I use Listen by Google to listen to my podcasts.
I’m a commuter and I find really frustrating to find new episodes ready to download while I’m already in my car.
To solve this issue I configured Tasker to start Listen on 6:00 in the morning.
This seems to force Listen to update the rss subscriptions.
Listen takes care of the download step.
Tasker Profile export:
Profile: Update Listen (3)
Enter: Anon (5)
A1: Load App [ App:Listen Data: Exclude From Recent Apps:On]
A2: Wait [ MS:0 Seconds:0 Minutes:3 Hours:0 Days:0]
A3: Go Home [ Page:0]