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 – Episode 024 – Captivating Your Audience

Better Podcasting – Episode 024 – Captivating Your Audience

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.

This episode we discuss captivating your audience and what you can do to keep them engaged. Whether it be how you address them, subject matter delivery methods or anything in between, we’re going to talk about this episode.

In the Better Podcasting Download we demonstrate and discuss the ‘advantage’ you can get from using a mic processor (such as the DBX286s). We give you a sample of the change so you can gage if it’s worth it to you. After that we discuss a recent list of Top 200 jobs in America, and where broadcast lands on it. Finally, we discuss the roll out of Google Play 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:

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Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer 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, April 15, 2016 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live.

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Better Podcasting – Episode 023 – Podcast Budgets – Shut Down

Better Podcasting – Episode 023 – Podcast Budgets – Shut Down

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.

We continue our budget arc talking about possible coasts you may incur if you want to shut down (or close up) your podcast. Whether you decide to go off-line or keep an active archive, we’ll discuss things you may want to consider.

In the Better Podcasting Download we discuss New & Noteworthy, iTunes Client Statistics, Webscrapers and how they all work together and can affect your podcast statistics.

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:

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Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer 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, April 8, 2016

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Better Podcasting – Episode 022 – Podcast Awards and A New Giveaway

Better Podcasting – Episode 022 – Podcast Awards and A New Giveaway

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.

We take a brief pause in our budget arc this week to discuss the Podcast Awards (and what you should know about them), take your feedback and finally we launch a brand new contest!

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:

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Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer 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, April 4, 2016.

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Better Podcasting – Episode 021 – Podcast Budgets – Sustain

Better Podcasting – Episode 021 – Podcast Budgets – Sustain

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.

We continue our budget arc talking about possible costs you may incur sustaining your podcast. BUT FIRST, Stephen updates you on the saga which is his desk/pod-rena change and the hiccups which has come with doing so and SP gives you a run down on his C2E2 experience.

In the Better Podcasting Download we discuss CBS’s exit of radio, the imdb-style podcast database called Podcat and we update you on a an issue we’ve seen with Windows 10 and ATR2100/AT2005 driver compatibility.

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:

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

This podcast was recorded on Saturday, March 26th, 2016

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Better Podcasting – Episode 020 – Podcast Budgets – Start

Better Podcasting – Episode 020 – Podcast Budgets – Start

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.

This episode we kick off our new arc discussion your podcast budget. We’ll answer questions including what it’ll take to get your podcast started, what other costs you can expect and possible costs if you want to start a tier-higher than the basics.

In the Better Podcasting download we discuss some podcast stats coming out of the latest Edison research. Finally, in Better Podback we discuss social media.

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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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 Saturday, March 12th, 2016

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Better Podcasting – Episode 019 – Live Q&A 1

Better Podcasting – Episode 019 – Live Q&A 1

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.

This week we shake up the usual Better Podcasting format as we kick of our first official live Q&A edition where we take questions from fans directly via Blab. Topics include iTunes Connect, the benefit of multiple RSS feeds, things to consider when picking a hosting provider, benefits of owning your domain and even desk management… literally. Actual. Physical. Desk. Management.

We would love to know what you think about this special. Would you like to hear more of them? Email podcast@betterpodcasting.com

It’s not too late to catch SP and 5 other GonnaGeek network podcasting hosts at C2E2 (The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) on March 18th, 2016 in the Workshop Room at 2:45 PM to present a panel on Everyday Podcasting For Your Everyday Life. Come meet us there to discuss some great tips on hobby podcasting and introduce yourselves to us. We’d love to meet you!

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

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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, March 11th, 2016

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Better Podcasting – Episode 018 – Time Management

Better Podcasting – Episode 018 – Time Management

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.

Better Podcasting’s first giveaway contest comes to a close and one lucky listener’s name is drawn from a GeekyLid to win the Audio Technica ATR2100. Will it be you? Listen to find out!

After the giveaway, the hosts tell that as Hobby Podcasters it’s all about time. Time to podcast, time for family, time for your “day-job,” and time for fun. This episode Stephen and SP discuss how they manage to do it all and more importantly what their limitations are. Planning is a key component to podcasting and time management is no exception. Also, they discuss ways to manage time-related stress while advocating time to decompress from podcasting and recommended way to do it without impacting your podcast workflow too much.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download Stephen and SP talk about all the podcasting advice out there and what may be good advice and what might not be good advice including the fact that not every podcaster’s formula will work for you.

