Better Podcasting

Better Podcasting

Better Podcasting is a podcast dedicated for the Hobby Podcaster with tips and tricks on how to get started, sound great, have fun and not break the bank. Please check out www.betterpodcasting.com and betterpodcastinggear.com for more information.

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January 1, 2022 75 min

We release our final episode of 2021 with an update about our hiatus, why it'll be longer than we anticipated, and some self-reflection on how our recent situation affects hobby podcast endeavors.

We also have a combined (condensed) version of our annual Our Gear tradition discussing our equipment purchases over the past year..

In our Better Podback, we ask listeners if they have any gear purchase plans for 2022.

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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 P...

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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 answe...

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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 experie...

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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 ...

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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 wha...

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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 ...

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We've both been podcasting for while now, and so today we wanted to share some of our biggest podcast regrets - to hopefully help save you some in the future. We'll break our regrets down into a variety of categories including both hardware and production regrets. As we go through we'll discuss some of the benefits that we got out of it, and also what we would do differently.

In this week's Better Podcasting Downloa...

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You don't have to be a certain age to podcast. This week we discuss some of the ways that age doesn't matter when it comes to hobby podcasting, some of the ways that age might matter to your listener, and some of the ways that you can embrace your age when it comes to hobby podcasting.

In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss an article that takes the position that interesting in clubhouse is fading away.

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This week we discuss what we think are the biggest challenges that hobby podcasters face in the year 2021 - and how we think hobby podcasters can make the most of it.

In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss an article that compared the financial future of Apple vs Spotify in the podcasting game.

Finally, we take listener feedback, including one loyal listener who is feeling SP's Apple Podcasts pain.

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To help celebrate our 250th episode, we run down some of the ways that the podcasting space has changed since we originally started Better Podcasting. We'll discuss a variety of notable areas that have change that we feel impact hobby podcasters.

In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about a possible change with Audacity, and a service we came across to automatically help remove the uhhhhhhs in your podcast.

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This is just a quick update as we've had to delay the recording/release of the next episode (250) of Better Podcasting for personal matters; in this episode Stephen gives you a quick update of why. However, it wouldn't be an episode of Better Podcasting without some form of podcast discussion. As such, Stephen does a mini-edition Better Podback discussing two key topics this week - Facebook developing a player, and Anchor g...

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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...

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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 ...

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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, a...

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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 D...

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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.

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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 ...

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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...

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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.

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