Can't get past Sign in to Podcasts in Sonoma

I just upgraded to Sonoma and now I have The “Sign in to Podcasts” that I can’t make go away. Doesn’t matter that I AM signed in to my Apple ID. No matter how often I oblige it by “signing in”, the dumb thing keeps popping back. How do I get rid of this nuisance? More to the point, how on earth does Apple manage not to fix that kind of things?