This show was recorded in front of a live audience at the 2019 NAPFA Spring Conference in Austin, Texas. Joined by Dave O'brien, we talked about what it takes to get started in podcasting. We made the case that 1) A podcast is worth doing, and 2) any dummy can do it if they just start.
We covered a lot of specifics that newcomers to podcasting might find helpful, so below is a listing of all the products and services we talked about. Much to our disappointment, we received no promotional compensation for plugging any of these things.
Dave O'Brien's firm, Evolution Advisers
We used Fiverr.com to find a lot of our helpers at the beginning. We recommend starting with Level 2 sellers or higher. It's cheap enough that you could hire two people for the same work then use the one you like better. (We hired a guy with the Fiverr handle of awwyeah to do our editing. He was fantastic.)
Cashflow Podcasting is a turn key solution for creating a podcast from scratch. They're more expensive than a DIY approach, of course, but it's an option if you've got more budget than time/energy.
Ben uses this microphone (be sure to read reviews before buying. There have been compatibility issues with Windows 10)
Audacity is a free, open source recording and editing software that about 99% of podcasters use. It's a perfect tool to use when you're just starting out. Audacity on a laptop plus a gamer headset microphone is a great setup.
The Zoom H6 is the best recorder out there. Worth the investment.
And finally, if you don't know about NAPFA, we HIGHLY recommend learning more about them.