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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

We Want to Connect with People

June 18, 2022

Today I am joined by one of my favorite people in the "podcast guru" space Matthew Passy from where he offers many different services from podcast audits, launches, editing, and .  He also has two podcasts. and . You will …

Examining Listener Feedback

June 12, 2022

Jim and Dave and back, but at a special time (1:30 PM ET) as Dave has a special event he had to attend. Two hours before we started the show we got a GIANT letter filled with feedback. It was so appreciated as the person put…

What is the Best First Question?

June 4, 2022

Today Jim is out and we are joined by Neil Hedley of Knopp Studios ()who has a wide range of experience in copywriting, radio, comedy, TV, coaching, and much more. Dave is back from Podfest with a lovely case of Covid. A fun…

Defining Boring

May 22, 2022

I always say that an episode should make you laugh, cry, think, groan, educate, or entertain. If it doesn't - t's boring. Is this too harsh? SPONSOR: If you need podcast artwork, logos, or a full website (…

Podcast Launch Discussion

May 15, 2022

James Rose and Kim Krajci are both launching new shows and want Dave and Jim's opinions. We also talk with Ross from about having multiple shows in one feed. SPONSOR: If you need podcast artwork, logos, o…

Does Listening at 2X Indicate That Show is Bad?

May 8, 2022

Today we have many interesting discussions ranging from Spotify's video offering, does listening to a podcast at a faster signal the podcast is boring? We see a new software meant for TV writers but could easily be used for …

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