I've been podcasting since 2017 and I upgraded my camera, mic, and lights a few times.  If you want to level up your podcast game, check out the platforms & equipment below.

Please note, some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to move forward with any of the products, I will earn a small commission. I appreciate your support. I highly recommend the equipment below. There is no additional cost to you for the commission I earn.

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I LOVE Guestio! Find, book, and manage high-profile guests for your podcast all inside one platform. Now you don't have to wait months to schedule someone. Just a few clicks and it's done! Built-in Messaging.

If you are a podcast host, you can list your show within the platform so that potential guests that want to be on your show can pay you to be on the show! I have personally made money through this and you can too!


Shure MV7 USB Podcast Microphone

This is the 3rd mic that I have used while podcasting and by far it has the highest quality I have experienced.  Every time I speak with people I hear "You sound great!" "You sound awesome!"

Make sure you pick Shure MV7 up!

Gator Frameworks Deluxe Desk Mic Stand

I absolutely LOVE this! The previous stand I had was not sturdy at all.  Gator Frameworks exceeded my expectations with this.  Very sturdy, very easy to install to my desk, and very easy to adjust when needed.

I would HIGHLY recommend the Gator Frameworks Deluxe Mic Stand!

Logitech Brio 4k Webcam

This is the 2nd Logitech Webcam I have used since starting my podcast back in 2017.  I love that this is 4k which makes my video extremely clear and crisp.  I get lots of compliments on video.

This works on both Mac (I use a MacBook Pro) and PC too.  Definitely worth checking out if you are looking at picking up a new webcam.

Softbox Lighting Kit

The lights I use are almost identical to these, but mine are no longer available since I bought them so long ago.  This is a great looking kit with travel bag.  I also love that it uses a CFL Light Bulb.

These type of lights are great for podcasting, shooting videos, photos, and tons more!

Amazon Basics Lightweight Tripod Stand

This tripod has worked awesome for me.  I use it while recording my shows and doing promo videos in the office.  It's also so light weight that I can take it throughout the house if I want to catch some great memories with the family.

You can't beat the price for the value this brings!