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By Dan Moren

What I Use: Podcasting gear

Blue Yeti
Blue Yeti

What I Use is a recurring column where we detail the tools we use to get something done, whether it’s make tea or write novels. This month, Dan talks about podcasting.

If you’d told me a few years ago that talking into a microphone would some day make up a measurable percentage of my professional life, I probably would have wondered what kind of bizarre world the future was. But here we are in 2016, and podcasting is a surprisingly big chunk of what I do every week.

There’s been a lot written about podcasting tools, much of it exhaustive, but in the end, every podcaster has their own equipment and workflow that works for them. So while I make no claims to my method being the best, right now it’s the only one I’ve got.


The heart of any podcast setup is the mic. I haven’t yet made the jump to a fancy USB audio interface—in fact, I’m still using the second microphone I’ve ever owned: a Blue Yeti.…

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