Podcasts spontaneously replay the last few seconds

App version: 3.4.03.4.0 (5f5d744e7) Google Play

Android version: 14

Device model: Google pixel 7

Expected behaviour:
Podcast plays smoothly from start to finish

Current behaviour:
Podcast replays last ten to twenty seconds multiple times through each show

First occurred: (e.g. about x days/weeks ago)
About a week ago, chalked it up to user error

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Listen
  2. Hear the same thing twice in a row
  3. Anger and frustration

Environment: (Settings you have changed (e.g. Auto Download). “Unusual” devices you use (e.g. Bluetooth headphones). Did you select another media player?)
Tried playing via Bluetooth headphones and out phone speaker, same result

Are you streaming or downloading the episode(s) in question? Is it all podcasts or is it only some of them?