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 #206 – Ways We’ve Planned For Difficult Podcasting Circumstances

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In this episode we discuss some of the ways that we’ve prepared to push through our podcast through challenging circumstances. We discuss the ways we accomplished our podcast, some key take-aways, and some things we would do differently if we were to do it today.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about how podcasting is finally being scanned for copyrighted music.

Finally, we have a short Better Podback section showing some of the extra fun we have in our Discord server.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/206/.

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

Main Topic: Ways We’ve Planned For Difficult Podcasting Circumstances

  • What we did
  • Key Take-Aways
  • What we would do differently today

Better Podcasting Download: Pex scans podcasts for music

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Better Podcasting #205 – Making Your Show Better v. Easier v. Growing Your Audience

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This week on the show we discuss the differences between making your show better, making your show easier to produce and growing your audience. These are three areas you can invest in, and we discuss how they are all uniquely different.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss a recent mic comparison by former guest of the show, Bandrew from Podcastage.

Finally, we round up the feedback in this week’s Better Podback.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/205/.

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

Main Topic: Making Your Show Better vs Making Your Show Easier To Produce vs Growing Your Audience

  • How they’re different
  • How they’re unique
  • How you may want to choose your focus

Better Podcasting Download: Podcastage Mic Shootout

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Better Podcasting #204 – The Definition Of A Podcast Doesn’t Matter

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In this week’s show we discuss why the definition of a podcast doesn’t matter for hobby podcasters AND how you can embrace this concept to help you grow your show, all while enjoying it more.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we chat about a new IAB certified hosting provider.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback we gather some thoughts about the Zoom L-8, as well as some people’s thoughts about Podchaser.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/204/.

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

Main Topic: Why The Definition of a Podcast Doesn’t Matter

  • Background to the debate
  • Ways it can help you grow your show
  • Ways it can help you connect with more people
  • How listeners don’t care

Better Podcasting Download: Spreaker now uses IAB certified stats

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Better Podcasting #203 – Perfect Podcasting

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In this episode we discuss what it means to podcast to perfection. We’ll discuss some of the benefits, some of the challenges and some situations where you may want to consider podcasting with perfection in mind.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we give our initial thoughts on the Zoom L-8.

Finally, in the Better Podback we discuss the challenges of loudness standards.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/203/.

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, October 16, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Wouldn’t it be great if…

  • Benefits to podcasting with perfection in mind…
  • Difficulties to podcasting with perfection in mind…
  • Situations where you may want to podcast with perfection in mind.

Better Podcasting Download: Zoom L-8 Announcement

Better Podback: 

  • LUFS

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Better Podcasting #202 – Wouldn’t It Be Great If…

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Do you have podcast ambitions? You should. Today we take some “Wouldn’t it be great if…” podcast ambition statements and discuss some considerations to help you work toward these, then we talk about some of the reality factors to do with these concepts.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about some recent podcast news to do with Libsyn.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including a listener question about buying a domain name internationally.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/202/.

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

Main Topic: Wouldn’t it be great if…

  • Wouldn’t it be great if by podcast got 100 listens per episode?
  • Wouldn’t it be great if my podcast was featured on Apple Podcasts?
  • Wouldn’t It Be Great If My Podcast had person X for An Interview?
  • Wouldn’t It Be Great If My Podcast Won A Podcast Award?
  • Wouldn’t It Be Great If My Podcast Got On TV?
  • Wouldn’t It Be Great If My Podcast Made Money?
  • Wouldn’t It Be Great if I’d get free stuff to talk about on my podcast?
  • Wouldn’t It Be Great If My Podcast Got 100 Reviews On Apple Podcasts?

Better Podcasting Download: Deezer podcast submission

Better Podback: 

  • Buying a domain internationally

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Better Podcasting #201 – Going Too Far To Be a Podcast Guest

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Guests can be a key aspect to podcasting – sometimes you’re having guests on your show, sometimes you’re being a guest on a podcast. Although guesting can be a key part of cross-promotion, sometimes you can go too far to have a guest on your show, or trying to be a guest on other shows.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about an update with the Deezer side of podcasting.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including a listener question about the Rodecaster Pro functionality.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/201/.

