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 #147 – Selecting Headphones and In-Ear Monitors (IEMs)

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For those who like our technical episodes, you’re in luck! Due to listener request, this week we run down a whole bunch of things to pay attention to when shopping for Headphones or In-Ear Monitors (IEMs) and then share our knowledge and experience with some models about these.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about the debut of Periscope Audio and share our experience testing it this past week during the live recording of Official GonnaGeek.com Show.

In this week’s Better Podback we take listener feedback including answering the question from a listener about how Stephen multi-tracks his Skype participants locally.

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. Happy Podcasting

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – Streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/147/

Main Topic: Selecting Headphones and In-Ear Monitors
Better Podcasting Download: Periscope Audio

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #146 – 10 Years Of Podcasting

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This week we shake our roles a bit as Stargate Pioneer interviews Stephen about his 10 years of podcasting. We discuss the changes he’s seen, the highlights, lowlights and everything in between over his 10 years of podcasting. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss a recent discussion about what podcasts have podfaded including our thoughts on why these metrics may not want to be taken at face value. Finally, after this week’s Better Podback, we’ll say goodbye to a piece of loyal gear from the SP Podcast Studio.

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. Happy Podcasting

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 – Streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/146/

Main Topic: SP Interviews Stephen About Podcasting For 10 Years
Better Podcasting Download: What percentage of shows are actually podfaded?

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #145 – Web Presence Basics

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This week we kick off the show with another listener submission HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST STORY.

In the featured segment we discuss what web presence basics you should have for a podcast starting out.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss how Apple may be cracking down on keyword spamming in podcast titles.

During the Better Podback we run down a couple YouTube comments we received, including one about SP’s pop filter.

Finally, we discuss WHY WE WON’T HAVE A SHOW NEXT WEEK, and why it matters to you.

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. Happy Podcasting

This podcast was recorded on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 – Streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/145/

Main Topic: Podcast Web Presence Basics
Better Podcasting Download: Apple cracking down on keyword stuffing

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #145 – Web Presence Basics

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This week we kick off the show with another listener submission HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST STORY. In the featured segment we discuss what web presence basics you should have for a podcast starting out. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss how Apple may be cracking down on keyword spamming in podcast titles.  During the Better Podback we run down a couple YouTube comments we received, including one about SP’s pop filter. Finally, we discuss WHY WE WON’T HAVE A SHOW NEXT WEEK, and why it matters to you.

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. Happy Podcasting

This podcast was recorded on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 – usually streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/145/


Better Podcasting #144 – Podcast Organization

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This week in the show we chat about why organization with your podcast is important, and some ways that you can help keep yourself organized. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss the recent Apple Podcasts outage, and we also chat about a podcast that got many negative reviews. Finally, we take listener feedback in Better Podback.

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. Happy Podcasting

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 – Streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/144/

Main Topic: Podcast Organization
Better Podcasting Download: Apple Podcasts Connect is Down & Analysis of a Show With 14 One Star Reviews

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #143 – Personal Health Affects Your Podcast

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We kick off this week’s episode with a How I Saved My Podcast story that is a follow up to last week’s episode about one listener who had to break up with their co-host.

In this week’s featured segment, we discuss PERSONAL HEALTH (and how it affects your podcast).

In the Better Podcasting Download we chat about an update with Simplecast and a shakeup with the podcast side of things in Audible.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including one piece of feedback on a KILLER podcast and a listener who responded about how they travel with their podcast equipment (this also leads to a story about Stephen’s podcast equipment travels last week).

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. Happy Podcasting

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – usually streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/143/

Main Topic: How Personal Health Affects Your Podcast
Better Podcasting Download: Simplecast Is New and Shakeup at Audible

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #142 – Podcasting from a Hotel Room

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In this week’s episode we share our first hand experiences podcasting from a hotel room and how we solved challenges that we encountered. We’ll discuss everything between the connection and cancellation.  In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we question an article that questions if Google has a podcast strategy. In this week’s Better Podback we answer the question of whether or not you need a co-host in order to podcast. Finally, we’ll explain (for the audio listeners) why we had the pro-wrestling style intro in last week’s episode AND we’ll give our first thoughts on Logitech acquiring Blue Microphones. 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. Happy Podcasting

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. Happy Podcasting

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – usually streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/142/

Main Topic: Podcasting From a Hotel Room
Better Podcasting Download: Does Google Have a Podcast Strategy?

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Audio-Technica AT2005

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Better Podcasting #141 – Contacting Tech Support (Corrected)

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As a podcaster there are times when things go well with your tech, but there are also times that everything goes really wrong. This week we discuss situations where you may need to ask for help, when you may want to wait to ask, and how you can make the support experience easier for yourself AND for the person helping you. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss a reddit post written by an avid listener on what they expect to hear when they listen to podcasts. Finally, we take listener feedback in the Better Podback segment.  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. Happy Podcasting

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 – usually streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/141/


Better Podcasting #140 – What Is Podcast Success?

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In this week’s episode we ask the question “What is Podcast Success?” No really, we actually asked it – and today we have a bunch of people answering what that question means to them.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about a recently released update to Skype, what it means to you as a podcaster, when you’ll be forced to switch to Skype 8, and we provide our first thoughts on Skype NDI.

Finally, we give updates on various podcast products/services that we spoke about on the show including Magix Movie Studio 15, Spreaker affecting Google Podcasts search results and how our podcast is not showing up on Google Play Music.

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. Happy Podcasting

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 – usually streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/140/

Main Topic: What is Podcast Success
Better Podcasting Download: Skype Changes
Other Topics:

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #139 – ID3 Tag Breakdown

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This week we get technical as we break down ID3 tags line by line, and discuss how they apply to podcasters. We also share the results of a few samples that we did on how various podcasts use ID3 tags.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we revisit SecondLine Themes’ Bolden WordPress theme after a recent experience Stephen had with them (hint: it was totally awesome).

In this week’s Better Podback we discuss what happened around your world of podcasting this week including those who participated in #DescribeYourPodcastPoorly.

Finally, we wrap up the show with some first hand experience on how we got screwed by Catbox (it involves Google Podcasts).

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. Happy Podcasting

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – usually streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/139/

Main Topic: How to Use ID3 Tag with Podcasts
Better Podcasting DownloadSecondLine Theme’s Bolden WordPress Podcast Network Theme* Update
Other Topics:

Links Discussed

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

*Affiliate link for SecondLine Theme’s Bolden

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