Better Podcasting #193 – Audio Drama Podcasts: Interview with Sarah Werner

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This week Stephen and SP sit down to interview Sarah Rhea Werner about her history with creating Audio Drama podcasts. Sarah discusses her experience getting in to audio dramas, some of the challenges that have faced her over the years, and some general advice for creating Audio Dramas.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss Deezer taking submissions for podcasts, and some of the technical specifications they’ve outlined.

Finally, Stephen crawls out from under the bus to give Damian the podlove he deserves.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/193/.

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,  August 7, 2019 (Interview on Tuesday, August 6, 2019)  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Interview with Sarah Werner about Audio Drama Podcasts

  • What is an Audio Drama
  • Difference between Audio Drama podcasts and other podcasts
  • Audio Drama planning
  • Writing a script
  • Audio Drama Creation Toolkit
  • Challenges with creating an audio drama podcast

Better Podcasting Download: Deezer Podcast Submissions

Better Podback: 

  • Damian the DM

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GonnaGeek.com Show #297 – Gonna Crisis Crossover

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Michelle Ealey is our featured guest AGAIN this week. On this show we discuss Windows getting a cloud restore feature, HBO Max details emerging and also a whole bunch of casting news for the CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event. Plus we get excited about the DS9 Documentary having a release date.

Finally, there’s a special PICARD themed edition of Geek Wars.

This Week’s Hosts: Stephen Jondrew, Chris Ferrell and Michelle Ealey. This episode was recorded on Monday, August 5, 2019 streamed LIVE at www.Geeks.Live. Full show information (including links related to points discussed) can be found at http://www.geeks.link/297/. 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 #192 – Maintaining a Hobby Podcast for 12+ Years

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Stephen is away on vacation this week and so we have special guest Jen Rhodes (from Anomaly Podcast) here to talk about her experiences with running a hobby podcast for 12+ years.

Jen if half of the duo behind the sci-fi/fantasy podcast Anomaly Podcast which was created in 2007. Over the run of the show, Jen and her co-host Angela have undergone a variety of changes both to do with their hobby podcast and in their personal lives.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about an article called “The Three E’s Of Podcasting” and discuss whether or not we think it’s applicable to podcasting.

Finally, we take listener feedback in our Better Podback we discuss chapter markers.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/192/.

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 31, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. This week’s Audio/Video Production by Stargate Pioneer. This week’s Audio/Video Editing by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Experiences Running A Hobby Podcast for 12+ Years

  • Starting a podcast without podcast advice shows that exist now
  • Being (politely) kicked off a podcast network
  • Working through a hobby podcast with personal health issues
  • Maintaining a podcast while becoming moms
  • Podcasting with your kids
  • Loaning your show to other co-hosts
  • Standing out from other podcasts who later start using the same name as you
  • Co-host struggles
  • Evolution in the podcasting space since 2007
  • Consistency isn’t always the top consideration
  • Regrets with not balancing personal life properly
  • Difficulties podcasting while pregnant
  • Handling challenges trying to podcast while having kids around

Better Podcasting Download: The Three E’s Of Podcasting

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 #296 – Gonna Visit Murica

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Michelle Ealey is our featured guest this week. On this show we discuss Apple contractors allegedly listening to your recordings, Picard merchandise, and Regal cinemas making an unlimited movie plan. Plus we’ll give our thoughts on new Star Trek Picard trailer.

Finally, Stephen recounts his creativity for avoiding expensive roaming fees when he recently visited the US.

This Week’s Hosts: Stephen Jondrew, Chris Ferrell and Michelle Ealey. This episode was recorded on Monday, July 29, 2019 streamed LIVE at www.Geeks.Live. Full show information (including links related to points discussed) can be found at http://www.geeks.link/296/. 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 #191 – Difficult Cohost Conversations

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As much as everyone hopes they won’t find themselves in this situation, sometimes in podcasting difficult conversations can come up and they can be hard to have productively. This week we’re going to discuss how you can best handle these situations including some considerations as you approach the situation, some specific situations that often come up with podcasters, and some ways to handle these situations. Before we get there though, Stephen had a CRITICAL HARDWARE FAILURE THAT ALMOST STOPPED HIM FROM PODCASTING FOR weeks…. which means that he has a HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST story.

In the Better Podcasting Download we chat about Squadcast going through an update, Apple Podcasts categories being in effect, and a study about how audio quality has an effect on public credibility.

In the Better Podback we take listener feedback including someone who asked if we have ever dropped a podcast based on poor audio quality. Finally, Stephen and SP talk about their first experiences with the Rode Podmic (1:00:00).

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/191/.

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

Main Topic: Difficult Conversations with Your Co-Hosts

  • Considerations as you enter in to difficult podcast conversations
  • Common difficult podcast conversation scenarios
    • Prep work challenges
    • Microphone technique
    • Timeliness/scheduling issues
  • Impact on personal relationships
  • Impact on business relationships

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

Other Points:

  • How I Saved My Podcast Story: Stephen’s Motherboard Died
  • Stephen and SP are using a Rode Podmic’s this week (1:00:00)

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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

Links Discussed

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


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

Links Discussed

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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

Links Discussed

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