The Emerald template features a homepage that displays recent episodes in a List view, with a visible sidebar. The header has a banner image background, description lower left. You can customize this part of the page all you want.
Emerald uses Playfair Display for all page headers and Montserrat for the body text, but supports any font from the Google Font library, or any custom font you'd like to upload.
Websites using the Emerald template stay up to date automatically. New episode pages are created every time a new episode is released, and Podpage checks for new reviews on Apple Podcasts and Podchaser.