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APA Citation Style, 7th edition: Audio Podcast

Helpful Tip!

  • When adding a reference for a podcast, list the host as the author, if no host is listed, look to see if an executive producer is listed. Add either the host's or the producer's role in brackets. For example Smith, J. (Host). 
  • If the host is not listed on the website, they are usually introduced in the first few minutes of the podcast. 
  • It's also important to specify whether the podcast audio or a video. Add this after the title. For example: Reflections from a nurse on COVID-19 [Audio podcast]. 
  • When adding an in-text citation for a direct quote from a podcast, make sure to add a timestamp after the date. For example, (Smith, 2018, 5:27)

Audio Podcast

General Format

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 

(Host Surname, Year)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Host Surname, Year)

References:

Host Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. OR Host screen name. (Host). (Year, Month Day {of podcast}). Title of podcast [Audio podcast]. Website. URL of podcast

Tip: If you do not know the host's name, you can list the executive producers instead.

Example

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Vedantam, 2015-present)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Vedantam, 2015-present)

References:

Vedantam, S. (Host). (2015-present). Hidden brain [Audio podcast]. NPR. https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510308/hidden-brain

Tip: If you accessed the podcast via an app and do not know the URL, omit it.