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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Chris’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
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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

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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

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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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SP’s Microphone:Electro-Voice RE320


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