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 #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

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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

Better Podcasting #288 – Even More Rodecaster Pro II Problems / Media Host Segment: Guest Chris Ferrell’s Recent Experience

In the Better Podnering this week topics include:

  • SP has even more Rodecaster Pro 2 problems
  • iOS transcripts are here
  • Multi-tracking audio within OBS
  • A simplified podcast experience using the Vocaster Two

For this week’s media host segment, our guest Chris Ferrell joins us to discuss his recent experience switching from Podbean to Spotify for Podcasters. Why did he switch? What does he like about Spotify? What does he miss about Podbean? We’ll discuss it all and more.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, we have a follow-up to last week’s Target challenge, and there’s a question about the original Rodecaster Pro voltage.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/288

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 6, 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:

  • None this week

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

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Timestamps:

00:00 – Intro/opening
01:50 – Welcome to our guest, Chris Ferrell
03:55 – iOS transcripts are here
11:55 – Farewell, Bob Heil
14:29 – Multi-track audio in OBS
17:20 – Our guest’s equipment simplification: Vocaster Two
22:00 – SP has even more Rodecaster Pro 2 problems
33:40 – Media Host Segment: Our guest’s recent media host migration
37:18 – Media Host Segment: What does Chris think about Spotify longevity?
39:20 – Meida Host Segment: Experience leaving Podbean
44:50 – Media Host Segment: Claiming destinations
46:10 – Media Host Segment: What recommendations does Chris have for transferring media hosts?
48:15 – Media Host Segment: Features that Chris misses about Podbean
55:10 – Media Host Segment: Why did Chris originally choose Podbean?
1:03:07 – Media Host Segment: Chris’ final thoughts
1:03:30 – Better Podback: An update on the Rode Target challenge
1:08:27 – Better Podback: Spotify disbelief
1:09:00 – Better Podback: Rodecaster Pro 1 (Original) – Voltage variance concerns?
1:11:15 – Ending/outro

Better Podcasting #287 – IAB Podcast Guidelines v2.2 / Media Host Segment: Spotify For Podcasters Review

In the Better Podnering this week topics include:

  • IAB Podcast Guidelines v2.2 out for review
  • (New?) Streaming service LiveSpace
  • YouTube Music podcast badge
  • What is good podcast badge etiquette?

For this week’s media host segment, we give our review of Spotify For Podcasters (Formerly Anchor).

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, Stephen issues a podcaster challenge, and he has a follow-up to EPISODE 93.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/287

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, February 28, 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
03:30 – SP’s How He Saved His Podcast
05:00 – IAB Podcast Guidelines v2.2
12:00 – LiveSpace
17:02 – YouTube Music podcast badge
22:35 – Spotify For Podcasters Review: Introduction
28:40 – Spotify For Podcasters Review: Highlights
36:55 – Spotify For Podcasters Review: Neutrals
47:23 – Spotify For Podcasters Review: Shortcomings
1:00:09 – Better Podback: Rode display at Target
1:02:35 – Better Podback: Stephen pitches a podcast challenge
1:04:25 – Better Podback: Shure SE215 Follow-up question
1:07:13 – Ending/Outro

Better Podcasting #286 – Multi-cam Video Podcast Editing / Media Host Segment: Pinecast Review

In the Better Podnering this week topics include:

  • SP’s Multi-cam video editing journey
  • Show analyzers
  • Stephen hates the Polywav

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

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, infamous Bandrew Scott has a follow-up about last week’s RE320 discussion. Plus, will he buy SP the infamous

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/286

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, February 23, 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 – Opening/Intro
03:00 – Future Segments
05:00 – Multi-cam video editing with StreamYard
13:00 – Show analyzers
21:30 – Sad news about a podcaster
23:30 – Stephen hates the Polywav
30:30 – Pinecast Review: Introduction
37:34 – Pinecast Review: Highlights
51:53 – Pinecast Review: Neutrals observations
58:11 – Pinecast Review: Shortcomings
1:04:35 – Pinecast Review: Summary
1:06:00 – Better Podback
1:10:00 – Ending/outro

Better Podcasting #285 – SP’s Earth-Shattering RE320 Feedback / Media Host Segment: Podbean Review

We open this week with an update about the How I Saved My Podcast and Hobby Podcaster Profile segments.

In the Better Podnering this week topics include:

  • Stephen abandons testing the Zoom PodTrak P8
  • SP has some earth shattering comments about the RE320
  • Why it might make sense to have a dedicated podcast machine
  • Spotify is discontinuing the Music+Talk feature
  • Spotify is removing the creator tools
  • Mackie DLZ Creator XS

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

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, we recap a recent chat in our Discord about Podcasting 2.0 and Stephen recaps the distinction that he found that makes him of the opinion Apple is not yet supporting Podcasting 2.0 with their transcripts feature.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/285

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 Tuesday, February 13, 2024.  We usually stream live to GonnaGeek.com/Live on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Better Podnerings: 

Better Podback:

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

Video Version:

Timestamps:

00:00 – Opening/Intro
02:00 – How I Saved My Podcast
02:55 – Hobby Podcaster Profile
03:57 – Zoom PodTrak P8: Stephen’s (lack of) test
09:39 – SP’s earth-shattering RE320 comment
16:55 – Perhaps a dedicated podcast machine is the best answer?
28:00 – Spotify change 1: Music+Talk going away
32:30 – Spotify change 2: Creator tools going away
40:40 – Mackie DLZ Creator XS
49:30 – Podbean Review: Introduction
52:05 – Podbean Review: Why we’re ignoring the free tier
52:45 – Podbean Review: Highlights
1:01:35 – Podbean Review: Neutral observations
1:06:40 – Podbean Review: Shortcomings
1:15:10 – Podbean Review: Summary
1:17:35 – Better Podback: Podcasting 2.0
1:23:10 – Ending/Outro

Better Podcasting #284 – Season 4 Premiere!

