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 #281 – Returning From A Hiatus

In the Season 3 Finale we have a topic that was two-seasons in the making – returning from a hiatus. This week we reflect on our experience returning from a hiatus including some of the successes we had, as well as some of the areas we wish we had handled better.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss Generative AI in podcasts, how we think it’s not ready yet, but where we think it might start finding its home soon.

For the Better Podback we have a listener asking about mic arms, we talk scheduling a guest far ahead and one listener follows up about the Procaster comment.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/281

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find our full contact information can be found at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact. You can like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at https://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, May 31, 2023. We usually stream live to Geeks.Live, on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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The Season 3 of our companion show Better Podcasting: Live Chat will start next week at https://livechat.betterpodcasting.com

Timestamps:

00:00 – Show Intro
01:13 – Start of the episode
01:37 – Stephen’s podcast joke
02:20 – Upcoming Better Podcasting schedule
05:38 – Today’s main topic will be a bit different
06:38 – Recap of our hiatus
09:30 – Announcing/deciding to take a hiatus
18:02 – Hiatus times may change
22:00 – Planning the return itself
27:35 – Announcing the return
29:50 – Challenges when returning from a hiatus
36:30 – Reassessing your workflows
39:05 – Did our audience return?
43:00 – Why we delayed doing this episode
45:30 – Better Podcasting Download
58:16 – Better Podback: Rode Procaster
59:20 – Better Podback: Mic Arms
1:02:30 – Better Podback: Scheduling a guest
1:04:18 – Episode ending/outro

Microphones:

  • SP: Electro-Voice RE320
  • Stephen: Shure SM7B

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Better Podcasting #280 – Evolving with Your Audience

Sometimes as you evolve your podcast it can be jarring for your listeners, but there are ways that you can help include them in the process to help make it a better experience. In this episode we discuss ways to help engage your audience as you go through changes in your podcast.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss the recently announced Mackie DLZ Creator.

For the Better Podback we discuss further RCP2 hesitation, Hindenburg having more launch issues and we follow-up about PowerPress.

Finally, SP has an exciting announcement!

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/280

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find our full contact information can be found at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact. You can like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at https://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, May 24, 2023. We usually stream live to Geeks.Live, on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Better Podcasting Download: 

Better Podback:

If you missed it, the Season 2 of our companion show Better Podcasting: Live Chat can be found at https://livechat.betterpodcasting.com

Timestamps:

00:00 – Show Intro
01:14 – Start of the episode
02:00 – Change in recording/livestream time
04:15 – Recap of upcoming recording schedule
05:47 – Introduction to today’s sgement
06:44 – Reasons your podcast may change
09:30 – Showing appreciation for your audience
12:00 – Including your audience in the change of your podcast
20:45 – How gradual changes can help include your audience
23:48 – Maintaining some element of consistency for your audience
26:00 – Being patient with your audience
29:15 – Better Podcasting Download: Mackie DLZ Creator
40:35 – Better Podback: Hindenburg Release Issues
44:49 – Better Podback: Rodecaster Pro 2 Hesitation
51:55 – Better Podback: PowerPress
56:40 – Better Podback: Johnny Pennington’s SP Prediction
57:17 – SP’s Announcement
1:01:30 – Episode ending/outro

Microphones:

  • SP: Electro-Voice RE320
  • Stephen: Shure SM7B

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Better Podcasting #279 – One Podcast Saved, Two Downloads and Lots of Podback!

Although we don’t have a main segment this week, in this episode we podcast for our audience starting with a How I Saved My Podcast story, we end with six pieces of Better Podback, and in between we even have two Better Podcasting Downloads.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/279.

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find our full contact information can be found at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact. You can like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at https://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, May 17, 2023. We usually stream live to Geeks.Live, on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.


How I Saved My Podcast Story
: Chris Osbourne

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If you missed it, the Season 2 of our companion show Better Podcasting: Live Chat can be found at https://livechat.betterpodcasting.com

Timestamps:

00:00 – Show Intro
01:20 – Start of the episode
02:10 – How I Saved My Podcast story: Chris Osborne
05:53 – Our comments about the How I Saved My Podcast story
08:45 – Fixing your podcast with AI
11:13 – Better Podcasting Download #1: What If Podcast Success Is All About Patience?
15:40 – Better Podcasting Download #1: SP’s initial thoughts
16:25 – Better Podcasting Download #1: Stephen’s thoughts
18:05 – Better Podcasting Download #1: Follow-up thoughts
20:25 – Better Podcasting Download #2: Acast launches Publishers in Podcasting
21:15 – Better Podcasting Download #2: Stephen’s initial thoughts
24:05 – Better Podcasting Download #2: SP’s initial thoughts
26:26 – Better Podback: Intro
26:35 – Better Podback: Transcripts
32:10 – Better Podback: Stephen’s Paint Drying podcast
34:28 – Better Podback: Google Podcasts issues
36:08 – Better Podback: Hindenburg follow-up
37:32 – Better Podback: Hobby Podcaster Profile
38:30 – Better Podback: Does noise still matter as much as it used to?
45:20 – Better Podback: Episode ending/outro

