Some years ago, I briefly did a podcast, and while it wasn't hard to set up, it was a bit kludgey to do. After recently hearing a few podcasters mention some things about how they're doing it, I took a look at doing it again, and it is way simpler than it once was. You can do it for just a few bucks a month, and unlike a few years ago, there's no need to kludge, plus you get tons of feedback about how many people are listening to your podcast. So, for anybody interested in learning how to do it, here's the absolute basics of how to get started: 1.) Get a microphone for your PC, if it doesn't already have one. Don't worry about how fancy it is, unless you're planning on doing remote recordings or something like that. Your bargain basic mic is good enough for the beginning. Or, if you've got a smartphone, you can use that to do your recording. 2.) Audio software for recording/editing. Audacity is free, and is used by some professional podcasters (yes, people do make a living at podcasting). You'll need to install a plug-in in order to use MP3 (the standard audio format for podcasts). 3.) A host for the podcast files. There's lots of them out there, but many folks use LibSyn. Its cheap, plans start at $5/mo., they show you how to submit your podcast to the iTunes store, give you a free webpage for your podcast, and provide you with a ton of data about how popular your podcast is. Essentially, you're done at this point. You'll probably want to create an email address for the podcast (this can be done via gmail or similar free email services), create some cover art (even big name podcasters often just use text on a background, so don't think you need something fancy), and a Facebook page, but all of that is optional, and doesn't require anything fancy software/hardware wise. All you have to do is record an episode, edit it (if it needs editing), add the right tags, and upload it to LibSyn. They'll handle the rest. If your podcast is popular enough, you can sell ads on it via LibSyn's ad network, but it seems like damned near everybody out there is using Patreon to crowdfund their podcasts. Your total cost, if you didn't have to buy a mic, is $60/year on the cheapest LibSyn plan If you did buy a mic, then you can pick one up that'll do the job well enough in the beginning for $15 or so.