Hi, I’m Paola Mardo.




I am a podcast host and producer.


I am the host, writer, creator, and producer of Long Distance, a podcast about stories in the Filipino diaspora. It was selected as 1 of 6 shows out of over 6,000 applications from more than 100 countries to be part of the inaugural Google Podcasts creator program with PRX. It has been featured on NBC NewsFast CompanyRappler, Apple Podcasts’ New and Noteworthy, Spotify Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Bello Collective’s 100 Outstanding Podcasts of 2018, and more.

My radio and podcast stories have aired on KCRW’s Good Food, PRI’s The World, KPCC’s The Frame, and Offshore. I have written things for Buzzfeed, KuboPublic Radio International, and (the old) LA Weekly.

Want to work with me or hire me?

I am available for podcast consultation, production, and hosting. I also do workshops, events, and speaking engagements. Get in touch.

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