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 #173 – When Your Source Material Ends

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Sometimes you might find that your podcast’s source material is no longer available. If this happens to you, there are several decisions that have to be made for the future in the show. This week, we discuss some of these decisions, and Stargate Pioneer provides actual examples of decisions that he is making for two of the shows that he currently participates in.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss recent Patreon changes, and what it means for the hobby podcaster.

After we take your feedback in our Better Podback, we close the show with a #Podwarming moment that is special to both of us.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/173/. 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, March 20, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: How to proceed if the source material of your podcast ends
Better Podcasting Download: Patreon changes

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Better Podcasting #172 – Mackie’s Future in Podcasting: Craig Reeves Interview

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This week we’re pleased to interview Craig Reeves from Mackie about their future which involves exploring creating a device for podcasting (and other content creation).  Other topics of discussion include Craig’s history, how he got in to this line of business, and some technical information about some of the Mackie products that podcasters may be looking at.

Before we get there though, we start this episode with another How I Saved My Podcast story – this time it’s about a media host.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about this year’s Infinite Dial report and what it means for hobby podcasters. Finally, we take listener feedback including some of the recent chatter in our Discord server.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/172/. 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 Sunday, March 10, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live (interview recorded Thursday, March 7, 2019). Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Interview with Craig Reeves from Mackie
Better Podcasting Download: Infinite Dial 2019 Report

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Better Podcasting #171 – Podcasting Ethics

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Many industries have a code of ethics established for their industry, but Podcasting doesn’t have anything formally established. In this episode we discuss some things that we’ve seen over the years (and some things that we’ve had conversations with other podcasters) that might be a consideration when discussing Podcasting Ethics. Our segment isn’t intended to suggest podcasting ethics (that’s well beyond our control), but just to highlight some of the things that we’ve seen happening in podcasting that we feel you should be aware of, and how it can impact you as a podcaster.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we follow-up to last week’s discussion about Apple and title tags as Apple sent out two more emails after we recorded the previous email. To be clear – in Apple’s 2nd and 3rd emails, they have changed their position and clearly stated “Your Show Won’t Be Removed for Having Episode Numbers in Episode Titles”(woo hoo!) We also discuss Stephen’s interaction with the Rodecaster Pro 1.10 Firmware update and how it’s not a multi-track recorder.

Finally, in the Better Podback we discuss our Discord channel’s reaction to the Rodecaster Pro not delivering multi-track recording. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/171/

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 Monday, March 4, 2019 – Usually streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Podcasting Ethics
Better Podcasting Download: Apple Podcasts Tags Follow-up & Rodecaster Pro 1.1.0 Firmware.

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Better Podcasting #170 – Recording With Co-Hosts In The Same Room

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We’ve often spoken about how to podcast with co-hosts remotely, but what about the situations where you’re going to record in the same room together? Things can actually be a lot different (and more complex in some ways) when you’re recording multiple people in the same room together. In this episode we’ll discuss some best practices and share some of our experiences when recording with other people in the same room.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss the hot-off-the-presses email from Apple about the use of podcast Title Tags, and what their expectation is for these. This leads in to our take on Apple and its power within the industry. NOTE: This was recorded a few hours after Apple sent their first email and there were two emails sent after this recording. While it doesn’t change our position on the majority of the discussion, it MAY SLIGHTLY change the course of action you take on your individual show.

Finally, in the Better Podback we discuss our Discord channel’s reaction to the Apple news. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/170/

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, February 27, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: How to podcast in the same room as your co-host
Better Podcasting Download: Apple dictating tag use AND Apple’s power in the industry

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Better Podcasting #169 – Non-Weekly Podcasting

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Although there are many podcasts which release on a weekly basis, there are many podcasts that use a non-weekly release format. In this episode we’ll discuss some release schedules, benefits to these, and some best practices if you’re going to go non-weekly. We’ll also cover seasonal podcasting.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, Stephen shares the reason why he hasn’t continued on with his Rodecaster Pro review videos – including sharing a couple sample audio clips. If you’re considering buying the Rodecaster Pro, you may want to hear this before making your decision.

Finally, we take feedback about your week in podcasting. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/169/

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, February 20, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Non- Weekly Podcasting (Bi-Weekly Podcasting, Monthly Podcasting, Bi-Monthly Podcasting, Seasonal Podcasting)
Better Podcasting Download: Rodecaster Pro Audio Quality Concerns (Wav File)

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Better Podcasting #168 – YouTube Podcast Projects

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Ever considered doing some YouTube projects associated with your podcast? This episode we discuss ways you can use YouTube to help your podcast, best practices if you’re going to, and share some cautionary tales from our experiences.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we chat about Apple Podcast Connect changing their terms of service, and we theorize why this is.

Finally, we take your feedback including someone’s HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST story.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/168/

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, February 13, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: YouTube Podcast Projects
Better Podcasting Download: Apple Podcasts Terms of Service Change to Exclude Third Party Services

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Better Podcasting #167 – Assessing and Implementing Changes

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This week in the show, we discuss how to consider making a change to your show, some things to pay attention to, and ways that you can implement changes to your show.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss Spotify buying Gimlet and Anchor and our theories on what this could mean for the future of podcasters which use Anchor, including relating it to the music industry.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/167/

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, February 6, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Assessing Podcast Changes
Better Podcasting Download: Spotify Acquisitions


Better Podcasting #166 – USB Microphones

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Lately we’ve seen a lot of discussion surrounding using USB microphones, and often we’ve seen people ask about how to record multiple people at the same time. In this episode we’ll be discussion challenges facing trying to use multiple USB microphones, tips if you’re going to try it, and some other advice surrounding USB microphone use.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we give an update on the Rodecaster Pro, and also reflect on someone else’s podcast life self-reflection. Finally, we give a glimpse in to our Discord server including one amazing deal Stephen managed to score.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/166/

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 30, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: USB Microphone Use
Better Podcasting Download: Rodecaster Pro Firmware Will Have Multi-Track / Self-Reflecting

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

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Better Podcasting #165 – Real Time Audience Engagement

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This week in the show we talk about real time audience engagement. Whether it’s while you’re recording, or in between your episodes, there are various ways to interact with your audience AND a variety of benefits that come with doing so. BUT before we get our featured segment, Stephen has one heck of a “How I Saved My Podcast” Story to share.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss a Rodecaster firmware update AND iHeart Radio’s Podcast Awards.

Finally, we take your feedback in our Better Podback.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/165/

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 23, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Ways to engage real-time with your audience.
Better Podcasting Download: iHeart Radio Podcast Awards & Rodecaster Firmware Update

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #164 – Protecting Your Podcast Setup

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Whether you’ve just started, or you’ve been going awhile, you have a podcast setup of some form. In this episode we’ll discuss various ways to protect your #podcasting setup.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we give our take on a recent discussion on podcasting’s alleged biggest problem.

Finally, Stephen kicks off our Better Podback with a rant about inefficient podcast communities.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/164/

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

Main Topic: How to protect your podcast setup.
Better Podcasting Download: Podcasting’s biggest problem
Better Podback: Stephen rants about inefficient podcast communities

Links Discussed

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

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