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Blast From The Past 6 – Television

Welcome to episode 6 of Blast From The Past Podcast. In episode 5 we looked at radio so in episode 6 we look at television. We discuss the introduction of television in Australia, growing up without having a TV at home, favourite TV shows, TV today and more.

Here’s a challenge for our non Australian listeners – what Australian shows do you get on American TV?

Podcast shoutout: Richard Jeffries from the Wasting Time podcast.

MUSIC: Television Song by Byran Dunn courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network. […]

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Blast From The Past 5 – Radio

Welcome to episode 5 of Blast From The Past. In this episode, we look back at radio including Erk & Judy’s radio experiences as listeners and Erk’s radio appearances as a producer/presenter in community radio.

Feedback from Shawno (Shawnogram & Hyper Nonsense), Squeak and Drue (Erk Pod co-host). Thanks, guys!

MUSIC: Radio by Chris Townsend courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network […]

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Blast From The Past 9 – Judy’s Birthday Surprise

Note – This show will be out of numbered order but Erk wanted to share it with everyone right now! It will remain episode 9.

Welcome to a special episode celebrating Judy’s birthday. While we had MASSIVE Skype FAIL (understatement!), we had a pretty good time. There were laughs, tears, stories and more.

While there was some heavy editing to do, Erk left some funny parts in during Skype/interweb failings.

On the show we had a few guests including:

Shawno from Hyper Nonsense and Shawnogram
Jen from Hyper Nonsense and Inside My Head
Trucker Tom from the Trucker Tom Podcast
Cherie from the Cherie Cast podcast
Ben from Da Novemba Advencha
Drue from Da Novemba Advencha (and Erk’s co-host on Erk Pod)
Grizzly from the Grizzly’s Growls podcast
MUSIC: “Fairytale” by Miranda Vettrus. Hear more music like this on Erk’s music podcast Erk FM. […]

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New Channel Erk Blog

Effective immediately, there is a new Channel Erk blog. It will feature all blog posts from now on that is not specific to Erk Pod. Show Notes from all 4 Channel Erk blogs will feature […]

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Blast From The Past 4 – More Trains

Welcome to episode 4 for Erk’s Blast The Past Podcast. On this episode, we continue from episode 3 about trains. Judy puts Erk in the hot seat as we talk about Erk’s work on the railways as Erk celebrates 15 years.

Erk’s career in summary:

1994 – 1995: Station Assistant (now Customer Service Attendant), Circular Quay and Town Hall
1995 – 1998: Revenue Protection Assistant then Revenue Protection Team Leader (now Transit Officer/Senior Transit Officer), Central and Chatswood.
1998 – 2001: Communications Operator, Security Control Centre (now a part of the Rail Management Centre)
2001 – 2005: Guard, Central.
2005 – present: Driver
Podcast shoutout to Grizzly from the Grizzly’s Growls podcast!

Music is “The Old Train Man” by Barebonessnapping courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network. […]

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Blast From The Past 3 – Trains

Welcome to episode 3 of Blast From The Past podcast. In this episode, Judy tells us about her experiences on trains. This leads in perfectly to episode 4 where Erk talks a little about his 15 years on the railway.

MUSIC: “This Train Won’t Run” – Jerry Lee Surber

Podcasts:

Cherie Cast with Cherie and Todd.
Some Guys in a Car […]

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Blast From The Past 2 – Telephones

Welcome to episode 2 of Blast From The Past. In this episode, Erk and Judy talk about telephones.

“Hello, this is the Operator. Would you like to extend?”

Judy used to be a telephone operator. It was her job to connect you to someone else before automatic telephone exchanges.

“Hello, this is the Operator. Would you like to extend?”

Find out about party lines, how a bloke got free calls to speak to his girlfriend, calling Army Privates “Sir” and a lot more.

“Hello, this is the Operator. Would you like to extend?”

Then we talk about mobile phones and how useful they have been. Judy has a rant about “operators today” and how they can charge you coin without even connecting you. “Back in my day………”

“Hello, this is the Operator. Would you like to extend?”

MUSIC: “Little Red Telephone” – Art Linton
PODCAST PROMO: Inside My Head. Very relevant as Jen tells us she hates phones ringing at work. […]

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Blast From The Past 1 – Introduction

Welcome to episode 1 of Blast From The Past Podcast. In this episode:

Introduction to the podcast
How we came up with some of the ideas for the show
Judy’s female podcasting role model
Picking the music for the theme
What is a stickshift?
“Memories” – a poem written by Erk’s late uncle/Judy’s younger brother
What podcasting reminds Judy of
Erk’s been a train nut for ages!
Shout outs
How Judy got an iPod
Podcasts Judy listens to (complete list on the website)
Erk will not be in the country for Mother’s Day
MUSIC: “Judy’s Got a Stick Shift” – The Hot Rods (Podsafe Music Network)
On episode 2, we talk about the development of the telephone. The episode will be available on Saturday 14 February. […]