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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.

Ask the Podcast Coach Dave Jackson

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    • 4.3 • 47 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.

    Can You Be Successful Without Apple Podcasts?

    Can You Be Successful Without Apple Podcasts?

    Jim is back from his trip and we are fielding questions from the chat room. 
    SPONSOR: Podcast Branding.co
    If you need artwork, a logo, a custom podcast website, or a full-on branding audit, let the award-winning graphic artist (and fellow podcaster Mark Des Cotes make that great, professional first impression. see www.podcastbranding.co
    Mugshot: Based on a True Story Podcast
    Ever wonder how true those movies are that are based on a true story? Find out at www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com
    TEACHER'S PET:
    Dog Podcast Network
    If you have a dog and want something to listen to while you take your four-legged friend for a walk check of Dog Edition. They have multiple shows all about our favorite furry friends at dopodcastnetwork.com
    Mentioned in This Episode
    Logitech C920
    Logitech 4k Camera
    Elgato Facecam
    Sony VZ-10
    Sony VZ-1
    Auphonic
    Ecam
    Waves NS-1 Noise Reduction Plugin
    Riverside.fm
    TOPICS:
    01:36  Sponsor: podcastbranding.co
    02:42  Mugshot: baseonatruestorypodcast.com
    03:37  Lights and Cameras
    08:11  Camera For Tutorials at School of Podcasting
    14:35  DJL Email?
    15:38  Green Screens
    20:24  Con You Be Successful in Podcasting With Using Apple Podcasts?
    28:02  Awesome Supporters
    33:47  Discoverability Platform
    37:00  Wet Willies With Dr. Phil
    37:58  Cleaning Up Phone Calls
    47:09  Organzing Podcast Ideas
    52:33  Riverside.fm
    Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions.
    This episode 361 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network

    • 58 min
    Connecting With Your Audience

    Connecting With Your Audience

    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 Branding.co
    If you need artwork, a logo, a custom podcast website, or a full-on branding audit, let the award-winning graphic artist (and fellow podcaster Mark Des Cotes make that great, professional first impression. see www.podcastbranding.co
    MUGSHOT
    Ever wonder how true those movies are that are based on a true story? Find out at www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com
    TEACHER'S PET:
    Dog Podcast Network
    If you have a dog and want something to listen to while you take your four-legged friend for a walk check of Dog Edition. They have multiple shows all about our favorite furry friends at dopodcastnetwork.com
    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
    Congressional Dish Episode 237
    Voice Form Survey Tool 
    The Social Dilemma on Netflix
    David vs Goliath: How to Compete, And Beat, The On-Line Giant. 100 Proven Promotions For Brick & Mortar Retailers 
    The Cigar Authority COOKBOOK 
    2 Guys Cigars 
    Voice Form Survey Tool 
    TOPICS:
    01:13  Sponsor:podcastbranding.co
    03:02  Mugshot: basedonatrustorypodcast.com
    03:30  Chicken or the Egg?
    05:45  The Connection With Your Audience
    07:33  Competition in Podcasting?
    09:46  Hosting a Meetup For Your Audience
    17:49  Clubhouse - You Get Out What You Put In
    20:07  Yes, That Was Illegal
    25:51  How Many Years to Make Money?
    28:46  Big Changes on One Suggestion
    33:04  Mewe Vs Circle
    37:49  Awesome Supporters
    42:36  Letting a Competitor Advertise On Your Show
    47:23  Different Styles Attract Different People
    48:11  Dave's Soundstage
    52:49  Nudity in Podcasting
    55:49  Private YouTube Videos
    1:00:36  supportthisshow.com/voiceform
    1:02:47  Worried About Being Removed
    1:05:39  Congress Just Said Podcasting
    1:10:41  The Accuracy of the Media
    1:12:07  Peer Reviewed?
    1:14:35  Media Host Testing
    1:18:51  Moving From PowerPress
    1:24:28  Getting Audience to Respond
    1:28:29  Keeping Gas in the Tank
    1:30:21  Bitcoin Update

    • 1 hr
    Overthinking Your Podcast Launch

    Overthinking Your Podcast Launch

    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: PodcastBranding.co

    If you want your podcast to grab people's attention, make you look professional, and stand out from the crowd, go to to Mark at podcastbranding.com In addition to being an award-winning graphic artist, he is also a podcaster.

     
    Mugshot: Based On a True Story Podcast

    We've all seen the movies that claim to be 'based on a true story, but have you ever wondered how historically accurate they are? That's what we'll aim to find out as we compare Hollywood with history.

     
    Teacher's Pet: 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.

     
    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

    Read to Lead Book

    Leading the Bleeding Podcast

    How to Set Your Show Up For Bitcoin Video

    How To Transfer Bitcoin to Your Wallet

     
    TOPICS:

    00:30  September 11th Remembrance
    04:57  Sponsor: Podcastbranding.co
    07:01  Mugshot:basedonatruestorypodcast.com
    09:58  How To Release Episodes
    17:20  There will be tweaking
    20:59  Tascam Mixcast 4 Update
    22:21  Friendly Boost Reminder
    29:01  Another Avenue of Interaction
    35:31  Give Your Audience What They Want
    38:54  Awesome Supporters
    45:40  Time Management App
    53:51  Dave is Speaking Today
    56:58  Misinformation

     
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    • 1 hr
    Let's Talk Podcast Interview (Repost)

    Let's Talk Podcast Interview (Repost)

