Increased Podcast Playback Speeds

Just a quick thanks to Marco Arment for his Smart Speed feature in Overcast.

Smart Speed combined with regular playback speed-ups allows me to easily listen to interview podcasts at speeds greater than 1.5x.

For example I was able to listen to these two parts of the Tim Ferriss Show (2h07m total) and this episode of the James Altucher Show (1h04m) both interviewing Tony Robbins about his new book in the same amount of time than just listening to the former at 1x.

For me personally I can confirm Marco’s assumption, that listening to podcasts faster just makes me listen to more podcasts.