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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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Erk Pod 525 – Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer Day 1 (Sydney – Abu Dhabi)

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 525. It’s been a while but Erk is starting to feature content from Erk’s June 2014 trip to the Middle East, UK & Canadia. Erk departs from Australia bound for the Middle East for a few days. He arrives in Abu Dhabi in the late at night where the temperature is rather warm (32C/94F) after a nice flight in business class. This is day 1 of Erk’s shortest international trip ever in terms of time. […]

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Erk Pod 524 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 56 57 (Singapore/Sydney)

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 524. It is the end of this trip with Erk departing Singapore & arriving home in Sydney. It was a lot of fun bringing you along for the ride over 57 days & 5 countries outside Australia. Podcast content was recorded every single day of the 57 day trip with content being uploaded to the internet as an Audioboo message in 5 minute snippets up to 20 or more times a day on most days of the trip. In total, there was content recorded for 73 Erk Pod episodes during the trip, 5 episodes of Erk FM: Metal Monday, 2 episodes of Erk To The Diary Room & around 5 episodes of On The Rails With Erk. In addition, the trip saw the creation of another concept – Erk To The White Courtesy Phone.   Erk hopes that you have enjoyed traveling with him & thanks you for listening to Erk’s Pacamerican Circle episodes of Erk Pod. Thanks also must go to the various people who entertained, amused and supplied good times to Erk (as well as a place to sleep in some cases).  […]

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Erk Pod 449 – It Was The Day Before Erkmas…..

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 449. This episode was recorded in two sections on Xmas Day 2013 by Erk in his car on the way to & from his place of employment. Even though he is not into Xmas, Erk is counting down & looking forward to 2 days off work before the final few shifts before getting on a jet plane for the USA. However events between recording mean that Erk is a sad panda. […]

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Erk Pod 441 – Droning On To America On The AM Dial

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 441. On this episode from Erk’s car, he is counting down to his trip to America, Japan & Singapore. He has been listening to Japanese based podcasts Finding Japan & the Tokyo Podcast in an attempt to immense himself in some Japanese culture. Erk has been trying to remember things on the fly but doesn’t always succeed. Erk wonders if he is working on New Years Eve as he is flying out to America on New Years Day. He needs to arrive in America on New Years Day because New Media Expo starts the next day.

 

Speaking of flying, a drone flew into the Sydney Harbour Bridge, landing on train tracks. See the shownotes for extraordinary video!

 

 

At the end of the episode, Erk goes around the Sydney AM radio dial like he did earlier in the year when in America.
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Erk has seen a model A380 video on YouTube which is pretty damn cool! It is painted as a Singapore Airlines A380 which Erk will be travelling on in February from LAX to Sydney via Singapore & Japan.
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On The Rails 004 – On The Rails In Sydney

Welcome to episode 4 of On The Rails With Erk. On this episode, Erk is on location in his home city in Sydney.

 

Starting at Central station, there was a special train display for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. There was a range of locomotives & carriages from the steam & diesel eras as well as steam train rides.

 

Moving across to the suburban platforms, Erk takes you on a ride on a suburban train ride on a Waratah train from Central to Milsons Point which includes crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Milsons Point has been selected as a trial location for new public transport signage.

 

Returning to Central, Erk went on a hertiage train ride led by steam locomotive 3642 & diesel locomotive 4520 on the rear.

 

Finally, Erk takes you on a railed ride with a difference – the Sydney Monorail. Due to various reasons, the monorail will stop operating on 30 June after 25 years of service between the Sydney CBD & Darling Harbour.

 

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Erk Pod 395 – Preparing To Leave Sydney Airport For The Second Time?

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 395. Now that the Audioboo produced episodes have been completed, Erk now presents extended episodes recorded at various stages during his 2013 trip to America. These episodes have mostly different content than the Audioboo produced episodes which were a great summary of the events of the trip.

This episode was recorded at Sydney International Airport prior to Erk leaving for LA, flying Virgin Australia. Not that Erk knew at the time he booked the flight but he picked the exact day where Virgin were switching computer systems.

While waiting, Erk ponders the trip & wonders how many final calls should people be given when catching a flight. […]

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Erk Pod 376 – Erk Goes On A Country Train!

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 376. On this episode, Erk goes on a country train from Sydney to Maitland in the Hunter Valley. This is the last episode in the series of podcasts from Erk’s trip to Queensland & New Zealand in July 2012. Erk hasn’t been on a country train in NSW for quite some time & while the scenery is good & familiar, it is no European or Japanese high speed train! […]