How to Cite a Podcast in APA Style | Format & Examples
To cite a podcast episode in APA Style, list the host as author, followed by the label “(Host),” the date, the episode title and number, the description “[Audio podcast episode],” the name of the podcast, the production company, and a URL if available.
If you listened through an app and don’t know the URL, omit it. If episodes are not numbered, this element can also be omitted. A timestamp can be used in an in-text citation to highlight a specific moment from the episode when quoting.
|APA format||Host last name, Initials. (Host). (Year, Month Day). Episode title (No. Episode number) [Audio podcast episode]. In Podcast name. Production Company. URL|
|APA reference entry||Vogt, P. J., & Goldman, A. (Hosts). (2016, May 12). On the inside (No. 64) [Audio podcast episode]. In Reply all. Gimlet. https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/brho4v/64-on-the-inside|
|APA in-text citation||(Vogt & Goldman, 2016, 11:30)|
Citing an entire podcast series in APA Style
If you don’t refer to a specific episode but to a podcast series more generally, it’s appropriate for your reference entry to cover the whole series.
In this case, you should usually still list the host as author, but you have the option of listing the executive producers instead (e.g. if hosts vary by episode). For the date, list a range of years showing what period the series ran for.
|APA format||Host last name, Initials. (Host). or Producer last name, Initials. (Producer). (Year range). Podcast name [Audio podcast]. Production Company. URL|
|APA reference entry||Lechtenberg, S. (Producer). (2002–present). Radiolab [Audio podcast]. WNYC. https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab|
|APA in-text citation||(Lechtenberg, 2002–present)|
Citing a video podcast
A podcast that takes the form of a video is cited very similarly to an audio podcast. The only difference is that you write “Video podcast” in square brackets rather than “Audio podcast.”
|APA format||Host last name, Initials. (Host). or Producer last name, Initials. (Producer). (Year range). Podcast name [Video podcast]. Production Company. URL|
|APA reference entry||Rogan, J. (Host). (2009–present). The Joe Rogan experience [Video podcast]. Spotify. https://open.spotify.com/show/4rOoJ6Egrf8K2IrywzwOMk?si=M5mpB0p_Su6Kd2LQqFX08g|
|APA in-text citation||(Rogan, 2009–present)|
Frequently asked questions about APA Style citations
- How do I cite a quote from a video or audio source in APA Style?
When you need to highlight a specific moment in a video or audio source, use a timestamp in your APA in-text citation. Just include the timestamp from the start of the part you’re citing. For example:
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