Dear iTunes, How about you just do what I tell you and let me worry about how many episodes I've listened to? pic.twitter.com/C6nfzLJRjs— Dr. Drang (@drdrang) July 8, 2013
I often think that iTunes has gotten so weird because of the way normal people use it. In the past my sister had tons of podcast subscriptions in iTunes, each with tons of unplayed episodes. HUNDREDS of episodes. I know she’ll never listen to them, but she doesn’t want to admit it to herself.
That must have been common; people subscribing to a large amount of podcasts, eating up bandwidth, and filling up their storage with episodes that they’ll never ever ever listen to. Now iTunes does this stuff and thinks it’s doing you a favor.
And for people like my sister, it probably is.