Podcasts play in shuffle songs mode

Although each podcast is set to be skipped when iPod is in shuffle songs mode, they are still being played. What else can I do to make iPod ignore podcasts when playing music?

The key is keeping podcasts out of Music playlists. This requires using Playlist based synching for loading the iPod, and then making sure podcasts don't get loaded into those playlists.
If you use Smart Playlists, add qualifier "Podcast" "is" "false".
For manual playlists, you can verify it contains no podcasts by turning on the Search Bar (ctrl-shift-b) for each playlist, selecting "podcast" in the bar, and removing those entries from the playlist.

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    I looked for an answer but haven't had any luck so I apologize in advance if this has already been answered elsewhere.
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    Yeah, but shuffle albums may start off in the middle
    of an album and the song may be in the middle of 3-4
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    then a whole album, then more random songs?
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  • How to make the shuffle songs mode less "random"

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  • Shuffling When Playing in Artist, Song, Genre or Album Mode

    Is there any way to shuffle songs when playing from the Artist, Song, Genre or Album modes? Or does shuffle only apply to playlists?
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  • BUG: Play in order (songs and podcasts)

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  • Can shuffle songs or random play be used with a playlist?

    After a playlist is on the ipod, can you play the songs in the playlist randomly or in shuffle mode? Haven't been able to find any info on this.

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    Ok, so I searched for info on this and can't find any questions that ask about the exact same issue...
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  • My ipod shuffle only plays the first songs on the list.

    My ipod shuffle only plays the first songs on the list even though it has several more podcasts in it. it only plays a series of podcasts instead of all of them. My older shuffle never had this problem. How can I solve this?

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  • Play ends when song ends - Shuffle and Continuous Play not working

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    - Restore from backup. See:                                 
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    - Restore to factory settings/new iOS device.             

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