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Winners

Podcast sponsors give their cash to celebs.

We’re giving $100k to budding podcasters.

Presented by Racket in partnership with Stir.

Stay tuned

About Podca$h

We love audio. We want to support small, independent podcasts. And, we want to support people with cool podcast ideas.


So we’re awarding between $250 and $5000 in sponsorship to hundreds of podcasters and podcasters-to-be.


Y’all deserve more love, and we’re here to give it to you. All you need is an interesting idea.

Who can apply for Podca$h?

  • You have a podcast or are podcast-curious
  • You’ve had less than $10k in sponsorships for your podcast
  • You’ve got stuff to say and you want a sponsor
  • You’re in the United States

We know you know someone with a podcast or a podcast idea. IYKYK


Tell them about Podca$h!

Judges

Austin Petersmith

Austin Petersmith

Founder & CEO, Racket
Bradley Davis

Bradley Davis

Co-Founder & CEO, Podchaser
Chanel Robinson

Chanel Robinson

Head of Audience Development, Faze
Chris Messina

Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development, Republic; Inventor of the hashtag
Dan Franks

Dan Franks

Founder/President, Podcast Movement
Edvin Dapcevic

Edvin Dapcevic

Team Lead, Media & Entertainment at TikTok
Humble the Poet

Humble the Poet

Best-selling author; YouTube creator; Musician
Jason Calacanis

Jason Calacanis

Angel Investor; Co-Host, All-In; Host, This Week in Startups
Joseph Albanese

Joseph Albanese

Founder & CEO, Stir
Kat Cole

Kat Cole

COO, Athletic Greens
Leonard Smith Jr.

Leonard Smith Jr.

Comedian
Shaan Puri

Shaan Puri

Host, My First Million
Skye Pillsbury

Skye Pillsbury

Writer, Timber
Stoney McBlaze

Stoney McBlaze

Creator
Trung Phan

Trung Phan

Senior Analyst, The Hustle; Co-Host, Not Investment Advice
Warren Lentz

Warren Lentz

Chief Talent Officer, Versusgame

FAQ

We think it’s way too hard to break into podcasting, and that way too much money in this space is going to celebrities. We’re doing this to support the next generation of podcasters, and because we believe that budding podcasters work harder and have more connection to their audiences than the big podcasters.

Applications will be judged based on a number of criteria. Here are examples of some of the questions the judges will be answering:

  • How creative is this person?
  • How compelling is the topic/idea?
  • How well-suited is this person to host this specific podcast?
  • How likely do you think this podcast is to be successful?
  • How strong were the endorsements this person got (if applicable)?
  • Would you subscribe to this podcast?

Each winner will receive between $250 and $5,000.

This is indeed a real sponsorship for your podcast. We’ll give you an ad to read, and we hope that you do! It will largely be on the honor system, and if your podcast doesn’t exist yet we just hope you’ll do the ad read if/when you end up launching it.

You should have a podcast or an idea for a podcast you want to launch, have less than $10k in sponsorships for your podcast, and have stuff to say and want a sponsor! Per our terms, you must also meet certain age minimums and other criteria.

Judges will be able to read the Love Letters that your friends, family, fans, and supporters submit. The Love Letters will be one of five or six different factors that your application will be judged on.

We will begin to announce winners on March 25th.

We know how hard it is to launch a podcast. If you are one of the winners of Podca$h but you don’t end up launching a podcast, that’s totally fine. If you’re overwhelmed by the idea of launching a full-fledged podcast, check out the question below this one.

Yes! While creating a Racket isn’t the same as creating a podcast, it is a good alternative if you don’t want to launch a full-blown podcast. We would love to have you as a part of our community!

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