The transcript on my podcast episode is not synced with the audio. What is causing this?

If you are having an issue with a specific podcast episode, it'll be because the podcast is one of a small minority that use 'dynamic ad insertion'. This means that the episodes change regularly as different ads are rotated. Because the ads vary in length, the changes stop the transcript from syncing with the audio.

As we don't have control over these podcasts, there is no fix for their transcripts (fortunately around 95% of podcasts do not have this issue). When there is a podcast with this issue under Featured, we display a note telling you that it cannot be synced. You can still generate the transcript but we won't attempt to sync it with the audio.