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 #246 – Moderating a Podcast Community

If you’re thinking about starting a community based around your podcast, you’re going to have to figure out how to moderate the community. This week we discuss the groundwork you need to lay to effectively moderate a community, deciding on what community content needs to be moderated, and some of the expectations you can have for handling the moderation team for your podcast community.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss a draft revision to the IAB Measurements standards.

Finally, in our Better Podback we talk about SHUTTING IT DOWN.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/246.

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, March 2, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Moderating a Podcast Community

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Better Podcasting #245 – Balancing Content Creation with Podcast Promotion

In this episode we talk about balancing podcast content creation with podcast promotion. We’ll review why it’s important to find this balance, and how you can do so.

Finally, in our Better Podback we recap one listener’s quest to podcast in a trailer.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/245.

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 16, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Balancing Content Creation with Podcasting Promotion

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Better Podcasting #243 – How Much Time Does It Take To Start My First Podcast?

In this episode we break down the potential time commitment to start your first podcast. We’ll break down the different areas, and how long we think that they might take during the start-up process.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss the current state of independent podcasting.

Finally, in our Better Podback we take listener feedback, including one listener who changed their whole setup because of the Zoom P4.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/243.

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, January 5, 2021 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: How long does it take to create a podcast

Better Podcasting Download: Independent Podcasting Article

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Better Podcasting #242 – Our Gear 2020: SP Edition

We end our two-part gear arc with SP running down his gear purchases of 2020. This year Stephen breaks it down to “Mobile Podcasting”, “Home Networking”, “Podcast Audio Replacements/Trials” and “Video”.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss Audiate.

Finally, in our Better Podback we take listener feedback questions about our gear.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/242.

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, December 16, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: SP’s 2020 Gear Purchases

Better Podcasting Download: Audiate

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Better Podcasting #241 – Our Gear 2020: Stephen Edition

We kick off our two-part gear arc with Stephen running down his gear purchases of 2020. This year Stephen breaks it down to “True Podcast Purchases”, “Maintenance”, “Partially Podcast, Partially Elsewise” and “Honorable Mentions”.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss American’s Next Top Podcaster.

Finally, in our Better Podback we take listener feedback questions about our gear.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/241.

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, December 16, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Stephen’s 2020 Gear Purchases

Better Podcasting Download: America’s Next Top Podcaster

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Better Podcasting #240 – Knowing When Something Doesn’t Fit Your Podcast Anymore

Sometime if you have recurring elements of your podcast, you get to the point that something doesn’t work anymore. In this episode we discuss, some indications it may be time to retire a portion of your podcast, how to handle the removal, and some ways you can do this smoothly with your audience.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss a recent article about audio drama funding, and why we think it’s relevant to hobby podcasters.

Finally, in our Better Podback we take listener feedback, including someone who had some thoughts about some Podchaser issues.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/240.

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, December 9, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Knowing when something doesn’t work anymore

  • Indicators that something may not work anymore
  • When you may want to take action
  • Replacing an element in your podcast
  • Repercussions of removing an element
  • How to make things easier for your listeners

Better Podcasting Download: Medium Article on Audio Drama fundraising

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Better Podcasting #239 – Making Podcasting More Enjoyable

This week we talk about ways that you can help making your podcasting experience more enjoyable. We’ll discuss some of our experiences that we’ve had making the podcasting experience more fun.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss a change with YouTube’s ad service.

Finally, in our Better Podback we’ll run down listener feedback Acast, Behringer creating a new product and a possible new service from Backpack Studio.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/239.

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, November 24, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Preparing For A Podcast Year End in 2020

  • Organization
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptability

Better Podcasting Download: Anchor is IAB Certified

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Better Podcasting #238 – Software vs Hardware vs Online Recorders

This week we talk about a variety of different ways to record your podcast including Software, Hardware, Mobile and Online Recorders. We’ll discuss some of the benefits to each, some of the cons, and how you might determine which is best for your circumstances.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss what the recent IAB certification of Anchor means for a hobby podcaster.

Finally, in our Better Podback we’ll answer a listener question about Anchor.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/238.

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, November 10, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Preparing For A Podcast Year End in 2020

  • Our definitions of each recorder type
  • Audio issues
  • Backups
  • Audio quality
  • Internet connection considerations
  • Simplicity considerations

Better Podcasting Download: Anchor is IAB Certified

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Better Podcasting #237 – Preparing For The 2020 Year End / Holiday Season

This week we talk about different ways to continue your education in relation to your podcasting endeavors – while sticking to a hobby podcaster budget. We’ll talk about a variety of ways that you can help yourself continue to grow as a podcaster, while still having fun.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about how there’s a new IAB certified podcast host.

In the Better Podback, we have a follow-up from a listener that sent us a How I Saved My Podcast story.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/235.

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, October 13, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Preparing For A Podcast Year End in 2020

  • Reasons why your purchase history may have been different
  • How 2020 may have impacted your podcast growth
  • Why it’s ok if you failed at this year’s podcast  goals
  • How you can prepare for better goals for 2021
  • Your 2020 holiday season may look entirely different
  • You may not need a break this year
  • You might need a longer break this year
  • Podcasting through the holidays might be important for you

Better Podcasting Download: Rapid Fire News (See below)

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