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 #261 – We’re Returning! (plus a replay of SP’s chat with Scott Johnson)

We’re coming back next week! In this episode we announce the return of Better Podcasting.

You should stick around after the announcement for a replay of a recent chat that SP did with infamous Scott Johnson of Frogpants (recorded for his ‘Better Podcasting Chats with SP’ show).

Join us live on November 2, 2022 at 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern when we record our return episode of Better Podcasting (produced episode to be released late November 6, 2022) where we’ll provide the full details of what’s to come with Better Podcasting.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/261.

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/

Better Podcasting #260 – Our Gear 2021: Combined Edition / Update About Better Podcasting

We release our final episode of 2021 with an update about our hiatus, why it’ll be longer than we anticipated, and some self-reflection on how our recent situation affects hobby podcast endeavors.

We also have a combined (condensed) version of our annual Our Gear tradition discussing our equipment purchases over the past year..

In our Better Podback, we ask listeners if they have any gear purchase plans for 2022.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/260.

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, December 21, 2021 – We usually stream live to Geeks.Live, but not this time. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic #1: An update about Better Podcasting and why our hiatus will be a longer

Main Topic #2: Our Gear 2021: SP and Stephen Edition

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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

  • In 2021, the podcast industry is better positioned for taking a break from podcasting
  • How seasons have helped prepare consumers for a break in podcasts
  • Hobby podcast priorities may be different than professional podcasting
  • Hobby podcasters should always consider personal fun as a top priority
  • Why might you consider taking a break from podcasting?
  • Determining the difference between needing a sustained break and just having a difficult week to get through
  • Life changes that might impact your need to take a break
  • Personal life events can cause you to take a break from podcasting
  • What about if you need to rework HOW hobby podcasting can fit in to your life balance
  • How changes in your podcast passion that might indicate it’s time to take a break
  • Taking a break may be required for you to keep hobby podcasting sustainable for you
  • Recognize that some of your audience might not come back to your podcast
  • When you announce your break, only share what you’re comfortable with sharing
  • You don’t have to share the reason why you’re taking a break, and once you’ve shared, you can’t unshare
  • How to set things up for a return to your podcast
  • How announcing a return date can be helpful
  • What to do if you don’t have a specific return date
  • If you decide not to come back, close up the show officially (don’t leave your audience in limbo)
  • What should you do while you’re taking a break?
  • If you need time to recharge or need to take a break due to life changes reasons –  take the time for your own personal needs
  • Some people need to dedicate time to focusing solely on non-podcasting activities
  • As podcasting is your hobby, perhaps you want to try new hobbies while you’re taking a break?
  • You can successfully take a break from podcasting, while also slowly working on revising your podcast

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Other Links of Relevance

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: Comparing Rodecaster Pro Alternatives

  • Mixcast 4 Announcement
  • Our understanding of the Mixcast 4 specs
  • What we each link (on paper) about the Mixcast 4
  • Questions we have after reading the Mixcast 4 specs
  • Comparing similar equipment:
    • Zoom L8 / L12
    • Zoom PodTrak P8
    • Rodecaster Pro
  • Stand out features of each that we think might help you determine which is right for you

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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

  • What SP’s goals were when attending Podcast Movement
  • Did SP meet his goals?
  • Does SP feel there is value after attending as a hobby podcaster?
  • What sessions did SP find most valuable?
  • Questions SP has about a session
  • Who SP thinks Podcast Movement would be best for

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