They are gone for me as well. I tried installing the Podcasts app and they didn't show up there either.
I have a ton of radio shows that I want to listen to but I can't label them as music or they will be screw up my itunes match limit. Ideally, I would like to find an app that could manage audio independently of my music library. Any suggestions?
I'm on iOS 6, and I don't have any podcasts inside the Music app already. My understanding is they are all transferred long ago into the Podcasts app.
The thing I'm having issue with, is the non-iTunes available podcasts (i.e. old radio shows I chucked into my Mac's iTunes, then set to "Podcasts" in the metadata) are ALL appearing all mixed-up under ONE folder on my iOS devices.
WTF?? Cannot fix this any way I've tried. So utterly a n n o y i n g !!!
Hey, I have the same problem. I very seldom download podcasts but I used the tag to save meditations I burnt off CD in the music app. As another comment said, using the podcast app mixed up all the different "meditation albums" into one podcast emission. I really hope the podcast option is in the music app in the official release. Any suggestions/info? I'll pay for an app if it's really good but I would prefer to have the podcasts in the music app. Also, is there any way to categorise the tracks/albums so they don't get all jumbled up in the podcast app? I've tried everything I can think off. Thanks!
I'm ok with the Podcast app at the moment. I hesitated before because I was listening to podcasts while running and I don't think the Nike+ app was able to see the Podcast app's podcasts. I've found that I don't need this functionality anymore, so using the Podcast app for my podcasts is fine. The one annoying thing I am finding is that iTunes is remembering what I am or am not subscribed to. I would prefer most of my podcasts not go to both the Podcast app and iTunes where they eat up drive space. I would like to have some subscribed to podcasts, ones that I deem worth of keeping for longer then it takes to listen to them, on my computer's hard drive, and the rest just syncing to the Podcast app.
Has this been anyone else's experience? Has anyone find a way to do something like this or will I have to deleted the podcasts on my hard drive manually--like a sucker?