Hi, I’m Paola Mardo.




I am an independent audio producer.


I am the host, producer, and creator of Long Distance, an independent narrative podcast about the Filipino diaspora.


Long Distance is one of six shows chosen for the inaugural Google Podcasts creator program with PRX. It was one of the 100 outstanding podcasts of 2018 selected by Bello Collective. It has been featured in Fast Company, Rappler, Inquirer, and Colorlines, and mentioned by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance Project. Listen and subscribe for free here.

I report and produce stories for radio and podcasts.


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.


My clients include Hulu, The Los Angeles Times, Stitcher, Western Sound, and Wondery. I was a producer on the third season of Democracy in Color. I used to host and produce F This Weeky.

I write things and produce creative projects.


My work has been published on Buzzfeed, LAist, and PRI. I wrote, directed, and produced interactive audio fiction for USC Institute for Creative Technologies. I make Voice Memo newsletter (which used to be a mini podcast).

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Here’s my latest work.