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When should I include the name of a broadcaster in my works-cited-list entry?

Include the name of a broadcaster in the “Publisher” slot of a works-cited-list entry when it is the organization primarily responsible for producing the work:
In the example below, of an entry for a radio broadcast, the broadcaster—National Public Radio—is listed as the publisher:

Fresh Air. Narrated by Terry Gross, National Public Radio, 20 May 2008.

In the following example of a podcast streamed on the WNYC Web site, the broadcaster WNYC Studios is listed as copublisher of the work:

“Yiyun Li Reads ‘On the Street Where You Live.’” The Writer’s Voice: New Fiction from The New Yorker, . . .

Published 2 November 2017

How do I cite an episode of a podcast?

To cite a podcast episode that you streamed on the Web, follow the MLA format template. List the narrator or host in the “Author” slot and the title of the podcast episode in the “Title of source” slot. Then list the name of the podcast as the title of the container, the season and episode number­­—if applicable—and the publisher. If a date is given for the episode, list it; otherwise, provide the copyright date of the Web site. Then provide the URL.

Gladwell, Malcolm, narrator. “The Lady Vanishes.” Revisionist History, season 1, episode 1, Slate Group, 2016, revisionisthistory.com/seasons?selected=season-1.

Published 27 October 2017

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