APA 7th Edition is the most commonly used referencing style here at the University of Portsmouth. Below you will find general guidance on how to reference and cite using APA 7th Edition, as well as examples for the specific sources you are likely to use in your assignments. 

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The host of the podcast should be used as the author. If the host is unknown, give the name of the executive producer(s). In both cases their role should be included in brackets after their name.

When a podcast spans multiple years, separate the years with a dash. If the podcast is still airing, replace the second date with the word present.

Specify the type of podcast (audio or video) in square brackets.

If there is more than one production company involved, include them all separated by a semicolon.

If you accessed the podcast via an app, omit the URL.


Host, Initials. (Host). (Years of release). Title of podcast [Audio/Video podcast]. Production company. URL.

Jenner, G. (Host). (2019-present). You're dead to me [Audio podcast]. Muddy Knees Media; BBC. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07mdbhg

Iero, F., Simon, S., & Hambone McGuire, J. (Hosts). (2018-2019). Casual interactions [Audio podcast]. Ham-Fisted Productions. https://casualinteractions.libsyn.com/

In-text Citation

If you mention the title of the episode or podcast in your sentence, use italics for this.

These kinds of topics are discussed in You're dead to me (Jenner, 2019-present)

Jenner (2019-present) covers topics such as...

These topics were frequently discussed... (Iero et al., 2018-2019)