Thanks, but apparently I am conusing concepts because, as I said, I don't understand the architecture.
Clearly, I am lost and I need to start from scratch.
I don’t recall why my settings showed Manually Manage synch...I may have been trying to add a few extra podcasts to the mix for a trip.
This is why I need a basic set of instructions from the start to set up a synch that will simply take out the old and replace with some new from the library.
Does anybody know where the rules are for cold-start people like me? Is there a set of startup-from-scratch instructions on how to step-by-step set up a way to synch all my podcasts?
Manaully manage sync is not a thing. it is either manually manage or sync.
Manually manage means that you drag and drop content.
Sync means that you select your setting and then sync, transferring the content that you have selected.
Open itunes, connect ipod, go to each tab ( music, podcasts for example), make the selections that you like. Click the sync button