Season 3 Episode 7 Aug 24, 2017

You Can Quit Us

Derek Erdman was Sub Pop's receptionist for a number of years, until earlier in 2017. He has now moved back to the midwest. Learn all about Derek from people in and out of Sub Pop. Seattle and Sub Pop miss Derek Erdman!

This episode is brought to you by host/producer Arwen Nicks, who has also left Sub Pop, but for Los Angeles, California! Arwen got more episodes "in the can" before she left, so there's still more to come in season three. Seattle and Sub Pop miss Arwen Nicks!

You Can Quit Us by John Atkins

Illustration by John Atkins

Illustration by John Atkins


Show Notes

Derek is leaving :(

Derek Erdman, painted by Shannon Perry

Derek Erdman, painted by Shannon Perry

So, Derek Erdman. Look at his website. You’ll find art, his biography, and “other services.” And a “gallery of Carol Channing drawings already sent”.

Arwen: “I find Derek to be worth following on the Instagram.”

Here is a picture of Derek as a teenager:

TBT 7TH GRADE HOLY SHIT

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Derek as a fake wrestling executive

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Derek as a fake wrestling executive

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Here are two “Dereks” making out; part one:

EXCLUSIVE DEREK ERDMAN SEX TAPE 12 @derekerdman

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part two:

EXCLUSIVE DEREK ERDMAN SEX TAPE 22 @derekerdman

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A radio piece Arwen did about Derek pulling a prank.

Annnd… astute listeners will already know that Derek helped the podcast out by being willing to appear in episode zero, a/k/a, “the demo episode.”

Derek is already sorely missed around Sub Pop HQ, but/and we wish him only and all the best!

Arwen is leaving :(

Arwen: “I am heading off to go create a podcast empire working in LA at NPR affiliate KPCC. I loved making this podcast and I hope you at least liked listening. But if you hate listened, that might actually be better. You can email me compliments or pictures of dogs wearing sunglasses, my email is arwennicks@gmail.com or follow me on twitter: @arwenn.”

It has been a real pleasure working with Arwen on the Sub Pop Podcast, and she’ll be missed tremendously. That sounds like a cliche, but it’s true.

Who you heard from in this episode

Do or have worked at Sub Pop:

  • Derek Erdman
  • Angelina Saez
  • Meghan Madonna
  • Stuart Fletcher
  • Bekah Zietz
  • Gareth Smith
  • Kara Mattaini
  • Cayle Sharratt
  • Megan Jasper
  • Sarah Moody
  • Lacey Swain
  • Jonathan Poneman
  • Arwen Nicks

Have never worked at Sub Pop:

  • Laura from the co-op
  • Keith Whiteman
  • Sarah Galvin
  • Emily Nokes
  • Beezus and Shawna Murphy
  • Marianne Spellman
  • Mary Anne Carter
  • Andrew Nedimyer

Finally, some bonus John Atkins:

Until next time, take care.


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