How to cite a podcast in Chicago

Chicago style podcast citation

To cite a podcast in a reference entry in Chicago style 17th edition include the following elements:

  1. Author(s) of the podcast: Give the name of the author, host, producer or anyone in charge of the podcast.
  2. Title of the episode: Give the title in quotation marks.
  3. Title of the podcast: Give the title as presented in the source.
  4. Date of release: Give the month, day and year of publication.
  5. Type of access: Specify how the source was accessed.
  6. Length of podcast: Give the total length of the audio-visual source (e.g. 00:14:06).
  7. URL: Give the full URL from the direct source. Include http:// or https://.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a podcast in Chicago style 17th edition:

Author(s) of the podcast. "Title of the episode." Title of the podcast, Date of release. Podcast, Type of access, Length of podcast. URL.

Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the Chicago style guidelines in action:


A podcast episode by one presenter

Roy, Rohan Deb. "Decolonise science: time to end another imperial era." In Depth, Out Loud, June 27, 2018. Podcast, website, 22:06.

A podcast episode by one host

Mars, Roman. "Sound and Health: Cities." 99% Invisible, May 16, 2019. Podcast, website, 19:09.

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