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Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer host a weekly podcast dedicated for the Hobby Podcaster with tips and tricks on how to get started, sound great, have fun and not break the bank. Each week they talk about a podcasting topic in depth within an arc (like how to start a podcast, podcast gear for the hobby podcaster, and tips on different types of presenting-announcing-hosting) and then run down a current news item of importance to podcasting. They also run down any feedback and offer advice on how to make your hobby podcasting time better, easier and more fun. You can check them out at www.betterpodcasting.com and betterpodcastinggear.com for more information.

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer host a weekly podcast dedicated for the Hobby Podcaster with tips and tricks on how to get started, sound great, have fun and not break the bank. Each week they talk about a podcasting topic in depth within an arc (like how to start a podcast, podcast gear for the hobby podcaster, and tips on different types of presenting-announcing-hosting) and then run down a current news item of importance to podcasting. They also run down any feedback and offer advice on how to make your hobby podcasting time better, easier and more fun. You can check them out at www.betterpodcasting.com and betterpodcastinggear.com for more information.

Location:

Colorado Springs, CO

Description:

Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer host a weekly podcast dedicated for the Hobby Podcaster with tips and tricks on how to get started, sound great, have fun and not break the bank. Each week they talk about a podcasting topic in depth within an arc (like how to start a podcast, podcast gear for the hobby podcaster, and tips on different types of presenting-announcing-hosting) and then run down a current news item of importance to podcasting. They also run down any feedback and offer advice on how to make your hobby podcasting time better, easier and more fun. You can check them out at www.betterpodcasting.com and betterpodcastinggear.com for more information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Better Podcasting #243 - How Much Time Does It Take To Start My First Podcast?

1/11/2021
In this episode we break down the potential time commitment to start your first podcast. We'll break down the different areas, and how long we think that they might take during the start-up process. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss the current state of independent podcasting. Finally, in our Better Podback we take listener feedback, including one listener who changed their whole setup because of the Zoom P4. Find full episode information including links referenced in...

Duration:01:04:41

Better Podcasting #242 - Our Gear 2020: SP Edition

1/3/2021
We end our two-part gear arc with SP running down his gear purchases of 2020. This year Stephen breaks it down to "Mobile Podcasting", "Home Networking", "Podcast Audio Replacements/Trials" and "Video". In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss Audiate. Finally, in our Better Podback we take listener feedback questions about our gear. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/242. If you want to follow us...

Duration:01:01:07

Better Podcasting #241 - Our Gear 2020: Stephen Edition

12/28/2020
We kick off our two-part gear arc with Stephen running down his gear purchases of 2020. This year Stephen breaks it down to "True Podcast Purchases", "Maintenance", "Partially Podcast, Partially Elsewise" and "Honorable Mentions". In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss American's Next Top Podcaster. Finally, in our Better Podback we take listener feedback questions about our gear. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at...

Duration:01:04:43

Better Podcasting #240 - Knowing When Something Doesn't Fit Your Podcast Anymore

12/13/2020
Sometime if you have recurring elements of your podcast, you get to the point that something doesn't work anymore. In this episode we discuss, some indications it may be time to retire a portion of your podcast, how to handle the removal, and some ways you can do this smoothly with your audience. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss a recent article about audio drama funding, and why we think it's relevant to hobby podcasters. Finally, in our Better Podback we take listener...

Duration:00:59:03

Better Podcasting #239 - Making Podcasting More Enjoyable

11/30/2020
This week we talk about ways that you can help making your podcasting experience more enjoyable. We'll discuss some of our experiences that we've had making the podcasting experience more fun. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss a change with YouTube's ad service. Finally, in our Better Podback we'll run down listener feedback Acast, Behringer creating a new product and a possible new service from Backpack Studio. Find full episode information including links referenced...

Duration:01:04:51

Better Podcasting #238 - Software vs Hardware vs Online Recorders

11/15/2020
This week we talk about a variety of different ways to record your podcast including Software, Hardware, Mobile and Online Recorders. We'll discuss some of the benefits to each, some of the cons, and how you might determine which is best for your circumstances. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss what the recent IAB certification of Anchor means for a hobby podcaster. Finally, in our Better Podback we'll answer a listener question about Anchor. Find full episode...

Duration:01:07:09

Better Podcasting #237 - Preparing For The 2020 Year End / Holiday Season

11/1/2020
This week we talk about how your end of the year plans may look different, and how that might impact your podcasting. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, SP runs down a bunch of news points from the last couple weeks. In the Better Podback, we have someone who doesn't like a popular podcast production software. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/236. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on...

Duration:01:01:08

Better Podcasting #236 - Continuing Education

10/19/2020
This week we talk about different ways to continue your education in relation to your podcasting endeavors - while sticking to a hobby podcaster budget. We'll talk about a variety of ways that you can help yourself continue to grow as a podcaster, while still having fun. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about how there's a new IAB certified podcast host. In the Better Podback, we have a follow-up from a listener that sent us a How I Saved My Podcast story. Find full...

