Keeping track of your favourite podcasts is never easy and if you're away from the PC, it's nice to know that something is taking care of it for you.
That's where IRadio comes in - an excellent and good looking podcast ripper that tracks broadcasts. Unfortunately, it seems fairly limited in terms of the broadcasts it can track which are mainly ShoutCast and Live365 streams. However, this still comprises thousands of stations that allow you to initiate and record streams. The program tags your track according to their meta data but it can only save them as Mp3 files which is not a problem unless you need them in WAV or a custom format. There's also a burning option so you can save streams directly to CD although this requires an upgrade to the full version. The problem again though is that a lot of what you download is from Podcasts that you're forced to accept that you wouldn't necessarily ordinarilly listen to.
This is a sleek and powerful podcast ripper but it requires access to a much wider range of stations and channels before it will really appeal.