Sort It: Change Episode Sort Order

I received a mail this morning asking if Player FM can show episodes in reverse order, i.e., oldest to newest. Although I haven’t heard the request, and it’s not crossed my mind to do this, it immediately made sense. So I decided to build it.

How is this useful? Since Player FM automatically plays episodes continuously, from top-to-bottom, showing Oldest First allows a listener to catch up on old episodes in the order they came out.

In fact, for some shows, it’s really the only way to listen to them. I’m thinking primarily of fiction such as novel readings and bedtime stories, since they’re often produced in series.

Furthermore, there’s a huge trend in TV recap podcasts, which work through TV show episodes one at a time. If you want the skinny on a whole season of Mad Men, you probably want this new feature.