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 #221 – Making Podcasting Easier (And The Manual Work That Comes With It)

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This week in the show we discuss some ways that we have automated/simplified our process to make podcasting easier. We’ll talk about some of the work that we had to put in to get these processes implemented, and some of the manual work that we have to ongoing to keep these in place. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about this year’s Infinite Dial report and what we think the highlights are for hobby podcasters. Finally, in the Better Podback, we hear from Podchaser about some recent social media activity that turned heads. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/221/.

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 https://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, March 20, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Making Podcasting Easier (And The Manual Work That Comes With It)

  • Our prep tips
  • Our recording tips
  • Our editing tips
  • Our publishing tips

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Better Podcasting #219 – Rebooting a Podcast

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This episode we discuss the concept of rebooting a podcast. We’ll go over some of the different methods to reboot a podcast, some of the challenges, considerations, and whether or not we think it’s worthwhile to reboot a show. We’ll also discuss how rebooting a podcast can breathe new life in your show.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we round up several podcast related stories including Pinecast increasing their monthly fee, Chartable being certified as compliant by IAB, Empire Streaming being certified as compliant by the IAB, an article about podcasts being exclusive on Spotify and Spotify buying Ringer.

Finally, in our Better Podback section we hear from listeners, including Valentines related podcasting, last week’s casual Better Podcasting live chat and podcaster tenure.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/219/.

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 https://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, February 18, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Rebooting a Podcast

  • What is a reboot?
  • How are some ways that you could reboot a podcast?
  • Why would you consider rebooting a podcast?
  • Is rebooting a podcast a good idea?
  • What considerations would you have for rebooting a podcast?
  • Are you legally able to reboot a podcast?
  • How rebooting a podcast can save your podcast.

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Better Podcasting #218 – Finding Motivation

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This week we talk about some of the ways that you can motivate yourself when you happen to be feeling a little unmotivated.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about an article that analyzed listening to podcasts on faster speeds.

In our Better Podback we talk about someone who needs a new apple podcast review notification plugin.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/218/.

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 https://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, February 4, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Finding Motivation

  • Why podcasting can sometimes be demotivating
  • How you can identify what is making you unmotivated
  • Charting your podcast routine
  • Finding motivation for
    • Listener engagement
    • Statistics
    • Lack of passion for the general concept
  • Creating a more enjoyable environment
  • Using other podcasts to find motivation

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Better Podcasting #217 – Creating Supplemental Content / An Announcement About Our Future

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In this episode we discuss the idea of creating supplemental content related to your podcast’s topic. We’ll discuss some ideas of things that you may want to create, some considerations before you create extra content, and some ways that you can use it to compliment the content within your podcast.

Instead of a Better Podcasting Download, this week we have a special announcement (begins at 17:20) to do with our show that affects both our posted show, and our live-recording schedule.

Finally, in our Better Podback section we hear from listeners, including one who wrote in because SP made them angry.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/217/.

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 https://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, January 31, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Creating supplemental / additional content related to your podcast

  • Brainstorming additional content that you could create related to your podcast
  • Considering how this content affects the basic concept of your show
  • Can you tie the additional content in your the core content on your show
  • What impact will the supplementary content have on your podcast?
  • How will your schedule allow you to create this content?
  • What ground work do you need to do before you create this additional content?
  • Setting success factors / Evaluating the success of your new endeavors

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Better Podcasting #216 – Multiple Distribution Destinations

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Recently there was a debate about whether Spotify or Apple was the leader in podcast distribution. This sparked a bit of a topic of conversation with us – what are some benefits, challenges, and considerations of distributing your podcast through multiple locations? This episode we discuss this.

In this week’s Better Podcasting we discuss a recent conversation between the heads of Podnews and Blubrry about podcast spying.

Finally, we round up this week’s feedback in our Better Podback section.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/216/.

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 January 22, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Distributing to multiple destinations

  • How this can help your show
  • Challenges that you may when distributing to multiple destinations
  • How it can affect your SEO
  • Should you allow your media host to submit on your behalf?
  • Considerations you may have

Better Podcasting Download: Podcast Stat Spying

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Better Podcasting #215 – Making a critical change in your podcast setup

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Occasionally you may need to consider making a change to a key part of your podcast setup that could potentially lead to a disaster, today we discuss some ways you can handle some of these situations to help make the change go more smooth.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we have a reddit post from a user who has some tips for future podcasters.

Finally, we run a poll about how many episodes people keep in their RSS feed.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/215/.

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 January 15, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Making a critical change in your podcast setup.

  • Basic tips
  • Advanced ideas
  • Increasing your odds of success
  • Preventing loss

Better Podcasting Download: Tips for future podcasters

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Better Podcasting #214 – How To Be Likable To Your Audience

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We kick off our 2020 by talking about a variety of ways that you can be likable to your audience. While there may not be a one-size-fits-all formula, we hope that this episode helps you consider some of the thing that could potentially help with your particular show.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a podcaster who had a breakout year, and what we can learn from their statistics.

Finally, we catch up with what podcasters did over their holiday season.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/214/.

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 January 8, 2020 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: How To Be Likable To Your Audience

Better Podcasting Download: Darknet Diaries Stats

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Better Podcasting #213 – Our Gear 2019: SP Edition

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In this episode we conclude our annual 2-part tradition of running down our gear/podcast configuration changes of the year – this episode it’s all about SP.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about one way that Podcaster artwork is being eyed up by copyright holders.

Finally, we have some listener feedback about a Humble Bundle deal for video creators.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/213/.

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, December 18, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Our Gear 2019: SP Edition

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Better Podcasting #212 – Our Gear 2019: Stephen Edition

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In this episode we start our annual 2-part tradition of running down our gear/podcast configuration changes of the year – this episode it’s all about Stephen. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about two changes to Alexa compatability for podcast consumers. Finally, we have a follow-up from Johan about his podcast setup.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/212/.

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, December 18, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Stephen’s Podcast-Related Hardware/Configuration Changes in 2019

Better Podcasting Download: Two new podcast-related services for Alexa devices

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Better Podcasting #211 – One Goal For 2020

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This week in the show we round up some listener/viewer feedback about what their one goal is that they’ve chosen for their podcast for 2020.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download there’s some new research that could indicate that podcasts might be getting a little shorter.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, we have some listeners talk about their experience with the Behringer HA400.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/211/.

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, December 9, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: One Goal For 2020

Better Podcasting Download: Are Podcasts Getting Shorter?

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