I was listening to that episode of the Basic Brewing Network Podcast about lagering. The host (who btw, is boring as hell) was interviewing John Palmer about lagers. John Palmer does not rack lagers to secondary. He does primary fermentation and secondary lagering in the same vessel. When the host asked him about autolysis - he said that it was not an issue.
Here is another example of how a beer can be on the same yeast cake for up to 8 weeks with no autolysis.