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 #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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Better Podcasting #226 – Treating Old Episodes

This week in the show we discuss treating your old episodes. We’ll discuss reasons you may want to go back and treat old episodes, reasons you may want to leave them alone, and some ways to consider what extent you may want to go on treating your old episodes.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about Joe Rogan’s recent podcast change, and what we feel it means for hobby podcasters.

Finally, we take some listener feedback including someone who is shopping media hosts.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/226/.

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, May 26 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Treating Old Episodes

  • What are some ways to treat old podcast episodes?
  • Should you treat old podcast episodes?
  • Is it ok to leave old podcast episodes?
  • How much time should I spend on treating old episodes?

Better Podcasting Download: Joe Rogan Spotify Deal

Better Podback:

  • Selecting a New Media Host
  • Podbean IAB Certification Rumour

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Better Podcasting #225 – Listener Interactions

This week in the show we discuss listener interactions, and more importantly, how you can interact with listeners in a positive manner.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, SP closes the chapter on his data recovery saga.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, there is all sorts of discussions about podcast hardware.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/225/.

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, May 12 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Creating Positive Listener Interactions

  • Why “pay-to-parley” may not always be the best idea
  • What we can take away from these interactions
  • Ways that you can give back through special interactions
  • Balancing interactions as your show grows
  • What should be the driving motivation of your interaction?

Better Podcasting Download: SP’s Data Sage

Better Podback:

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Better Podcasting #224 – Knowing When It’s Good Enough

This week in the show we discuss why it’s important to know when something is “good enough” for your podcast, as well as many situations where we think you can apply this strategy.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we do a quick demonstration and give our first thoughts on the NVIDIA RTX Voice AI cleanup tool.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, we thank one of our listeners who wrote us and SAVED OUR PODCAST.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/224/.

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, April 28, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Knowing when it’s Good Enough

  • Starting your podcast
  • Artwork
  • Website
  • Sound design
  • Audio quality
  • Editing
  • Publishing
  • Show notes
  • Podcast services

Better Podcasting Download:

Better Podback:

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Better Podcasting #223 – Showing Appreciation For Your Listeners

This week we talk about the importance of showing appreciation for your listeners. We’ll discuss why it’s mutually beneficial and different ways to show appreciation for your listeners. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss what we can learn from a recent Whooshkaa pricing change. Finally, in our Better Podback we have someone talk about a new podcast mic arm.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/223/.

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, April 14, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

How I Saved My Podcast: Hard drive filled up during recording

Main Topic: Thanking / Showing Appreciation For Your Audience

  • Motivations for showing listener appreciation
  • Considerations for how you show listener appreciation
  • Methods for showing appreciation
  • Monetary and Non-Monetary methods of showing appreciation

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Better Podcasting #222 – Starting A Podcast Due To Self-Isolation

With much of the world being in self-isolation, one way that people are occupying time by creating a podcast. In this episode we talk about whether or not you should start a podcast right now, if you’re going to some considerations you may have, some usual recommendations that we feel that you can forfeit, and why we think it’s totally fine to only podcast during this time.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about a new Rodecaster Pro update, and why Stephen has much appreciation for Rode’s track record.

Finally, we take listener feedback including some advice from podcasters for new podcasters!

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/222/.

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, March 31, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Starting A Podcast To Keep Occupied During Self-Isolation

  • Considerations if you’re going to start a podcast right now
  • Things that you can forfeit in the process
  • Areas that you can make podcasting easier
  • Other tips for creating a podcast right now

Better Podcasting Download:

  • Rodecaster Pro Firmware Update

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Better Podcasting #221 – Making Podcasting Easier (And The Manual Work That Comes With It)

This week in the show we discuss some ways that we have automated/simplified our process to make podcasting easier. We’ll talk about some of the work that we had to put in to get these processes implemented, and some of the manual work that we have to ongoing to keep these in place.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about this year’s Infinite Dial report and what we think the highlights are for hobby podcasters.

Finally, in the Better Podback, we hear from Podchaser about some recent social media activity that turned heads.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/221/.

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, March 20, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Making Podcasting Easier (And The Manual Work That Comes With It)

  • Our prep tips
  • Our recording tips
  • Our editing tips
  • Our publishing tips

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Better Podcasting #220 – Upgrading Your Microphone

Considering upgrading your podcast microphone? In this episode we discuss some the decision tree that we’d recommend when you’re considering upgrading your podcast, some reasons why you we’d recommend against upgrading, and some ways you may be able to save some money.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about how there’s a brand new podcast microphone in town (well sort of).

Finally, we round up some feedback from the previous week.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/220/.

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

Main Topic: Upgrading Your Microphone

  • Benefits to upgrading your microphone
  • Downsides to upgrading your microphone
  • Challenges in determining what microphone to choose
  • How you can pick a microphone
  • Reasons not to upgrade your microphone

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