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 #236 – Continuing Education

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.

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Better Podcasting #235 – Buying A Domain Name For Your Podcast / SP’s First Thoughts On Zoom H8

This week we talk about buying a domain name (also known as a URL, website address, etc). We’ll discuss what a domain is, why it’s a bit difficult these days to buy a domain, issues that you may encounter, and some of the recommendations we have for balancing your budget when buying a domain name.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, SP provides his first thoughts after trying the Zoom H8 – and whether he loves it or has buyer’s remorse.

In the Better Podback Stephen answers a question about his use of the Elgato Stream Deck for podcasting.

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 Friday, September 11, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Measuring Podcast Growth

  • Reasons to consider having someone take over your podcast
  • Reasons why you might consider participating in a take over
  • Protecting yourself when participating in a take over
  • Protecting your podcast when having someone take over your show
  • Preparing for feedback for your podcast take over

Better Podcasting Download: International gear delays

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Better Podcasting #234 – Podcast Takeovers

This week we talk about participating in “podcast takeovers”. We’ll discuss what a podcast takeover is, some recommendations we have if you’re going to participate in a takeover, and some recommendations for if you’re going to have someone take over your podcast.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss international equipment releases, and the impact in can have on the joy of podcasters.

In the Better Podback we take a question about hooking up an iPad to podcast equipment.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/234.

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 Friday, September 11, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Measuring Podcast Growth

  • Reasons to consider having someone take over your podcast
  • Reasons why you might consider participating in a take over
  • Protecting yourself when participating in a take over
  • Protecting your podcast when having someone take over your show
  • Preparing for feedback for your podcast take over

Better Podcasting Download: International gear delays

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Better Podcasting #232 – Spin-Off Podcasts

This week in the show we discuss the concept of creating a spin-off. We’ll discuss reasons why you may consider doing a spin-off podcast, different types of spin-off podcasts, and how to determine what type of spin-off podcast you may consider.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we’ll give our first thoughts on OBS.Ninja. Finally, in this week’s podback we take feedback about listening to podcasts at faster speeds.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/232.

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, August 18, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Publishing Delays

  • What is a spin-off podcast?
  • Types of spin-off podcasts
  • Work needed to create a spin-off podcast
  • Determining what type of spin-off podcast works for you
  • Considerations for creating a spin-off
  • Who owns the rights to a spin-off podcast?

Better Podcasting Download: OBS.Ninja Review

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Better Podcasting #231 – Multi-Functional Podcasting Space

Hobby podcasters often have multiple uses for their podcasting space, and this can offer additional challenges when trying to podcast. We’ll discuss some of the different types of configurations podcasters have, as well as some challenges and benefits to these. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we’ll discuss Amazon Music / Audible’s terms of service for podcasters. Finally, in this week’s podback we take feedback about two statements that Stephen made about editing.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/231.

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, August 4, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Publishing Delays

  • Types of multi-functional podcasting space
  • Benefits to mobile setups
  • Challenges of mobile setups
  • Benefits of home office setups
  • Challenges of home office setups
  • Podcast space attributes
  • Ways to maximize podcast spaces

Better Podcasting Download: Is the RSS feed going away?

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Better Podcasting #230 – Unreleased Content

This week we discuss unreleased podcast content – reasons you may have it, as well as what you can do with this. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we ponder if the RSS feed is on its way out? Finally, we take listener feedback including asking listeners when they edit their podcast. PLUS, Stephen kicks it all off with a HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST story about last week’s Better Podcasting Live Chat.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/230.

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, July 21, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Publishing Delays

  • Types of unreleased content you may have
  • Reasons why you may have unreleased content
  • Things that you can do with unreleased content
  • How to prevent having unreleased content

Better Podcasting Download: Is the RSS feed going away?

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Better Podcasting #229 – Publishing Delays

Sometimes there are things that come up that delay you from publishing your podcast on the timeline you had set. This week we discuss a variety of challenges that can cause publishing delays, and some of the ways that we’ve been able to help minimize the impact of these delays.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about Scripps exploring the sale of Stitcher.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including asking listeners when the last time was that they listened to an old episode of their podcast.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/229.

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, June 30, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Publishing Delays

  • Delays in the editing process
  • Problems with file exchange
  • How previewing your file can delay your release
  • Issues during the actual publishing (posting) process
  • Changes within your workflow
  • Losing work
  • Other misc delays

Better Podcasting Download: Scripps exploring sale of stitcher Stitcher

Better Podback:

  • When did you last listen to an old episode of your podcast?

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Better Podcasting #228 – Adding Gimmicks To Your Podcast

This week in the show we talk about adding gimmicks to your show, how you can use them, and

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about the latest Apple announcements out of WWDC and what is relevant to podcaster. We also say farewell to Mixer.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including a couple in relation to the Better Podcasting: Live episodes.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/228.

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

Main Topic: Adding Gimmick To Your Podcast

  • What are some benefits to having gimmicks on your podcast
  • Are gimmick always humerous?
  • How can you use gimmicks to help create content?
  • What should you avoid

Better Podcasting Download: Mixcloud getting streaming; IMDB getting in to podcasting?

Better Podback:

  • The Podcast convention Stephen forgot about
  • Google podcast issues

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Better Podcasting #227 – What You Can Accomplish As An Average Hobby Podcaster

This week in the show we talk about all the things that you can accomplish as a hobby podcaster with an “average amount of downloads” – there’s a lot.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about how IMDB could possibly be getting in to podcasting, as well, Mixcloud is getting in to streaming.

Finally, we take listener feedback and we have a correction to make based on an email exchange recently with Shannon from Podbean.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/227/.

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

Main Topic: What can you accomplish as a podcaster with the average amount of downloads?

  • What is the average amount of podcast downloads?
  • How can you figure out your accomplishments?
  • What sort of accomplishments can you expect?
  • How can you be a voice for a community?
  • What sort of pull might you have?
  • How big is your audience really?

Better Podcasting Download: Mixcloud getting streaming; IMDB getting in to podcasting?

Better Podback:

  • Selecting a New Media Host
  • Podbean IAB Certification Rumour

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