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Erk Pod 455 – Wandering Around The American TV

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 455. Recorded in Vegas in January 2014, Erk goes for a trip around the TV like he has done previously in Mexico. There will be another episode in this style during Erk’s overseas trip early in 2014 from Japan & Singapore. Listeners to Erk To The Diary Room will also receive this episode as an Erk To The Diary Room. […]

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Erk To The Diary Room 23 – Wandering Around Asian TV

Welcome to Erk To The Diary Room episode 23. This episode was recorded in two halves from different parts of Asia. The episode opens in a hotel room in Tokyo, Japan. Like the previous episode, Erk samples hotel room TV. However on this episode, there is an Asian theme. The second half of the episode was recorded in Singapore. While both countries are in Asia, they are very different.

 

Japan is highly Japanese (thank you, Captain Obvious!) with all of the TV that Erk sampled being in the Japanese language. While there was English around Tokyo in general society, Japanese is by far the dominant language. However in Singapore, there is more of a mix in languages with variations of Chinese, Indian, Malaysian, Singaporean & western cultures & languages.

 

The episode was recorded on Erk’s iPad & the multitasking was not quite up to the job which meant that there may be some gaps in the recording. […]

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Erk To The Diary Room 22 – Wandering Around American TV

Welcome to Erk To The Diary Room episode 22. Recorded in Vegas in January 2014, Erk goes for a trip around the TV like he has done previously in Mexico. There will be another episode in this style during Erk’s overseas trip early in 2014 from Japan & Singapore. Listeners to Erk Pod will also receive this episode as an Erk Pod episode. […]

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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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Erk To The Diary Room 21 – Disaster Porn At Breakfast

Welcome to Erk To The Diary Room episode 21. Recorded from Erk’s car, Erk shares the TV that he has been watching during the October 2013 bushfires that have burnt around the fringes of Sydney. Erk usually does not watch breakfast TV but due to being on fire duty on nightshifts, breakfast TV was a sign for Erk that it was almost time to go home. Erk talks about what he calls Disaster Porn. There’s also some thoughts about the 2013 series of Big Brother Australia. […]

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Erk To The Diary Room 19 – Erk’s TV Watching Has Been Sky High!

Erk knows that it has been a while since an episode of Erk To The Diary Room! However, a big problem with hosting a TV & entertainment podcast is that you have to watch TV to do it. For some shows, this is easy. But if you like watching the sort of shows Erk likes to talk about, you just can’t want one episode & that’s it. While some of these shows are weekly, others are daily or at least several times a week.

 

Sneak peeks are annoying as are shows that promise so much every year but deliver nothing. Also, is social media helpful or not when it comes to watching TV?

 

Shows discussed (links to IMDB or Wikipedia):

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Erk Pod 412 – Mmmmmiami To Mmmmmexico City

Welcome to episode 412 of Erk Pod (despite what Erk might say in the episode audio). Continuing his epic trip across America,  Erk starts the day onboard a cruise ship approaching Miami. After leaving the ship, Erk takes a taxi across town to Miami International Airport. Hoping to be flown to Atlanta by fellow podcaster Captain Jeff from the Airline Pilot Guy podcast, Erk flies to Atlanta. Changing planes & transiting in Atlanta International Airport, Erk flies out to Mexico City, Mexico.

 

You can hear how tired Erk is on arrival in his hotel in Mexico. The next day, Erk decides not to leave the hotel room & watches some local TV with interesting results.  […]

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Erk To The Diary Room 18 – Life In Suburbia

Welcome to episode 18 of Erk To The Diary Room. On this episode, Erk takes a look at life in suburbia according to TV featuring two very different examples.

 

Opening the episode with Portlandia, Erk relates how he thinks that Portlandia falls into the “Funny because it’s true” category. Erk has been to Portland OR where the series is based & found that because he can identify with the people and places, he can relate to the show more than someone who has no idea about anything PDX.

 

Looking closer to home, Erk then talks about Housos. There’s a line of progression from pizza delivery (Pizza), couriering (Swift & Shift Couriers) and suburban living (Housos) in Sydney. Many of the cast appear on all three programs which usually feature a lot of strong language, unrealistic scenes and some low brow humour. All 3 shows do have their moments of laugh out loud humour, though. There are some B & C grade celebrities familiar to Australian viewers that might not translate well for American viewers.

 

There’s a quick update about The Block: Sky High (Erk couldn’t think of the full name of the show at the time!) and Wentworth. […]