I am also frustrated with the app. I find myself almost banging on my phone to get the app to open or to get it to even respond. I have an iPhone 4s, not the latest. I wonder if it works better on the newest phone. I have not bothered to complain to iTunes, yet. I assume others have. I hope they fix it before they remove the old way of getting podcasts, which is what I find myself relying on when the app fails.