After all, you’ll be listening to the full episodes, right? Any of the people who appear are more than welcome to place their interview or the entire episode onto their website and into their feeds.

So who is on the list? Man, what a list! It includes but is not limited to:

And better still, once I return home to Australia and everyone who went to Balticon gets some sleep, I plan to have extended interviews with people from “The Balticon Special 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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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 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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Erk Pod 188/189 – Erk in Cami’s Chair. Show Notes

[Download part 1 – episode 188]

[Download part 2 – episode 189]

Welcome to a 2 part special following on from Erk’s appearance on Strange Love Live (Erk Pod 186/187, Strange Love Live 96/97). On this special, Erk sits in the host’s chair and asks the questions of Strange Love Live host Cami Kaos & producer Dr Norrmal. We discuss Strange Love Live’s growth from an audio only podcast into the audio and video format that it is today.

In honour of the fact that it is an audio episode or two, Cami doesn’t have to worry about dressing up. Dr Normal doesn’t have to worry about streaming and Erk doesn’t have to worry about what to do with his hands.

Apart from this behind the scenes look into Kaos World, we discuss Erk’s appearance on Strange Love Live and his time in Portland, Vegemite, food and drink and a lot more.


So what happens when Dr Normal gets taken out of his comfort zone? What is Cami drinking? And did they learn anything about Australia & Erk?


Sit back and relax and enjoy!


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