Better Podcasting #291 – Mackie DLZ Creator XS Security Flaw / Media Host Segment: Guest Chris Osborne’s Pinecast Experience

In the Better Podnering this week topics include:

  • Stephen returned the Mackie DLZ Creator XS (including a security flaw)
  • Affinity sold to Canva – could there be benefits?
  • Google Podcasts Gone: How to get your podcast on to YouTube Music

For this week’s media host segment, our guest Chris Osborne is here to talk about his experience with Pinecast.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback topics include:

  • Is Buzzcast an industry podcast?
  • Blink 182 – Rodecaster Pro 2 Crossover

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This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, March 27, 2024.  We usually stream live to on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Better Podnerings: 

Media Host Segment:

  • None this week

Better Podback:

  • None this week

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Video Version:


00:00 – Intro/Opening
01:45 – Welcome to our guest, Waffles (Chris Osborne from Play Comics)
03:57 – DLZ Creator XS: Intro
04:55 – DLZ Creator XS: Hardware whine
05:30 – DLZ Creator XS: Firmware challenges
08:27 – DLZ Creator XS: Security flaw
10:30 – DLZ Creator XS: Security flaw – no planned patch
12:20 – DLZ Creator XS: Other challenges
18:30 – Affinity sold to Canva
24:58 – YouTube Music Podcasts
36:48 – Media Host Segment: Introduction
40:00 – Media Host Segment: What Pinecast features would you like to see?
41:00 – Media Host Segment: Chris’ evaluation of our evaluation criteria
42:30 – Media Host Segment: Pinecast embed player
44:30 – Media Host Segment: What did Stephen get wrong about Pinecast?
55:40 – Media Host Segment: Our quacky final question for Chris
58:25 – Better Podback: Question about Buzzcast
1:02:22 – Better Podback: Blink 182 X Rodecaster Pro 2
1:04:00 – Ending/Outro

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