If you are looking to get into podcasting, voice-over work, or just general recording, you should check out the Tascam Desktop Recording Kit from B&H. It includes a Tascam US-122MKII USB audio interface, an MXL 770 cardioid condenser microphone, a pair of closed-back headphones, an XLR cable, a pop-filter with gooseneck, and a desktop stand.
The Tascam US-122MKII features inputs for both XLR and 1/4" sources in addition to 5-pin DIN MIDI input and output. It is capable of tracking in up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution. The MXL 770 has a cardioid polar pattern and is designed for both vocal and instrument capture and can be connected to the US-122KMII with the included XLR cable. The closed-back headphones feature 50mm drivers and have pivoting ear cups and a 9.8-foot cable. To help reduce plosives and other mouth noises, a pop-filter with a gooseneck is included.