301 episodes

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.

Ask the Podcast Coach Dave Jackson

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    • 4.3 • 50 Ratings

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.

    Podcast Launch Discussion

    Podcast Launch Discussion

    James Rose and Kim Krajci are both launching new shows and want Dave and Jim's opinions. We also talk with Ross from Live Stream Universe about having multiple shows in one feed.
    SPONSOR: PodcastBranding.co
    If you need podcast artwork, logos, or a full website (or a branding audit) reach out to Mark at podcastbranding.co not only is Mark an award-winning graphic artist, he is also a podcaster.  He has made the artwork for my last few shows. 

    Mugshot: Based On a True Story Podcast
    Ever watch a movie that is based on a true story and wonder how much of the movie is true, Go to basedonatrustorypodcast.com and listen as they compare holly wood to history.

    MVP: Dog Podcast Network
    In a dog eat dog world . . . we’ve got you covered. Dog Podcast Network (DPN) is your premiere source for unique content related to our love of dogs. Check out dogpodcastnetwork.com
    Become an Awesome Supporter
    www.askthepodcastcoach.com/support
    Mentioned In This Episode
    School of Podcasting
    Trypodpage.com
    learnpodpage.com
    Book: The Wealth of Connection: A New Approach to Making Business Personal
    Music Radio Creative
    Media Voice Overs
    Writing Again
    Podcast Launch Checklist
    TOPICS
    Sponsor:podcastbranding.co
    Mugshot:basedonatruestorypodcast.com
    Thanks to livestreamuniverse.com
    Launching a New Show
    Overthinking?
    Going Back to School
    Interview Tips
    Do I Need An Audio Branding Sound?
    Domains and Podpage
    Teachers Pet: dogpodcastnetwork.com
    Repurposing Articles
    Panel Interviews with Narrative Delivery
    Should I have all of my shows in One Feed?
    What's Coming Up?

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Does Listening at 2X Indicate That Show is Bad?

    Does Listening at 2X Indicate That Show is Bad?

    Today we have many interesting discussions ranging from Spotify's video offering, does listening to a podcast at a faster signal the podcast is boring? We see a new software meant for TV writers but could easily be used for podcasters, and Dave has a new microphone coming. 
    SPONSOR: PodcastBranding.co
    If you need podcast artwork, logos, or a full website (or a branding audit) reach out to Mark at podcastbranding.co not only is Mark an award-winning graphic artist, he is also a podcaster.  He has made the artwork for my last few shows. 
    Mugshot: Based On a True Story Podcast
    Ever watch a movie that is based on a true story and wonder how much of the movie is true, Go to basedonatrustorypodcast.com and listen as they compare holly wood to history.
    MVP: Dog Podcast Network
    In a dog eat dog world . . . we’ve got you covered. Dog Podcast Network (DPN) is your premiere source for unique content related to our love of dogs. Check out dogpodcastnetwork.com
    Join the School of Podcasting
    When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about:
     
    Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want).
     
    Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing)
     
    It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks). 
     
    I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving). 
     
    Get access to:
    Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one-on-one quick fix calls as you like at no extra charge. 
    Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee 
     
    Save 20% with the coupon code " coach ".
     
    Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start 
    Mentioned In This Episode Profit From Your Podcast Book
    Zoom Podtrak P4
    Samson Q2U
    Writers Room Pro
    Presonus Revelator Dynamic USB Microphone
    Tom Webster I Hear Things Podcast
    Become an Awesome Supporter
    00:01:13 Sponsor: Podcastbranding.co
    00:02:25 Mugshot: basedonatruestorypodcast.com
    00:04:11 Spotify Video?
    00:10:43 Can't Get listed In Directory
    00:14:36 Writers Room Pro Software
    00:17:43 Embracing Different Opinions
    00:21:18 Sharing Download Numbers
    00:27:51 Robot Readers
    00:35:51 Tom Webster Joins Speeding Up Podcasts
    00:44:21 As Always Tom Makes Dave Think
    00:49:15 Chartable Details
    00:55:58 Replacing a File the Correct Way
    01:00:19 Awesome Supporters
    01:02:07 Facebook Has Pulled Out of Podcasting
    01:07:32 Dating the Hot Crazy Person
    01:10:05 Recording 2 Different USB Microphones
    01:13:22 New Presonus Microphone
    01:15:24 Magents On Your Desk
    01:16:26 Pick Cherries
    01:17:39 Captain Curmudgeon
    01:19:46 Jims Clipping Story
    01:21:50 Popular Episodes
    01:25:04 Private Shows
    01:26:34 Wrap Up
    Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions.
    This episode 390 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Trashing Podcast Trailers

