Episodes marked read are not being deleted
When I use the option to mark older episodes as 'read' the downloaded episodes are not being automatically deleted as they should be if that setting is active for the podcast.
The only way around this is to manually delete each episode, which can take a long time to do.
This feature has been delivered
You can already do this.
There's a setting which allows automatic deletion of downloaded episodes once they have been listened to.
You can also long press on a podcast to delete all its downloaded episodes
Colin Willson commented
I also have this "problem". For me the main issue is that I cannot delete unread podcasts from the main screen. The only option is "Mark Read" which allows me to mark all unread episodes as read. Unfortunately, these episodes are not deleted.
I see two solutions to this problem. Either a setting to delete episodes after they are read in the automatic cleanup settings, or a "Delete" menu item when long-pressing a podcast from the main screen that will delete all downloaded episodes (and mark them read if the setting is enabled). Personally, I would like to see the first option to keep the context menu less cluttered.
Marking an episode as read doesn't delete it. However deleting episodes will also mark them as read at the same time