Even though podcasts are available for free, your listeners derive incredible value from them. Once you claim your show on Fountain you can receive payments from your listeners if they are listening on Fountain or another app that supports Value for Value.
You can earn money on Fountain in different ways:
Listeners can send you a small amount of money for every minute they listen.
Listeners can send you a payment with a message. Boosts are a comments system for podcasts. The more money listeners send with their Boost, the higher it appears on the Episode page.