Maybe a long shot but this seems instinctively possible.
I listen to podcasts on my iPhone 6S via headphones that don't have a pause button on the cord. When people start speaking to me in the office I need to find the phone, push the home button and click pause.
Is it possible to connect the phone with my Macbook Pro via Bluetooth and then pause the podcast via a click/keyboard shortcut on my laptop? This would save me approximately 2 seconds per pause - these seconds add up over time(!)