No sound on playback

Win 10
Audacity 3.0.2

I’m just starting out and I have podcasting equipment that my mic and headset plug into. I can record fine and hear myself when recording through the phones but on playback I only get sound if I switch to the computer speakers or plug the phones directly into the computer. I looked at the responses to previous similar inquiries and checked to make sure the correct devices were selected and tried some random configurations (which is how i discovered the speakers and computer jack worked) but I’m getting nowhere. Please help!

So you have your “podcasting equipment” selected as the output device in the Device Toolbar. Now it is a simple matter of finding the control on your “podcasting equipment” to allow you to monitor computer output. If you care to post specific brand and model numbers, we can usually look that up for you.