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  • iOS 16.4: What’s new for Apple Podcasts
    Honestly, they should just buy Overcast. - Source: Reddit / 16 days ago
  • [How to] Mark all episodes as played in Overcast
    Go to, log in and go to the show which you want to mark as played in totality. - Source: Reddit / 17 days ago
  • Interview with Leo LaPorte.
    I couldn't find a link to to the audio. I never listen (watch?) video podcasting; I listen to everything on Overcast at 1.5-2X speed. Incidentally, Audio Hijack is a great app for ripping audio from YouTube or anything else. - Source: Reddit / 22 days ago
  • The Art of Knowing When to Quit
    First Round had a good podcast episode with her about the book: - Source: Hacker News / 2 months ago
  • Seven Stowaways and a Hijacked Oil Tanker
    This was a good article. Also available in podcast form: - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • Blender 3.4
    I listened to an interesting interview[1] this week with Blender’s creator (and current foundation chairman) Ton Roosendaal. He thought that one of Blender’s major challenges was recent developments in the real-time rendering space - notably Unreal Engine. They’re not competitors, of course (and Epic has donated to the foundation) but it does speak to how impressive UE’s render pipeline is. Again, it’s not a... - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Need Advice
    Apple has their podcast app but I way prefer to use Overcast for a whole set of features and niceties that Apple is probably not very interested in supporting. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Ask HN: What are some of the best books you have read in 2022?
    The Death a sentence podcast did a terrific four part dive into the series recently. - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • Spotify rumored to be considering a $20/$25 "platinum" subscription that would still make you listen to ads on their exclusive "podcasts"
    Every podcast that I listened to that went exclusively to Spotify I stopped listening to. Even some of my favorite ones. Some of them really hurt to leave behind but I don’t want any single entity controlling how podcasts work. Imagine if years ago Google was able to make specific websites like Netflix (or Reddit itself) ‘exclusive’ to chrome, and they sold memberships spouting the benefits of fewer ads on the... - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Apple bought out all of Newsweek's 1984 Election issue ad space for Mac
    I was listening to a podcast from 2019 on the early days of the iPhone development It was with Ken Kocienda. The interview is long 1.5 hours but toward the end he actually addresses cut and paste issue on iPhone. I found it interesting. - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • Advent of Computing Episode 92 – Copy Protection [audio]
    Looks cool, there’s one on the S100 bus: - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • podcast app with advanced playlist features?
    iOS Overcast's 'Smart playlist' can let you add specific shows to specific lists. don't know about a random order though, otherwise think you can sort from new to old etc. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Notes Against Note-Taking Systems
    I recommend Oliver Burkeman's 4000 weeks or Cosmic Insignificance Therapy as an answer: TL;DR Our relationship with productivity is unhealthy and we are doing it to ourselves by trying to over-optimise (min-max) everything. Yet, when we realise that we are all mortals, nothing that we do really matters in the end.... Which can be both scary, but also liberating. There is also an... - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • Billionaire No More: Patagonia Founder Gives Away the Company
    Here’s one I just listened to that you might like. Couple of retired dudes did their own data analysis and blew the whistle on waste dumping in UK rivers: - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • What are some great tools and websites for podcasters?
    Forecast - This is for adding metadata to your mp3 files before upload. Think this isn't really necessary anymore (though I stand to be corrected). It's a free downloadable app by and I'm not sure if it's still being actively developed. I like it, though 😁. Cool feature is that if you add chapters using logic markers, it will import them into forecast and embed them into the mp3 somehow. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Why Instagram Is Dying: We Asked 100 Gen Z Users to Compare TikTok vs. Reels
    Https:// The point being TiKTok does a ton of labelling of videos that allows the algorithm to “see” the content - or at least qualifies lots of elements of each video. And then optimises for joy and happiness responses from users. Other useful observations in the podcast. - Source: Hacker News / 7 months ago
  • 8 Podcast Websites to discover your new favorite podcasts - Podcast discovery websites, podcast player that lets cancels out the silences and lets you listen at 3x speed, podcast directory of some of my favorite podcasts.
    Https:// - Features smart speed listen to podcasts at 3x +, smart silences, and allows you to download your podcasts offline to take with you on the go. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Ask HN: What Is a Mindfulness Meditation?
    I totally empathize with this. I am no expert meditator- I've been practicing for 5yrs and have only gotten glimpses of that stillness, "mind like water" phenomenon people talk about. But from my experience this is what it's all about: it's developing the muscle memory necessary to observe and release one's thoughts with the goal of peace. It's recognizing that those thoughts are like little fish swimming through... - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • “The Lazarus Heist” explains North Korea’s wild hacking spree
    This was a very interesting podcast series from the BBC. - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • Supreme Court Overturns Roe vs. Wade
    SCOTUS is tasked with determining if a right is constitutionally protected. There is no right to abortion in the constitution, Roe argued a path to one but it was fairly weak ( It was overturned because it's not the court's job to legislate policy beyond that. Part of the reason for that is it creates policy which cannot be reverted by democratic means (except by the kind of... - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • Supreme Court Overturns Roe vs. Wade
    This interview talked about some of this better than I can, I thought it was interesting: Hopefully the arguments in there are correct and this isn't likely to expand. - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago

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