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

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?


“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

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