If you do a little research such as https://www.google.com/search?as_q=the+end+of+podcasting you may be upset to know that this appears to be winding down.
My answer to your question is yes.
When I first signed up, I could see a list of the podcasts to which I subscribed, both paid and free. I could sift through listen, see which had been listened, and delete as I wanted.
Now I have to flip though numerous screens, click on podcasts, do a search for one of the topics and finally see a large list of entries. Once one has been played, I do not see any indication that it has been and there is no option to delete old, listened or unwanted items. (Right click or delete keys have been tried.)
I also have to see that incredibly distracting animation that is so annoying that I have to move most of the page off screen or place paper across the monitor in order to to do anything.
Has the organization really become such shambled here or am I just missing some direction that could bring this back to some civility?
I had it set up for an elderly gentleman who can no longer follow the "fandangled sh## design of some kid programmer".