Apple's Podcast app is currently crashing for many people whenever it tries to connect with iTunes. It can still play previously downloaded episodes, but when it tries to refresh or stream, it crashes. However, there does seem to be a workaround that's getting past the crashing bug for a lot of people. It may look convoluted but it worked for me and hopefully it'll work for you!
If you use the Podcasts app to listen and watch podcasts, you can also create custom stations that'll filter in podcasts based on which subscriptions you add to that section. You can think of stations as nothing more than creating playlists just like you do in the Music app.
Listening to and watching podcasts with the Podcasts app for iPhone and iPad is simple enough but if you subscribe to quite a few feeds, your unplayed count can get pretty high. If you'd rather pick and choose episodes but don't want badge counts or unread counts for ones you don't plan on listening to or watching, you can always just mark them as played already.
If you regularly use the Podcasts app for iPhone or iPad to keep up with your favorite episodes and playlists, you may occasionally come across a podcast series that you think someone you know may be interested in. Instead of sending them a link to iTunes or just giving them a title to look up, the Podcasts app actually gives you the option to share them directly without ever leaving the app.
The Podcasts app for iPhone and iPad can aggregate all your favorite podcasts in one place for you to enjoy whenever you'd like. However, if you subscribe to quite a few, sorting them the way you'd like may be important. Luckily, you have a few options.
The Podcasts app allows you to easily subscribe to podcasts that can automatically update when new episodes are available. Over time, you may decide that you don't want to follow a particular podcast as closely anymore. The Podcasts app allows you to unsubscribe just as easily as you subscribed.
For users that listen to podcasts pretty regularly, you're probably already aware that they can take up a healthy amount of space on your iPhone or iPad, especially video podcasts. The Podcasts app for iPhone and iPad allows you to either stream or download episodes. If you've downloaded several and find yourself scrounging around for storage, deleting older podcasts is a great way to free up some space.
If you follow certain video or audio podcasts regularly, you can use Apple's Podcasts app to do so. For podcasts you listen to or watch on a regular basis, it's typically better to just subscribe to them. If there's ever a time when you want to download a single podcast episode without subscribing, you have the option to easily do so.