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 #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

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/291

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on all of our socials at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact 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 BEST geek community around on the GonnaGeek Discord Server at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/discord/

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

Read More

Better Podcasting #290 – We’re Both Digital Mixer Cursed / Media Host Segment: Buzzsprout Review

This week we’re pleased to bring back the Hobby Podcaster Profile with Chris Osborne AKA Waffles.

In the Better Podnering this week topics include:

– A study for Apple Podcasts searchability
– Stephen is now facing a Mixcast 4 / Rodecaster Pro 1 challenge
– SP can’t recommend the Rodecaster Pro 2

For this week’s media host segment, we give our review of Buzzsprout

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

– Is Rodecaster Pro a Polywav device?
– Captivate

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/290

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on all of our socials at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact 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 BEST geek community around on the GonnaGeek Discord Server at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/discord/

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.  We usually stream live to GonnaGeek.com/Live on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Read More

Better Podcasting #289 – Stephen’s Secret Audio Test / Media Host Segment: Simplecast Review

In the Better Podnering this week topics include: A lawsuit about a podcast title Spotify removes another show, unable to re-instate subscribers Stephen did a secret test: VDO Ninja pro audio setting Update on SP’s Rodecaster Pro II RMA SP’s temporary setup this week: PodTrak P4 For this week’s media host segment, we give our…

Read More

Better Podcasting #288 – Even More Rodecaster Pro II Problems / Media Host Segment: Guest Chris Ferrell’s Recent Experience

In the Better Podnering this week topics include:

SP has even more Rodecaster Pro 2 problems
iOS transcripts are here
Multi-tracking audio within OBS
A simplified podcast experience using the Vocaster Two

For this week’s media host segment, our guest Chris Ferrell joins us to discuss his recent experience switching from Podbean to Spotify for Podcasters. Why did he switch? What does he like about Spotify? What does he miss about Podbean? We’ll discuss it all and more.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, we have a follow-up to last week’s Target challenge, and there’s a question about the original Rodecaster Pro voltage.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/288

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on all of our socials at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact 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 BEST geek community around on the GonnaGeek Discord Server at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/discord/

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.  We usually stream live to GonnaGeek.com/Live on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Read More

Better Podcasting #287 – IAB Podcast Guidelines v2.2 / Media Host Segment: Spotify For Podcasters Review

In the Better Podnering this week topics include:

IAB Podcast Guidelines v2.2 out for review
(New?) Streaming service LiveSpace
YouTube Music podcast badge
What is good podcast badge etiquette?

For this week’s media host segment, we give our review of Spotify For Podcasters (Formerly Anchor).

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, Stephen issues a podcaster challenge, and he has a follow-up to EPISODE 93.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/287

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on all of our socials at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact 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 BEST geek community around on the GonnaGeek Discord Server at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/discord/

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.  We usually stream live to GonnaGeek.com/Live on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Read More

Better Podcasting #286 – Multi-cam Video Podcast Editing / Media Host Segment: Pinecast Review

In the Better Podnering this week topics include:

SP’s Multi-cam video editing journey
Show analyzers
Stephen hates the Polywav

For this week’s media host segment, we give our review of Podbean.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, infamous Bandrew Scott has a follow-up about last week’s RE320 discussion. Plus, will he buy SP the infamous

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/286

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on all of our socials at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact 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 BEST geek community around on the GonnaGeek Discord Server at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/discord/

This podcast was recorded on Friday, February 23, 2024.  We usually stream live to GonnaGeek.com/Live on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Read More

Better Podcasting #285 – SP’s Earth-Shattering RE320 Feedback / Media Host Segment: Podbean Review

We open this week with an update about the How I Saved My Podcast and Hobby Podcaster Profile segments.

In the Better Podnering this week topics include:

Stephen abandons testing the Zoom PodTrak P8
SP has some earth shattering comments about the RE320
Why it might make sense to have a dedicated podcast machine
Spotify is discontinuing the Music+Talk feature
Spotify is removing the creator tools
Mackie DLZ Creator XS

For this week’s media host segment, we give our review of Podbean.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, we recap a recent chat in our Discord about Podcasting 2.0 and Stephen recaps the distinction that he found that makes him of the opinion Apple is not yet supporting Podcasting 2.0 with their transcripts feature.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/285

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on all of our socials at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact 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 BEST geek community around on the GonnaGeek Discord Server at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/discord/

This podcast was recorded on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.  We usually stream live to GonnaGeek.com/Live on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Read More

Better Podcasting #284 – Season 4 Premiere!

Better Podcasting is back with the premiere of Season 4 of Better Podcasting – and we’re shaking up the format! In this episode we’ll begin by explaining some of the changes that you can expect to see going forward with Better Podcasting and we’ll answer what is happening with the Better Podcasting: Live Chat show.

In the debut of a new segment that we’re calling the Better Podnerings, we’ll recap what we did during our scheduled holiday break (and whether we think we want to do it again this year), transcripts now being supported on Apple Podcasts and Spotify having a Read-A-Long service, Zoomcorp creating an Essentials line, Spotify exclusives going away and we think there’s a couple recent TikTok trends that podcasters can learn from.

For the debut of the theme for this season’s featured segment – we’ll chronicle the criteria we’ll be looking at as we evaluate media hosts during our quest to migrate away from Libsyn.

Finally, the Better Podback segment is still around with listener feedback including a listener who is seeking information about an iOS teleprompter app.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/284

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on all of our socials at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact 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 BEST geek community around on the GonnaGeek Discord Server at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/discord/

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.  We usually stream live to GonnaGeek.com/Live on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Read More

Better Podcasting #283 – Our Gear 2023

In this special episode of Better Podcasting, we conclude our 2023 year by continuing our annual tradition of discussing the evolution of our gear over the last year. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss what we think was one of the biggest changes in podcasting 2023. Finally, in the Better Podback we run…

Read More

Better Podcasting #282 / Live Chat #061 – Update about Better Podcasting Season 4

This is a (mostly) un-edited posting of our live podcasting Q&A and podcast discussion that streams on Wednesdays. Topics this week include:

– This is dual-feed episode
– Official announcement about Better Podcasting – Main show
– Update about SP’s eBay ventures
– Stephen has a new strategy for trying to sell his gear
– The latest update of SP’s SM7B testing
– SAG-AFTRA strike / Canada’s ACTRA
– A listener’s busy week
– It’s fun to podcast on someone else’s podcast
– Microphone arms
– A new Better Podcasting giveaway
– Our first thoughts on Bluesky
– Cross-show releases
– Observation about new vehicles and podcasting
– Stephen’s green screen troubles
– Pinecast dashboard
– Matter podcast end-user transcription
– The first full week without Sitcher

The back catalog of Better Podcasting: Live Chat episodes can be found at http://livechat.betterpodcasting.com. You can check out the regular episodes of Better Podcasting at http://main.betterpodcasting.com.

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/ – the BEST geek community around.

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.

Read More