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August 10, 2020
Hobby podcasters often have multiple uses for their podcasting space, and this can offer additional challenges when trying to podcast. We'll discuss some of the different types of configurations podcasters have, as well as some challenges and benefits to these. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we'll discuss Amazon Music / Audible's terms of service for podcasters. Finally, in this week's podback we take feedback about two statements that Stephen made about editing. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/231. 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 https://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 Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
July 27, 2020
This week we discuss unreleased podcast content - reasons you may have it, as well as what you can do with this. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we ponder if the RSS feed is on its way out? Finally, we take listener feedback including asking listeners when they edit their podcast. PLUS, Stephen kicks it all off with a HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST story about last week's Better Podcasting Live Chat. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/230. 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 https://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 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
July 13, 2020
Sometimes there are things that come up that delay you from publishing your podcast on the timeline you had set. This week we discuss a variety of challenges that can cause publishing delays, and some of the ways that we've been able to help minimize the impact of these delays. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about Scripps exploring the sale of Stitcher. Finally, we take listener feedback, including asking listeners when the last time was that they listened to an old episode of their podcast. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/229. 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 https://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 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
June 29, 2020
This week in the show we talk about adding gimmicks to your show, how you can use them, and In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about the latest Apple announcements out of WWDC and what is relevant to podcaster. We also say farewell to Mixer. Finally, we take listener feedback, including a couple in relation to the Better Podcasting: Live episodes. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/228. 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 https://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 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
June 15, 2020
This week in the show we talk about all the things that you can accomplish as a hobby podcaster with an "average amount of downloads" - there's a lot. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about how IMDB could possibly be getting in to podcasting, as well, Mixcloud is getting in to streaming. Finally, we take listener feedback and we have a correction to make based on an email exchange recently with Shannon from Podbean. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/227/. 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 https://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 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
June 1, 2020
This week in the show we discuss treating your old episodes. We'll discuss reasons you may want to go back and treat old episodes, reasons you may want to leave them alone, and some ways to consider what extent you may want to go on treating your old episodes. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about Joe Rogan's recent podcast change, and what we feel it means for hobby podcasters. Finally, we take some listener feedback including someone who is shopping media hosts. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/226/. 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 https://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 Tuesday, May 26 2020 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
May 18, 2020
This week in the show we discuss listener interactions, and more importantly, how you can interact with listeners in a positive manner.  In this week's Better Podcasting Download, SP closes the chapter on his data recovery saga. Finally, in this week's Better Podback, there is all sorts of discussions about podcast hardware. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/225/. 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 https://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 Tuesday, May 12 2020 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
May 4, 2020
This week in the show we discuss why it's important to know when something is "good enough" for your podcast, as well as many situations where we think you can apply this strategy. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we do a quick demonstration and give our first thoughts on the NVIDIA RTX Voice AI cleanup tool. Finally, in this week's Better Podback, we thank one of our listeners who wrote us and SAVED OUR PODCAST. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/224/. 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 https://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 Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
April 20, 2020
This week we talk about the importance of showing appreciation for your listeners. We'll discuss why it's mutually beneficial and different ways to show appreciation for your listeners. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss what we can learn from a recent Whooshkaa pricing change. Finally, in our Better Podback we have someone talk about a new podcast mic arm. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/223/. 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 https://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 Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
April 6, 2020
With much of the world being in self-isolation, one way that people are occupying time by creating a podcast. In this episode we talk about whether or not you should start a podcast right now, if you're going to some considerations you may have, some usual recommendations that we feel that you can forfeit, and why we think it's totally fine to only podcast during this time. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about a new Rodecaster Pro update, and why Stephen has much appreciation for Rode's track record. Finally, we take listener feedback including some advice from podcasters for new podcasters! Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/222/. 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 https://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 Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
March 23, 2020
This week in the show we discuss some ways that we have automated/simplified our process to make podcasting easier. We'll talk about some of the work that we had to put in to get these processes implemented, and some of the manual work that we have to ongoing to keep these in place. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about this year's Infinite Dial report and what we think the highlights are for hobby podcasters. Finally, in the Better Podback, we hear from Podchaser about some recent social media activity that turned heads. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/221/. 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 https://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, March 20, 2020 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
