Our Podcast Tech Stack: Hardware, Software and Services

Our microphone, computer and headphones we use for recording.
Our current recording setup

For those of you who may be interested, and to document the progress of our project, I wanted to document what hardware, software and services we are using to record the podcast.  I’ll do new posts if and when we upgrade what we are using.


  • Blue Snowball Microphone – This microphone is great.  We recorded our first few podcasts using it. I didn’t realize how good it was at capturing audio until I recorded the first minisode on a different microphone and had to deal with all the problems this microphone seems to handle.  I couldn’t recommend it more highly.  This microphone is solely responsible for the great sound we get out of our simple setup.
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 – Probably my favorite laptop to date. 
  • Skullcandy Ink’d 2 Earbuds with Microphone – I use these for monitoring as I record.  They are good quality headphones, though I’d like to have something a little more comfortable, with better audio.  I use these all the time though, and buy them up wherever I find them on sale.


  • Audacity 2.3.2 – It’s free and it does a great job.  I may not feel the same if I get my hands on some other software, but for now, it does everything I can think to do.
  • WordPress –  Solid free blogging platform that I use to manage our site
  • Blubrry PowerPress – A plugin for WordPress that helps you set up blog posts as podcast post complete with audio player.


  • GoDaddy Economy Linux Hosting with cPanel – The cheapest level of hosting I could get from them that would do the job.  From what I’ve read, hosting your podcast audio files directly on your website host is a bad call.  That said, it’s what I’m doing now, so I guess I’m committed to learning this lesson the hard way.

You can find our podcasts here.

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