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.
This is a (mostly) un-edited posting of our live podcasting Q&A and podcast discussion that streams on Wednesdays. Topics this week include:
- This is dual-feed episode
- Official announcement about Better Podcasting - Main show
- Update about SP's eBay ventures
- Stephen has a new strategy for trying to sell his gear
- The latest update of SP's SM7B testing
- SAG-AFTRA strike / Canada's ACTRA
- A listener's busy week
- It's fun to...
In the Season 3 Finale we have a topic that was two-seasons in the making - returning from a hiatus. This week we reflect on our experience returning from a hiatus including some of the successes we had, as well as some of the areas we wish we had handled better.
In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss Generative AI in podcasts, how we think it's not ready yet, but where we think it might start finding its home soon.
Sometimes as you evolve your podcast it can be jarring for your listeners, but there are ways that you can help include them in the process to help make it a better experience. In this episode we discuss ways to help engage your audience as you go through changes in your podcast.
In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss the recently announced Mackie DLZ Creator.
For the Better Podback we discuss further RCP2 hesitation,...
Although we don't have a main segment this week, in this episode we podcast for our audience starting with a How I Saved My Podcast story, we end with six pieces of Better Podback, and in between we even have two Better Podcasting Downloads.
Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/279.
In the year 2023 there are a lot of places you may consider cross-posting your podcast to. Is it easy? Is there any ongoing maintenance? Should you let your media host do it for you? These are some of the areas we discuss in our conversation about posting to multiple distribution destinations.
In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we express our disagreement with the tone of a Bloomberg article about YouTube Podcasts.
Podcast branding can be an important part of marketing your podcast, as well as helping to highlight the unique qualities of your podcast; but what exactly is branding? Today we discuss what podcast branding is, and how it's not just the tangible aspects like your artwork and promo material.
This episode we're also pleased to debut a brand new segment: The Better Podcasting Hobby Podcaster Profile. In our debut episode we highlight...
This week we talk about the idea of using a dedicated (or paid) social media/community manager. Whether it's hiring someone to do this, or you're having someone you know take care of this, there are some important considerations to be had.
In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a recent security issue with the PowerPress plugin.
Finally, we run down some Better Podback including excitement in our Discord community...
Last week we talked about exploring other communities to help grow your podcast, and in the process we briefly touched on social media. However, since social media is a topic in itself, this episode we talk about some of the challenges and considerations you may have when trying to use social media for your podcast (and it might not just be used to promote your podcast!).
In this week's Better Podcasting Download we chat about some...
If you're trying to grow your podcast, the chances are there may be a point where you want to explore outside of your current community/social circles. In this episode we discuss some considerations to be had if you're looking to explore other communities to help grow your podcast.
In this week's Better Podcasting Download we chat about the price increases with Pocket Casts, and we speculate some of the impact it could have with po...
Welcome to Season 3 of Better Podcasting. This episode we kick off our season discussing defining your audience. We'll talk about finding a niche in the space, as well as some of the challenges that can come by getting too specific.
However, before we get there - we're please to start the episode with a How I Saved My Podcast story.
In this week's Better Podcasting Download we chat about the new Riverside.fm features (and speculate...
In the Season 2 finale of Better Podcasting, we discuss co-host compatibility, and some of the ways you can self-reflect to help achieve that. We'll discuss some personal challenges that we've encountered, and some of the luck that we've also had as well.
In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss TikTok using the term 'podcast'.
Finally, we run down some Better Podback from this week, including an update about a sound pa...
Editing can be one of the most difficult parts for some hobby podcasters and your personal experience with editing can determine whether it's easier or more difficult for you. In this episode we discuss some of the ways that we think you can help determine your editing process based on your personal experiences (and hopefully make the process more enjoyable).
In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a recent survey ...
Continuing on with our discussion from last week, sometimes you may need to overhaul your podcast. Whether it's something on the surface, or something more in-depth, in this episode we discuss some of the considerations that we think you should have, and some of our experiences.
In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about immersive podcasting.
Finally, we run down some listener feedback over the last week, including a ...
We feel that in 2023 it's more important than ever for hobby podcasters to keep their passion for their podcast.
In this episode we'll discuss some of the ways that we think hobby podcasters may have difficulties keeping their passion alive, some things that we think can help you keep your passion for your podcast, and what we think you might want to do if you start to lose the passion for your podcast.
In this week's Better Podc...
We conclude our 2022 by continuing with our annual tradition of discussing the evolution of our gear over the last year.
In this week's Better Podcasting download, we discuss a recent report about holiday podcast downloads.
*Note*: We will be taking 1 week off next week for a holiday break.
Find full episode information including links referenced in this episode at https://www.betterpodcasting.com/268.
With so many podcasts in the world, it can be hard to come up with an original podcast idea. Does that mean you should still create your podcast? We think so. In this episode we discuss some of the reasons why we think it's ok to create a podcast that has a theme that has been created already, some of the considerations you should have, and some of the ways we think you can help put your own unique spin on the topic.
In this week's...
In the past we've talked about building a community around your podcast, but what happens if it's the reverse and you want to build a podcast around an existing community? This week we discuss some of the considerations you may have if you're going to create a podcast based on an existing community.
In this week's Better Podcasting download, we discussing some Patreon stats, and consider - is it worth it?
In our Better Podback, we ...
Perhaps it's because we do one ourselves, but we're often asked about adding a video companion to a podcast. A lot has changed since we last covered this, so we're taking a look at how video stacks up in the world of podcasting under a 2022 lens.
In this week's Better Podcasting download, we discuss YouTube creating advice for podcasting on YouTube.
In our Better Podback, we round up some listener feedback including one listener w...
In this episode we chat about how your personality affects the choices that you make for your podcast. We'll discuss some examples we have on how our personality has affected the decisions we make for our podcasts.
In this week's Better Podcasting download, we talk about Captivate increasing their download limits.
In our Better Podback, we round up some listener feedback including one listener who refused to lose another recording....
In this episode we talk about the idea of anonymous podcasting. We discuss some of the reasons you might consider podcasting under a nickname, some of the reasons you may not want to, some of the challenges you may expect to see by using your real name, and some of our experiences using pseudonyms. We'll also discuss some of the places we think you just may not be able to escape using your real name. Plus, SP has a big reveal regar...
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