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A thousand times this. I wish more podcasts would have transcripts. I much prefer it to listening to podcasts as I can read at my own speed, which would often be quicker than the audio.

Reading vs viewing/listening speed must be at least 10:1 for most people and maybe 20:1 for speed readers.

Video/audio are such timewasters if you can read at a decent rate.

I like youtube content too, however I watch it at 2X speed.

Today I learned the Youtube app has a speed setting :-)

mpv and mps-youtube allow finely gradated speed config up to 8x speed.

(2x is generally my max, unless speed-seeking.)

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