Better Podcasting (Main Show)

This is the Better Podcasting podcast that you’ve known for years – the main feed if you will. While the show originally ran from 2015 to 2019 in a weekly format, in 2020 we changed to a bi-weekly schedule so that we could help free up some time to create other resources for hobby podcasters. Of course, you may see the occasionally bonus episode during our “off weeks”.


All Episodes

Better Podcasting #297 – Stepping Back From A Podcast / Media Host Segment: Misc Updates

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Better Podcasting #296 – Our Trailer Is Old / Media Host Segment: Captivate.fm

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Episode Information:

In the Better Podnering this week topics include:

  • Spotify passes Apple Podcasts (in at least one way)
  • Buzzsprout text feature
  • Podnews reminds us of our trailer

For our media host segment this week, we review Captivate.fm.

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

  • IAB 2.2 feedback
  • Registering a podcast domain
  • The importance of backdating an episode

NOTE: We will be away again next week.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/296

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, May 8, 2024.  We usually stream live to GonnaGeek.com/Live on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Better Podnerings: 

Media Host Segment:

  • None this week

Better Podback:

  • None this week

Check out our companion shows at https://www.betterpodcasting.com

 

Timestamps:

00:00 – Opening/intro
02:50 – Better Podnerings Opening
03:08 – Stephen’s Mac update
06:28 – Apple Podcasts outage
08:10 – IAB Statistics change
09:30 – Spotify leaves IAB
17:27 – RSS.com Review: Intro/disclaimer
25:50 – RSS.com Review: Highlights
34:10 – RSS.com Review: Neutrals
38:25 – RSS.com Review: Shortcomings
1:06:08 – Better Podback: Transcripts
1:09:00 – Better Podback: Social media post plugins
1:12:40 – Ending/outro

Better Podcasting #295 – Uncertifiably Compliant / Media Host Segment: RSS.com

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Episode Information:

In the Better Podnering this week topics include:

  • Stephen has an update on his mac experiment
  • Apple Podcasts scheduled outage
  • New IAB guidelines released
  • Spotify exits IAB

For our media host segment this week, we review RSS.com.

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

  • Podcast transcripts
  • Social media post plugins

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/295

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, May 3, 2024.  We usually stream live to GonnaGeek.com/Live on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Better Podnerings: 

Media Host Segment:

  • None this week

Better Podback:

  • None this week

Check out our companion shows at https://www.betterpodcasting.com

 

Timestamps:

00:00 – Opening/intro
02:50 – Better Podnerings Opening
03:08 – Stephen’s Mac update
06:28 – Apple Podcasts outage
08:10 – IAB Statistics change
09:30 – Spotify leaves IAB
17:27 – RSS.com Review: Intro/disclaimer
25:50 – RSS.com Review: Highlights
34:10 – RSS.com Review: Neutrals
38:25 – RSS.com Review: Shortcomings
1:06:08 – Better Podback: Transcripts
1:09:00 – Better Podback: Social media post plugins
1:12:40 – Ending/outro

Better Podcasting #294 – Wait, Stephen Bought What Now?! / Media Host Segment: Substack

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Episode Information:

In the Better Podnering this week topics include:

  • StreamYard acquired
  • Pinecast outage
  • New Shure USB microphone
  • Stephen’s making a big podcast change

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

  • Podcatchers
  • DaVinci Resolve transcriptions
  • We’ll be away next week

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/294

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, April 17, 2024.  We usually stream live to GonnaGeek.com/Live on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Better Podnerings: 

Media Host Segment:

  • None this week

Better Podback:

Check out our companion shows at https://www.betterpodcasting.com

 

Timestamps:

00:00 – Opening/intro
03:33 – StreamYard acquired
09:10 – Pinecast outage
14:20 – New Shure USB microphone
20:40 – Stephen bought a Mac
31:18 – Substack Review: Introduction
35:30 – Substack Review: Highlights
41:30 – Substack Review: Neutrals
47:20 – Substack Review: Shortcomings
1:01:25 – Better Podback: What podcatcher do you use?
1:03:50 – Better Podback: DaVinci Resolve transcription changes
1:06:50 – We’ll be away next week
1:08:30 – Ending/outro

Better Podcasting #293 – YouTube Music Podcasts Still Evolving? / Media Host Segment: Transistor

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Episode Information:

In the Better Podnering this week topics include:

  • Further evolving our media host criteria
  • Libsyn walks back their recent comments about Apple Podcasts
  • iZotope RX sale pricing / loyalty offers
  • YouTube Music Podcasts may keep evolving

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

  • Audio mixer nightmares
  • RedCircle video generation difficulties
  • A Beter Podcast coup
  • Did anyone actually switch to YouTube Music Podcasts?