Duration:00:59:45

Better Podcasting #235 - Buying A Domain Name For Your Podcast / SP's First Thoughts On Zoom H8

10/4/2020
This week we talk about buying a domain name (also known as a URL, website address, etc). We'll discuss what a domain is, why it's a bit difficult these days to buy a domain, issues that you may encounter, and some of the recommendations we have for balancing your budget when buying a domain name. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, SP provides his first thoughts after trying the Zoom H8 - and whether he loves it or has buyer's remorse. In the Better Podback Stephen answers a...

Duration:01:02:59

Better Podcasting #234 - Podcast Takeovers

9/20/2020
This week we talk about participating in "podcast takeovers". We'll discuss what a podcast takeover is, some recommendations we have if you're going to participate in a takeover, and some recommendations for if you're going to have someone take over your podcast. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss international equipment releases, and the impact in can have on the joy of podcasters. In the Better Podback we take a question about hooking up an iPad to podcast...

Duration:00:47:38

Better Podcasting #233 - Measuring Your Growth

9/7/2020
This week in the show we discuss ways to measure your podcast growth. We'll cover the technical side of this and the non-technical methods as well - and what we think is the happy middle for hobby podcasters. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about IAB Stats removing Apple Watch stats, and why we think it's an important move. In the Better Podback we take a question about hooking up an iPad to podcast equipment. Find full episode information including links referenced in...

Duration:01:07:16

Better Podcasting #232 - Spin-Off Podcasts

8/23/2020
This week in the show we discuss the concept of creating a spin-off. We'll discuss reasons why you may consider doing a spin-off podcast, different types of spin-off podcasts, and how to determine what type of spin-off podcast you may consider. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we'll give our first thoughts on OBS.Ninja. Finally, in this week's podback we take feedback about listening to podcasts at faster speeds. Find full episode information including links referenced in this...

Duration:01:06:07

Better Podcasting #231 - Multi-Functional Podcasting Space

8/9/2020
Hobby podcasters often have multiple uses for their podcasting space, and this can offer additional challenges when trying to podcast. We'll discuss some of the different types of configurations podcasters have, as well as some challenges and benefits to these. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we'll discuss Amazon Music / Audible's terms of service for podcasters. Finally, in this week's podback we take feedback about two statements that Stephen made about editing. Find full...

Duration:01:03:08

Better Podcasting #230 - Unreleased Content

7/26/2020
This week we discuss unreleased podcast content - reasons you may have it, as well as what you can do with this. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we ponder if the RSS feed is on its way out? Finally, we take listener feedback including asking listeners when they edit their podcast. PLUS, Stephen kicks it all off with a HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST story about last week's Better Podcasting Live Chat. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at...

Duration:01:04:42

Better Podcasting #229 - Publishing Delays

7/12/2020
Sometimes there are things that come up that delay you from publishing your podcast on the timeline you had set. This week we discuss a variety of challenges that can cause publishing delays, and some of the ways that we've been able to help minimize the impact of these delays. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about Scripps exploring the sale of Stitcher. Finally, we take listener feedback, including asking listeners when the last time was that they listened to an old...

Duration:00:59:33

Better Podcasting #228 - Adding Gimmicks To Your Podcast

6/29/2020
This week in the show we talk about adding gimmicks to your show, how you can use them, and In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about the latest Apple announcements out of WWDC and what is relevant to podcaster. We also say farewell to Mixer. Finally, we take listener feedback, including a couple in relation to the Better Podcasting: Live episodes. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/228. If you want...

Duration:00:47:37

Better Podcasting #227 - What You Can Accomplish As An Average Hobby Podcaster

6/15/2020
This week in the show we talk about all the things that you can accomplish as a hobby podcaster with an "average amount of downloads" - there's a lot. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about how IMDB could possibly be getting in to podcasting, as well, Mixcloud is getting in to streaming. Finally, we take listener feedback and we have a correction to make based on an email exchange recently with Shannon from Podbean. Find full episode information including links referenced...

Duration:00:57:16

Better Podcasting #226 - Treating Old Episodes

5/31/2020
This week in the show we discuss treating your old episodes. We'll discuss reasons you may want to go back and treat old episodes, reasons you may want to leave them alone, and some ways to consider what extent you may want to go on treating your old episodes. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about Joe Rogan's recent podcast change, and what we feel it means for hobby podcasters. Finally, we take some listener feedback including someone who is shopping media hosts. Find...

Duration:00:46:47

Better Podcasting #225 - Listener Interactions

5/18/2020
This week in the show we discuss listener interactions, and more importantly, how you can interact with listeners in a positive manner. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, SP closes the chapter on his data recovery saga. Finally, in this week's Better Podback, there is all sorts of discussions about podcast hardware. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/225/. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us...

Duration:00:54:59

Better Podcasting #224 - Knowing When It's Good Enough

5/4/2020
This week in the show we discuss why it's important to know when something is "good enough" for your podcast, as well as many situations where we think you can apply this strategy. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we do a quick demonstration and give our first thoughts on the NVIDIA RTX Voice AI cleanup tool. Finally, in this week's Better Podback, we thank one of our listeners who wrote us and SAVED OUR PODCAST. Find full episode information including links referenced in...

Duration:00:51:47