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Better Podcasting

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer

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Better Podcasting
Better Podcasting

Better Podcasting

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer

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About Us

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer host a weekly podcast dedicated for the Hobby Podcaster with tips and tricks on how to get started, sound great, have fun and not break the bank. Each week they talk about a podcasting topic in depth within an arc (like how to start a podcast, podcast gear for the hobby podcaster, and tips on different types of presenting-announcing-hosting) and then run down a current news item of importance to podcasting. They also run down any feedback and offer advice on how to make your hobby podcasting time better, easier and more fun. You can check them out at www.betterpodcasting.com and betterpodcastinggear.com for more information.

Latest Episodes

What Turns Us Away From A Podcast?

From time to time we find ourselves in conversations with people talking about things that they don't like within podcasts - today we want to talk about some things that turn us off of a podcast immediately. After we go through some of these, we'll also talk about some things that we've heard others say turn them off - but doesn't actually turn us away. As we go through we'll explain some of the reasons why these items bug us, and some suggestions we have. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about some data on podcasting on smart devices. Finally, we take listener feedback in the Better Podback. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/198/. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at http://www.betterpodcasting.com. Want to join in to some geeky chatter? Check out the GonnaGeek Discord Server at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/discord/ This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

60 MIN1 days ago
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What Turns Us Away From A Podcast?

Building A Podcast Community in 2019

Back in May 2015 (in Episode 81), we tackled the idea of building a community around your podcast. However, since recording that, a lot has changed with both community structures, our experiences and community platform availability - that means it was time to revisit this topic. In this episode we'll talk about the considerations for building a podcast community, some best practices if you're going to, and our personal suggestion of platforms to try to build a podcast community in. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we revisit last week's discussion on Libsyn's IAB certified statistics to share the further details that SP mentioned last week on the show, and some new information received after Libsyn'sRob Walch reached out to us. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/197/. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at http://www.betterpodcasting.com. Want to join in to some geeky chatter? Check out the GonnaGeek Discord Server at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/discord/ This podcast was recorded on Friday, September 6, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

54 MIN1 weeks ago
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Building A Podcast Community in 2019

Learning From Events Without Attending Them

Whether related to podcasting or the niche that you podcast about, as a hobby podcaster there are probably events that you wish that you could go to, but might not be able to. In this episode we discuss how you can identify events that you think have a take-away for you and how you can pull information from them remotely. We'll also talk about some of the things that you miss out on by not attending in person. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, SP shares some metrics from the podcasts that he has hosted on Libsyn, and how they were impacted by the new IAB certified stats. Finally, in the Better Podback we talk about a recent firmware update to the Rodecaster Pro. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/196/. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at http://www.betterpodcasting.com. Want to join in to some geeky chatter? Check out the GonnaGeek Discord Server at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/discord/ This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

58 MIN2 weeks ago
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Learning From Events Without Attending Them

Creating A Short Run Podcast

Do all podcasts need to be launched with an indefinite end point? No. It's absolutely ok to create a podcast with a short-run timeline, and there are a variety of benefits that can come with this. In this show we'll discuss some of these benefits, some reasons you may want to do a short run podcast and some of the unique challenges of creating a short-run podcast. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a Podcast Business Journal article titled "The Podcasting Space Is A Bit Of A Mess." Finally, we take listener feedback, including a voicemail from a listener who has feedback following up to our episode from a couple weeks back. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/195/. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back ca...

46 MIN3 weeks ago
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Creating A Short Run Podcast

Organizing Your Podcast's Plan For Improvement / Magix Vegas Movie Studio 16 Review

As we slide in to the back half of the year, it's a great time to reflect on any goals and plans that that you have for improving your podcast. This week in our featured segment we discuss ways that you can capture, organize and execute your plan. Before we get to that though, we have a How I Saved My Podcast story from an anonymous listener about some challenges with their podcast network. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we review Magix Vegas Movie Studio 16 Suite (disclaimer - we were provided copies of the software for review purposes). Finally, in the Better Podback including some love for our previous week's guests. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/194/. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be f...

56 MINAUG 19
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Organizing Your Podcast's Plan For Improvement / Magix Vegas Movie Studio 16 Review

Audio Drama Podcasts: Interview with Sarah Werner

This week Stephen and SP sit down to interview Sarah Rhea Werner about her history with creating Audio Drama podcasts. Sarah discusses her experience getting in to audio dramas, some of the challenges that have faced her over the years, and some general advice for creating Audio Dramas. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss Deezer taking submissions for podcasts, and some of the technical specifications they've outlined. Finally, Stephen crawls out from under the bus to give Damian the podlove he deserves. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/193/. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at http://www.betterpodcasting.com. Want to join in to some geeky chatter? Check out the GonnaGeek Discord Server at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/discord/ This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 (Interview on Tuesday, August 6, 2019) - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

66 MINAUG 13
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Audio Drama Podcasts: Interview with Sarah Werner

Maintaining a Hobby Podcast for 12+ Years

Stephen is away on vacation this week and so we have special guest Jen (fromAnomaly Podcast) here to talk about her experiences with running a hobby podcast for 12+ years. Jen if half of the duo behind the sci-fi/fantasy podcast Anomaly Podcast, which was created in 2007. Over the run of the show Jen and her co-host Angela have undergone a variety of changes both to do with their hobby podcast and in their personal lives. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about an article called "The Three E’s Of Podcasting" and discuss whether or not we think it's applicable to podcasting. Finally, we take listener feedback in our Better Podback we discuss chapter markers. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/192/. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpod...

