Rode NT-USB USB Condenser Microphone

I used a Blue Yeti usb mic for a while for the home recording stuff (intros and ROMAs and TOMAs), but I recently switched to this mic because the headphone jack on the Yeti got a little loose and I like the sound a bit better. Plus, it's smaller, so it's easier to take it on the road when I'm out vanthropologizing.


Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil

Part of my home set-up. These are plugged directly into my Rode Mic.


Audio-Technica AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

These are the handheld mics I use. I was using lapel mics for a while, but then my annoying friend Kyle Thiermann kept telling me how much the audio sucked on my podcast, so I finally went with these. I liked the lapel mics because people could forget they were being recorded and relax -- but he's right that the audio quality suffered, so I caved. These are great. Very solid, with coaxial cables. 


Rode PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm

This is on my desk, with the Rode mic mounted on it. Perfect.


Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder

I love this thing. I started with the H-4N, but upgraded to this when it came out. Love the on-board mixing and ability to record in so many formats. I record high quality mp3, which gives me tons of space on a 64 gig card. The only downside to this thing is that it eats batteries pretty fast, and if they die while you're recording, you can lose everything that hasn't been saved. After I'd been complaining about that (on the air) for a while, a listener wrote to me and said, "Hey dumb-ass, why don't you get back-up power for your Zoom so we don't have to listen to you complain about it?" Good question. So I got a portable charger (see below) and it works great.

This is the portable charger I use with my Zoom. I keep it plugged into the Zoom while I’m recording and it works perfectly - no risk of losing audio files.


Pyle Desktop Microphone Stand - Universal Tabletop Mic Holder w/ Flexible 8.2'' Inch Gooseneck Mount

These tabletop mic stands are reliable, sturdy and get the job done when I have access to a table when recording.

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Hercules MS401B Tripod TILT Microphone Stand

I record most of my podcast interviews from my couch. There isn’t a proper table for tabletop mic stands and holding the mics can lead to uneven audio and unnecessary background noise. These tilt from the bottom, making them super convenient and versatile.