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 #159 – Stop Comparing Your Podcast

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This show we discuss why you need to stop comparing your podcast to others. We’ll discuss how you can pay attention to your relevant podcast space, without comparing your show to others.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss IAB compliance vs IAB certification, and Stephen shares his opinion on who really needs to pay attention to a recent Podnews article. PLUS, we’ll digest a dissection of the Apple Podcasts directory by Daniel J Lewis.

Finally, we run down this week’s feedback in our Better Podback.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/159/

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 5, 2018 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Stop Comparing Your Podcast To Others
Better Podcasting Download: IAB Compliance vs Certification AND Apple Podcasts crawl metrics

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #158 – Dealing With Negativity

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Face it. When you’re doing something as public as a podcast, at some point you’re going to encounter negativity. In this episode we discuss how you can best deal with negativity that might come from listeners of your podcast.

During this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a lawsuit that is hitting the podcast space about using copyrighted music.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback we deviate from the usual as we kick off our recurring “What You Missed In The GonnaGeek Discord Server” section.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/158/

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, November 28, 2018 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Collaborating With Other Podcasters
Better Podcasting Download: Anchor Clarifies Terms of Service

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #157 – Podcast Collaborations

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Ever considered doing a collaboration with another podcast? This week we discuss benefits to doing a podcast collaboration, tips if you are going to do one, and also some general ideas for collaborating with other podcasters.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a recent Anchor article about their terms of service, and what it means for you as a podcaster.

Finally, after this week’s Better Podback, Stephen shares a story about an issue he encountered last week during the Better Podcasting recording.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/157/

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, November 14, 2018 – Streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Collaborating With Other Podcasters
Better Podcasting Download: Anchor Clarifies Terms of Service

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #156 – Promoting Your Podcast In Person

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This week we tackle the topic of how to promote your podcast in person. We’ll review what not to do, what to do, and some ideas for how to make your in-person promotion land with a potential listeners.

In this week’s Better Podback we run through a few points including Pandora getting in to podcasting. We’ll discuss who Pandora is (for those of you like Stephen), how the Pandora Podcast model is shaping up and Stephen discusses why he thinks Pandora is really not that big of news in the big picture. We’ll also talk about how Libsyn and Blubrry have some recent updates about their statistics AND how there’s potentially good news on the Apple Podcasts front.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/156/

Finally, we take listener feedback including one listener who gave their Mount Rushmore of 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, November 14, 2018 – Streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Promoting A Podcast in Person
Better Podcasting Download: Podcasts come to Pandora, Libsyn and Blubrry stat changes and Apple Podcasts news.

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #155 – Podcast Consistency

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This week we discuss podcast consistency. We’ll break down areas of your podcast to apply consistency, benefits to doing so and how you can choose where you want to place your focus.  In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about the Mount Rushmore of podcasting, as well we have some important Apple Podcasts dates.

Finally, we take your feedback in the 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, November 7, 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/155/

Main Topic: Podcast Change in 2018
Better Podcasting Download: Reddit Mount Rushmore of Podcasting Discussion AND Apple Holiday Times

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #154 – Is It Really Team Over Tech?

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This week on the show we discuss the question “Is it Team Over Tech?” We’ll break down how having a good team and having good tech can benefit your podcast. Before we get there though, SP has a HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST story, and we also announce an upcoming episode (and now you can help with it).

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we take issue with an article on the future of podcasting.

Finally, we take your feedback, including addressing the question Live vs Produced.

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 Friday, November 2, 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/154/

Main Topic: Podcast Change in 2018
Better Podcasting Download: Triton acquired, Podcast Awards.

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #153 – Dealing With The Ever-Changing Podcast World in 2018

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This week in the show we discuss the ever changing podcast world of 2018 and how you can deal with it as a podcaster. We’ll run through a variety of examples of this change and how you can handle these.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss Scripps’ acquisition of Triton and how there are finally podcast awards.

Finally, we have a special announcement!

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, October 24, 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/153/

Main Topic: Podcast Change in 2018
Better Podcasting Download: Triton acquired, Podcast Awards.

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #152 – Common Podcasting Mistakes

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This week in the show we talk about common mistakes that podcasters make in their shows. We break it down into some primary categories including Startup, Recording, Editing and Publishing/Promotion. Whether you have a podcast now, or you’re looking to start one, hopefully this helps you avoid some common podcasting mistakes.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss an analysis of some Apple Podcasts categories.

Finally, in the Better Podback, we talk about cross-posted social media posts.

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, October 10, 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/152/

Main Topic: Common Podcasting Mistakes
Better Podcasting Download: Apple Podcasts Category Analysis

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #151 – Podcast Specialty Episodes

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This show we talk about podcast specialty episodes. We’ll break down the dos, the don’ts and some general ideas for how you can do a specialty podcast episode.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about how there was a recent problem with the Apple Podcasts listings, as well as some recent changes with what is getting people kicked out of Apple Podcasts. Plus, we also say farewell to Google+.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, we ask Why Do You Podcast?

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, October 10, 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/151/

Main Topic: Creating a Podcast Specialty Episode
Better Podcasting Download: Farewell Google Plus and Apple Podcast Problems

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #150 – How To Start A New Podcast on Both Media Hosting & Self Hosting

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It’s another battle of podcast media hosting versus podcast self hosting in our 150th episode as we run down the workflow on how to start a podcast (from a technical perspective). SP talks about media hosting and Stephen talks about self-hosting. We break this down into four main sections:

– Ground Work
– Setting Up Your Podcast
– Posting
– Misc Information

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we review the new Spotify podcaster dashboard and what it means for people who are self-hosting their podcast and what you should do if you’re already a podcaster in Spotify.

Additionally in the Download, we talk about the new Skype 7 end of life.

During the Better Podback, we chat about a recent exchange with blubrry and their Podcast Directory of 600,000 shows (and how a lot of them are dead).

Finally, Stephen shares a personal story about how he’s STILL LEARNING 150 episodes later.

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, October 3, 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/150/

Main Topic: Setting Up A Podcast From A Technical Perspective (for both media hosting and self hosting)
Better Podcasting Download: Spotify Podcaster Dashboard/Portal. Skype 7 End of Life.

Links Discussed

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

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