I'm looking to move away from playing podcasts through the Music app on my iPhone primarily for playback controls that 3rd party apps offer. Downcast seems to be one of the best apps. My question revolves around syncing of episodes. I want to keep the podcasts in my iTunes library on my mac and sync over certain unplayed episodes as needed. I do this primarily b/c of space on my iPhone and because I use my iPod as well to listen to some podcasts while doing yard work. Can Downcast, or any other app, sync the played/unplayed status back to my iTunes library? E.g if I listen to an episode in Downcast, can I sync that listened status back to my iTunes podcast library?