    Trashing Podcast Trailers

    Dave is starting a new podcast called The Podcast Trailer show which spurred a discussion on:
    Do we need a trailer?
    What makes a good trailer?
    What do you use it for?
    Along with how to make a decision, and if you're going to zoom with Jim, you better not have a Blue Yeti across the room. 
    Video Version
    SPONSOR: PodcastBranding.co
    If you need podcast artwork, logos, or a full website (or a branding audit) reach out to Mark at podcastbranding.co not only is Mark an award-winning graphic artist, he is also a podcaster.  He has made the artwork for my last few shows. 

    Mugshot: Based On a True Story Podcast
    Ever watch a movie that is based on a true story and wonder how much of the movie is true, Go to basedonatrustorypodcast.com and listen as they compare holly wood to history.

    MVP: Dog Podcast Network
    In a dog eat dog world . . . we’ve got you covered. Dog Podcast Network (DPN) is your premiere source for unique content related to our love of dogs. Check out dogpodcastnetwork.com
    Become an Awesome Supporter
    We haven't added a new supporter in a while and its YOUR TURN. Go to www.askthepodcastcoach.com/awesome
    Mentioned in This Episode
    Podtrak P4 Recorder
    Podcast Trailer Show
    Voice in my Hed
    Behringer Xenyx 1002B Mixer
    Profit From Your Podcast Book
    Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions.
    This episode 389 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Dirty Little Podfader

    Dirty Little Podfader

    I've heard some people refer to labeling someone as a Podfader carries with it major amounts of shame. To this, I say HUH? Jim and I discuss other topics listed below.
    SPONSOR: PodcastBranding.co
    If you need podcast artwork, logos, or a full website (or a branding audit) reach out to Mark at podcastbranding.co not only is Mark an award-winning graphic artist, he is also a podcaster.  He has made the artwork for my last few shows. 

    Mugshot: Based On a True Story Podcast
    Ever watch a movie that is based on a true story and wonder how much of the movie is true, Go to basedonatrustorypodcast.com and listen as they compare holly wood to history.

    MVP: Dog Podcast Network
    In a dog eat dog world . . . we’ve got you covered. Dog Podcast Network (DPN) is your premiere source for unique content related to our love of dogs. Check out dogpodcastnetwork.com
    Become An Awesome Supporter
    Hello support the show for all the time and insights you receive, go to www.askthepodcastcoach.com/awesome
    TOPICS:
    00:00:01 Opening
    :01:38 Sponsor: podcastbranding.co
    02:53 mugshot:basedonatruestorypodcast.com
    03:38 Podfade Shame?
    10:22 Podcast Fatigue
    18:19 Bingeworthy
    24:40 Stick With It if Its Good
    27:43 Awesome Supporters
    29:34 Podcast Discoverability
    42:20 Automatic Submission
    49:19 Rode Shotgun Mic "issue"
    52:13 Dave Jackson Cream Crusher
    53:52 How to Break a Download Plateu?
    58:35 Stale Audio
    01:00:54 Is your intro OK?
    01:02:47 Check out an Older Episode
    01:03:56 Dave and Jim Last Year
    01:08:53 Auphonic?
    01:09:46 WLM Plus
    01:12:10 Speachy
    01:15:47 Camera Issues
    01:17:30 Do I Need a Plugin
    01:20:08 Audio First Show
    01:22:00 Recording Two Separate Tracks Using Hindenburg
    01:24:33 Recording in Person
    01:25:27 44.1 Vs 48K
    01:27:10 Facebook is Losing Interest
    01:30:47 First Ever and the Best
     
    Mentioned In This Episode Sweetwater (Great place to order gear)
    Waves WLM Plus Plugin ($29 USD)
    Scheps Omni Channel ($39 USD)
    Speachy Plugin (about $38 USD)
    Top Podcast Directories (Podcast Consultant)
    Home Gadget Geeks
    Awesome Supporters 
    School of Podcasting 

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Words Have Power

    Words Have Power

    Today Dave shares how he presented words heard many times before that had an impact on his audience. Jim has finished his taxes ahead of schedule. 
    This show is best consumed on a new podcast app such as Fountain or Castamatic 
    SPONSOR: PodcastBranding.co
    If you need podcast artwork, logos, or a full website (or a branding audit) reach out to Mark at podcastbranding.co not only is Mark an award-winning graphic artist, he is also a podcaster.  He has made the artwork for my last few shows. 

