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 #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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Better Podcasting #142 – Podcasting from a Hotel Room

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In this week’s episode we share our first hand experiences podcasting from a hotel room and how we solved challenges that we encountered. We’ll discuss everything between the connection and cancellation.  In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we question an article that questions if Google has a podcast strategy. In this week’s Better Podback we answer the question of whether or not you need a co-host in order to podcast. Finally, we’ll explain (for the audio listeners) why we had the pro-wrestling style intro in last week’s episode AND we’ll give our first thoughts on Logitech acquiring Blue Microphones. 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

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 1, 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/142/

Main Topic: Podcasting From a Hotel Room
Better Podcasting Download: Does Google Have a Podcast Strategy?

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Audio-Technica AT2005

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Better Podcasting #141 – Contacting Tech Support (Corrected)

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As a podcaster there are times when things go well with your tech, but there are also times that everything goes really wrong. This week we discuss situations where you may need to ask for help, when you may want to wait to ask, and how you can make the support experience easier for yourself AND for the person helping you. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss a reddit post written by an avid listener on what they expect to hear when they listen to podcasts. Finally, we take listener feedback in the Better Podback segment.  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, July 25, 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/141/


Better Podcasting #140 – What Is Podcast Success?

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In this week’s episode we ask the question “What is Podcast Success?” No really, we actually asked it – and today we have a bunch of people answering what that question means to them.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about a recently released update to Skype, what it means to you as a podcaster, when you’ll be forced to switch to Skype 8, and we provide our first thoughts on Skype NDI.

Finally, we give updates on various podcast products/services that we spoke about on the show including Magix Movie Studio 15, Spreaker affecting Google Podcasts search results and how our podcast is not showing up on Google Play Music.

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, July 18, 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/140/

Main Topic: What is Podcast Success
Better Podcasting Download: Skype Changes
Other Topics:

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #139 – ID3 Tag Breakdown

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This week we get technical as we break down ID3 tags line by line, and discuss how they apply to podcasters. We also share the results of a few samples that we did on how various podcasts use ID3 tags.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we revisit SecondLine Themes’ Bolden WordPress theme after a recent experience Stephen had with them (hint: it was totally awesome).

In this week’s Better Podback we discuss what happened around your world of podcasting this week including those who participated in #DescribeYourPodcastPoorly.

Finally, we wrap up the show with some first hand experience on how we got screwed by Catbox (it involves Google Podcasts).

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, July 11, 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/139/

Main Topic: How to Use ID3 Tag with Podcasts
Better Podcasting DownloadSecondLine Theme’s Bolden WordPress Podcast Network Theme* Update
Other Topics:

Links Discussed

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

*Affiliate link for SecondLine Theme’s Bolden

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Better Podcasting #138 – Video Podcasts: Reloaded

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By listener request, we’re talking about video podcasts again. A lot has changed since we last spoke (episode 14, 15, 16, 17) which is why this week we’re giving an overview of the information we think is most relevant to podcasters wanting to start doing video.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss a Google Podcasts issue Stephen encountered, a weird RSS thing that happened with Castbox and how Anchor changed their terms of service.

Finally, in this week’s Better podback, we talk about the theory of a “Netflix of podcasting”.

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We’re a podcast that provides podcasting advice focused toward hobby podcasters. We focus on the ways that you can help make your podcast better while also keeping you informed about the latest podcast news and updates.

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 Sunday, July 1, 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/138/

Main Topic: Video Podcast Services/Methods
Better Podcasting Download: Google Podcasts issues, Castbox scraping RSS feeds, Anchor chaning their terms of service.
Other Topics:

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Heil PR-40

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Better Podcasting #137 – Podcast Players… And What They Mean to Podcasters

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In this week’s episode we talk about Podcast Players, why it’s important you keep your finger on the pulse with them, and what they mean for you as a podcaster. Better Podcasting correspondent Emily Prokop even provides some first hand insight into Google Podcasts.

Before we get to that though, we have a submission for HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, Stephen provides his review of Magix Movie Studio 15.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback, it was an eventful week in #podcasting, and we even received a couple tweets in regard to some Better Podcasting sponsored merchandise.

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We’re a podcast that provides podcasting advice focused toward hobby podcasters. We focus on the ways that you can help make your podcast better while also keeping you informed about the latest podcast news and updates.

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, June 27, 2018 – usually streamed Live to http://www.Geeks.Live

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/137/

Main Topic: Podcast Players
Better Podcasting Download: Magix Movie Studio 15* Review
Other Topics:

  • How I Saved My Podcast: Forgot to hit record in Xsplit

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Heil PR-40

*Affiliate link for Magix Movie Studio

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