Equipment for podcasting?

My friends and I were talking about starting a podcast (I know, there’s millions of them), mostly just so people we know can listen and maybe have a laugh on their drive to work in the morning. We’ve done a few before and our friends enjoyed them and I just used my iPhone and some crappy recording app. But I’d like... show more My friends and I were talking about starting a podcast (I know, there’s millions of them), mostly just so people we know can listen and maybe have a laugh on their drive to work in the morning. We’ve done a few before and our friends enjoyed them and I just used my iPhone and some crappy recording app. But I’d like to upgrade a bit, nothing too expensive, on the lines of a “starter pack”. My main question is software. I’ve seen microphones online that are reasonably priced but what computer software does one recommend that would be good to use and edit on?