Listen to podcasts on all your Apple devices
On your Mac: In the Podcasts app , choose Podcasts > Settings, click General, then make sure Sync Library is selected.
On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch: Go to Settings > Podcasts, then make sure Sync Library is turned on.
To learn more about how Podcasts protects your information and lets you choose what you share, choose Help > About Apple Podcasts & Privacy.
If you have an iPod classic, iPod nano or iPod shuffle, you have to sync your device with your Mac to add podcasts and other content to it. See Sync podcasts between your Mac and iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.