Recently, I've started listening to more podcasts on my iPhone. I've found a few that I like and want to listen to past episodes. Ideally, I want to just download. I can't seem to figure out a way to queue up all unplayed episodes for download in iTunes.
I found in the settings for the podcast I can have it automatically download all new episodes, but this doesn't apply for older episodes.
Ideally, I don't want to have to click the download button for each episode (there are a couple hundred episodes).
Right click the podcast in your list of subscribed podcasts and there should be a "download all" option. Just found this myself after agonizingly clicking each download link for a few shows.
The list to click is the one on the left side of the screen, not with all episodes open. Didn't work on screen with all eps open, does work when only left side list is seen. No idea why, but thanks for this, worked for me.
Select the podcast series you want on the left side
Click on any episode on the right
Command+a to select all podcasts
Right click and find the "Download podcast" option
Don't do the "Save podcast" thing because it screwed up my podcasts in that there are now three different ways to view podcasts, some of them are still in my computer and iPad even after I deleted episodes.
Open iTunes and display your podcasts. Near the top of the page you have the options to view All Unplayed, My Podcasts, My Stations, or List. Select My Podcasts.
Choose the podcast you want to download. In the pane to the right, you have the options Unplayed, Feed, or Saved. Select Feed. This will show all available podcasts for download. Click on each cloud icon and go have lunch while you wait for the downloads to complete.