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?


Recent interviews and features: NBC News, KQED The California Report, and Annenberg Magazine.

“Having grown up in Manila, Kuala Lumpur, and San Francisco, Mardo explores her own place in the larger narrative through the stories she tells.”
— Bello Collective

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

“Paola Mardo is a tour de force.”
— Apple Podcasts Reviewer