Podcasting Woes

Well, I’m bummed. Yesterday while I was in Ginza I recorded what was to be the first edition of my Tokyo Boy podcast, a complete ripoff (ahem, I mean homage) to the audio blogs Momus had been doing for a while now. I raved/ranted my way through all my gallery visits, as well as other observations (“oh goodie, I’m heading to Muji”), into my iPod with its iTalk attachment. I got back home, transfered everything to my Mac, only to get a bunch of sound files that sounded absolutely horrible, with a sort of crackling in the background the whole time. I don’t know if this is because I was speaking too close to the mic, or that my iTalk just plain sucks, but I’m definitely disappointed. Has anyone had similar problems using the iTalk?