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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

The Fragile Balance of Host and Co-Host in Podcasting

Jan. 14, 2023

Today we start with a question about a podcast that went from two people to three people and didn't really set up expectations and how this awkward situation often comes up when the different players of a podcast don't discu…

What is In and What is Out in 2023?

Jan. 7, 2023

Today's episode riffs on the article by and  . We also touch on music, chat gpt, creativity on NYE, and potentially sharpening your pitch. JOIN THE SCHOOL OF PODCASTING Join the School of Podcasting worry-free using the cou…

Can a Brand New Podcaster Make $500 In Their First Month?

Dec. 31, 2022

The chat room is on fire today with come great topics such as swapping hosts, bitcoin taxes, podcast events, and can a brand new podcaster make $500 in their first month.  JOIN THE SCHOOL OF PODCASTING Join the School of Pod…

Does Podcasting Help You Handle Stress

Dec. 24, 2022

It's Christmas Eve and Dave and Jim have their Santa hats on and are ready to follow up with with Dave's new . We also look at the question, "Does being a podcaster help you handle stress?  JOIN THE SCHOOL OF PODCASTING Joi…

Dave bought a mac mini: moving your podcast to a new machine

Dec. 19, 2022

Today's is a little more hardware-related (and Jim get's his nerd on BIG TIME) as Dave has bought a Mac Mini, and Jim has some great advice about moving to a new machine.  JOIN THE SCHOOL OF PODCASTING Join the School of Pod…

What Does Next Level Podcasting Mean?

Dec. 10, 2022

When I browse different groups, websites, etc I see new podcasters who have been producing content for a while, and now they want to take things "to the next level." So we start the show today asking, "What does taking your …

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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