The gear, tools & services I use to run my content creation business.

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Podcast Cheatsheet

Keep track of Show Settings, RSS Feed URL, Podcast Directory URLs, Social Media Links and more.

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  • Notion Template
  • For podcasters and show admin
  • One document for podcast details

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Mike Murphy

  • Why for podcasting?
  • Learn how to launch a podcast
  • Post-Launch Strategy
  • Library of learning resources

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Tools & Services


BuzzSprout: My podcast host. Top-notch support & tutorials.
Auphonic: Great finishing tool to ‘sweeten’ audio + match loudness standards.
Descript: The transcription tool I use for podcasting.


SiteGround (Hosting): My website host. Highly recommend.
Divi by Elegant Themes:  The incredible WordPress theme I use.
GoDaddy: Where I buy way too many domains.
Sucuri: Firewall & Malware protection for website

Tutorial Making

Screenflow: The screen-casting tool I use for all of my tutorials.
Reflector 4: Wireless share my iPhone & iPad screens for tutorials.
Bartender 4: Keep your menu bar clean when recording screen.

Screenflow by Telestream


Ecamm Live:  My new favorite live-streaming and multi-purpose tool.
OBS: Free open-source live-streaming software I use for testing and backup


Epidemic Sound: Where I get music for videos & live-streaming

Adobe Creator Tools

Adobe Creative Cloud: My ‘everything’ creative toolbox


Writing & Productivity

Apple Notes: My brain dump Inbox.
Bear: Great for markdown and formatted notes
Medium: The internet blog where I write how-to articles
Notion: The all-purpose tool I use to create cheatsheets, checklists, SOPs, etc.
Procreate: The best iPad app for creating digital artwork. Hands down
Things 3: My to-do app of choice and tutorial idea bank
Ulysses: The writing app I use for podcast episodes and long-form content



Business & Security

1Password: The best password manager. Period.
Authy: The awesome tool I use for 2-factor authentication
Backblaze: Peace of mind backup. $7/month unlimited.
Calendly: Scheduling tool that integrates with Google Calendar.
Google Workplace:  A must have for all businesses.
Text Expander: Snippet Tool using keyboard shortcuts
Nord VPN (61% off): Safe web browsing traveling and public WiFi.
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Online Education

Skillshare:  Great resource for learning new skills.
Teachable: The platform for my online courses.


FreshBooks: Beautiful Invoicing & so much more.

Email Newsletters

MailChimp: My preferred email service for newsletters, etc.

Books I go through a lot of audiobooks.
Libby: Free audiobooks from your local library
Mike’s Picks: View some of my favorites

Travel If you are traveling in Europe, this is the site to book accommodations and other travel needs.



Podcasting & Audio Gear

    1. RODECaster Pro Audio Interface ($599 on Amazon)
    2. Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface ($249 on Amazon)
    3. Zoom H6 Handy Recorder ($349 on Amazon)
    4. Sony MDR-7506 Headphones ($98 on Amazon)
    5. Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone for Broadcast ($399 on Amazon)
    6. Shure SM58 Dynamic Microphone ($99 on Amazon)
    7. Samson Q2U USB/XLR Dynamic Microphone ($69 on Amazon)
    8. Cloud Microphones CloudLifter CL-1 Mic Activator ($149 on Amazon)
    9. RODE PSA 1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm ($99 on Amazon)
    10. Canare L-4E6S Star Quad XLR Cables ($34 on Amazon | $22 on BH Photo)
    11. MEE audio M6 PRO Musicians’ In-Ear Monitors ($49 on Amazon)
    12. Shure RK345 Black Replacement Windscreen for SM7 Models ($14.99 on Amazon)
    13. Mic Clip for SM57/58/86/87-by-SHURE ($7 on Amazon)
    14. OnStage Microphone Ball-head Accessory ($12.99 on Amazon)
    15. 12 Pack-12x12x2 Inches of Black Wedge Studio Foam Tiles ($26.99 on Amazon)
    16. On-Stage 6″ Microphone Gooseneck ($8.95 on Amazon)
    17. Headphone Hook Holder Hanger Mount ($12.99 on Amazon)
    18. Pro Cover for RODECaster Pro ($49 on B&H Photo)
    19. RodeCaster Pro XLR Colored Rings ($10 on B&H Photo)
    20. Shure A26X 3″ Extension Tube for SM7B Mics ($9 on Amazon)


