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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.

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Recent Episodes

No Show This Week Enjoy Dan and Visit Mark

March 18, 2023

The Good news: I'm back from Las Vegas The bad news: I'm still on the road in Nashville. So be sure to visit Mark at (and tell a friend) and enjoy Dan's show   Got a question? Go to   Become a Supporter

Is YouTube a Podcast? Do We Care?

March 5, 2023

Dave starts us off with a Power Rant on how YouTube is NOT a podcast, and Jim wants to know why this even matters. This is based on Dave's YouTube video.  JOIN THE SCHOOL OF PODCASTING Join the School of Podcasting worry-fre…

Podcasts Coming to Google's Music Platform... Again

Feb. 25, 2023

Google announced, according to , "We will soon start to bring both audio and video-first podcasts to YouTube Music for users in the US.." Today we acknowledge that this could be huge if Google sticks with it (after all didn'…

Walking Brad Through a Podcast Launch Using David Hooper's S.C.R.A.P.E. Method

Feb. 18, 2023

Today as have David Hooper from and Brad Miller joins us to help him "start strong" with a new cancer related podcast he is hoping to launch in April. JOIN THE SCHOOL OF PODCASTING Join the School of Podcasting worry-free u…

Is Google Done With Podcasting (and do we care)?

Feb. 11, 2023

You create a QR code. Maybe you use a service like ; where do you send your potential audience? Google is backing away from podcasting, but how far? Dave and Jim tackle your questions and more. Got a question? Leave it at a…

Back From Podfest 2023

Feb. 5, 2023

Dave is back and physically still recouping from Podfest 2023. He shares some of the insights about the event, and what he saw. There were LOTS of new people. Sponsor: If you need podcast artwork, lead age…

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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