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 #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

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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

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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

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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

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Better Podcasting #179 – The Little (But Easily Forgotten About) Things of Podcasting

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There are a lot of different component involved with the podcasting process, and when you break down those component, there are a ton of little things that become a part of your regular routine. While these things may be time consuming, after awhile they can easily be forgotten about. This week we’ve picked some of these items to discuss, some ways they’ve affected us week to week, and some tips we have to help you.

Key categories for this segment include:

– Prep/planning
– Recording
– Editing
– Misc Considerations

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss a recent update with Overcast and Stephen gives his first thoughts with the Rodecaster Pro multitrack to SD recording.

Finally, we reveal what microphones Stargate Pioneer used in which segments last week.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/179/. 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 1, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: The little (but routine) things of podcasting
Better Podcasting Download: Rode adds multitrack SD recording support, Overcast gets an update.

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Better Podcasting #178 – Our Criteria For Choosing A Podcast Media Host

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For those of you who have talked to Stargate Pioneer about choosing a media host, you know that he’s got a pretty tight list about his recommended criteria for this. Today we’re going to run down this criteria and expand on the reasoning behind these suggestions – plus a few more.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about Luminary (Note this was recorded on Wednesday, April 24, 2019).

Finally, we take listener feedback.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/178/. 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, April 24, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Our criteria for choosing a podcast media host
Better Podcasting Download: Luminary launch

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Better Podcasting #177 – Making Your Podcast Stand Out In A Crowded Niche

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There are a lot of podcasts in the world, and that means that your podcast may have a lot of competition. So, in a situation like this, how do you stand out in the crowd? In this episode we’ll talk about a bunch of best practices to make your show unique, and some things to avoid as well. However, before we get there, we have to say farewell to co-host of Stargate Pioneer.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss Apple redesign the Apple Podcasts websites.

Finally, we take listener feedback – including some chatter in our Discord server about some plugin deals.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/177/. 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, April 17, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Interview with Dan Hughley from Focusrite
Better Podcasting Download: Google deindexing websites

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Better Podcasting #176 – Focusrite’s Future in Podcasting: Dan Hughley Interview

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This week we’re pleased to offer another interview, this time with Dan Hughley of Focusrite. We’ll discuss Focusrite’s podcast consideration, endeavors and some hardware available for podcasters. We also chat about Dan’s history and how he got to where he is today.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we chat about some recent de-indexing that happened with Google and how it affects you as a podcaster. In this week’s Better Podback we take listener/viewer feedback, including a question about the Zoom L-12.

Plus, Stephen kicks it all off with his own HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST story – this one involving SMART HOME tech.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/176/. 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, April 10, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live (interview pre-recorded on Tuesday, April 2, 2019). Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Interview with Dan Hughley from Focusrite
Better Podcasting Download: Google deindexing websites

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