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.

Provide the episode number in brackets after the title. If the podcast does not number episodes, omit this.

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). (Year, Month Date of release). Title of episode (No. episode number) [Audio/Video podcast episode]. In Title of podcast. Production company. URL.

Jenner, G. (Host). (2020, Dec 1). Stonehenge [Audio podcast episode]. In You're dead to me. Muddy Knees Media; BBC. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08zqq6y

Iero, F., Simon, S., & Hambone McGuire, J. (Hosts). (2019, May 1). Riddle me that (No. 8) [Audio podcast episode]. In Casual interactions. Ham-Fisted Productions. https://casualinteractions.libsyn.com/episode-8-riddle-me-that

In-text Citation

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

You can cite a specific part of an episode by providing a time stamp for the start of the section.

This was described as... (Jenner, 2020, 3:45)

Jenner (2020, 3:45) described this in Stonehenge as...

This was discussed... (Iero et al., 2019, 9:14)