Hmmm ... I thought I posted something just before frankz did, but I don't see it.
In MB, right-click on one of the subscriptions > Edit. Is "override default folder for downloaded podcast files" enabled? If so, are the files going there?
Have you done what I suggested in reply number three?
Im not seeing an "override" option when i right click and hit edit. i do see a 'location' under the properties tab of edit, and that is set to the correct location, and they are, in fact, there, but they havent been moved from the hd location, they are just no longer under "podcasts" in MB, and instead are under music, listed by the random "album artist" names each episode has, so going through and moving them is not something i have done yet.
i did move a few, mainly to see if they are going to do the same thing in a week or two. im not into the idea of doing all the work, if its just going to happen again. Am thinking the best course of action is going to be to move them, until MB says "they're not there anymore, want us to remove em?" and then ill move em back, and drag and drop em back into podcasts and re-set up the subscription and podcast specific settings.