Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2011 6:30 AM (in response to Curtis Tucker)
I have the same issue with syncing smart playlists of podcasts to my iPhone. I've found a multitude of forum posts and blog entries on the subject. I haven't found anything that works yet. I just sent a bug report to Apple. I suggest you do the same: http://www.apple.com/feedback/
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2011 8:31 AM (in response to Ty Lastrapes)
I agree and came to the same conclusion. I submitted official feedback. I hope they address this in an update. Apparently it is not a new issue.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2011 8:45 AM (in response to Curtis Tucker)
I've found the solution to my problem without changing my podcast smart playlists. When syncing with iTunes, click your device node (iPhone for me). The smart playlists will appear under both the Music & Podcasts tabs. I unchecked the plyalist from music & checked them under podcasts & now the podcasts appear on my iPhone within my playlists.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2011 2:34 PM (in response to Curtis Tucker)
I had the same problem. My iPod shows there are 8 playlists but I cant bring them up. I fixed it by syncing one non smart music playlist. Now I can display all my podcast smart playlists.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2011 9:58 AM (in response to Curtis Tucker)
I ran into this problem too but resolved it by doing the following:
Select the device.
Click on the Podcasts tab.
At the bottom left will be a list of playlists under the heading "Include Episodes from Playlists".
Check on the playlists that have the podcasts you want to sync.
Sync and you should now see the podcasts on your device.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2011 7:06 PM (in response to rjp0503)
Just tried it. The smart playlist name syncs to my iPad but it's empty, no songs.