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Long Distance is a narrative podcast about the Filipino diaspora that I host and produce. It is one of six inaugural shows chosen for the Google Podcasts creator program with PRX.

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Bello Collective 100 Oustanding Podcasts of 2018
Selected in the Narrative Nonfiction category

What People are Saying...

“The podcast is a gem – it creeps up on us, not lecturing, not judging, but still shakes us from the stupor of our secret colonial mentality.”
— Rappler

“The history of the United States cannot be properly told without including the stories of Filipino and Filipino American people. Paola Mardo's podcast presents a vital resource in telling that story.”
— The Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project

“The United States’ imperialist relationship with the Philippines fueled waves of immigration that now makes Filipino Americans the third-largest Asian American community. Filipina American journalist Paola Mardo explores the diaspora’s history in Long Distance.”
— Colorlines

“The first episode of Long Distance, a show about Filipinos who live outside of the Philippines, wonderfully weaves together the history of Filipino Americans with a present-day story of vandalism at a Filipino American community center. It was a great history lesson for me, and it's a great example of how to tell a story of how the past impacts the present and how the present draws from the past.”
— Bello Collective

“Mardo recommends Long Distance for anyone of the younger generations of Filipino Americans, younger Filipinos in the diaspora, college and high school students, and anyone who has an interest in Filipino stories or podcasts.”
— Yomyomf

“An insightful and thoughtful podcast about the Filipino diasporic experience. Paola Mardo is incredible at her craft — the consummate storyteller. She’s bringing Filipino history to light in a way that we really need right now.”
— Apple Podcasts Reviewer

“Great first episode! 😁😁
-- My dad