Am a subscriber to the Economist Audio Edition. The podcast consists of around 8hrs of audio in approx. 100 chapters per week. I also was annoyed that in iOS6 you can't just jump a chapter back or forward.
However for this podcast the chapter names are back since iOS6.
I did not find a possibility to change jumping from podcasts to chapters... Definitely needs to be fixed.
i feel your pain.
after some messing around with siri, the music app and the podcast app. here's a solution that works (kind-of). i hate it, but i'm a subscriber of the economist too and this is the only way i know to play individual chapters.
basically if you can get music app -- note NOT the iTunes app and NOT the podcast app, but specifically your music app --, to start playing your podcast then you can see the chapter list inside that podcast.
the problem is that there is no easy way to launch your music app and point it at your podcast (how dumb is that ?). the work around i've found is to use siri. if you say 'play the economist podcast', siri uses the music app to start playing the podcast. and lo-and-behold, you can see the chapters !
hope this helps. apple really need to fix this.
1. Delete Podcasts app
2. Go to Music app
3. Click the More tab at bottom
4. Podcasts should show up here. If not, click Edit and see if Podcasts can be added.
If it doesn't work, try syncing, closing and reopening Music.
Further, you can find the podcast in iTunes and right-click on it then click on Show in Playlist and you can select to show it in the Podcasts list or in another playlist (you must have already dragged the podcast into this alternative playlist for it to show up as an option). I believe it won't show in both places.