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Long Distance

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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 audio documentaries and creative approaches to storytelling with sound. Hosted and produced by Paola Mardo. Visit LongDistanceRadio.com to learn more.

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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 audio documentaries and creative approaches to storytelling with sound. Hosted and produced by Paola Mardo. Visit LongDistanceRadio.com to learn more.

iTunes Ratings

217 Ratings
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201
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Ang galing!

By AnurseDad - Mar 06 2020
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The topic about Generation 1.5 hits right on! Each episode is well produced! Bilib ako sa inyong dalawa!

Outstanding!

By middlegrade author - Feb 13 2020
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I’m so happy I found your podcast. The first couple of episodes about Little Manila and the FilAm history of Stockton were wonderful. Every episode I’ve listened to so far is so well produced. Congratulations you guys!!

iTunes Ratings

217 Ratings
Average Ratings
201
7
4
2
3

Ang galing!

By AnurseDad - Mar 06 2020
Read more
The topic about Generation 1.5 hits right on! Each episode is well produced! Bilib ako sa inyong dalawa!

Outstanding!

By middlegrade author - Feb 13 2020
Read more
I’m so happy I found your podcast. The first couple of episodes about Little Manila and the FilAm history of Stockton were wonderful. Every episode I’ve listened to so far is so well produced. Congratulations you guys!!
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Long Distance

Latest release on Mar 25, 2020

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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 audio documentaries and creative approaches to storytelling with sound. Hosted and produced by Paola Mardo. Visit LongDistanceRadio.com to learn more.

Rank #1: Cendrillon

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Against the backdrop of martial law in the Philippines, activists Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan open a trailblazing Filipino restaurant in New York City — long before Filipino food is #trending.

WATCH LONG DISTANCE TV: "Cendrillon Fish Sinigang." 

LEARN MORE: LongDistanceRadio.com.

BEHIND THE SCENES: @LongDistanceRadio on IG.

SUPPORT OUR WORK: Join the Long Distance Radio Club Patreon and more.

CREDITS:

This episode was written, edited, mixed, and hosted by Paola Mardo. Long Distance is produced by Paola Mardo and Patrick Epino. Long Distance TV is directed, edited, and shot by Patrick Epino, and hosted, written, and produced by Paola Mardo.

This season of Long Distance is produced with support from PRX and the Google Podcasts creator program. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions and Epidemic Sound. Theme Song is by C. Light and the Prisms.

Special thanks to Renee Gross, Meena Ramamurthy, Patricio Abinales, Christine Bacareza Balance, Catherine Ceniza Choy, Aileen Suzara, Vicente Rafael, Bryan Ugaddan, Nastasha Alli, Regina Espino, Alfonso Mardo, Patricia Pangilinan-Mardo, and Patrice Mardo.

Nov 05 2019

34mins

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Rank #2: Jaime's Story

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In 1981, Jaime Geaga moved to San Francisco to start a new chapter in his life. Then he tested positive for HIV. When he learned Filipinos were some of the most affected by HIV and AIDS in the city, he set out to do something for them and for himself — coming to terms with his own life and death in the process.

WATCH LONG DISTANCE TV: "Jaime's Story."

BEHIND THE SCENES: @LongDistanceRadio on IG.

SUPPORT OUR WORK: Join the Long Distance Radio Club Patreon and more.

CREDITS:

This episode was written, edited, mixed, and hosted by Paola Mardo. Long Distance is produced by Paola Mardo and Patrick Epino. Long Distance TV is directed, edited, and shot by Patrick Epino, and hosted, written, and produced by Paola Mardo.

This season of Long Distance is produced with support from PRX and the Google Podcasts creator program. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions and Epidemic Sound. Theme Song is by C. Light and the Prisms.

Special thanks to Tami Suzuki, Susan Goldstein, Marcus Hubbard, Eric Wat, Renee Gross, Alyssa Jeong Perry, Michael Aquino, Dania Ramos, Tezerah Wilkins, H.P. Mendoza, Corinna Loo, Riley Manlapaz, Chelsi Yabut, and Henry Epino.

Nov 19 2019

34mins

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Rank #3: Hella Filipino

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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.

Credits.

