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Best Hobbyst podcasts we could find (Updated October 2019)
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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 ...
 
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Guests can be a key aspect to podcasting - sometimes you're having guests on your show, sometimes you're being a guest on a podcast. Although guesting can be a key part of cross-promotion, sometimes you can go too far to have a guest on your show, or trying to be a guest on other shows. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about an ...…
 
For our 200th episode we thought it was a good opportunity to talk about how hobby podcasting is still fun and why it still matters in 2019. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss Pocket Casts doing a change on their decision about their pricing model. Finally, we take feedback from our past podcasts selves in this week's Better P ...…
 
This week in the show we discuss why it's important to take time to reflect on your entire podcast endeavors in order to help maximize your time for your hobbies - to help ensure that you continue to have fun. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we talk about statistics on podcast equipment (as voted for by our live audience during our li ...…
 
From time to time we find ourselves in conversations with people talking about things that they don't like within podcasts - today we want to talk about some things that turn us off of a podcast immediately. After we go through some of these, we'll also talk about some things that we've heard others say turn them off - but doesn't actually turn ...…
 
Back in May 2015 (in Episode 81), we tackled the idea of building a community around your podcast. However, since recording that, a lot has changed with both community structures, our experiences and community platform availability - that means it was time to revisit this topic. In this episode we'll talk about the considerations for building a ...…
 
Whether related to podcasting or the niche that you podcast about, as a hobby podcaster there are probably events that you wish that you could go to, but might not be able to. In this episode we discuss how you can identify events that you think have a take-away for you and how you can pull information from them remotely. We'll also talk about ...…
 
Do all podcasts need to be launched with an indefinite end point? No. It's absolutely ok to create a podcast with a short-run timeline, and there are a variety of benefits that can come with this. In this show we'll discuss some of these benefits, some reasons you may want to do a short run podcast and some of the unique challenges of creating ...…
 
As we slide in to the back half of the year, it's a great time to reflect on any goals and plans that that you have for improving your podcast. This week in our featured segment we discuss ways that you can capture, organize and execute your plan. Before we get to that though, we have a How I Saved My Podcast story from an anonymous listener ab ...…
 
This week Stephen and SP sit down to interview Sarah Rhea Werner about her history with creating Audio Drama podcasts. Sarah discusses her experience getting in to audio dramas, some of the challenges that have faced her over the years, and some general advice for creating Audio Dramas. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss Deez ...…
 
Stephen is away on vacation this week and so we have special guest Jen (from Anomaly Podcast) here to talk about her experiences with running a hobby podcast for 12+ years. Jen if half of the duo behind the sci-fi/fantasy podcast Anomaly Podcast, which was created in 2007. Over the run of the show Jen and her co-host Angela have undergone a var ...…
 
As much as everyone hopes they won't find themselves in this situation, sometimes in podcasting difficult conversations can come up and they can be hard to have productively. This week we're going to discuss how you can best handle these situations including some considerations as you approach the situation, some specific situations that often ...…
 
This week in the show we take a bit of a left turn from our usual points of conversation, to talk about why podcasting isn't for everyone. Yes, you read that right. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we chat about a new live-streaming feature that Podbean is launching and how Apple might be getting in to podcast originals. Finally, we ta ...…
 
Inspired by a recent discussion in our Discord community, this week we dedicate an episode to analyzing all of the steps that it takes to put together a well produced episode. We'll break down the steps in to the main categories of Prep, Recording, Editing, Publishing/Promotion and Misc. From here, we break down all of the components you may fi ...…
 
This episode we discuss benefits to creating a podcast resume, things that should be on the podcast resume, and how you can promote your podcast resume. What exactly is a podcast resume? We'll discuss that too. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we discuss Bossjock Junior vs Backpack Studio, and how there is some very confusing things ab ...…
 
Following up to last week's episode about Hangouts on Air going away, this week we're going to run down a series of online audio recording services. Before we get there though, we'll talk a bit about what they are, advantages of them, and some things to watch out for when selecting. Lastly, we'll run down each service and some of the features t ...…
 
Last week we posted an article to GonnaGeek highlighting how Google announced that Hangouts on Air is going away soon. As Hangouts on Air (HOA) has been a staple that we've highlighted many times on this show, we thought that we'd do an episode where highlight some of the reasons why Hangouts on Air was successful, some considerations for movin ...…
 
