Starting your own podcast can be both exciting, and a lot more work than you might think. For starters, you need to be sure that you want to make this commitment. You have to have topics to discuss during the show, and if you are attempting to cultivate a core listener base, you have to be ready to release episodes regularly. You can't start a podcast without the proper equipment. You will need a good microphone.
Any microphone will work; however, the audience will generally be able to decipher between a better working microphone and a poorly functioning microphone. You will need to obtain a transportable XLR recorder if you plan on using analogue microphones for your podcast. You will need equipment that impresses the analogue audience and converts it to digital. You will also need a computer. Any windows computer or Mac is efficient to record, edit, and upload your podcasts.