Is learning faster better? Many of us listen to podcasts or watch videos at an accelerated speed to save ourselves time. Does this hinder how much information we absorb? Not according to recent studies, which showed that people listening at 1.5x the speed still understood just as much as those listening at 1x. In fact, “video is even more amenable to speedup, because the visual and audio cues reinforce one another.” Essentially, learning this way is a form of skimming. This acceleration does not come without caution. The research suggests that moderate acceleration may not hurt comprehension, but it does not account for the impact on the application of the knowledge being absorbed, nor how it will affect the ways we engage with artistic material that is meant to be absorbed at a slower pace.