Apple Podcasts Delays

Why are automatic downloads to Apple Podcasts so delayed?

I use Overcast as my primary podcast player on iOS and I use the web version on my iMac, but every so often I want to listen to an episode in the desktop Podcasts app — and sometimes on a trusty iPod nano.

When I do want to use Apple Podcasts I usually end up frustrated because episodes don’t arrive until as late as 12 hours after they appear in Overcast.

In the words of David Puddy, this is bogus, man.