I'm experiencing problems as well on Linux and Android. No episodes playing, no audio or video. It just jumps to the next episode. I can download episodes but not play them "in my location". Tried changing location using my VPN but no luck. What a drag. The only podcast on Spotify that I can't play from what I can tell.
What's the point of having an exclusive deal on a podcast if it's just gonna be pirated and played elsewhere?