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Here's what seems to be going on with 11.1 and podcasts.
It seems that Apple decided to move podcasts up to the iCloud, but did not provide controls over the content like they did for movies and music. As Logan explained it, it was only half implemented. What happens is that iTunes now handles podcast subscriptions like it does movie and music purchases - it adds an entry into your Purchase History so that you can go back at any time and download the content to any device. Unfortunately, they did not simultaneously provide controls to allow you to delete Podcasts from your purchase history. In fact, they also didn't provide their own tech support that ability either, as he couldn't delete it either (like he can for music, movies, and apps). And yes, while you don't "purchase" podcasts, that's how Apple chose to implement their cloud solution. We tried everything, with his workaround being to unsubscribe from the podcast, and manually add episodes each time - thus defeating the entire purpose of a subscription.

This, combined with the fact that the podcasts don't stop playing when they reach the end of the show, works to really make my life heck, as it finishes playing one podcast, then goes and downloads the next older podcast and starts playing it. Nothing like falling asleep listening to a podcast and waking up finding that you've downloaded a bunch of old podcasts all over again.

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