Last Updated January 5 2024
The best podcast websites communicate a feel and brand but also make it easy for visitors to discover your podcast. This means having a good audio player, making your archive accessible (and searchable!) and clearly labeling past episodes.
The most popular tools to build podcast websites are Squarespace and Wordpress— in part because they can also host a podcast RSS feed (necessary for submitting to directories like Apple Podcasts or Spotify Podcasts). This is a collection of 33 podcast websites that I thought were well designed— enjoy!
Duncan Trussell is a comedic podcast host. He has episodes that discuss and explore spirituality and debatable topics like the afterlife and reincarnation, for example.
His website’s design is a blend of mysticism and modernity. The use of deep purple tones sets a moody and immersive atmosphere, which is complemented by intricate illustrations and icons.
On the site layout front, the emphasis is on the latest podcast episodes—each of which features an artistically rendered image of the guest as a thumbnail, the name & bio of the guest, the sponsors for the episode, and an embedded audio player to listen to the episode on the website.
Besides, you can easily find the links to the podcast’s social media accounts, RSS feed, iTunes, contact page, and Patreon.
The Friday Habit is a system to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses by intentionally setting aside time on Fridays.
Co-host Benjamin Manley’s Squarespace web design agency, Knapsack Creative, made this website. And the other host, Mark Labriola II’s content marketing agency, Brand Viva Media, took care of the content. So, obviously, it’s a well-designed podcast website with well-written copy.
The design is characterized by its dominant yellow hues and subtle illustrations. Plus, details like the banner image of a confused businessperson finding the podcast (see the arrow pointing to the “Listen to the Podcast” button) and getting clarity are so on-brand.
The clear call-to-action buttons guide visitors to listen to episodes or access useful resources. Its structured layout presents podcast episodes in an organized manner, making the user experience fluid and efficient. The website also has links to popular podcast listening platforms — Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube — to let listeners listen wherever they are comfortable.
Dallas Taylor is the man behind the episodes on Twenty Thousand Hertz. He has many years of experience working in the digital sounds industry, working for industries like Fox. His podcast talks about sounds and how they affect brands as much as images do.
The hero text “The stories behind the world’s most recognizable and interesting sounds.” describes the podcast aptly.
The website features vibrant colors and playful animations that immediately attract attention. Yet, nothing doesn’t distract from achieving the website’s goals: The intuitive navigation and well-thought-out visual hierarchy help easily find & play episodes, support the podcast, contact them, and learn about the podcast and its host. The engaging, succinct episode descriptions make you want to listen to the episodes.
I love the podcast archive page of this website:
WTF with Marc Maron is a weekly podcast hosted by stand-up comedian Marc Maron. Launched in September 2009, the show features long-form interviews where Marc Maron engages with guests from diverse fields, including comedians, actors, directors, writers, authors, and musicians, among others.
Everything for Marc’s podcast website is professionally done. The web designers have chosen an on-brand color palette, legible fonts, and obvious navigation; even the audio player blends beautifully with the website. The description writer does a great job. And the illustrator makes fantastic artwork for each episode.
Ebb and Glow delve into the lives of everyday individuals tackling life’s challenges and emerging stronger. Hosted by Jenelle Tremblett, a real estate agent based in Toronto, the podcast episodes uncover the journey towards becoming resilient and self-assured, touching on a range of topics from careers and relationships to mindset.
The website clearly promotes the podcast’s brand with a soft color palette of pastel blues and pinks paired with elegant and readable typography.
On the functional side, the easy-to-follow layout includes a welcoming banner with the host’s portrait, a bio, a subscription call-to-action, and recent and top downloaded episodes with thumbnail images.
Side Note: This website uses one of our favorite podcast website templates for Squarespace, Lemongrass.
Court Junkie, created by Jillian Jalali, delves into the intricacies of the US criminal justice system. By examining criminal trials, court documents and interviewing individuals close to the case, the podcast aims to shed light on the functioning of justice while allowing listeners to ponder whether the system worked in each discussed case.
The podcast website design blends modern and classic styles, using a dramatic color scheme of red, black, and white. Bold uppercase headings, monochromatic imagery, and a grid-based layout contribute to its engaging aesthetic.
