To play episode, tap on the episode icon. Podcast player maintains "Now Playing" playlist of episodes queued for playback. By default played episodes remain in the playlist, but you can control what happens when a episode finishes playing (nothing, play next, delete and play next) using the Settings (Menu > More... > Settings > Player Settings).
During playback, you can use the transport buttons |< and >| to skip forth and back a predetermined amount of time within the current podcast (commercial skip). You can configure the skip intervals using the Player Settings.
When you start playback, by default BeyondPod automatically generates a playlist starting from selected episode and including all remaining episodes in the list. You can also manually add episodes to the playlist by picking individual episodes across your feeds. To manually add an episode to the playlist, while in the My Episodes list, "tap and hold" on the episode and select "Add to Playlist" from the menu.
Another way to fill your playlist with episodes is to use "SmartPlay". SmartPlay
lets you define a set of simple rules that automatically add episodes to your playlist.
You can define rules like: "First play the newest 2 episodes for feed A, Then play
the oldest 1 episode of feed B, Then play newest 3 episodes of category X, etc.".
To set your rules, use the SmartPlay editor accessible from Menu
> More > Settings > Playlist Settings > Configure SmartPlay.
Once the rules are set, at any time, you can build a fresh playlist using Menu > Play > Start SmartPlay - this will clear your current playlist and generate a fresh one using the latest available episodes on the device.