I’ve been listening to audiobooks and podcasts at 1.2-2x speed for many years—though I’m sure other productivity enthusiasts have recommended this tactic. The reason? It’s simple and instantly valuable. On Spotify and Audible, you can adjust the playback speed in the bottom left-hand corner of the media player. For YouTube, click on the gear icon in the bottom right corner; the playback speed is the first option.
Source: Ben Meer