Overall, the design is user-friendly and effectively mirrors the mood of a true crime podcast, with clear navigation, engaging visuals, and consistent branding throughout.
Do you love beer? This podcast is all things beer so you can live vicariously through them, their tastings and findings. On a weekly basis they try out 5 new types of beer and have a hysterical time talking about.
The website design is vibrant and approachable, resonating with the fun and exploratory nature of the podcast. Each episode has engaging visuals and clear typography, instantly drawing visitors to the content.
The structured layout, easily accessible playback options, and detailed episode descriptions ensure that users have a seamless and enjoyable browsing experience, making it easy to dive into the world of beers.
Ash Thorp is the director of this podcast. With a passion for discussing life and balancing work and your creativity, he aims to create episodes that are entertaining and educational for listeners.
The website embodies a minimalist aesthetic with a monochromatic color scheme, focusing primarily on the podcast’s episodes and content. High-resolution imagery combined with concise episode descriptions creates a visual appeal that draws visitors in. The seamless grid layout, incorporated with bold typographic elements, ensures easy navigation.
Join Bandrew Scott every Sunday as he discusses the latest YouTube, Social Media, and Streaming news. Bandrew is also the man behind the Podcastage YouTube channel, which has over 300,000 subscribers and 69 Million views.
The website starts off with introducing the podcast and a “Subscribe to Podcast” CTA that opens a popup with a list of popular podcast platforms from which you can subscribe. Next, using visual cards for each podcast episode makes navigation intuitive, and the clear imagery and typography ensure that visitors can easily discern content topics, length of the episode, and episode number.
Overall, the consistent layout and strategically placed call-to-action buttons for subscriptions make it a highly user-centric design.
Crime Junkie is a weekly podcast that feeds the curiosity of true crime enthusiasts. Every Monday, host Ashley Flowers delves into a crime that has caught her attention, narrating the details in a conversational manner akin to discussing crime stories with good friends. The storytelling is straightforward, maintaining suspense while being easy to follow.
Crime Junkie’s website matches its true crime theme with a modern, mysterious design.
The website is easy to navigate with a clear menu, a “Listen Now” button that takes to individual podcast episode pages, icons of podcast platforms to help visitors find them on their favorite app, etc. The latest episodes are neatly displayed, and supported organizations add trustworthiness. The design blends style and function, keeping visitors captivated and guided.
The Popcast is a humorous podcast on pop culture hosted by Knox and Jamie. They met in an online writing forum in 2011 and bonded over shared interests in humor, pop culture, and “The Bachelor.” The show offers a fun and light-hearted take on popular culture, with the duo using playful banter and jokes to address various topics.
The website has a “Latest Episode” button to help visitors find the latest chats easily. Playful illustrations and speech bubbles give a fun and casual feel. There’s also a section promoting live shows, using a contrasting background and encouraging visitors to engage with the “Come See Us In Person” button. The website’s simple top navigation bar allows easy exploration of the store and episodes.
This podcast is to the point, upbeat and a fun take on the news which can be boring at times. They cover it all in a short amount of time taking up less of your time while still keeping you in the loop!
The website has a modern design that matches its mission to provide quick news. The light color and bold font create clarity and trust. High-quality images of the host add a personal touch, and clear call-to-action buttons make it easy to listen or follow.
Chris is a comedian and YouTube personality who loves to talk randomness sprouted from his own personal life. On his podcast, you can find all sorts of different topics and episodes that make you laugh, like getting into fights with Mark Wahlberg.
The design of this website is playful and bold, mirroring D’Elia’s vibrant personality. The dominant bright blue and yellow palette captures attention, while the cartoon-like illustration of Chris reinforces the podcast’s comedic essence. The site’s streamlined structure makes it easy for users to access the latest episodes and join the Patreon community.
This podcast is focused on the hit TV show The West Wing. It’s hosted by Hrishikesh Hirway and Joshua Malina where they dive in episode by episode for discussion. Accessing episodes is simple with the index they make available.
