If you’ve recently purchased a new iPod and have transferred files from your old iPod to the new one, only to find that your podcasts are now “missing,” I may have good news for you. The same happened to me this morning, but I found that they were all still there… just hiding. Here’s how I fixed it:
If you try to search for the “podcast” genre or even the specific title of the podcast/episode, it won’t show up. However, if you make a smart playlist based on the genre “podcast,” everything should show up there. Once you’ve done that, select all files in that smartlist, right (ctrl) click on the selected files, and click on “get info.” From there, go to Options, and change the Media type to music. Your podcasts should now show up in your Music folder.