iTunes stops downloading podcasts if you haven’t listened to them for a while.
I don’t check or listen to certain podcasts every week. But I want to keep downloading them, because sometimes they’re no longer available if you miss them the week they’re released (looking at you, “This American Life”). So I’d love to figure out a way to have iTunes keep downloading, even if I’m not listening.
UPDATE: Whoa, that was fast! Jason Snell found this script to take care of the problem!