March 9, 2020
Considering upgrading your podcast microphone? In this episode we discuss some the decision tree that we'd recommend when you're considering upgrading your podcast, some reasons why you we'd recommend against upgrading, and some ways you may be able to save some money. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about how there's a brand new podcast microphone in town (well sort of). Finally, we round up some feedback from the previous week. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/220/. 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 https://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, March 4, 2020 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
February 24, 2020
This episode we discuss the concept of rebooting a podcast. We'll go over some of the different methods to reboot a podcast, some of the challenges, considerations, and whether or not we think it's worthwhile to reboot a show. We'll also discuss how rebooting a podcast can breathe new life in your show. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we round up several podcast related stories including Pinecast increasing their monthly fee, Chartable being certified as compliant by IAB, Empire Streaming being certified as compliant by the IAB, an article about podcasts being exclusive on Spotify and Spotify buying Ringer. Finally, in our Better Podback section we hear from listeners, including Valentines related podcasting, last week's casual Better Podcasting live chat and podcaster tenure. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/219/. 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 https://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 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
February 10, 2020
This week we talk about some of the ways that you can motivate yourself when you happen to be feeling a little unmotivated.  In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about an article that analyzed listening to podcasts on faster speeds. In our Better Podback we talk about someone who needs a new apple podcast review notification plugin. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/218/. 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 https://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 Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
February 3, 2020
In this episode we discuss the idea of creating supplemental content related to your podcast's topic. We'll discuss some ideas of things that you may want to create, some considerations before you create extra content, and some ways that you can use it to compliment the content within your podcast. Instead of a Better Podcasting Download, this week we have a special announcement (begins at 17:20) to do with our show that affects both our posted show, and our live-recording schedule. Finally, in our Better Podback section we hear from listeners, including one who wrote in because SP made them angry. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/217/. 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 https://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, January 31, 2020 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
January 26, 2020
Recently there was a debate about whether Spotify or Apple was the leader in podcast distribution. This sparked a bit of a topic of conversation with us - what are some benefits, challenges, and considerations of distributing your podcast through multiple locations? This episode we discuss this. In this week's Better Podcasting we discuss a recent conversation between the heads of Podnews and Blubrry about podcast spying. Finally, we round up this week's feedback in our Better Podback section. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/216/. 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 January 22, 2020 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
January 20, 2020
Occasionally you may need to consider making a change to a key part of your podcast setup that could potentially lead to a disaster, today we discuss some ways you can handle some of these situations to help make the change go more smooth.  In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we have a reddit post from a user who has some tips for future podcasters. Finally, we run a poll about how many episodes people keep in their RSS feed. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/215/. 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 January 15, 2020 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
January 13, 2020
We kick off our 2020 by talking about a variety of ways that you can be likable to your audience. While there may not be a one-size-fits-all formula, we hope that this episode helps you consider some of the thing that could potentially help with your particular show. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a podcaster who had a breakout year, and what we can learn from their statistics.  Finally, we catch up with what podcasters did over their holiday season. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/214/. 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 January 8, 2020 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
December 30, 2019
In this episode we conclude our annual 2-part tradition of running down our gear/podcast configuration changes of the year - this episode it's all about SP. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about one way that Podcaster artwork is being eyed up by copyright holders. Finally, we have some listener feedback about a Humble Bundle deal for video creators. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/213/. 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, December 18, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
December 23, 2019
In this episode we start our annual 2-part tradition of running down our gear/podcast configuration changes of the year - this episode it's all about Stephen. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about two changes to Alexa compatability for podcast consumers. Finally, we have a follow-up from Johan about his podcast setup. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/212/. 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, December 18, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
December 16, 2019
This week in the show we round up some listener/viewer feedback about what their one goal is that they've chosen for their podcast for 2020.  In this week's Better Podcasting Download there's some new research that could indicate that podcasts might be getting a little shorter. Finally, in this week's Better Podback, we have some listeners talk about their experience with the Behringer HA400. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/211/. 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, December 9, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
December 9, 2019
This week we discuss a variety of ways that you can do sound treatment for your sound. We discuss both sound treatment and full soundproofing ideas. In the Better Podcasting Download we discuss a recent report on news-based podcasts.  Finally, we have some listener feedback on how they're handling the holidays -- keeping their shows going. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/210/. 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, December 4, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
