Maybe this is a good idea when listening to other podcasts.
But for Tammy Radio podcasts?
Not so much.
….How do people have so much time for so many podcasts? Some don’t. They speed-listen and knock out two, three, four podcasts in the time one usually takes….
Geoff Newman, 31, thought a colleague who told him about speed-listening was nuts. Then the London web developer and filmmaker tried 1.2 times normal speed, then 2x, then 2.5x. Now he’s comfortable at 3x….
The Apple Inc. iPhone’s default podcast player offers ½x, 1x, 1.5x and 2x speed. A popular competitor, Overcast, hits 3x and offers “Smart Speed,” which shrinks silences. At turbo speeds, podcasters speak faster, but intelligibly, at least to some. Software keeps voice pitches from becoming squeaky….
A fourfold speedup sounds entirely sane to Max Deutsch, 24, who says he has speed-listened to 69 audiobooks this year. The faster the speed, he found, the more engaged he was. “That’s when I asked myself: I wonder how fast I could actually listen?”….