In this week’s PodBack SP and Stephen read their first Better Podcasting iTunes review — THANK YOU Stand Curious!!! — and answer Knox Richardson’s question from Twitter on a microphone upgrade.

It’s not too late to catch SP and 5 other GonnaGeek network podcasting hosts at C2E2 (The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) on March 18th, 2016 in the Workshop Room at 2:45 PM to present a panel on Everyday Podcasting For Your Everyday Life. Come meet us there to discuss some great tips on hobby podcasting and introduce yourselves to us. We’d love to meet you!

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

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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, March 4th, 2016

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Better Podcasting – Episode 017 – Video Podcasting: Choosing Your Path

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.

This week Stephen and SP wrap up their arc on video podcasting and in the final installment they put together all the pieces. Now that you’ve heard about the basics, as well as both simple and complicated methods of podcasting, they’ll give some final recommendations on how to tackle your video podcast. In the Better Podcasting download this week, we discuss iTunes Connect and also Pond5 becoming a membership model. Finally, in Better Podback we take follow-up feedback about file backup, using ManyCam with Blab and a few other points.

Remember, we’ll be broadcasting Episode 19 live on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 3:30pm Pacific / 8:30pm Eastern at www.Geeks.Live.

Make sure to check back next week when we announce the winner of our first ever give away (for the Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB). The contest is now concluded.

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://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, February 26th, 2016

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Better Podcasting – Episode 016 – Video Podcasting: The Better Podcasting Method

Better Podcasting – Episode 016 – Video Podcasting: The Better Podcasting Method

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.

Stephen and SP take this episode to run down how they are able to put together high level video productions on the hobby podcasts of Better Podcasting and GonnaGeek using multi sessions of Skype, overlays and the XSplit program. They break down the hardware required, some of the software options available, how they arrived at their solution that they are currently using, what are some of the ways to manage some of the pitfalls (i.e. digital drift and syncing both audio and video), and how to stitch it all together to get a great produced product while keeping it at a level that hopefully everyone can follow.

This week’s Better podcasting Download runs down the drop in NPR radio under 55 years old statistics and what it might mean for podcasting. SP also runs down why podcasting is better to listen to for him versus the radio.

https://medium.com/@HennsEggs/why-i-left-npr-51320c67538#.o0jgwireq

In this week’s PodBack SP and Stephen run down some lengthy YouTube feedback from Brain Hurley on options for webhosting for your website, and some specifications to watch out for as you are choosing your webhosting company. Stephen recommends checking out WebHostingTalk while you are on your way to decide where you want to place your webhost, and SP strongly recommends grabbing your podcast domain and at least point it somewhere as you start your podcast journey.

http://www.webhostingtalk.com/

Please remember that we’re running our give away contest of a new Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB microphone. Listen for ways to enter.

SP also announces on Better Podcasting that six GonnaGeek.com network podcasters will converge on C2E2 (The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) on March 18th, 2016 in the Workshop Room at 2:45 PM to present a panel on Everyday Podcasting For Your Everyday Life. Come meet us there to discuss some great tips on hobby podcasting and introduce yourselves to us. We’d love to meet you!

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

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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 Thursday, February 18th, 2016

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Better Podcasting – Episode 015 – Video Podcasting: The Simple Method (Hangouts on Air & Blab)

Better Podcasting – Episode 015 – Video Podcasting: The Simple Method (Hangouts on Air & Blab)

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.

So you’re considering a video element to your podcast? Stephen and SP have you covered with some simple ways to accomplish your goal. They run down the advantages and disadvantages of Google Hangouts On Air and Blab and give you some notes to think about concerning where to place your emphasis. Additionally they cover some basic notes on how to edit and publish the video if you choose to do so.

For the Better Podcasting Download this week Stephen and SP return to their metrics discussion from last week with responses from Blubrry’s Todd Cochrane and Libsyn’s Rob Walsh. The Better Podcasting duo then run down Soundcloud’s recent $44M loss reporting and what it might mean for a hobby podcaster.

Please remember that we’re running our give away contest of a new Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB microphone. Listen for ways to enter.

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

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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 Saturday February 13th, 2016

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