At the fear of retribution from the LTB community I simply want to float an idea for consideration. Items that have more value (quality, usefulness, branding) tend to command a higher price. Why should podcast be any different?
The quality and value that Adam's podcast create are so much higher than any other podcast available, imho.
Proposal: Offer 80% of the LTB podcast for free to all listeners then to "unlock" the last 20% of the podcast you either have to pay in LTBcoin or BTC. For example, the next episode of LTB features the main guest and then a "special" bonus feature of the podcast is an exclusive interview with Andreas about updates on his new book. Listeners who value content about Andreas could pay to hear that portion of the podcast or elect not to.
I think the days of traditional advertising on media platforms as the main revenue stream are numbered. Cryptocurrencies are going to finally usher in the era of micropayments for content. Maybe the Vennd.io could be used to easily dispense these "special" portions of the podcast.
Episode 87 "The Captive and the Mountain" where you interviewed Charlie Schrem after his arrest. If you had played 1/2 the episode then required payment for the second 1/2, I think a majority of your listeners would have gladly paid.
Maybe this idea has already been floated but I thought I would add to the Lounge for discussion.