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.


MTV Turns 40 - Podcasting Time Travels Fast

July 31, 2021

Today Dave and Jim think back to the early days of MTV, which makes you think how fast time is flying in Podcasting.  SPONSOR: Podcast If you need artwork, a logo, a custom podcast website, or a full-on branding audit, let the...

Dave Bought Some New Video Podcast Toys

July 24, 2021

Today Dave is looking different. Why? Because he invested in an Elgato , , and an . SPONSOR: Podcast If you need artwork, a logo, a custom podcast website, or a full-on branding audit, let the award-winning graphic artist (and fellow...

Proper Audio Requires You To Use Proper Microphone Technique

July 17, 2021

Today in episode 352 Dave and Jim talk about proper microphone technique, playing to your strengths, adjusting your intro, and more.  SPONSOR: Podcast If you need artwork, a logo, a custom podcast website, or a full-on branding audit,...

Is Podcast Success Possible Without Being a Celebrity?

July 10, 2021

Today we are brought to you by Jim's generator. We talk a little about Joe Rogan, New Podcasting, and more. SPONSOR: Podcast Branding If you need anything to look professional in your podcast Mark at is the guy to see. Not only is he an...

In Person Events ARE BACK!

June 26, 2021

Today Dave shares some of his insights and experiences from attending and speaking at the Spark Christian Podcast Conference.  SPONSOR: If you need artwork, logos, or a full website, check out where...

Measuring More Than Downloads

June 19, 2021

Today Dave shares some behind the scenes of his recent Adam Curry interview. We also talk about downloads and when they do and do not matter.  SPONSOR: If you need a logo, podcast artwork, or a full website, Mark is an award-winning graphic...

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