December 2, 2019
The winter holiday season is coming and that means some people will be taking a break from their podcast. In this episode we discuss some of the ways that you can keep working on your podcast while you still take a break from podcasting. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we highlight an article by SP on avoiding the question "Whatever happened to that podcast?" Finally, we have listener feedback about how to manage listener feedback.  Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/209/. 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, November 27, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
November 25, 2019
There are often occasions where you may want to consider implementing some changes to your podcast. In this episode we discuss some of the reasons you may consider revising your show, some of the benefits to doing so, and some of the best practices that we recommend.  In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about a controversy surrounding the iHeart Podcast Awards. Finally, we take listener feedback including some listener's experiences doing #NaPodPoMo. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/208/. 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, November 20, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
November 18, 2019
Over the past few weeks you may have heard of something called NaPodPoMo (National Podcast Post Month), this week we explain what it is, discuss some pros/cons to it, and give some general best practices if you want to participate. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss the annual Apple holiday schedule and YouTube needing to know about whether or not your target audience involves children. Finally, we take listener thoughts on NaPodPoMo. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/207/. 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, November 13, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
November 11, 2019
In this episode we discuss some of the ways that we've prepared to push through our podcast through challenging circumstances. We discuss the ways we accomplished our podcast, some key take-aways, and some things we would do differently if we were to do it today. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about how podcasting is finally being scanned for copyrighted music. Finally, we have a short Better Podback section showing some of the extra fun we have in our Discord server. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/206/. 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, November 6, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
November 4, 2019
This week on the show we discuss the differences between making your show better, making your show easier to produce and growing your audience. These are three areas you can invest in, and we discuss how they are all uniquely different. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss a recent mic comparison by former guest of the show, Bandrew from Podcastage. Finally, we round up the feedback in this week's Better Podback. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/205/. 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, October 30, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
October 28, 2019
In this week's show we discuss why the definition of a podcast doesn't matter for hobby podcasters AND how you can embrace this concept to help you grow your show, all while enjoying it more. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we chat about a new IAB certified hosting provider. Finally, in this week's Better Podback we gather some thoughts about the Zoom L-8, as well as some people's thoughts about Podchaser. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/204/. 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, October 23, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
October 21, 2019
In this episode we discuss what it means to podcast to perfection. We'll discuss some of the benefits, some of the challenges and some situations where you may want to consider podcasting with perfection in mind. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we give our initial thoughts on the Zoom L-8. Finally, in the Better Podback we discuss the challenges of loudness standards. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/203/. 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, October 16, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
October 13, 2019
Do you have podcast ambitions? You should. Today we take some "Wouldn't it be great if..." podcast ambition statements and discuss some considerations to help you work toward these, then we talk about some of the reality factors to do with these concepts. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about some recent podcast news to do with Libsyn. Finally, we take listener feedback, including a listener question about buying a domain name internationally. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/202/. 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, October 9, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
October 6, 2019
Guests can be a key aspect to podcasting - sometimes you're having guests on your show, sometimes you're being a guest on a podcast. Although guesting can be a key part of cross-promotion, sometimes you can go too far to have a guest on your show, or trying to be a guest on other shows. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about an update with the Deezer side of podcasting. Finally, we take listener feedback, including a listener question about the Rodecaster Pro functionality. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/201/. 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, October 2, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
October 1, 2019
For our 200th episode we thought it was a good opportunity to talk about how hobby podcasting is still fun and why it still matters in 2019.  In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss Pocket Casts doing a change on their decision about their pricing model. Finally, we take feedback from our past podcasts selves in this week's Better Podback. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/200/. 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 25, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
September 23, 2019
This week in the show we discuss why it's important to take time to reflect on your entire podcast endeavors in order to help maximize your time for your hobbies - to help ensure that you continue to have fun. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about statistics on podcast equipment (as voted for by our live audience during our live recording). Finally, in this week's Better Podback we have someone ask out migrating media services - and Stephen has a tip if you're using PowerPress. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/199/. 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 18, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
September 15, 2019
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.
September 9, 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's Rob 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.
