I have found that there are many ways to create a podcast so these directions will focus on a specific set of tools for a narrow target of users. Those that are techie by nature will find a different and maybe an easier way to use the listed tools but for now let’s just follow the bouncing ball.
The following tool will be used in this tutorial:
Audacity – a free open source software recording and editing tool
You can download Audacity at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/
Logitech USB Desktop Microphone – you can order from any source that you choose. I found mine at BestBuy. Model: 980186-0403
It is possible to use just about any type of PC compatable microphone but I found the best results for the price with the one above.