I would like to change the default settings for all podcasts.
I know you can edit each one of them individually, but I would like to change the default for all to "Download All" and keep "All episodes".
iTunes 11.1.2 adds a new dialog for changing podcast settings. Select Settings and select Defaults... to change the default podcast settings.
I thought the original question was how to apply default settings to all podcasts. Is the answer that you can't change default settings to all podcasts at once?
I've tried (in list view) to select all podcasts, then select "Settings" at the bottom of the screen and switch one of the "On This Computer" settings to the "Default Setting." See this screen capture:
But changing that doesn't actually apply to all the podcasts selected.