Better Podcasting #190 – Podcasting Isn’t For Everyone

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This week in the show we take a bit of a left turn from our usual points of conversation, to talk about why podcasting isn’t for everyone. Yes, you read that right.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we chat about a new live-streaming feature that Podbean is launching and how Apple might be getting in to podcast originals.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including one person who requested we handle their email in a certain way. We also have an answer to the Bossjock Studio / Backpack Studio confusion.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/190/.

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 17, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Podcasting Isn’t For Everyone

  • Reasons why podcasting isn’t for everyone
  • Ways that you can help keep your podcast going when you think podcasting isn’t for you
  • It’s ok to close up your podcast

Better Podcasting Download: Podbean Streaming Service / Apple Podcast Originals?

Better Podback: 

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

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GonnaGeek.com Show #295 – Gonna Wear Pants

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This week we discuss how Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge has a ride delay in California, how Supergirl is undergoing a costume change, and Sunkast is here to help us discuss the Area 51 raid joke/meme/event.

In our Extra Extra we’ll discuss the Chandrayaan-2 going through an abort less than an hour to launch and there’s a VW micro bus electric concept car.

Finally, we’ll continue our annual tradition of talking about all the things that we bought for Amazon’s Prime Day (and some other random things that we saw).

This Week’s Hosts: Stephen Jondrew, Chris Ferrell and Sunkast. This episode was recorded on Monday, July 15, 2019 streamed LIVE at www.Geeks.Live. Full show information (including links related to points discussed) can be found at http://www.geeks.link/295/. 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.ca) of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Better Podcasting #189 – How Long Does It Take To Produce An Episode?

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Inspired by a recent discussion in our Discord community, this week we dedicate an episode to analyzing all of the steps that it takes to put together a well produced episode.

We’ll break down the steps in to the main categories of Prep, Recording, Editing, Publishing/Promotion and Misc. From here, we break down all of the components you may find yourself doing within these categories, and we’ll share our personal experiences as we go through these.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we chat about iHeart Radio Podcast charts, and contemplate the future of charting.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback we’ll review the Discord conversation that actually started this whole thing off – how long does it take people to edit their show?

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/189/.

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 Tuesday, July 9, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: How Long Does It Take To Build An Episode?

  • Prep
  • Recording
  • Post-Productions
  • Promotion/Publishing
  • Misc
  • Our Personal Experiences on Better Podcasting

Better Podcasting Download: iHeartRadio Charts / What does the future of podcast charts look like?

Better Podback: 

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

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GonnaGeek.com Show #294 – Gonna Rent A Car To Sleep In

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This week GFQ Network’s Sunkast is here to fill in for SP while he’s away. We’ll discuss how Dark Phoenix sales have not been very good, how there are weird uses of Rent-A-Cars in Japan, and Stephen back tracks about the whole Google Home / Nest naming situation (we have an official announcement from Google).

In the Extra Extra we’ll chat a bit about Microsoft continuing to break Windows 10, and SwiftKey (owned by Microsoft) being behind the times.

Finally, Chris Taps That App reviewing My Fitness Pal.

This Week’s Hosts: Stephen Jondrew, Chris Ferrell and Sunkast. This episode was recorded on Monday, July 8, 2019 streamed LIVE at www.Geeks.Live. Full show information (including links related to points discussed) can be found at http://www.geeks.link/294/. 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.ca) 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


Better Podcasting #188 – Creating Your Podcast Resume

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This episode we discuss benefits to creating a podcast resume, things that should be on the podcast resume, and how you can promote your podcast resume. What exactly is a podcast resume? We’ll discuss that too.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss Bossjock Junior vs Backpack Studio, and how there is some very confusing things about the two apps.

Finally, we talk about listener feedback on cleaning their podcast equipment – and Stephen has a related story.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/188/.

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 3, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Creating a Podcast Resume

  • Benefits to having a Podcast Resume
  • Ways that you can create a Podcast Resume
  • Using a Podcast Resume
  • Usefulness of Online Podcast Audio Services
  • How to leverage a Podcast Resume

Better Podcasting Download: Bossjock Junior vs Backback Studio

Better Podback: 

  • Cleaning Microphone
  • Stephen’s IEM Story

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GonnaGeek.com Show #293 – Gonna Talk Space Drones

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Due to a last minute technical outage, Chris Ferrell is away this week. Stargate Pioneer & Stephen Jondrew discuss two space drones happening, SpaceX having a Florida protype, and the Picard series being in disarray because they just announced their Showrunner (yes you read that correctly). We’ll also discuss The Walking Dead ending, Apple moving it’s production to China, and Prime Day already having smart home deals.

