ListenLater.fm

A read-it-later service for your ears.

1. Send articles, stories, and essays to ListenLater.fm.
2. We'll turn them into a spoken audio podcast just for you.
3. Listen in your podcast player whenever you want.
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ListenLater.fm works like this: 1. Send articles, stories, and essays to ListenLater.fm. 2. We'll turn them into a spoken audio podcast just for you. 3. Listen in your podcast player whenever you want. You can send articles via browser extensions, email, and bookmarklet. I've been using this for a few months, and I love it. Over the past few years, I've found myself with less time to read, and I've found myself quickly skimming more HackerNews headlines thinking "I should read that," but never actually reading them. I've tried every read-it-later service out there, but they always end up being another dumping ground for articles I'll never get to. With ListenLater.fm, I'm able to put articles I don't have time to read directly into my podcast app. I already make time for podcasts, and I look forward to finding new things to listen to in Overcast (my podcast player of choice.) I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
I've literally been waiting for years for something like this to launch. Yay! Who's reading the articles? Is this a crowdsourced kinda thing?
@mspseudolus Right now it’s a machine translation. It’s definitely no substitute for high quality narration like what you get from an audio book, but I don’t think there’s any way to make that viable on a large scale. I am very happy with the text-to-speech. In fact, the whole project started when I heard it and realized it was good enough for me. I listen to it at 1.5x speed, and that tends to be fast enough that I’m able to gain a compete comprehension of the subject without being distracted by the synthetic voice. On the homepage, I have some sample audio you can listen to at different speeds if you’re curious. Thanks for taking a look!
@cjkinni And machine voices just keep getting better :) Will try it today!