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 #189 – How Long Does It Take To Produce An Episode?

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Inspired by a recent discussion in our Discord community, this week we dedicate an episode to analyzing all of the steps that it takes to put together a well produced episode.

We’ll break down the steps in to the main categories of Prep, Recording, Editing, Publishing/Promotion and Misc. From here, we break down all of the components you may find yourself doing within these categories, and we’ll share our personal experiences as we go through these.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we chat about iHeart Radio Podcast charts, and contemplate the future of charting.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback we’ll review the Discord conversation that actually started this whole thing off – how long does it take people to edit their show?

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/189/.

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

Main Topic: How Long Does It Take To Build An Episode?

  • Prep
  • Recording
  • Post-Productions
  • Promotion/Publishing
  • Misc
  • Our Personal Experiences on Better Podcasting

Better Podcasting Download: iHeartRadio Charts / What does the future of podcast charts look like?

Better Podback: 

  • How Long Does It Take To Edit an Episode?
  • Editing Using Time Code Notes
  • Stephen is Live Streaming Edit

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Better Podcasting #188 – Creating Your Podcast Resume

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This episode we discuss benefits to creating a podcast resume, things that should be on the podcast resume, and how you can promote your podcast resume. What exactly is a podcast resume? We’ll discuss that too.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss Bossjock Junior vs Backpack Studio, and how there is some very confusing things about the two apps.

Finally, we talk about listener feedback on cleaning their podcast equipment – and Stephen has a related story.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/188/.

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, July 3, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Creating a Podcast Resume

  • Benefits to having a Podcast Resume
  • Ways that you can create a Podcast Resume
  • Using a Podcast Resume
  • Usefulness of Online Podcast Audio Services
  • How to leverage a Podcast Resume

Better Podcasting Download: Bossjock Junior vs Backback Studio

Better Podback: 

  • Cleaning Microphone
  • Stephen’s IEM Story

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Better Podcasting #187 – Online Audio Recording Service Roundup

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Following up to last week’s episode about Hangouts on Air going away, this week we’re going to run down a series of online audio recording services. Before we get there though, we’ll talk a bit about what they are, advantages of them, and some things to watch out for when selecting. Lastly, we’ll run down each service and some of the features that they offer.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, we run down the highlights from this week’s feedback – including someone who sent an email about Stephen’s obscure pop culture reference last week.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/187/.

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, June 26, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Online Podcast Audio Services

  • Usefulness of Online Podcast Audio Services
  • Differences between online services and hardware options
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Podcast Audio Services
  • Online Service Breakdown:
    • Cleanfeed
    • Squadcast.fm
    • Tryca.st (Cast)
    • Zoom.us
    • Discord Craig Bot
    • Ringr
    • Mumble
  • Each service we’ll discuss
    • Background Snapshot
    • Cost
    • Multi-track recording capability
    • Lossless capability
    • Recording constraints
    • Realiability
    • Mobile support

Better Podcasting Download: Time Magazine’s Article on Money Entering Podcasting
Better Podback: 

  • iZotope Deal
  • Too Many Backups?
  • Baz Luhrmann

Links Discussed

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Better Podcasting #186 – Hangouts on Air Is Going Away, What Next?

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Last week we posted an article to GonnaGeek highlighting how Google announced that Hangouts on Air is going away soon. As Hangouts on Air (HOA) has been a staple that we’ve highlighted many times on this show, we thought that we’d do an episode where highlight some of the reasons why Hangouts on Air was successful, some considerations for moving forward, and things to prioritize when choosing a new service. Before we get there though, we kick off our show with a pre-launch How I Saved My Podcast story, and an update from one listener/viewer about their “One Thing” goal from 2019.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss a Time article about “Big Money” coming in to podcasting.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, we take listener feedback including a poll about sunscreen and podcasting.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/186/.

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, June 12, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

How I Saved My Podcast Story: David Toney saving his podcast before launching it.

One Thing Segment: Stephanie Fuccio

Main Topic: Handling Hangout on Air going away

  • Reasons why Hangouts on Air was successful
  • Questioning the future of video for your personal needs
  • Considerations for moving on from HOA
  • Streaming destinations
  • Future proofing your next service choice
  • When to change from Hangouts on Air

Better Podcasting Download: Time Magazine’s Article on Money Entering Podcasting
Better Podback: 

  • What Was That Woodworking Podcast?
  • Thoughts on the PodMic
  • Summer Podcasting Sunburns

Links Discussed

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Better Podcasting #185 – Enhancing a Minimal Podcast Setup

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We make it clear that our stance is that in order to podcast, you can achieve great sound simply by using a simple microphone like the Audio-Technica ATR2100, AT2005 or Samson Q2U. In this episode we discuss some ways you can attempt to enhance a simple podcast setup without buying new hardware (ok, we’ll talk a bit about some light hardware changes too).

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, SP gives his thoughts on the Backpack Studio update to now allow live streaming.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, we take listener feedback including a poll about whether or not our listeners live-stream.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/185/.