Long Distance is written, mixed, hosted, and produced by Paola Mardo. Co-producer is Patrick Epino. Cover art by Celina Calma. Title design by Paola Mardo. Theme Song is "Comin' Along" by C. Light and the Prisms.

Music in this episode is by Dee Yan Key, Dinah Dominguez, Francis Magalona, H.P. Mendoza, Lee Rosevere, Rosie Plaza, and Ruby Ibarra.

Help us build the future of Long Distance and join the Long Distance Radio Club on Patreon.

Learn more about Long Distance at longdistanceradio.com.

Dec 15 2018

47mins

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Rank #4: 1.5

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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.

Credits.

Long Distance is written, mixed, hosted, and produced by Paola Mardo. Co-producer is Patrick Epino. Cover art by Celina Calma. Title design by Paola Mardo. Theme Song is "Comin' Along" by C. Light and the Prisms.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions and Dee Yan Key.

Special thanks to Katie Park, Sooh Oh, Leslie Shim, and Keith Camacho.

Help us build the future of Long Distance and join the Long Distance Radio Club on Patreon.

Learn more about Long Distance at longdistanceradio.com.

Jan 24 2019

46mins

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Rank #5: Long Distance Calls Vol. 1

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Stories, anecdotes, thoughts, and experiences about being Filipino in the world today. Delivered through voicemail messages from Long Distance listeners.

If you'd like to share your story for a future calls episode, call 213-293-6024 and leave us a message about what it’s like to be Filipino wherever you are in the world. Please leave your full name if possible (first names are fine if you need privacy), where you’re from and how we can email or call you back in case we need to follow up.

Heads up: We received a lot of calls from the U.S. this first time around because that's where most podcast listeners are these days. If you're based outside of the U.S., we want to hear from you too! If for some reason you are unable to call, send your message as a voice memo or audio file via email to hello@longdistanceradio.com.

WATCH: LONG DISTANCE TV.

BEHIND THE SCENES: @LongDistanceRadio on IG.

SUPPORT OUR WORK: Join the Long Distance Radio Club Patreon and more.

CREDITS:

This episode was edited by Patrick Epino. Sound design and mix by Paola Mardo. Long Distance is produced by Paola Mardo and Patrick Epino. Long Distance TV is directed, edited, and shot by Patrick Epino, and hosted, written, and produced by Paola Mardo.

This season of Long Distance is produced with support from PRX and the Google Podcasts creator program. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions. Theme Song is by C. Light and the Prisms.

Special thanks to Jagmeet Singh Mac and all our listeners who called in. You know who you are. Thank you.

Dec 03 2019

26mins

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Rank #6: Filipino Tiki Bar

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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.

Credits.

Long Distance is hosted and produced by Paola Mardo. Producer is Patrick Epino. Cover art by Celina Calma. Title design by Paola Mardo. Theme Song is "Comin' Along" by C. Light and the Prisms.

Music in this episode is by Benjamin Rogers, Blue Dot Sessions, Dee Yan Key, Hawaiian Trio, Electric Kulintang, The Kinks, and Les Baxter.

Special thanks to my parents Patricia Mardo and Alfonso Mardo, and to Jessica Terrell, April Estrellon, Elena Dugdale, and Patti Epler of Honolulu Civil Beat.

Learn more about Long Distance at longdistanceradio.com.

May 21 2019

43mins

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Rank #7: Long Distance Love Story

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

Credits.

Long Distance is written, mixed, hosted, and produced by Paola Mardo. Co-Producer is Patrick Epino. Cover art by Celina Calma. Title design by Paola Mardo. Theme Song is "Comin' Along" by C. Light and the Prisms.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions and Dee Yan Key.

Special thanks to Sandy Tolan, Karen Lowe, Sasha Khokha, and the radio documentary class at the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Journalism.

Help us build the future of Long Distance and join the Long Distance Radio Club on Patreon.

Learn more about Long Distance at longdistanceradio.com.

Mar 15 2019

34mins

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Rank #8: LD Off-Season: The Talk We Were Supposed to Have

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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 produced by Self-Evident, a podcast about Asian America's stories.

Credits.
Long Distance is written, mixed, hosted, and produced by Paola Mardo.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, Epidemic Sound, and Dee Yan Key.

Theme Song is "Comin' Along" by C. Light and the Prisms.

