Notice that there are tabs along the right side of the summary tab for your ipod touch. Among them will be ones for podcast, music, info, books, etc. You can customize these to control what you want to sync. In the podcasts tab, select sync podcasts and which ones. Go through the other tabs to double check that nothing else will sync that you don't want to and then hit the sync button, in the bottom right of the window. After you're done syncing, in the summary tab, select "Manually manage music" and then you can click and drag away. You'll notice that you can also customize the file size of music so you can fit more if you aren't an audiophile and the music in your library is cd quality. Hope that clears it up. Conversely, you can download the podcast app and download episodes right to your ipod through wifi. My favorite part of the podcast app, which admittedly is a bit buggy. It works, does what it supposed to, mostly but is a bit of a blight on Apples reputation. I am disappointed that I can't make playlists of podcasts anymore. The app prevents you from accessing podcasts in music on iOS6, thereby no more playlists. Sorry for being long winded.
Last edited by 7thson; Jan 1, 2013 at 06:03 PM.