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School of Podcasting

784 EpisodesProduced by Dave JacksonWebsite

You want to start a podcast, but you’re not sure where to start. You need advice on how to grow or monetize your show, and stop being so scared that it won’t work! I can help by showing you what mistakes NOT TO MAKE and much more. Subscribe to the show and soak in the 16+ years of podcasting experie… read more


The Biggest Pain in Creating a Podcast

Starting a podcast is not hard. Starting a GOOD podcast takes time, dedication, talent, etc and today I asked my audience, "What is the biggest pain in starting and creating a podcast." Here is what they answered:

Your Biggest Pain in Podcasting

01:23 Thanks to everyone who contributed

Positioning My Podcast - from Timothy of

Running Out of Content - Chris Nesi from the House of Ed Tech

Scheduling - Todd from the Trucker Dump

The Abundance of Choice - Stephanie from the Virtual Ex-Pats

Mouth Noises - Moxie Your Brain On Facts

Thumbnails - Bandrew from the Bandrew Says

Show Notes - Matt from the Author Inside You 

Show Notes - Seth from Geekville Radio

Running Out of Content - Dave Logical Weight Loss

Question of the Month

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Because of My Podcast I Was Hired For an Event


Jas from Giving Up The Ghost podcast was asked to do a live recording of Ghost Stories at an AKIA store for a private sleepover party after only four episodes!

Here is the description of their show:

Podcasting LIVE from one of the MOST haunted cities located DEAD center in North America - Winnipeg, MB Canada. Join us as we explore the unknown! Welcome to Giving Up The Ghost Each week we will cover, explore and share our research of unexplained paranormal phenomena in Winnipeg and surrounding areas! Join your AudioCurators Jas and Sherrie as they discover the dark side of local history, Urban legends and their haunting origins as well as everything that goes bump in the night. Are you afraid of the dark? well, you should be.

For more information on Sherrie’s Art and Gallery please view her talent at For more information on Jas’s publications and fiction writing, please visit her website and her FB page

The Memory of Creating a Podcast Will Be With You Forever


When you start a podcast it will change your life for better or worse, and you won't be able to take it away. I recently drove 12 hours in a car with my brother and sister-in-law to see my cousin's oldest child graduate from High School. Yes, 24 hours (round trip) in a car is not a great time, but it is a memory I have with my family that we will always have. To have that memory I had to say Yes to taking the trip.

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Howard Stern Comes Again Book


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