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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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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.

    New Tools - New Features

    New Tools - New Features

    Today we talk about some of the changes at Spotify (the good and the bad). Some audio quality comparisons and some new tools aimed at podcasters (and one that isn't but could be a great feedback tool). 
    Thanks to all of our awesome supporters. You can support the show at www.patreon.com/davejackson
    Sponsors:
    Podcast Branding
    www.podcastbranding.co
    Based on a True Story Podcast
    www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com

    Dog Podcast Network
    www.dogpodcastnetwork
    Mentioned In This Episode
    Streamyard
    Podland Podcast
    Frill.co
    Podinbox
    TOPICS
    02:00 Sponsor:podcastbranding.co
    03:21 Mugshot: basedonatruestorypodcast.com
    04:46 Spotify Promotions
    07:54 Spotify Ratings
    08:25 Comparing Local vs Youtube Vs Streamyard
    22:20 What are You Streaming To?
    23:43 Teachers Pet: dogpodcastnetwork.com
    25:55 Streamyard Background Music
    30:44 Promoting Fiction
    35:03 People Don't Read Anymore
    38:15 Our First Poll in YouTube
    43:15 Zooming With Your Audience
    47:28 Frill.co Feedback Tool
    54:11 Speakpipe and Podinbox
    55:38 Gaming Industry is Huge
    59:34 Podinbox
    01:47 Blurry Technology
    03:23 Back Catalog Discussion
    01:09:38 What Counts as a Download?
    01:14:58 It May Be Your Content
    01:17:50 Measuring Strategies
    01:19:33 Are all of Jim's Show's Live
    This show uses Podpage for its website. You can try it for free at www.trypodpage.com
    Ready to Start a Podcast? 

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Let's Not Pit Podcasters Against Each Other

    Let's Not Pit Podcasters Against Each Other

    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 me scratch my head. 
    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 Supporters
    Are you getting value out of this show? You can help support it at askthepodcastcoach.com/support
    TOPICS
    00:01:51 Sponsor: podcastbranding.co
    00:03:13 mugshot:basedonatruestorypodcast.com
    00:08:36 Pitting Podcasters Against Each Other
    00:13:24 Gallop Famous
    00:19:38 dogpodcastnetwork.com
    00:21:10 Not Hits in Podcasting?
    00:29:15 Descript Edits Video
    00:32:32 Les Paul and Creativity
    00:40:00 Radio Losing Ground
    00:45:30 Early Podcast Topics
    00:50:53 We're Running Out of Time
    00:55:19 Linq Smart Business Card
    01:07:22 Too Many Ads?
    01:19:26 Krisp Noise Removal?
    01:22:15 Bad Audio From a Guest
    LINKS MENTIONED
    Descript Software
    Jarvis AI Tool
    Le Paul Chasing Sound 
    Tom Webster I hear Things The Best Schnitzel in Detroit 
    Power of Podcasting Network
    Linq Smart Business Cards
    Stickermule
    Blank NFC Cards
    NFC Tools App
    JOIN THE SCHOOL OF PODCASTING
    Go schoolofpodcasting.com/coach and use the coupon code " coach " to save 20%
     

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Multiple Languages in a Single Podcast?

    Multiple Languages in a Single Podcast?

    Today we answer a question that came in from the website at askthepdocastcoach.com (see the microphone in the bottom right-hand corner.
    Thanks to the following: Podcast Branding www.podcastbranding.co
    Based on a True Story Podcast www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com
    Dog Podcast Network www.dogpodcastnetwork.com


    Our Awesome Supporters www.askthepodcastcoach.com/awesome
    NEW PATRON !!
    Keep the Flame Alive - Fans of the Olympics & Paralympics
    https://flamealivepod.com/
    TOPICS:
    00:04:47 Multiple Languages on a single Podcast
    00:19:36 Podcasts on Facebook
    00:24:22 Fame or Fortune
    00:25:06 Time to Monetize
    00:30:58 MVP: DogPodcastNetwork.com
    Become an Awesome Supporter
    www.askthepodcastcoach.com/awesome
    00:33:14 Facebook
    00:35:54 Monetizing Dust
    00:38:34 Jordan Harbinger Deals Page
    00:41:13 Instagram Picture
    00:46:08 Website for Your Podcast 
    see trypodpage.com and learnpodpage.com
    00:48:46 New Review Feature at School of Podcasting
    00:52:30 Rebranding the Podcast Rodeo Show?
    01:14:01 Jim Contemplating His Show
    Video Version

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Being Yourself Can Be Hard - But Worth It

    Being Yourself Can Be Hard - But Worth It

    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 support to a person, organization, cause, or activity" and the result of that patronage is you allow the artist (podcaster) to continue to do their art. 
    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 dogpodcastnetwork.com
    So if you were an awesome supporter for the shout out, then really you were just enjoy very, VERY, cheap advertising and we've done away with that. 
    LINKS FROM TODAY
    Tascam Mixcast 4
    Awesome Supporters
    Purple Cow and Tribes Books from Seth Godin
    Canva.com Graphics Tool
    Polymash.com
    Slickdeals.com
    Follow the show on the following apps and never miss an episode
    Apple Podcasts- Spotify- Google Podcasts
    Become an Awesome Supporter
    Get Bonus Content
    Live Group Coaching
    www.askthepodcastcoach.com/awesome
    or consider a one-time donation.
    TOPICS:
    Dave's NYE As a Child
    Podcast Branding
    When people find you and like you, they will listen to the back episodes.
    Apple has a horrible interface
    Test Tasting Your Podcast
    Fearing Feedback
    If you had no budget concerns
    Find the things you are good at and DO THOSE THINGS.
    The last Tascam update
    Tascam Firmware Update Coming in Firmware
    Bluetooth Sucks for Audio
    Your Chat Lets You Know If You're Boring
    Software Development FOREVER doesn't work.
    Hardware Check - PC Pricing - Slick Deals
    The Weird Mental Blocks of Office Vs Studio
    Internet pricing for Businesses
    Getting Organized
    Daves Hybrid Exercise Bike/Office Chair
    Dave Has a Monitor Program
    Work-Life Balance
    Sometimes the Joy is in the Journey
    I Get Nervous Letting People Listen to Me
    No More Post Show - ONE SHOW FOR EVERYONE
    Shout outs = Skip, Skip, Skip, Slip...
    Fire Your Haters
    Remembering Being in Your 20s
    ploymash.com Transcripts
    Canva is getting better

