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 – Episode 006 – Audio Mixers and Hardware Recorders

Better Podcasting – Episode 006 – Audio Mixers and Hardware Recorders

Welcome to Better Podcasting! We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

During this show we discuss the reasons you may want to consider getting an audio mixer and hardware recorder. Of course we also discuss some of the challenges that could come with these as well.

In the Better Podcasting Download we discuss the Apple Beats promo and why you may want to consider different headphones for podcasting. Finally, we take a listener question about PodOmatic.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

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http://betterpodcasting.com

http://betterpodcastinggear.com/

Stephen and SP thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Friday, December 4, 2015.

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Better Podcasting – Episode 005 – Streaming and Solo-casting

Better Podcasting – Episode 005 – Streaming and Solo-casting

Welcome to Better Podcasting! We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

During this show we discuss different methods for live-podcasting including services including YouTube Live, Hangouts on Air, Blab, and others in between. We discuss both the highlights and the opportunities of these service and why you may choose one over another.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, GonnaGeek Network’s Chris Ferrell joins us to discuss his recent endeavors into the solo podcast and some of the pros and cons he’s encountered transitioning into doing a podcast on his own.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

Home

http://betterpodcastinggear.com/

Stephen and SP thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015.

 

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Better Podcasting – Episode 004 – Hosting and Listing

Better Podcasting – Episode 004 – Hosting and Listing

Welcome to Better Podcasting! We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

During our fourth show we discuss the process for hosting your file including the options of using a podcast service or self-hosting. After you’ve decided where to host your file, you may want to list in on some directory services and we run down some of these options.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss Windows 10 and the latest update, and the steps you may want to take before upgrading.

Finally, we take fan feedback and help answer some questions on recording settings for your podcast.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

Home

http://betterpodcastinggear.com/

Stephen and SP thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Friday, November 20, 2015.

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Better Podcasting – Episode 003 – The Editing Process

Better Podcasting – Episode 003 – The Editing Process

Welcome to Better Podcasting! We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

During our third show we run down the editing process including some editing software, techniques and even recommended post-processing plugins. Along similar lines we talk about a couple other essentials you need including music and album art.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss some deal shopping tips when searching for podcast gear.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

Home

http://betterpodcastinggear.com/

Stephen and SP thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Tuesday November 10th, 2015.

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Better Podcasting – Episode 002 – The Recording Process

Better Podcasting – Episode 002 – The Recording Process

Welcome to Better Podcasting! We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

In our second show we discuss the recording process including some of the gear and software you may need to get started. You’ll want to consider your budget for a microphone (our top recommendations are the Audio-Technica AT2005-USB and Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB), podcast delivery method (audio vs video), and method of communicating with your hosts (Skype, Hangouts, etc). We’ll also give some tips on Microphone position and suggestions on how to record your show too!

We also debut our recurring segment – the Better Podcasting Download. This week’s topic is Google’s announcement that Google Play will soon include podcasts!

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

Home

http://betterpodcastinggear.com/

Stay tuned for Better Podcasting’s next episode. Now that the topic is settled we’ll be discussing the actual planning before you hit record.

Stephen and SP thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Tuesday November 3rd, 2015.

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Better Podcasting – Episode 001 – The Topic

Better Podcasting – Episode 1 – The Topic

Welcome to Better Podcasting! We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

It’s our first full episode and we talk about the first thing you need to do when considering starting a podcast – The Topic! We also introduce ourselves, tell our podcasting stories, talk about our love of podcasting and define ourselves as serious podcasting hobbyists. So what’s so important about the topic for a podcast?

A podcast topic will bound what you talk about on the show and how often you can or should podcast. Other considerations a topic will define is what you can do with your format, if co-hosts make sense, and the endless possibilities podcasting afford you.

We don’t focus about making money with your podcast but before you get started if you ever do plan to make money it’s time to start defining how that will work as well. Especially if you have cohosts. In writing. Yup, you got that right. In writing.

If you are new to podcasting or you are stepping out of your comfort zone and trying different cohosts or formats that you might not be familiar with expect your first few to be rougher until you get in the grove. Also expect your format to change over time – heck, even hit television shows do that!

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

Home

http://betterpodcastinggear.com/

Stay tuned for Better Podcasting’s next episode. Now that the topic is settled we’ll be discussing the actual planning before you hit record.

Stephen and SP thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Tuesday October 27th, 2015.

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Better Podcasting Promo – Episode 0

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer announce their new podcast: Better Podcasting. It is a podcast dedicated for the Hobby Podcaster with tips and tricks on how to get started, sound great, have fun and not break the bank. Better Podcasting will be coming to you in October 2015. In the meantime you can check out www.betterpodcasting.com and betterpodcastinggear.com for more information.

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Better Podcasting Promo – Episode 0

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer announce their new podcast: Better Podcasting. It is a podcast dedicated for the Hobby Podcaster with tips and tricks on how to get started, sound great, have fun and not break the bank. Better Podcasting will be coming to you in October 2015. In the meantime you can check out www.betterpodcasting.com and betterpodcastinggear.com for more information.