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 #151 – Podcast Specialty Episodes

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This show we talk about podcast specialty episodes. We’ll break down the dos, the don’ts and some general ideas for how you can do a specialty podcast episode.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about how there was a recent problem with the Apple Podcasts listings, as well as some recent changes with what is getting people kicked out of Apple Podcasts. Plus, we also say farewell to Google+.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, we ask Why Do You Podcast?

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, October 10, 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/151/

Main Topic: Creating a Podcast Specialty Episode
Better Podcasting Download: Farewell Google Plus and Apple Podcast Problems

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #150 – How To Start A New Podcast on Both Media Hosting & Self Hosting

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It’s another battle of podcast media hosting versus podcast self hosting in our 150th episode as we run down the workflow on how to start a podcast (from a technical perspective). SP talks about media hosting and Stephen talks about self-hosting. We break this down into four main sections:

– Ground Work
– Setting Up Your Podcast
– Posting
– Misc Information

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we review the new Spotify podcaster dashboard and what it means for people who are self-hosting their podcast and what you should do if you’re already a podcaster in Spotify.

Additionally in the Download, we talk about the new Skype 7 end of life.

During the Better Podback, we chat about a recent exchange with blubrry and their Podcast Directory of 600,000 shows (and how a lot of them are dead).

Finally, Stephen shares a personal story about how he’s STILL LEARNING 150 episodes later.

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, October 3, 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/150/

Main Topic: Setting Up A Podcast From A Technical Perspective (for both media hosting and self hosting)
Better Podcasting Download: Spotify Podcaster Dashboard/Portal. Skype 7 End of Life.

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #149 – Recording Quality Podcast Audio

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This week we tackle a recent listener question about achieving a quality audio recording on your podcast. We build off of previous episodes to help you make sure your podcast recording is clean. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we answer the question of “How much effort is podcasting really?”. Finally, we take listener feedback including some more comments about social media efforts.

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, September 21, 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/149/

Main Topic: Creating better sounding podcast audio
Better Podcasting Download: How much effort is podcasting really?

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #148 – Podcast Promo Spots

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This week we have fellow GonnaGeek Network Member (and professional podcaster/radio producer) Cody Gough to share his experience building a promo spot for your podcast. Cody brings a whole bunch of samples with him to help with the discussion.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we share our thoughts surrounding several articles that question if video is taking over the podcast space.

Finally, we’ll take listener feedback about where they focus their social media attention.

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, September 19, 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/148/

Main Topic: How to create a podcast promo
Better Podcasting Download: Is video killing podcasts?

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #147 – Selecting Headphones and In-Ear Monitors (IEMs)

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For those who like our technical episodes, you’re in luck! Due to listener request, this week we run down a whole bunch of things to pay attention to when shopping for Headphones or In-Ear Monitors (IEMs) and then share our knowledge and experience with some models about these.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about the debut of Periscope Audio and share our experience testing it this past week during the live recording of Official GonnaGeek.com Show.

In this week’s Better Podback we take listener feedback including answering the question from a listener about how Stephen multi-tracks his Skype participants locally.

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, September 12, 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/147/

Main Topic: Selecting Headphones and In-Ear Monitors
Better Podcasting Download: Periscope Audio

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #146 – 10 Years Of Podcasting

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This week we shake our roles a bit as Stargate Pioneer interviews Stephen about his 10 years of podcasting. We discuss the changes he’s seen, the highlights, lowlights and everything in between over his 10 years of podcasting. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss a recent discussion about what podcasts have podfaded including our thoughts on why these metrics may not want to be taken at face value. Finally, after this week’s Better Podback, we’ll say goodbye to a piece of loyal gear from the SP Podcast Studio.

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, September 5, 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/146/

Main Topic: SP Interviews Stephen About Podcasting For 10 Years
Better Podcasting Download: What percentage of shows are actually podfaded?

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #145 – Web Presence Basics

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This week we kick off the show with another listener submission HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST STORY.

In the featured segment we discuss what web presence basics you should have for a podcast starting out.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss how Apple may be cracking down on keyword spamming in podcast titles.

During the Better Podback we run down a couple YouTube comments we received, including one about SP’s pop filter.

Finally, we discuss WHY WE WON’T HAVE A SHOW NEXT WEEK, and why it matters to you.

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 Tuesday, August 21, 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/145/

Main Topic: Podcast Web Presence Basics
Better Podcasting Download: Apple cracking down on keyword stuffing

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #145 – Web Presence Basics

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This week we kick off the show with another listener submission HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST STORY. In the featured segment we discuss what web presence basics you should have for a podcast starting out. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss how Apple may be cracking down on keyword spamming in podcast titles.  During the Better Podback we run down a couple YouTube comments we received, including one about SP’s pop filter. Finally, we discuss WHY WE WON’T HAVE A SHOW NEXT WEEK, and why it matters to you.

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 Tuesday, August 21, 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/145/


Better Podcasting #144 – Podcast Organization

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This week in the show we chat about why organization with your podcast is important, and some ways that you can help keep yourself organized. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss the recent Apple Podcasts outage, and we also chat about a podcast that got many negative reviews. Finally, we take listener feedback in 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, August 15, 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/144/

Main Topic: Podcast Organization
Better Podcasting Download: Apple Podcasts Connect is Down & Analysis of a Show With 14 One Star Reviews

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #143 – Personal Health Affects Your Podcast

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We kick off this week’s episode with a How I Saved My Podcast story that is a follow up to last week’s episode about one listener who had to break up with their co-host.

In this week’s featured segment, we discuss PERSONAL HEALTH (and how it affects your podcast).

In the Better Podcasting Download we chat about an update with Simplecast and a shakeup with the podcast side of things in Audible.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including one piece of feedback on a KILLER podcast and a listener who responded about how they travel with their podcast equipment (this also leads to a story about Stephen’s podcast equipment travels last week).

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, August 8, 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/143/

Main Topic: How Personal Health Affects Your Podcast
Better Podcasting Download: Simplecast Is New and Shakeup at Audible

Links Discussed

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

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