Podcasting 2.0 is a set of forward looking ideas combined with the technology to realize them. It's a vision for what the podcast listener experience can and should be. That experience has stagnated for over a decade, with almost all of the improvements coming in isolated sections of the ecosystem. There hasn't been a single, unified vision from the podcasting community acting together with one voice. So, we've ended up with fragments of innovation across the podcasting landscape with no central driving goal in mind. Podcasting 2.0 is the expression of what that goal could be.
- Dave Jones, Podcast Index
Since their inception, podcasts have generally been funded either independently or through advertising. Podcasting 2.0 aims to provide a third model for funding providers, through sending value directly to the media producer.
This provides the opportunity for a podcaster to develop a direct relationship with their audience, who's funding relates directly to the value they provide their listeners.
With the advent of Bitcoin, and more specifically the Lightning Network, this vision has been made possible. You can now streams sats directly to podcasters, directly between issuer and receiver. No middlemen. No third party. Value being provided where value is being given.
Do I have to participate?
As with all things Bitcoin and podcasting, no, you don't. This is completely optional. If you want to support your favourite podcasters, then this is one way in which you can do so if you choose to.
Even if a podcaster implements podcasting 2.0 capabilities, the show is still available on all other 'normal' apps (Apple Podcast, AntennaPod etc.). So, it is completely up to you whether you stream sats or not.
Stream Sats to The Bitcoin Journey Podcast
If you feel we provide value to you, and you want to contribute to our efforts, then consider streaming sats whilst you listen, or send us a boost as tip if there is anything you particularly like in an episode.
We recommend the following apps to partake in the Podcasting 2.0 revolution:
Each allow you stream as many or as few sats as you see fit whilst you listen.
We have also setup a Sphinx tribe which is like a group chat where you can get in contact with us while listening using the Lightning network. To do this download Sphinx, connect it to Sphinx Relay on your node or use a pre-configured node instance from Sphinx. Once installed either use this Tribe link or scan the QR code within the Sphinx app to join our tribe.