Answered By: Chrissine Cairns
Last Updated: Jun 04, 2018     Views: 31

For all podcasts and videos, try to collect as much information as possible.  A podcast reference citation requires the following format:

Producer’s or Author’s last name, First initial. [username or screen name if provided]. (Identification of responsibility like Director, Producer, or Writer if available). (Year, Month Day of Publication). Title of podcast [Audio or video podcast]. Retrieved from URL homepage

If only the user or screen name is provided, use that name in place of the author name without brackets:

Screen name. (year, month day). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from http://xxxxx

Note: Instead of the direct, full URL, the homepage URL is considered a more reliable long-term URL for audiovisual media online.  For example, if the podcast was on iTunes instead of the full URL, you would use Retrieved from

Here’s an example of an audio podcast:

Biello, D. (Author). (2011, May 1). Solar power boosts home sales? [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from 

The in-text citation for this example will look like this: (Biello, 2011).