September 1, 2019
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.
August 26, 2019
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 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 21, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
August 19, 2019
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 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,  August 16, 2019 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian. Magix Vegas Movie Studio 16 Suite Review: 24:30 - Movie Studio Review Begins (Overview of Review) 27:00 - Major changes between Version 15 and 16 29:00 - Why we recommend only purchasing the Platinum or Suite versions 29:15 - Minor noteworthy changes 35:00 - SP's list of challenges encountered 42:30 - Stephen's list of challenges encountered 48:40 - SP's overall product summary 49:30 - Stephen's overall product summary
August 13, 2019
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.
August 5, 2019
Stephen is away on vacation this week and so we have special guest Jen (from Anomaly 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@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, July 31, 2019  - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. This week's Audio/Video Production by Stargate Pioneer. This week's Audio/Video Editing by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.
July 29, 2019
Sometimes in podcasting difficult conversations can come up and they can be hard to have successfully. 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 HARDWARE FAILURE THAT ALMOST STOPPED HIM FROM PODCASTING FOR weeks.... which means that he has a HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST story.
July 23, 2019
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 and we have an answer to the Bossjock Studio / Backpack Studio confusion.
July 15, 2019
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.
July 9, 2019
This episode we discuss benefits to creating a podcast resume, things that should be on the podcast resume, and how you can promote your podcast resume. What exactly is a podcast resume? We'll discuss that too. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss Bossjock Junior vs Backpack Studio, and how there is some very confusing things about the two apps.
July 1, 2019
Following up to last week's episode about Hangouts on Air going away, this week we're going to run down a series of online audio recording services. Before we get there though, we'll talk a bit about what they are, advantages of them, and some things to watch out for when selecting. Lastly, we'll run down each service and some of the features that they offer. Finally, in this week's Better Podback, we run down the highlights from this week's feedback.
June 24, 2019
Last week we posted an article to GonnaGeek highlighting how Google announced that Hangouts on Air is going away soon. As Hangouts on Air (HOA) has been a staple that we've highlighted many times on this show, we thought that we'd do an episode where highlight some of the reasons why Hangouts on Air was successful, some considerations for moving forward, and things to prioritize when choosing a new service.
June 16, 2019
We make it clear that our stance is that in order to podcast, you can achieve great sound simply by using a simple microphone like the Audio-Technica ATR2100, AT2005 or Samson Q2U. In this episode we discuss some ways you can attempt to enhance a simple podcast setup without buying new hardware (ok, we'll talk a bit about some light hardware changes too). Also SP gives his thoughts on the Backpack Studio live streaming update. Finally, we have a poll about whether or not our listeners live-stream.
June 9, 2019
This week we conclude our arc on introductory episodes, this time talking all about episode 1. We'll discuss how to balance your episode one with your episode zero, ways to make your episode one carry a punch, and some things to consider for your first episode if you're not going to have an episode zero. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we get SP's take on Libsyn adding a destination for Radio.com, and we talk about how Apple is making changes to their categories.
June 3, 2019
This week we start our arc on introductory episodes, this time talking all about episode 0. We'll discuss what episode zeros are, why you may want to do them, how to use them effectively, and things to avoid in your episode zero. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about Libsyn adding a destination for Radio.com (and why it's completely irrelevant to Stephen). Finally, we run down this week's feedback including one about podcast superstitions.
May 26, 2019
Today we talk about celebrating the wins that you have with your podcast. We'll discuss reasons celebrating can be beneficial, some reasons why people celebrate, and how some people celebrate podcast wins. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss a change to Podtrac's statistics.  Finally, we run down some feedback, including one listener's unfortunate experience listening to our most recent show.
May 20, 2019
The podcast world is buzzing again about Podcast Transcriptions, so we thought it was time for us to talk about them. In this episode we'll discuss how you can get them, what they are, pros of using podcast transcriptions, cons, and our opinion on whether or not it's worth creating transcriptions for your shows. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss how THREE companies were IAB Compliant Certified over the last week.
