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 #201 – Going Too Far To Be a Podcast Guest

Guests can be a key aspect to podcasting – sometimes you’re having guests on your show, sometimes you’re being a guest on a podcast. Although guesting can be a key part of cross-promotion, sometimes you can go too far to have a guest on your show, or trying to be a guest on other shows.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about an update with the Deezer side of podcasting.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including a listener question about the Rodecaster Pro functionality.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/201/.

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 http://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, October 2, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Going too far to be a guest

  • Things to avoid when trying to be a guest
  • Things to avoid when trying to have guests on your shows
  • Best practices for having guests
  • Best practices for trying to be a guest on a show

Better Podcasting Download: Deezer podcast submission

Better Podback: 

  • Rodecaster Pro Broadcaster Solution

Links Discussed

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Better Podcasting #200 – Hobby Podcasting Is Still Fun and Relevant in 2019

For our 200th episode we thought it was a good opportunity to talk about how hobby podcasting is still fun and why it still matters in 2019.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss Pocket Casts doing a change on their decision about their pricing model.

Finally, we take feedback from our past podcasts selves in this week’s Better Podback.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/200/.

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 http://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, September 25, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

 

Main Topic: Podcasting is Still Fun and Relevant in 2019

  • Reasons why it matters
  • How you can use this information to help your podcast
  • Offering a more unbiased opinion
  • Personal skills that you develop

Better Podcasting Download: Podcast Equipment Statistics in 2019

Better Podback: 

  • Johnny Pennington has made up 199 episode of Better Podcasting
  • Moving hosting providers

Links Discussed

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Better Podcasting #199 – Reflecting on Your Entire Podcast Endeavors

This week in the show we discuss why it’s important to take time to reflect on your entire podcast endeavors in order to help maximize your time for your hobbies – to help ensure that you continue to have fun.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about statistics on podcast equipment (as voted for by our live audience during our live recording).

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback we have someone ask out migrating media services – and Stephen has a tip if you’re using PowerPress.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/199/.

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 http://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, September 18, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Reflecting on Your Entire Podcast Endeavors

  • Reasons why it’s important to reflect on your overall podcast endeavors
  • How reflecting on your overall endeavors can help your individual podcasts
  • Maximizing your overall enjoyment
  • Things to consider as you assess your podcast endeavors
  • Choosing the direction that you want to go with your podcast endeavors
  • Deciding on personal success factors
  • Supplementing podcasting with other activities
  • Verbalizing your thoughts with someone

Better Podcasting Download: Podcast Equipment Statistics in 2019

Better Podback: 

  • Johnny Pennington has made up 199 episode of Better Podcasting
  • Moving hosting providers

Links Discussed

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Better Podcasting #198 – What Turns Us Away From A Podcast?

From time to time we find ourselves in conversations with people talking about things that they don’t like within podcasts – today we want to talk about some things that turn us off of a podcast immediately. After we go through some of these, we’ll also talk about some things that we’ve heard others say turn them off – but doesn’t actually turn us away. As we go through we’ll explain some of the reasons why these items bug us, and some suggestions we have.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about some data on podcasting on smart devices.

Finally, we take listener feedback in the Better Podback.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/198/.

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 http://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, September 11, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Things That Put Us Off Of Podcasts

  • Stephen’s List of items that turn him away from a podcast
  • SP’s List of items that turn him away from a podcast
  • Stephen’s list of items that may turn them off, but not him.
  • SP’s list of items that may turn them off, but not him.

Better Podcasting Download: Smart Speaker Podcast Consumption

Better Podback: 

  • People defy Apple’s rules
  • Maintaining WAV files

Links Discussed

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Better Podcasting #197 – Building A Podcast Community in 2019

Back in May 2015 (in Episode 81), we tackled the idea of building a community around your podcast. However, since recording that, a lot has changed with both community structures, our experiences and community platform availability – that means it was time to revisit this topic. In this episode we’ll talk about the considerations for building a podcast community, some best practices if you’re going to, and our personal suggestion of platforms to try to build a podcast community in.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we revisit last week’s discussion on Libsyn’s IAB certified statistics to share the further details that SP mentioned last week on the show, and some new information received after Libsyn’s Rob Walch reached out to us.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/197/.

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 http://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 6, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Creating A Podcast Community

  • Deciding if you want to build a podcast community
  • Benefits to building a podcast community
  • Difficulties with building a podcast community
  • Choosing a platform for a podcast community
  • Open/closed podcast communities
  • Shaping the tone of the podcast community
  • Podcast community moderation
  • Our recommended platforms for podcast communities
  • Making your community center around your podcast community

Better Podcasting Download: Follow-up about Libsyn’s IAB certified podcast measurements

Better Podback: 

  • New Podcasters
  • iZotope RX vs Other Suites

Links Discussed

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Better Podcasting #196 – Learning From Events Without Attending Them

Whether related to podcasting or the niche that you podcast about, as a hobby podcaster there are probably events that you wish that you could go to, but might not be able to. In this episode we discuss how you can identify events that you think have a take-away for you and how you can pull information from them remotely. We’ll also talk about some of the things that you miss out on by not attending in person.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, SP shares some metrics from the podcasts that he has hosted on Libsyn, and how they were impacted by the new IAB certified stats.

