Fountain Podcasts Share podcast clips and support creators with Bitcoin https://explore.fountain.fm/ Fountain 0.4.0 - Listen to Earn, Promotions & Paid Likes Tue, 21 Jun 2022 06:56:10 -0700 https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/fountain-0-4-0 https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/fountain-0-4-0 <p>Fountain 0.4.0 is now live on <span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/fountain-podcasts/id1576394424" data-type="web" target="_blank">iOS</a></span> and <span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fm.fountain.apps" data-type="web" target="_blank">Android</a></span>!</p><p style="font-size: 28px;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Earn by listening to your favourite podcasts on Fountain.</strong></span></p><p style="font-size: 100%;"><u>Why should we get paid to listen?</u></p><p style="font-size: 100%;">The time and attention we give to tech platforms is incredibly valuable. Every minute that you spend consuming content, creating content, or viewing ads, increases the value of the platform you’re using. Most free apps we use every day don’t recognise or reward this - but Fountain is different. It’s the only podcast app that rewards both listeners and podcasters for the value that they bring to the platform.</p><p><u>How can you earn on Fountain?</u></p><ul><li>Listening to any of your favourite podcasts</li><li>Listening to promoted content on the Discover page</li><li>When other users like your clips or comments</li></ul><p style="font-size: 20px;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Earn by listening to your favourite podcasts</strong></span></p><p>Watch the earnings counter tick up on the player for every minute you listen and see your sats show up in your Wallet. You can keep your earnings or use them to support your favourite podcasts. New users start earning at the basic rate. The more you contribute to Fountain by creating clips, liking clips and comments or supporting podcasts, the more you will earn.</p><p>You can also earn up to five times more by referring friends. To <span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://fountain.fm/faqs/share-or-redeem-code" data-type="web" target="_blank">share or redeem a...<a href=https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/fountain-0-4-0>Read More</a> Fountain 0.3.20 - Faster Boosts, Replies, Offline Support & Android Lock Screen Controls Tue, 14 Jun 2022 05:43:03 -0700 https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/0-3-20 https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/0-3-20 <p class="public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr s-blog-post-section-text-cn1lv s-component-content s-blog-section-inner s-component s-text s-font-body sixteen columns container s-block-item s-repeatable-item s-block-sortable-item s-blog-post-section blog-section s-blog-post-section-cn1lv s-blog-post-section-0 " style="text-align: left; font-size: 18px;"><span style="color: #444444;">Fountain 0.3.20</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #444444;">is now live on</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/fountain-podcasts/id1576394424" data-type="" target="_blank"><u>iOS</u></a></span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #444444;">and</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fm.fountain.apps" data-type="" target="_blank"><u>Android</u></a></span><span style="color: #444444;">!</span></p><p class="public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr s-blog-post-section-text-derp5 s-component-content s-blog-section-inner s-component s-text s-font-body sixteen columns container s-block-item s-repeatable-item s-block-sortable-item s-blog-post-section blog-section s-blog-post-section-derp5 s-blog-post-section-1 " style="text-align: left; font-size: 20px;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Faster Boosts</strong></span></p><p class="s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr s-blog-post-section-text-derp5 s-component-content s-blog-section-inner s-component s-text s-font-body sixteen columns container s-block-item s-repeatable-item s-block-sortable-item s-blog-post-section blog-section s-blog-post-section-derp5 s-blog-post-section-1 " style="text-align: left; font-size: 100%;"><span class="s-text-color-default">In this version we've significantly improved the speed and performance of Boosts. Especially for shows...<a href=https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/0-3-20>Read More</a> Share earnings with co-hosts, guests and good causes Thu, 05 May 2022 08:25:40 -0700 https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/managing-splits https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/managing-splits <p style="font-size: 100%;"><span style="color: #444444;">If you have a </span><span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://www.fountain.fm/podcaster-wallet" target="_blank"><u>Fountain Podcaster Wallet</u></a></span><span style="color: #444444;">, you can manage splits for your podcast from within the app. You can set the default split settings for your show or customise the splits for each episode.  