What is it that makes a pedant out of a podcaster? The subject of microphones. I'm here to set the story straight. Forget the mic obsession! I agree that fabulous audio is a plus point – but there are so many essential ingredients that outweigh the pin-sharp acoustics. Creating a reputation as a people person, a passionate podcaster yearning to help others with your expertise, is way more potent a plan to follow than worrying about where you’ll find £200 for a microphone.