Better Podcasting

Hosted ByStephen Jondrew & Stargate Pioneer

Better Podcasting is a show hosted by two proud hobby podcasters. Each episode is dedicated to sharing some tips, tools and recommendations to help hobby podcasters succeed at their craft.

This is the original Better Podcasting podcast that you’ve known for years – the main feed if you will. While the show originally ran from 2015 to 2019 in a weekly format, in 2020 we changed to a bi-weekly schedule so that we could help free up some time to create other resources for hobby podcasters. Of course, you may see the occasionally bonus episode during our “off weeks”.


All Episodes

Better Podcasting – Episode 058 – Editing Part 2: Free Samples

We know that last week SP teased you talking about free food samples, so we had to deliver this week! This show we share some actual samples of different styles of audio processing you may want to consider within post-production – including some that are “don’t do this”. We’ll discuss noise reduction, audio gating, equalization, rough cuts vs soft cuts and even some deverb. In the Better Podcasting Download we’ll tell you why there’s more writing on the wall about the future of SoundCloud. 

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Sunday, December 11, 2016 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

Better Podcasting – Episode 057 – Editing Part 1: Styles of Editing

We kick off our two part arc on Editing and this episode we’re discussing a few methods you may use for your show. We’ll provide some pros, cons and best practices to help you maximize these techniques. In the Better Podcasting Download we’ll tell you why your Christmas break my be a bust for launching your podcast entirely. Finally, we’ll take listener feedback about hitting up the podcast circuit this year, an update from an iTunes listener AND an update about SP’s switches.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Friday, December 2, 2016 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

Better Podcasting – Episode 056 – Planning 2017: Part 3

In the final installment of our planning 2017 arc, Stephen and SP discuss Podcast Infrastructure & Promotion Planning for the year. The crew have some considerations for you if you’re looking at how to promote your show in 2017 including appearances, website changes, patreon and a few others.

Since this episode was recorded on Black Friday, it would make sense for our Better Podcasting Download to be all about sale shopping this holiday season.

Finally during Better Podback we take a question about whether or not to be excited about being syndicated on another site.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Friday, November 25, 2016 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

Better Podcasting – Episode 055 – Planning 2017: Part 2

In part two of three of our arc on 2017 planning and this week we’re talking software and structure. If you’re looking to make some changes to your podcast software or even your entire show structure, we’ll talk about some considerations you have.

During this week’s Better Podcasting Download Stephen finally wraps up his Shure SM7B vs Audio-Technica BP40 test. Take a listen and judge for yourself!

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback we’ll take some feedback from a couple listeners who were intrigued by our Podcast Chair discussion.

 

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Friday, November 18, 2016 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

Better Podcasting – Episode 055 Preview – Shure SM7B vs Audio-Technica BP40

In this Episode 55 Preview, we’ll share the start of our...

Better Podcasting – Episode 054 – Planning 2017: Part 1

This episode we’ll kick off with two personal stories about how last week we took our own advice as hobby podcasters when personal struggles occurred in our lives this week.

In our main topic this week we’ll kick off our three part arc on Planning 2017 considerations you may have. This episode we’ll discuss Hardware & Services. During our Better Podcasting Download we discuss how scientists are riding the podcast wave. Finally, in Better Podback we’ll take a listener question about iTunes and RSS artwork issues.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

Better Podcasting – Episode 053 – Working Your Website

During this episode Stephen and SP discuss some areas of consideration if you want to make a companion website for your podcast. Stephen and SP have some experience working side websites and they want to share it with you. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, Stargate Pioneer tells you about a recent experience with Facebook and why he really has little choice but to no longer be on it. Finally, in this week’s Better Podback Stephen shares a secret he’s had over the last few weeks.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Friday, November 4th, 2016 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com

Better Podcasting – Episode 052 – Breaking the Backlog: Catching Up

In our conclusion of the “Breaking the Backlog” arc, Stephen and SP discuss different ways to help you get caught up and move forward after getting behind in your podcast releases. Before we get there though, we’ll debut our latest contest and we’ll also take some listen feedback in How I Saved My Podcast, this week coming from THE Dave Jackson. 

During this week’s Better Podcasting Download we run down some information comparing the Audio-Technica AT2005 and the Audio-Technica ATR2100 — including some information from Audio-Technica that MIGHT BE CONFUSING. Finally, we get some listener feedback in this week’s Better Podback.

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Sunday, October 30th, 2016 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com.

Better Podcasting – Episode 051 – Breaking the Backlog: Starting Your Show

There’s a recent trend with some new podcasters – creating a backlog of podcasts (batching the podcast) before launching. This is an area that was very intriguing to both Stephen and SP when they first heard about it and this episode they’ll discuss some pros, cons and best practices if your’e going to follow this concept. 

In the Better Podcasting Download this week, Stephen and SP share some recent problems that have plagued podcasters AND some issues with them specifically (such as the recent DDoS attack and Skype Video problems).

Do you have something to say about the art of hobby podcasting? Do you want to chime in on an episode of Better Podcasting? You can always ping us on Better Podcasting on the internet at the following places:

@BetterPod

http://facebook.com/betterpodcasting

http://betterpodcasting.com

Not familiar with Better Podcasting? We talk about podcast tips, tools and best practices to help you succeed with your podcast! Just like you we podcast purely out of the love and the fun of it. Podcasting is our hobby and we love that it is yours too! We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at betterpodcasting.com.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer thank you for listening, downloading and subscribing to Better Podcasting. We hope you come back for more Better Podcasting!

Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Saturday October 20th, 2016 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com.