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The problem: There are a million excellent podcasts out there, and you just can't make up your mind which one to listen to right now.

The solution: Machines 🤖.

This repo contains an RSS feed XML with a list of podcasts. A GitHub Action deploys it to an S3 bucket. I have an iOS shortcut that pulls down this feed, picks a random item from it, and opens it in Spotify.

The shortcut is configured like this:

Screenshot of shortcut

Enjoy all the free time you have now from having your podcasts chosen for you 🌴.

And shout out to the Paradox of Choice, an excellent book about how we humans don't do well when we're overwhelmed with choices.

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