I'm looking to start my own podcast, and trying to figure out what sort of audio equipment I would need for something that sounds halfway decent. I've got a USB mic that was given to me, and a pair of old Koss headphones that I'm going to wire up into my computer for monitoring myself.

Right now, I'm looking to just Skype with some friends of mine and record the calls using Ecamm's Call Recorder for Mac, but in the near future, I'm looking for the ability to go to someone's house and use multiple microphones to record the conversations between us for podcasting.

I read on one podcasting primer that said I should use a mixing board, but then they didn't explain how I'd take the audio and feed it into my Macbook, or even why I'd want to use a mixing board.

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I have to be honest, audio is NOT my strong suit (I mean, I know the difference between a 96 kHz mp3 and a 320 kHz mp3, and I know that wearing headphones will help me to eliminate feedback from the microphone, but that's about it!), so if anyone has any suggestions on audio setup to a Macbook (the last gen MacBooks, not a Pro) for a Podcast, I'm (if you'll pardon the expression) all ears. :)