Ask the Podcast Coach

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

Connecting With Your Audience

Sept. 19, 2021

Today Jim was visiting Dave Garafolo in New Hampshire along with Ed Sullivan. It's always fun to catch up with Dave who had a meetup of 400 people. SPONSOR: Podcast If you need artwork, a logo, a custom podcast w…

Overthinking Your Podcast Launch

Sept. 11, 2021

Today it is the 20 year anniversary of 911, we share a bit about where we were and dive into a question about launching with details we're not sure really matters.   SPONSOR: If you want your podcast to grab people's …

Let's Talk Podcast Interview

Sept. 5, 2021

Today we are back after testing a new system last week. The chat room had a ton of questions about podcast interviews. SPONSOR: Podcast If you need artwork, a logo, a custom podcast website, or a full-on branding…

Kicking the Tires on as a Streaming Platform

Aug. 28, 2021

Today we attempt to use as a streaming platform. This is a remote recording tool that gives you separate tracks for both video and audio. We did not have a good experience with it as a streaming tool. SPONSOR: Podcast Brand…

First Podcast Review Blues

Aug. 21, 2021

Today Dave and Jim tackle the mental challenge of negative reviews, reading ads, google forms, and more.  SPONSOR: Podcast If you need artwork, a logo, a custom podcast website, or a full-on branding audit, let t…

Tales From the Road With Glenn Hebert

Aug. 14, 2021

What a fun weekend we had as Jim and I were joined by Glenn the Geek Hebert from the as he is on tour meeting fans and sponsors. In this episode, we get more behind the scenes as well as answer podcasting questions that mak…

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