Hi Andrew, thank you for your comment. I’ve personally experienced a lot of connection issues when I use AirPods on a Mac. Much less when used with an iPhone. It might be that my Mac is too old and that the newer ones have better Bluetooth chips. :)
Another thing is that people will hear you OK if you use AirPods, but your voice will sound much clearer if you use a microphone closer to your mouth or a podcast mike.