Photo, Video & Lighting

  1. Canon EOS M50 Mark II + 15-45mm Lens ($699 on Amazon)
  2. Sigma 16mm f/1.4 Lens ($368 on Amazon)
  3. Canon EF-M 22mm f2 STM ($249 on Amazon)
  4. Logitech Brio 4K Webcam ($149 on Amazon)
  5. Aputure 120D II LED Light ($500 on Amazon)
  6. Aputure Amaran AL-MC LED Lights x2 ($99 on Amazon)
  7. Lume Cube Edge LED Desk Light  ($119 on Amazon)
  8. Elgato Green Screen ($159 on Amazon)
  9. Aputure Light Dome II Softbox ($219 on Amazon)
  10. Aputure Lantern Softbox (2.2′) ($89 on Amazon)
  11. BenQ Monitor Light ($109 on Amazon)
  12. Manfrotto LUMIMUSE 8 LED Light ($93 on Amazon)
  13. Philips Hue Premium Smart Bulbs ($69 on Amazon)
  14. Neewer Quick Release Plate QR Clamp ($19.95 on Amazon)
  15. WANBY Articulating Friction Magic Arm ($18 on Amazon)
  16. Manfrotto 244 Friction Magic Arm x2 ($145/ea. on Amazon)
  17. Manfrotto 035RL Super Clamp ($35 on Amazon)
  18. Impact Rolling Light Stand ($149 on B&H Photo)
  19. SmallRig Mini Ball Head ($30 on Amazon)
  20. JUSMO Camera Desk Mount  ($47 on Amazon)



Tech & Accessories

  1. Blackmagic Atem Mini Pro ($499 on Amazon)
  2. Elgato Stream Deck ($130 on Amazon)
  3. Elgato 4K CamLink ($113 on Amazon)
  4. CalDigit Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub ($249 on Amazon)
  5. LG UltraFine 5K Display ($1295 on Amazon)
  6. Ergotron VESA Monitor Desk Mount   ($189 on Amazon)
  7. WALI Tray Desk Mount for RodeCaster Pro ($45.99 on Amazon)
  8. iPhone Stand for MagSafe Charger ($17.99 on Amazon)
  9. Logitech MX Masters Mouse ($99 on Amazon)
  10. 14″ M1 Max MacBook Pro ($3499 on Apple)
  11. 10.9-inch iPad Air Wi-Fi 256GB ($749 on Apple)
  12. Apple Magic Keyboard + Number Pad ($129 on Amazon)
  13. SAMSUNG T5 Portable SSD 1TB ($119 on Amazon)
  14. Under Desk Cable Management Tray ($24.95 on Amazon)
  15. Godspin Vertical Laptop Stand for Desk ($29.99 on Amazon)
  16. Microphone Stand Rack Tray for StreamDeck ($14.99 on Amazon)
  17. Stand for MagSafe Charger ($13.99 on Amazon)
  18. Rite-On Self-Laminating Labeler ($16.50 on Amazon)
  19. Non-Slip Large Felt Desk Pad ($19 on Amazon)
  20. iPhone Metal Tripod Mount ($27.99 on Amazon)



Cables & More

  1. Dummy Battery for Canon M50 II ($18.99 on Amazon)
  2. Micro HDMI to HDMI for Canon M50 II ($11 on Amazon)
  3. Anker USB C to USB 3.0 for Logitech Brio ($15 on Amazon)
  4. Y-Cable Splitter (3.5mm to 2x 1/4″ Mono) ($16 on Amazon)
  5. Rode USB-C to USB-C for RodeCaster Pro ($19 on B&H Photo)
  6. Rode TRRS to TRRS for RodeCaster Pro ($29 on Amazon)
  7. 6ft (2m) HDMI 2.1 Cable 8K ($29 on Amazon)
  8. 3ft USB C Cable Data Cable ( ($25 on Amazon)
  9. Smolink Cat8 Ethernet Cable  ($25 on Amazon)
  10. Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter ($69 on Amazon)
  11. Apple USB-C to USB Adapter x2 ($19/ea. on Amazon)
  12. Apple USB-C to 3.5 mm Headphone Adapter ($8 on Amazon)
  13. USB C to Ethernet Adapter  ($19.99 on Amazon)
  14. 2-Pack Cable Matters Ultra Thin HDMI Cable ($17.99 on Amazon)
  15. UGREEN HDMI Cable 4K Braided ($14.99 on Amazon)
  16. (5v) AC DC Adapter Compatible with Zoom H6 ($13.99 on Amazon)
  17. Belkin Surge Power Strip Protector ($38.99 on Amazon)
  18. Furman PST-6 Line Conditioner ($88 on Amazon)
  19. Alestor Surge Protector with USB Ports ($19 on Amazon)
  20. Fender Deluxe 10′ Instrument Cable – Tweed ($19.99 on Amazon)