How to Cite a Podcast

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Podcasts cover a very diverse and broad range of topics. From medicine to sports and everything in between. As such, you may find yourself listening and realize the information might be something good for a research paper you’ve been working on.

But how do you even cite a podcast? Which format should you use? Who do you credit? No worries. We got you. Here’s a few quick examples of what podcast citation would look like for your bibliography.

There’s a few things you want to Cite in your Podcast – no matter which format:

  1. The name of the contributor, narrator or podcast production company. You can often find this info in the podcast notes
  2. Title of the podcast being cited
  3. The title of the episode being cited
  4. Podcast publishing company (or where you heard it…i.e. stitcher)
  5. Podcast release date
  6. URL for the podcast being cited. Be sure to cite the whole url slug for the episode

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APA citation for a podcast looks like this:

Stitcher. (Contributor title). (Year, Month Date). Podcast episode title [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from URL.

Here’s how the above example would be cited as an APA citation:

Odell, F. (Host).  (2019, May 11). Them’s the Breaks [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org

This is how you cite a podcast in Chicago style format:

Last Name, First Name. “Episode Title”. Podcast Title. Podcast audio, Month Date, Year of publication. URL.

Here’s how the above example would be cited in Chicago style format:

Odell, Felicia. “Them’s the Breaks”. Cyber war 2019. Podcast audio, May 11, 2019. http://www.npr.org

MLA 8 podcast citation looks like this:

Last name, First name of the person who posted the podcast (OR the name of the company who posted). “Title of the podcast episode.” Title of the Podcast, Name of the Publisher/Where you listened to it (if it different than the author/title), Date posted, URL.

Here’s how the above example would be cited in MLA 8:

Odell, Felicia, host. “Them’s the breaks” Cyber war 2019, NPR, 11 May. 2019. www.npr.org

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