Full credits on the show website.

Support.
Help us build the future of Long Distance and join the Long Distance Radio Club Patreon.

Learn more about Long Distance at longdistanceradio.com.

Aug 27 2019

45mins

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Rank #9: A Very Special Announcement

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

Credits.

Long Distance is written, mixed, hosted, and produced by Paola Mardo. Co-producer is Patrick Epino. Cover art by Celina Calma. Title design by Paola Mardo. Theme Song is "Comin' Along" by C. Light and the Prisms.

Music in this episode is by Lee Rosevere and Podington Bear.

Help us build the future of Long Distance and join the Long Distance Radio Club on Patreon.

Learn more about Long Distance at longdistanceradio.com.

Jan 15 2019

8mins

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Rank #10: LD Off-Season: Loving Lynn

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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 tells stories from the Middle East and the spaces in between.

Credits.

Long Distance is written, mixed, hosted, and produced by Paola Mardo.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions and Dee Yan Key.

Theme Song is "Comin' Along" by C. Light and the Prisms.

Support.

Help us build the future of Long Distance and join the Long Distance Radio Club on Patreon.

Learn more about Long Distance at longdistanceradio.com.

Jul 22 2019

28mins

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Racism in the Time of Coronavirus

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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 and xenophobia.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU: CALL THE LONG DISTANCE HOTLINE AT 213-293-6024. Leave a message with your name, where you're calling from and answers to some of these questions: How do you feel right now? What’s your stay-at-home situation like? If you have to go out, why and what do you do? Are you on the frontlines of this COVID-19 fight? What’s happening in your community? Have you experienced racism? What are you doing to fight back? What’s getting you through this? Do you have any words of advice for other people?

Anyone can call in so please do! Messages will be included in the next episode.

LEARN MORE: LongDistanceRadio.com.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES: @LongDistanceRadio on IG.

SUPPORT OUR WORK: Join the Long Distance Radio Club Patreon and more.

WATCH: Long Distance TV.

CREDITS:
This episode was written, edited, mixed, and hosted by Paola Mardo. Long Distance is produced by Paola Mardo and Patrick Epino.

This season of Long Distance is produced with support from PRX and the Google Podcasts creator program, donors on PayPal, and Patreon members, supporters, and ambassadors. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions. Theme Song is by C. Light and the Prisms.

Mar 25 2020

40mins

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Myrla, Part 2: The Safe House

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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.

Please Note: This episode contains graphic descriptions of torture and a mention of suicide.

LEARN MORE: LongDistanceRadio.com.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES: @LongDistanceRadio on IG.

SUPPORT OUR WORK: Join the Long Distance Radio Club Patreon and more.

WATCH: Long Distance TV.

CREDITS:

This episode was written, edited, mixed, and hosted by Paola Mardo. Long Distance is produced by Paola Mardo and Patrick Epino.

This season of Long Distance is produced with support from PRX and the Google Podcasts creator program, donors on PayPal, and Patreon members, supporters, and ambassadors. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions. Theme Song is by C. Light and the Prisms. Special thanks to Paola's parents and Myrla Baldonado.

Mar 10 2020

30mins

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Myrla, Part 1: The Underground

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Myrla Baldonado is just a college student when protests and violent clashes between students and police break out during the First Quarter Storm of 1970 in the Philippines. When she learns about the dark truths of her country and its ties to U.S. imperialism, she risks everything to join the fight against the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos.

LEARN MORE: LongDistanceRadio.com.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES: @LongDistanceRadio on IG.

SUPPORT OUR WORK: Join the Long Distance Radio Club Patreon and more.

WATCH: Long Distance TV.

CREDITS:

This episode was written, edited, mixed, and hosted by Paola Mardo. Long Distance is produced by Paola Mardo and Patrick Epino.

This season of Long Distance is produced with support from PRX and the Google Podcasts creator program, donors on PayPal, and Patreon members, supporters, and ambassadors. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions. Theme Song is by C. Light and the Prisms.

Feb 25 2020

28mins

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Larry Itliong and the Great Delano Grape Strike

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At 15, Larry Itliong came to America with a dream. His plans changed when he learned the truth about his new home. In 1965, he led Filipino farmworkers in a historic fight for their rights.

