I only ever listen to podcasts on my phone but the player position is never saved correctly between sessions. So if I’m listening to a podcast for a while, take my headphones out and put them away so Spotify auto-pauses (I never open the app) then the player position is saved usually pretty close to where I originally started from for that session, sometimes the beginning. Meaning when I next launch Spotify to play a podcast I have to manually scrub through to find where I was last at. This also means that a lot of my podcasts never get marked as played which is just irritating.
I’m currently regretting switching from Apple Podcasts.
Device: iPhone XS Max
OS: iOS 12.3.1