Once you have claimed your show on Fountain, you have two ways of adding a split:</span></p><p style="font-size: 100%;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>1. Add Fountain User: </strong></span><span style="color: #444444;">You can search for any Fountain user and share earnings from your podcast with them! After you've added them, a card will appear in their Wallet so they can see their earnings and any Boost messages.</span></p><p style="font-size: inherit;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>2. Add Node Pubkey: </strong></span><span style="color: #444444;">Send your earnings to directly any public Lightning Node. Setting up splits this way means the recipient won't see the same data as they would in Fountain. This is a great way to support a good causes, such as an open source project. For example, you can support </span><span style="color: #444444;"><a style="color: #444444;" href="https://opensats.org/" target="_blank"><u>OpenSats</u></a></span><span style="color: #444444;"> by adding </span><span style="color: #444444;"><a style="color: #444444;" href="https://amboss.space/node/037c862ec724bc85462aaeb804dd0941cd77dc4521cabd05edf3d0f23ed6b01f09" target="_blank"><u>their node</u></a></span><span style="color: #444444;">.</span></p><p style="font-size: inherit;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>How to manage show splits</strong></span></p><ul><li style="font-size: 100%;"><span style="color: #444444;">Go to your show page and press the Lightning icon</span></li><li class=" public-DraftStyleDefault-unorderedListItem...<a href=https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/managing-splits>Read More</a> Fountain 0.3.16 - Lightning Addresses, Fountain User Splits, Activity Notifications & Skip Controls Thu, 28 Apr 2022 03:59:45 -0700 https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/fountain-0-3-16 https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/fountain-0-3-16 <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #444444;">Fountain 0.3.16</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #444444;">is now live on</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/fountain-podcasts/id1576394424" target="_blank"><u>iOS</u></a></span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #444444;">and</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fm.fountain.apps" target="_blank"><u>Android</u></a></span><span style="color: #444444;">!</span></p><p style="font-size: 20px;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Lightning Addresses</strong></span></p><p style="font-size: 100%;"><span style="color: #444444;">Every Fountain user now has a </span><span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://lightningaddress.com/" target="_blank"><u>Lightning Address</u></a></span><span style="color: #444444;"> connected to their Wallet. A </span><span class="s-text-color-default">Lightning Address</span><span style="color: #444444;"> is like an email address that you can use to receive Bitcoin over the Lightning Network. To receive money, share your Lightning Address and you can get paid from any Bitcoin Lightning Wallet. Your user name will be used as a prefix before the domain e.g. satoshistacker@fountain.fm. You can find and share your Lightning Address from your Profile and it is visible to other users.</span></p><p style="font-size: 100%;">&nbsp;</p><p class="s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default" style="text-align: start; font-size: 20px;"><span style="color:...<a href=https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/fountain-0-3-16>Read More</a> Podcaster Guide: How to get started with Value for Value Mon, 18 Apr 2022 08:00:39 -0700 https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/podcaster-get-started https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/podcaster-get-started <p><span style="color: #444444;">Value for Value enables listeners to send Bitcoin micropayments to podcasts as they listen in real-time. This article lays out six steps every podcaster should follow to maximise their engagement and earnings - starting from scratch.</span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="font-size: 20px;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Step 1: Claim your Podcaster Wallet on Fountain</strong></span></p><p class="s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default" style="font-size: 100%;"><span class="s-text-color-default">The easiest way to get on the Lightning Network is by </span><span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://www.fountain.fm/blog/how-to-claim-your-podcaster-wallet-on-the-fountain-app" target="_blank"><u>claiming your podcast in the Fountain app</u></a></span><span class="s-text-color-default">. </span><span style="color: #555555;"><a style="color: #555555;" href="https://www.strikingly.com/s/blog_posts/19235047/edit?new-editor=1" target="_blank">All you need is the email address in your public RSS feed so that you can verify that you are the owner of your podcast. The</a></span>&nbsp;<span class="s-text-color-default">Fountain Podcaster Wallet also offers some powerful features and benefits for podcasters:</span></p><ul><li class="s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default" style="font-size: 100%;"><span class="s-text-color-default">Check your earnings from every new episode you publish</span></li><li class="s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default"><span class="s-text-color-default">See who your biggest fans are and what they have paid</span></li><li class="s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default"><span class="s-text-color-default">Read and respond to Boosts sent...