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 Announcement: We Had Email Issues

Greetings podcasters! We write this message a bit red in the face as we’ve just discovered that due to a server configuration error, many of our @BetterPodcasting.com email addresses were not working for an unknown time frame. Email addresses included the general/podcast one and our individual ones (Stephen and StargatePioneer). The good news is that this error did not affect the contest [at] better podcasting email address (so keep your entries coming).

We’ve fixed the error and all email addresses should be working. We both offer our sincere apologies if you had emailed us previously and we did not respond – we promise we aren’t rude people. If we have not responded, please forward your original email to us and we should get it this time. Once again, our apologies.

Sincerely,

Stephen Jondrew and SP.

Better Podcasting – Episode 011 – The Hosting Role: Co-Hosting

Better Podcasting – Episode 011 – The Hosting Role: Co-Hosting

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 begin our arc on hosting roles starting discussing co-hosting duties. We’ll run down a variety of things to expect as a co-host including best practices and responsibilities.

In this week’s Better Podcasting download we showcase video/audio he captured while he had his head in the clouds….. literally (yes, he recorded on an airplane… mid-flight).

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

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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 Friday, January 15, 2016

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Better Podcasting – Episode 010 – Our Gear (Bonus): Our Upgrade Paths

Better Podcasting – Episode 010 – Our Gear (Bonus): Our Upgrade Paths

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.

After a recent question Stargate Pioneer received on another podcast, we decided that we needed to do one more episode in the “Our Gear” arc to discuss an area we missed – how we got to where we are today with our gear! We’ll run down some snapshots of our various pod-rigs over the years and on the YouTube side we’ll even share some photos.

In this week’s Better Podcasting download we chat about our recent impromptu Blab experience talking about podcasting. Finally, if all of this wasn’t enough already, we’re pleased to present our very first contest! What are we giving away? You’ll have to listen to find out.

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, January 8, 2016

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Better Podcasting – Episode 009 – Our Gear: The Wish List

Better Podcasting – Episode 009 – Our Gear: The Wish List

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 finish our three part arc on our podcast gear with both of us talking about some items on our wish lists.

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, December 19, 2015

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Better Podcasting – Episode 008 – Our Gear: SP Edition

Better Podcasting – Episode 008 – Our Gear: SP Edition

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 the three part arc on our podcast gear with SP running down his list of equipment. As he works through his list, you’ll here current and possible applications for the gear.

In the Better Podcasting Download we discuss the Columbia Journalism School’s research paper on podcasting.

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

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 Saturday, December 19, 2015

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Better Podcasting – Episode 007 – Our Gear: Stephen Edition

Better Podcasting – Episode 007 – Our Gear: Stephen Edition

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 begin our three part arc on our podcast gear with Stephen running down his list of equipment. As he works through his list, you’ll here current and possible applications for the gear.

In the Better Podcasting Download we discuss the WordPress 4.4 Update and how it could affect 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, December 11, 2015.

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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

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

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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