Better Podcasting: Live Chat

Every other week Stephen Jondrew & Stargate Pioneer of Better Podcasting, chat live with the audience, taking podcast questions, sharing stories and talking about recent updates in podcasting.

Unlike the main Better Podcasting show, “Better Podcasting Chats” are posted without editing – this simply the audio version of the the live chat.

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.

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Better Podcasting Live Chat #060 – Approaching Podcast Retirement Date

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

Announcement about Better Podcasting – Main show
Stephen had to buy a new SD card reader
SP sold more gear
Challenges with selling on eBay
Stephen COULD HAVE save his podcast
Stephen’s first challenge with Vegas Pro 21
Podcast Movement
A new YouTube podcast ingest feature
Podcast radio
Stephen is excitable, and he’s proud of it
SAG-AFTRA/WGA strikes are still going
SP’s Weekly SM7B update
We have a winner of the mug
You don’t have to stay in a subreddit

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, August 30, 2023 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.

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Better Podcasting Live Chat #059 – What is the definition of a human?

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

Playback/listening speed
U.S. court ruling on AI copyright might affect podcasting
What if AI is a warning?
SPs latest SM7B changes
Follow-up: Stephen does still use headphones
Stephen pitches a new podcast idea
Stephen doesn’t care for the microphone museum idea
Stephen’s first Vegas Pro 21 experience
Spotify-Patreon integration
Spotify allowing podcasters to change their homepage
Backblaze increasing their prices
SP changed LoS based on feedback

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, August 23, 2023 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.

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Better Podcasting Live Chat #058 – Damian!

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

Introduction to our guest host, Damian the DM
Searching for a job while podcasting
SP’s weekly Apple Podcasts update
Damian moved website providers (and the work that was involved with this)
SP is trying different SM7B settings
Follow-up on SP’s Rodecaster Pro 2 issues
Dead podcast-related equipment
SP sold more gear
Rodecaster Pro 2 save safeguard
Stephen was right: Vegas 21
Descript acquired SquadCast
SP used the wrong microphone
Possible Windows update issue?
Working with different timezones

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, August 16, 2023 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.

Timestamps:

00:00 – Intro/Opening
00:35 – Introduction to our guest cohost: Damian
03:10 – SP is searching for a job
04:15 – Job searches can interfere with podcasting
08:00 – Is SP moving?
12:40 – SP’s weekly Apple Podcasts update
17:30 – When Damian moved websites
22:55 – SP’s latest SM7B changes
24:00 – Headphones talk
25:38 – Rodecaster Pro 2 follow-up
26:56 – UPS failure
33:28 – SP sold more gear
39:05 – Rodcaster Pro 2 safeguard
41:00 – Stephen was right: Vegas 21
44:05 – Descript acquired SquadCast
48:40 – SP used the wrong microphone
52:30 – Possible Windows update issue?
55:00 – Ending/outro

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Better Podcasting Live Chat #057 – One step forward, 23 episodes back

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

Stephen’s kids messed up the podcast, again
SP’s recent OBS use
Free software/services
SP’s Legends of SHIELD artwork change
Update on SP’s re-titling project
Changing the GonnaGeek Show name?
Problems with YouTube not automatically going live
Update on our used gear sale projects
Gummy/sticky podcast equipment
What will the longevity be of modern podcast equipment?
Is there a used market for headphones?
Stephen MAY have been right about Vegas update
Over-bassy distractions
More RCP2 problems
Update on Damian’s rendering issue

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, August 9, 2023 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.

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Better Podcasting Live Chat #056 – SP Lied

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

Follow-up to SP’s SM7B vs RE320 comparison
SP’s How I Saved My Podcast story
New FTC Guidelines affect podcasters
A recent bug we encountered with Restream/YouTube
Stephen wants to revisit Xsplit
SP did more studio changes/repairs
SP learned a Bluetooth lesson
Stephen’s frustrated with the podcast space

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, August 2, 2023 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.

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Better Podcasting Live Chat #055 – How much editing is needed for a fan-reaction podcast?

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

SAG-AFTRA follow-up
Twitter is no more, and it may affect your podcast
What is good enough for a fan reaction show?
Follow-up about Stephen’s air conditioner
Too much noise gating
Stephen verified that his cat is innocent
SP has done two updates to his studio
A very limited-time Shure sale
Why Stephen will subscribe to Vegas Edit

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, July 26, 2023 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.

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Better Podcasting Live Chat #054 – How the SAG-AFTRA strike impacts podcasters

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

Stephen didn’t edit SP
The impact of the SAG-AFTRA strike on podcasters
SP’s Apple Podcasts episode number update
50 years of the Shure SM7
20 Years of Podcasting
Stephen changed his mind on the Blue Encore 100
What is SP’s distinction between TikTok/Instagram vs legacy social media
SP was interviewed by Descript
Speech to speech AI
Potentially losing your project/working files with a cloud service
Stephen caved
Google Hangouts archived media goes away

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, July 19, 2023 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.

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Better Podcasting Live Chat #053 – SP Solo Cast 2

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

The importance of taking a break
SP’s Prime Day purchase (storage)
What is the purpose of your podcast?
Increasing the presence for your podcast
SP’s thoughts on Threads
SP’s thoughts on Mastodon
SP wants to be on Bluesky
SP’s thoughts on Instagram

SP’s thoughts on TikTok

Using a personal account for social media

As a reminder, we’ll be away next week.

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, July 12, 2023 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  

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Better Podcasting Live Chat #052 – Canadian Gifts

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

Stitcher is going away
Pandora
Podcasting through mobile phones
Razer IEMs
It’s annoying when people edit out loud
Rodecaster Pro 2 sale (and why Stephen didn’t pull the trigger)

Apple Podcasts episode numbers
Stephen beats himself up for delaying BP:LC

As a reminder, we’ll be away next week.

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, June 28, 2023 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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