YOU’RE LISTENING TO LONG DISTANCE.

A podcast about stories in the Filipino diaspora. Hosted and produced by Paola Mardo.

 
 

Welcome to Long Distance! Click on the links below or have a look around the site to listen and learn more.


Long Distance is an inaugural member of the Google Podcasts creator program with PRX.

Featured on NBC News, Variety, KQED, KCRW, Rappler,
Apple Podcasts’ New & Noteworthy, Spotify Podcasts,
CBC’s Podcast Playlist’s Best Indie Podcasts,
Bello Collective’s 100 Outstanding Podcasts of 2018, and more.

 
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EPISODES

LD Off-Season: Loving Lynn

An update on the upcoming season and a love story from Kerning Cultures.

Episode #6 Filipino Tiki Bar

The secret history of LA’s Filipino Tiki bartenders. Plus: Join the Long Distance Radio Club on Patreon.

Give Us a Call!

We want to hear from you. Call and tell us your Long Distance story.

Episode #5 Long Distance Love Story

Ex-high school sweethearts turned overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) reconnect almost 40 years later.

Episode #4 1.5

What happens when you’re caught between two worlds -- your homeland and your new home country? A 1.5 generation story set in Cerritos, California.

A Very Special Announcement

Long Distance host, producer, and creator Paola Mardo has some big news about the show. And then some.

Episode #3 Hella Filipino

Stories about art, commerce and being unapologetically Filipino American. Featuring Ruby Ibarra, Genever, and H.P. Mendoza.

Episode #2 Little Manila (Part Two)

Two friends, three buildings, and the future of Stockton's Little Manila. Plus: What happened to the manongs?

Episode #1 Little Manila (Part One)

A visit to Stockton, California reveals the deep, dark history of Filipinos in America. Plus, host/producer Paola Mardo tells her long distance story.

Long Distance Trailer

Meet Long Distance, an indepenent narrative podcast about stories in the Filipino diaspora. Hosted and produced by Paola Mardo.