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Long Distance

Paola Mardo

A podcast about stories in the Filipino diaspora hosted by Paola Mardo. Each episode moves beyond typical immigrant narratives to share thoughtful tales of love, loss, history, and humor through audio documentaries and creative approaches to storytelling with sound. Visit to learn more.

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Latest Episodes

Black Lives Matter. Remembering my grandfather. An update about the podcast and me. more

4 years ago

Conversations with healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and a call with The Park's Finest co-owners Christine Araquel and Johneric Concordia about the Feed the Frontliners Project. It’s the final episode of the second season ... more

4 years ago

Hey. Paola here. In this episode, I share my experience with COVID-19 racism and conversations with Phil Yu (Angry Asian Man) and Devin Cabanilla (Filipino American National Historical Society, Seattle) about the disturbing rise of anti-Asian racism ... more

4 years ago

The story continues as Myrla Baldonado works as an underground activist during the Marcos dictatorship. In 1983, while organizing students near the U.S. Naval Base in Subic Bay, she is arrested and taken to an undisclosed location. more

4 years ago


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4.7 out of 5 stars from 329 ratings
  • Host Paola Mardo is an excellent guide through these fascinating tales about the Filipino diaspora.

    Dania Ramos
    3 years ago
  • We've needed this for a long time!

    Really insightful podcast that also helps non-Filipinos understand what life is like for their friends and relatives. Thanks for making this!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 years ago
  • My filiprimos! Paola and Patrick have crafted an amazing series. Paola digs deep and presents each episode with lots of thought and care. Patrick provides the funny with his characterizations and Long Distance TV. Looking forward to the return of this series. ❤

    Michael Aquino
    3 years ago
  • Amazing

    As someone who is half Filipino and has been super disconnected from the culture their whole life, this podcast is amazing. My mom made it a point to keep me separated from it no matter how much I begged, so to finally hear stories and history through this podcast? Beautiful.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States4 years ago
  • Informative pod about Filipinos

    I am really enjoying this podcast to learn more about myself and my culture. I appreciate Paola and Patrick’s hard work on this pod and it shows. I enjoy the storytelling layout of the pod bc it really gives me more context about the story. Keep up the good work!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States4 years ago

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