Apple has updated their Podcast application. The Podcast application is relatively new as a standalone app. In the past, podcasts could only be accessed by synching them through iTunes or from within the Music app on iOS. The Podcasts application created by Apple received terrible reviews since it was buggy.
Shortly after releasing a buggy Podcast app, Apple released Apple Maps. Apple Maps was plagued with errors and Apple CEO Tim Cook even apologized for it. The new Apple Podcast application does not lag and does not have any useless animations.
Apple Podcasts version 1.2 lets you “create custom stations of your favorite podcasts that update automatically with new episodes,” according to the description of the update.