Podcast discovery has always been a major problem for the platform. This is especially true at the episode level, where there might be a great interview buried in a the feed of a show that you don't listen to every day. That's why I'm a big fan of Product Hunt's podcast section, where users can submit and upvote podcasts on an episode by episode basis. I really do think crowdsourcing the best episodes from many different podcasts will become a big theme as the medium matures. (Just look at Gimlet's show Sampler as a manifestation of this.)
I've come across a few feeds of Product Hunt's podcast submissions, but there was always something I didn't like about the format. Product Hunt has a pretty simple API, so I figured I'd just roll my own ideal version of the podcast feed. Using the links above, you can have the top 1, 3, 5, or 10 episodes submitted sent to your podcatcher, with the vote count included right in the title and a link to the discussion in the episode description. This feed is a work in progress, so feel free to let me know if you have any suggestions for making it better. You can find me at @alexpmil on Twitter.