Then the podcast ends forever when Dan says he keeps trackpad tapping on on his MacBook Air. So long, been nice podcasting for you.
OK, back to headphones, Moltz has these Bose jobbies which, eh, are OK. Dan has Sennheiser PX 100s. Lex has Sony MDRV6s. If you're having trouble hearing from your MacBook's speakers, you can use Boom and, well, maybe blow your speakers out.
Seems like you could get some completely acceptable podcasting equipment for certainly no more than $200. A Yeti isn't the best microphone in the world but it's fine. Hindenberg Journalist is about $100. For $100 more you can get Logic Pro.
For video, if iMovie drives you berserk, you could actually edit video in Screenflow.
Finally, Lex tells the story of the PowerBook 540c that got away. By being stolen.