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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.

Better Podcasting Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 52 Ratings

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.

    Taking A Break From Podcasting

    Taking A Break From Podcasting

    Sometimes the best way to save your podcast, is to take a break from podcasting. This week we talk the concept of taking a break from podcasting, why it can be important to take a break from podcasting, how you might utilize taking a break from podcasting, and recognizing when it might be time to take a break from podcasting.
    We also have an important announcement at the end of this segment - we will be taking a break from Better Podcasting.
    In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we tell you why we are changing our position - and can NO LONGER recommend Magix Vegas Movie Studio.
    In our Better Podback, we have a listener who purchased a PodTrak P4, and our Discord might be experience a Mandela Effect about it.
    Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/259.
    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 https://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 Tuesday, September  - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

    • 1 hr
    Comparing Rodecaster Pro Alternatives

    Comparing Rodecaster Pro Alternatives

    Tascam just released a new recorder/mixer called the Mixcast 4, and it reminds us a lot of the Rodecaster Pro. This episode we run down the specs on the Mixcast 4 and then summarize some other mixers/recorders, what we think is their pros/cons, and how they stack up against eachother. We hope this episode helps you navigate what is rapidly building to be a sea of options in this space.
    In our Better Podback, we have listeners answer polls including what they'd like to see for funny podcast awards and what SP should do with his spare time. We also have people comment on new gear and price increases in hardware.
    Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/258.
    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 https://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 Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

    • 53 min
    SP Experiences Podcast Movement As A Hobbyist

    SP Experiences Podcast Movement As A Hobbyist

    SP recently attended Podcast Movement 2021, and he set out with a few goals. In this week's episode, SP recounts his experience at Podcast Movement and how he felt about it attending as a hobbyist.
    In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we follow up on previous discussion about Discord threads.
    Finally, we take listener feedback, including listeners who had questions about Stephen's recent Elgato Wave Arm LP experience.
    Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/257.
    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 https://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 Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Key Elements of Hobby Podcasting

    Key Elements of Hobby Podcasting

    What do we think are the key elements of a hobby podcast? This week we discuss some of the elements that we think are specifically important for hobby podcast - and some of the ones that we think where hobby podcasters have an advantage over professional podcasters.
    In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss a change with Discord - it now has threads!
    Finally, we take listener feedback, including a listener who uses Dynamite on their podcast.
    Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/256.
    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 https://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, July 30, 2021 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Hobby Podcasting Isn't Free Podcasting

    Hobby Podcasting Isn't Free Podcasting

    If podcasting is your hobby, does that mean that it's free? The answer is no, hobby podcasting isn't free podcasting. This week we discuss some of the challenged that make it hard to try to podcast for free, and where it might benefit to try to pay a little money, and where you can try to save a buck or two.
    In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss how Automaticc is buying Pocket Casts, and we speculate what this means for the future.
    Finally, we take listener feedback, including a listener who encountered an issue with their recording this week, and we have a listener who was invited by Facebook to turn on their new podcast feature.
    Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/255.
    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 https://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 Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

    • 58 min
    Starting a Hobby Podcast Network

    Starting a Hobby Podcast Network

    This week we break down some of our learnings from running the GonnaGeek Network and provide some recommendations that we have for hobby podcasters that are thinking about starting a hobby podcast network.
    In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss some recent news that came out about the latest Audacity terms of service, and what we think that means for hobby podcasters, and how you might want to keep your eyes out for changes in the future.
    Finally, we take listener feedback, including a follow up to the previous episode of Better Podcasting, and a listener question about Headliner.
    Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/254.
    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 https://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 Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.  Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of GonnaGeek Productions, proudly Canadian.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

JBadge91 ,

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Stephen and SP really speak from experience. With too many podcasts to count, they have plenty of notches in their belts. They know equipment, and they know how to help, and can relate to people who want to really hone the craft of podcasting. Thanks, guys! Keep it up.

betsey_bok_massee ,

Great Tips, Great Rapport!

The hosts really love what they do and organize their topics well. It’s refreshing to have a “podcast about podcasting” that isn’t trying to look at the angle to monetize. I’m working my way through all of the episodes and hope to launch my own podcast in a few months. With these two guys in my corner, I am beginning to think it might come true! Thanks, Stephen and SP for a great show.

Poddddddcaaatr ,

Don't waste your time

Mindless chatter back and forth... too bad bc the hosts obviously have much knowledge to share, but they waste sooo much time trying to chat and be funny. Sorry guys, not funny. And btw kinda hard to take ya seriously when ur using a name like Stargate Pioneer or whatever childish moniker it is. Just not cool...

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