May 13, 2019
As your podcast evolves, you may find that you need to drastically adjust the length of your show. If you're making this change suddenly, there are some things that you may consider as you work through the change; in this episode we discuss those things. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we say farewell to Podcon and share our opinion on the challenges that may have lead to its end. Finally, Stephen runs down his reason for not fully recommending Pinecast. Plus new gear for Stephen!
May 6, 2019
There are a lot of different component involved with the podcasting process, and when you break down those component, there are a ton of little things that become a part of your regular routine. While these things may be time consuming, after awhile they can easily be forgotten about. This week we've picked some of these items to discuss, some ways they've affected us week to week, and some tips we have to help you. We also discuss Stephen's first experience with the Rodecaster Pro multitrack to SD.
April 29, 2019
For those of you who have talked to Stargate Pioneer about choosing a media host, you know that he's got a pretty tight list about his recommended criteria for this. Today we're going to run down this criteria and expand on the reasoning behind these suggestions - plus a few more. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about Luminary (Note this was recorded on Wednesday, April 24, 2019). Finally, we take listener feedback.
April 22, 2019
There are a lot of podcasts in the world, and that means that your podcast may have a lot of competition. So, in a situation like this, how do you stand out in the crowd? In this episode we'll talk about a bunch of best practices to make your show unique, and some things to avoid as well. However, before we get there, we have to say farewell to co-host of Stargate Pioneer. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss Apple redesign the Apple Podcasts websites.
April 15, 2019
This week we're pleased to offer another interview, this time with Dan Hughley of Focusrite. We'll discuss Focusrite's podcast consideration, endeavors and some hardware available for podcasters. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we chat about some recent de-indexing that happened with Google and how it affects you as a podcaster. Plus, Stephen kicks it all off with his own HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST story - this one involving SMART HOME tech.
April 8, 2019
This week in the show, we do a little self-analysis by reviewing our top 10 downloaded episode of 2018. We do this review to help provide some insight on what episodes worked best for our audience, and what other podcasters might be interested in. In the Better Podcasting Download, we look at two reddit articles - one about interrupting, and the other about apologizing to your audience. Plus Stephen gets honest about his feeling toward his recent podcasting.
April 1, 2019
As a hobby podcaster, you probably don't have endless funds to help promote your show. You're in luck, because today we're going to run down a bunch of methods to help promote your show for free, and some experience that we've had using these. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we'll talk about the BBC pulling out of Google Podcasts (and why it's a non-issue), and an update about StreamGuys going with RAD statistics. Plus recent Discord talk about the Rodecaster Pro.
March 24, 2019
Sometimes you might find that your podcast's source material is no longer available. If this happens to you, there are several decisions that have to be made for the future in the show. This week, we discuss some of these decisions, and Stargate Pioneer provides actual examples of decisions that he is making for two of the shows that he currently participates in. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss recent Patreon changes, and what it means for the hobby podcaster.
March 18, 2019
This week we're pleased to interview Craig Reeves from Mackie about their future which involves exploring creating a device for podcasting.  Other topics include Craig's history and some technical information about some of the Mackie products that podcasters may be looking at. Before we get there though, we start this episode with another How I Saved My Podcast story - this time it's about a media host. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about this year's Infinite Dial report.
March 10, 2019
Many industries have a code of ethics established for their industry, but Podcasting doesn't have anything formally established. In this episode we discuss some things that we've seen over the years (and some things that we've had conversations with other podcasters) that might be a consideration when discussing Podcasting Ethics. We also discuss a follow-up to Apple's email discussed last week AND how the firmware update failed to make Rodecaster Pro a multi-track recorder.
March 4, 2019
We've often spoken about how to podcast with co-hosts remotely, but what about the situations where you're going to record in the same room together? In this episode we'll discuss some best practices and share some of our experiences when recording with other people in the same room. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss Apple's email about the use of podcast Title Tags, and what their expectation is for these. We also give our take on Apple's power within the industry.
