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 #163 – One Goal for 2019

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In our 2019 debut episode, we turn the show over to you as we review listener submission answers to our question “What is one goal you set yourself after listening back to a recent episode of your show?”

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss how far podcasting has come for independent podcasters as we talk about a podcast convention we can get behind.

Finally, in the Better Podback, we recap listener feedback from the past couple weeks.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/163/

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

Main Topic: Listener feedback for the one podcast goal challenge.
Better Podcasting Download: A podcast convention with the independent Podcaster in mind.
Better Podback: Round up over the last couple weeks

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #162 Our Gear 2018 SP Edition

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In our final episode of 2018, we conclude up our 2-episode annual tradition of talking about our personal podcast studio gear upgrades from the past year – this time it’s the SP edition. From new microphone purchases, twitter audio tests, computer upgrades and a whole bunch in between, SP talks about his hits and misses in 2018.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we get touchy feely as we read a heart-warming reddit post.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including a series of responses about your goals for your 2019 podcast-related purchases.

A friendly reminder that we won’t have an episode released next week.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/162/

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 19, 2018 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: SP talks about his gear purchases over 2018
Better Podcasting Download: Heart-warming reddit post
Better Podback: 2019 Purchase Goals

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #161 Our Gear 2018 Stephen Edition

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This week we kick off our 2-episode annual tradition of talking about our personal podcast studio gear upgrades from the past year – this time it’s this Stephen edition. From audio chain maintenance, hardware replacements, special gifts, process improvements to software enhancements Stephen talks his hits and misses in 2018.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss how extensive the Pandora application form is and whether Pandora’s goals are aligned with your intent as a hobby podcaster.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including a series of responses about everyone’s most valued and most disappointing podcast gear purchases.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/161/

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 19, 2018 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

The above shownotes this week by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly American. The below were by Stephen Jondrew, created with poutine in hand.

Main Topic: Stephen talks about his gear purchases over 2018
Better Podcasting Download: Pandora Podcast Submission Form
Better Podback: Best and Worst Gear Purchases

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #160 – The Truth About Owning Your RSS Feed

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This week we bust through the myths as we discuss what it means to “own your RSS feed”. We’ll run through common myths about “owning your RSS feed”, we’ll talk about why it matters, why it doesn’t matter, and we’ll run down some ways to maximize whatever method you choose to use for your podcast RSS feed location. Fun fact – did you know that this is DIFFERENT than self hosting vs media hosting? Yep, it’s true, so don’t think that this is another one of THOSE episodes.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a recent email from Apple, and why it’s good if you’ve got the fear of rejection.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including a series of responses about everyone’s top podcast episodes.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/160/

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 Tuesday, December 11, 2018 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: What is owning your podcast RSS feed? Why does it matter?
Better Podcasting Download: Apple provides more information on rejected podcasts.

Links Discussed

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

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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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