Change Playback preferences in Podcasts on Mac
In the Podcasts app on your Mac, use the Playback pane in Podcasts preferences to specify playback, skip buttons and headphone controls options.
To change these preferences, choose Podcasts > Preferences, then click Playback.
Choose whether to automatically play the next episode or to stop playback when an episode ends.
Choose the amount of time the Skip Forward and Skip Back buttons jump in the podcast, from 10 seconds to 60 seconds.
Choose how headphone controls advance the podcast — either advancing to the next/previous episode or skipping forward/back in the same episode.