How to start your own podcast

Feeling inspired? Great! Let's get you on the way by checking out the podcasting setup used for Industry Angel.



The majority of the equipment used on the show can be found in our Amazon shop, affiliate links here.


The Samson Q2U (also know as the ATR2100) is a fantastic cost effective microphone.

This can be plugged into your desktop via USB.  The headphones plug into the microphone itself.  When recording our live episode Ian has one or two of these plugged into a portable recorder via it's XLR connection.

Guest Microphone

If your guest does not have a microphone you could advise them to grab a headset such as these.

Microphone Boom Arm

Cheap scissor boom arms work well but this one from RODE is a popular upgrade.

Microphone Shock Mount

The On Stage MY420 studio microphone shock mount is the perfect choice for vibration free microphone support and will fit the Q2U above.

Portable Interview Recorder

The H4n Pro Handy Recorder from Zoom features an in-built stereo X/Y microphone.
The above Q2U microphone can also be plugged in using its XLR cables. This recorder will take two microphones as it has two XLR connectors.
Use with an SD card such as;

To avoid battery usage consider using a power supply such as;

Live Streaming Video Gear

For portable live streaming Ian uses the below equipment with an iPhone.

Editing Software

The digital audio workstation (DAW for short) Audacity is used to edit the podcast and export as a .wav file before being converted to an .mp3 via iTunes.

Podcast Hosting

Industry Angel has always been hosted with Libysn, who have been podcast distributors for over 13 years.  The global download stats are excellent and there is a cost effective monthly fee.

Website Hosting

Industry Angel has always been hosted with Siteground.
This link can get you discount on your hosting and a free site migration.

Remote Interview Recording

Originally Industry Angel was recorded using Skype and a separate solution that integrated named 'Pamela'.

Following regular integration issues with Skype and Pamela we now use Zencastr.

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