The website’s design employs a classic and clean layout, resonating with the show’s professional setting. The monotone color scheme, complemented by hints of red, establishes a sense of seriousness, while the categorized episode listings allow for easy navigation. Including images keeps the user engaged and provides visual context for each episode discussion.
This podcast is entitled “Truth About Muslims.” It brings light to some of the stereotypical impressions that are created by history and media coverage of events involving Muslims.
The website design for Zwemer Center emanates a sense of serenity and scholarly depth. The use of structured grids and clear segmentation provides an organized overview of their articles, podcasts, and courses. Iconic imagery, such as the dome of a mosque, further roots the site’s thematic focus. The intuitive layout ensures visitors can seamlessly access and engage with the plethora of resources available.
Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt work together on podcasts, books, and lectures. They talk education, economics, healthcare and more. Their projects are endless and best selling in their field.
The design of the Freakonomics Radio website is clean, engaging, and user-friendly. It effectively encapsulates the brand’s essence: professional, intriguing, and ever-curious about the world’s intricacies.
The use of a consistent color palette with a mix of bright and muted tones captures attention. At the same time, the clear segmentation of episodes, books, and other offerings allows for easy navigation. Large visual elements and crisp typography make content discovery effortless.
Dr. Stephen Nichols discusses Christianity, and the history that has brought it to it’s point today. His podcast episodes hope to modernize and educate in an easy to understand manner.
The website employs a simple yet effective design grounded in a monochromatic color scheme punctuated by bright orange accents. This ensures that the central podcast logo and the latest episode remain the focal point. The additional section showcasing the host adds a personal touch, allowing listeners to connect with the voice behind the podcast.
Ty Hildenbrandt and Dan Rubenstein have a long standing podcast discussing college football. It runs all year long, and there’s a ton of creative show themes that keep you just as jacked about football as the first game of the season.
The website’s design brilliantly captures the raw energy and excitement of college football. Vibrant imagery of players and games dominates the forefront, while clear call-to-action buttons (to subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Patreon) make navigation intuitive.
The use of a balanced color palette, combining bold images with earthy greens, ensures that the content stands out without feeling overwhelming. The segmented layout, with distinct blocks for episodes, clips, and exclusive content, offers users a seamless browsing experience.
Niche Podcast is entirely what you would imagine. Discussions of extremely niche topics. From art work to games, Joey Lovato is inspired by bringing light to topics you may not have ever heard about.
The minimalist design of Niche Pod’s website is its standout feature, making content the star. Clean grids showcase episodes with visually appealing imagery, each telling a story of its own. The muted color palette with occasional pops of color ensures the visuals are not overwhelming. The intuitive layout and subtle hover animations enhance user engagement.
Reconsidering aims to foster a more satisfying life by offering fresh insights on careers, relationships, and personal values. Hosts Bob Baxley, Meredith Black, and Aarron Walter converse with experts to explore achieving a balanced life filled with meaning.
This design uses a teal color scheme and organizes podcast episodes in a grid layout. Each episode is accompanied by a clear title and guest image, making it easy to read and navigate. The website also includes icons for different podcast platforms front & center, encouraging users to interact with the content on their choice of app.
Overall, the design feels professional and cohesive, inviting users to further explore the content.
The DOPA (The Department Of Pro-Activeness) is themed around creative wellness, promoting the conversion of negative barriers into positive tools for mental success. It fuels discussions aimed at fostering a positive mindset conducive to mental well-being.
The website’s bold pink and black color scheme, easy-to-read fonts, and visually striking graphics showcase a captivating design. Notable features include featured episode graphics and quote displays. The bright colors and bold design quickly catch the user’s attention, while the simple layout highlights the content.
Forever35 is a light-hearted podcast about self-care practices. Co-hosts, who describe themselves as “not experts, just two friends,” enjoy discussing various skincare serums and other self-care routines, making it a fun and relatable show for listeners interested in self-betterment.
The website’s design is focused on spotlighting the podcast’s content and providing a user-friendly experience. It achieves this through clear categorization, visually appealing imagery, modern colors, and a simple layout emphasizing episode content. Additionally, top navigation options for shop, press, and contact are readily available.
