In some of the podcasts I reviewed last time you’ll hear the presenter finish with “the best way to listen to us is by subscribing to us on iTunes”? This is a trap. The whole process of syncing with iTunes is a nightmare and it’s exponentially easier to manage your podcasts on your iDevice using a specialised app.
I have an iPod Touch so I use Downcast. It costs a couple dollars but I haven’t strayed since downloading it – You can do everything from Downcast (i.e. from your iDevice): search for podcasts, download and delete episodes, decide which podcasts will automatically download, even sync with your other devices using iCloud.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any experience with listening to podcasts on other operating systems such as Android. I would, however, recommend having a squiz at an opinionated website such as Lifehacker, which is where I learned about Downcast.
Takeaway: Make the switch, bypass the hassle of iTunes and listen in comfort to the sweet dulcet tones of your favourite podcaster today!