February 24, 2019
Although there are many podcasts which release on a weekly basis, there are many podcasts that use a non-weekly release format. In this episode we'll discuss some release schedules, benefits to these, and some best practices if you're going to go non-weekly. We'll also cover seasonal podcasting. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, Stephen shares the reason why he hasn't continued on with his Rodecaster Pro review videos - including some audio clips. http://www.betterpodcasting.com/169
February 17, 2019
Ever considered doing some YouTube projects associated with your podcast? This episode we discuss ways you can use YouTube to help your podcast, best practices if you're going to, and share some cautionary tales from our experiences. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we chat about Apple Podcast Connect changing their terms of service, and we theorize why this is. Finally, we take your feedback including someone's HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST story. Full notes at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/168/
February 11, 2019
This week in the show, we discuss how to consider making a change to your show, some things to pay attention to, and ways that you can implement changes to your show. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss Spotify buying Gimlet and Anchor and our theories on what this could mean for the future of podcasters which use Anchor, including relating it to the music industry. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/167/
February 4, 2019
In this episode we'll be discussion challenges facing trying to use multiple USB microphones, tips if you're going to try it, and some other advice surrounding USB microphone use. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we give an update on the Rodecaster Pro, and also reflect on someone else's podcast life self-reflection. Finally, we give a glimpse in to our Discord server including one amazing deal Stephen managed to score.
January 28, 2019
This week in the show we talk about real time audience engagement. Whether it's while you're recording, or in between your episodes, there are various ways to interact with your audience AND a variety of benefits that come with doing so. BUT before we get our featured segment, Stephen has one heck of a "How I Saved My Podcast" Story to share. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss a Rodecaster firmware update AND iHeart Radio's Podcast Awards.
January 21, 2019
Whether you've just started, or you've been going awhile, you have a podcast setup of some form. In this episode we'll discuss various ways to protect your #podcasting setup. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we give our take on a recent discussion on podcasting's alleged biggest problem. Finally, Stephen kicks off our Better Podback with a rant about inefficient podcast communities.
January 14, 2019
In our 2019 debut episode, we turn the show over to you as we review listener submission answers to our question "What is one goal you set yourself after listening back to a recent episode of your show?" In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss how far podcasting has come for independent podcasters as we talk about a podcast convention we can get behind. Finally, in the Better Podback, we recap listener feedback from the past couple weeks.
December 31, 2018
In our final episode of 2018, we conclude up our 2-episode annual tradition of talking about our personal podcast studio gear upgrades from the past year - this time it's the SP edition. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we get touchy feely as we read a heart-warming reddit post. Finally, we take listener feedback, including a series of responses about your goals for your 2019 podcast-related purchases.
December 24, 2018
This week we kick off our 2-episode annual tradition of talking about our personal podcast studio gear upgrades from the past year - this time it's this Stephen edition. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss how extensive the Pandora application form is and whether Pandora's goals are aligned with your intent as a hobby podcaster. Finally, we take listener feedback, including a series of responses about everyone's most valued and most disappointing podcast gear purchases.
December 17, 2018
We bust all types of myths this episode about owning your RSS feed. We'll also discuss some Apple information about rejections AND also your top episodes.
December 10, 2018
This show we discuss why you need to stop comparing your podcast to others. We'll discuss how you can pay attention to your relevant podcast space, without comparing your show to others. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss IAB compliance vs IAB certification, and Stephen shares his opinion on who really needs to pay attention to a recent Podnews article. PLUS, we'll digest a dissection of the Apple Podcasts directory by Daniel J Lewis.
December 3, 2018
Face it. When you're doing something as public as a podcast, at some point you're going to encounter negativity. In this episode we discuss how you can best deal with negativity that might come from listeners of your podcast. During this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a podcast lawsuit that involves music. Finally, in this week's Better Podback we deviate from the usual as we kick off our recurring "What You Missed In The GonnaGeek Discord Server" section.
November 26, 2018
Ever considered doing a collaboration with another podcast? This week we discuss benefits to doing a podcast collaboration, tips if you are going to do one, and also some general ideas for collaborating with other podcasters. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a recent Anchor article about their terms of service, and what it means for you as a podcaster.  Finally,Stephen shares a story about an issue he encountered last week during the Better Podcasting recording.
November 19, 2018
This week we tackle the topic of how to promote your podcast in person. We'll review what not to do, what to do to make your in-person promotion land with a potential listeners. In this week's Better Podback we run through a few points including Pandora getting in to podcasting. We'll discuss how the Pandora Podcast model is shaping up and why Stephen thinks it really isn't that big of news. We'll also talk about how Libsyn and Blubrry have some recent stats updates AND there's Apple News!