    • 1 hr 24 min
    The Ultimate Podcast Lightning Round (Replay)

    The Ultimate Podcast Lightning Round (Replay)

    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 back on January 1, 2022
    Thanks to all of our supporters:
    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
    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 dogpodcastnetwork.com
    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
    JOIN THE SCHOOL OF PODCASTING
    Join the School of Podcasting worry-free using the coupon code " coach " and save 20%. Your podcast will have you sounding confident, sound great (buying the best equipment for your budget), and have you syndicated all over the globe. There is a 30-day worry-free money-back guarantee Go to 
    schoolofpodcasting.com/start
    QUESTIONS
    Best Microphone Samson Q2u or ATR2100
    Best Podcast Media Hosting ( Libsyn.com use the coupon code sopfree to get a free month)
    How many episodes should I launch with?
    How do you record a phone call?
    Skype Out or a Rodecaster Pro
    (or Zoom Podtrak P4 - more affordable)
    Best way to record skype?
    free mp3 skype recorder (PC) Call Recorder (Mac)
    Getting comfortable recording solo?
    Can you make money with a podcast?
    see the book Profit From Your Podcast
    How do I get booked as a guest on other shows? (Interview Guide)
    A Top mistake podcasters make?
    Best use of a Zoom H1 portable Recorder
    UPDATE I recommend the Podtrak P4 now. It is the "Swiss Army Knife" of podcasting ( see Gear Guide) or watch this video for more information on podcast gear
    Who is the Rodecaster Pro best suited for?
    Again, I recommend the Podtrak P4 now. It is the "Swiss Army Knife" of podcasting ( see Gear Guide) or watch this video for more information on podcast gear if you're on a budget.
    Best affordable software to record your podcast?
    Audacity (learn Audacity)
    What audio plugins do you use?
    Waves Scheps Omni Channel
    Should I use Facebook ads to promote my podcast?
    What do you think about Anchor.fm?
    SEE UPDATED REASONS
    Do I need to edit my podcast?
    Should I use my transcripts for my “Show notes/Blog Post?”
    See otter.ai for free transcriptions
    How do you avoid burnout?
    Make it easy to capture and manage ideas like Evernote.
    Should I use a stage name?
    What link should I use when I promote my podcast?
    see this post
    Getting over first episode jitters
    Should I do an episode zero/trailer?
    Should I upgrade my equipment? ( see Gear Guide) or watch this video for more information on podcast gear if you're on a budget.
    What do you use for Live Streaming?
    Streamyard
    Takin Live Phone Calls with a Que?
    Call in Studio
    How do I get sponsors?
    Should I share one microphone with my co-host?
    What should I expect to pay when hiring a Podcast Editor?
    see Steve Stewart. The cheapest I know is Audio Editing Service
    Should I syndicate my audio podcast to YouTube?
    Should I launch a crowdfunding campaign?
    Playing music in my show, is it legal?
    Uploading my episodes to Apple?
    See Video
    Start over or rebrand my podcast?
    Should I join a podcast network? (more info)
    I need a web designer
    www.podcastbranding.co
    Kapa99 if you're on a budget can do Artwork
    Check out www.trypodpage.com for a DIY solution and www.learnpodpage.com to get up to speed quickly.
    Who do I hire for voice over?
    Music Radio Creative or Media Voice Overs
    Is starting a podcast hard?
    How do I get my podcast to rank higher in Apple Podcasts?
    Who do you

    • 24 min
    Are Podcasters Setting Themselves Up to Be Sued?

    Are Podcasters Setting Themselves Up to Be Sued?

    A recent article in The Verge about SiriusXM being sued by the 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: 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
    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 http://www.dogpodcastnetwork.com
    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
    JOIN THE SCHOOL OF PODCASTING
    Join the School of Podcasting worry-free using the coupon code " coach " and save 20%. Your podcast will have you sounding confident, sound great (buying the best equipment for your budget), and have you syndicated all over the globe. There is a 30-day worry-free money-back guarantee Go to 
    schoolofpodcasting.com/start
    LINKS
    Telemprompter Software
    Affordable teleprompter Kit
    Book: Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible
    Captivate Media Hosting
    Libsyn Media Hosting
    Streamyard
    TOPICS
    00:01:34  Sponsor: podcastbranding.co
    00:02:49  Tascam Mixcast 4 Update
    00:04:57  Mugshot:basedonatruestorypodcast.com
    00:08:53  Back on the Rodecaster
    00:10:55  Christina Gets Dirty
    00:12:53  Deaf Lawsuit and Lawsuits
    00:26:15  Podcasting 2.0
    00:30:39  Teleprompter Software
    00:34:21  Awesome SUpporters
    00:38:00  60+ Age Folks and Podcasting
    00:48:49  Spotify Bought Wooshkaa
    00:54:46  Superchats
    00:56:34  What are Superchats
     

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
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49 Ratings

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!

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.

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