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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.

Sep 14, 2016

During this episode SP and Stephen discuss the pros and cons of both Explicit and Clean Podcasting. We discuss some considerations you may have before you pull the trigger and some methods on deciding which might save you some editing time later. In the Better Podcasting Download, we discuss the IAB Podcast Metrics September 2016 document, some of our favorite parts and how it affects you as a hobby podcaster. Finally, we take some listener feedback in Better Podback.

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This podcast was recorded on Friday, September 9, 2016 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of

Time Codes:

1:30 - SJ and SP's reactions to iPhone 7 3.5mm jack removal and podcasters
4:50 - Audio-Technica AT2005 Microphone Give Away Details
9:20 - Start of segment on Explicit vs Clean Podcasting
11:50 - We discuss the technical definition of Explicit Podcasting
13:30 - Stephen shares an example of a specific word that is explicit in English but not French
16:15 - How your video could be deemed explicit as well
17:00 - SP discusses some other places that help guide what is explicit podcasting
17:45 - We explain why Apple won't give a direct definition of explicit
19:00 - If you are explicit, you may not be able to reach certain countries
22:30 - SP shares his problems with converting a formerly explicit podcast to a clean podcast feed
25:45 - Stephen recommends converting yourself if you have a clean podcast (rather than bleeping)
27:00 - Some reasons why you may want to have an explicit podcast
34:00 - If you are going to censor, it doesn't have to be just a beep
36:23 - Start of Better Podcasting Download on IAB Metrics September 2016
38:45 - Who is part of the IAB?
41:30 - Apple still has a large piece of the podcast pie, Stephen explains why this is a problem
59:00 - Better Podback