Downcast for iOS v2.8.30 and Mac v1.1.10 add a new feature for allowing you to configure a time interval to skip at the beginning and/or end of each episode. These settings can be useful for skipping intros or outros and are available to configure both globally and per podcast.
By default, episodes will start at 00:00 and finish at their natural ends.
When you set a start time, let's say 30 seconds, each episode will start at 00:30. When you set a finish time, let's say 45 seconds, the episode will be considered finished 45 seconds prior to the natural end of the episode.