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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

How Much Information is Too Much Information For Your Podcast?

Nov. 20, 2022

In our social media-obsessed world, it's hard to decide when sharing personal information is too much information. We think about if there are some guidelines to help you make that decision.  JOIN THE SCHOOL OF PODCASTING Jo…

Is It Possible to Get Your Podcast Groove Back?

Nov. 13, 2022

Is doing your podcast sucking the life out of you? Is something missing in your chemistry? That is the theme of the podcast (amongst other things) on this veterans day. Dave kicks of the day with a PowerRant! JOIN THE SCHOOL…

Changing Your Podcast

Nov. 5, 2022

This week we talk about how YOU are in control, and if you want to try something new with your show, you can do that.  JOIN THE SCHOOL OF PODCASTING Join the School of Podcasting worry-free using the coupon code " ask" and s…

A Clear Path Would Have Saved Me 12 Hours

Oct. 29, 2022

Today shares a story of how skipping one small step lead to him having to fix a mistake that took 12 hours. We also get into a tiktok discussion and repurposing. NEW AWESOME SUPPORTERS Thanks, to Jennifer Longworth from  for…


Oct. 20, 2022

Just a reminder I will be speaking at the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop in Dayton Ohio this weekend, so there will be no live show.  Jim and I will see you the following Saturday to answer your questions. If you have a quest…

What do We Put in Show Notes?

Oct. 15, 2022

Your show's description (often called "Show notes") seems to take on many shapes and sizes. What constitutes good show notes? What do I Need? What about images? Websites? SEO? JOIN THE SCHOOL OF PODCASTING Join the School of…

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