To learn more about the book Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong and other works mentioned in this episode, visit the episode show page on LongDistanceRadio.com.

WATCH: Our trip to Delano on Long Distance TV.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES: @LongDistanceRadio on IG.

SUPPORT OUR WORK: Join the Long Distance Radio Club Patreon and more.

CREDITS:

This episode was written, edited, mixed, and hosted by Paola Mardo. Long Distance is produced by Paola Mardo and Patrick Epino. Long Distance TV is directed, edited, shot, and produced by Patrick Epino, and hosted, written, and produced by Paola Mardo.

This season of Long Distance is produced with support from PRX and the Google Podcasts creator program, donors on PayPal, and Patreon members, supporters, and ambassadors. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions. Theme Song is by C. Light and the Prisms.

Special thanks to Gayle Romasanta, Paloma Concordia, Marissa Aroy, John Armington, Dillon Delvo and Debra Louie of Little Manila Rising, and Samanta Helou Hernandez.

Feb 13 2020

43mins

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Dante Basco

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Growing up in Hollywood with Dante Basco, an actor, filmmaker, writer, and poet best known for starring as the cult character Rufio in Steven Spielberg’s Hook and Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender. Learn more about Dante's new book "From Rufio to Zuko" on the episode page at LongDistanceRadio.com.

WATCH: Dante Basco on Long Distance TV.

WATCH: Patrick's film "Awesome Asian Bad Guys."

GO BEHIND THE SCENES: @LongDistanceRadio on IG.

SUPPORT OUR WORK: Join the Long Distance Radio Club Patreon and more.

CREDITS:

This episode was written, edited, mixed, and hosted by Paola Mardo. Long Distance is produced by Paola Mardo and Patrick Epino. Long Distance TV is directed, edited, shot, and produced by Patrick Epino, and hosted, written, and produced by Paola Mardo.

This season of Long Distance is produced with support from PRX and the Google Podcasts creator program, donors on PayPal, and Patreon members, supporters, and ambassadors. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions. Theme Song is by C. Light and the Prisms.

Jan 16 2020

28mins

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Long Distance Radio Hour

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Stories, music, and more from the Filipino diaspora. Featuring Bambu, Prometheus Brown feat. Sendai Era, Travis Atreo, C. Light and the Prisms, Pam Reyes, Aurora Almendral, Suzie Racho, Denise Guerra, Isa Fabro, Saeng Douangdara, Copper and Heat podcast, and more. For links to all the stories and artists featured in this episode, visit the episode page on LongDistanceRadio.com.

WATCH OUR SHORT DOCS: LONG DISTANCE TV.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES: @LongDistanceRadio on IG.

SUPPORT OUR WORK: Join the Long Distance Radio Club Patreon and more.

CREDITS:

This episode was written, edited, mixed, and hosted by Paola Mardo. Long Distance is produced by Paola Mardo and Patrick Epino. Long Distance TV is directed, edited, and shot by Patrick Epino, and hosted, written, and produced by Paola Mardo.

This season of Long Distance is produced with support from PRX and the Google Podcasts creator program. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, Bambu, Pam Reyes, Prometheus Brown featuring Sendai Era, Travis Atreo, C. Light and the Prisms, and Jenna Fuentes. Theme Song is by C. Light and the Prisms.

Special thanks to Janelle Quibuyen, Jenna Molster, Bob Carlson, and all of our featured guests.

Dec 17 2019

1hr

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Long Distance Calls Vol. 1

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Stories, anecdotes, thoughts, and experiences about being Filipino in the world today. Delivered through voicemail messages from Long Distance listeners.

If you'd like to share your story for a future calls episode, call 213-293-6024 and leave us a message about what it’s like to be Filipino wherever you are in the world. Please leave your full name if possible (first names are fine if you need privacy), where you’re from and how we can email or call you back in case we need to follow up.

Heads up: We received a lot of calls from the U.S. this first time around because that's where most podcast listeners are these days. If you're based outside of the U.S., we want to hear from you too! If for some reason you are unable to call, send your message as a voice memo or audio file via email to hello@longdistanceradio.com.

WATCH: LONG DISTANCE TV.

BEHIND THE SCENES: @LongDistanceRadio on IG.

SUPPORT OUR WORK: Join the Long Distance Radio Club Patreon and more.

