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Your Podcast is Someone's Life Raft | Beyond the Downloads


Apr 4, 2023

Are you wondering why your podcast isn't lasting, even though you've been told to produce relevant, entertaining content? Are you exhausted from trying to keep up with the same podcast routine without success? Discover the key to podcast longevity and engaged listeners without the frustration in this episode!

With his trademark integrity and teaching spirit, Dave Jackson strives to inspire podcasters to find their inner voice and niche down - but must confront the irony of unrealistic expectations, misinformation, and the curse of knowledge along the way.

In this episode, you will be able to:

  1. Grasp the essence of setting achievable goals to ward off podcast burnout.
  2. Discover the value of candid feedback for enhancing your podcast episodes. 
  3.  Uncover the benefits of zeroing in on your niche and comprehending your podcast audience.
  4. Learn the art of concocting the perfect blend of amusing, educational, and engrossing content.
  5. Delve into the world of podcast ingenuity by experimenting with different formats and adaptable scheduling.

My special guest is Dave Jackson, School of Podcasting

I was so excited to welcome Dave Jackson as a guest. Dave is an experienced podcaster and educator who has been in the game since 2005. He has a unique perspective on setting realistic expectations and avoiding podcast burnout, something many podcasters struggle with. 

Dave's background in teaching and his commitment to constant improvement makes him an ideal guest to discuss the importance of understanding the challenges and rewards of podcasting. With his engaging personality and wealth of knowledge, Dave Jackson is sure to provide valuable insights for podcasters seeking longevity and engagement.

The resources mentioned in this episode are:

  • Go hang out with Dave Jackson, School of Podcasting, for updates and insights on podcasting.

  • Check out Chat GPT as an assistant to brainstorm ideas for podcast content.

  • Explore AI tools like Capsho to enhance podcast production.

  • Focus on creating engaging podcast content by sharing personal stories that make your audience feel connected to you.

Setting realistic expectations for podcasting


When starting a podcast, it is crucial to set realistic expectations to avoid disappointment or even burnout. This includes being aware of the time and effort required to create quality content, as well as understanding that growing an audience takes patience and persistence. Podcasting may appear easy at first glance, but producing polished episodes often involves extensive research, scripting, recording, and editing.

By setting realistic goals and being prepared for the challenges ahead, podcasters can increase their chances of achieving long-term success and maintaining their enthusiasm for the project. Dave Jackson emphasizes the importance of setting realistic expectations in podcasting, noting that many people give up early on because they have been sold on the idea of quick success without considering their specific circumstances.

He reveals that it took him an hour to produce a 15-minute podcast episode, demonstrating the level of attention and care required to produce engaging content. During the interview, Dave also discusses the importance of seeking honest feedback from sources other than family and friends, who may be too kind to provide constructive criticism.

Check out Dave's Podcast, School of Podcasting

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