Piddlepodder is a podcatching client written in Perl. It is based off of the simplicity of bashpodder with a few added features. It downloads podcasts from a list of XML feeds, and puts them into a download directory by date. No effort is made to copy the resulting files to an iPod, nor will this application interface with a directory. It’s just a simple podcatcher.
Piddlepodder offers the ability to mark the set of podcasts as current (catch up). This is handy for first-time users who would otherwise be stuck downloading every show (sometimes since the beginning of the podcast) which can lead to hefty download times and large amounts of disk space.
Feel free to visit the PiddlePodder Project Page