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

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! […]

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On The Rails With Erk

On The Rails With Erk 007 – Puffing Billy, Melbourne

Welcome to episode 7 of On The Rails With Erk. On this episode, Erk goes back in time & rides the Puffing Billy Railway in Melbourne between Belgrave, Menzies Creek & Emerald.  Many of the staff are volunteers (over 900 volunteers!) and the line runs in difficult country in the Dandengong Ranges.  Originally serving as the area’s main transport link, the 100 year old railway is preserved & runs as it would in the 1920’s, there are several services every day with the exception of Christmas Day.

 

Riding a current day suburban electric train to or from Belgrave is a great way to contrast with this train. Allow 1/2 a day as a minimum if you are in Melbourne.

 

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Erk To The Diary Room

Erk To The Diary Room 20 – Back To The Block

Welcome to episode 20 of Erk To The Diary Room. Erk is in Melbourne for his birthday & visits the location of Channel 9’s The Block: Sky High & chats about other TV shows he has been watching. He also goes to a Melbourne landmark for a visit.  There is a bit of a crossover between the latter part of this episode of Erk To The Diary Room & Erk’s travel podcast Erk Pod. Erk had not finished releasing Erk Pod episodes from his trip to America in January/February 2013 so featuring content from August 2013 on Erk Pod in the middle of the American content would have been strange.

 

You’ll hear the Melbourne comedy earworm that Erk had stuck in his head (see the shownotes for the video) & a lot lot more. […]

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Erk Pod 434 – Hunting A Melbourne Tram In San Francisco

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 434 (despite what Erk might say in the episode audio). Still in San Francisco, Erk is looking for a Melbourne tram that is cruising the rails of San Francisco. A trip to the San Francisco Streetcar Museum was very informative & helped Erk find the tram he was after. Or so you’d think…..

 

If you know Erk well and/or have been listening to Erk Pod for any amount of time, you’ll know that Erk gets easily distracted at times. One of his distractions while hunting for the Melbourne tram was the Go Car. It was supposed to guide Erk around the city but the inbuilt GPS navigation was not working. So what did Erk do? He cruised around, chased cable cars, drove down the crookest street in the world & posed for many photos. Lots of fun! […]

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Erk Pod 382 – Camberwell Loop

Welcome to episode 382 of Erk Pod. On the same afternoon that episode 381 was recorded, Erk decided to go on a tram ride through the suburbs of Melbourne on the 72 tram to Camberwell. On the way there, he discovered a level crossing where the trams have to wait for trains at Gardiner station on the Glen Waverley line. So Erk being Erk, he jumped off the tram & had a look for a while. Afterwards, he jumped on another tram to Camberwell & then caught a train to the city. […]

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Erk Pod 380 – 380 Degrees Of Melbourne

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 380. On this extended episode, Erk is in Melbourne at the end of an epic music tour. So to celebrate that as well as unwind, Erk catches up with what has been happening on the tour, what has been happening in Melbourne since his last visit & then takes you on a tram ride around Melbourne. […]