Microphones:

  • SP: Electro-Voice RE320
  • Stephen: Shure SM7B

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Better Podcasting #278 – Posting to Multiple Locations

In the year 2023 there are a lot of places you may consider cross-posting your podcast to. Is it easy? Is there any ongoing maintenance? Should you let your media host do it for you? These are some of the areas we discuss in our conversation about posting to multiple distribution destinations.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we express our disagreement with the tone of a Bloomberg article about YouTube Podcasts.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback we round up audience feedback, including one video submission that was so good that we had to talk about (even if it doesn’t make much sense for our audio listeners). We also have a follow-up about one listener that we previously mentioned who has a TikTok account for their podcast.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/278.

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find our full contact information can be found at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact. You can like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at https://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, May 10, 2023. We usually stream live to Geeks.Live, on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.


Main Topic #1
: Posting in Multiple Locations

Better Podcasting Download: 

Better Podback:

If you missed it, the Season 2 of our companion show Better Podcasting: Live Chat can be found at https://livechat.betterpodcasting.com

 

Timestamps:

00:00 – Show intro
01:10 – Start of the episode
02:03 – Introduction to this episode’s distribution conversation
04:05 – What are distribution sites/destinations?
05:00 – Reasons you may want to list your podcast in multiple locations
07:55 – Potential downsides to using multiple distribution locations
12:25 – It’s much easier now to cross-post your podcast than it used to be
13:55 – Finding the right media host fit for your cross-posting needs
16:20 – Should you let your media host submit your show?
18:45 – Finding the right balance between maintaining control/what-ifs
22:12 – Ignoring the hype of new distribution destinations
24:20 – Listener feedback about challenges with using multiple distribution sites
25:50 – SP agrees with Waffles’ wisdom
27:12 – Better Podcasting Download: Introduction
29:17 – Better Podcasting Download: Stephen’s Thoughts
30:40 – Better Podcasting Download: SP’s Thoughts
34:14 – Better Podcasting Download: Why we have changed our position on YouTube
37:30 – Better Podback: Introduction
37:48 – Better Podback: People want Stephen’s new podcast
39:49 – Better Podback: Follow-up about Anthony’s TikTok
40:48 – Better Podback: Liberty Dude’s video feedback
42:50 – Better Podback: Explanation of the video for our audio listeners
44:00 – Better Podback: Feedback on new Hobby Podcaster Profile segment
45:00 – Episode summary
45:29 – Technical challenges we had this week
49:50 – Episode ending/outro

 

Microphones:

  • SP: Electro-Voice RE320
  • Stephen: Shure SM7B

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Better Podcasting #277 – Podcast Branding

Podcast branding can be an important part of marketing your podcast, as well as helping to highlight the unique qualities of your podcast; but what exactly is branding? Today we discuss what podcast branding is, and how it’s not just the obvious such as your artwork and promo material.

This episode we’re also pleased to debut a brand new segment: The Better Podcasting Hobby Podcaster Profile. In our debut episode we highlight Anthony Sytko from Capes on the Couch podcast.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we have a triple round up of follow-ups (read as: corrections) from our recent episodes.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback we have a listener who is seeking to move on from their Mixcast software and replace it with something else.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/277.

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find our full contact information can be found at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact. You can like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at https://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, May 3, 2023. We usually stream live to Geeks.Live, on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.


Main Topic #1
: Podcast Branding

Better Podcasting Download: 

Better Podback:

If you missed it, the Season 2 of our companion show Better Podcasting: Live Chat can be found at https://livechat.betterpodcasting.com

Timestamps:

00:00 – Show intro
01:08 – Start of the episode
02:00 – Introduction to podcast branding
03:20 – The value of a good podcast brand
05:00 – What is a podcast brand?
07:15 – Tangible podcast brand components
11:10 – SP’s example of logo branding issues.
12:20 – Consistency across your show assets
15:00 – Highlighting your unique qualities
16:50 – Multi-platform and update considerations
21:25 – Other branding-related factors
24:20 – Introduction to less tangible brand components
24:40 – Social media interactions
27:35 – Consistency across all aspects of your branding
30:10 – Segment summary
30:40 – Live listener feedback about branding
32:35 – Introduction to the Hobby Podcaster Profile segment
34:35 – Hobby Podcaster Profile: Anthony Sytko (Capes on the Couch)
39:35 – Our discussion about Anthony’s Hobby Podcaster Profile
43:00 – Better Podcasting Download: Pocket Casts follow-up
45:35 – Better Podcasting Download: PowerPress follow-up
46:50 – Better Podcasting Download: Hindenburg Pro 2 launch follow-up
50:00 – Better Podback: A listener is looking for a new DAW
1:01:30 – The BEST Geek Community
1:01:58 – SP now has a fiber connection
1:10:08 – Episode ending/outro

