Hosts and Guests
Select shows in English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish display the name and images of hosts and guests across show and episode pages, making it easier to find related content to help fans dive deeper into the listening experience.
These features are now available for a subset of shows; more shows are routinely added. To prepare your show for eligibility:
- Sign in to Podcasts Connect to review and accept the latest Terms of Service if needed.
- Identify the appropriate language in the show RSS feed.
Add or update host and guest images
If your show page already displays a Host & Guests section and you’d like to update or add images, contact us. For multiple images, consider including an external link to a file-sharing service.
Use the following file naming conventions when submitting images:
Host images: Show ID - First Name Last Name
Example: 1303792223 - John Appleseed
Guest images: Show ID - Episode ID - First Name Last Name
Example: 1303792223 - 1000394194840 - John Appleseed
To find your show and episode ID, simply tap and select Copy Link from the menu. The first ID number is your show ID, the second is your episode ID.
Podcast guest photo release
Photo submissions for podcast guests must also include a signed photo release.
Host & Guest Image Guidelines
When you submit an image, make sure it is accurately cropped and sized according to Apple guidelines. Only upload photos you have legal authorization to share. Images that do not meet the guidelines, or do not meet our presentation standards, may be rejected.
3:4 aspect ratio
1080 x 1440 pixels (width x height)
Do not upscale images
JPG or PNG
- Fit the entire face of the person within the image.
- Do not crop the face, ears, or chin.
- Leave padding between edge of the image and the face.
- Subject should face and look into the camera.
- Use simple, nondistracting backgrounds.
- Do not include typography, logos, or advertisements.
- Avoid other faces in the image background.
- Avoid images or themes not legal or appropriate for all countries, or that encourage unlawful conduct, or are otherwise obscene, objectionable, or in poor taste.
- Do not include a border.
- Keep the eyebrows and lips within the template guidelines, as shown below. Download the Host and Guest Image PSD template.