How to Cite a Podcast in APA

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Podcasts are great sources of insightful information and unique perspectives. This guide will show you how to format citations for podcasts and podcast episodes following the APA guidelines for the 7th edition.


Citing a Podcast Episode

Podcast reference structure:

Host Last Name, F. M. (Contributor title). (Year, Month Date). Title of podcast episode (No. #) [Audio podcast episode]. Podcast Name. Publisher or Radio Station Name. URL

 

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Podcast reference examples:

Starecheski, L. (Producer). (2007, September 10). Goat on a cow [Audio podcast]. Radiolab. WNYC Studios. https://www.radiolab.org/story/91518-goat-on-a-cow/

Ma, A., & Smith, S. V. (Hosts). (2021, December 20). Cells for sale [Audio podcast episode]. The Indicator from Planet Money. NPR. https://www.npr.org/2021/12/20/1066079798/cells-for-sale

In-text citation structure & examples:

(Host Last Name, Year, Timestamp if quoting)

(Starecheski, 2007)

(Ma & Smith, 2021)

If you are using a direct quote, cite the time stamp the quote starts.

Quote structure & example:

According to Parthasarathy, “They end up there because enterprising people see a market, as they often do” (Ma & Smith, 2021, 1:08).


Podcast Series Citation

Reference structure & example:

Host Last Name, F. M. (Host). (Year started-present or Year ended). Title of podcast series [Audio podcast]. Publisher or Radio Station Name. URL

Ma, A., & Smith, S. V. (Hosts). (2017-present). The Indicator from Planet Money [Audio podcast]. NPR. https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510325/the-indicator-from-planet-money

In-text citation structure & examples

(Host Last Name, Year)

(Ma & Smith, 2021)

If you are using a direct quote, cite the time stamp the quote starts.

Quote structure & example:

“Quote goes here” (Ma & Smith, 2021, 1:08).


 

 

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How do I cite an interview or podcast in APA format?

To cite an online interview, you need to have the name of the interviewee and interviewer, year/date, and title of the interview. To cite a podcast in APA style, you will need the name of the host or the executive producer, year, month, day, episode title, production company, and URL. The templates for in-text citations and reference list entries of an interview and podcast, along with examples, are given below.

Interview

In-text citation template and examples:

Narrative:

Author Surname (Publication Year)

Tata (2018)

Parenthetical:

(Author Surname, Publication Year)

(Tata, 2018)

Note that month and day are not mentioned in in-text citations.

Reference list entry template and example:

Surname, F. M. (Year). Title of the interview (F. M. Surname, Interviewer) [Format]. URL

Tata, R. (2018). Indian industrialist & Philanthropist Ratan Tata’s exclusive interview (S. Seth, Interviewer) [Video file]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DymFOFnTS-g

Podcast

In-text citation template and example:

Narrative:

Hostname (Date)

Psych Bite (2021)

Parenthetical:

(Hostname, Date)

(Psych Bite, 2021)

Reference list entry template and example:

Hostname. (Host). (Year, Month Day). Episode title [Podcast]. Production company. URL

Psych Bite. (Host). (2021, June 30). Fight flight response [Audio podcast]. GetPodcast. https://getpodcast.com/podcast/psych-bite/fight-flight-response_464f9197be

How do you cite a podcast in APA format?

To cite a podcast in APA style, it is important that you know some basic information such as the name of the host or the executive producer, year, month, day, episode title, production company, and URL. The templates for an in-text citation and reference list entry of a podcast, along with examples, are given below:

In-text citation template and example:

Narrative:

Hostname (Date)

Popcorn Psychology (2021)

Parenthetical:

(Hostname, Date)

(Popcorn Psychology, 2021)

Reference list entry template and example:

Hostname. (Host). (Year, Month Day). Episode title [Podcast]. Production company. URL

Popcorn Psychology. (Host). (2021, June 29). The birdcage and the power of authenticity [Audio podcast]. GetPodcast. https://getpodcast.com/podcast/popcorn-psychology/the-birdcage-and-the-power-of-authenticity_00ed6ed25c