Paola Mardo is an audio producer and the host and producer of Long Distance, a podcast and documentary series about stories in the Filipino diaspora. The second season is now playing on any podcast app and at

She writes, reports, produces, edits, sound designs, and mixes audio stories that have aired on KCRW’s Good Food, KPCC’s The Frame, and OffshoreShe produces and consults on podcast projects for Lantigua Williams & Co., Stitcher, and Western Sound. She worked at Sony Pictures and Annapurna Pictures before making her first podcast F This Weekly. She received a B.A. in Film and Media Studies and Asian American Studies from UC Santa Barbara, and an M.A. in Arts Journalism from USC Annenberg as the Sony Pictures Fellow. She is based in Los Angeles by way of Manila, Kuala Lumpur, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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