Better Podcasting: Live Chat

Hosted ByStephen Jondrew, SP Rupert & Guests

Recording in between seasons of the Better Podcasting main show, Stephen Jondrew & SP Rupert 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: Live Chat” is posted with little editing. While this stream is best consumed through the video-format, we do release these episodes to a special feed called Better Podcasting: Live Chat.


All Episodes

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.

Links as Discussed

Video:

Timestamps:

00:00 – Intro/opening
01:00 – Announcement about BP Main Show
02:02 – Stephen’s broken SD card reader
07:20 – RIP Bob Barker
08:00 – A listener’s USB port issue
10:05 – SP has sold more gear
11:45 – eBay international shipping
17:45 – Stephen could have saved his podcast
19:00 – Stephen’s first challenge with Vegas Pro 21
22:45 – Podcast Movement
24:40 – A new YouTube podcast ingest feature
32:00 – Do you think YouTube would prioritize audio-only content?
35:30 – Podcast radio
45:20 – Stephen is excitable
47:10 – SAG-AFTRA/WGA strikes are still going
52:50 – SP’s Weekly SM7B update
55:20 – A future segment is born
57:55 – We have a winner of the mug!
59:30 – You don’t have to stay in a subreddit
1:03:00 – Ending/outro

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 saved 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.

Links as Discussed

Video:

Timestamps:

00:00 – Intro/opening
01:00 – Announcement about BP Main Show
02:02 – Stephen’s broken SD card reader
07:20 – RIP Bob Barker
08:00 – A listener’s USB port issue
10:05 – SP has sold more gear
11:45 – eBay international shipping
17:45 – Stephen could have saved his podcast
19:00 – Stephen’s first challenge with Vegas Pro 21
22:45 – Podcast Movement
24:40 – A new YouTube podcast ingest feature
32:00 – Do you think YouTube would prioritize audio-only content?
35:30 – Podcast radio
45:20 – Stephen is excitable
47:10 – SAG-AFTRA/WGA strikes are still going
52:50 – SP’s Weekly SM7B update
55:20 – A future segment is born
57:55 – We have a winner of the mug!
59:30 – You don’t have to stay in a subreddit
1:03:00 – Ending/outro

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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Video:

Timestamps:

00:00 – Intro/Opening
1:11 – Stephen is controlling
3:45 – Stephen is a sloth, SP has had too much caffeine
7:05 – A court ruling on AI copyright
15:00 – SPs latest SM7B changes
18:18 – Stephen does still use headphones
20:40 – Update on selling our gear
25:45 – Stephen pitches a new podcast idea
26:35 – Stephen’s thoughts about the microphone museum
30:10 – Stephen’s first Vegas Pro 21 experience
48:30 – Spotify-Patreon integration
53:10 – Spotify allowing podcasters to change their homepage
56:10 – Backblaze price increase
1:00:05 – SP changed LoS based on feedback
1:06:00 – Ending/outro

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.

Links as Discussed

  • None this week

Video:

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

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.

Links as Discussed

Video:

Timestamps:

00:00 – Intro/Opening
03:15 – Stephen forgot about his kids
05:00 – Recent OBS use
13:40 – SP’s Legends of SHIELD thumbnail change
17:20 – Update on SP’s re-titling projects
20:30 – Should you update your historical thumbnails?
21:30 – Changing the GonnaGeek Show name
22:26 – YouTube doesn’t automatically go live
24:35 – SP has listed more gear
27:50 – Gummy/sticky podcast equipment
30:00 – Modern gear longevity
31:55 – Used headphones market?
35:45 – Rating our used gear sales efforts
39:30 – Stephen MAY have been right about Vegas update
41:40 – Over-bassy distractions
44:00 – More RCP2 problems
49:30 – Answering Waffles hardware upgrade question
53:30 – Update on Damian’s rendering issue
57:00 – Ending/outro

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.

Links as Discussed

  • Better Podcasting Episode 26
  • FTC Guidelines – Links:
    • https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/topics/truth-advertising/advertisement-endorsements
    • https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/news/press-releases/2023/06/federal-trade-commission-announces-updated-advertising-guides-combat-deceptive-reviews-endorsements
    • https://www.ftc.gov/legal-library/browse/federal-register-notices/16-cfr-part-255-guides-concerning-use-endorsements-testimonials-advertising
    • https://www.ftc.gov/business-guidance/resources/disclosures-101-social-media-influencers
    • https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/07/26/2023-14795/guides-concerning-the-use-of-endorsements-and-testimonials-in-advertising
    • https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2023-07-26/pdf/2023-14795.pdf

Video:

Timestamps:

00:00 – Intro/Opening
01:30 – SM7B Follow-up
15:20 – How I Saved My Podcast Story
17:15 – New FTC Guidelines
27:45 – A Restream/YouTube bug
31:30 – Stephen might backtrack, again
34:50 – SP Lied
36:40 – Antistatic Bag ASMR
37:57 – SP’s Bluetooth endeavors
42:55 – Stephen’s frustrations
48:10 – A question for Waffles
49:50 – Ending/outro

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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Video:

Timestamps:

00:00 – Intro/Opening
1:30 – SAG-AFTRA strike follow-up
6:10 – Twitter is no more
14:25 – Balancing quality/release schedule
24:55 – Air Conditioner follow-up
28:30 – SP has a gripe with noise gating
29:40 – Stephen verified that his cat is innocent
32:10 – SP’s studio updates
40:30 – An status update about SP’s original SM7B
47:35 – Very limited-time Shure sale
50:55 – Why Stephen will subscribe to Vegas Edit
57:17 – Ending/Outro

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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Video:

Timestamps:

00:00 – Intro/Opening
02:30 – We finally include the chatroom!
03:35 – How the SAG-AFTRA strike affects podcasts
17:00 – SP is mad at Apple
19:25 – SM7 anniversary
24:05 – Podcasting is 20 years old!
25:20 – Stephen bailed on a microphone sale
26:50 – Johnny won a mug
27:40 – TikTok/Instagram vs legacy social media
40:00 – SP was interviewed by Descript
46:30 – Speech to speech AI
49:50 – Synthesized voices
50:30 – Stephen finally caved
57:13 – Google Hangouts archived media goes away
1:01:15 – Ending/outro

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

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.

Video:

 

Timestamps:

00:00 – Intro/Opening
00:51 – Take A Break!
06:41 – Prime Day Podcast Gear Purchases
07:17 – 20TB Hard Disk Drive Unboxing
15:38 – Growing Your Podcast
17:44 – What Is The Purpose Of Your Show?
21:42 – Show Level Topic
24:27 – Create Great Content
27:03 – PROMOTE YOUR SHOW
31:08 – Engage Your Community
32:11 – Consider Seasons
33:46 – Social Media In 2023
40:12 – Limit Your Total Accounts And Locations
41:18 – Social Media Plan
42:11 – Better Podcasting Mug Giveaway
44:13 – Coming Up On Better Podcasting
44:31 – Ending/outro

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.

Video:

Timestamps:

00:00 – Intro/Opening
02:00 – We’ll be away next week
03:00 – Stitcher is going away
09:18 – Reducing podcast distribution locations
11:37 – An invite to Waffles
12:10 – Podcasting through mobile phones
18:50 – Razer IEMs
23:38 – Being considerate of others around you
25:09 – Rodecaster Pro 2 Canadian Sale
27:45 – Apple Podcasts episode numbers
32:25 – Stephen delayed BP:LC
36:00 – Ending/outro