Hi, I’m Paola Mardo.




I make stories for radio and podcasts.


I am the host and creator of Long Distance, a narrative podcast about life in the Filipino diaspora. (Subscribe for free 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 Hulu, Slate, Vox, Wondery, and Western Sound.

I used to host and produce F This Weekly and 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.