I got as far as this question where my issue came up only as a comment.
I've heard and deleted the 9/6 and 9/13 episodes, but they appear in the list. A right-click (sorry yes I'm on a Mac but have a mouse with r-c) shows no delete option.
So, when looking at my list of podcasts, I'm potentially looking at hundreds of podcasts that aren't current, I have a few that are daily, and they now show 100+ of old episodes. Any podcast fans have this issue and way to fix this? Note, I checked the source folder for the podcast title, and this are not there, not taking HD space, just space on this list. Last - I know there's a n option to limit the number shown, but there are some shows that I'd want o keep more than this limit. If I am away from iTunes for a while, I still want the dailies available.
Note - it's all podcasts that have this issue, th image is to show one example, but they all have a long list of old shows.
10/4/13 update from the notes on 11.1.11 update :
This update resolves an issue that may cause iTunes Extras to display incorrectly, fixes a problem with deleted podcasts, and improves stability.
And after updating, the issue is gone. Which, of course, renders this thread delete-worthy. Thank you for the comments and support!