While I live in Dayton, OH, I've done more tape syncs in surrounding cities than just around the block. I record interviews regularly for my own projects, NPR pieces, and audio related to my podcast Fifth & Ludlow -- all with the kit below. I know to look for spaces with ample sound absorbing items, and I've sat for hours in hot rooms so air conditioning wouldn't kick on.
Personal Handy Recorder
Canare Quad L-4E6S & Neutrik Gold Connectors
Multi-Powered Shotgun Microphone
Religion News Service's Beliefs Podcast - How to be Uncomfortable: Faith and Toxic Perfectionism
Snap Judgment's Spooked Podcast - Hellevator
An Arm And a Leg Podcast - Christmas in July
Ozy Media & iHeartRadio's Flashback Podcast - How the YMCA Helped Launch the Tobacco Black Market
The War On Cars Podcast - Making the Bus Sexy Again
WNYC's On The Media - Germany's Native American Fantasy
Pivotal’s That Moment Podcast - "When you're doing the right thing, people want to help"
WBUR & Reddit’s Endless Thread Podcast - The Science Behind the ‘Call of the Void’
This American Life - Ready As You'll Never Be (Act One of Before the Next One)
Slate's Daily Feed Podcast - Working Animals: How Does Fiona the Hippo Work?
Smithsonian Institution’s Sidedoor Podcast - The Hungry Hungry Hippo Baby
BrightHouse Consulting - Five-Part Series on ‘Luminaries’ (In-House Use Only)
Bloomberg - Forthcoming Piece
Lemonada Media's Last Day Podcast - Kids at Ground Zero
Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Off The Shelf Podcast - What Happened to House Calls?
The Longreads Podcast - In Conversation with Hanif Abdurraqib: On Loving A Tribe Called Quest
Backstory - The American Issue (from Divided States of America?)
Gimlet’s The Pitch Podcast - PopCom: Are Vending Machines the Future of Retail?
Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson - Tee Time
Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Off The Shelf Podcast - The Pulse of American Poetry
Interfaith Voices - Forthcoming “Trans In The Eyes of God” Episode
The Ezra Klein Show - JD Vance: The Reluctant Interpreter of Trumpism
Marketplace's This Is Uncomfortable Podcast - Forthcoming Episode
The Boston Globe - How to Hire a Matchmaker (Article)
Marketplace - The History — and Psychology — Behind the Tax Refund
Interfaith Voices - Young Podcast Hosts Aren't Afraid to Talk Frankly about Faith
NPR Weekend Edition Saturday - Amid Divisive Crises, Europeans Rethink Open Borders
Psychic Pshow with Lauren Lapkus - The Mysterious Road
Matt Wolf (Filmmaker) - Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
Marketplace - New York’s Most Famous Rat
BBC Radio 4 - Malcolm X and the ‘American Nightmare’
Snap Judgment - The Good Fight (from #602 Rites of Passage)
Latino USA - The Infinite Dream of Chilean Pop Music
WBUR’s Stylus - Who Is Babalu?
National Endowment for the Arts - Into the Beautiful North Audio Guide