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, October 2, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Going too far to be a guest

  • Things to avoid when trying to be a guest
  • Things to avoid when trying to have guests on your shows
  • Best practices for having guests
  • Best practices for trying to be a guest on a show

Better Podcasting Download: Deezer podcast submission

Better Podback: 

  • Rodecaster Pro Broadcaster Solution

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Better Podcasting #200 – Hobby Podcasting Is Still Fun and Relevant in 2019

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For our 200th episode we thought it was a good opportunity to talk about how hobby podcasting is still fun and why it still matters in 2019.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss Pocket Casts doing a change on their decision about their pricing model.

Finally, we take feedback from our past podcasts selves in this week’s Better Podback.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/200/.

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, September 25, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

 

Main Topic: Podcasting is Still Fun and Relevant in 2019

  • Reasons why it matters
  • How you can use this information to help your podcast
  • Offering a more unbiased opinion
  • Personal skills that you develop

Better Podcasting Download: Podcast Equipment Statistics in 2019

Better Podback: 

  • Johnny Pennington has made up 199 episode of Better Podcasting
  • Moving hosting providers

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Better Podcasting #199 – Reflecting on Your Entire Podcast Endeavors

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This week in the show we discuss why it’s important to take time to reflect on your entire podcast endeavors in order to help maximize your time for your hobbies – to help ensure that you continue to have fun.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about statistics on podcast equipment (as voted for by our live audience during our live recording).

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback we have someone ask out migrating media services – and Stephen has a tip if you’re using PowerPress.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/199/.

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, September 18, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Reflecting on Your Entire Podcast Endeavors

  • Reasons why it’s important to reflect on your overall podcast endeavors
  • How reflecting on your overall endeavors can help your individual podcasts
  • Maximizing your overall enjoyment
  • Things to consider as you assess your podcast endeavors
  • Choosing the direction that you want to go with your podcast endeavors
  • Deciding on personal success factors
  • Supplementing podcasting with other activities
  • Verbalizing your thoughts with someone

Better Podcasting Download: Podcast Equipment Statistics in 2019

Better Podback: 

  • Johnny Pennington has made up 199 episode of Better Podcasting
  • Moving hosting providers

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Better Podcasting #198 – What Turns Us Away From A Podcast?

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From time to time we find ourselves in conversations with people talking about things that they don’t like within podcasts – today we want to talk about some things that turn us off of a podcast immediately. After we go through some of these, we’ll also talk about some things that we’ve heard others say turn them off – but doesn’t actually turn us away. As we go through we’ll explain some of the reasons why these items bug us, and some suggestions we have.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about some data on podcasting on smart devices.

Finally, we take listener feedback in the Better Podback.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/198/.

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, September 11, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Things That Put Us Off Of Podcasts

  • Stephen’s List of items that turn him away from a podcast
  • SP’s List of items that turn him away from a podcast
  • Stephen’s list of items that may turn them off, but not him.
  • SP’s list of items that may turn them off, but not him.

Better Podcasting Download: Smart Speaker Podcast Consumption

Better Podback: 

  • People defy Apple’s rules
  • Maintaining WAV files

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Better Podcasting #197 – Building A Podcast Community in 2019

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Back in May 2015 (in Episode 81), we tackled the idea of building a community around your podcast. However, since recording that, a lot has changed with both community structures, our experiences and community platform availability – that means it was time to revisit this topic. In this episode we’ll talk about the considerations for building a podcast community, some best practices if you’re going to, and our personal suggestion of platforms to try to build a podcast community in.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we revisit last week’s discussion on Libsyn’s IAB certified statistics to share the further details that SP mentioned last week on the show, and some new information received after Libsyn’s Rob Walch reached out to us.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/197/.

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

Main Topic: Creating A Podcast Community

  • Deciding if you want to build a podcast community
  • Benefits to building a podcast community
  • Difficulties with building a podcast community
  • Choosing a platform for a podcast community
  • Open/closed podcast communities
  • Shaping the tone of the podcast community
  • Podcast community moderation
  • Our recommended platforms for podcast communities
  • Making your community center around your podcast community

Better Podcasting Download: Follow-up about Libsyn’s IAB certified podcast measurements

Better Podback: 

  • New Podcasters
  • iZotope RX vs Other Suites

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