That's a good point. I personally don't think I hear a big difference between a decent phone or microphone recording - but probably because all the podcasts I listen to have good equipment and I'm not bothered by the quality :-) In the two hobby podcasts I was involved in, we used our phones to record and sometimes even the Zoom file (can I even say that aloud?!). You made a very convincing case for microphones though!

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