How to Listen to a Podcast at a Faster Speed

Podcasts are perfect for listening to while completing a task, whether that be cooking dinner or driving home from work in bumper-to-bumper traffic. The length of podcasts varies hugely from a few minutes to a couple hours. But what if you don’t have a couple hours but you really want to listen to that podcast you love? Speed it up.  Here’s how to listen to a podcast at a faster speed.

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How to Listen to a Podcast at a Faster Speed

  • Open the Podcast app.

  • Select and play the podcast you want to listen to at a faster speed.

  • Locate the 1X on the podcast play screen.

  • Tap the number to speed it up to 1 1/2X, 2X, or 1/2X. That is, one and a half time faster, two times faster, or at half-speed (slower).

  • You can easily set it back to normal speed by tapping the number with an X until it says 1X again.
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Conner Carey's writing can be found at conpoet.com. She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.