Finally, in the Better Podback we talk about a recent firmware update to the Rodecaster Pro.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/196/.

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 http://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, August 28, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Better Podcasting #195 – Creating A Short Run Podcast

Do all podcasts need to be launched with an indefinite end point? No. It’s absolutely ok to create a podcast with a short-run timeline, and there are a variety of benefits that can come with this. In this show we’ll discuss some of these benefits, some reasons you may want to do a short run podcast and some of the unique challenges of creating a short-run podcast.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a Podcast Business Journal article titled “The Podcasting Space Is A Bit Of A Mess.”

Finally, we take listener feedback, including a voicemail from a listener who has feedback following up to our episode from a couple weeks back.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/195/.

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 http://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, August 21, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.


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Better Podcasting #194 – Organizing Your Podcast’s Plan For Improvement / Magix Vegas Movie Studio 16 Review

As we slide in to the back half of the year, it’s a great time to reflect on any goals and plans that that you have for improving your podcast. This week in our featured segment we discuss ways that you can capture, organize and execute your plan. Before we get to that though, we have a How I Saved My Podcast story from an anonymous listener about some challenges with their podcast network.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we review Magix Vegas Movie Studio 16 Suite (disclaimer – we were provided copies of the software for review purposes).

Finally, in the Better Podback including some love for our previous week’s guests.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/194/.

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 http://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,  August 16, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Organizing A Podcast Plan for Improvement

  • Creating the start point for your plan of attack
  • Considerations for improvement ideas
  • Pairing down your list
  • Strategy for selecting items to start on
  • Example ideas on what you may want to improve

Better Podcasting Download: Magix Vegas Movie Studio 16 Suite Review

  • 24:30 – Movie Studio Review Begins (Overview of Review)
  • 27:00 – Major changes between Version 15 and 16
  • 29:00 – Why we recommend only purchasing the Platinum or Suite versions
  • 29:15 – Minor noteworthy changes
  • 35:00 – SP’s list of challenges encountered
  • 42:30 – Stephen’s list of challenges encountered
  • 48:40 – SP’s overall product summary
  • 49:30 – Stephen’s overall product summary

Better Podback: 

  • Submitting to Pandora
  • Feedback on previous week’s guest

Links Discussed

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Better Podcasting #193 – Audio Drama Podcasts: Interview with Sarah Werner

This week Stephen and SP sit down to interview Sarah Rhea Werner about her history with creating Audio Drama podcasts. Sarah discusses her experience getting in to audio dramas, some of the challenges that have faced her over the years, and some general advice for creating Audio Dramas.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss Deezer taking submissions for podcasts, and some of the technical specifications they’ve outlined.

Finally, Stephen crawls out from under the bus to give Damian the podlove he deserves.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/193/.

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 http://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,  August 7, 2019 (Interview on Tuesday, August 6, 2019)  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Interview with Sarah Werner about Audio Drama Podcasts

  • What is an Audio Drama
  • Difference between Audio Drama podcasts and other podcasts
  • Audio Drama planning
  • Writing a script
  • Audio Drama Creation Toolkit
  • Challenges with creating an audio drama podcast

Better Podcasting Download: Deezer Podcast Submissions

Better Podback: 

  • Damian the DM

Links Discussed

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Better Podcasting #192 – Maintaining a Hobby Podcast for 12+ Years

Stephen is away on vacation this week and so we have special guest Jen Rhodes (from Anomaly Podcast) here to talk about her experiences with running a hobby podcast for 12+ years.

Jen if half of the duo behind the sci-fi/fantasy podcast Anomaly Podcast which was created in 2007. Over the run of the show, Jen and her co-host Angela have undergone a variety of changes both to do with their hobby podcast and in their personal lives.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about an article called “The Three E’s Of Podcasting” and discuss whether or not we think it’s applicable to podcasting.

Finally, we take listener feedback in our Better Podback we discuss chapter markers.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/192/.

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 http://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, July 31, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. This week’s Audio/Video Production by Stargate Pioneer. This week’s Audio/Video Editing by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Experiences Running A Hobby Podcast for 12+ Years

  • Starting a podcast without podcast advice shows that exist now
  • Being (politely) kicked off a podcast network
  • Working through a hobby podcast with personal health issues
  • Maintaining a podcast while becoming moms
  • Podcasting with your kids
  • Loaning your show to other co-hosts
  • Standing out from other podcasts who later start using the same name as you
  • Co-host struggles
  • Evolution in the podcasting space since 2007
  • Consistency isn’t always the top consideration
  • Regrets with not balancing personal life properly
  • Difficulties podcasting while pregnant
  • Handling challenges trying to podcast while having kids around

Better Podcasting Download: The Three E’s Of Podcasting

Better Podback: 

  • How Long Does It Take To Edit an Episode?
  • Editing Using Time Code Notes
  • Stephen is Live Streaming Edit

Links Discussed

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