The playlist should be able to remove played marks! You use to.
Playlist, select each track that you missed due to sleep or being away, hit 3 dots and you have a choice like you use to. Mark played and unplayed.
Because at the point of listening you don't know what the podcaster has done. Playing old content, using someone else's you have heard. The selected options as it stands on this screen are unhelpful.
You have constantly removed options from point of information is found, making things more difficult than they should be.
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