While preparing for my upcoming TC2LS podcast, I’ve seen universal agreement on the importance of capturing audio independently from computer software using a digital audio recorder. Along with being a convenient portable recorder, you also minimize the risk of losing important podcast or Skype recordings due to computer unpleasantries.
Get a digital recorder
Here’s the one recommended by Pat Flynn, Cliff Ravenscraft, and Ryan Urlacher.
These three guys are some of the best, most helpful guys around for podcasting and passive income. Their YouTube and websites are full of helpful content.