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 holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or watching anime. Her personal blog can be found at connerleecarey.com; you can also follow her on twitter @connerleecarey.