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Welcome to Channel Erk!  Channel Erk currently consists of gaming videos and various archived podcasts produced in Australia and on location. Channel Erk’s various podcast episodes ran from 2007 – 2014. In late 2016, Erk started producing gaming videos under the title Simulated Erk. Erk (a train driver by “day job”) started podcasting in May 2007 & started being a music podcaster in January 2009. This continued until 2014. Apart from his home studio in Sydney, Erk has podcasted around Australia, in New Zealand, North America, Europe, the UK and parts of Asia. During this time, he was also joined in the studio by his mum, Judy. Erk & Judy combined on a history show called Blast From The Past. Judy hosted and Erk produced a show called Judy’s Blast FM where she discovered and presented a wide range of music. 

 

In 2014, Erk started to become involved in the sport of ice hockey after seeing it on a holiday in America. Since 2014, Erk has been heavily involved including writing, social media, interviews, colour and play by play audio commentary and more in the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL).

 

In late 2016, Erk started producing gaming videos with several games in the early stages of gameplay and recording under the Simulated Erk brand. The videos are primarily based on simulation games therefore Simulated Erk was born – doing things he can’t do in the real world!

 

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Latest Simulated Erk Episodes

 

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 27 (Real London Underground)

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Welcome to Simulated Erk; Train Simulator 2017 episode 27. On this episode, Erk discovered another pack where you can drive real (simulated) London Underground trains on real London Underground (simulated) tracks.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 26 (Clayton’s London Underground)

by Erk

Welcome to episode 26 of Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017. On this episode, Erk drives what was - at the time - the only way to drive a London Underground train in London on Train Simulator 2017. It might not be 100% accurate however you can drive a London Underground train in London.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 25 (Top Notch Chengdu Speed Challenge, Light Engine)

by Erk

Welcome to Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 episode 24. This episode can help answer a question which train drivers are often asked "How fast can your train go?". This is a Simulated Erk version of Top Gear's speed challenge where a variety of cars are driven around a track by the same period. This is the Top Notch Chengdu Speed Challenge for locomotives.

Simulated Erk: LSPDFR New Year 2017 Special

by Erk

Welcome to Simulated Erk: LSPDFR's New Year 2017 Special. This episode was going to be a 5 minute "Look at what I can do! Watch this!" add-on to another episode but LSPDFR being LSPDFR, it turned into an hour long episode. It was, though, a lot of fun. There isn't as much role playing as in normal Simulated Erk: LSPDFR episodes.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 24 (Top Notch Chengdu Speed Challenge, Passenger)

by Erk

Welcome to Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 episode 24. This episode can help answer a question which train drivers are often asked "How fast can your train go?". This is a Simulated Erk version of Top Gear's speed challenge where a variety of cars are driven around a track by the same period. This is the Top Notch Chengdu Speed Challenge. To answer this question for Train Simulator 2017, Simulated Erk heads to China. The challenge area is between Chengdu & LongShen (60.85km, max track speed 350kph) on dedicated high speed track. Trains from episode 1 - 10 feature in this episode. They are driven the same way from Chengdu until they can't go any faster.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 23 (Chicago – Aurora)

by Erk

Welcome to episode 23 of Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017. On this episode, Simulated Erk continues his trip from Union Station in downtown Chicago heading to Aurora. The start of this passenger train journey is on episode 22.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 22 (Chicago – Aurora)

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Welcome to episode 22 of Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017. On this episode, Simulated Erk is driving a passenger train from Union Station in downtown Chicago heading to Aurora.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 21 (Sherman Hill)

by Erk

Welcome to episode 21 of Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017. On this episode, Simulated Erk is in charge of a Union Pacific train with some unusual but important cargo.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 20 (Sherman Hill)

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Welcome to episode 20 of Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017. On this episode, Simulated Erk is in charge of a train led by a newly overhauled Union Pacific loco in a somewhat familiar looking environment.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 19 (Horseshoe Curve)

by Erk

Welcome to episode 19 of Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017. On this episode, Simulated Erk is in charge of a passenger train to Atoona after receiving a rapid promotion from the freight side of the organisation.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 18 (Horseshoe Curve)

