Author: pyratebeard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 23:04:03 +0000
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-Listening to podcasts is not something I am really hooked on like a lot of people, but I do listen to a few series, either every episode or pick and choose episodes.
+Listening to podcasts is not something I am really hooked on like a lot of people, but I do listen to a few series. There are some podcasts I try to listen to every episode and others I pick and choose. The latter are normally interview podcasts.
-Most of the time I will listen while doing chores, normally doing the dishes of an evening. I found with most of the series I listen to the episodes are almost an hour long, while doing the dishes only takes me between 10 and 20 minutes.
+Most of the time I will listen while doing chores, for example when I am doing the dishes in the evening. I found a lot of series have close to hour long episodes but I can finish cleaning the kitchen in 20 minutes.
+I started speeding up the podcast so I could get through more in the time I was busy. First I sped up 1.10x to see what it was like but very quickly moved to 1.25x. At the time I was listening to Cory Doctorow's [reading of The Hacker Crackdown](https://craphound.com/hackercrackdown.xml) by Bruce Sterling. I got so accustomed to listening at 1.25x that when I put an episode on a different device I thought Cory was talking really slow.
+Since then I started listening to all my podcasts at 1.25x speed. After a while I increased to 1.30x, then 1.40x. Now I can listen to almost all at 1.50x speed. This means I can get through an hour long podcast in just two parts instead of three.
+Sometimes the speed has to be dropped down again if somebody is talking quite fast at normal speed. I am surprised at how quickly I grew use to it though.
+I have started trying this for videos as well. Some vlogs I subscribe to can be sped up to about 1.35x at the moment.
+The next time you put a podcast on why not try to increase the speed slightly and see how long it takes for you to become accustomed to it.
+Now I need to work on improving my speed reading...