Anyone having pausing issues with BeyondPod: This seems to be a recent Android setting that is putting the app to sleep when the device screen is not active. You will need to go into your settings on your device to allow BeyondPod to stay awake.

Settings>device care>battery>beyond pod> then turn off "put app to sleep"

This has solved the pausing for any user who has re-set this setting on their device.

I am waiting to hear back from development on whether or not they will be able to do anything in the app coding to somehow "override" the Android setting, but either way, the above steps should fix the pausing issues everyone is having.