On to the shiny things! Equipment can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. The best thing you can do is to keep it as simple as humanly possible. Aim for a base level of quality, and then concentrate on consistency.
How much should you edit a podcast? In the early days, as little as possible! When recording, treat it as if it’s a live broadcast. Don’t stop for anything, and only edit the big mistakes. That’s how to stay consistent and improve your presentation skills.
There are two parts to publishing: your podcast, and your website. The podcast needs to be delivered via a podcast hosting platform, and the website will provide a home for your show online, with episode players and shownotes.