iTunes 4.9 is out, and includes Podcast support. A lot of podcasters are not happy with Apple’s attempt to embrace and extend the format, and there are problems with Apple’s podcast portal changing the podcast information such as genre, and some dodgy feed caching means that its often out of date.
There is a solution however. Just click on ‘Advanced –> Subscribe to Podcast’ and paste the podcast RSS url into the text box. Much better.