59 MINAUG 5
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Maintaining a Hobby Podcast for 12+ Years

Difficult Cohost Conversations

As much as everyone hopes they won't find themselves in this situation, sometimes in podcasting difficult conversations can come up and they can be hard to have productively. This week we're going to discuss how you can best handle these situations including some considerations as you approach the situation, some specific situations that often come up with podcasters, and some ways to handle these situations. Before we get there though, Stephen had a CRITICAL HARDWARE FAILURE THAT ALMOST STOPPED HIM FROM PODCASTING FOR weeks.... which means that he has a HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST story. In the Better Podcasting Download we chat about Squadcast going through an update, Apple Podcasts categories being in effect, and a study about how audio quality has an effect on public credibility. In the Better Podback we take listener feedback including someone who asked if we have ever dropped a podcast based on poor audio quality. Finally, Stephen and SP talk about their first experiences with the ...

66 MINJUL 29
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Difficult Cohost Conversations

Podcasting Isn't For Everyone

This week in the show we take a bit of a left turn from our usual points of conversation, to talk about why podcasting isn't for everyone. Yes, you read that right. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we chat about a new live-streaming feature that Podbean is launching and how Apple might be getting in to podcast originals. Finally, we take listener feedback, including one person who requested we handle their email in a certain way. We also have an answer to the Bossjock Studio / Backpack Studio confusion. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/190/. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at http://www.betterpodcasting.com. Want to join in to some geeky chatter? Check out the GonnaGeek Discord Server at ...

49 MINJUL 23
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Podcasting Isn't For Everyone

How Long Does It Take To Produce An Episode?

Inspired by a recent discussion in our Discord community, this week we dedicate an episode to analyzing all of the steps that it takes to put together a well produced episode. We'll break down the steps in to the main categories of Prep, Recording, Editing, Publishing/Promotion and Misc. From here, we break down all of the components you may find yourself doing within these categories, and we'll share our personal experiences as we go through these. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we chat about iHeart Radio Podcast charts, and contemplate the future of charting. Finally, in this week's Better Podback we'll review the Discord conversation that actually started this whole thing off - how long does it take people to edit their show? Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/189/. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Tw...

60 MINJUL 16
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How Long Does It Take To Produce An Episode?

Latest Episodes

What Turns Us Away From A Podcast?

From time to time we find ourselves in conversations with people talking about things that they don't like within podcasts - today we want to talk about some things that turn us off of a podcast immediately. After we go through some of these, we'll also talk about some things that we've heard others say turn them off - but doesn't actually turn us away. As we go through we'll explain some of the reasons why these items bug us, and some suggestions we have. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about some data on podcasting on smart devices. Finally, we take listener feedback in the Better Podback. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/198/. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at http://www.betterpodcasting.com. Want to join in to some geeky chatter? Check out the GonnaGeek Discord Server at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/discord/ This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

60 MIN1 days ago
Comments
What Turns Us Away From A Podcast?

Building A Podcast Community in 2019

Back in May 2015 (in Episode 81), we tackled the idea of building a community around your podcast. However, since recording that, a lot has changed with both community structures, our experiences and community platform availability - that means it was time to revisit this topic. In this episode we'll talk about the considerations for building a podcast community, some best practices if you're going to, and our personal suggestion of platforms to try to build a podcast community in. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we revisit last week's discussion on Libsyn's IAB certified statistics to share the further details that SP mentioned last week on the show, and some new information received after Libsyn'sRob Walch reached out to us. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/197/. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at http://www.betterpodcasting.com. Want to join in to some geeky chatter? Check out the GonnaGeek Discord Server at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/discord/ This podcast was recorded on Friday, September 6, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

54 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Building A Podcast Community in 2019

Learning From Events Without Attending Them

Whether related to podcasting or the niche that you podcast about, as a hobby podcaster there are probably events that you wish that you could go to, but might not be able to. In this episode we discuss how you can identify events that you think have a take-away for you and how you can pull information from them remotely. We'll also talk about some of the things that you miss out on by not attending in person. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, SP shares some metrics from the podcasts that he has hosted on Libsyn, and how they were impacted by the new IAB certified stats. Finally, in the Better Podback we talk about a recent firmware update to the Rodecaster Pro. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/196/. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at http://www.betterpodcasting.com. Want to join in to some geeky chatter? Check out the GonnaGeek Discord Server at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/discord/ This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

58 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Learning From Events Without Attending Them

Creating A Short Run Podcast

Do all podcasts need to be launched with an indefinite end point? No. It's absolutely ok to create a podcast with a short-run timeline, and there are a variety of benefits that can come with this. In this show we'll discuss some of these benefits, some reasons you may want to do a short run podcast and some of the unique challenges of creating a short-run podcast. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a Podcast Business Journal article titled "The Podcasting Space Is A Bit Of A Mess." Finally, we take listener feedback, including a voicemail from a listener who has feedback following up to our episode from a couple weeks back. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/195/. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back ca...

