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”.


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Better Podcasting #221 – Making Podcasting Easier (And The Manual Work That Comes With It)

This week in the show we discuss some ways that we have automated/simplified our process to make podcasting easier. We’ll talk about some of the work that we had to put in to get these processes implemented, and some of the manual work that we have to ongoing to keep these in place.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about this year’s Infinite Dial report and what we think the highlights are for hobby podcasters.

Finally, in the Better Podback, we hear from Podchaser about some recent social media activity that turned heads.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/221/.

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 Wednesday, March 20, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Making Podcasting Easier (And The Manual Work That Comes With It)

  • Our prep tips
  • Our recording tips
  • Our editing tips
  • Our publishing tips

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Better Podcasting #220 – Upgrading Your Microphone

Considering upgrading your podcast microphone? In this episode we discuss some the decision tree that we’d recommend when you’re considering upgrading your podcast, some reasons why you we’d recommend against upgrading, and some ways you may be able to save some money.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about how there’s a brand new podcast microphone in town (well sort of).

Finally, we round up some feedback from the previous week.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/220/.

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 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Upgrading Your Microphone

  • Benefits to upgrading your microphone
  • Downsides to upgrading your microphone
  • Challenges in determining what microphone to choose
  • How you can pick a microphone
  • Reasons not to upgrade your microphone

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Better Podcasting #218 – Finding Motivation

This week we talk about some of the ways that you can motivate yourself when you happen to be feeling a little unmotivated.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about an article that analyzed listening to podcasts on faster speeds.

In our Better Podback we talk about someone who needs a new apple podcast review notification plugin.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/218/.

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 Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Finding Motivation

  • Why podcasting can sometimes be demotivating
  • How you can identify what is making you unmotivated
  • Charting your podcast routine
  • Finding motivation for
    • Listener engagement
    • Statistics
    • Lack of passion for the general concept
  • Creating a more enjoyable environment
  • Using other podcasts to find motivation

Better Podcasting Download: Listening to podcasts at faster speeds

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Better Podcasting #217 – Creating Supplemental Content / An Announcement About Our Future

In this episode we discuss the idea of creating supplemental content related to your podcast’s topic. We’ll discuss some ideas of things that you may want to create, some considerations before you create extra content, and some ways that you can use it to compliment the content within your podcast.

Instead of a Better Podcasting Download, this week we have a special announcement (begins at 17:20) to do with our show that affects both our posted show, and our live-recording schedule.

Finally, in our Better Podback section we hear from listeners, including one who wrote in because SP made them angry.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/217/.

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 31, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Creating supplemental / additional content related to your podcast

  • Brainstorming additional content that you could create related to your podcast
  • Considering how this content affects the basic concept of your show
  • Can you tie the additional content in your the core content on your show
  • What impact will the supplementary content have on your podcast?
  • How will your schedule allow you to create this content?
  • What ground work do you need to do before you create this additional content?
  • Setting success factors / Evaluating the success of your new endeavors

Better Podcasting Download: Our special announcement (begins at 17:20)

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Better Podcasting #216 – Multiple Distribution Destinations

Recently there was a debate about whether Spotify or Apple was the leader in podcast distribution. This sparked a bit of a topic of conversation with us – what are some benefits, challenges, and considerations of distributing your podcast through multiple locations? This episode we discuss this.

In this week’s Better Podcasting we discuss a recent conversation between the heads of Podnews and Blubrry about podcast spying.

Finally, we round up this week’s feedback in our Better Podback section.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/216/.

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 Wednesday January 22, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Distributing to multiple destinations

  • How this can help your show
  • Challenges that you may when distributing to multiple destinations
  • How it can affect your SEO
  • Should you allow your media host to submit on your behalf?
  • Considerations you may have

Better Podcasting Download: Podcast Stat Spying

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Google Play Podcasts

Podcast Spy Conversation

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Better Podcasting #215 – Making a critical change in your podcast setup

Occasionally you may need to consider making a change to a key part of your podcast setup that could potentially lead to a disaster, today we discuss some ways you can handle some of these situations to help make the change go more smooth.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we have a reddit post from a user who has some tips for future podcasters.

Finally, we run a poll about how many episodes people keep in their RSS feed.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/215/.

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 http://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 January 15, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Making a critical change in your podcast setup.

  • Basic tips
  • Advanced ideas
  • Increasing your odds of success
  • Preventing loss

Better Podcasting Download: Tips for future podcasters

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Reddit article: Tips for future podcasters

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Better Podcasting #214 – How To Be Likable To Your Audience

We kick off our 2020 by talking about a variety of ways that you can be likable to your audience. While there may not be a one-size-fits-all formula, we hope that this episode helps you consider some of the thing that could potentially help with your particular show.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a podcaster who had a breakout year, and what we can learn from their statistics.

Finally, we catch up with what podcasters did over their holiday season.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/214/.

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 http://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 January 8, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: How To Be Likable To Your Audience

Better Podcasting Download: Darknet Diaries Stats

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Darknet Diaries Stats

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Better Podcasting #213 – Our Gear 2019: SP Edition

In this episode we conclude our annual 2-part tradition of running down our gear/podcast configuration changes of the year – this episode it’s all about SP.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about one way that Podcaster artwork is being eyed up by copyright holders.

Finally, we have some listener feedback about a Humble Bundle deal for video creators.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/213/.

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 http://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, December 18, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Our Gear 2019: SP Edition

Better Podcasting Download: Copyrighted Images

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Better Podcasting #212 – Our Gear 2019: Stephen Edition

In this episode we start our annual 2-part tradition of running down our gear/podcast configuration changes of the year – this episode it’s all about Stephen. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about two changes to Alexa compatability for podcast consumers. Finally, we have a follow-up from Johan about his podcast setup.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/212/.

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 http://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, December 18, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Stephen’s Podcast-Related Hardware/Configuration Changes in 2019

Better Podcasting Download: Two new podcast-related services for Alexa devices

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