We make it clear that our stance is that in order to podcast, you can achieve great sound simply by using a simple microphone like the Audio-Technica ATR2100, AT2005 or Samson Q2U. In this episode we discuss some ways you can attempt to enhance a simple podcast setup without buying new hardware (ok, we'll talk a bit about some light hardware ch ...…
 
This week we conclude our arc on introductory episodes, this time talking all about episode 1. We'll discuss how to balance your episode one with your episode zero, ways to make your episode one carry a punch, and some things to consider for your first episode if you're not going to have an episode zero. In this week's Better Podcasting Downloa ...…
 
This week we start our arc on introductory episodes, this time talking all about episode 0. We'll discuss what episode zeros are, why you may want to do them, how to use them effectively, and things to avoid in your episode zero. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about Libsyn adding a destination for Radio.com (and why it's com ...…
 
Today we talk about celebrating the wins that you have with your podcast. We'll discuss reasons celebrating can be beneficial, some reasons why people celebrate, and how some people celebrate podcast wins. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss a change to Podtrac's statistics. Finally, we run down some feedback, including one li ...…
 
The podcast world is buzzing again about Podcast Transcriptions, so we thought it was time for us to talk about them. In this episode we'll discuss how you can get them, what they are, pros of using podcast transcriptions, cons, and our opinion on whether or not it's worth creating transcriptions for your shows. In this week's Better Podcasting ...…
 
As your podcast evolves, you may find that you need to drastically adjust the length of your show. If you're making this change suddenly, there are some things that you may consider as you work through the change; in this episode we discuss those things. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we say farewell to Podcon and share our opinion o ...…
 
There are a lot of different component involved with the podcasting process, and when you break down those component, there are a ton of little things that become a part of your regular routine. While these things may be time consuming, after awhile they can easily be forgotten about. This week we've picked some of these items to discuss, some ...…
 
For those of you who have talked to Stargate Pioneer about choosing a media host, you know that he's got a pretty tight list about his recommended criteria for this. Today we're going to run down this criteria and expand on the reasoning behind these suggestions - plus a few more. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about Luminar ...…
 
There are a lot of podcasts in the world, and that means that your podcast may have a lot of competition. So, in a situation like this, how do you stand out in the crowd? In this episode we'll talk about a bunch of best practices to make your show unique, and some things to avoid as well. However, before we get there, we have to say farewell to ...…
 
This week we're pleased to offer another interview, this time with Dan Hughley of Focusrite. We'll discuss Focusrite's podcast consideration, endeavors and some hardware available for podcasters. We also chat about Dan's history and how he got to where he is today. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we chat about some recent de-indexing ...…
 
This week in the show, we do a little self-analysis by reviewing our top 10 downloaded episode of 2018. We do this review to help provide some insight on what episodes worked best for our audience, and what other podcasters might be interested in. In the Better Podcasting Download, we look at two reddit articles - one about interrupting, and th ...…
 
As a hobby podcaster, you probably don't have endless funds to help promote your show. You're in luck, because today we're going to run down a bunch of methods to help promote your show for free, and some experience that we've had using these. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we'll talk about the BBC pulling out of Google Podcasts (an ...…
 
Sometimes you might find that your podcast's source material is no longer available. If this happens to you, there are several decisions that have to be made for the future in the show. This week, we discuss some of these decisions, and Stargate Pioneer provides actual examples of decisions that he is making for two of the shows that he current ...…
 
This week we're pleased to interview Craig Reeves from Mackie about their future which involves exploring creating a device for podcasting (and other content creation). Other topics of discussion include Craig's history, how he got in to this line of business, and some technical information about some of the Mackie products that podcasters may ...…
 
Many industries have a code of ethics established for their industry, but Podcasting doesn't have anything formally established. In this episode we discuss some things that we've seen over the years (and some things that we've had conversations with other podcasters) that might be a consideration when discussing Podcasting Ethics. Our segment i ...…
 
We've often spoken about how to podcast with co-hosts remotely, but what about the situations where you're going to record in the same room together? Things can actually be a lot different (and more complex in some ways) when you're recording multiple people in the same room together. In this episode we'll discuss some best practices and share ...…
 
Although there are many podcasts which release on a weekly basis, there are many podcasts that use a non-weekly release format. In this episode we'll discuss some release schedules, benefits to these, and some best practices if you're going to go non-weekly. We'll also cover seasonal podcasting. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, Stephe ...…
 
