Blast From The Past 22 – Erk’s High School Reunion Special

Welcome to episode 22 of  Blast From the Past podcast. This is another special episode released out of order on a special subject. On this episode, Erk and Judy (Erk’s mum, for those who don’t know) talk about Erk’s recent School Reunion. This is similar to but not exactly the format of regular Blast episodes that are released on Saturdays in Australia where we compare our eras to the present day.


There are a few stories comparing  Erk’s Year 10 Formal (Junior High Prom, Americans) and the Year 12 Formal (Senior Prom, Americans) to the other night and what changes Erk found between those school times and now.


But keeping within the theme of Blast, we talk also a bit about what an RSL Club is, Judy wonders about if people still have Debutante Balls like they did in her day. Also, we talk about how this one was organised via Facebook – of course, Judy didn’t have Facebook!  We think out loud about future reunions, and a lot more. Judy asks Erk about people that he went to school with that she knew and Erk says what a good time he had.


Were there surprises? For sure!

Where there fights? The only fight Erk remembers was the fight to get a cab home! Oh, and the fight to get last drinks.


Did people who missed out miss a great night? Yes, they did.


Is Erk glad that he went? Hell Yeah!


Do you have comments about this show? Feel free to leave a comment on the show notes, send an email (or an MP3 file) to or send a voicemail to 02 8003 6905 (Australia), +61 2 8003 6905 (International) or Skype ID erkpod. These comments will feature on a future feedback show but Erk will reply prior to that show as well.


Needless to say, Erk says hi to everyone from the Penrith High class of 1992 including those who came to the school later and/or left earlier. Feel free to have a listen to this show and any of the others that Erk produces across Channel Erk!


MUSIC: My School Days – James Wills. Music courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network. Hear more music like this on Erk’s weekly music show Erk FM.


PODCAST/BOOK PROMO: Author & Podcaster JC Hutchins has a new project called Personal Effects. JC is looking for you to get involved and be a part of the upcoming book and podcast! Learn more and listen here.

1 Comment

  1. I never went to the Prom when I was in high school, so I can’t really comment about that.

    I can say that I have never known anyone who had a “debutante” type party/ celebration/ whatever. I wonder if that sort of thing is for the rich folks?

    I have seen people have “Quinceaneras”, (pronounced Keen- sen- yeah-rahs” in English)”, but that is something entirely different. It’s for a Mexican girl who is turning fifteen, and she gets a big dress, and invites fourteen girls and fourteen boys to the party, who all dress up really fancy too. There’s more to it than that, but, this short explanation gives you an idea of what it is.

    I did not go to my high school reunion. Maybe I will think about going to the next one. It sounds like Erk had fun at his.

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