GonnaGeek.com Show #290 – Gonna Talk Microsoft’s E3 Products

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This week Chris summarizes a variety of announcements made by Microsoft and E3 this year. SP shares news that it seems like a previously discussed Space Company is shutting down. Stephen talks about the Echo Show 5 – and him and Chris debate on whether or not they were the first to get the camera privacy right.

Finally, Stargate Pioneer reviews a car – yes a car. Ok, he’s also giving his first thoughts on using Apple CarPlay.

This Week’s Hosts: Stephen Jondrew, Chris Ferrell and Stargate Pioneer. This episode was recorded on Monday, June 10, 2019 streamed LIVE at www.Geeks.Live. Full show information (including links related to points discussed) can be found at http://www.geeks.link/290/. 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 #184 – Episode One

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This week we conclude our arc on introductory episodes, this time talking all about episode 1. We’ll discuss how to balance your episode one with your episode zero, ways to make your episode one carry a punch, and some things to consider for your first episode if you’re not going to have an episode zero.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we get SP’s take on Libsyn adding a destination for Radio.com, and we talk about how Apple is making changes to their categories.

Finally, we run down this week’s feedback including another deal that is saving hobby podcasters money.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/184/.

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 5, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Episode One

  • Outlining Episode 1
  • Ways to make Episode 1 carry a punch
  • Selecting Episode 1 content
  • Considerations if you don’t have an Episode 1

Better Podcasting Download: Apple adds more categories
Better Podback: 

  • Stephen can’t find Livetrak Feedback
  • Saving money didn’t save time
  • Humble Bundle streaming deal

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GonnaGeek.com Show #289 – Gonna Google Outage

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This week we discuss a major Google outage that affected many services, Cuphead coming to Tesla, BlackBerry Messenger finally going away (but there’s some more life left) and Disney says no to Star Wars cosplay.

Plus in the Extra Extra we’ll chat about a new Ecobee and tvOS getting Xbox and Playstation controller support.

This Week’s Hosts: Stephen Jondrew and Chris Ferrell. This episode was recorded on Monday, June 3, 2019 streamed LIVE at www.Geeks.Live. Full show information (including links related to points discussed) can be found at http://www.geeks.link/289/. 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
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SP’s Microphone: Away


Better Podcasting #183 – Episode Zero

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This week we start our arc on introductory episodes, this time talking all about episode 0. We’ll discuss what episode zeros are, why you may want to do them, how to use them effectively, and things to avoid in your episode zero.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about Libsyn adding a destination for Radio.com (and why it’s completely irrelevant to Stephen).

Finally, we run down this week’s feedback including one about podcast superstitions.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/183/.

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, May 29, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Episode Zero

  • Reasons that people use episode 0s
  • Ways that Episode 0 help you get started
  • What to have in your Episode 0
  • What should be excluded from your Episode 0
  • Misc episode 0 considerations
  • Revisiting Episode 0

Better Podcasting Download: Libsyn adds Radio.com Destination
Better Podback: 

  • Podcasting Superstitions
  • Waves Flex Plan
  • Podcasting on long weekend

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GonnaGeek.com Show #288 – Gonna Take Picard’s Little Blue Pill

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This week’s news includes the Star Trek: Picard Teaser (and the subsequent fan videos that came from it), Google Duo getting 8-person video calling, Student Rocketry news, Alexa upgrades announcements to more devices, and Elon Musk throws Jeff Bezos shade.

Finally, we give our thoughts on Robert Pattinson as Batman.

This Week’s Hosts: Stephen Jondrew, Chris Ferrell and Stargate Pioneer. This episode was recorded on Monday, May 27, 2019 streamed LIVE at www.Geeks.Live. Full show information (including links related to points discussed) can be found at http://www.geeks.link/288/. 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: Away


Better Podcasting #182 – Celebrating Podcast Wins

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Today we talk about celebrating the wins that you have with your podcast. We’ll discuss reasons celebrating can be beneficial, some reasons why people celebrate, and how some people celebrate podcast wins.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss a change to Podtrac’s statistics.

