If you like to rate an episode, there two ways you can use. First one is thru a rating panel which is only visible at the top of the position seekbar as shown in the screenshot below or inside the 'Deskbar' while playing an episode.
Alternative Way :
Shown rating panel is not accessible in the 'Player' and 'Today' visual modes. Hence, if you like to rate in those cases, here is how to do that:
When you rate any podcast episode, Ziepod immedately connects to the server at ziepod.com and transmit your rating so that other Ziepoders like you can reach your rating and make use of it. To learn more about it, check the 'Podcast Episode Ratings' help section.
If you like to see what other Ziepoders rate, open up the 'Ratings' segment of the Home tab and access to the latest rated podcast episodes.