Overcast help

iOS & iPadOS

I've been using overcast for a while now and like it, but I'm wondering, is there a way to play episode 1 to 100, I'll listen to something like Welcome to Nightvale 1, then instead of playing ep 2, it plays the last episode released, can anyone help?



Submitted by Blind Canuck on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Hi, you might want to try changing how your episodes for that podcast is sorted. If you open Overcast, tap on the podcast in question and swipe until you hear "Settings". Then double-tap to select and then keep swiping until you hear "Sort Unplayed". By default, it sorts all unplayed episodes from newest to oldest, but I change this to oldest to newest, so when you're swiping at the beginning of the list of episodes, you'll have the odest episode first and as you swipe, it will climb up.

I tend to sort my unplayed episodes from oldest to newest and sort all from newest to oldest.

The only sad part, there is no way to sort them globally for all podcasts, you have to go to each one of them and make the change for each. I kind of mis Downcast for that.

The other way you could play all the episodes in order is to create a playlist, but I haven't played much with this and don't really have a need for it.


Submitted by Brad on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

In reply to by Blind Canuck

I've done what you said and also contacted the developer of the app. Let's see what happens in the future.