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GonnaGeek.com Show #302 – Gonna Have Trypophobia

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In this week’s episode we discuss Apple TV+ Price being announced (and iPhone 11 news), Hayley Atwell joining Mission Impossible, Discord ending games, and LastPass having an exploit. We’ll also talk about some Canadian retails getting in trouble for selling Android boxes. Plus, Stephen and Chris share their first thoughts on Android 10.

This Week’s Hosts: Stephen Jondrew and Chris Ferrell. This episode was recorded on Monday, September 16, 2019 streamed LIVE at www.Geeks.Live. Full show information (including links related to points discussed) can be found at http://www.geeks.link/302/. Come join us on our Discord server at http://www.gonnageek.com/discord/

The GonnaGeek.com Show is produced and edited by Stephen Jondrew (http://www.stephenjondrew.ca) of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Better Podcasting #198 – What Turns Us Away From A Podcast?

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From time to time we find ourselves in conversations with people talking about things that they don’t like within podcasts – today we want to talk about some things that turn us off of a podcast immediately. After we go through some of these, we’ll also talk about some things that we’ve heard others say turn them off – but doesn’t actually turn us away. As we go through we’ll explain some of the reasons why these items bug us, and some suggestions we have.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we talk about some data on podcasting on smart devices.

Finally, we take listener feedback in the Better Podback.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/198/.

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, September 11, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Things That Put Us Off Of Podcasts

  • Stephen’s List of items that turn him away from a podcast
  • SP’s List of items that turn him away from a podcast
  • Stephen’s list of items that may turn them off, but not him.
  • SP’s list of items that may turn them off, but not him.

Better Podcasting Download: Smart Speaker Podcast Consumption

Better Podback: 

  • People defy Apple’s rules
  • Maintaining WAV files

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Better Podcasting #197 – Building A Podcast Community in 2019

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Back in May 2015 (in Episode 81), we tackled the idea of building a community around your podcast. However, since recording that, a lot has changed with both community structures, our experiences and community platform availability – that means it was time to revisit this topic. In this episode we’ll talk about the considerations for building a podcast community, some best practices if you’re going to, and our personal suggestion of platforms to try to build a podcast community in.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we revisit last week’s discussion on Libsyn’s IAB certified statistics to share the further details that SP mentioned last week on the show, and some new information received after Libsyn’s Rob Walch reached out to us.

Find full episode information including links referenced in
this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/197/.

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

Main Topic: Creating A Podcast Community

  • Deciding if you want to build a podcast community
  • Benefits to building a podcast community
  • Difficulties with building a podcast community
  • Choosing a platform for a podcast community
  • Open/closed podcast communities
  • Shaping the tone of the podcast community
  • Podcast community moderation
  • Our recommended platforms for podcast communities
  • Making your community center around your podcast community

Better Podcasting Download: Follow-up about Libsyn’s IAB certified podcast measurements

Better Podback: 

  • New Podcasters
  • iZotope RX vs Other Suites

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Better Podcasting #196 – Learning From Events Without Attending Them

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Whether related to podcasting or the niche that you podcast about, as a hobby podcaster there are probably events that you wish that you could go to, but might not be able to. In this episode we discuss how you can identify events that you think have a take-away for you and how you can pull information from them remotely. We’ll also talk about some of the things that you miss out on by not attending in person.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, SP shares some metrics from the podcasts that he has hosted on Libsyn, and how they were impacted by the new IAB certified stats.

Finally, in the Better Podback we talk about a recent firmware update to the Rodecaster Pro.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/196/.

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, August 28, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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GonnaGeek.com Show #299 – Gonna Tell Cody That This Is Episode 300

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On this week’s episode, Curiosity Daily‘s Cody Gough (who is also a GonnaGeek Network Member) joins us to talk about there being a new He-Man spinoff coming to Netflix, Ikea ramping up their smart home division and how there’s a bunch of Nintendo Switch news. We’ll also discuss how Chris made Stephen VERY happy with some news of Disney+ coming to Canada much sooner than anticipated.

Plus Stephen surprises Cody and Chris with a special segment.

This Week’s Hosts: Stephen Jondrew, Chris Ferrell and Cody Gough. This episode was recorded on Monday, August 19, 2019 streamed LIVE at www.Geeks.Live. Full show information (including links related to points discussed) can be found at http://www.geeks.link/299/. Come join us on our Discord server at http://www.gonnageek.com/discord/

The GonnaGeek.com Show is produced and edited by Stephen Jondrew (http://www.stephenjondrew.ca) of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Stephen’s Microphone: Rode Procaster
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Better Podcasting #194 – Organizing Your Podcast’s Plan For Improvement / Magix Vegas Movie Studio 16 Review

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As we slide in to the back half of the year, it’s a great time to reflect on any goals and plans that that you have for improving your podcast. This week in our featured segment we discuss ways that you can capture, organize and execute your plan. Before we get to that though, we have a How I Saved My Podcast story from an anonymous listener about some challenges with their podcast network.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we review Magix Vegas Movie Studio 16 Suite (disclaimer – we were provided copies of the software for review purposes).

Finally, in the Better Podback including some love for our previous week’s guests.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/194/.

