If you are in a crowd, it is likely that the people to your left and right have their own podcasts. The good news is that there are many tools available to help podcast hosts improve their shows, and many of these tools are part of various Black Friday 2023 promotions. A few months ago, I wrote an article about how I podcast, sharing tips and tricks I use for my own show, RiYL. I have been able to upgrade my podcast production thanks to new technology, and many of the items I use are listed in this article.
The RODECaster Pro II, priced at $700 on Amazon, is a great system for in-person productions and offers a lot of controls and customization, along with features like music cue trigger pads. The Tula Mic, priced at $199 on Amazon, has a compact foldable design and great sound quality, making it perfect for recording on the go. The Shure MV7, priced at $269 on Amazon, offers great sound quality and features a USB input for easy connectivity. The Insta360 Link, priced at $254 on Amazon, offers high-quality video and a built-in electronic gimbal. The Razer Ring Light, priced at $80 on Amazon, provides good lighting for video recordings. The Bose QuietComfort Ultra headphones, priced at $379 on Amazon, offer comfort and high-quality audio for podcasting and day-to-day use.
In addition to these hardware recommendations, I also suggest several subscription services that can help enhance your podcast production. Riverside.fm, Auphonic, Otter, and Podcastpage are all great services that can help improve the quality of your show.
Overall, the availability of podcasting tools and services means that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to produce a great-sounding show in 2023. And if you’re looking for new great-sounding shows, check out TechCrunch’s podcasts covering startups, founders, and the crypto space: Equity, Found, and Chain Reaction. This article contains links to affiliate partners, and TechCrunch may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through these links.