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 #277 – Podcast Branding

branding is, and how it’s not just the tangible aspects like your artwork and promo material.

This episode we’re also pleased to debut a brand new segment: The Better Podcasting Hobby Podcaster Profile. In our debut episode we highlight Anthony Sytko from Capes on the Couch podcast.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Down, we have a triple round up of follow-ups (read as: corrections) from our recent episodes.

Finally, we run down some Better Podback we have a listener who is seeking to move on from their Mixcast software and replace it with something else.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/277.

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find our full contact information can be found at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact. You can like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at https://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 Wednesday, May 3, 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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Better Podcasting #276 – Dedicated Social Media/Community Managers

This week we talk about the idea of using a dedicated (or paid) social media/community manager. Whether it’s hiring someone to do this, or you’re having someone you know take care of this, there are some important considerations to be had.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Down, we talk about a recent security issue with the PowerPress plugin.

Finally, we run down some Better Podback including excitement in our Discord community about Hindenburg Pro 2.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/276.

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find our full contact information can be found at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact. You can like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at https://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 Wednesday, April 26, 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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Better Podcasting #275 – Social Media For Your Podcast

Last week we talked about exploring other communities to help grow your podcast, and in the process we briefly touched on social media. However, since social media is a topic in itself, this episode we talk about some of the challenges and considerations you may have when trying to use social media for your podcast (and it might not just be used to promote your podcast!).

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we chat about some of the most common software-based failures we see, and some insight we have from a software creator on hardware that might help minimize these troubles. We also talk about the latest Rode hardware announcements.

Finally, we run down some Better Podback including one listener who challenges the big deal about crutch words.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/275.

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find our full contact information can be found at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact. You can like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at https://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 Wednesday, April 19, 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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Better Podcasting #274 – Expanding Outside Your Normal Community

If you’re trying to grow your podcast, the chances are there may be a point where you want to explore outside of your current community/social circles. In this episode we discuss some considerations to be had if you’re looking to explore other communities to help grow your podcast.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we chat about the price increases with Pocket Casts, and we speculate some of the impact it could have with podcasters.

Finally, we run down some Better Podback from the last couple weeks including one listener asking ChatGPT about their podcast, a follow-up to Stephen’s OBS issue and some listeners having backups!

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/274.

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find our full contact information can be found at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact. You can like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at https://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 Wednesday, April 12, 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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Better Podcasting #273 – Defining Your Audience

Welcome to Season 3 of Better Podcasting. This episode we kick off our season discussing defining your audience. We’ll talk about finding a niche in the space, as well as some of the challenges that can come by getting too specific. However, before we get there – we’re please to start the episode with a…

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Better Podcasting #272 – Cohost Compatibility (Season 2 Finale)

In the Season 2 finale of Better Podcasting, we discuss co-host compatibility, and some of the ways you can self-reflect to help achieve that. We’ll discuss some personal challenges that we’ve encountered, and some of the luck that we’ve also had as well. 

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss TikTok using the term ‘podcast’.

Finally, we run down some Better Podback from this week, including an update about a sound pad issue that keeps coming up with the Rodecaster Pro 2 (and we’ll discuss the problems we have with their RMA process).

As a reminder, we’ll be kicking off Season 2 of Better Podcasting: Live Chat which you can find at http://livechat.betterpodcasting.com/

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/272.

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. Find all of our contact information at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact.

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 Wednesday, January 25, 2023. 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 #271 – Editing Choices and Your Personal Experiences

Editing can be one of the most difficult parts for some hobby podcasters and your personal experience with editing can determine whether it’s easier or more difficult for you. In this episode we discuss some of the ways that we think you can help determine your editing process based on your personal experiences (and hopefully…

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Better Podcasting #270 – Overhauling Your Podcast

Continuing on with our discussion from last week, sometimes you may need to overhaul your podcast. Whether it’s something on the surface, or something more in-depth, in this episode we discuss some of the considerations that we think you should have, and some of our experiences.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about immersive podcasting.

Finally, we run down some listener feedback over the last week, including a follow-up to our ad-blocking discussion.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/270.

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. Find all of our contact information at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact.

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 Wednesday, January 11, 2023. 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 #269 – Keeping The Passion for Your Podcast

We feel that in 2023 it’s more important than ever for hobby podcasters to keep their passion for their podcast.

In this episode we’ll discuss some of the ways that we think hobby podcasters may have difficulties keeping their passion alive, some things that we think can help you keep your passion for your podcast, and what we think you might want to do if you start to lose the passion for your podcast.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about some Ad Blocking coming to podcast listening (allegedly).

Finally, we run down some listener feedback over the last few weeks, including some follow-ups to our prior Rodecaster Pro 2 conversation.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/269.

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, January 6, 2023. 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 #268 – Our Gear 2022

We conclude our 2022 by continuing with our annual tradition of discussing the evolution of our gear over the last year. In this week’s Better Podcasting download, we discuss a recent report about holiday podcast downloads. *Note*: We will be taking 1 week off next week for a holiday break. Find full episode information including…

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