Finally, we run down some feedback, including one listener’s unfortunate experience listening to our most recent show.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/182/.

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, May 22, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Celebrating Podcast Wins

  • Reason why you should consider celebrating podcast wins
  • How to celebrate podcast wins
    • Some things that you might consider celebrating
  • Other considerations on celebrating podcast wins

Better Podcasting Download: Podtrac stats dropping
Better Podback: 

  • Magix Humble Bundle Deal
  • Google Podcasts Auto Download Feature
  • Narrative podcast transcripts
  • iHeart Approved Podcast

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GonnaGeek.com Show #287 – Gonna Strip Down The iPhone

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This week’s news includes Microsoft and Sony partnering on cloud gaming, SpaceX confirming they have multiple build teams, and a fake Joe Rogan AI. We also discuss more Sega Genesis Mini games being announced, Avengers passing Avatar sales, and the Google Pixel 3A shutting down randomly.

Finally, we do a thought exercise of what a stripped down iPhone would look like for our resident Apple users, SP and Sunkast.

This Week’s Hosts: Stephen Jondrew, Stargate Pioneer and Sunkast. This episode was recorded on Monday, May 20, 2019 streamed LIVE at www.Geeks.Live. Full show information (including links related to points discussed) can be found at http://www.geeks.link/287/. 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 #181 – Podcast Transcriptions

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The podcast world is buzzing again about Podcast Transcriptions, so we thought it was time for us to talk about them. In this episode we’ll discuss how you can get them, what they are, pros of using podcast transcriptions, cons, and our opinion on whether or not it’s worth creating transcriptions for your shows.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss how THREE companies were IAB Compliant Certified over the last week, what that means for hobby podcasters, and we theorize on why certain companies are getting certified (and others aren’t).

Finally, we run down feedback including a look down memory lane for us.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/181/.

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, May 15, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Podcast Transcriptions

  • About Podcast Transcriptions
    • Types of Transcriptions
      • Manual Podcast Transcriptions
      • Automatic Podcast Transcriptions
      • Google’s Automatic Transcriptions
  • Why Do People Use Podcast Transcriptions (Pros)
    • Data extraction
    • Referencing data in the future
    • Potential SEO benefits
    • Potentially helping the hearing impaired
  • Cons
    • Why some of these could have a negative impact instead
  • Our Thoughts
    • Practicality
    • Personal Satisfaction

Better Podcasting Download: 3 Companies Become IAB Certified
Better Podback: 

  • Why Stephen isn’t using the Rodecaster Pro anymore
  • Recovering deleted data on an SD card
  • Portable video/hdmi capture cards
    • Why Stephen stopped using on in his video chain
  • Bad podcasting advice
  • Feedback on Better Podcasting #19 (yes #19)

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Hubitat Elevation Smart Home Hub Unboxing Video

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This is a straight forward unboxing video to the Hubitat Elevation smart hub. This is NOT a review video (but one will follow).


Better Podcasting #180 – Adjusting Your Show Length

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As your podcast evolves, you may find that you need to drastically adjust the length of your show. If you’re making this change suddenly, there are some things that you may consider as you work through the change; in this episode we discuss those things.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we say farewell to Podcon and share our opinion on the challenges that may have lead to its end.

Finally, Stephen shares some of his reasons for not fully recommending Pinecast as we run down some feedback from our Discord server. Plus Stephen shares a piece of NEW GEAR that he bought to try out.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/180/.

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, May 8, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Adjusting Podcast Show Length

  • Considerations
    • Release schedule
    • Reasons for changing
    • Recording predicaments
  •  Action to Take
    • Retaining your audience
    • Adding value to the change
    • Updating materials
    • Launch time-frame
    • Affects on your hosting options

Better Podcasting Download: Podcon Is Over
Better Podback: 

  • Stephen’s thoughts on Pinecast
  • Marketing Strategy by GonnaGeek
  • SP Travels Using 2 Microphones
  • Can you use RX on a Ghost Hunter Podcast?
  • Problem with Zoom H6 Recorder Stopping
  • SD Card Replacement Advice

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