CREDITS:

This episode was edited by Patrick Epino. Sound design and mix by Paola Mardo. Long Distance is produced by Paola Mardo and Patrick Epino. Long Distance TV is directed, edited, and shot by Patrick Epino, and hosted, written, and produced by Paola Mardo.

This season of Long Distance is produced with support from PRX and the Google Podcasts creator program. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions. Theme Song is by C. Light and the Prisms.

Special thanks to Jagmeet Singh Mac and all our listeners who called in. You know who you are. Thank you.

Dec 03 2019

26mins

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Jaime's Story

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In 1981, Jaime Geaga moved to San Francisco to start a new chapter in his life. Then he tested positive for HIV. When he learned Filipinos were some of the most affected by HIV and AIDS in the city, he set out to do something for them and for himself — coming to terms with his own life and death in the process.

WATCH LONG DISTANCE TV: "Jaime's Story."

BEHIND THE SCENES: @LongDistanceRadio on IG.

SUPPORT OUR WORK: Join the Long Distance Radio Club Patreon and more.

CREDITS:

This episode was written, edited, mixed, and hosted by Paola Mardo. Long Distance is produced by Paola Mardo and Patrick Epino. Long Distance TV is directed, edited, and shot by Patrick Epino, and hosted, written, and produced by Paola Mardo.

This season of Long Distance is produced with support from PRX and the Google Podcasts creator program. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions and Epidemic Sound. Theme Song is by C. Light and the Prisms.

Special thanks to Tami Suzuki, Susan Goldstein, Marcus Hubbard, Eric Wat, Renee Gross, Alyssa Jeong Perry, Michael Aquino, Dania Ramos, Tezerah Wilkins, H.P. Mendoza, Corinna Loo, Riley Manlapaz, Chelsi Yabut, and Henry Epino.

Nov 19 2019

34mins

Play

Cendrillon

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Against the backdrop of martial law in the Philippines, activists Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan open a trailblazing Filipino restaurant in New York City — long before Filipino food is #trending.

WATCH LONG DISTANCE TV: "Cendrillon Fish Sinigang." 

LEARN MORE: LongDistanceRadio.com.

BEHIND THE SCENES: @LongDistanceRadio on IG.

SUPPORT OUR WORK: Join the Long Distance Radio Club Patreon and more.

CREDITS:

This episode was written, edited, mixed, and hosted by Paola Mardo. Long Distance is produced by Paola Mardo and Patrick Epino. Long Distance TV is directed, edited, and shot by Patrick Epino, and hosted, written, and produced by Paola Mardo.

This season of Long Distance is produced with support from PRX and the Google Podcasts creator program. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions and Epidemic Sound. Theme Song is by C. Light and the Prisms.

Special thanks to Renee Gross, Meena Ramamurthy, Patricio Abinales, Christine Bacareza Balance, Catherine Ceniza Choy, Aileen Suzara, Vicente Rafael, Bryan Ugaddan, Nastasha Alli, Regina Espino, Alfonso Mardo, Patricia Pangilinan-Mardo, and Patrice Mardo.

Nov 05 2019

34mins

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Coming Soon

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Happy Filipino American History Month. A word from Manong Larry Itliong.

Support Long Distance.

Learn more.

Oct 01 2019

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LD Off-Season: The Talk We Were Supposed to Have

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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 produced by Self-Evident, a podcast about Asian America's stories.

Credits.
Long Distance is written, mixed, hosted, and produced by Paola Mardo.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, Epidemic Sound, and Dee Yan Key.

Theme Song is "Comin' Along" by C. Light and the Prisms.

Full credits on the show website.

Support.
Help us build the future of Long Distance and join the Long Distance Radio Club Patreon.

Learn more about Long Distance at longdistanceradio.com.

Aug 27 2019

45mins

Play

LD Off-Season: Loving Lynn

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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 tells stories from the Middle East and the spaces in between.

Credits.

Long Distance is written, mixed, hosted, and produced by Paola Mardo.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions and Dee Yan Key.

Theme Song is "Comin' Along" by C. Light and the Prisms.

Support.

Help us build the future of Long Distance and join the Long Distance Radio Club on Patreon.

Learn more about Long Distance at longdistanceradio.com.

