Hi, I’m Paola Mardo.




I make stories for radio and podcasts.


I am the host and creator of Long Distance, an upcoming narrative podcast about life in the Filipino diaspora. First episode drops on October 15. (More info on when to subscribe and more here.)

My stories have aired on KCRW’s Good Food, PRI’s The World, KPCC’s The Frame, Offshore podcast, and more.

I provide audio editing and podcast production services for clients including Slate, Vox, Wondery, Hulu, and Western Sound.

I used to host and produce F This Weekly and I was a producer on Democracy in Color.

I write things.


I’ve written stories for outlets like Buzzfeed, LAist, PRI, and LA Weekly.

I  produce creative projects.

I wrote, directed, and produced interactive audio fiction. I make Voice Memo, a podcast and newsletter.

Want to work with me or hire me?

Get in touch.

Want to know more about me and my work?

Here’s my bio.

Here’s my latest work.