Pocket Casts is one of the better Podcast Players out on the Android Play Store. It provides next-level listening, search and discovery tools. It has powerful playback functions, with an automatic playback queue from your favourite songs. If you sign-in, you can have the Up-Next queue synced across your devices.
You can even trim the silence between episodes and vary the speed of your listening. A Volume Boost function can increase the volume of voices and decrease the background noise. It offers controls on Android Wear so that you do not have to reach out to your phone for skipping episodes or volume control. A sleep timer allows you to pause the episode while you rest. And, you can cast your podcast to your TV with a Chromecast to enjoy a seamless viewing experience.
A great podcast player, worth trying out