Play podcasts at 1.5 or 2.0x on the iPhone and Touch.

Did you know that you can speed up the playback speed on your iPhone?  That’s right, you can play your podcasts at both 1.5x and 2.0x speeds.  It takes a bit getting used to, but there’s nothing better than cutting down that 2 hour podcast into a fraction of the time commitment. I mean I love podcasts and all but 2 hours… really?

It took me a while to figure out (had to chat with Grant about it), but I managed to track down the settings.  Here’s the steps:

  1. Start the podcast like you normally would,
  2. Leave the album up on the screen,
  3. Tap the album art once and a new overlay should pop up,
  4. A mail icon, a rewind icon, and a playback speed icon,
  5. You can now choose between 1, 1.5, and 2.0x speeds.

There ya go!  Save some time, listen to your podcast’s in chimpunk voices.

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