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 Friday,  August 16, 2019 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Organizing A Podcast Plan for Improvement

  • Creating the start point for your plan of attack
  • Considerations for improvement ideas
  • Pairing down your list
  • Strategy for selecting items to start on
  • Example ideas on what you may want to improve

Better Podcasting Download: Magix Vegas Movie Studio 16 Suite Review

  • 24:30 – Movie Studio Review Begins (Overview of Review)
  • 27:00 – Major changes between Version 15 and 16
  • 29:00 – Why we recommend only purchasing the Platinum or Suite versions
  • 29:15 – Minor noteworthy changes
  • 35:00 – SP’s list of challenges encountered
  • 42:30 – Stephen’s list of challenges encountered
  • 48:40 – SP’s overall product summary
  • 49:30 – Stephen’s overall product summary

Better Podback: 

  • Submitting to Pandora
  • Feedback on previous week’s guest

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GonnaGeek.com Show #298 – Gonna Review YouTube TV

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This week we discuss there being Malware baked in to some versions of Android (kind of), there being a patent for a mobile Xbox controller, Lion King being a big box office draw, and Google settling a Pixel lawsuit.

We’ll also discuss an impractical Face ID hack and Chrome getting a “send to device” feature.

Finally, in Chris Taps That App, he reviews his experience with YouTube TV.

This Week’s Hosts: Stephen Jondrew and Chris Ferrell. This episode was recorded on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 streamed LIVE at www.Geeks.Live. Full show information (including links related to points discussed) can be found at http://www.geeks.link/298/. Come join us on our Discord server at http://www.gonnageek.com/discord/

The GonnaGeek.com Show is produced and edited by Stephen Jondrew (http://www.stephenjondrew.ca) of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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Better Podcasting #193 – Audio Drama Podcasts: Interview with Sarah Werner

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This week Stephen and SP sit down to interview Sarah Rhea Werner about her history with creating Audio Drama podcasts. Sarah discusses her experience getting in to audio dramas, some of the challenges that have faced her over the years, and some general advice for creating Audio Dramas.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss Deezer taking submissions for podcasts, and some of the technical specifications they’ve outlined.

Finally, Stephen crawls out from under the bus to give Damian the podlove he deserves.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/193/.

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,  August 7, 2019 (Interview on Tuesday, August 6, 2019)  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Interview with Sarah Werner about Audio Drama Podcasts

  • What is an Audio Drama
  • Difference between Audio Drama podcasts and other podcasts
  • Audio Drama planning
  • Writing a script
  • Audio Drama Creation Toolkit
  • Challenges with creating an audio drama podcast

Better Podcasting Download: Deezer Podcast Submissions

Better Podback: 

  • Damian the DM

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GonnaGeek.com Show #297 – Gonna Crisis Crossover

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Michelle Ealey is our featured guest AGAIN this week. On this show we discuss Windows getting a cloud restore feature, HBO Max details emerging and also a whole bunch of casting news for the CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event. Plus we get excited about the DS9 Documentary having a release date.

Finally, there’s a special PICARD themed edition of Geek Wars.

This Week’s Hosts: Stephen Jondrew, Chris Ferrell and Michelle Ealey. This episode was recorded on Monday, August 5, 2019 streamed LIVE at www.Geeks.Live. Full show information (including links related to points discussed) can be found at http://www.geeks.link/297/. Come join us on our Discord server at http://www.gonnageek.com/discord/

The GonnaGeek.com Show is produced and edited by Stephen Jondrew (http://www.stephenjondrew.ca) of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

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


Better Podcasting #192 – Maintaining a Hobby Podcast for 12+ Years

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Stephen is away on vacation this week and so we have special guest Jen Rhodes (from Anomaly Podcast) here to talk about her experiences with running a hobby podcast for 12+ years.

Jen if half of the duo behind the sci-fi/fantasy podcast Anomaly Podcast which was created in 2007. Over the run of the show, Jen and her co-host Angela have undergone a variety of changes both to do with their hobby podcast and in their personal lives.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about an article called “The Three E’s Of Podcasting” and discuss whether or not we think it’s applicable to podcasting.

Finally, we take listener feedback in our Better Podback we discuss chapter markers.

Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at http://www.betterpodcasting.com/192/.

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, July 31, 2019  – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live. This week’s Audio/Video Production by Stargate Pioneer. This week’s Audio/Video Editing by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

Main Topic: Experiences Running A Hobby Podcast for 12+ Years

  • Starting a podcast without podcast advice shows that exist now
  • Being (politely) kicked off a podcast network
  • Working through a hobby podcast with personal health issues
  • Maintaining a podcast while becoming moms
  • Podcasting with your kids
  • Loaning your show to other co-hosts
  • Standing out from other podcasts who later start using the same name as you
  • Co-host struggles
  • Evolution in the podcasting space since 2007
  • Consistency isn’t always the top consideration
  • Regrets with not balancing personal life properly
  • Difficulties podcasting while pregnant
  • Handling challenges trying to podcast while having kids around

Better Podcasting Download: The Three E’s Of Podcasting

Better Podback: 

  • How Long Does It Take To Edit an Episode?
  • Editing Using Time Code Notes
  • Stephen is Live Streaming Edit

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