Like many of you, I don't use iTunes as my Podcast app of choice on my Mac device. My app of preference is Downcast. One issue I have, however, is that in order to pause/play the podcast I am currently listening to, I need to find the app, activate it and then press the Space bar in order to take my phone call/watch a YouTube video etc.
Well a simple Keyboard Maestro macro eradicates this issues. Please see the screenshot below:
The first action simply brings Downcast to the foreground, with the second action pressing the Spacebar. Probably the simplest macro I've ever written, however there is definitely a wealth of applications that this could be used for.