There was a posting about podcasting earlier, but, I will go ahead and tell you what I use in this one as well.
AMD Athlon XP 1700
1 gig RAM
Audacity, export into MP3 at 96 kbps
Use ID3-TagIT 3 for ID3 tags
FeedSpring for creating XML feed.
If I'm away from that system, I sometimes use my laptop which only has 32 megs of RAM and a 200 MHz Intel. It works great for recording. It is nice and quiet too, compared to when I record at the faster computer since it is noisy.
I do however transfer the final exported file over to my other computer for ID3 tagging and FTPing to the net.
You don't need a lot for a podcast, just an idea and a passion.
Just wanted to start a thread to see what tools everyone is using to create their podcasts.
I do a podcast for my church where every episode is that week's sermon.
I'm a Mac guy. My tools are:
Audacity to record the sermon and export down to mp3
Cast Easy to create the podcast
.Mac to host the podcast
It's called Faith Church Weekly Word
or search for Faith Church in iTunes