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SLEEP TIMER

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.

CHROME­CAST

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.

CUT SI­LENCES

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.

VARI­ABLE SPEED

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.

CUT IN­TRO

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.

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