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Long Distance

Paola Mardo

What does it mean to be Filipino outside of the homeland? Long Distance is a podcast about stories in the Filipino diaspora. Each episode moves beyond typical immigrant narratives to share thoughtful tales of love, loss, history, and humor through au...Show More

45:38 | Aug 27th

On this edition of Long Distance Off-Season: Gabe has always felt distant from his parents. But things change when he moves back home to Allentown, Pennsylvania to work at a Filipino festival and to donate a kidney to his father. This story is produc...Show More

28:20 | Jul 22nd

On the first installment of Long Distance Off-Season: An update on the upcoming season and a story about an OFW in Lebanon who finds love in a country where she's treated as an outsider. This story is produced by Kerning Cultures, a podcast that tell...Show More

43:00 | May 21st

A deep dive on Tiki bar history, cultural appropriation, and LA's Filipino Tiki bartenders. Plus: Help us build the future of Long Distance and join our Long Distance Radio Club on Patreon.

07:00 | Apr 18th

We want to hear from you. Call 213-293-6024 and leave a voicemail message with your name, where you're from, and your Long Distance story or what it's like being Filipino in your part of the diaspora.

34:24 | Mar 15th

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

46:28 | Jan 24th

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. Plus: Growing up in LA's Historic Filipinotown.

08:29 | Jan 15th

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

47:17 | Dec 15th, 2018

Stories about art, commerce and being unapologetically Filipino American. Featuring Ruby Ibarra, Genever bar in Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown, and H.P. Mendoza’s film "Bitter Melon." With a quick field trip to The Oinkster.

43:08 | Nov 15th, 2018

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

37:51 | Oct 15th, 2018

An alleged hate crime. An American dream. El Dorado. A visit to Stockton, California reveals the deep, dark history of Filipinos in America. Plus, host and producer Paola Mardo tells her long distance story.

02:15 | Sep 24th, 2018

Long Distance is an independent narrative podcast about life in the Filipino diaspora. Hosted and produced by Paola Mardo. The first episode premieres on October 15.