In the Season 3 Finale we have a topic that was two-seasons in the making – returning from a hiatus. This week we reflect on our experience returning from a hiatus including some of the successes we had, as well as some of the areas we wish we had handled better.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss Generative AI in podcasts, how we think it’s not ready yet, but where we think it might start finding its home soon.

For the Better Podback we have a listener asking about mic arms, we talk scheduling a guest far ahead and one listener follows up about the Procaster comment.

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This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. We usually stream live to Geeks.Live, on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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00:00 – Show Intro
01:13 – Start of the episode
01:37 – Stephen’s podcast joke
02:20 – Upcoming Better Podcasting schedule
05:38 – Today’s main topic will be a bit different
06:38 – Recap of our hiatus
09:30 – Announcing/deciding to take a hiatus
18:02 – Hiatus times may change
22:00 – Planning the return itself
27:35 – Announcing the return
29:50 – Challenges when returning from a hiatus
36:30 – Reassessing your workflows
39:05 – Did our audience return?
43:00 – Why we delayed doing this episode
45:30 – Better Podcasting Download
58:16 – Better Podback: Rode Procaster
59:20 – Better Podback: Mic Arms
1:02:30 – Better Podback: Scheduling a guest
1:04:18 – Episode ending/outro


  • SP: Electro-Voice RE320
  • Stephen: Shure SM7B

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