When I click "Refresh" in the podcast window of iTunes 9.0.2 it does not actually update any content. One or two or three podcasts show up very briefly in the Downloads list, then quickly go away without being updated. They are in the list for such a shot time I am unable to even navigate over to see what's being updated before they disappear. So far this is only a problem with my home connection. I was able to update podcasts while in a hotel recently. Any insight into how to make this work better?
Something I have found is that there is a little triangle on top of the podcast. If there isn't, you'll need to click on it, and it will say something like "You haven't listened to any podcasts lately. Would you like to refresh?" Click that, and that may well fix the issue.
I have the same problem. iTunes not updating. Mac iTunes version 11.3 All podcasts have the exclamation mark. I deliberately click on them and . . . nothing happens. I've done a full restart, problem continues.