Microphones:

  • SP: Electro-Voice RE320
  • Stephen: Shure SM7B

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Better Podcasting #276 – Dedicated Social Media/Community Managers

This week we talk about the idea of using a dedicated (or paid) social media/community manager. Whether it’s hiring someone to do this, or you’re having someone you know take care of this, there are some important considerations to be had.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Down, we talk about a recent security issue with the PowerPress plugin.

Finally, we run down some Better Podback including excitement in our Discord community about Hindenburg Pro 2.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/276.

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find our full contact information can be found at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact. You can like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at https://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, April 26, 2023. We usually stream live to Geeks.Live, on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.


Main Topic #1
: Dedicated Social Media/Community Managers

  • Paid social media managers
  • Utilizing community resources
  • Benefits of dedicated managers
  • Potential challenges
  • Prepping your social media/community manager
  • Qualities to look for when choosing someone to help manage your social media/community
  • Follow-ups you may want to consider

Better Podcasting Download: PowerPress Vulnerability

If you missed it, the Season 2 of our companion show Better Podcasting: Live Chat can be found at https://livechat.betterpodcasting.com

Microphones:

  • SP: Electro-Voice RE320
  • Stephen: Shure SM7B

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Better Podcasting #275 – Social Media For Your Podcast

Last week we talked about exploring other communities to help grow your podcast, and in the process we briefly touched on social media. However, since social media is a topic in itself, this episode we talk about some of the challenges and considerations you may have when trying to use social media for your podcast (and it might not just be used to promote your podcast!).

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we chat about some of the most common software-based failures we see, and some insight we have from a software creator on hardware that might help minimize these troubles. We also talk about the latest Rode hardware announcements.

Finally, we run down some Better Podback including one listener who challenges the big deal about crutch words.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/275.

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find our full contact information can be found at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact. You can like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at https://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, April 19, 2023. We usually stream live to Geeks.Live, on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.


Main Topic #1
: Expanding Your Social Circles

Better Podcasting Download: Rode Announcements

If you missed it, the Season 2 of our companion show Better Podcasting: Live Chat can be found at https://livechat.betterpodcasting.com

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Better Podcasting #274 – Expanding Outside Your Normal Community

If you’re trying to grow your podcast, the chances are there may be a point where you want to explore outside of your current community/social circles. In this episode we discuss some considerations to be had if you’re looking to explore other communities to help grow your podcast.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we chat about the price increases with Pocket Casts, and we speculate some of the impact it could have with podcasters.

Finally, we run down some Better Podback from the last couple weeks including one listener asking ChatGPT about their podcast, a follow-up to Stephen’s OBS issue and some listeners having backups!

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/274.

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find our full contact information can be found at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact. You can like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at https://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, April 12, 2023. We usually stream live to Geeks.Live, on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.


Main Topic #1
: Expanding Your Social Circles

Key Discussion Points

  • Looking for a community
  • Why somewhere may not be a good place to invest your time
  • Developing a game plan
  • Contributing to the community
  • Establishing yourself
  • Respecting the community
  • Quick methods

Better Podcasting Download: Pocketcasts Plus Pricing

If you missed it, the Season 2 of our companion show Better Podcasting: Live Chat can be found at https://livechat.betterpodcasting.com

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Better Podcasting #272 – Cohost Compatibility (Season 2 Finale)

In the Season 2 finale of Better Podcasting, we discuss co-host compatibility, and some of the ways you can self-reflect to help achieve that. We’ll discuss some personal challenges that we’ve encountered, and some of the luck that we’ve also had as well.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss TikTok using the term ‘podcast’.

Finally, we run down some Better Podback from this week, including an update about a sound pad issue that keeps coming up with the Rodecaster Pro 2 (and we’ll discuss the problems we have with their RMA process).

As a reminder, we’ll be kicking off Season 2 of Better Podcasting: Live Chat which you can find at http://livechat.betterpodcasting.com/

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/272.

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. Find all of our contact information at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/contact.

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, January 25, 2023. We usually stream live to Geeks.Live, but not this time. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.


Main Topic #1
: Cohost Compatibility (Season 2 Finale)

SP’s Audition Round-Up:

Better Podcasting Download: TikTok Podcasts

Better Podback Picture:

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