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 #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/


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/

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Better Podcasting #138 – Video Podcasts: Reloaded

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By listener request, we’re talking about video podcasts again. A lot has changed since we last spoke (episode 14, 15, 16, 17) which is why this week we’re giving an overview of the information we think is most relevant to podcasters wanting to start doing video.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss a Google Podcasts issue Stephen encountered, a weird RSS thing that happened with Castbox and how Anchor changed their terms of service.

Finally, in this week’s Better podback, we talk about the theory of a “Netflix of 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 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 Sunday, July 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/138/

Main Topic: Video Podcast Services/Methods
Better Podcasting Download: Google Podcasts issues, Castbox scraping RSS feeds, Anchor chaning their terms of service.
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Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Heil PR-40

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Better Podcasting #137 – Podcast Players… And What They Mean to Podcasters

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In this week’s episode we talk about Podcast Players, why it’s important you keep your finger on the pulse with them, and what they mean for you as a podcaster. Better Podcasting correspondent Emily Prokop even provides some first hand insight into Google Podcasts.

Before we get to that though, we have a submission for HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, Stephen provides his review of Magix Movie Studio 15.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, it was an eventful week in #podcasting, and we even received a couple tweets in regard to some Better Podcasting sponsored merchandise.

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 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, June 27, 2018 – usually streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/137/

Main Topic: Podcast Players
Better Podcasting Download: Magix Movie Studio 15 Review
Other Topics:

  • How I Saved My Podcast: Forgot to hit record in Xsplit

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Heil PR-40

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Better Podcasting #136 – Acceptable Podcast Audio Standards in 2018

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We kick off this week’s episode asking how someone can save their podcast if their WordPress installation was hacked.

In this week’s featured topic, we discuss ways to make your audio “listenable” in 2018 audio standards.In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about how Google Podcasts dropped their app, and what Stephen’s experience was with it so far.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including reviewing the results of the Better Podcasting Poll we posted about whether or not podcast consumers could go to a streaming-only model.

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 http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcastinzg, 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, June 20, 2018 – usually streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/136/

Main Topic: Podcast Innovations
Better Podcasting Download: Google Podcasts App Released
Other Topics:

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #135 – Podcast Innovations

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In this week’s episode we talk about a variety of ways that podcasting has evolved, and what these innovations mean for podcasters. We’ll talk about advancements in podcasting with hardware, software, services and a few that fall in between those categories.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we’ll go over a recently announced changed in Audioboom’s strategy. As well, it is looking like Google may actually be building a podcast app.

Finally, we take listener feedback in the Better Podback, including from one listener who had a way to power a Zoom H5 at a convention.

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 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, June 13, 2018 – usually streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/135/

Main Topic: Podcast Innovations
Better Podcasting Download: Audioboom strategy change. Possible Google Podcast App.
Other Topics:

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #134 – Podcasting Without A Computer

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In this week’s episode we analyze several different ways to podcast without using a traditional computer (desktop / laptop). From Android to iOS, hardware recorders to wifi SD cards, we’ll brainstorm a variety of methods to achieve this.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a change that Pinecast made this last week with their analytics and what Stephen’s experience was with it. We also had a slight update to last week’s Apple Podcasts news that was discussed.

Finally, we take listener feedback in the Better Podback, including from one listener who has a suggestion for a Zencastr alternative.

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 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, June 6, 2018 – usually streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/134/

Main Topic: How to podcast without using a computer
Better Podcasting Download: Pinecast Analytics Change and Apple Podcasts 550,000 Active Podcasts.
Other Topics:

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #133 – Keeping Track of Your Podcast History

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Whether it’s your individual podcast’s history, or your personal podcasting history (ie. your podcast resume), this episode we talk about ways to keep track of your podcast history, and pros/cons of doing so.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about an update with Podiant, a couple recent updates from Apple Podcasts (and what it means for your RSS feed) and how podcasting has finally come to PLEX.

Finally, after this week’s Better Podback, Stephen talks about his latest unexpected podcast-related expense that came his way.

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 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, May 30, 2018 – usually streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/133/

Main Topic: Keeping Track of Podcast History (Ways to do it, why you may want to, and why you may not want to).
Better Podcasting Download: Podiant removes tags, Apple Podcasts secure (SSL/https) RSS feed requirement and Podcasting comes to Plex.
Other Topics:

  • How I Could Have Saved My Podcast: Zencastr continued problems.
  • Stephen’s Unexpected Podcast Repair

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #132 – What Is Your Podcast Mission?

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In this week’s episode we start off by a How I Could Have Saved My Podcast story before we ask the question – WHAT IS YOUR PODCAST’S MISSION? In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss a reddit article questioning the future business of podcasts. Finally, in the Better Podback, we’ve got an email with the origins of our very own Stargate Pioneer. 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 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, May 16, 2018 – usually streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/132/

Main Topic: Your Podcast Mission and Why It’s Important
Better Podcasting Download: The future business of podcasts
Other Topics:

  • How I Could Have Saved My Podcast:¬†Anomaly Netflix Originals You Should Be Watching
  • Feedback: The History of SP

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #131 – Making Time For Other Activities

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Whether it’s with the family or independently, there are many benefits to making time for activities outside of podcasting. In this episode we discuss these benefits, as well as what makes for a good activity outside of podcasting.¬† Before we get to that though, we have a HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST story from a listener. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss two recent Pinecast updates, a change with Audioboom and we celebrate that the podcast patent troll case if finally over. Finally, in the Better Podback we have one listener who gives his solution to fix the Zencaster drifting / sync issue.

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 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, May 16, 2018 – streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/131/

Main Topic: Why it’s ok to make time for activities outside of your podcast.
Better Podcasting Download: Pinecast statistics update, Pinecast import tool update and Podcast patent lawsuit is over, Audioboom financial updates.
Other Topics:

  • How I Saved My Podcast: Audio Editor Crashes
  • Feedback: Fixing Zencaster Audio Drift Issue

Links Discussed

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

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