Podcasting Gear Recommendations

One Person MOBILE Interview Package - Premium Version

Mobile Interview Kit-V2

This setup is for recording interviews on location, with future proof flexibility for in-studio use as well.


The focus is on being able to record high quality interviews on location, with minimum fuss and complexity.

The recording technique used for using this gear is the same one that Alex Blumberg uses (Formerly of NPR, CEO of Gimlet Media). We've written extensively about the techniques used for this, and will add links to these articles shortly.


At the time of this writing, the package comes in around $480.

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Movo Interview Mic

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These microphones are Dynamic mics. As such these reject background noise and are perfect for on location recordings, even in noisy environments. Specialized Microphone for Voice Reproduction to Maximize Clarity, Reduce Plosives, Wind Noise, & Limit Low-frequency Noise.

The long handle makes them great for mobile interviews, and when paired with a digital recorder such as the Zoom H2n, H4n, H5n or H6n, they create the perfect on location interview kit.

  • Isolated Microphone Capsule with Internal Pop Filter to Reduce Handling Noise
  • This Dynamic microphone does not require external phantom power
  • 3-Pin XLR Connector, Aluminum Alloy Construction, Carrying Pouch Included
  • 1 Year Movo Warranty with Fast & Friendly Support

Short XLR Cable

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I recommend using a short XLR cable to connect the interview mic to the digital recorder, which allows you to walk around with a belt clip for your digital recorder. 

  • Cable Length: 3 ft , Wire Length: 31 1/2"
  • Shielded Balanced Audio Cable
  • Metal XLR Female Connector to Metal XLR Male Connector
  • Oxygen-Free Copper Wires
  • Cable Spec.: [(20/0.12BC+PVC1.5)*2C + Cotton+SP60/0.12BC+PVC6.0]

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Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder


This is one of the best and most flexible audio recording tools out there. I recommend this primarily because it makes for a future proof investment. It can be used in a range of situations inside the studio or out on the road.

  • Podcast studio recording with up to 5 persons
  • On site interviews when attending conferences
  • Pro sound for video recordings with a DSLR or smartphone camera
  • Videos with wireless lavalier microphones

The H6 It has powerful and clean pre-amps, which alleviate the most common complaint about Dynamic Mics having a weak signal output level. These amps are plenty strong to get decent recording levels.


headphones

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Senal SMH-1000 Closed-Back Professional Monitor Headphones


When recording mobile interviews, it is critical to hear what is going on with "closed" design headphones. This way you can monitor the audio, as well as your mic technique.

  • Flat Frequency Response, also ideal for editing podcasts
  • Closed design to shield environment noise
  • Detachable cable
  • Easy to take on the road

An excellent choice for commercial recording, broadcast, home studios, and live and location sound. ​


Over-ear, closed-back (circumaural) stereo headphone design to help block unwanted environmental noise. Ideal for use in professional applications such as studio or field recording.

Detachable, twist-locking 10' coiled cable and 3' straight cable included. Replacement cables also available from Senal.

Padded headband and soft, replaceable ear cushions. Replacement cushions are available for purchase.

Easy storage via collapsible folding mechanism.


Zoom H6 Carrying Pack

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Handy Recorder Pouch JJC Portable Case Accessories for Zoom H6 with Hook & Loop Fasteners Design, Removable Mic Cover, Belt loop, Boom Pole Sleeve & D-ring


This custom fitted recorder pouch will become a good partner for your Zoom H6 handy recorder.

Product Highlights
-Provides access to all controls
-Made of premium material
-With removable microphone cover
-The Belt loop, boom pole sleeve, and D-ring enable multiple mounting options
-D-ring comes with a safety strap
-Hook and loop fasteners securely hold your device

  • Material: Polyester Fiber
  • Net Weight: 4.55 ounce
  • Gross Weight: 6.74 ounce
  • Size: 8.7*5.5*0.9 inches
  • Color: Black + Blue

Other Podcasting Gear Packages

2 Person Podcast Studio Starter Package - Premium Version

This package is similar to the 2 person budget package, but features better microphones and boom arms

2 Person Podcast Studio Starter Package - Budget Version

This package is similar to the 2 person premium package, but features more basic microphones and boom arms

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