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Erk Pod

Erk at SLO PD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo – Erk visited the SLO PD, February 2013. It was closed.

 

NOTE: Due to Erk’s time out of Australia in early 2014, Erk Pod will not be heard January – March 2014. That said, Erk will be recording content for the show in America (January/February), Japan (February), Singapore (February), UAE (June), Germany (possibly – June) & London (June). The show will return in the first quarter of 2014. If you follow Erk on the social networks, you will see & hear updates no matter where in the world he is in close to real time.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE – Episodes 25 – 322 will be very gradually being converted to the new format & audio host.

 

Welcome to Erk Pod – Erk’s longest running podcast. Dating way back to 2007, Erk Pod was Erk’s first podcast. At many stages the show has been news & current affairs based & sometimes is based on Erk’s travels. Currently, the focus is on Erk’s travels with a mixture of soundscapes & travel observations. Erk has had overseas trips to the US (2009 & 2013), Europe & Asia (2011), the Caribbean & Mexico (2013) where listeners have come along for the ride.

 

 

 

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    In 2011, Erk visited Europe & the UK for the first time. In mid 2014, Erk is returning for another visit. Traveling via the Middle East for the first time, Erk will be heading into Europe & the UK again. Details to be confirmed but a highlight will surely be repeating a music podcasting pub crawl in London with fellow members of the Association Of Music Podcasting,  

 

Latest Episodes

 

Erk Pod 499 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 41 (San Francisco)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 499. Erk expected to be in San Luis Obispo seeing his good friends Shawno & Jen by this point & be waking up in California. Well, Erk did wake up in California - but bunkered down at the San Francisco airport was not part of the plan.   The plan on the previous episode was to fly Walla Walla - Seattle - Salt Lake City - Phoenix - San Luis Obispo. But due to a faulty de-icing truck, this did not happen. Instead, there was a shuttle van ride over to the Tricity airport, a massive wait there, a flight to Seattle & another layover before a late night flight into San Francisco. Napping at the airport, Erk had to get another plane to San Luis Obispo. Not the plan Erk had in mind!   In case anyone is actually reading this, the next episode is Erk Pod episode 500 & it will be a lllllooooonnnngggg one!

Erk Pod 498 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle (Day 40 – A Long Travel Day)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 498. Leaving one regional American city (Walla Walla, Washington) and heading to another (San Luis Obispo, California), Erk knew that he would not be getting a direct flight between the two cities even though they are on the same coast. During planning of the trip, Erk looked at flying via San Francisco (too expensive) or Los Angeles (did it last year) before settling on a plan. With cost, time & frequent flyer points/credits in his mind, Erk finally settled on a route that while long, satisfied him in terms of sights, cost & miles. Leaving Walla Walla, Erk would first fly to Seattle on Alaska Airlines. He would then fly Seattle - Salt Lake City - Phoenix on Acme then conclude on US Airways Phoenix - San Luis Obispo.   Nice plan, Erk. One faulty deicing truck changed all that.

Erk Pod 497 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle (A Weekend In Walla Walla)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 497. Erk spends the weekend in regional Walla Walla, Washington. So where exactly is Walla Walla & why is Erk there out of all of the places that he could have went to in America?   As Erk finds out, Walla Walla is about an hour's flying time in a turbo-prop driven plane. Depending on which direction you decide to go, you can comfortably drive to either Seattle, Portland, Spokane or Boise in a few hours. It is a very short drive from the Washington/Oregon state border.   Erk is in Walla Walla not for the location (although he comes to like it) but (once again) the company. Erk meets up with music podcasting colleague Justin Wayne from The Justin Wayne Show, makes a snow angel, throws snowballs & sees streets that Mr Plow hasn't visited for days.

Erk Pod 496 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 37 (Seattle – Walla Walla)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 496. Continuing on from the previous episode, Erk is on his way to regional Walla Walla, Washington. With a long layover in Seattle, Erk has a bit of time to do some plane spotting from the terminal as well as a couple of rides on the airport train system. Erk has been through Seattle twice now as of this episode (2009 & 2014), not stopping downtown on either occasion. 

Erk Pod 495 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 37 (Chicago – Minneapolis/St Paul)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 495. It is time for Erk to start the more regional part of his US trip. He is heading from Chicago to Walla Walla, Washington. When booking the trip, Erk knew that he would have to connect to a smaller plane in Seattle to get to Walla Walla but did not know that he would not be able to fly directly from Chicago to Seattle via Acme. Instead, he has to fly elsewhere from Chicago - to Minneapolis/St Paul. Erk is not impressed by this but he is well impressed with the airport during the brief connection. This episode covers the first half of Erk's long travel day enroute to Walla Walla. It was very cold on Erk's arrival!

