To anyone new to podcasting and getting setup one of the things to take into consideration is your room environment. Rooms play a role in how your voice will sound and how your voice is captured. Your voice in certain rooms will act different based upon the properties the room has. To get a nice sound, ideally a room without reflective surfaces is best. Consider looking into a carpeted room versus one with a tile floor. Rooms that are full of wall hangings are also good as they will absorb any reverb. Egg carton/crates are a solid easy low-cost option to use that help reduce reverb so don’t shy away from this folklore tale. Amazon and other online retailers sell foam squares for those on a higher budget. Some of the best recordings I have done were inside of walk-in closet. Another thing to be aware of when selecting the ideal podcast room is the outside noise of your room. Are you in a room near the exterior of your house that captures that noisy neighbor driving by? Does your room sit near a utility room where a furnace goes off a lot? As you step into setting up your space to podcast in these factors will play into your post-production hours. The cleaner sounding your podcast room is the better your sound will be.