November 11, 2018
This week we discuss podcast consistency. We'll break down areas of your podcast to apply consistency, benefits to doing so and how you can choose where you want to place your focus.  In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about the Mount Rushmore of podcasting, as well we have some important Apple Podcasts dates. Finally, we take your feedback in the Better Podback.
November 5, 2018
This week on the show we discuss the question "Is it Team Over Tech?" We'll break down how having a good team and having good tech can benefit your podcast. Before we get there though, SP has a HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST story, and we also announce an upcoming episode (and now you can help with it). In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we take issue with an article on the future of podcasting. Finally, we take your feedback, including addressing the question Live vs Produced.
October 29, 2018
This week in the show we discuss the ever-changing podcast world of 2018 and how you can deal with it as a podcaster. We'll run through a variety of examples of this change and how you can handle these. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss Scripps' acquisition of Triton and how there are finally podcast awards. Finally, we have a special announcement!
October 22, 2018
This week in the show we talk about common mistakes that podcasters make in their shows. We break it down into some primary categories including Startup, Recording, Editing and Publishing/Promotion. Whether you have a podcast now, or you're looking to start one, hopefully this helps you avoid some common podcasting mistakes. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss an analysis of some Apple Podcasts categories. Finally, in the Better Podback, we talk about cross-posted social media posts.
October 15, 2018
This show we talk about podcast specialty episodes. We'll break down the dos, the don'ts and some general ideas for how you can do a specialty podcast episode. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about how there was a recent problem with the Apple Podcasts listings, as well as some recent changes with what is getting people kicked out of Apple Podcasts. Plus, we also say farewell to Google+. Finally, in this week's Better Podback, we ask Why Do You Podcast?
October 8, 2018
It's another battle of podcast media hosting versus podcast self hosting in our 150th episode as we run down the workflow on how to start a podcast (from a technical perspective). In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we review the new Spotify podcaster dashboard and what it means for people who are self-hosting their podcast and what you should do if you're already a podcaster in Spotify.
October 1, 2018
This week we tackle a recent listener question about achieving a quality audio recording on your podcast. We build off of previous episodes to help you make sure your podcast recording is clean. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we answer the question of "How much effort is podcasting really?". Finally, we take listener feedback including some more comments about social media efforts.
September 24, 2018
This week we have fellow GonnaGeek Network Member (and professional podcaster/radio producer) Cody Gough to share his experience building a promo spot for your podcast. Cody brings a whole bunch of samples with him to help with the discussion. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we share our thoughts surrounding several articles that question if video is taking over the podcast space. Finally, we'll take listener feedback about where they focus their social media attention.
September 17, 2018
For those who like our technical episodes, you're in luck! Due to listener request, this week we run down a whole bunch of things to pay attention to when shopping for Headphones or In-Ear Monitors (IEMs) and then share our knowledge and experience with some models about these. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about the debut of Periscope Audio and share our experience testing it this past week during the live recording of Official GonnaGeek.com Show.
September 10, 2018
This week we shake our roles a bit as Stargate Pioneer interviews Stephen about his 10 years of podcasting. We discuss the changes he's seen, the highlights, lowlights and everything in between over his 10 years of podcasting. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss a recent discussion about what podcasts have podfaded including our thoughts on why these metrics may not want to be taken at face value. Finally, we'll say goodbye to a piece of loyal gear from the SP Podcast Studio.
August 27, 2018
This week we play another listener submission HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST STORY. In the featured segment we discuss what web presence basics you should have for a podcast starting out. In the Better Podcasting Download, we discuss how Apple may be cracking down on keyword spamming in podcast titles. During the Better Podback we run down a couple YouTube comments we received, including one about SP's pop filter. Finally, we discuss WHY WE WON'T HAVE A SHOW NEXT WEEK, and why it matters to you.
August 20, 2018
This week in the show we chat about why organization with your podcast is important, and some ways that you can help keep yourself organized. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss the recent Apple Podcasts outage, and we also chat about a podcast that got many negative reviews. Finally, we take listener feedback in Better Podback.