Unlike a conventional movie podcast, Blank Check dives into directors’ complete filmographies, particularly focusing on auteurs whose early successes earned them a ‘blank check’ from Hollywood to produce passion projects. Through a series of miniseries, hosts Griffin Newman and David Sims meticulously explore the works of film’s most outsized personalities, delivering both insightful and humor-filled analyses.
The podcast website has a purple backdrop with white handwritten-style text. It features cartoon characters that make it approachable. Positive reviews and accolades on the landing page add credibility and authority to the podcast.
Catering to pop music aficionados, The Pop Show is a music podcast that likely discusses trends, artists, and the evolving landscape of pop music.
Vibrant, playful colors and bold typography characterize the website’s design.
Park Predators is a podcast hosted by investigative journalist Delia D’Ambra, delving into unsolved crimes and dark secrets lurking within North America’s picturesque national parks.
The podcast website has a dark-themed design with high-contrast text and a wilderness background, creating a mysterious ambiance. The horizontal list format showcases the titles and durations of the episodes, and the scrollable episode list enhances the user experience. The website’s design aligns with the true-crime theme of the podcast.
Hosted by Samin Nosrat and Hrishikesh Hirway, “Home Cooking” was created to help listeners figure out what to cook, especially during the quarantine period. The hosts encourage listeners to share their cooking questions, stories, or anxieties by sending a voice memo or leaving a voicemail.
The design is welcoming and cozy, with charming graphics and fonts. Episodes feature attractive food graphics and brief descriptions. The layout is clear and organized, making it easy for users to browse and understand the content.
“Call Your Girlfriend” was a podcast dedicated to long-distance besties, hosted by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman. Every week, they would engage in discussions exploring pop culture intricacies and the latest political happenings. The show, which ran from 2014 to 2022, celebrated women as agents, creators, and movers, providing a platform for both notable and non-famous women to share their experiences and insights.
Artpop Talk is a podcast by Bianca and Gianna Martucci-Fink that explores the intersection of art history and pop culture. The podcast covers how visual culture affects daily life and shares global art and pop news. The podcast tagline “Where Art History Meets Pop-Culture” aptly sums up its unique and fascinating approach to the subject matter.
The podcast website has a modern, artistic style with pastel colors and vibrant images. It features a large banner of the hosts and provides information about the podcast, hosts, and team.
The layout is well-structured with adequate spacing. The design effectively communicates the podcast’s art history and pop culture theme. The visuals, particularly photographs, are engaging and personal.
Design Matters is a podcast about design hosted by Debbie Millman. The podcast explores the intersection of design with other creative disciplines through conversations with notable individuals from various fields such as writing, art, and music.
The website has a simple, clean design that highlights episodes using cards with guest photos and brief descriptions. The muted color palette keeps the focus on content. The straightforward layout makes it easy to navigate and engage with episodes, aligning with the podcast’s focus on design and creative culture.
Lindsey Metselaar, a native New Yorker and dating expert, hosts the podcast We Met At Acme. The podcast explores sex, relationships, and vulnerability with humor and personal stories.
This podcast website is visually good. The colors, the logo, and the photos all look great. Also, the headline, “A podcast about what we don’t talk about, but all want to know about.” is certainly attractive for the curious.
However, I think some functional elements are not in place. For example, the “Listen Now” CTA in the hero section and “Podcast” in the navigation bar opens the Apple Podcasts page; people would expect to see the podcast feed on the website. Also, the podcast is available on Spotify and other platforms, yet there’s no mention of them on the website.
Unladylike is a podcast and YouTube series focusing on gender as a whole. Cristen and Caroline have been working together for years providing material that focuses on hot topics as well as simple ones like skincare issues!
Sophia Bush hosts “Work in Progress,” a podcast featuring candid conversations with influential individuals. The show covers professional, personal, and political topics, reflecting on past experiences and future aspirations. The podcast highlights the idea that individuals can be both a work in progress and a masterpiece simultaneously.
Unresolved is an investigative podcast that delves into stories with no clear ending. The podcast covers a range of topics including true crime, paranormal experiences, mythological figures, conspiracy theories, and unsolved mysteries, aiming to explore these stories thoughtfully.