Thank you, Johnny, for your welcome.
I am almost 75, live on Vancouver Island, have been using PCs for several years, do not have a smart phone, returned a Galaxy tablet because I could not get it to work for me.
I have had an iPad 2 for three hours. Have browsed "My New iPad2", by Wallace Wang for a couple of weeks, have started reading the iPad 2 User's Guide on the Internet. My problem may be too specific for these.
Out of curiosity, I opened iTunes Podcasts (never had a podcast - just curious). I got the Podcast Starter Pack. The screen shows 12 of 21 podcasts. None of the images respond to taps. Worse, I can't get out of Podcasts when I try the iTunes icon.