Erk Pod 494 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 36 (Chicago)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 494 recorded in very cold & snowy Chicago during what is day 36 of Erk's trip. As he says often during the snow covered parts of his trip, Erk doesn't have to do any of the boring, mundane, usual stuff to survive in the snow. He goes outside for a while, walks around, looks for falling ice (and falling ice signs) and when he gets too cold, he goes inside for a while. 

Erk Pod 493 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 35 (Chicago)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 493. Erk's first full day in Chicago, Erk has a hotel that is very convenient location downtown which gives him a great view of the passing trains. It is Erk's first time in Chicago since 2009 & it was spring at that time. Winter in Chicago is very different to Chicago in spring as Erk finds out on day 35 of his adventure. 

Erk Pod 492 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 34 (Chicago)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 492. On this episode, Erk has arrived into Chicago. Not knowing if he would even end up in Chicago, he did not book any accommodation until after arrival. The first thing on the agenda was deciding if the hotel should be close to the airport at Midway (where Erk would be flying in & out of) or downtown. Downtown is where most of the action would be so the search started downtown for a suitable location.   Over the next few days, Erk would hear from the locals that this winter was the worst one that the city had suffered for a while & even on his arrival, Erk believed it. Several people questioned why Erk would even bother with a Chicago winter but it is part of the adventure!

Erk Pod 491 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 34 (Atlanta – Chicago)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 491. After a weekend in Atlanta, Erk's next part of his US tour commences with a first class Acme flight from Atlanta to Chicago. At Atlanta International, Erk is able to celebrate a rare event at an airport. Taking advantage of a good seat & the new personal electronic equipment rules, Erk had a nice flight & a nice view coming into a very cold Chicago. 

Erk Pod 490 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle (A Weekend In Atlanta)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 490. After sailing on 70000 Tons of Metal, Erk flies out of Miami and spends the weekend in Atlanta. Meeting up again with Captain Jeff from the Airline Pilot Guy podcast, together we got to explore the city - or at least the outside of some buildings. Coke Centre? KLOSED. CNN Tour? KLOSED. Aquarium? KLOSED. Thankfully there was a nice place to eat that was open as well as Atlanta's tallest building. Still, the company was awesome & Erk was able to give Jeff an impromptu train driving lesson. In addition, Erk was able to observe Jeff observing what it is like to see a plane land when normally he is on his side of the cockpit door.   Captain Jeff-less on Sunday, Erk explores Atlanta, tours the CNN Centre (highly recommended!) & even tries his hand at newsreading. He spends the evening at Hooters watching the NFL Superbowl. It was a short time but a good time in Atlanta. 

Erk Pod 489 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle – 70000 Tons Of Metal Part 4

by Erk

489 Related posts: Erk Pod 488 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle – 70000 Tons Of Metal Part 3 Erk Pod 487 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle – 70000 Tons Of Metal Part 2 Erk Pod 486 Erk’s Pacamerican Circle – 70000 Tons Of Metal Part 1 Erk Pod 480 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 24 – Erk V New York Erk Pod 454 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 3 – Going Down Down Down To Vegastown Erk Pod 467 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 14 – Go Go Go San Francisco Car! Erk Pod 478 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 22 – Erk’s Flying Away (PDX – ATL – MIA) Erk Pod 475 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 20 – 20 Days Down But Many To Come Erk Pod 473 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 18 – PDX Roller Derby Erk Pod 472 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 18 – Streetcar Saturday In PDX

Erk Pod 488 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle – 70000 Tons Of Metal Part 3

by Erk

488 Related posts: Erk Pod 487 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle – 70000 Tons Of Metal Part 2 Erk Pod 486 Erk’s Pacamerican Circle – 70000 Tons Of Metal Part 1 Erk Pod 480 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 24 – Erk V New York Erk Pod 454 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 3 – Going Down Down Down To Vegastown Erk Pod 467 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 14 – Go Go Go San Francisco Car! Erk Pod 478 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 22 – Erk’s Flying Away (PDX – ATL – MIA) Erk Pod 475 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 20 – 20 Days Down But Many To Come Erk Pod 484 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 26 – Erk’s Flying To Miami Erk Pod 473 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 18 – PDX Roller Derby Erk Pod 472 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 18 – Streetcar Saturday In PDX

