With one of the recent updated, downloaded podcast episodes automatically appear in the “Your Episodes” playlist. This is fine (I admittedly don’t care for this feature, as it takes up more space on the screen, but I can see how it can be useful. It would be nice if you could toggle whether that playlist and the “Liked songs” playlist were visible, but that’s neither here or there ) but it would be nice if you could remove episodes from this playlist while maintaining the download. Currently you can add things to the playlist without them being downloaded, but if you try to remove a downloaded podcast from the playlist, the download is also removed, which I find frustrating.
Currently there is a “your downloads” tab and a “your episodes” playlist, and I personally don’t see the point of both of them full filling the same function, except that one is locked to the top of my playlists. But with having something on my home screen, I’d like to control what goes into the playlist.