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 #126 – Practice Makes Perfect

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BIn today’s episode we talk about how the phrase “Practice Makes Perfect” applies to your podcast. We’ll discuss why it’s important to practice, WHERE you can practice, and places you definitely shouldn’t practice.  In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we’ll help you get in touch with your inner Canadian as we talk about the Infinite Dial Canada Research conducted by Edison.  In Better Podback, we take listener/viewer feedback, including answering the question – “Who Is Johnny Pennington?” Finally, Stephen is ready to share the fix that he implement for the Zoom L-12 Clip/Click issue he has previously discussed. Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We’re a podcast that provides podcasting advice focused toward hobby podcasters. We focus on the ways that you can help make your podcast better while also keeping you informed about the latest podcast news and updates.

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at www.betterpodcasting.com. Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at www.betterpodcasting.com/126/

Main Topic: Ways that practicing for your podcast can help make it better.
Better Podcasting Download: The Infinite Dial Canada, by Edison Research and Triton Digital
Other Topics:

  • Feedback: Who is Johnny Pennington and does he have a podcast?
  • Feedback: Condenser vs Dynamic Microphone choises
  • Feedback: What cameras do we use for our podcasts / video shows?
  • Feedback: iHeartRadio Manual Podcast Submission
  • Update: Stephen reveals how he fixed his Zoom L-12 Clipping Issue

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Heil PR-781

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Better Podcasting #125 – Technical Components That Leave An Impression

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We’ve talked about technical components, and we’ve also talked about how you can leave an impression with your audience, well today we talk about technical components that leave an impression. We’ll run down a variety of technical details that you may not realize can send a message to your listener. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, SP educates himself on reddit by having people tell him why they chose to use a condenser. We’ll review and assess what everyone had to say. In this week’s Better Podback, one listener corrects us on an error we made in Episode 124.  Finally, Stephen reviews a message he received from Pinecast following last week’s review.

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at www.betterpodcasting.com. Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at www.betterpodcasting.com/125/

Main Topic: Technical components of your podcast that can leave an impression
Better Podcasting Download: SP asks about condenser microphones
Other Topics:

  • Feedback: Stephen was wrong about Windchimes
  • Update: Matt from Pinecast follows up about media links

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Heil PR-781

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Better Podcasting #124 – What Type of Host Are You?

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This week we ask the question – what type of podcast host are you? We’ll discuss different type of podcast hosting styles, why it’s important and what you can do to help develop untapped potential.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, Stephen gives his quick overview / first impressions of testing Pinecast and runs down the pros and cons that he experienced trying it out.

Finally, Stephen gives a BIT of an update (AND A DEMONSTRATION) about the Zoom L-12 clip/click issue that he encountered with his DBX286s.

PLUS – This episode, Stephen begins his quest to try and evaluate the Heil PR781 microphone.

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at www.betterpodcasting.com. Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 – streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at www.betterpodcasting.com/124/

Main Topic: What Type of Hosting Style / Podcast Personality do you use?
Better Podcasting Download: Stephen’s Pinecast First Impressions
Other Topics:

  • Feedback: Saycaster Responds To Our Previous Episode’s Comment (link)
  • Update: Stephen may have an update on his Zoom L-12 clicking problem (38:33)

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Heil PR 781

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Better Podcasting #123 – Knowing Your Audience

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In this week’s episode Stephen and SP discuss how you can get to know your audience, why it’s important and what to do with this information when you do finally know.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we have a twofer as we talk about the Edison Research The Infinite Dial 2018 Survey Results and also a new podcast company called Saycaster.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback we take your feedback including asking the question – who would you get to voice your intro in an ideal world?

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at www.betterpodcasting.com. Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at www.betterpodcasting.com/123/

Main Topic: Why it’s important to know who your podcast audience is
Better Podcasting Download: Edison Research Infinite Dial 2018 Podcast Survey Results. Also: Saycaster podcast service.
Other Topics:

  • Feedback: Who would you want to be your ideal voice-over artist?
  • Feedback: Podcast Addict has had the Overcast Smart Resume feature for a long time
  • Feedback: Stephen’s new electronic mic flag is hypnotic
  • Poll: How well do you know your audience?

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #122 – Financial Tips

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In this week’s episode we go slightly off the beaten path as we talk about financial tips (and don’t worry – it ties in to your hobby podcasting). NOTE: Stephen and SP are not financial experts or professionals.  In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about a couple of key changes to the Overcast app as they introduce Smart Resume. Finally, we take your feedback including the results of a poll on what Operating System you use for your podcast production. Before we get to any of that though, Stephen announces a BRAND NEW one of a kind piece of podcast gear. Thank you for checking out Better Podcasting. Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We’re a podcast that provides podcasting advice focused toward hobby podcasters. We focus on the ways that you can help make your podcast better while also keeping you informed about the latest podcast news and updates.

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at www.betterpodcasting.com. Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com.

