Popping on wav files

I am recording flute tracks (concert flute and alto flute) with a Blue USB mic and tiny pops occur very randomly and I can’t seem to record without them happening. I originally thought it was an old mic cable, but it doesn’t seem to be the case. I have recorded a short track of me reading and if anyone can give me any suggestions on what the solution might be, that would be great.

Some of the clicks on that recording are drop-outs: where the signal momentarily drops to zero, e.g. at 4.5260 seconds …

Other Mac users have reported the same problem.
I don’t speak Mac, but here’s the link to the relevant Audacity manual page …
https: //manual.audacityteam.org/man/faq_recording_troubleshooting.html#mac_crackle

thank you- I’ve reset things and am going to try. Thanks so much for your help!