46 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Creating A Short Run Podcast

Organizing Your Podcast's Plan For Improvement / Magix Vegas Movie Studio 16 Review

As we slide in to the back half of the year, it's a great time to reflect on any goals and plans that that you have for improving your podcast. This week in our featured segment we discuss ways that you can capture, organize and execute your plan. Before we get to that though, we have a How I Saved My Podcast story from an anonymous listener about some challenges with their podcast network. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we review Magix Vegas Movie Studio 16 Suite (disclaimer - we were provided copies of the software for review purposes). Finally, in the Better Podback including some love for our previous week's guests. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/194/. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be f...

56 MINAUG 19
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Organizing Your Podcast's Plan For Improvement / Magix Vegas Movie Studio 16 Review

Audio Drama Podcasts: Interview with Sarah Werner

This week Stephen and SP sit down to interview Sarah Rhea Werner about her history with creating Audio Drama podcasts. Sarah discusses her experience getting in to audio dramas, some of the challenges that have faced her over the years, and some general advice for creating Audio Dramas. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss Deezer taking submissions for podcasts, and some of the technical specifications they've outlined. Finally, Stephen crawls out from under the bus to give Damian the podlove he deserves. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/193/. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at http://www.betterpodcasting.com. Want to join in to some geeky chatter? Check out the GonnaGeek Discord Server at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/discord/ This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 (Interview on Tuesday, August 6, 2019) - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

66 MINAUG 13
Comments
Audio Drama Podcasts: Interview with Sarah Werner

Maintaining a Hobby Podcast for 12+ Years

Stephen is away on vacation this week and so we have special guest Jen (fromAnomaly Podcast) here to talk about her experiences with running a hobby podcast for 12+ years. Jen if half of the duo behind the sci-fi/fantasy podcast Anomaly Podcast, which was created in 2007. Over the run of the show Jen and her co-host Angela have undergone a variety of changes both to do with their hobby podcast and in their personal lives. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about an article called "The Three E’s Of Podcasting" and discuss whether or not we think it's applicable to podcasting. Finally, we take listener feedback in our Better Podback we discuss chapter markers. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/192/. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpod...

59 MINAUG 5
Comments
Maintaining a Hobby Podcast for 12+ Years

Difficult Cohost Conversations

As much as everyone hopes they won't find themselves in this situation, sometimes in podcasting difficult conversations can come up and they can be hard to have productively. This week we're going to discuss how you can best handle these situations including some considerations as you approach the situation, some specific situations that often come up with podcasters, and some ways to handle these situations. Before we get there though, Stephen had a CRITICAL HARDWARE FAILURE THAT ALMOST STOPPED HIM FROM PODCASTING FOR weeks.... which means that he has a HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST story. In the Better Podcasting Download we chat about Squadcast going through an update, Apple Podcasts categories being in effect, and a study about how audio quality has an effect on public credibility. In the Better Podback we take listener feedback including someone who asked if we have ever dropped a podcast based on poor audio quality. Finally, Stephen and SP talk about their first experiences with the ...

66 MINJUL 29
Comments
Difficult Cohost Conversations

Podcasting Isn't For Everyone

This week in the show we take a bit of a left turn from our usual points of conversation, to talk about why podcasting isn't for everyone. Yes, you read that right. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we chat about a new live-streaming feature that Podbean is launching and how Apple might be getting in to podcast originals. Finally, we take listener feedback, including one person who requested we handle their email in a certain way. We also have an answer to the Bossjock Studio / Backpack Studio confusion. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/190/. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at http://www.betterpodcasting.com. Want to join in to some geeky chatter? Check out the GonnaGeek Discord Server at ...

49 MINJUL 23
Comments
Podcasting Isn't For Everyone

How Long Does It Take To Produce An Episode?

Inspired by a recent discussion in our Discord community, this week we dedicate an episode to analyzing all of the steps that it takes to put together a well produced episode. We'll break down the steps in to the main categories of Prep, Recording, Editing, Publishing/Promotion and Misc. From here, we break down all of the components you may find yourself doing within these categories, and we'll share our personal experiences as we go through these. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we chat about iHeart Radio Podcast charts, and contemplate the future of charting. Finally, in this week's Better Podback we'll review the Discord conversation that actually started this whole thing off - how long does it take people to edit their show? Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/189/. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Tw...

60 MINJUL 16
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How Long Does It Take To Produce An Episode?

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