Erk Pod 487 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle – 70000 Tons Of Metal Part 2

by Erk

                  Welcome to Erk Pod episode 487. This episode was recorded on 70000 Tons of Metal on the cruise ship Majesty Of The Seas. It is designed for people who aren’t into the metal music that is featured on board however are still interested in what happened onboard. Erk provides a behind the scenes look at what happens on the ship although there is an element of “What happens on the ship stays on the ship.” Related posts: Erk Pod 486 Erk’s Pacamerican Circle – 70000 Tons Of Metal Part 1 Erk FM: Metal Monday 130 – 70000 Tons Of Metal (Part 4) Erk FM: Metal Monday 127 – 70000 Tons Of Metal 2014 (Part 1) Erk FM: Metal Monday 131 – 70000 Tons Of Metal (Part 5) Erk FM: Metal Monday 97 – 70000 Tons Of Shuffle Erk FM: Metal Monday 129 – 70000 Tons Of Metal 2014 (Part 3) Erk FM: Metal Monday 128 – 70000 Tons Of Metal 2014 (Part 2) Erk FM: Metal Monday 79 – Back From 70000 Tons! Erk Pod 483 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 26 – A New York Morning Minute Erk Pod 484 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 26 – Erk’s Flying To Miami

Erk Pod 486 Erk’s Pacamerican Circle – 70000 Tons Of Metal Part 1

by Erk

                    Welcome to Erk Pod episode 486. This episode was recorded on 70000 Tons of Metal on the cruise ship Majesty Of The Seas. It is designed for people who aren’t into the metal music that is featured on board however are still interested in what happened onboard. Erk provides a behind the scenes look at what happens on the ship although there is an element of “What happens on the ship stays on the ship.” Related posts: Erk Pod 487 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle – 70000 Tons Of Metal Part 2 Erk FM: Metal Monday 130 – 70000 Tons Of Metal (Part 4) Erk FM: Metal Monday 127 – 70000 Tons Of Metal 2014 (Part 1) Erk FM: Metal Monday 131 – 70000 Tons Of Metal (Part 5) Erk FM: Metal Monday 97 – 70000 Tons Of Shuffle Erk FM: Metal Monday 129 – 70000 Tons Of Metal 2014 (Part 3) Erk FM: Metal Monday 128 – 70000 Tons Of Metal 2014 (Part 2) Erk FM: Metal Monday 79 – Back From 70000 Tons! Erk Pod 483 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 26 – A New York Morning Minute Erk Pod 484 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 26 – Erk’s Flying To Miami

Erk Pod 485 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 27 – Miami! Denied!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 485. Erk should be in the airport hotel in Miami relaxing before 70000 Tons & Metal. However, he is in Atlanta. The first plane from New York to Atlanta departed late & the connecting flight from Atlanta to Miami was not held. So the plane left without Erk. So he will be overnighting in Atlanta instead with an early morning flight to Miami. Needless to say, Erk is not happy. 

Erk Pod 484 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 26 – Erk’s Flying To Miami

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 484. After a short time but a good time in New York, Erk is heading to Miami. After a night at the Miami International Airport hotel, Erk will head across town to sail on 70000 Tons of Metal. That's the plan. Unlike the flight from Miami to New York, Erk needs to change planes in Atlanta. 

Erk Pod 483 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 26 – A New York Morning Minute

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 483. It is Erk's final day in New York City. It was not a part of Erk's original plan but he decided to come after all for a short visit prior to 70000 Tons of Metal. Waking earlier than normal, Erk decides not to stray too far from the hotel but explore the surrounding area. 

Erk Pod 482 – Pacamerican Circle Day 25 – Snow Snow Snow In New York New York

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 482. Erk's adventure in New York continues with a forecast of snow, snow & more snow. Erk decides to head out to JFK International Airport for the afternoon, in part to keep out of the snow. When traveling with luggage, Erk just wants to get in and out of the airport - it isn't a good time to explore the airport. Without luggage and pressure to catch a flight, airport exploration is a lot easier.

Erk Pod 481 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 25 – Good Morning, New York!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 481. Erk is in New York City, the city that never sleeps. Erk is in a new hotel but a similar area to last year's visit. It's a cold day but Erk feels warm as he re-explores the city. As you'd expect, there is a lot for Erk to see & do above & below the city. 

Erk Pod 480 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 24 – Erk V New York

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 480. Erk has now arrived in New York & it is one of Erk's favourite cities in the world. It was a tough decision to leave it off the original plan but Erk changed his mind. Thankfully, Erk did change his mind. It will only be a short visit, though. Compared to last year's visit, Erk is more used to the colder, snowier weather in New York this time.   Erk also found out why it is not a good idea to allow people to volunteer to take his photo. 

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