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 #071 – Building a Podcast Checklist

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During this week’s show Stephen and SP discuss how to build a podcast checklist for your show. Whether you’re doing one show or many, building a custom list is sure to help you keep organized.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, the topic is the 2017 Edison consumer research and what it means to you as a hobby podcaster.

Finally, in the Better Podback, listener of the show, Scott Smith, tells you about his experience using Facebook Live as a promotion tool.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

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.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer 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 Friday, March 17, 2017 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

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Better Podcasting #070 – Podcast Consumer Evolution

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We’ve often spoken about how it’s important to keep in touch with the latest in podcasting, but it’s also important to keep up with how people are consuming podcasts. This episode we run down a variety of changes that both directly and indirectly podcast consumers. First though, we have to get to a HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST story involving a domain fiasco.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we’re please to say that we’ve finally answered a problem we previously discussed about Skype video.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback we’ll discuss how your life has changed in the podcast world over the last 5 years.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

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.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer 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 Friday, March 10, 2017 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

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Better Podcasting #069 – Podcast Recording Services

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It’s a very full episode today as we run down a WHOLE BUNCH of different services and software options available for recording your podcast (bonus, we even have some for video shows too).

During this week’s Better Podcasting Download we’ll discuss the SiriusXM Podcast service and what you need to know as a hobby podcaster. We’ve also got information that you want to know about before purchasing your next Audio-Technica ATR2100.

Finally, in Better Podback, we’ll take a listener question about our self-hosting episode.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

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.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer 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 Saturday, March 4, 2017 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

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Better Podcasting #068 – Conducting Research: Emily Prokop Interview

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Special guest Emily Prokop of The Story Behind podcast joins us this week to discuss the topic of conducting research. Among Emily’s endless amount of advice for researching topics for your podcast, she’ll also share what it was like to end a podcast as well as converting to a solo short-form podcast.

During the Better Podcasting Download, we’ll give you the latest information about SoundCloud and what it might mean for you.

Finally, we’ll take your feedback to discuss what keeps you listening to a podcast.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

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.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer 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 Friday, February 24, 2017 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com


Better Podcasting #067 – Starting A Second Podcast

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While there may be a lot (and we do mean a lot) of similarities starting your second podcast as there were you first, there’s also a variety of additional considerations and best practices too. This episode Stephen & SP discuss how you can maximize the launch of your second podcast, including leveraging your existing fan base.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss how it’s really easy to drive away your audience by using polarizing topics within your show.

Finally, in Better Podback we take your feedback in addition to providing an ATR2100 vs ATR1500 vs AT2005 Microphone Shootout.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

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.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer 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 Saturday, February 18, 2017 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com|

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Better Podcasting #066 – Podcasting In A Competitive Niche

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A lot has changed in the world of podcasting since it first began – one area is the competitive factor. Whether we wish it were elsewise or not, podcast has become a competitive hobby and this week we’re going to discuss how it’s become this way and how you can be aware to minimize the impact on your show. In the Better Podcasting Download we’ll discuss a recent article on the basics of what you need to start podcasting and in your feedback we’ll discuss your inspirations for starting podcasting

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

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.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer 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 Friday, February 10, 2017 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

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Better Podcasting #065 – Self-Hosting Your Podcast RSS and Media

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Have you ever considered self-hosting your podcast RSS and/or media? During this show Stephen and Stargate Pioneer talk about the controversial topic that is “self-hosting” your podcast. There are definitely both pros and cons to going this route and we’ll discuss both along with best practices and also some hosting providers you can use. If you’re about to launch your podcast, we suggest you take a listen to this episode before you submit your RSS feed as it might make you reconsider which RSS feed you want to index.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

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.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer 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 Friday, February 3, 2017 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

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Better Podcasting – Episode 064 – From Hobbyist to Professional

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Stargate Pioneer and Stephen are pleased to have special guest Bandrew Scott (from his Podcastage YouTube Channel and The Bandrew Says Podcast) to get his insight on podcasting while learning about his history taking his hobby to a professional (or if you’d prefer “hobbyist plus”) level. Topics include the difference between commercial/professional and hobby podcasting, how he manages his schedule and some of his favorite experiences with his over 100 microphone tests and reviews (not to mention his 200+ videos).

During this week’s Better Podcasting Download the three discuss the question of building a two-person podcast setup on a $300 budget.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

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.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer 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 Friday, January 27, 2017 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

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Better Podcasting – Episode 063 – Guests: Adapting

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SP and Stephen wrap up their guest arc by discussing ways you may have to adapt to your guest. BUT before we get there, let’s take a moment to find out how one podcaster SAVED THEIR PODCAST with a little creativity. In this week’s download we’ve got a hot topic posing the question about hobby podcast standards. Finally, we’ll take your feedback about your week in podcasting.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

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.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer 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 Friday, January 20, 2017 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

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Better Podcasting – Episode 062 – Guests: Expectations

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Stephen and SP continue their arc discussion guesting – this time talking about setting expectations (both for your guest and for you). We also discuss some of the changes within the podcatcher world and what they mean for you. In Better Podback we take your feedback on what your first topic was, as well as where you get your source of podcast industry statistics. Finally, we’ll close up the show with Stephen sharing a story of a purchase that he podgrets (ie. a podcast regret).

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

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.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer 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 Friday, January 13, 2017 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

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