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Welcome to episode 18 of Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017. On this episode, Simulated Erk is in charge of a freight train heading to Atoona via Horseshoe Curve in America.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 17 (Donner Pass)

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Welcome to episode 17 of Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017. On this episode, Erk leaves Reno bound for Truckee via the Donner Pass. The train has two Amtrak locos and hertiage Amtrak passenger carriages.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 16 (Donner Pass)

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Welcome to episode 16 of Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017. On this episode, Erk leaves Reno bound for Colfax via the Donner Pass. The large freight train has Southern Pacific locos at the front and back of the train. Controlling a large freight train over mountains is a challenge that Erk is unfamiliar with!

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 15 (California)

by Erk

Simulated Erk heads to California on the last second of a 3 part series driving from Los Angeles to San Diego on an Amtrak California service.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 14 (California)

by Erk

Simulated Erk heads to California on the second of a 3 part series driving from Los Angeles to San Diego on an Amtrak California service.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 13 (California)

by Erk

Simulated Erk heads to California on the first of a 3 part series driving from Los Angeles to San Diego on an Amtrak California service.

Simulated Erk: LSPDFR Episode 14 – Random Breath Testing

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Welcome to episode 14 of Simulated Erk: LSPDFR. Simulated Erk is doing Random Breath Testing. Partner Rodney Farva wasn't much use so Simulated Erk sent him off to go play in traffic.

Simulated Erk: LSPDFR Episode 13 – Proactive Patrol

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Welcome to episode 13 of Simulated Erk: LSPDFR. On this 2 part episode, Simulated Erk & partner Rodney Farva are on a proactive patrol of downtown Los Santos & surrounds.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 12 (Northeast Corridor)

by Erk

Welcome to Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 episode 12, Simulated Erk continues his time on the Amtrak North East Corridor, heading out of New York City.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 11 (Northeast Corridor)

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Welcome to Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 episode 11. Simulated Erk continues his experiences in America on the Amtrak Northeast Corridor. He is driving the Acela Express, the fastest train in America.

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Erk Pod 546 – Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer Days 25/26 (Abu Dhabi – Sydney).

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Welcome to Erk Pod episode 546. Erk's June 2014 Wanderer comes to an end with Erk flying home to Melbourne via Sydney. It has been Erk's shortest international trip but one that has been action packed. Rather than going straight home, Erk is off to an ice hockey game in Melbourne! Erk hopes you have enjoyed listening to his trip even though the episodes have taken a while to be released.   On the next episode of Erk Pod, Erk will update you on what has happened between the end of this trip in 2014, through the end of 2014, through 2015 & the start of 2016!

Erk Pod 545 – Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer Day 24 (Abu Dhabi)

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Welcome to Erk Pod episode 545. Erk's June 2014 Wanderer continues.Erk heads off to Ferrariworld. Because of the heat in Abu Dhabi, the majority of the Formula 1 & Ferrari themed theme park has been built inside in a massive building with a massive roof and a lot of air conditioning. While Erk enjoys a lot of motorsport, F1 is not one of his preferred categories but the park is amazing and a must-see when in Abu Dhabi.

Erk Pod 544 – Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer Day 23 (London – Abu Dhabi)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 544. Erk's June 2014 Wanderer continues.Erk leaves London and arrives in Abu Dhabi. Erk is pleased to arrive in Abu Dhabi in daylight compared to his original night time arrival from Australia.

Erk Pod 543 – Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer Day 22 (London)

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Welcome to Erk Pod episode 543. Erk's June 2014 Wanderer continues. Erk is back in London but staying close to Heathrow Airport. After overnighting, Erk will start the long trip home with a couple of days back in Abu Dhabi.

Erk Pod 542 – Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer Day 21 (Ottawa – Detroit – London)

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Welcome to Erk Pod episode 542. Erk's June 2014 Wanderer continues.Erk leaves Ottawa with another connection in Detroit before arriving back in London. Erk's time in Detroit is a lot less rushed this time and a lot easier than the forward journey. It is a long day with two flights and various timezones.

