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APA Citation & Formatting : Podcasts

Attention Students!

This guide is a starting point. For full details on correctly citing resources and creating references, please consult
the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Ed. (2020), or Cites & Sources, 6th Ed. (2021).

Please Note! Library staff do not teach APA, and cannot evaluate or correct work. If you need help with APA Style, please contact your instructor.

How Do I Cite Podcasts?

An image from the web page of a CBC podcast called, “The Secret Life of Canada”, hosted by Falen Johnson and Leah Simone Bowen. Blue arrows point to the podcast title, the U R L, and key links where more information can be found.

Reference List Entry: Format (10.13)
Host, H. (Host). (Date). Title of episode (Season Number, Episode Number). [Description]. In Title of podcast. Production company. URL.

Remember! The "author" is the person(s) or group responsible for creating a work. When citing a podcast, list the host as the "author". If the host is not known and cannot be determined from context, list the executive producer. Whether listing the host or producer, include their role in parentheses.

Example:
Bowen, L-S, and Johnson, F. (Hosts). (2019). The medicine line. (Season 2, Episode 16). [Audio podcast]. In The secret life of Canada. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. https://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/documentaries/the-secret-life-of-canada/

Remember! You may need to look for the information needed for a citation, and information may be located in different areas of a podcast's website. If you are struggling to find the information you need, contact the Library or speak with your instructor.

Parenthetical Citation 
(Author, Date), e.g.: (Bowen & Johnson, 2019)

Narrative Citation 
Author (Date), e.g.: Bowen and Johnson (2019)

Reference List Entry: Format (10.13)
Host, H. (Host). (Date-Date). Title of podcast. [Description]. Production company. URL.

Remember! The "author" is the person(s) or group responsible for creating a work. When citing a podcast, list the host as the "author". If the host is not known and cannot be determined from context, list the executive producer. Whether listing the host or producer, include their role in parentheses.

Example:
Bowen, L-S, and Johnson, F. (Hosts). (2018-present). The secret life of Canada. [Audio podcast]. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. https://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/documentaries/the-secret-life-of-canada/

Parenthetical Citation 
(Author, Date), e.g.: (Bowen & Johnson, 2019)

Narrative Citation 
Author (Date), e.g.: Bowen and Johnson (2019)

Please Note!

This guide is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed. (2020). Library staff have reviewed the information in this guide, and to the best of our knowledge, it is accurate. However, mistakes do occur. Students bear sole responsibility for ensuring that their citations are correct, and that their assignments meet the criteria laid out by their instructor. Students are encouraged to contact Peer Tutoring or the Writing Clinic for assistance.