fix whatever has caused 38 episodes to showed up in my read box and i can't delete them...they have already been deleted once before
Episodes cannot be deleted. Only the downloaded files can. Once you’re done listening to an episode you can flag it as read then you can show/hide read content using the eye icon in the toolbar.
The more convenient way to do it is to enable this behavior to be done automatically (once the episode has been fully listened to it will be removed from the playlist, the file will be deleted and the episode flagged as read).
Please take a look at the getting started guide (https://podcastaddict.uservoice.com/admin/faqs/292733/)
David McCurley commented
Try clicking the eyeball.