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Dave Jackson has been helping people launch podcasts since 2005 and every Saturday he is joined by Jim Collison to is runs the Average Guy Network. Together they have 20 years of podcasting experience and coaching.

Recent Episodes

Receiving Promotional Consideration From Our Guest

Aug. 6, 2022

Special Co-host David Hooper David Hooper of and author of the book Sponsors: SPONSOR: If you need podcast artwork, logos, or a full website (or a branding audit) reach out to Mark at not only is Mark a…

What Makes You Try a New Podcast?

July 23, 2022

Jim is back and Dave got some feedback from the show? We've heard the "Signal to Noise Ratio" has become a bit more noise. So today we cut the show shorter when we ran out of topics. SPONSOR: If you need p…

You Did How Many Interviews?

July 16, 2022

Dave is joined by David Hooper Host of the and author of the book and . Check out Dave's Jim is out for work this week so the Dave's talk about online podcast meetups, and Dave met someone who was on 300 shows. Do you hav…

The Class Reunion Podcast

July 9, 2022

Free Podcast Consulting from the School of Podcasting

Mid Year Podcast Goal Checkup

July 3, 2022

Holy Cow it's July! It just seemed like yesterday it was January and we were looking at the new year with new hope and determination. Life has happened the last six months, how are you doing? SPONSOR: If …

Am I Destined to Be a Poor Podcaster?

June 25, 2022

Our lead question today is, "I do an entertainment show. I don't teach how to make money, etc. I talk 70's and 90's movies. Am I destined to be a poor podcast? SPONSOR: If you need podcast artwork, logos, …

About the Hosts

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Dave Jackson


Dave Jackson is an award-winning podcaster who has been podcasting since April 2005. He's been helping people understand technology for over 20 years. He launched the School of Podcasting in 2005, and has helped hundreds of people launch podcasts, and recorded hundreds of episodes (thousands?) of his own. He has been a speaker for many years at the New Media Expo, Podcast Movement, Podfest, DC Podfest, MapCon, and other conventions.

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From Dave:
“In 2005 I said podcasting was going to change the world, and it is – and continues to on a daily basis. For me, podcasting is a mixture of everything I love. It's creative, it's technical, and its a way that I can help people. While I love playing the guitar, podcasting is my ultimate passion.”

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Jim Collison

Jim Collison is a Director, Talent Sourcing at Gallup’s Omaha, Nebraska office. Jim recruits and retains world-class system and database administrators and software developers who support Gallup’s clients and the company’s internal systems. He is also the producer for Gallup's Called to Coach found at

Jim is also voice behind The Average Guy Blog and Podcast Network. He hosts the weekly Home Gadget Geek Podcast found at which focuses on helping people with consumer technology. Jim was named a Microsoft MVP in April 2011 and is a regular co-host of the Ask the Podcast Coach show