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, June 12, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

How I Saved My Podcast Story: Chris from Play Comics on Guest Hosting

Main Topic: Enhancing a Minimal Podcast Setup

  • Using plugins to enhance sound
  • Using plugins to model sound
  • Physical use of Microphone
  • Inexpensive equipment add-ons
  • Video options

Better Podcasting Download: Backpack Studio Now Has Live Streaming
Better Podback: 

  • Jonathan Bloom’s “One Thing” Update
  • Live-streaming poll
  • Sony MDR-7506 Issue

Links Discussed

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Better Podcasting #184 – Episode One

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This week we conclude our arc on introductory episodes, this time talking all about episode 1. We’ll discuss how to balance your episode one with your episode zero, ways to make your episode one carry a punch, and some things to consider for your first episode if you’re not going to have an episode zero.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we get SP’s take on Libsyn adding a destination for Radio.com, and we talk about how Apple is making changes to their categories.

Finally, we run down this week’s feedback including another deal that is saving hobby podcasters money.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/184/.

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, June 5, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Episode One

  • Outlining Episode 1
  • Ways to make Episode 1 carry a punch
  • Selecting Episode 1 content
  • Considerations if you don’t have an Episode 1

Better Podcasting Download: Apple adds more categories
Better Podback: 

  • Stephen can’t find Livetrak Feedback
  • Saving money didn’t save time
  • Humble Bundle streaming deal

Links Discussed

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Better Podcasting #183 – Episode Zero

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This week we start our arc on introductory episodes, this time talking all about episode 0. We’ll discuss what episode zeros are, why you may want to do them, how to use them effectively, and things to avoid in your episode zero.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about Libsyn adding a destination for Radio.com (and why it’s completely irrelevant to Stephen).

Finally, we run down this week’s feedback including one about podcast superstitions.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/183/.

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, May 29, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Episode Zero

  • Reasons that people use episode 0s
  • Ways that Episode 0 help you get started
  • What to have in your Episode 0
  • What should be excluded from your Episode 0
  • Misc episode 0 considerations
  • Revisiting Episode 0

Better Podcasting Download: Libsyn adds Radio.com Destination
Better Podback: 

  • Podcasting Superstitions
  • Waves Flex Plan
  • Podcasting on long weekend

Links Discussed

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Better Podcasting #182 – Celebrating Podcast Wins

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Today we talk about celebrating the wins that you have with your podcast. We’ll discuss reasons celebrating can be beneficial, some reasons why people celebrate, and how some people celebrate podcast wins.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss a change to Podtrac’s statistics.

Finally, we run down some feedback, including one listener’s unfortunate experience listening to our most recent show.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/182/.

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, May 22, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Celebrating Podcast Wins

  • Reason why you should consider celebrating podcast wins
  • How to celebrate podcast wins
    • Some things that you might consider celebrating
  • Other considerations on celebrating podcast wins

Better Podcasting Download: Podtrac stats dropping
Better Podback: 

  • Magix Humble Bundle Deal
  • Google Podcasts Auto Download Feature
  • Narrative podcast transcripts
  • iHeart Approved Podcast

Links Discussed

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Better Podcasting #181 – Podcast Transcriptions

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The podcast world is buzzing again about Podcast Transcriptions, so we thought it was time for us to talk about them. In this episode we’ll discuss how you can get them, what they are, pros of using podcast transcriptions, cons, and our opinion on whether or not it’s worth creating transcriptions for your shows.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss how THREE companies were IAB Compliant Certified over the last week, what that means for hobby podcasters, and we theorize on why certain companies are getting certified (and others aren’t).

Finally, we run down feedback including a look down memory lane for us.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/181/.

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, May 15, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Podcast Transcriptions

  • About Podcast Transcriptions
    • Types of Transcriptions
      • Manual Podcast Transcriptions
      • Automatic Podcast Transcriptions
      • Google’s Automatic Transcriptions
  • Why Do People Use Podcast Transcriptions (Pros)
    • Data extraction
    • Referencing data in the future
    • Potential SEO benefits
    • Potentially helping the hearing impaired
  • Cons
    • Why some of these could have a negative impact instead
  • Our Thoughts
    • Practicality
    • Personal Satisfaction

Better Podcasting Download: 3 Companies Become IAB Certified
Better Podback: 

  • Why Stephen isn’t using the Rodecaster Pro anymore
  • Recovering deleted data on an SD card
  • Portable video/hdmi capture cards
    • Why Stephen stopped using on in his video chain
  • Bad podcasting advice
  • Feedback on Better Podcasting #19 (yes #19)

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Better Podcasting #180 – Adjusting Your Show Length

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As your podcast evolves, you may find that you need to drastically adjust the length of your show. If you’re making this change suddenly, there are some things that you may consider as you work through the change; in this episode we discuss those things.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we say farewell to Podcon and share our opinion on the challenges that may have lead to its end.

Finally, Stephen shares some of his reasons for not fully recommending Pinecast as we run down some feedback from our Discord server. Plus Stephen shares a piece of NEW GEAR that he bought to try out.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/180/.

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, May 8, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Adjusting Podcast Show Length

  • Considerations
    • Release schedule
    • Reasons for changing
    • Recording predicaments
  •  Action to Take
    • Retaining your audience
    • Adding value to the change
    • Updating materials
    • Launch time-frame
    • Affects on your hosting options

Better Podcasting Download: Podcon Is Over
Better Podback: 

  • Stephen’s thoughts on Pinecast
  • Marketing Strategy by GonnaGeek
  • SP Travels Using 2 Microphones
  • Can you use RX on a Ghost Hunter Podcast?
  • Problem with Zoom H6 Recorder Stopping
  • SD Card Replacement Advice

Links Discussed

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