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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.

Jul 1, 2024

In the Better Podnerings this week, topics include:

  • SAG AFTRA on AI commercials
  • Podbean AI editing on the app

For our 300th episode we run through some of our favorite moments from the past 300 episodes (and we discuss SOME of our advice that didn't hold up).

Finally, in this week's Better Podback topics include:

  • What's your favorite Better Podcasting episode from the past 300?

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This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, June 26, 2024.  We usually stream live to on Wednesdays. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew, proudly Canadian.


00:00 - Opening/Intro
02:40 - Stephen abandoned the Mac
03:37 - SAG-AFTRA on AI commercials
10:00 - Podbean AI editing
18:32 - Favorite moments introduction
19:50 - Favorite moment 1: Better Better Podcasting
22:55 - Favorite moment 2: The break-up
27:05 - Favorite moment 3: Self-hosting
30:55 - Favorite moment 4: Planecasting/boatcasting
35:25 - Favorite moment 5: Golden Rules Of Hobby Podcasting
38:17 - Favorite moment 6: Podcast hardware interviews
40:20 - Favorite moment 7: Stephen's 10th anniversary
42:00 - Favorite moment 8: Google indexing RSS feeds
45:30 - Favorite moment 9: Babies are NOT podcast killers
47:40 - Favorite moment 10: What you wish you knew before podcasting
49:40 - Favorite moment 11: Our gear episodes
51:20 - Honorable mention: Our spin-off podcasts
52:20 - Dated advice: Blab, Skype and Hangouts on Air
54:28 - Dated advice: Media host criteria
56:19 - Dated advice: Early editing talk
59:10 - Dated advice: Clammr
1:02:40 - Segment wrap-up
1:05:00 - Better Podback: What's your favorite BP episode?
1:09:15 - Why we had to take extra time away
1:13:10 - Better Podcasting schedule update
1:16:00 - Thank you, audience
1:17:10 - Ending/outro