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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

Let's Not Pit Podcasters Against Each Other

Jan. 15, 2022

I heard a podcaster talking about different "Classes" of podcasters (think upper and lower class). He mentioned "Elites" and it made me sad. Likewise, there was an article about podcasting not having hits lately and it made …

Multiple Languages in a Single Podcast?

Jan. 8, 2022

Today we answer a question that came in from the website at (see the microphone in the bottom right-hand corner. Thanks to the following: Podcast Branding Based on a True Story Podcast Dog Podcast Ne…

Being Yourself Can Be Hard - But Worth It

Jan. 1, 2022

Dave and Jim are back after a week off!. We tweaked some things with the show. We've done away with the "shout out" section as it was getting a bit long. The definition of a Patron is "a person who gives financial or other s…

The Ultimate Podcast Lightning Round (Replay)

Dec. 25, 2021

Merry Christmas Everyone! This is a replay of episode 700 of the School of Podcasting titled, "Fifty Four Podcast Questions in Twenty Six Minutes." (along with some updates as that episode is from December 2019).  We will be…

Are Podcasters Setting Themselves Up to Be Sued?

Dec. 18, 2021

A recent about SiriusXM being sued by  National Association for the Deaf (NAD) and the Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) for failing to provide captioning and transcripts for “the vast majority” of its podcasts.  SPONSOR: P…

What's Up with YouTube and Podcasts?

Dec. 12, 2021

Different shows are saying different things. Is it going to merge with Google podcasts? We play two clips and scratch our head together.  Tascam Mixcast 4 Update: Last week we had an unpleasant situation and I had a call wit…

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