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My consumption of audio is strongly growing into a scary addiction. I recently started listening to many different podcast and I can’t get enough. Learning by sound, rather than reading is so much easier for me. Minimal brain cognitivity and sound-waves go together like peanut butter and jelly. By listening to well informative podcasts while working, I’m able to hit two birds with one stone.
Finding new podcasts is very exiting. iTunes is packed with hidden gems. When I find something noteworthy, I feel like one of those metal detector guys at the beach. Like digging into sand, I dig through archives in hopes of landing on an episode that will change my life. The entire process is very rewarding. It makes me feel like a kid in a candy store. The only difference is that I’m consuming content that will benefit my life, rather than high fructose corn syrup.
I constantly run into ugly or blank podcast covers. If you have a podcast, one of the most obvious things you should do, prior to launching your podcast, is to create cover art for your podcast. For me this is common sense, but I guess others don’t really seem to care or simply forgot about it. I also find covers that are, how should I put it nicely, god-awful.
Your cover art should attract potential listeners. It should grab my attention like the woman in the red dress and create an urgent desire to click the play button. Now I won’t really say that your cover is the most essential part of the podcast, because it’s not. Your content it. However, overlooking this creative aspect will only lead to less downloads and eventually overall failure.
To help fellow podcasters out, I decided to collect some well designed podcast covers. The covers you’ll find below are well designed, well thought out, clean, clear, and visually pleasing. We hope this will inspire you to create a better cover for your podcast. You clearly put a bunch of time and hard work into your podcast. So why in the world would you cut corners?