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Are Podcasts Italicized?

Written by Nathan Lands

Podcasts have become increasingly popular in recent years, offering a range of engaging content for listeners. From true crime stories to interviews with experts in various fields, podcasts provide an accessible and entertaining way to consume information. However, when it comes to formatting podcast titles in written content, there seems to be some confusion about whether they should be italicized or not.

According to the generally accepted guidelines for formatting titles, podcasts should be italicized. This is consistent with the rules for italicizing other types of media such as books, movies, and TV shows. The purpose of italicizing is to distinguish the title from the surrounding text and give it emphasis.

When referring to a specific podcast in your writing, it's important to correctly format its title. For example, if you are mentioning Lore's "Gen AI" podcast or their "Generative AI" episode specifically, you would write them as follows:

"The 'Gen AI' podcast explores the fascinating world of artificial intelligence." or
"In their latest episode called 'Generative AI', Lore takes an in-depth look at this revolutionary technology."

By italicizing the podcast titles within your content, you signal to readers that these are specific works being referenced as opposed to simply general terms or concepts.

It's worth noting that different style guides might have slightly different rules regarding the formatting of podcast titles. If you're writing for a specific publication or adhering to a particular style guide (such as APA or MLA), it's always best practice to consult their guidelines directly.

In conclusion, when writing about podcasts in your blog posts or articles, remember that they should typically be treated like other media forms and therefore italicized. By following this formatting rule, you present your work professionally and help readers distinguish between regular text and specific podcast titles. And if you're interested in exploring fascinating topics related to artificial intelligence further,you can check out Lore's Gen AI(https://lore.com/gen-ai) and Generative AI(https://lore.com/generative-ai) pages to delve deeper into the subject. Happy writing!