December 31, 2019

New year, new gear! With the holiday season winding down, there’s one last person to shop for: yourself. Here are the best gifts and gadgets to give your podcast a fresh start in 2020.

Sony MDR7506 headphones

A studio staple for monitoring sound, these classic headphones are comfortable, light, and reasonably isolating.

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Pyle-Pro XLR microphone

Perfect for podcasters who are just starting out, this affordable XLR mic never fails. We’ve been using ours for 4 years and it still sounds great.

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Audiotechnica AT2100 microphone

Another great mic for budget podcasters, this model has a USB output that connects right to your computer.

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Promo stickers

Looking to gather new listeners? Transform your podcast name or cover art into a batch of promotional stickers that you can use to spread the word about your show.

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A Skillshare class

In addition to this free class from Anchor, Skillshare offers tons of amazing audio and storytelling courses that cover everything from sound engineering, to narrative structures, to conducting effective interviews. Bolster your podcasting skills in a particular subject or access unlimited courses by signing up for a subscription.

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The Talkers’ Self-Care Kit: lip balm, water bottle, honey sticks, soothing tea, lozenges

Podcasting can take a toll on your voice. Take care of yourself and your guests with this kit that you can put together with items found in your local convenience store to soothe your throat, so that you can keep talking all year long.

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Eastshining adjustable microphone boom arm

An adjustable boom arm is a great alternative to a desk-stand microphone, helping you comfortably record from your computer without craning your neck. This version gets the job done for most desktop set-ups, but you can spring for a sturdier option depending on your equipment.

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Business cards

Make your show official with some shiny new business cards to hand out at events, meet-ups, or wherever your podcast community takes you.

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Zoom iQ7 Stereo Microphone for iOS Devices

This portable microphone records up to 120 degrees of stereo audio and is equipped with lightning connector that plugs into most iOS devices. Perfect for podcasters who prefer recording on mobile, plus it’s compact enough to take with you anywhere.

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Shure MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone

Another great microphone designed for iPhones and iPads. This model is slightly more powerful in terms of recording quality and also fits in your pocket for extra convenience.

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Headspace membership

Enter the new year with minimal stress maximum inspiration. Try a creative meditation to invigorate yourself with new podcast ideas in 2020.

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All products featured are independently selected by our editors. Anchor does not earn an affiliate commission from any of the retail links above.

Ready to start your own podcast in 2020? Try making something awesome with Anchor. We can’t wait to hear it.