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Better Podcasting #131 – Making Time For Other Activities

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Whether it’s with the family or independently, there are many benefits to making time for activities outside of podcasting. In this episode we discuss these benefits, as well as what makes for a good activity outside of podcasting.  Before we get to that though, we have a HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST story from a listener. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we discuss two recent Pinecast updates, a change with Audioboom and we celebrate that the podcast patent troll case if finally over. Finally, in the Better Podback we have one listener who gives his solution to fix the Zencaster drifting / sync issue. 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, May 16, 2018 – 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/131/

Main Topic: Why it’s ok to make time for activities outside of your podcast.
Better Podcasting Download: Pinecast statistics update, Pinecast import tool update and Podcast patent lawsuit is over, Audioboom financial updates.
Other Topics:

  • How I Saved My Podcast: Audio Editor Crashes
  • Feedback: Fixing Zencaster Audio Drift Issue

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Electro-Voice RE320

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Better Podcasting #130 – Your Topic’s Inspiration

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All of your podcast comes back to one central thing – THE TOPIC – but the question is, how do you help decide on the topic for your episode? This week we run down a variety of ways you inspire yourself for your topic each episode. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss a recent interview with 120 independent podcasters. Finally, we take listener feedback including one listener who doesn’t like Stephen’s microphone.

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, May 9, 2018 – 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/130/

Main Topic: How to determine a topic for your podcast episode
Better Podcasting Download: Interview with 120 Independent podcasters
Other Topics:

  • Feedback: Electro-Voice RE320 doesn’t sound good on Stephen

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Electro-Voice RE320

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Better Podcasting #129 – Podcast Decisions

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There are a lot of decisions that you need to make when podcasting, but do you need to do all of them right now? This episode Stephen and SP walk you through some ways to help you make decisions about your podcast by working through a few common ones.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, Stephen gives his review of SecondLine Theme’s Bolden WordPress theme.

Finally, we take your feedback about your podcasting world.

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, May 2, 2018 – 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/129/

Main Topic: Prioritizing Decisions For Your Podcast
Better Podcasting Download: SecondLine Theme’s Bolden WordPress Podcast Network Theme* Review
Other Topics:

  • Feedback: How I could have saved my podcast
  • Feedback: Building Shownotes During Editing

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Electro-Voice RE320

*Affiliate link for SecondLine Theme’s Bolden

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Better Podcasting #128 – Podcasting In Less Than Ideal Conditions

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In this week’s episode we discuss tips for podcasting in less than ideal conditions. Whether it’s recording, editing or publishing, if the situation isn’t ideal, we’ll talk about it. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we chat (and Stephen rants a bit) about the recent discussion surrounding the Google podcasting direction. Finally, after this week’s Better Podback, Stephen give his rundown/review of the Heil PR781.

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 www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at www.betterpodcasting.com. Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Friday, April 27, 2018 – streamed Live to 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/128/

Main Topic: How To Podcast In Poor Conditions / Less Than Ideal Conditions
Better Podcasting Download: Google’s Podcast Strategy / Google Search App Indexing
Other Topics:

  • Feedback: How to pronounce Hauppauge
  • Feedback: Can NDI be done over the internet?
  • Feedback: jpeg2RAW takes up needle point
  • Other: Stephen’s Heil PR781 Review

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Heil PR-781

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Better Podcasting #127 – When To Quit Your Podcast

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In this week’s episode we talk about the taboo topic of when it’s time to talk about your podcast. We’ll discuss signs that it might be time to quit your podcast, we’ll discuss why it’s important to recognize this and what you can do if it’s time to quit your podcast. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about the Skype for Creators and what it means to podcasters and video show producers. Finally, we’ll take your podcast related feedback in the Better Podback, including one listener’s voicemail to a FELLOW LISTENER – Johnny Pennington.

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 www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at www.betterpodcasting.com. Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at www.betterpodcasting.com/127/

Main Topic: Signs that it may be time to quit / stop your podcast
Better Podcasting Download: Skype for Creators, what it means for podcasters & what is NDI?
Other Topics:

  • Feedback: Johnny Pennington talks about his podcast endeavors
  • Feedback: A listener voicemail encouraging people to start podcasting

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Heil PR-781

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Better Podcasting #126 – Practice Makes Perfect

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BIn today’s episode we talk about how the phrase “Practice Makes Perfect” applies to your podcast. We’ll discuss why it’s important to practice, WHERE you can practice, and places you definitely shouldn’t practice.  In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we’ll help you get in touch with your inner Canadian as we talk about the Infinite Dial Canada Research conducted by Edison.  In Better Podback, we take listener/viewer feedback, including answering the question – “Who Is Johnny Pennington?” Finally, Stephen is ready to share the fix that he implement for the Zoom L-12 Clip/Click issue he has previously discussed. 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 www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at www.betterpodcasting.com. Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at www.betterpodcasting.com/126/