Erk Pod 541 – Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer Days 17-21 (People’s Republic Of Canadia)

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Welcome to Erk Pod episode 541. Erk's June 2014 Wanderer continues. Erk is now in The People's Republic Of Canadia, staying with a friend he met on 70000 Tons Of Metal earlier in the year. The first couple of days of the stay were hampered by the fact that Erk's luggage got mishandled so this meant that there was not a lot of exploring early in case the luggage showed up. In the end, the luggage did show up and the national capital of Ottawa & surrounding area was explored. Like Erk's trip to Vancouver in 2009, this was very much an introduction to the Canadian way of life with so much more to be explored at a later time.

Erk Pod 540 – Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer Day 16 (London – Ottawa via Detroit)

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Welcome to Erk Pod episode 540. Erk's June 2014 Wanderer continues.Erk is leaving London bound for the People's Republic of Canadia with a brief stopover in The Land Of The Free & Paranoid. It's a long travel day on what was a later addition to the original concept of the trip.

Erk Pod 539 – Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer Day 15 (London)

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Welcome to Erk Pod episode 539. Erk's June 2014 Wanderer continues.Erk starts the day with a walking tour of the London Underground. Of course, that also means riding a Tube train and everyone knows how much Erk hates that! An interesting part of the tour is that it is a tour that requires that you have an Oyster card for train travel but there is also some walking in between stations and lines.

Erk Pod 538 – Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer Day 14 (London)

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Welcome to Erk Pod episode 538. Erk's June 2014 Wanderer continues. Erk is coming up to the end of his time in London for this part of the trip. It is a gloomy day in the English capital but will that stop Erk from exploring?

Erk Pod 537 – Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer Day 13 (London)

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Welcome to Erk Pod episode 537. The day after a pub crawl/Podcrawl, Erk has more of a low-key day as his time in London comes to an end in a few days. Erk may or may not be hung over. Despite this, Erk still manages to go on a train or two! 

Erk Pod 536 – Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer Day 12 (London)

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Welcome to Erk Pod episode 536. Still in London, Erk meets up with various London and English music podcasters for a pub crawl. For Erk, this is a must-do activity while in London - catching up with various friends that he normally can only communicate with online. Good time had by all. 

Erk Pod 535 – Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer Day 11 (London)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 535. Erk is still in London, wandering the streets and recording what goes on. He heads to Camden Market - a funky part of London full of shopping, live music and hippies (possibly). 

Erk Pod 534 – Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer Day 10 (London)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 534. Erk is still in London and still taking you along for the ride. Spending a lot of the day on London Overground, there are train delays - something which can occur on any railway system. He also details some of the history of a very old pub near his accommodation, comparing it to the history of modern Australia. 

Erk Pod 533 – Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer Day 9 (London)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 533. On this episode, Erk heads downtown to central London (again!). Erk meets a very tall policeman and goes to what surely must be Shawno's favourite station on the London Underground network. 

Erk Pod 532 – Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer Day 8 (London)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 532. Erk is still in London during his June 2014 holiday and is enjoying every minute. During this episode, Erk is joined by his friend Ro from the DarkCompass podcast in preparation for a Podcrawl (a pub crawl for music podcasters) on the coming weekend.

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4 Comments

  1. Liam Jenkins
    20 March 12, 7:29pm

    hi eric. can you give me an email so i can send you a recorded track. cheers. Last Man Standing

  2. 22 March 12, 12:05pm

    Enjoy what you are doing.

  3. 16 June 12, 9:34pm

    Hi Erk, Justin Wayne told me i should contact you. Do you have an email address?
    Mike Anderson :)

  4. 26 August 12, 8:37pm

    We would like to submit our music to your stations for airplay and review considerations as we are a new band out of Michigan that is seeking Global Exposure.

    Please send info on how / where to submit music
    Thank You.

    ~GT & Violent Faith

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