I am unable to sync podcasts from my Mac running Catalina to my iPhone 8. The podcasts that are downloaded in the Podcast app on the Mac do not show up in the iPhone sync widget on the mac to allow me to transfer them to the phone. Other media, like music and books populate in the iPhone sync widget ok.
I have tried signing out and back into my apple account on the mac.
I have set preferences in the Podcast app on the mac to sync across all devices. I have set the preferences for podcast app on the phone to sync.
Seems like a bug in the podcast app or the iphone sync widget in Catalina.