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Ask the Podcast Coach

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

What to do when you notice your podcast content isn't working anywhere

Nov. 27, 2021

Today we start off with someone who has tried audio and now video, but their show isn't growing as fast as they would like.  SPONSOR: Podcast If you need artwork, a logo, a custom podcast website, or a full-on br…

How Do I Shape My Podcast Idea Into Content That Inspires Engagement?

Nov. 20, 2021

Today we are joined by Dave who wants to launch a show in December but needs a little feedback. We walk him through identifying his goals and audience. We also talk about how the show might be changing in 2022. SPONSOR: Podc…

How To Make Your Podcast Stand Out

Nov. 13, 2021

Today we start by discussing how to make your podcast stand out and later talk promotion, website hosting, and "New Podcaster Syndrome." SPONSOR: Podcast If you need artwork, a logo, a custom podcast website, or …

My Guest's Sound is Horrible

Oct. 30, 2021

Quick Reminder No Show Next Week Today we are asked about shipping microphones to guests who are (more than likely) going to sound band. We also talk about what exactly is a hobby podcaster, self-care, and more. SPONSOR: Pod…

Is Fear of Rejection Stopping Your Podcast

Oct. 23, 2021

Today I noticed a number of people asking questions that seemed fairly obvious. The common theme amongst these questions was the fear of rejection.  SPONSOR: Podcast If you need artwork, a logo, a custom podcast …

Should I Tweak My Podcast Format - Back Away From the Rogan

Oct. 16, 2021

Today Dave is playing with a new microphone, and Jim is answering upset emailers (post-show). Follow the show on the following apps and never miss an episode - - SPONSOR: Podcast If you need artwork, a logo, a c…

About the Hosts

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.”

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