iTunes: Disable access to Podcasts

Disable the Podcast functionality within iTunes. After applying this command the options will disappear in the navigation bar (Store section) and all other menu options within iTunes v7.1 and above.

defaults write disablePodcasts -bool YES

To make the command take effect, you need to restart iTunes.

Re-enable the Podcast options with the following command:

defaults write disablePodcasts -bool NO