Aw heck, Pocket Casts is now free! NPR and a few other public radio stations bought it a bit ago, and they're opening it up to make sure everyone has access to an extremely high quality ad-free podcast client, with all the features you need to listen comfortably, the way you should be able to. (Custom skip times, custom playspeeds, white space cutting, intro cutting, etc.) I appreciate that so much. I've used it for years and years while it was paid, and it's by far the best client out there, imo. I recommend it.