August 13, 2018
We kick off this week's episode with a How I Saved My Podcast story that is a follow up to last week's episode about one listener who had to break up with their co-host. In this week's featured segment, we discuss PERSONAL HEALTH (and how it affects your podcast). In the Better Podcasting Download we chat about an update with Simplecast and a shakeup with the podcast side of things in Audible. Finally, we take listener feedback, including one piece of feedback on a KILLER podcast.
August 6, 2018
In this week's episode we share our first hand experiences podcasting from a hotel room and how we solved challenges that we encountered. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we question an article that questions if Google has a podcast strategy. In this week's Better Podback we answer the question of whether or not you need a co-host in order to podcast. Finally, we'll give our first thoughts on Logitech acquiring Blue Microphones.
July 30, 2018
As a podcaster there are times when things go well with your tech, but there are also times that everything goes really wrong. This week we discuss situations where you may need to ask for help, when you may want to wait to ask, and how you can make the support experience easier for yourself AND for the person helping you. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss a reddit post written by an avid listener on what they expect to hear when they listen to podcasts.
July 23, 2018
In this week's episode we ask the question "What is Podcast Success?" No really, we actually asked it - and today we have a bunch of people answering what that question means to them. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about a recently released update to Skype, what it means to you, when you'll be forced to switch to Skype 8, and we provide our first thoughts on Skype NDI. We also give updates on Magix Movie Studio 15, Spreaker & Google Podcasts search results and Google Play Music.
July 16, 2018
This week we get technical as we break down ID3 tags line by line, and discuss how they apply to podcasters. We also share the results of a few samples that we did on how various podcasts use ID3 tags. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we revisit SecondLine Themes' Bolden WordPress theme after a recent experience Stephen had with them (hint: it was totally awesome). Finally, we wrap up the show with some first hand experience on how we got screwed by Catbox (it involves Google Podcasts).
July 8, 2018
By listener request, we're talking about video podcasts again. A lot has changed since we last spoke (episode 14, 15, 16, 17) which is why this week we're giving an overview of the information we think is most relevant to podcasters wanting to start doing video. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss a Google Podcasts issue Stephen encountered, a weird RSS thing that happened with Castbox and how Anchor changed their terms of service. We also talk about the theory of a "Netflix of podcasting"
July 2, 2018
In this week's episode we talk about Podcast Players, why it's important you keep your finger on the pulse with them, and what they mean for you as a podcaster. Better Podcasting correspondent Emily Prokop even provides some first hand insight into Google Podcasts. Before we get to that though, we have a submission for HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, Stephen provides his review of Magix Movie Studio 15.
June 25, 2018
We kick off this week's episode asking how someone can save their podcast if their WordPress installation was hacked. In this week's featured topic, we discuss ways to make your audio "listenable" in 2018 audio standards. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about how Google Podcasts dropped their app, and what Stephen's experience was with it so far. Finally, we take listener feedback, including reviewing the results of the Better Podcasting Poll we posted about streaming podcasts.
June 18, 2018
In this week's episode we talk about a variety of ways that podcasting has evolved, and what these innovations mean for podcasters. We'll talk about advancements in podcasting with hardware, software, services and a few that fall in between those categories. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we'll go over a recently announced changed in Audioboom's strategy. As well, it is looking like Google may actually be building a podcast app.
June 11, 2018
In this week's episode we analyze several different ways to podcast without using a traditional computer (desktop / laptop). From Android to iOS, hardware recorders to wifi SD cards, we'll brainstorm a variety of methods to achieve this. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a change that Pinecast.
June 4, 2018
Whether it's your individual podcast's history, or your personal podcasting history (ie. your podcast resume), this episode we talk about ways to keep track of your podcast history, and pros/cons of doing so. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about an update with Podiant, updates from Apple Podcasts and how podcasting has finally come to PLEX. Finally, after this week's Better Podback, Stephen talks about his latest unexpected podcast-related expense that came his way.
May 28, 2018
In this week's episode we start off by a How I Could Have Saved My Podcast story before we ask the question - WHAT IS YOUR PODCAST'S MISSION? In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss a reddit article questioning the future business of podcasts. Finally, in the Better Podback, we've got an email with the originals of our very own Stargate Pioneer.
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