Boost Your Listening Experience: The Value4Value (V4V) Model for Podcast Support

Hey there, podcast lovers! Are you ready to level up your listening experience? We have some fantastic news for you. The Value4Value (V4V) model is here to revolutionize how you support your favorite V4V-enabled show. It’s time to actively participate, show appreciation for the value of the content you are receiving, and even have your voice heard on the podcast. With the V4V model, you can boost a show, including this one, and send an accompanying message that may be read on the air! Let’s dive into how it works and how you can make a difference in podcasting.

Each podcast will have there own ways listeners can support a show. I want to talk about how you can support this site’s show which will give you the groundwork to support other V4V-enabled podcasts on the podcast apps listed below.

Supporting Geek News Central Podcast:

If you’re a fan of Geek News Central, you can support the show using these methods through our insider page linked below:

  1. PayPal
  2. Physical Check
  3. Crypto V4V Donations using “Satoshis” through Podcasting 2.0 applications that are “Value” enabled at

While sending a PayPal donation or check is greatly appreciated, sometimes we may forget to do so, but it’s a viable part of the Value4Value if you are crypto-adverse. The V4V model in supported apps allows you to support this show and others instantly from within the V4V apps listed below.

The Best Apps for V4V Support:

Here’s a list of top-supported apps for the V4V model:

  • Podverse
  • CurioCaster
  • Fountain
  • Castamatic

I recommend using the Fountain app for its ease of use and availability on both Google Play and the App Store, along with the ease of funding your wallet.

How to Use the Fountain Podcasts App:

Let’s walk you through using the Fountain Podcasts App to send and receive Bitcoin Sats. Fountain is a fantastic app for listeners who want to support their favorite podcasts using the V4V model. It’s available on both iOS and Android and makes it easy even for those who don’t own any Bitcoin yet to start supporting. As you listen to your favorite shows, you can earn sats and then choose to send them to the podcasters.

  1. Download the Fountain app from Google Play or the App Store.
  2. Go to the “Podcasts” tab and search for the podcast you want to support. You can search using the show name, episode, or the podcast’s RSS feed.
  3. To support a show, hit the sats button. Select the episode and then the “BOOST” button at the bottom of your screen to boost an episode.
  4. Add the number of sats you’d like to give and share a message. This interaction is called a boostgram or boost.

Boosts allow you to send an instant donation and a message to the podcaster; this interaction with the podcasters is a way to engage with the show. I have seen 100,000 satoshi boosts come in, which equates to about a 25-dollar donation with a note, and 1000 satoshi boosts come in with an equally important engaging comment. At 1000 sats equaling about 25 cents, it’s not about the money. It’s about the engagement with the podcaster, and you, as a listener, can send a tiny donation with almost no processing fees.

V4V Model:

The V4V model is an incredible way for listeners to actively support their favorite podcasts while enjoying a more interactive and engaging listening experience. You can boost episodes, send messages, and create a stronger connection with podcasters and the podcast community using Podcasting 2.0 apps, so start supporting your favorite shows and spreading your love for podcasts!

About Todd Cochrane

Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.