Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 12:58 PM (in response to Sungrazer11)
Just as it usually takes 1-2 days for new episodes to appear in the Store, it takes 1-2 days for deleted episodes to be removed. The Store caches the feed, and checks it periodically for updates. If you try subscribing to your podcast feed you should see that the episodes have disappeared there. Incidentally the link you posted leads to a file not found error.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 1:11 PM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
So what actually triggers the episode deletion from iTunes? Deleting the .m4a files or deleting the entire Podbean post? If the post, then I can see I might need to wait another day to see the episodes disappear from iTunes. I guess I thought deleting the .m4a files would do it.
Yes, the "file not found" error is due to the deletion of all my posts.
Also yes, when I try to subscribe to my podcast, no episodes are listed.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 1:17 PM (in response to Sungrazer11)
If you delete only the media files but leave the feed intact then the episodes will show but not download or play. As you are not seeing episodes when you subscribe you can expect the episodes to disappear from the Store in the next couple of days or so.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 2:00 PM (in response to Sungrazer11)
You should be aware that if you leave the podcast empty for long enough the Store staff will remove it from the Store - I'm not sure whether you were in fact aiming for permanent removal.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 3:01 PM (in response to Sungrazer11)
The sooner you get at least one episode up there the better - it probably won't matter if the feed is empty for a couple of days, but if the Store staff do happen to notice and decide to remove the podcast you will have to go through the hassle of re-submitting it. You could do a brief trailer simply announcing the forthcoming episodes (and remove it when the real episodes go up).