This Week’s Hosts: Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer. This episode was recorded on CANADA DAY, Monday, July 1st, 2019 streamed LIVE at www.Geeks.Live. Full show information (including links related to points discussed) can be found at http://www.geeks.link/293/. 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.ca) of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Better Podcasting #187 – Online Audio Recording Service Roundup

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Following up to last week’s episode about Hangouts on Air going away, this week we’re going to run down a series of online audio recording services. Before we get there though, we’ll talk a bit about what they are, advantages of them, and some things to watch out for when selecting. Lastly, we’ll run down each service and some of the features that they offer.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, we run down the highlights from this week’s feedback – including someone who sent an email about Stephen’s obscure pop culture reference last week.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/187/.

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, June 26, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Online Podcast Audio Services

  • Usefulness of Online Podcast Audio Services
  • Differences between online services and hardware options
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Podcast Audio Services
  • Online Service Breakdown:
    • Cleanfeed
    • Squadcast.fm
    • Tryca.st (Cast)
    • Zoom.us
    • Discord Craig Bot
    • Ringr
    • Mumble
  • Each service we’ll discuss
    • Background Snapshot
    • Cost
    • Multi-track recording capability
    • Lossless capability
    • Recording constraints
    • Realiability
    • Mobile support

Better Podcasting Download: Time Magazine’s Article on Money Entering Podcasting
Better Podback: 

  • iZotope Deal
  • Too Many Backups?
  • Baz Luhrmann

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GonnaGeek.com Show #292 – Gonna Nest In Our Home

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This week we discuss how Google is bouncing back and forth between the Nest and Home name, we discuss how Bill Gates has regrets over Android, and SP talks about Boeing moving its headquarters to Florida. Plus we rant about Wink, Samsung SmartThings introducing new products (including a couple wifi products) and Sam Jackson has issues with marketing.

This Week’s Hosts: Stephen Jondrew, Chris Ferrell and Stargate Pioneer. This episode was recorded on Monday, June 24, 2019 streamed LIVE at www.Geeks.Live. Full show information (including links related to points discussed) can be found at http://www.geeks.link/292/. 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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Better Podcasting #186 – Hangouts on Air Is Going Away, What Next?

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Last week we posted an article to GonnaGeek highlighting how Google announced that Hangouts on Air is going away soon. As Hangouts on Air (HOA) has been a staple that we’ve highlighted many times on this show, we thought that we’d do an episode where highlight some of the reasons why Hangouts on Air was successful, some considerations for moving forward, and things to prioritize when choosing a new service. Before we get there though, we kick off our show with a pre-launch How I Saved My Podcast story, and an update from one listener/viewer about their “One Thing” goal from 2019.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss a Time article about “Big Money” coming in to podcasting.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, we take listener feedback including a poll about sunscreen and podcasting.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/186/.

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, June 12, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

How I Saved My Podcast Story: David Toney saving his podcast before launching it.

One Thing Segment: Stephanie Fuccio

Main Topic: Handling Hangout on Air going away

  • Reasons why Hangouts on Air was successful
  • Questioning the future of video for your personal needs
  • Considerations for moving on from HOA
  • Streaming destinations
  • Future proofing your next service choice
  • When to change from Hangouts on Air

Better Podcasting Download: Time Magazine’s Article on Money Entering Podcasting
Better Podback: 

  • What Was That Woodworking Podcast?
  • Thoughts on the PodMic
  • Summer Podcasting Sunburns

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GonnaGeek.com Show #291 – Gonna Build Real Iron Man Armor

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This week Stargate Pioneer shares a recent MH370 article and he explains all the reasons why he doesn’t agree with it (and why he thinks a lot of it is bunk), we discuss how Adam Savage built his own working Iron Man armor, and we chat about the possibility of new Nintendo Switches and the production being moved out of China.

In this week’s Extra Extra we have an update about Ikea smart blinds, Wil Wheaton coming back to Star Trek AND we say goodbye to Hangouts on Air.

This Week’s Hosts: Stephen Jondrew, Chris Ferrell and Stargate Pioneer. This episode was recorded on Monday, June 17, 2019 streamed LIVE at www.Geeks.Live. Full show information (including links related to points discussed) can be found at http://www.geeks.link/291/. 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