I tried the new Podcasting app today. It doesn’t seem to be that big of a surprise as to how they’re handling podcasts, but It’s a bummer that they still can’t do a proper playlist.
The way that I listen to podcasts is via a smart playlist of all my audio podcasts. I filter them by a play count of less then 1 and so after I listen to an episode, it removes itself from my playlist. Then in iTunes I have another smart playlist of all podcasts with a play count of 1 or more that I delete now and then. It works great, but for some reason I can’t control the order very well. I prefer to listen in the order they were released which it sort of does. But the new app has no sign of playlists at all.