Google Podcasts creator program with PRX 2019
Long Distance is one of six inaugural shows chosen for the accelerator program. It was selected out over 6,000 applications from over 100 countries.

Bello Collective 100 Outstanding Podcasts of 2018
Narrative Nonfiction
Long Distance

Bello Collective 100 Outstanding Pieces of Audio for 2017
Historical Narrative
The Tiki Bar // PRX and Honolulu Civil Beat’s Offshore podcast  

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
Why Tiki? // Ampersand

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

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


Recent interviews include: NBC News, USC Annenberg Magazine, and KQED The California Report. I wrote this piece about podcasting for Kubo. Excerpts from some reviews of my work below:

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

“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 on Long Distance

“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

“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 on Long Distance

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

“Exposes the truth about Tiki culture.”
— Bello Collective on The Tiki Bar

“Tackles gender disparity and race issues — all in a fun, engaging format.”
— NBC News on F This Weekly

“Funny and witty... makes the commute less painful.”
— Apple Podcasts Reviewer on F This Weekly