This page contains reference examples for podcasts, including the following:

  1. Podcast
  2. Podcast episode

1. Podcast

Meraji, S. M., & Demby, G. (Hosts). (2016–present). Code switch [Audio podcast]. National Public Radio. https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510312/codeswitch

Seales, A. (Host). (2018–present). Small doses with Amanda Seales [Audio podcast]. Starburns Audio.

 

  • Parenthetical citations: (Meraji & Demby, 2016–present; Seales, 2018–present)
  • Narrative citations: Meraji and Demby (2016–present) and Seales (2018–present)
  • List the host of the podcast as the author. Alternatively, provide the executive producers, if known. In either case, include their role in parentheses.
  • Provide the span of years during which the podcast aired in the date element of the reference.
    • For a podcast that is still on the air, provide the year the podcast started airing and use the word “present” in place of the second year, for example: (2020−present).
    • For a podcast that has ended and aired for multiple years, provide the start and end years, separated with an en dash, for example: (2017−2020).
    • For a podcast that started and ended airing in the same year, provide just that year, for example: (2019).
  • Specify the type of podcast in square brackets, for example: [Audio podcast], [Video podcast].
  • In general, end the reference with the URL. If the URL of the podcast is unknown (e.g., if accessed via an app, as with the Seales example), omit the URL from the reference.

2. Podcast episode

Hannah-Jones, N. (Host). (2019, September 13). How the bad blood started (No. 4) [Audio podcast episode]. In 1619. The New York Times. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-4-how-the-bad-blood-started/id1476928106?i=1000449718223

Webster, M., & Abumrad, J. (Hosts). (2020, September 11). Bringing gamma back, again [Audio podcast episode]. In Radiolab. WNYC Studios. https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/bringing-gamma-back

 

  • Parenthetical citations: (Hannah-Jones, 2019; Webster & Abumrad, 2020)
  • Narrative citations: Hannah-Jones (2019) and Webster and Abumrad (2020)
  • List the host(s) of the podcast episode as the author. Alternatively, provide the executive producers, if known. In either case, include their role in parentheses.
  • Provide the specific date on which the podcast episode first aired.
  • Provide the episode number after the episode title in parentheses. If the podcast does not number episodes (as with the Webster & Abumrad example), omit the episode number from the reference. Do not italicize the episode title or the episode number.
  • Specify the type of podcast episode in square brackets, for example: [Audio podcast episode], [Video podcast episode].
  • Write the word "In" and then the title of the podcast in italics.
  • In general, end the reference with the URL of the episode. If the URL of the podcast episode is unknown (e.g., if accessed via an app), omit the URL from the reference.

Podcast references are covered in Section 10.2 of the APA Publication Manual, Seventh Edition

Date created: October 2020