What I’m currently using:
Microphone: Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR, about $70
Headphones: Sony MDR7506 Professional, about $80
Microphone Stand: NEEWER Adjustable Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand, about $12
Pop Filter: Foam Ball-Type Microphone Windscreen, about $3
Portable microphone for iPhone: Shure MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone, list price $149, but it was on sale for $129 when I bought it in May 2018.
Wavelength for Micro.blog
Garage Band for Mac Free with your Mac. I have edited over 100 episodes of varying lengths and complexity using Garage Band. If you have it for free, you should start with this.
Logic Pro X for Mac I upgraded to this for some advanced features, and am still learning how to take advantage of them all. The most important for me was the ability to listen to the recording at high speeds so that editing takes less time. List price is $199, but I bought it with Apple Gift Cards that I got on sale at 15% off.
Auphonic Post-Processing Service This makes every podcast sound better and conform to loudness standards for podcast publishing. It’s not expensive, and the first 2 hours monthly are free.