<a href=https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/podcaster-get-started>Read More</a> Activating cross-app Boosts for your podcast Thu, 17 Mar 2022 06:01:56 -0700 https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/activating-cross-app-lightning-comments-for-your-podcast https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/activating-cross-app-lightning-comments-for-your-podcast <h3 style="font-size: 28px;"><span style="color: #000000;">Display Boosts sent from all Podcasting 2.0 apps</span></h3><p>Any Boost sent on Fountain will already be displayed in the app, unless the sender has set it to private.  In order to display Boosts sent from other apps as comments, Fountain must be added as a split on your podcast. The easiest way to do this is to get a <span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://amboss.space/node/03bc290b26637eb8f25de69fca83c85c014796aa03d90bf0d4c03c18947e12127d" target="_blank">Fountain Podcaster Wallet</a></span>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p class="s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default #(className)" style="text-align: left; font-size: inherit;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Option 1: Get the Fountain Podcaster Wallet</strong></span></p><p class="s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default #(className)" style="text-align: left; font-size: inherit;"><span class="s-text-color-default">With our Podcaster Wallet you can add your podcast to the Lightning Network in seconds as well as monitor your earnings and audience engagement - all from the Fountain app.</span></p><p class="s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default #(className)" style="text-align: left;...<a href=https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/activating-cross-app-lightning-comments-for-your-podcast>Read More</a> Boosting on Fountain just got a lot more exciting Thu, 17 Mar 2022 06:01:51 -0700 https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/boosting-on-fountain-just-got-a-lot-more-exciting https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/boosting-on-fountain-just-got-a-lot-more-exciting <h3 style="font-size: 28px;"><span style="color: #000000;">Comment on any podcast with Lightning</span></h3><p class="s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default"><span class="s-text-color-default">In the Fountain 0.3.15 update, any Boosts sent from Fountain will now be displayed in the app. You can Boost any podcast that supports Value for Value (look out for the yellow Lightning icon on the podcast page). </span><span style="color: #444444;">Before you can start sending Boosts, you will need to add funds to your wallet. You can find a step-by-step guide on how this works </span><span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://www.fountain.fm/blog/how-to-top-up-your-fountain-wallet-with-bitcoin" target="_blank"><u>here</u></a></span><span style="color: #444444;">. </span></p><p class="s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default"> Oncce you have added funds to your wallet:</p><ul><li><span style="color: #444444;">Search for a Lightning Podcast and play an episode.</span></li><li><span style="color: #444444;">Press the Boost button and type your message (maximum 500 characters).</span></li><li class="#(className) #(className)" style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #444444;">Choose how many sats you want to send with your comment. You must send a minimum of 1 sat to each person or entity listed as a split for that episode. The more you send, the higher your comment will appear in the list! You can check the splits for an episode in the boost panel.</span></li><li...<a href=https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/boosting-on-fountain-just-got-a-lot-more-exciting>Read More</a> Fountain 0.3.10 - Boosts Update, Player/Podcasts UI, Person Tag & Transcription Thu, 17 Mar 2022 06:01:45 -0700 https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/fountain-0-3-10 https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/fountain-0-3-10 <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #444444;">Fountain 0.3.10</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #444444;">is now live on</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/fountain-podcasts/id1576394424" target="_blank"><u>iOS</u></a></span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #444444;">and</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fm.fountain.apps" target="_blank"><u>Android</u></a></span><span style="color: #444444;">!