Main Topic: Financial Tips (from a couple of regular joes – ie. WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS)
Better Podcasting Download: Overcast app is getting playback modifications with ‘Smart Resume’
Other Topics:

  • Opening: Stephen debuts a new addition to his podcast gear.
  • Poll: Which Operating System Do Podcasters Use?
  • Feedback: Blue enCORE 100 Sale
  • Feedback: A look behind the scenes of Better Podcasting

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #121 – How To Guest on a Podcast

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Ever wondered what you can do to present yourself best when guest hosting on another podcast? In this episode we go over some best practices and ways you can prepare to be a guest.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we go over the recently release IAB statistic report and what it means to you as a hobby podcaster.

Finally, in the Better Podback, we take your feedback including a poll about where you prefer to listen to podcasts and another poll on how you would prefer to integrate podcasts in to your smart speaker experience.

Thank you for checking out Better Podcasting. Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We’re a podcast that provides podcasting advice focused toward hobby podcasters. We focus on the ways that you can help make your podcast better while also keeping you informed about the latest podcast news and updates.

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at www.betterpodcasting.com. Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Friday, March 9, 2018 – streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com.

Main Topic: Tips and tricks for preparing and participating as a guest host on a podcast.
Better Podcasting Download: IAB Prime Time Statistics (link)
Other Topics:

  • Poll: Where do podcast consumers listen to podcasts?
  • Poll: How do podcast listeners want to use a smart speaker to consume podcasts?
  • Feedback: What advice to podcasters have for a first time podcast guest.

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Rode Procaster

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Better Podcasting #120 – Basic Podcast Component Considerations

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It’s time for your annual podcast tuneup as this week we discuss some of those basic podcast components that you take for granted each week and break down what makes them successful. We’ll review things such as intros and outros, bumpers and stingers and even podcast structure itself. If you haven’t thought about the value that these add to your show, now is the time.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss a recent article called “5 Rules For Podcasting Responsibly.”

Finally, in the Better Podback we talk about some happenings around the podcasting world, including one listener that left us both speechless.

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.

We 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 Wednesday, February 28, 2018 – streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com.

Main Topic: Basic Podcast Components: Podcast Intros, Stingers, Outros, Structure and Bumps
Better Podcasting Download: 5 Rules for Podcasting Responsibly by Team Cabana (Reddit Post)
Other Topics:

  • Poll: How long are your podcast stingers
  • Humbling listeners feedback.
  • SP Compares the Rode Procaster vs Electro-Voice RE320

Links Discussed:

SP’s Microphone: Rode Procaster AND Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Rode Procaster

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Better Podcasting #119 – Including Your New Listener

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In this week’s episode, we’ll look at an often overlooked part of your audience – the new listener. We’ll discuss best practices to ensure you continue to appeal to the new listener to help you grow your podcast.

In the Better Podcasting Download we talk about the end of a highly touted piece of podcast equipment. Finally, in the Better Podback we’ll hear from one listener who comes to Stephen’s defense about his Behringer MDX4600 failure.

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.

We 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 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com.

Main Topic: How to tweak your podcast to appeal to new listeners.
Better Podcasting Download: Knox Podcast Microphone appears to be discontinued.
Other Topics: Android soundboard app, Power Conditions vs UPS Battery Backups, Zoom L-12 vs R16.

SP’s Microphone: Rode Procaster
Stephen’s Microphone
: Rode Procaster

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Better Podcasting #118 – Objectively Assessing Your Podcast

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The negotiations have completed, the contracts have been signed and that means Stephen and SP are back. In this week’s episode there’s a bunch of catch-up to get after last week’s Better Better Podcasting takeover including a voicemail from one listener about a piece of FAILING HARDWARE, the give away of the Audio-Technica AT2005 microphone AND the backstory on why “Better Better Podcasting” came to be.

We’ll also talk about ways you can objectively assess your podcast when receiving feedback about your podcast and in the Better Podcasting Download we’ll talk about ONE podcast company that was acquired in January.

Finally, we’ll take your Better Podback feedback about what’s happened in your podcasting world this week.

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.

We 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 Wednesday, February 14, 2018 –Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com.

Main Topic: Objectively assessing your podcast when receiving feedback from listeners.
Better Podcasting Download: Podcasting company Spreaker was purchased by Voxnest.
Other Topics: Behringer MDX4600 failure from a mystery listener.

SP’s Microphone: Rode Procaster
Stephen’s Microphone
: Rode Procaster

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Better Podcasting #117 – Better Podcasting Changes and The Fine Details of Podcasting

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This week big changes are happening with Better Podcasting. This episode’s topics are all about the fine details of podcasting such as podcast art specs, ID3 tags and a whole bunch of other important considerations.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download the crew talk about a recent email that came out from Apple reminding you of the branding changes.

Finally, the hosts add their take on a question from the Stephen and SP Better Podcasting era in this week’s Better Podback.

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.

We 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 Wednesday, February 7, 2018 –Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com.

 

Main Topic: Podcast Technical Details (ID3 Tags, Album Art, Podcast tags, etc).
Better Podcasting Download: Email from Apple about using the term Apple Podcasts.
Other Topics: Emily and Jason’s Worst Podcast Purchase Mistakes: Shure Classic 55.

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