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 #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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Better Podcasting #250 – How Podcasting Has Changed Since We Started Better Podcasting

To help celebrate our 250th episode, we run down some of the ways that the podcasting space has changed since we originally started Better Podcasting. We’ll discuss a variety of notable areas that have change that we feel impact hobby podcasters.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about a possible change with Audacity, and a service we came across to automatically help remove the uhhhhhhs in your podcast.

Finally, in our Better Podback we run down a variety of lister feedback including how Curious George is setting up the future generation of podcasters for success!

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/250.

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 11, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Better Podcasting #249A – We’ve had a delay / What was the bigger podcast news of the week?

This is just a quick update as we’ve had to delay the recording/release of the next episode (250) of Better Podcasting for personal matters; in this episode Stephen gives you a quick update of why. However, it wouldn’t be an episode of Better Podcasting without some form of podcast discussion. As such, Stephen does a mini-edition Better Podback discussing two key topics this week – Facebook developing a player, and Anchor getting in to the paid subscription game.

Keep your eyes on our social media to find out the latest on what our release schedule will be for this week’s Better Podcasting and better Podcasting: Live Chat.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/249a.

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 Saturday, May 1, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Better Podcasting #249 – Busting Podcasting Myths

We think it’s important that podcasters entering the podcast space have an accurate idea of what they’re getting into – that’s why this week we’re running down a bunch of podcast myths and giving our thoughts on why we think they’re not true. As we go through the myths, we’ll address the elements of truth that we think do apply to them.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about a RØDECaster Pro firmware beta update, and Stephen gives his quick initial thoughts trying it out.

Finally, in our Better Podback we have a listener who is continuing the quest for podcast awards.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/249.

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 13, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Better Podcasting #248 – You Can Always Start A New Podcast

This week we’re here with a message that we think is important for Hobby Podcasters to hear – it’s ok to start a new show if your current show doesn’t work out.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about the Samsung App having podcasts, and why the idea of Samsung managing data different from Google on their Android phones is NOT a new one.

Finally, in our Better Podback we have a listener who has seen an odd spike with their downloads coming from a specific destination.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/248.

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 30, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Better Podcasting #247 – Podcast Data Management

As you podcast you’ll likely find that you rapidly start accumulating data in various locations, today we’re going to talk about how to best manage your podcast data. We’ll discuss local data management, shared data management, and online data management. We’ll also discuss when it might be necessary to re-visit your podcast data management plan.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss The Ambies, and also Apple potentially moving away from the term “subscribe.”

Finally, in our Better Podback we take listener feedback about their first podcast microphone (and what they think of it today).

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/247.

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 16, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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