Main Topic: Ways that practicing for your podcast can help make it better.
Better Podcasting Download: The Infinite Dial Canada, by Edison Research and Triton Digital
Other Topics:

  • Feedback: Who is Johnny Pennington and does he have a podcast?
  • Feedback: Condenser vs Dynamic Microphone choises
  • Feedback: What cameras do we use for our podcasts / video shows?
  • Feedback: iHeartRadio Manual Podcast Submission
  • Update: Stephen reveals how he fixed his Zoom L-12 Clipping Issue

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Heil PR-781

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Better Podcasting #125 – Technical Components That Leave An Impression

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We’ve talked about technical components, and we’ve also talked about how you can leave an impression with your audience, well today we talk about technical components that leave an impression. We’ll run down a variety of technical details that you may not realize can send a message to your listener. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, SP educates himself on reddit by having people tell him why they chose to use a condenser. We’ll review and assess what everyone had to say. In this week’s Better Podback, one listener corrects us on an error we made in Episode 124.  Finally, Stephen reviews a message he received from Pinecast following last week’s review.

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at www.betterpodcasting.com. Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at www.betterpodcasting.com/125/

Main Topic: Technical components of your podcast that can leave an impression
Better Podcasting Download: SP asks about condenser microphones
Other Topics:

  • Feedback: Stephen was wrong about Windchimes
  • Update: Matt from Pinecast follows up about media links

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Heil PR-781

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Better Podcasting #124 – What Type of Host Are You?

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This week we ask the question – what type of podcast host are you? We’ll discuss different type of podcast hosting styles, why it’s important and what you can do to help develop untapped potential.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, Stephen gives his quick overview / first impressions of testing Pinecast and runs down the pros and cons that he experienced trying it out.

Finally, Stephen gives a BIT of an update (AND A DEMONSTRATION) about the Zoom L-12 clip/click issue that he encountered with his DBX286s.

PLUS – This episode, Stephen begins his quest to try and evaluate the Heil PR781 microphone.

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at www.betterpodcasting.com. Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 – streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live.

Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at www.betterpodcasting.com/124/

Main Topic: What Type of Hosting Style / Podcast Personality do you use?
Better Podcasting Download: Stephen’s Pinecast First Impressions
Other Topics:

  • Feedback: Saycaster Responds To Our Previous Episode’s Comment (link)
  • Update: Stephen may have an update on his Zoom L-12 clicking problem (38:33)

Links Discussed

SP’s Microphone: Electro-Voice RE320
Stephen’s Microphone
: Heil PR 781

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Better Podcasting #123 – Knowing Your Audience

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In this week’s episode Stephen and SP discuss how you can get to know your audience, why it’s important and what to do with this information when you do finally know.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we have a twofer as we talk about the Edison Research The Infinite Dial 2018 Survey Results and also a new podcast company called Saycaster.

Finally, in this week’s Better Podback we take your feedback including asking the question – who would you get to voice your intro in an ideal world?

If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at www.betterpodcasting.com. Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at www.betterpodcasting.com/123/

Main Topic: Why it’s important to know who your podcast audience is
Better Podcasting Download: Edison Research Infinite Dial 2018 Podcast Survey Results. Also: Saycaster podcast service.
Other Topics:

  • Feedback: Who would you want to be your ideal voice-over artist?
  • Feedback: Podcast Addict has had the Overcast Smart Resume feature for a long time
  • Feedback: Stephen’s new electronic mic flag is hypnotic
  • Poll: How well do you know your audience?

Links Discussed

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

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Better Podcasting #122 – Financial Tips

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In this week’s episode we go slightly off the beaten path as we talk about financial tips (and don’t worry – it ties in to your hobby podcasting). NOTE: Stephen and SP are not financial experts or professionals.  In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we talk about a couple of key changes to the Overcast app as they introduce Smart Resume. Finally, we take your feedback including the results of a poll on what Operating System you use for your podcast production. Before we get to any of that though, Stephen announces a BRAND NEW one of a kind piece of podcast gear. Thank you for checking out Better 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 www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/betterpod or email podcast@betterpodcasting.com. The full back catalog can be found at www.betterpodcasting.com. Happy Podcasting!

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek.com.

Main Topic: Financial Tips (from a couple of regular joes – ie. WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS)
Better Podcasting Download: Overcast app is getting playback modifications with ‘Smart Resume’
Other Topics:

  • Opening: Stephen debuts a new addition to his podcast gear.
  • Poll: Which Operating System Do Podcasters Use?
  • Feedback: Blue enCORE 100 Sale
  • Feedback: A look behind the scenes of Better Podcasting

Links Discussed

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

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