If you prefer it to open on a different screen, you can do so.
If you're running Podcast Addict v3.7+:
Replace Podcast Addict default icons on your launcher with a widget called "Podcast Add. Shortcut". This 1x1 widget allows you to select the app default screen.
Depending on the selected screen the widget will display a tooltip with the number of episodes available in the selected screen (ie: number of new episodes).
If you're running an older version:
I added a few widgets called 'Shortcuts' that you can install on your home screen to open Podcast Addict on the screen of your choice.
For now the following shortcuts are available:
Last Episodes shortcut, Downloaded Episodes shortcut, Player shortcut, Playlist shortcut, Podcast List shortcut.
If you need new shortcuts, feel free to ask (Settings/Contacts)