“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

“It’s the authenticity that sets her apart, a voice on a journey of discovery.“
— Rappler

“The podcast I’ve been waiting for all my life.”
— Apple Podcasts Reviewer


The New York Times Podcast Club 2019 Picks
Long Distance, The Tiki Bar

CBC Podcast Playlist’s Best Indie Podcasts
Long Distance

Google Podcasts creator program with PRX 2019
Long Distance is 1 of 6 inaugural shows selected out of over 6,000 applications from over 100 countries for the accelerator program

Bello Collective 100 Outstanding Podcasts of 2018
Narrative Nonfiction | Long Distance

Bello Collective 100 Outstanding Pieces of Audio for 2017
Historical Narrative | Offshore: The Tiki Bar

Asian American Journalists Association Catalyst 2017
Catalyst New Media Entrepreneur Fellow

Los Angeles Press Club National Arts and Entertainment Awards 2017
3rd Place Winner, Soft Radio Feature | Ampersand: Why Tiki

Los Angeles Press Club Southern California Journalism Awards 2017
3rd Place Winner, Lifestyle Radio Feature | Ampersand: Why Tiki?

Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards 2017
Finalist, Radio In-Depth Reporting | Ampersand: Why Tiki?