Ok, Bashpodder is not pretty. It's sexy in a linux kinda way, but it's not pretty.
Bashpodder is about 20 lines of code written to do one thing: Drag down podcasts and put them on your machine.
It does this very simply by using wget and a couple other tools. It reads a list of podcasts from a .conf file, again, a simple list of podcast sites. Elegant.
There is almost no overhead for this, it's not running any gui, no extra code, no extra counters.
The best part about it? You can pick the whole thing up, dump it in a new directory, and it'll happily work away! Can you say that about amorok? Rhythmbox? I-Tunes? NOPE! Bashpodder is the ultimate in linux podcast portability.
I actually have it running on my USB HDD right now!