Stephen Jondrew is a man of many talents much boredom. Stephen often fills his spare time co-hosting and producing several podcasts, maintaining/administrating a variety of websites and yet somehow he also keeps a full-time day job and even has a wife and son.

Stephen enjoys all things geeky including tech, comics, sci-fi, podcasting and a bunch of stuff in between.

OsX vs Windows? Windows... for now. Star Trek vs Star Wars? Star Trek, every time.

Podcasts: GonnaGeek.com Podcast and WTWD Radio Free Woodbury

SP as he is known to his close associates has dedicated his life to working within the system to bring geeky humor and science fiction points of view to the mindless minions in charge of providing the freedoms, security and infrastructure to our lives. Given the opportunity, SP would gladly slip through the Stargate to begin colonizing a new planet and living the Little House On The Prairie life or suit up to mine the solar system's asteroids for precious metals, gems and hidden signs of ancient advanced societies. SP has a lifelong fascination with geeky shows, advanced technologies, revolutionary science and apocalyptic tales.

Podcasts: GonnaGeek.com Podcast, Voices of Defiance and Legends of SHIELD

Better Podcasting #067 – Starting A Second Podcast

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While there may be a lot (and we do mean a lot) of similarities starting your second podcast as there were you first, there’s also a variety of additional considerations and best practices too. This episode Stephen & SP discuss how you can maximize the launch of your second podcast, including leveraging your existing fan base.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss how it’s really easy to drive away your audience by using polarizing topics within your show.

Finally, in Better Podback we take your feedback in addition to providing an ATR2100 vs ATR1500 vs AT2005 Microphone Shootout.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Saturday, February 18, 2017 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com|

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Better Podcasting #066 – Podcasting In A Competitive Niche

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A lot has changed in the world of podcasting since it first began – one area is the competitive factor. Whether we wish it were elsewise or not, podcast has become a competitive hobby and this week we’re going to discuss how it’s become this way and how you can be aware to minimize the impact on your show. In the Better Podcasting Download we’ll discuss a recent article on the basics of what you need to start podcasting and in your feedback we’ll discuss your inspirations for starting podcasting

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Friday, February 10, 2017 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

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Better Podcasting #065 – Self-Hosting Your Podcast RSS and Media

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Have you ever considered self-hosting your podcast RSS and/or media? During this show Stephen and Stargate Pioneer talk about the controversial topic that is “self-hosting” your podcast. There are definitely both pros and cons to going this route and we’ll discuss both along with best practices and also some hosting providers you can use. If you’re about to launch your podcast, we suggest you take a listen to this episode before you submit your RSS feed as it might make you reconsider which RSS feed you want to index.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Friday, February 3, 2017 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

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Better Podcasting – Episode 064 – From Hobbyist to Professional

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Stargate Pioneer and Stephen are pleased to have special guest Bandrew Scott (from his Podcastage YouTube Channel and The Bandrew Says Podcast) to get his insight on podcasting while learning about his history taking his hobby to a professional (or if you’d prefer “hobbyist plus”) level. Topics include the difference between commercial/professional and hobby podcasting, how he manages his schedule and some of his favorite experiences with his over 100 microphone tests and reviews (not to mention his 200+ videos).

During this week’s Better Podcasting Download the three discuss the question of building a two-person podcast setup on a $300 budget.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Friday, January 27, 2017 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

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Better Podcasting – Episode 063 – Guests: Adapting

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SP and Stephen wrap up their guest arc by discussing ways you may have to adapt to your guest. BUT before we get there, let’s take a moment to find out how one podcaster SAVED THEIR PODCAST with a little creativity. In this week’s download we’ve got a hot topic posing the question about hobby podcast standards. Finally, we’ll take your feedback about your week in podcasting.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Friday, January 20, 2017 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

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Better Podcasting – Episode 062 – Guests: Expectations

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Stephen and SP continue their arc discussion guesting – this time talking about setting expectations (both for your guest and for you). We also discuss some of the changes within the podcatcher world and what they mean for you. In Better Podback we take your feedback on what your first topic was, as well as where you get your source of podcast industry statistics. Finally, we’ll close up the show with Stephen sharing a story of a purchase that he podgrets (ie. a podcast regret).

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Friday, January 13, 2017 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

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Better Podcasting – Episode 061 – Guests: Preparations

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Welcome to the first 2017 episode of Better Podcasting. We’ll kick off our show this week discussing some of our more frequently downloaded episodes (have you checked them out yet?) and then of course we’ll get right to the draw for our Audio-Technica ATH-M40X headphone give away! We’ll also kick off our guest arc, this time discussing the considerations you have when preparing to accommodate a guest on your show. Finally, we’ll run through a bunch of fan feedback with topics including your inspiration to podcast, what services you use to podcast, your ideal podcast studio and a whole bunch of other podcast related feedback.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Sunday, January 8, 2017 – Usually streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live (but wasn’t this week). Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

 

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Better Podcasting – Episode 060 – Our Gear 2016 – SP Edition

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During our final episode of 2016, we continue on our discussion of our gear purchases of 2016 – this time with Stargate Pioneer’s list. SP discusses not only his buys but also the decision factors that came with them. He’s got quite the list, but some of them may make you think about some of the indirect changes you may make to keep up with your hobby.

In Better Podback we’ll close the year with a voicemail submission from a listener for our ATH-M40X headphone give away contest. As a friendly reminder, we will be away next week, but we’ll return the week after.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Sunday, December 18, 2016 – Usually streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live (but wasn’t this week). Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

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Better Podcasting – Episode 059 – Our Gear 2016 – Stephen Edition

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With this episode we officially begin a Better Podcasting annual tradition – closing our year talking our podcast purchases. While we believe you don’t need a lot of gear to podcast, the reality is that we do seem to acquire a fair amount through the year; however, we do think through our purchases before we make them and we want to walk you through our decision process. This episode we’ll run down Stephen’s list of 2016 and share what he purchased and why he purchased the items.

In the Better Podcasting Download, we’ll tell you all about why you want to be aware if you use a Netgear product. Finally, we’ll take some audio feedback from one Better Podcasting listener.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Friday, December 16, 2016 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

 

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Better Podcasting – Episode 058 – Editing Part 2: Free Samples

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We know that last week SP teased you talking about free food samples, so we had to deliver this week! This show we share some actual samples of different styles of audio processing you may want to consider within post-production – including some that are “don’t do this”. We’ll discuss noise reduction, audio gating, equalization, rough cuts vs soft cuts and even some deverb. In the Better Podcasting Download we’ll tell you why there’s more writing on the wall about the future of SoundCloud.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Sunday, December 11, 2016 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

 

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