Ever considered doing some YouTube projects associated with your podcast? This episode we discuss ways you can use YouTube to help your podcast, best practices if you're going to, and share some cautionary tales from our experiences. In this week's Better Podcasting Download we chat about Apple Podcast Connect changing their terms of service, a ...…
 
This week in the show, we discuss how to consider making a change to your show, some things to pay attention to, and ways that you can implement changes to your show. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss Spotify buying Gimlet and Anchor and our theories on what this could mean for the future of podcasters which use Anchor, incl ...…
 
Lately we've seen a lot of discussion surrounding using USB microphones, and often we've seen people ask about how to record multiple people at the same time. In this episode we'll be discussion challenges facing trying to use multiple USB microphones, tips if you're going to try it, and some other advice surrounding USB microphone use. In this ...…
 
This week in the show we talk about real time audience engagement. Whether it's while you're recording, or in between your episodes, there are various ways to interact with your audience AND a variety of benefits that come with doing so. BUT before we get our featured segment, Stephen has one heck of a "How I Saved My Podcast" Story to share. I ...…
 
Whether you've just started, or you've been going awhile, you have a podcast setup of some form. In this episode we'll discuss various ways to protect your #podcasting setup. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we give our take on a recent discussion on podcasting's alleged biggest problem. Finally, Stephen kicks off our Better Podback w ...…
 
In our 2019 debut episode, we turn the show over to you as we review listener submission answers to our question "What is one goal you set yourself after listening back to a recent episode of your show?" In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss how far podcasting has come for independent podcasters as we talk about a podcast conven ...…
 
In our final episode of 2018, we conclude up our 2-episode annual tradition of talking about our personal podcast studio gear upgrades from the past year - this time it's the SP edition. From new microphone purchases, twitter audio tests, computer upgrades and a whole bunch in between, SP talks about his hits and misses in 2018. In this week's ...…
 
This week we kick off our 2-episode annual tradition of talking about our personal podcast studio gear upgrades from the past year - this time it's this Stephen edition. From audio chain maintenance, hardware replacements, special gifts, process improvements to software enhancements Stephen talks his hits and misses in 2018. In this week's Bett ...…
 
This week we bust through the myths as we discuss what it means to "own your RSS feed". We'll run through common myths about "owning your RSS feed", we'll talk about why it matters, why it doesn't matter, and we'll run down some ways to maximize whatever method you choose to use for your podcast RSS feed location. Fun fact - did you know that t ...…
 
This show we discuss why you need to stop comparing your podcast to others. We'll discuss how you can pay attention to your relevant podcast space, without comparing your show to others. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss IAB compliance vs IAB certification, and Stephen shares his opinion on who really needs to pay attention ...…
 
Face it. When you're doing something as public as a podcast, at some point you're going to encounter negativity. In this episode we discuss how you can best deal with negativity that might come from listeners of your podcast. During this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a lawsuit that is hitting the podcast space about using cop ...…
 
Ever considered doing a collaboration with another podcast? This week we discuss benefits of doing a podcast collaboration, tips if you are going to do one, and also some general ideas for collaborating with other podcasters. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about a recent Anchor article about their terms of service, and what ...…
 
This week we tackle the topic of how to promote your podcast in person. We'll review what not to do, what to do, and some ideas for how to make your in-person promotion land with a potential listeners. In this week's Better Podback we run through a few points including Pandora getting in to podcasting. We'll discuss who Pandora is (for those of ...…
 
This week we discuss podcast consistency. We'll break down areas of your podcast to apply consistency, benefits to doing so and how you can choose where you want to place your focus. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we talk about the Mount Rushmore of podcasting, as well we have some important Apple Podcasts dates. Finally, we take yo ...…
 
This week on the show we discuss the question "Is it Team Over Tech?" We'll break down how having a good team and having good tech can benefit your podcast. Before we get there though, SP has a HOW I SAVED MY PODCAST story, and we also announce an upcoming episode (and now you can help with it). In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we tak ...…
 
This week in the show we discuss the ever-changing podcast world of 2018 and how you can deal with it as a podcaster. We'll run through a variety of examples of this change and how you can handle these. In this week's Better Podcasting Download, we discuss Scripps' acquisition of Triton and how there are finally podcast awards. Finally, we have ...…
 
This week in the show we talk about common mistakes that podcasters make in their shows. We break it down into some primary categories including Startup, Recording, Editing and Publishing/Promotion. Whether you have a podcast now, or you're looking to start one, hopefully this helps you avoid some common podcasting mistakes. In this week's Bett ...…
 
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