“Podcasts are all kinds of awesome. A Prairie Home Companion, This American Life, Wiretap, The Truth — there’s a virtually endless supply of great listening to be had free of charge,” Rick Broida writes for CNET.

“Apple’s Podcasts app, on the other hand, is all kinds of suck,” Broida writes. “It’s so abysmal that I’m breaking my if-you-can’t-say-anything-nice rule to vent my hatred of it. Ever since it debuted last June, I’ve tried to put up with it, tried to work around its countless limitations and atrocious interface. But no more. I’m done.”

Broida writes, “What’s the problem with Podcasts? Ye gods, where do I start? Maybe with its very existence… I’m not alone in hating Podcasts: Nearly 4,000 reviewers in the App Store rated it 1.5 stars on average. That’s a pretty blistering indictment; even Find My Friends, another Apple app that’s taken its share of lumps, rates three stars. The good news is that unlike, say, Game Center and Weather, Podcasts can be deleted.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Well, there’s a lovely review. Microsoftian, in fact.

Heckuva job, Scottie!