Use the following template or our MLA Citation Generator to cite a podcast. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Speaker Surname, Speaker Forename. "Title." Narrated by Narrator Forename Surname. Podcast Title, hosted by Host Forename Surname, Date Published. Publication Name (if applicable), URL.


Gillespie, Nick. "Should Businesses Only Focus on Shareholder Value?" Narrated by Gillespie. The Soho Forum Debates, hosted by Gene Epstein, 5  Mar. 2021. Reason,

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Speaker Surname)


"At each of Whole Foods Market's more than 500 American stores, managers ask every team member—from the meat clerks to the baristas to the janitorial staff—to orient their work around a shared purpose, which is to make natural and healthy food widely available," (Gillespie).

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How do I format an in-text citation for a podcast in MLA style?

A podcast is a special type of audio media. Similar to a book, the hosts or the contributors are the creators of a podcast. Therefore, credit should be given to them while citing a podcast within the text.  A time stamp may be provided to ensure clarity of the source.


(Host Surnames, Time stamp)

(Wands and Sands, 9:23)

How do I format a works cited entry for a podcast in MLA style?

To cite a podcast in MLA, first list the host or narrator’s last and first name, followed by the episode’s title, the podcast’s name, and if applicable, the season number and episode number, publisher name, the specific date of the podcast (if available), and the URL (if applicable).


Krishna, G. V., host. “On the Outside.” Reply Me, season 1, episode 54, Gimlet, 5 May 2017,

To cite a podcast version of a recording that has other versions, specify the version “podcast ed.” after the original version details.

To cite a podcast accessed through an app, include the app name after the podcast details (e.g., Spotify app.).

To cite a podcast accessed from a separate host website, include the website details (website name and URL) after the podcast details.