So how did this come about?
The group did not want a mark that was specific to any subject, but rather something that highlighted that they were a podcast group. This is what led me to create a badge design featuring a podcast microphone in the center. The subtext is the only detail that specifies the general topic of the podcast. The group also specified they wanted warm color to signify hospitality, which is why I chose the warm chevron for behind the microphone.