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 #259 – Taking A Break From Podcasting

Sometimes the best way to save your podcast, is to take a break from podcasting. This week we talk the concept of taking a break from podcasting, why it can be important to take a break from podcasting, how you might utilize taking a break from podcasting, and recognizing when it might be time to take a break from podcasting.

We also have an important announcement at the end of this segment – we will be taking a break from Better Podcasting.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we tell you why we are changing our position – and can NO LONGER recommend Magix Vegas Movie Studio.

In our Better Podback, we have a listener who purchased a PodTrak P4, and our Discord might be experience a Mandela Effect about it.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/259.

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

Main Topic: Taking A Break From Podcasting

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After recording this week’s episode, we saw on the Vegas Community Forum a couple posts that we thought were important to link to:

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Better Podcasting #258 – Comparing Rodecaster Pro Alternatives

Tascam just released a new recorder/mixer called the Mixcast 4, and it reminds us a lot of the Rodecaster Pro. This episode we run down the specs on the Mixcast 4 and then summarize some other mixers/recorders, what we think is their pros/cons, and how they stack up against eachother. We hope this episode helps you navigate what is rapidly building to be a sea of options in this space.

In our Better Podback, we have listeners answer polls including what they’d like to see for funny podcast awards and what SP should do with his spare time. We also have people comment on new gear and price increases in hardware.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/258.

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, August 31, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: SP Experiences Podcast Movement

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Better Podcasting #257 – SP Experiences Podcast Movement As A Hobbyist

SP recently attended Podcast Movement 2021, and he set out with a few goals. In this week’s episode, SP recounts his experience at Podcast Movement and how he felt about it attending as a hobbyist.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we follow up on previous discussion about Discord threads.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including listeners who had questions about Stephen’s recent Elgato Wave Arm LP experience.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/257.

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, August 17, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: SP Experiences Podcast Movement

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Better Podcasting #255 – Hobby Podcasting Isn’t Free Podcasting

If podcasting is your hobby, does that mean that it’s free? The answer is no, hobby podcasting isn’t free podcasting. This week we discuss some of the challenged that make it hard to try to podcast for free, and where it might benefit to try to pay a little money, and where you can try to save a buck or two.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss how Automaticc is buying Pocket Casts, and we speculate what this means for the future.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including a listener who encountered an issue with their recording this week, and we have a listener who was invited by Facebook to turn on their new podcast feature.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/255.

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, July 20, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Hobby podcasting isn’t free podcasting

  • Things that will cost you money when you podcast
  • Why you may need to be ok spending money on your podcast
  • How spending money on your podcast can be helpful
  • Where you might be able to save money on your podcast
  • What could happen if you try not to spend money on your podcast
  • Other hobbies that cost money, and how they stack up against podcasting
  • Podcasting is a great value hobby for what you get out of it

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  • Automaticc purchased pocket casts

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Better Podcasting #254 – Starting a Hobby Podcast Network

This week we break down some of our learnings from running the GonnaGeek Network and provide some recommendations that we have for hobby podcasters that are thinking about starting a hobby podcast network.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss some recent news that came out about the latest Audacity terms of service, and what we think that means for hobby podcasters, and how you might want to keep your eyes out for changes in the future.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including a follow up to the previous episode of Better Podcasting, and a listener question about Headliner.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/254.

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, July 6, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Starting a hobby podcast network

  • What you should consider before starting a hobby podcast
  • Finding the main goal of the podcast network
  • How you can leverage help when starting a podcast network
  • Challenges that can come up running a network
  • How running a network is a lot easier in 2021 than it used to be
  • Extra expenses and time commitments when running a podcast network

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  • Audacity terms of service changes

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Better Podcasting #253 – Our Biggest Podcast Regrets To Date

We’ve both been podcasting for while now, and so today we wanted to share some of our biggest podcast regrets – to hopefully help save you some in the future. We’ll break our regrets down into a variety of categories including both hardware and production regrets. As we go through we’ll discuss some of the benefits that we got out of it, and also what we would do differently.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss a couple changes with Anchor and what we think it means for hobby podcasters.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including a listener that has a question about how to use give aways to help promote his podcast.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/253.

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, June 22, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Our biggest podcasting regrets

  • Hardware
  • Production
  • Misc
  • Recent Regrets

Better Podcasting Download: Changes with Anchor

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Better Podcasting #252 – Embracing Your Age In Your Podcast

You don’t have to be a certain age to podcast. This week we discuss some of the ways that age doesn’t matter when it comes to hobby podcasting, some of the ways that age might matter to your listener, and some of the ways that you can embrace your age when it comes to hobby podcasting.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss an article that takes the position that interesting in clubhouse is fading away.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including a listener that notices an odd promo from Zoom about their new podcasting device, and we have a listener who is looking to start a new podcast network.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/252.

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, June 8, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Embracing Your Age In Your Podcast

  • Leveraging age in podcasts
  • How age can impact what your listeners hear
  • Age considerations for your podcast
  • Challenges with age

Better Podcasting Download: Is Clubhouse dead?

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Better Podcasting #251 – Biggest Challenges Facing Hobby Podcasters in 2021

This week we discuss what we think are the biggest challenges that hobby podcasters face in the year 2021 – and how we think hobby podcasters can make the most of it.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss an article that compared the financial future of Apple vs Spotify in the podcasting game.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including one loyal listener who is feeling SP’s Apple Podcasts pain.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/251.

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, May 28, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Biggest Challenged That Hobby Podcasters Face in 2021

  • Starting a Podcast
  • Initial Technology
  • Creating a Team
  • Promoting Your Podcast
  • What we wish we knew before we started

Better Podcasting Download: Apple v Spotify

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Better Podcasting #250 – How Podcasting Has Changed Since We Started Better Podcasting

To help celebrate our 250th episode, we run down some of the ways that the podcasting space has changed since we originally started Better Podcasting. We’ll discuss a variety of notable areas that have change that we feel impact hobby podcasters.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about a possible change with Audacity, and a service we came across to automatically help remove the uhhhhhhs in your podcast.

Finally, in our Better Podback we run down a variety of lister feedback including how Curious George is setting up the future generation of podcasters for success!

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/250.

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, May 11, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: How Podcasting Has Changed Since We Started Better Podcasting

  • Music in podcasts
  • USB Microphone changes
  • Lost services
  • Podcast definitions
  • Podcast advice
  • More hobby podcaster resources
  • Starting a podcast
  • Industry influencers
  • Apple Podcasts
  • Listener habits
  • Why it matters for hobby podcasters

Better Podcasting Download: Audacity Changes &  Cleanfeed

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