Users mark ads
Create button that allows users to mark beginning and end of ad during podcast. Users opt-in to sharing this info with other users. Users can then opt to allow playback to automatically fast-forward through ads (as marked and shared by other users). Kind of like Waze allowing users to share locations of hazards, speed traps, etc. As every user's mark would be slightly different, would need to just average the input.
Sorry but this will not be implemented.
If you want to you can use the app >> button to skip the ad, but the app will never automate this
Brad Morton commented
This is a horribly bad idea. If the podcasts you listen to have ads, donate to them and get a VIP feed without ads if you don't like them... Otherwise there won't be anything to listen to.