10 steps to start podcasting
Step 1: A dynamic cardioid microphone
Audio-technica ATR-2100 $99 delivered
Dynamic because they are more rugged, need no external power and less sensitive to subtle background noises.
Cardioid because it will allows you to record in any room without the need for sound treatment due to its pickup pattern being specifically in front and close to the mic
It’s USB and XLR so it will grow with you
Lots of podcasters use the so there’s a lot of help videos out there for you to learn from...