I love podcasts. I would estimate that I listen to between 1 to 6 (yes, 6 ) per day. Consequently, I have opinions on podcasts.
If you’re still listening to podcasts at regular speed, then I’m not sure I can respect you. (I’m kidding… kind of.) I personally, find that 2x speed is right for me–not so fast that I can’t understand anything, but also not slow enough where I can lose interest due to pacing.