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Equipment to Start Your Financial Podcast

No one wants to travel all the time to make a podcast. A lot of podcast equipment articles will talk about having in-house recording software. But I don’t think this is realistic. I suspect most advisors will regularly invite and or partner with people who are not in their office. As soon as you add “travel” to podcasting, you’ve changed the quick-simple-fun paradigm.

Virtual podcasting is the way to go. Here are several options to get you started or to improve what you already have.

Podcast Recording Software:

Skype is a perfect tool. Suits any device and omits the need for travel.

Here’s the thing about Skype, it doesn’t record. But this software does:

Audacity is the one of the best and easiest audio editing tools available. There are free and paid versions. Go to YouTube for a quick tutorial on how to use. There are lots of resources to help you use this very popular software—It’s a no-brainer choice.


Podcast Recording Equipment:


You need four items: dynamic microphone, mic stand, pop filter, and headphones.

It’s best to do podcasts from your stationary desktop for the best quality. Below is a list of items you can purchase individually or as a package.

One of the most highly regarded headphones for value are Apple Ear buds.

  • Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone, Cardioid
  • Neewer Microphone Suspension Scissor Arm
  • Neweer pop Filter
  • XLR 3 Pin Microphone Cable (6 feet)
  • Apple Ear buds (if needed) – BUY


If you want better sound quality and audio input/output control:

  • Yamaha AG03 3-Channel Mixer/Interface
  • 15-Feet Symmetric Microphone Cable XLR Female to XLR Male
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
  • Shure SM58-LC Cardioid Vocal Microphone

Don’t make podcasting a tedious task. Setting up a station at home or office is a great way to save time and frustration that comes with travelling to podcast.

Watch “How to Start Your Financial Podcast” webinar in AdvisorU. It covers the best practices, sharing services, and measurement tools. It’ll give you all the information you need to start your own financial podcast.

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