    Mugshot: Based On a True Story Podcast
    Ever watch a movie that is based on a true story and wonder how much of the movie is true, Go to basedonatrustorypodcast.com and listen as they compare holly wood to history.

    MVP: Dog Podcast Network
    In a dog eat dog world . . . we’ve got you covered. Dog Podcast Network (DPN) is your premiere source for unique content related to our love of dogs. Check out dogpodcastnetwork.com
    Be an Awesome Supporter
    Go to www.askthepdocastcoach.com/awesome
    Gear Mentioned
    Rode Podmic https://supportthisshow.com/podmic
    Windscreen for Podmic https://amzn.to/3KOEJEQ (aff)
    Shure SM7B https://supportthisshow.com/sm7b
    Fiver Workspace Accounting Tool
    Topics Covered Today
    Sponsor:podcastbranding.co
    Mugshot: basedonatruestorypodcast.com
    Power of the Pause
    Shatner Speak
    Tax Weekend
    The Cheap Looking SM7B Trick
    Public Stats For Podcasters?
    Apple Follower Stats
    dogpodcastnetwork.com
    Facebook Caring Less About Podcasting
    New Media Show Quoted in LA Times
    Publishing Anxiety
    Jeepers Creepers
    2 Hard Niches
    Recovery from Bad Experiences
    When We Close Off From Suggestions?
    Libsyn Studio
    Custom Apps From Libsyn
    Live Spec in Podcasting 2.0
    Not Using Your Name
    Still Early for Podcasting 2.0
    Chapters In the Cloud
    What is a Satoshi?
    Be My Friend
    Enough with the *ing
    Embracing Different Viewpoints
    Podque?
    podqueue.fm
     "Influencers"
    Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions.
    This episode 387 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Payments Around Interviews

    Payments Around Interviews

    Would you pay someone to be a guest on your show? Would you charge a guest to be on your show? As always Dave and Jim go where the chat room leads up. We also ask, "What did you learn from a podcast this week."
    SPONSOR: PodcastBranding.co
    If you need podcast artwork, logos, or a full website (or a branding audit) reach out to Mark at podcastbranding.co not only is Mark an award-winning graphic artist, he is also a podcaster.  He has made the artwork for my last few shows. 

    Mugshot: Based On a True Story Podcast
    Ever watch a movie that is based on a true story and wonder how much of the movie is true, Go to basedonatrustorypodcast.com and listen as they compare holly wood to history.

    MVP: Dog Podcast Network
    In a dog eat dog world . . . we’ve got you covered. Dog Podcast Network (DPN) is your premiere source for unique content related to our love of dogs. Check out dogpodcastnetwork.com
    Become an Awesome Supporter at
    www.askthepodcastcoach.com/awesome
    Mentioned In this Episode
    The School of Podcasting
    Podcasting 2.0 Explained by Dave Jones
    The Volley App (Free App for Coaching)
    Table of Contents
    00:51 Sponsor:podcastbranding.co
    02:16 Musshot:basedonatruestorypodcast.com
    05:29 First Vs Correct
    07:40 Chris Krimitsos from Podfest
    09:04 What Have I Learned Part 2
    10:51 Press releases
    13:56 Paying to Get Exposure
    16:28 Shane Whaley: Platform for an Online Panel
    24:35 Awesome Supporters
    26:50 Dialing In Your Audio
    34:47 What is Podcasting 2.0?
    38:36 Cancel Culture instead of Counsel Culture
    40:25 Should I Pay My Guests?
    01:01:57 Growing Your Patreon
    01:12:31 Keep the Door Open

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

App Rover ,

Boosted to 5 stars!

My prior 2 star review: Awesome content ruined by constant 5 minute long interruptions of “let’s thank our awesome supporters” Please shorten or remove those interruptions.

My new 5 star review: Awesome content. Helpful info for all levels of podcasters.

Reason for star boost: After a few months Dave initially reduced the interruptions, and after about a year has mostly removed the constant interruptions. Thank you!

SweetJane7 ,

Awesome gift!

Thank you so much for all this content to help our development as podcasters. Over #300 episodes? - y’all are killin’ it!!! all for our industry! 😘Respect! TYSM! Laurie Watson

Good Job Mom, Good Job Dad ,

A Go-To Podcast!!

I just launched my first podcast (Good Job Mom, Good Job Dad) and Dave at Ask the Podcast Coach has become a go-to podcast for me as I learn how this whole thing works! Everything from equipment to marketing, this is a great resource and entertaining to listen to as well! Dave is also one of the reasons I decided to use Libsyn!

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