The tool is never as important as what the tool creates. I own a drill but it took me almost an entire weekend to build four steps. I own a $1,400 laptop with about $3,000 worth of graphics software on it but I can’t create a decent logo to save my life. I get asked what tools are best for podcasting usually followed by “for a person on a budget”. The short answer of what you need to start a podcast are these three things.
A web site.
The tools don’t matter
There are about 10 other details that I could go into but the short answer is that you don’t need much to start a podcast. The tools frankly don’t matter as much as you hope they do. I got 50,000 downloads using a basic headset, a $20 piece of software with a website hosted for $7 a month. If you want a step by step on how to get a podcast set up then visit my friend Cliff Ravenscraft. But you’ll be wasting your money on equipment and tutorials if you don’t have the most important thing in podcasting.