Purchase a Personal or Promotional Jumbotron Message on an Upcoming Podcast Episode!


Our “Jumbotron” program allows anyone to share their message on a MaximumFun.org podcast – read by your favorite hosts. It’s a fun way to show your support for your favorite shows and get the word out about what you’re up to. It’s easy and cheap – only $100 for a personal message or $200 for a promotional one.

Anyone can buy a personal or promotional message on an upcoming episode of:

    • Comfort Creatures
    • Dead Pilots Society
    • Depresh Mode with John Moe
    • Dr. Gameshow
    • The Flop House
    • Go Fact Yourself
    • The Greatest Generation
    • Greatest Trek
    • Jordan, Jesse, Go!
    • Just the Zoo of Us
    • Let’s Learn Everything!
    • Maximum Film!
    • Oh No, Ross and Carrie!
    • One Bad Mother
    • Reading Glasses (personal messages only!)
    • Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries
    • Shmanners
    • Still Buffering
    • Stop Podcasting Yourself
    • Tights and Fights
    • We Got This with Mark and Hal

Here’s what you need to know:

We recently revamped this process, so returning purchasers may notice some changes and improvements.

What It Is

The Jumbotron program is an accessible and informal way for listeners to sponsor an episode of a MaxFun podcast. These are one-off messages that we offer to our listener community at an almost laughably inexpensive rate. In other words, a message can only run once, and only on one show. You’ll provide a couple of lines of basic info, and you’ll get a mention on an upcoming episode.

What It Isn’t

Jumbotron messages aren’t intended for ongoing advertising campaigns, and the audio can not be used outside of the episodes they are aired in. A message can not run more than once in a 12 month period, and it can not run on more than one show. If you’re interested in sponsoring one of our podcasts on an ongoing or more frequent basis, you need to get your message out on a specific date, you want to see listener data, or you want to sponsor more than one episode, we’d be happy to discuss advertising rates! Please contact david@maximumfun.org for more information about advertising.

If you aren’t sure if your message would qualify as a personal or promotional Jumbotron, or if you have any other questions about Jumbotron messages, please email daniel@maximumfun.org.


Messages are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. You’ll have the opportunity to request a preferred time-frame and we’ll do our best to get your message out within that time-frame or as close to it as possible.

Promotional Versus Personal

A promotional message is one with any sort of promotional or commerical component to it. The cost is $200, and the character limit for your message is 500 (including spaces and punctuation).

Examples of promotional messages include:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Independent entrepreneurs
  • Kickstarter projects
  • Webcomics
  • Podcasts
  • Someone looking for work (e.g. an employment seeker’s ad)
  • Social media accounts or groups

A personal message is one without any promotional or commercial component to it. The cost is $100, and the character limit for your message is 350 (including spaces and punctuation).

Examples of personal messages include:

  • Wishing a friend, “Happy birthday!”
  • Congratulating a family member on graduating from college
  • Saying, “Happy anniversary!” to a spouse or partner
  • Dating / personal ads

If your message contains any promotional elements, it is considered a promotional message, and the cost is $200.

By The Way

It rarely comes up, but we reserve the right to not run a message. There are a few reasons this might happen – and undoubtedly some that we haven’t thought of yet – but here are some things that cause issues:

  1. if we find a message questionable or offensive, or if the hosts do not feel comfortable reading the message;
  2. if the project or product in a promotional message resembles a current sponsor of the show;
  3. if the message endorses a specific political party or candidate – even if the politics align with ours. (Other than the 2024 presidential campaign of Dip Dopson & Chip Dipson, of course.)

A note on this last point: we occasionally receive Jumbotrons advocating for causes (such as civil rights or human rights) that have taken on a political dimension. We will consider these on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to reject advocacy for causes that we don’t believe in, but we also have to acknowledge that activism and policy work is complicated, and we don’t have the capacity to vet every organization that we’re presented with. Consequently, in cases where we see any possibility of complications, we’ll tend to reject the message. We also acknowledge that even this cautious approach can let something objectionable slip by, because there’s only so much research we can do.

In all cases where we choose not to run your message, we will refund you in full.

Purchase Your Personal Jumbotron Message Now!

You will be redirected to PayPal to complete your transaction. Once your transaction has processed, you will be redirected back to our website to submit your Jumbotron details.

Purchase Your Promotional Jumbotron Message Now!

You will be redirected to PayPal to complete your transaction. Once your transaction has processed, you will be redirected back to our website to submit your Jumbotron details.


Contact daniel@maximumfun.org.