This started yesterday, and I have no idea why.
I noticed my phone was playing a podcast. I've been using BeyondPod for a while, which is sometimes a bit wonky, but never had this kind of problem.
I tried playing and pausing, no dice. In fact, BeyondPod just played over the currently-running podcast. They played simultaneously. Same for any other music stuff, whereas usually when I start e.g. Pandora, the podcast or Music apps will pause themselves.
And it gets weirder. I restarted the phone. A few minutes later, podcast starts playing. Exact same podcast, playing from the beginning. I turn the phone off and on and it's good for a while, but then an indeterminate amount of time later, I notice the podcast playing again in my pocket (loud room, so I don't know how long it had been going).
It's also worth noting that the podcast plays from the phone's speakers, but if I plug in headphones it plays from them in addition.
I check my running services. I stop literally everything I can. I check battery usage. Nothing. I uninstall BeyondPod, and that doesn't help either.
The only change I've made to my phone was recently switching to ADW Launcher from the default. But even there, I reverted back to the original home, and I'm still having the problem.
Any ideas? This is getting really aggravating. It always plays the same podcast, always starting from the beginning.