Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2013 6:56 AM (in response to cbsoftball)
Which view are you looking at? In iTunes / Podcasts / List, there is no way to remove the items - if you mark them as played, the file will disappear from your computer, but the item will still be in the Lists pane, with a cloud icon beside it.
The "My Podcasts" or "My Stations" panes seem to be more useful at this point.
Now, if you're trying to stop them from downloading again: don't delete the podcast file in the first place. Instead, mark it as played - and that should make it disappear. If you delete it without playing it, iTunes for some reason thinks you must want it back. (Note that deleting on the iPhone still does what you'd expect it to do - delete the darn file! - but in iTunes it doesn't seem to work.)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2013 8:37 AM (in response to Lost in Asia)
I use the List view almost exclusively. After I posted, I found that "My Podcasts" or "My Stations" didn't reflect the 'cloud' items. You answer is helpful. My 'nearly OCD tendencies' cause me to expect everything to match. These updates often annoy me until I adapt. Thanks.
Ok, one last thing. I can't seem to find how to mark these as played on the List view