Better Podcasting is back with the premiere of Season 4 of Better Podcasting – and we’re shaking up the format! In this episode we’ll begin by explaining some of the changes that you can expect to see going forward with Better Podcasting and we’ll answer what is happening with the Better Podcasting: Live Chat show.

In the debut of a new segment that we’re calling the Better Podnerings, we’ll recap what we did during our scheduled holiday break (and whether we think we want to do it again this year), transcripts now being supported on Apple Podcasts and Spotify having a Read-A-Long service, Zoomcorp creating an Essentials line, Spotify exclusives going away and we think there’s a couple recent TikTok trends that podcasters can learn from.

For the debut of the theme for this season’s featured segment – we’ll chronicle the criteria we’ll be looking at as we evaluate media hosts during our quest to migrate away from Libsyn.

Finally, the Better Podback segment is still around with listener feedback including a listener who is seeking information about an iOS teleprompter app.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/284

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, February 7, 2024.  We usually stream live to GonnaGeek.com/Live on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Better Podnerings: 

Better Podback:

  • No links this week

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

Timestamps:

00:00 – Opening/Intro
01:45 – Information about a change in format for Better Podcasting
10:45 – Debut of the Better Podnerings section
11:15 – What did we do while we were away at the end of the year?
21:55 – Apple Podcasts transcripts / Spotify read-a-long
30:50 – Zoomcorp Essentials product line
34:35 – Spotify exclusives going away
42:15 – TikTok events that relate to podcasters
51:10 – Debut of our ongoing featured segment about Media Hosts
1:16:10 – Better Podback: Damian’s podcast app updated to allow Twitch
1:18:30 – iOS Teleprompter
1:18:30 – iOS Teleprompter
1:19:34 – World Radio Day Deals?
1:21:20 – Outro/ending

Microphones:

  • SP: Shure SM7B
  • Stephen: Shure SM7B

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Better Podcasting #282 / Live Chat #061 – Update about Better Podcasting Season 4

This is a (mostly) un-edited posting of our live podcasting Q&A and podcast discussion that streams on Wednesdays. Topics this week include:

  • This is dual-feed episode
  • Official announcement about Better Podcasting – Main show
  • Update about SP’s eBay ventures
  • Stephen has a new strategy for trying to sell his gear
  • The latest update of SP’s SM7B testing
  • SAG-AFTRA strike / Canada’s ACTRA
  • A listener’s busy week
  • It’s fun to podcast on someone else’s podcast
  • Microphone arms
  • A new Better Podcasting giveaway
  • Our first thoughts on Bluesky
  • Cross-show releases
  • Observation about new vehicles and podcasting
  • Stephen’s green screen troubles
  • Pinecast dashboard
  • Matter podcast end-user transcription
  • The first full week without Sitcher

The back catalog of Better Podcasting: Live Chat episodes can be found at http://livechat.betterpodcasting.com. You can check out the regular episodes of Better Podcasting at http://main.betterpodcasting.com.

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/ – the BEST geek community around.

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.

Links as Discussed

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Timestamps:

00:00 – Intro/opening
01:00 – Announcement about BP Main Show
02:02 – Stephen’s broken SD card reader
07:20 – RIP Bob Barker
08:00 – A listener’s USB port issue
10:05 – SP has sold more gear
11:45 – eBay international shipping
17:45 – Stephen could have saved his podcast
19:00 – Stephen’s first challenge with Vegas Pro 21
22:45 – Podcast Movement
24:40 – A new YouTube podcast ingest feature
32:00 – Do you think YouTube would prioritize audio-only content?
35:30 – Podcast radio
45:20 – Stephen is excitable
47:10 – SAG-AFTRA/WGA strikes are still going
52:50 – SP’s Weekly SM7B update
55:20 – A future segment is born
57:55 – We have a winner of the mug!
59:30 – You don’t have to stay in a subreddit
1:03:00 – Ending/outro

Better Podcasting #281 – Returning From A Hiatus

In the Season 3 Finale we have a topic that was two-seasons in the making – returning from a hiatus. This week we reflect on our experience returning from a hiatus including some of the successes we had, as well as some of the areas we wish we had handled better.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss Generative AI in podcasts, how we think it’s not ready yet, but where we think it might start finding its home soon.

For the Better Podback we have a listener asking about mic arms, we talk scheduling a guest far ahead and one listener follows up about the Procaster comment.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/281

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find our full contact information can be found at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact. You can like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at https://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, May 31, 2023. We usually stream live to Geeks.Live, on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Better Podback:

The Season 3 of our companion show Better Podcasting: Live Chat will start next week at https://livechat.betterpodcasting.com

Timestamps:

00:00 – Show Intro
01:13 – Start of the episode
01:37 – Stephen’s podcast joke
02:20 – Upcoming Better Podcasting schedule
05:38 – Today’s main topic will be a bit different
06:38 – Recap of our hiatus
09:30 – Announcing/deciding to take a hiatus
18:02 – Hiatus times may change
22:00 – Planning the return itself
27:35 – Announcing the return
29:50 – Challenges when returning from a hiatus
36:30 – Reassessing your workflows
39:05 – Did our audience return?
43:00 – Why we delayed doing this episode
45:30 – Better Podcasting Download
58:16 – Better Podback: Rode Procaster
59:20 – Better Podback: Mic Arms
1:02:30 – Better Podback: Scheduling a guest
1:04:18 – Episode ending/outro

Microphones:

  • SP: Electro-Voice RE320
  • Stephen: Shure SM7B

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