Apple released a small update for its Podcasts app this evening to bring it to version 1.0.2. The update does not provide anything in the way of new features, but it does provide performance and stability improvements. The troublesome issue of Podcasts quitting on launch is also fixed in the update, according to Apple in the release notes below.
Apple has had a rough start with its Podcasts app due to a slew of issues from the beginning. Apple released version 1.0.1 of the app in late June, which also included stability improvements.
From Apple: Podcasts 1.0.2 provides performance and stability improvements, including addressing an issue that may cause Podcasts to quit unexpectedly on launch.