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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 #249 - Busting Podcasting Myths

4/19/2021
We think it's important that podcasters entering the podcast space have an accurate idea of what they're getting into - that's why this week we're running down a bunch of podcast myths and giving our thoughts on why we think they're not true. As we go through the myths, we'll address the elements of truth that we think do apply to them. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about a RØDECaster Pro firmware beta update, and Stephen gives his quick initial thoughts trying it...

Duration:00:56:47

Better Podcasting #248 - You Can Always Start A New Podcast

4/5/2021
This week we're here with a message that we think is important for Hobby Podcasters to hear - it's ok to start a new show if your current show doesn't work out. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about the Samsung App having podcasts, and why the idea of Samsung managing data different from Google on their Android phones is NOT a new one. Finally, in our Better Podback we have a listener who has seen an odd spike with their downloads coming from a specific destination. Find...

Duration:00:56:49

Better Podcasting #247 - Podcast Data Management

3/22/2021
As you podcast you'll likely find that you rapidly start accumulating data in various locations, today we're going to talk about how to best manage your podcast data. We'll discuss local data management, shared data management, and online data management. We'll also discuss when it might be necessary to re-visit your podcast data management plan. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss The Ambies, and also Apple potentially moving away from the term "subscribe." Finally, in...

Duration:01:12:49

Better Podcasting #246 - Moderating a Podcast Community

3/7/2021
If you're thinking about starting a community based around your podcast, you're going to have to figure out how to moderate the community. This week we discuss the groundwork you need to lay to effectively moderate a community, deciding on what community content needs to be moderated, and some of the expectations you can have for handling the moderation team for your podcast community. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss a draft revision to the IAB Measurements...

Duration:01:11:08

Better Podcasting #245 - Balancing Content Creation with Podcast Promotion

2/22/2021
In this episode we talk about balancing podcast content creation with podcast promotion. We'll review why it's important to find this balance, and how you can do so. Finally, in our Better Podback we recap one listener's quest to podcast in a trailer. Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/245. If you want to follow us elsewhere, you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/betterpodcasting, you can follow us...

Duration:01:05:31

Better Podcasting #244 - What Things Don't Matter In Podcasting?

2/7/2021
In this episode we talk about a bunch of things that DON'T matter when you're podcasting, and how it can help make your life as a hobby podcaster a whole lot better. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we say goodbye to another free podcast hosting service - this time Whooshkaa is up. Finally, in our Better Podback we take listener feedback, including wondering about someone creating a microphone with a camera in it. Find full episode information including links referenced in this...

Duration:00:55:44

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