</span></p><p style="font-size: 20px;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Boosts Update</strong></span></p><p class="s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default" style="text-align: start; font-size: 100%;"><span class="s-text-color-default">If you listen to podcasts on Fountain or another app that supports Value for Value, you can already send a message when you press Boost to support a show - but they are only visible to the podcaster. </span></p><p class="s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default" style="text-align: start; font-size: 100%;"><span class="s-text-color-default">We believe that treating these messages like comments by displaying them in the apps and. allowing you to reply to is a more connected experience. We also think you should be able to read and reply to Boosts from any Podcasting 2.0 app!</span></p><p class="s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default" style="font-size: 100%;"><span class="s-text-color-default">This has now been activated for all podcasts on...<a href=https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/fountain-0-3-10>Read More</a> Ten eclectic podcasts that listeners on Fountain love Tue, 22 Feb 2022 09:48:03 -0800 https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/ten-eclectic-podcasts https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/ten-eclectic-podcasts <p style="text-align: left;">A lot of the most supported shows on Fountain are Bitcoin podcasts. Here are ten podcasts loved by listeners with broader interests, including books, politics, psychology, culture and marijuana.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h2 style="font-size: 100%;"><span style="color: #444444;">⚡️ </span></h2><p><span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://play.fountain.fm/show/146sKf2f81pgHbqyvCFU" target="_blank"><u>No Agenda</u></a></span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #444444;"><em>by Adam Curry & John C. Dvorak</em></span></p><p style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #444444;">A show about politics and mainstream media. Curry and Dvorak are the true pioneers of Value for Value. No Agenda has no advertisers and has subsisted entirely on donations since it debuted in 2007. It has since amassed 1427 episodes and thousands of loyal fans.</span></p><p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: #444444;">⚡️ </span><span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://play.fountain.fm/show/iyP1ZLyEfKzzgPhWGMf0" target="_blank"><u>Bowl After Bowl</u></a></span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #444444;"><em>by Spencer and Laurien</em></span></p><p><span style="color: #444444;">A podcast about life, liberty, love and the pursuit of bowls. Regular segments include Weed News, This Day in History and listener voicemails. Can be enjoyed with or without smoking a bowl.</span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: #444444;">⚡️ </span><span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://play.fountain.fm/show/VNvoPQIL8OzltKtzlbaI" target="_blank"><u>The Intergalactic Boom Box</u></a></span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #444444;"><em>by Kyle Hebert</em></span></p><p><span style="color: #444444;">Dragonball Z, Street Fighter and Tekken superfans might be familiar with voice actor Kyle Hebert. In this eccentric show, Kyle delivers news and reviews in culture, tech and media while showcasing his powerful...<a href=https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/ten-eclectic-podcasts>Read More</a> How to claim your Podcaster Wallet on the Fountain app Tue, 08 Feb 2022 08:22:13 -0800 https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/how-to-claim-your-podcaster-wallet-on-the-fountain-app https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/how-to-claim-your-podcaster-wallet-on-the-fountain-app <h3 style="font-size: 28px;"><span style="color: #000000;">Start earning Bitcoin from your podcast in seconds</span></h3><p class="s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default" style="text-align: left;"><span class="s-text-color-default">Earning Bitcoin from your content should be accessible to every podcaster. However, if you are </span><span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://www.fountain.fm/blog/bitcoin-lightning-and-podcasting" target="_blank"><u>new to The Bitcoin Lightning Network</u></a></span>&nbsp;<span class="s-text-color-default">and want to start receiving transactions through value-for-value podcast apps, the current methods don't make it easy. </span></p><p class="s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default s-text-color-default graf graf--p"><span class="s-text-color-default">The </span><span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://www.fountain.fm/podcaster-wallet" target="_blank"><u>Fountain Podcaster Wallet</u></a></span><span class="s-text-color-default"> allows you to claim your podcast in the app in just a few clicks. Here's how to get started.</span></p><p><span style="color: #111111;"><strong>Step 1: </strong></span><span style="color: #555555;">Download the Fountain app on </span><span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;" href="https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/fountain-podcasts/id1576394424" target="_blank"><u>iOS</u></a></span>&nbsp;<span style="color: #555555;">or </span><span style="color: #ffa64d;"><a style="color: #ffa64d;"...<a href=https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/how-to-claim-your-podcaster-wallet-on-the-fountain-app>Read More</a>