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/293

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, April 10, 2024.  We usually stream live to GonnaGeek.com/Live on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Better Podnerings: 

Media Host Segment:

Better Podback:

  • No links this week

Check out our companion shows at https://www.betterpodcasting.com

 

Timestamps:

00:00 – Opening/Intro
02:23 – Expanding the media host criteria even more
07:57 – Libsyn walks back their recent testing
13:13 – iZotope RX sale price
19:45 – YouTube Music Podcasts will keep evolving
24:50 – Transistor Review: Introduction
28:25 – Transistor Review: Highlights
39:15 – Transistor Review: Neutral
47:12 – Transistor Review: Shortcomings
49:60 – Transistor Review: Summary
51:50 – Better Podback: Our audio mixer nightmares
54:33 – Better Podback: Damian on RedCircle’s video generation
56:18 – Better Podback: A podcast coup
57:05 – Better Podback: Is anyone using YouTube Music Podcasts?
1:03:03 – Ending/outro

Better Podcasting #292 – What We Want In A Future Audio Mixer / Media Host Segment: RedCircle

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Episode Information:

In the Better Podnering this week topics include:

  • Recap of why we are leaving Libsyn
  • A recent discussion on Libsyn’s The Feed about some testing they did on customer’s feeds
  • What do we want to see in a future audio mixer?
  • Expanding our media host evaluation criteria

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

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

  • BOYAMIC Wireless Clip On Mic
  • Waffles embed player project
  • What is the process for applying to the Hobby Podcaster Profile?

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/292

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, April 3, 2024.  We usually stream live to GonnaGeek.com/Live on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Better Podnerings: 

Media Host Segment:

Better Podback:

Check out our companion shows at https://www.betterpodcasting.com

 

Timestamps:

00:00 – Opening/Intro
02:00 – On Discord: Stephen diagnoses streaming issues
03:40 – Leaving Libsyn: Recap of our BPLC episode 70
07:11 – Leaving Libsyn: Recent comments on The Feed about tests on customer feeds
15:15 – What do we want to see in a future audio mixer?
35:10 – Expanding our Media Host Segment criteria
36:54 – RedCircle Review: Introduction
41:24 – RedCircle Review: Highlights
52:15 – RedCircle Review: Neutrals
1:00:35 – RedCircle Review: Shortcomings
1:06:00 – RedCircle Review: Summary
1:07:59 – Better Podback: BOYAMIC Wireless Clip On Mic
1:12:40 – Better Podback: Update about Waffles’ embed project
1:13:30 – Better Podback: What is the Hobby Podcaster Profile criteria?
1:14:55 – Better Podback: Damian suggested the embed player as a criteria
1:17:15 – Ending/outro

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.

Better Podnerings: 

Media Host Segment:

  • None this week

Better Podback:

  • None this week

Check out our companion shows at https://www.betterpodcasting.com

Video Version:

Timestamps:

00:00 – Intro/Opening
01:45 – Welcome to our guest, Waffles (Chris Osborne from Play Comics)
03:57 – DLZ Creator XS: Intro
04:55 – DLZ Creator XS: Hardware whine
05:30 – DLZ Creator XS: Firmware challenges
08:27 – DLZ Creator XS: Security flaw
10:30 – DLZ Creator XS: Security flaw – no planned patch
12:20 – DLZ Creator XS: Other challenges
18:30 – Affinity sold to Canva
24:58 – YouTube Music Podcasts
36:48 – Media Host Segment: Introduction
40:00 – Media Host Segment: What Pinecast features would you like to see?
41:00 – Media Host Segment: Chris’ evaluation of our evaluation criteria
42:30 – Media Host Segment: Pinecast embed player
44:30 – Media Host Segment: What did Stephen get wrong about Pinecast?
55:40 – Media Host Segment: Our quacky final question for Chris
58:25 – Better Podback: Question about Buzzcast
1:02:22 – Better Podback: Blink 182 X Rodecaster Pro 2
1:04:00 – Ending/Outro

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.

Better Podnerings: 

Media Host Segment:

Better Podback:

Check out our companion shows at https://www.betterpodcasting.com

Video Version:

Timestamps:

00:00 – Intro/opening
03:25 – Hobby Podcaster Profile
08:25 – Apple Podcasts research results study
13:10 – Stephen’s Mixcast 4 / Rodecaster Pro 1 condundrum
18:10 – SP’s (even yet again) continued Rodecaster Pro 2 troubles
24:35 – Buzzsprout Review: Introduction
26:57 – Buzzsprout Review: Highlights
41:20 – Buzzsprout Review: Neutrals
44:50 – Buzzsprout Review: Shortcomings
52:56 – Buzzsprout Review: Conclusion
54:12 – Better Podback: Polywav
57:55 – Better Podback: Captivate
1:01:25 – Ending/outro