Start Where You Are
Starting a podcast doesn't require a state-of-the-art studio or the latest gadgets. People listening to a podcast want unique perspective and content—they don’t care how you record your podcast, as long as there is a baseline level of audio quality.
But “start where you are” has as much to do with you as it does the recording equipment you use.
Embrace podcasting with the skills and insights you have right now. Your hosting abilities may be unrefined, and you might doubt your readiness, but every “expert” was once a beginner. Your genuine voice and perspective are valuable assets that will resonate with people.
Growth and polish come through experience and you can’t get experience if you don’t start.