Better Podcasting

Welcome to Better Podcasting! We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

Better Podcasting #260 – Our Gear 2021: Combined Edition / Update About Better Podcasting

We release our final episode of 2021 with an update about our hiatus, why it’ll be longer than we anticipated, and some self-reflection on how our recent situation affects hobby podcast endeavors.

We also have a combined (condensed) version of our annual Our Gear tradition discussing our equipment purchases over the past year..

In our Better Podback, we ask listeners if they have any gear purchase plans for 2022.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/260.

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, December 21, 2021 – We usually stream live to Geeks.Live, but not this time. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Better Podcasting #259 – Taking A Break From Podcasting

Sometimes the best way to save your podcast, is to take a break from podcasting. This week we talk the concept of taking a break from podcasting, why it can be important to take a break from podcasting, how you might utilize taking a break from podcasting, and recognizing when it might be time to take a break from podcasting.

We also have an important announcement at the end of this segment – we will be taking a break from Better Podcasting.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we tell you why we are changing our position – and can NO LONGER recommend Magix Vegas Movie Studio.

In our Better Podback, we have a listener who purchased a PodTrak P4, and our Discord might be experience a Mandela Effect about it.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/259.

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, September  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Better Podcasting #258 – Comparing Rodecaster Pro Alternatives

Tascam just released a new recorder/mixer called the Mixcast 4, and it reminds us a lot of the Rodecaster Pro. This episode we run down the specs on the Mixcast 4 and then summarize some other mixers/recorders, what we think is their pros/cons, and how they stack up against eachother. We hope this episode helps you navigate what is rapidly building to be a sea of options in this space.

In our Better Podback, we have listeners answer polls including what they’d like to see for funny podcast awards and what SP should do with his spare time. We also have people comment on new gear and price increases in hardware.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/258.

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 31, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Better Podcasting #257 – SP Experiences Podcast Movement As A Hobbyist

SP recently attended Podcast Movement 2021, and he set out with a few goals. In this week’s episode, SP recounts his experience at Podcast Movement and how he felt about it attending as a hobbyist.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we follow up on previous discussion about Discord threads.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including listeners who had questions about Stephen’s recent Elgato Wave Arm LP experience.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/257.

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 17, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Better Podcasting #256 – Key Elements of Hobby Podcasting

What do we think are the key elements of a hobby podcast? This week we discuss some of the elements that we think are specifically important for hobby podcast – and some of the ones that we think where hobby podcasters have an advantage over professional podcasters. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss…

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Better Podcasting #255 – Hobby Podcasting Isn’t Free Podcasting

If podcasting is your hobby, does that mean that it’s free? The answer is no, hobby podcasting isn’t free podcasting. This week we discuss some of the challenged that make it hard to try to podcast for free, and where it might benefit to try to pay a little money, and where you can try to save a buck or two.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss how Automaticc is buying Pocket Casts, and we speculate what this means for the future.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including a listener who encountered an issue with their recording this week, and we have a listener who was invited by Facebook to turn on their new podcast feature.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/255.

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 20, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Better Podcasting #254 – Starting a Hobby Podcast Network

This week we break down some of our learnings from running the GonnaGeek Network and provide some recommendations that we have for hobby podcasters that are thinking about starting a hobby podcast network.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss some recent news that came out about the latest Audacity terms of service, and what we think that means for hobby podcasters, and how you might want to keep your eyes out for changes in the future.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including a follow up to the previous episode of Better Podcasting, and a listener question about Headliner.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/254.

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 6, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Better Podcasting #253 – Our Biggest Podcast Regrets To Date

We’ve both been podcasting for while now, and so today we wanted to share some of our biggest podcast regrets – to hopefully help save you some in the future. We’ll break our regrets down into a variety of categories including both hardware and production regrets. As we go through we’ll discuss some of the benefits that we got out of it, and also what we would do differently.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss a couple changes with Anchor and what we think it means for hobby podcasters.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including a listener that has a question about how to use give aways to help promote his podcast.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/253.

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 22, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Better Podcasting #252 – Embracing Your Age In Your Podcast

You don’t have to be a certain age to podcast. This week we discuss some of the ways that age doesn’t matter when it comes to hobby podcasting, some of the ways that age might matter to your listener, and some of the ways that you can embrace your age when it comes to hobby podcasting.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss an article that takes the position that interesting in clubhouse is fading away.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including a listener that notices an odd promo from Zoom about their new podcasting device, and we have a listener who is looking to start a new podcast network.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/252.

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 8, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Better Podcasting #251 – Biggest Challenges Facing Hobby Podcasters in 2021

This week we discuss what we think are the biggest challenges that hobby podcasters face in the year 2021 – and how we think hobby podcasters can make the most of it.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss an article that compared the financial future of Apple vs Spotify in the podcasting game.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including one loyal listener who is feeling SP’s Apple Podcasts pain.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/251.

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, May 28, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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