Better Podcasting #159 – Stop Comparing Your Podcast

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This show we discuss why you need to stop comparing your podcast to others. We’ll discuss how you can pay attention to your relevant podcast space, without comparing your show to others.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss IAB compliance vs IAB certification, and Stephen shares his opinion on who really needs to pay attention to a recent Podnews article. PLUS, we’ll digest a dissection of the Apple Podcasts directory by Daniel J Lewis.

Finally, we run down this week’s feedback in our Better Podback.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/159/

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, December 5, 2018 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Stop Comparing Your Podcast To Others
Better Podcasting Download: IAB Compliance vs Certification AND Apple Podcasts crawl metrics

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Audio-Technica BP40

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GonnaGeek.com Show #266 – Gonna Make Stephen Sad

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This week in the show we discuss how the Spiderman PS4 game is selling a lot, how NASA has selected nine companies to potentially work with, and we also say goodbye to Hangouts… or do we? Plus we also talk about Daredevil being cancelled and SP has a few other space news. Finally, in SP’s Space Symposium he talks about Mariner 2.

BUT before we get to any of that, Stephen rants about a Netflix Canada price increase and a really annoying Black Friday sale.

This Week’s Hosts: Stephen Jondrew, Chris Ferrell and Stargate Pioneer. This episode was recorded on Monday, December 3, 2018 streamed LIVE at www.Geeks.Live. Full show information (including links related to points discussed) can be found at http://www.geeks.link/266/. Come join us on our Discord server at http://www.gonnageek.com/discord/

The GonnaGeek.com Show is produced and edited by Stephen Jondrew (http://www.stephenjondrew.com) of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Stephen’s Microphone: Audio-Technica BP40
Chris’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320

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Better Podcasting #158 – Dealing With Negativity

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Face it. When you’re doing something as public as a podcast, at some point you’re going to encounter negativity. In this episode we discuss how you can best deal with negativity that might come from listeners of your podcast.

During this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a lawsuit that is hitting the podcast space about using copyrighted music.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback we deviate from the usual as we kick off our recurring “What You Missed In The GonnaGeek Discord Server” section.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/158/

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, November 28, 2018 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Collaborating With Other Podcasters
Better Podcasting Download: Anchor Clarifies Terms of Service

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Audio-Technica BP40

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GonnaGeek.com Show #265 – Gonna Get An Andrew Zarian Surprise

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GFQ Network’s Andrew Zarian is guesting on the show this week. This episode we discuss how there’s a Legend of Zelda rumour, how there might be a 16 lens smartphone, and SP provides insight into Insight. Plus ANDREW ZARIAN surprises us with a MYSTERY TOPIC (hint, it involves a slight rant). Plus SP says farewell to the BFR.

Finally, we’ll also see how Andrew stacks up against his fellow GFQ Network member Sunkast’s track record as we play a classic tech themed issue of Geek Wars.

This Week’s Hosts: Stephen Jondrew, Chris Ferrell, Stargate Pioneer & Andrew Zarian. This episode was recorded on Monday, November 26, 2018 streamed LIVE at www.Geeks.Live. Full show information (including links related to points discussed) can be found at http://www.geeks.link/265/. Come join us on our Discord server at http://www.gonnageek.com/discord/

The GonnaGeek.com Show is produced and edited by Stephen Jondrew (http://www.stephenjondrew.com) of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Extra Extra Links

Stephen’s Microphone: Audio-Technica BP40
Chris’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320

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Better Podcasting #157 – Podcast Collaborations

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Ever considered doing a collaboration with another podcast? This week we discuss benefits to doing a podcast collaboration, tips if you are going to do one, and also some general ideas for collaborating with other podcasters.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a recent Anchor article about their terms of service, and what it means for you as a podcaster.

Finally, after this week’s Better Podback, Stephen shares a story about an issue he encountered last week during the Better Podcasting recording.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/157/

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. Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 – Streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Collaborating With Other Podcasters
Better Podcasting Download: Anchor Clarifies Terms of Service

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Audio-Technica BP40

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GonnaGeek.com Show #264 – Gonna Talk Black Friday Deals (2018 Edition)

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This week news points include how Apple is cutting back iPhone production orders and what it means for the cell phone space, how Venom is more successful than the X-Men movies (hashtagitsallconnected.com), and how there might be a cheap Pixel 3 coming in 2019. Our Extra Extra points include how the Fallout 76 servers crashed, how there’s a MAJOR download for the Fallout 76 patch, Alexa being able to make Skype calls and we say farewell to Kepler.

Finally, we’ll do a roundtable discussion on some Black Friday deals we’ve got our eyes on for this year’s Black Friday.

This Week’s Hosts: Stephen Jondrew, Chris Ferrell and Michelle Ealey. This episode was recorded on Monday, November 19, 2018 streamed LIVE at www.Geeks.Live. Full show information (including links related to points discussed) can be found at http://www.geeks.link/264/. Come join us on our Discord server at http://www.gonnageek.com/discord/

The GonnaGeek.com Show is produced and edited by Stephen Jondrew (http://www.stephenjondrew.com) of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Extra Extra Links

Stephen’s Microphone: Audio-Technica BP40
Chris’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Michelle’s Microphone: Sennheiser MD46

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Christmas Harmony with Karenssa LeGear

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David chats with actress turned producer/director, Karenssa LeGear, visits us once again to talk about her directorial debut experience, acting in Lifetime Network’s Christmas Harmony, and what she’ll be singing for the crowds this Thanksgiving!

She’s also running a crowdfund for an exciting new project, you can contribute at http://seedandspark.com/fund/movingout


Better Podcasting #156 – Promoting Your Podcast In Person

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This week we tackle the topic of how to promote your podcast in person. We’ll review what not to do, what to do, and some ideas for how to make your in-person promotion land with a potential listeners.

In this week’s Better Podback we run through a few points including Pandora getting in to podcasting. We’ll discuss who Pandora is (for those of you like Stephen), how the Pandora Podcast model is shaping up and Stephen discusses why he thinks Pandora is really not that big of news in the big picture. We’ll also talk about how Libsyn and Blubrry have some recent updates about their statistics AND how there’s potentially good news on the Apple Podcasts front.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/156/

Finally, we take listener feedback including one listener who gave their Mount Rushmore of podcasting.

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. Happy Podcasting

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 – Streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Promoting A Podcast in Person
Better Podcasting Download: Podcasts come to Pandora, Libsyn and Blubrry stat changes and Apple Podcasts news.

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Audio-Technica BP40

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GonnaGeek.com Show #263 – Gonna Talk TicPods

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This week in the show we discuss how SpaceX is modifying a BFR rocket, how the Samsung Foldable phone is going to be expensive and how Google is admitting their previous design error as they role out Dark Mode in to more apps. Other news includes Netflix no longer working on the Wii and how the Curiosity Rover is rolling again. We also say farewell to San Lee.

This week Chris also gives his full review on his new TicPods.

This Week’s Hosts: Stephen Jondrew, Chris Ferrell and Stargate Pioneer. This episode was recorded on Monday, November 12, 2018 streamed LIVE at www.Geeks.Live. Full show information (including links related to points discussed) can be found at http://www.geeks.link/263/. Come join us on our Discord server at http://www.gonnageek.com/discord/

The GonnaGeek.com Show is produced and edited by Stephen Jondrew (http://www.stephenjondrew.com) of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Extra Extra Links

Chris’s Review

Stephen’s Microphone: Audio-Technica BP40
Chris’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320

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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X Unboxing

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This is a simple unboxing of the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X video card. This is not a review / demo, it is only an unpackaging of the contents.