add a filter option to the Downloaded list to filter episodes by category, not just by individual podcast.
Next version will allow you to select if you want to filter episodes list screen by podcast (like it is right now) or by category. If you select the later, then you can easily select the episodes for a specific category to apply an action like download, mark played, add to playlist, …
Ken Heronheart commented
I subscribe to 132 podcasts. Filtering by category would definitely be useful.