    Today we are back after testing a new system last week. The chat room had a ton of questions about podcast interviews.
    SPONSOR: Podcast Branding.co
    If you need artwork, a logo, a custom podcast website, or a full-on branding audit, let the award-winning graphic artist (and fellow podcaster Mark Des Cotes make that great, professional first impression. see www.podcastbranding.co
    Mugshot: Based on A True Story
    Ever wonder how true those movies are that are based on a true story? Find out at www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com
    TOPICS
    01:04  SPONSOR: podcastbranding.co
    02:17  Mugshot: Based on a True Story Podcast
    02:50  Band of Brothers Podcast
    03:31  Why Conan Loves Podcasting
    04:21  What Happened Last Week?
    11:05  Video Editors
    13:02  Podcasting Books
    17:17  Clubhouse Future?
    20:46  Welder Remote Recording
    21:42  Let's Talk Interviews
    28:58  Do I Send Them The Questions?
    33:50  Podcasting Around a Baby
    36:17  Our Awesome Supporters: Dogpodcastnetwork.com
    39:01  Setting Up the Guest
    BOOKS MENTIONED
    Profit From Your Podcast
    https://amzn.to/3nbNrSe
    Make Noise: A Creator's Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling
    https://amzn.to/3jKpQIr
    Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling
    https://amzn.to/32TtZ1I
    Big Podcast – Grow Your Podcast Audience, Build Listener Loyalty, and Get Everybody Talking About Your Show
    https://amzn.to/3thsuZa
    Podcast Growth: How to Grow Your Podcast Audience
    https://amzn.to/2VebZR8
    Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio
    https://amzn.to/3zPocuH
    So You Want to Start a Podcast: Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Story, and Building a Community That Will Listen
    https://amzn.to/3BG9SFp
    Stop Chasing Influencers: The True Path To Building Your Business and Living Your Dream
    https://amzn.to/2WRs13U
    So You Want to Start a Podcast: Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Story, and Building a Community That Will Listen
    https://amzn.to/3kXjuEP
    Beyond Powerful Radio: A Communicator's Guide to the Internet Age: News, Talk, Information & Personality
    https://amzn.to/2WQgCS7
    Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money
    https://amzn.to/3h30Xps
    Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
    https://amzn.to/3jQdRcB
    Become an Awesome Supporter
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    Live Group Coaching
    www.askthepodcastcoach.com/awesome
    or consider a one-time donation.
    Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions.
    This episode 358 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network
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    • 1 hr
    Kicking the Tires on Riverside.fm as a Streaming Platform

    Kicking the Tires on Riverside.fm as a Streaming Platform

    Today we attempt to use Riverside.fm 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 Branding.co
    If you need artwork, a logo, a custom podcast website, or a full-on branding audit, let the award-winning graphic artist (and fellow podcaster Mark Des Cotes make that great, professional first impression. see www.podcastbranding.co
    In addition to playing with a different platform, we talked about starting a podcast with basic tools and working your way up. You don't need to start with a giant studio.
    We also talk about the new Tascam Mixcast 4 
    It is VERY similar to the Rodcaster Pro (both in price and features) but there is also software that seems pretty slick.
    Mugshot
    Ever wonder how true those movies are that are based on a true story? Find out at www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com
    Teachers Pet
    If you love dogs, check out the Dog Podcast Network at www.dogpodcastnetwork.com There are long and short shows to give you great content to listen to while you walk your dog.
    Become an Awesome Supporter
    Get Bonus Content
    Live Group Coaching
    www.askthepodcastcoach.com/awesome
    or consider a one-time donation.
    Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions.
    This episode 357 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network

    • 47 min
    First Podcast Review Blues

    First Podcast Review Blues

    Today Dave and Jim tackle the mental challenge of negative reviews, reading ads, google forms, and more.  SPONSOR: Podcast Branding.co
    If you need artwork, a logo, a custom podcast website, or a full-on branding audit, let the award-winning graphic artist (and fellow podcaster Mark Des Cotes make that great, professional first impression. see www.podcastbranding.co
    MUGSHOT: Based On a True Story Podcast
    Ever wonder how true those movies are that are based on a true story? Find out at www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com
    Become an Awesome Supporter
    Get Bonus Content
    Live Group Coaching
    www.askthepodcastcoach.com/awesome
    or consider a one-time donation.
    TOPICS:
    03:21  Sponsor: podcastbranding.co
    04:39  Mugshot: Based on a True Story Podcast
    05:20  First Review Blues
    12:40  Perfect Feedback
    16:16  Sponsors on One Page
    19:34  Podia vs Teachable vs Thinkific
    22:49  I Will Eventually Move Away From Facebook
    25:02  Jim is Leaning Toward Discord
    27:41  Our Awesome Supporters
    31:56  Jim's Trip To Boston
    33:33  Are Google Forms Secure?
    35:49  Host Read Ads
    45:33  How Do You Grow Your Podcast Audience
    50:56  Would You Podcast if You Didn't Know How Big Your Audience Was?
    51:57  A Hobby Podcast Has Less Pressure
    54:42  Nerd Out on Crypto
    Mentioned In This Episode
    podcastbranding.co
    basedonatruestorypodcas.com
    dogpodcastnetwork.com
    podpage.com
    Become an Awesome Supporter
    List of Awesome Supporters
    Dave's Free Podpage Course
    Profit From Your Podcast Book
    David and Goliath Marketing Book
    The Most Important Question In Podcasting - Tom Webster

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

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!

App Rover ,

1 major flaw

Awesome content ruined by constant 5 minute long interruptions of “let’s thank our awesome supporters”

Please shorten or remove those interruptions.

elikqitie ,

Must listen for any podcast producer

Best way to learn about the ins and outs of podcasting, recent and relevant information and what’s new on the podcasting front. Dave covers software, audio equipment and applications podcasters are using to create their work.

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