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 #169 – Non-Weekly Podcasting

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Although there are many podcasts which release on a weekly basis, there are many podcasts that use a non-weekly release format. In this episode we’ll discuss some release schedules, benefits to these, and some best practices if you’re going to go non-weekly. We’ll also cover seasonal podcasting.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, Stephen shares the reason why he hasn’t continued on with his Rodecaster Pro review videos – including sharing a couple sample audio clips. If you’re considering buying the Rodecaster Pro, you may want to hear this before making your decision.

Finally, we take feedback about your week in podcasting. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/169/

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, February 20, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Non- Weekly Podcasting (Bi-Weekly Podcasting, Monthly Podcasting, Bi-Monthly Podcasting, Seasonal Podcasting)
Better Podcasting Download: Rodecaster Pro Audio Quality Concerns (Wav File)

Links Discussed


Better Podcasting #168 – YouTube Podcast Projects

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Ever considered doing some YouTube projects associated with your podcast? This episode we discuss ways you can use YouTube to help your podcast, best practices if you’re going to, and share some cautionary tales from our experiences.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we chat about Apple Podcast Connect changing their terms of service, and we theorize why this is.

Finally, we take your feedback including someone’s HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST story.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/168/

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, February 13, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: YouTube Podcast Projects
Better Podcasting Download: Apple Podcasts Terms of Service Change to Exclude Third Party Services

Links Discussed


Better Podcasting #167 – Assessing and Implementing Changes

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This week in the show, we discuss how to consider making a change to your show, some things to pay attention to, and ways that you can implement changes to your show.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss Spotify buying Gimlet and Anchor and our theories on what this could mean for the future of podcasters which use Anchor, including relating it to the music industry.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/167/

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

Main Topic: Assessing Podcast Changes
Better Podcasting Download: Spotify Acquisitions


Better Podcasting #166 – USB Microphones

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Lately we’ve seen a lot of discussion surrounding using USB microphones, and often we’ve seen people ask about how to record multiple people at the same time. In this episode we’ll be discussion challenges facing trying to use multiple USB microphones, tips if you’re going to try it, and some other advice surrounding USB microphone use.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we give an update on the Rodecaster Pro, and also reflect on someone else’s podcast life self-reflection. Finally, we give a glimpse in to our Discord server including one amazing deal Stephen managed to score.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/166/

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

Main Topic: USB Microphone Use
Better Podcasting Download: Rodecaster Pro Firmware Will Have Multi-Track / Self-Reflecting

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #165 – Real Time Audience Engagement

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This week in the show we talk about real time audience engagement. Whether it’s while you’re recording, or in between your episodes, there are various ways to interact with your audience AND a variety of benefits that come with doing so. BUT before we get our featured segment, Stephen has one heck of a “How I Saved My Podcast” Story to share.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss a Rodecaster firmware update AND iHeart Radio’s Podcast Awards.

Finally, we take your feedback in our Better Podback.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/165/

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

Main Topic: Ways to engage real-time with your audience.
Better Podcasting Download: iHeart Radio Podcast Awards & Rodecaster Firmware Update

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #164 – Protecting Your Podcast Setup

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Whether you’ve just started, or you’ve been going awhile, you have a podcast setup of some form. In this episode we’ll discuss various ways to protect your #podcasting setup.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we give our take on a recent discussion on podcasting’s alleged biggest problem.

Finally, Stephen kicks off our Better Podback with a rant about inefficient podcast communities.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/164/

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

Main Topic: How to protect your podcast setup.
Better Podcasting Download: Podcasting’s biggest problem
Better Podback: Stephen rants about inefficient podcast communities

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #163 – One Goal for 2019

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In our 2019 debut episode, we turn the show over to you as we review listener submission answers to our question “What is one goal you set yourself after listening back to a recent episode of your show?”

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss how far podcasting has come for independent podcasters as we talk about a podcast convention we can get behind.

Finally, in the Better Podback, we recap listener feedback from the past couple weeks.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/163/

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

Main Topic: Listener feedback for the one podcast goal challenge.
Better Podcasting Download: A podcast convention with the independent Podcaster in mind.
Better Podback: Round up over the last couple weeks

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #162 Our Gear 2018 SP Edition

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In our final episode of 2018, we conclude up our 2-episode annual tradition of talking about our personal podcast studio gear upgrades from the past year – this time it’s the SP edition. From new microphone purchases, twitter audio tests, computer upgrades and a whole bunch in between, SP talks about his hits and misses in 2018.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we get touchy feely as we read a heart-warming reddit post.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including a series of responses about your goals for your 2019 podcast-related purchases.

A friendly reminder that we won’t have an episode released next week.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/162/

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, December 19, 2018 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: SP talks about his gear purchases over 2018
Better Podcasting Download: Heart-warming reddit post
Better Podback: 2019 Purchase Goals

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #161 Our Gear 2018 Stephen Edition

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This week we kick off our 2-episode annual tradition of talking about our personal podcast studio gear upgrades from the past year – this time it’s this Stephen edition. From audio chain maintenance, hardware replacements, special gifts, process improvements to software enhancements Stephen talks his hits and misses in 2018.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss how extensive the Pandora application form is and whether Pandora’s goals are aligned with your intent as a hobby podcaster.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including a series of responses about everyone’s most valued and most disappointing podcast gear purchases.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/161/

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, December 19, 2018 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

The above shownotes this week by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly American. The below were by Stephen Jondrew, created with poutine in hand.

Main Topic: Stephen talks about his gear purchases over 2018
Better Podcasting Download: Pandora Podcast Submission Form
Better Podback: Best and Worst Gear Purchases

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #160 – The Truth About Owning Your RSS Feed

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This week we bust through the myths as we discuss what it means to “own your RSS feed”. We’ll run through common myths about “owning your RSS feed”, we’ll talk about why it matters, why it doesn’t matter, and we’ll run down some ways to maximize whatever method you choose to use for your podcast RSS feed location. Fun fact – did you know that this is DIFFERENT than self hosting vs media hosting? Yep, it’s true, so don’t think that this is another one of THOSE episodes.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a recent email from Apple, and why it’s good if you’ve got the fear of rejection.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including a series of responses about everyone’s top podcast episodes.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/160/

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, December 11, 2018 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: What is owning your podcast RSS feed? Why does it matter?
Better Podcasting Download: Apple provides more information on rejected podcasts.

Links Discussed

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

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