Try Utterli (http://www.utterli.com/) -- I've used that for audio interviews and it has many advantages, including being fast and simple (and did I mention free?).
But also it is a social network, so peeps can subscribe to your Utterz, and they can share them, so there's the old rebroadcast love ... You can also download the audio from Utterli after it is digitized. That way you could edit it and synch it with your slideshow...
Thanks, C-A. I just created an account. To record a phone call with someone, do both people need to have Utterli accounts? Or, now that I have an account, can I just call someone and have it recorded as an utter? Also, it seems I'm having a problem downloading utters as mp3 files using Firefox. Any one else have trouble with this?
I tell ya, I've had more frustration over this... Spent about four hours today trying to setup a decent way to record a phone conversation. Skype seems to be the best way to connect. I've tried three different third-party recording devices today, though, and none of them worked. It could be my Dell laptop is the problem. Total Recorder seems to be a pretty good program for PC, but I can't get it to record my voice, only the person I'm talking to. Pamela, a freeware download, I found useless. Wasn't able to record anything.
Yeah, I've got a Radio Shack device. I'm not too happy with the quality. I do a weekly podcast with a Marantz that is radio quality, so I'm looking for something that won't suddenly shift to sounding like I'm in a tin can shaving with an electric razor -- because believe me, I spend enough time in a tin can shaving as it is.
I think I've actually figured a work-around with this, which is to use Total Recorder with Skype for the incoming call and just to mic myself up with the Marantz. That gives me two separate audio channels that I can combine in editing. Since I'm recording the podcast with the Marantz as it is, there's no change in the recording quality or level on my track and I get a pretty high quality track from my caller.