Mixer Versus Interface

I am starting my podcast backup and would love some advice on mixers versus audio interfaces. I have a Shure SM7B microphone. I do a conversation-based podcast. The only other audio I use besides the conversation is an intro and outro music. I will occasionally need to do some editing of clips or cut stuff from time to time but I don’t add in any drops or clips. For some of my guests, I have to do a zoom call. I eventually want to get to add video to my platform. I also have a YAMAHA MG10XU 10-Input Stereo Mixer with Effects as a mixer currently. I am not married to my mixer and would upgrade eventually if I felt it was needed.

The questions I have are:

  1. If I want to do a conversation-based podcast with one or more guests on at a time, would my current mixer work with the Shure Mics?
  2. What are the pros and cons of that mixer?
  3. Would you suggest a mixer or interface? Why?
  4. What platform would you recommend to record and produce a podcast on?
  5. What would I need to consider once I incorporate video?
  6. Can I get away with the latest iPhone for doing video?

I would not use Audacity to record an interview: it’s not reliable.
I would use dedicated hardware audio recorder.
Maybe a laptop at the same time: belt & braces.

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