I use the following setup at the home office desk with my Dell Inspiron 15 5558 laptop for most recording:
I listen to podcasts on an Apple iPod Touch 6th generation. The app I use and recommend is Pocket Casts.
I typically record my podcasts in real time with no editing using the app Backpack Studio on an Apple iPad Air 2 with a Blue Microphones Snowball mic using an Apple USB to Lightning adapter that I can use if I am not being super lazy. I think the Earpods sound just as good.
I sometimes record in the car or elsewhere using a Sony ICD-AX412 recorder and I edit those podcasts in Audacity later on my Dell Inspiron 15 5558 laptop.
When I travel, I record on my iPhone using Backpack Studio and Apple Earpods with Remote and Mic. All intros and other sound clips I use are prepared in Audacity first.