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 #240 – Knowing When Something Doesn’t Fit Your Podcast Anymore

Sometime if you have recurring elements of your podcast, you get to the point that something doesn’t work anymore. In this episode we discuss, some indications it may be time to retire a portion of your podcast, how to handle the removal, and some ways you can do this smoothly with your audience.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss a recent article about audio drama funding, and why we think it’s relevant to hobby podcasters.

Finally, in our Better Podback we take listener feedback, including someone who had some thoughts about some Podchaser issues.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/240.

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

Main Topic: Knowing when something doesn’t work anymore

  • Indicators that something may not work anymore
  • When you may want to take action
  • Replacing an element in your podcast
  • Repercussions of removing an element
  • How to make things easier for your listeners

Better Podcasting Download: Medium Article on Audio Drama fundraising

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Better Podcasting #239 – Making Podcasting More Enjoyable

This week we talk about ways that you can help making your podcasting experience more enjoyable. We’ll discuss some of our experiences that we’ve had making the podcasting experience more fun.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss a change with YouTube’s ad service.

Finally, in our Better Podback we’ll run down listener feedback Acast, Behringer creating a new product and a possible new service from Backpack Studio.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/239.

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, November 24, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Preparing For A Podcast Year End in 2020

  • Organization
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptability

Better Podcasting Download: Anchor is IAB Certified

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Better Podcasting #238 – Software vs Hardware vs Online Recorders

This week we talk about a variety of different ways to record your podcast including Software, Hardware, Mobile and Online Recorders. We’ll discuss some of the benefits to each, some of the cons, and how you might determine which is best for your circumstances.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss what the recent IAB certification of Anchor means for a hobby podcaster.

Finally, in our Better Podback we’ll answer a listener question about Anchor.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/238.

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, November 10, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Preparing For A Podcast Year End in 2020

  • Our definitions of each recorder type
  • Audio issues
  • Backups
  • Audio quality
  • Internet connection considerations
  • Simplicity considerations

Better Podcasting Download: Anchor is IAB Certified

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Better Podcasting #237 – Preparing For The 2020 Year End / Holiday Season

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.

Main Topic: Preparing For A Podcast Year End in 2020

  • Reasons why your purchase history may have been different
  • How 2020 may have impacted your podcast growth
  • Why it’s ok if you failed at this year’s podcast  goals
  • How you can prepare for better goals for 2021
  • Your 2020 holiday season may look entirely different
  • You may not need a break this year
  • You might need a longer break this year
  • Podcasting through the holidays might be important for you

Better Podcasting Download: Rapid Fire News (See below)

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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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