I have a basic watch which can connect to my phone through bluetooth. I have found that if I disconnect my watch from my phone while I am listening to a podcast through a bluetooth, BP will stop playing the podcast. BP doesn't crash or anything - it just pauses the podcast.

If I am playing a podcast back through my phone speakers while my watch disconnects (instead of playing a podcast through bluetooth), BP does not pause. It only happens if BP is actively playing through bluetooth.

It appears to be the case that BP has logic such as "if BP is playing through bluetooth and a bluetooth device is disconnected, pause the podcast". It seems BP is missing a check to see if the device that was disconnected is the device that BP is playing through. In my case, my watch is just a generic bluetooth device which does not have any media capabilities. Disconnecting my watch should definitely have no effect on pausing BP.