So many things broke on this release...
My observations:
1.) Skip ahead doesn't show in static notification nor main controls, even though it's checked.
2.) Dark Theme is not dark on the main page listing all podcasts
3.) Automatic Updates doesn't respect the "Repeat Every" ___ hrs setting. And the "Start At" time always gets set to the current time
4.) Hangs about once per day, and have to Force close
5.) A few settings (e.g., custom playback speeds) got lost/reset after the update.

Android 7.0 on Samsung S7 Edge