I posted a first article about how Apple has broken podcasts with iTunes 11, and the more I look at it, the more I see that it’s a mess.
Here’s one problem: you cannot delete old podcasts. If you do – deleting them, and their files – they still show up in the podcast list. Here’s what you’ll see:
These podcasts never go away. They’ll show cloud icons for you to redownload them as long as they’re still available from the iTunes Store. So if you have a podcast with lots of episodes, you’ll have a very long list when you look at it in List view.