TUNE-IN FOR AN ADVANCED COURSE ON PODCASTING.
If you happen to be someone that likes to listen to soothing podcasts before bed, then it’s worth knowing your way around a sleep timer. Most of the big apps have selectable timer intervals that will cut the podcast off so it doesn’t run all evening.
Soaking in your podcasts through headphones is generally going to be the most practical. But if you’re on your home Wi-Fi, Pocket Casts supports Google Cast devices meaning you can throw podcasts directly to your home audio system.
Cutting out the tiny silences in your favourite podcasts may seem like a trivial setting that few would actually take the time to set up, but turning this feature on is simply a matter of toggling it and the nifty Pocket Cast stats page will show you how much silence you’ve saved yourself.
In much the same way as cutting the silences, some podcast apps will let you speed up playback to allow you to get through podcasts quicker. Sometimes, it’s nice to just relax into a podcast’s natural pace so this speed listening won’t be for everyone, but if you’ve got a particularly slow talker on your hands, it’s a godsend.
Unfortunately, this tool can’t automatically detect the intro piece for the podcast you’re listening to, so it doesn’t work quite as well as the other trimming features mentioned above. That said, if you do listen to any podcasts that always start with the intro music, then you simply delay the start time until after the intro.