Jul 22 2019

28mins

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Filipino Tiki Bar

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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.

Credits.

Long Distance is hosted and produced by Paola Mardo. Producer is Patrick Epino. Cover art by Celina Calma. Title design by Paola Mardo. Theme Song is "Comin' Along" by C. Light and the Prisms.

Music in this episode is by Benjamin Rogers, Blue Dot Sessions, Dee Yan Key, Hawaiian Trio, Electric Kulintang, The Kinks, and Les Baxter.

Special thanks to my parents Patricia Mardo and Alfonso Mardo, and to Jessica Terrell, April Estrellon, Elena Dugdale, and Patti Epler of Honolulu Civil Beat.

Learn more about Long Distance at longdistanceradio.com.

May 21 2019

43mins

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Give Us a Call!

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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.

Credits.

Long Distance is written, mixed, hosted, and produced by Paola Mardo. Producer is Patrick Epino. Cover art by Celina Calma. Title design by Paola Mardo. Theme Song is "Comin' Along" by C. Light and the Prisms.

Music in this episode is by the Blue Dot Sessions.

Help us build the future of Long Distance and join the Long Distance Radio Club on Patreon.

Learn more about Long Distance at longdistanceradio.com.

Apr 18 2019

7mins

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Long Distance Love Story

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

Credits.

Long Distance is written, mixed, hosted, and produced by Paola Mardo. Co-Producer is Patrick Epino. Cover art by Celina Calma. Title design by Paola Mardo. Theme Song is "Comin' Along" by C. Light and the Prisms.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions and Dee Yan Key.

Special thanks to Sandy Tolan, Karen Lowe, Sasha Khokha, and the radio documentary class at the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Journalism.

Help us build the future of Long Distance and join the Long Distance Radio Club on Patreon.

Learn more about Long Distance at longdistanceradio.com.

Mar 15 2019

34mins

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1.5

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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.

Credits.

Long Distance is written, mixed, hosted, and produced by Paola Mardo. Co-producer is Patrick Epino. Cover art by Celina Calma. Title design by Paola Mardo. Theme Song is "Comin' Along" by C. Light and the Prisms.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions and Dee Yan Key.

Special thanks to Katie Park, Sooh Oh, Leslie Shim, and Keith Camacho.

Help us build the future of Long Distance and join the Long Distance Radio Club on Patreon.

Learn more about Long Distance at longdistanceradio.com.

Jan 24 2019

46mins

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A Very Special Announcement

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

Credits.

Long Distance is written, mixed, hosted, and produced by Paola Mardo. Co-producer is Patrick Epino. Cover art by Celina Calma. Title design by Paola Mardo. Theme Song is "Comin' Along" by C. Light and the Prisms.

Music in this episode is by Lee Rosevere and Podington Bear.

Help us build the future of Long Distance and join the Long Distance Radio Club on Patreon.

Learn more about Long Distance at longdistanceradio.com.

Jan 15 2019

8mins

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Hella Filipino

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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.

Credits.

Long Distance is written, mixed, hosted, and produced by Paola Mardo. Co-producer is Patrick Epino. Cover art by Celina Calma. Title design by Paola Mardo. Theme Song is "Comin' Along" by C. Light and the Prisms.

Music in this episode is by Dee Yan Key, Dinah Dominguez, Francis Magalona, H.P. Mendoza, Lee Rosevere, Rosie Plaza, and Ruby Ibarra.

Help us build the future of Long Distance and join the Long Distance Radio Club on Patreon.

Learn more about Long Distance at longdistanceradio.com.

Dec 15 2018

47mins

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Little Manila (Part Two)

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

Credits.

Long Distance is written, mixed, hosted, and produced by Paola Mardo. Co-producer is Patrick Epino. Cover art by Celina Calma. Title design by Paola Mardo. Theme Song is "Comin' Along" by C. Light and the Prisms.

Music in this episode is by the Black Eyed Peas, Dee Yan Key, Mac Dre, Lee Rosevere, and Souls of Mischief.

Special thanks to the students and teachers of Little Manila. To learn more about them and their work, head to littlemanila.org. Big thanks to my family, especially family historian Frances Pangilinan, with key assists from Gaya Lontok and Trixie Pangilinan-Mardo. Very, very special thanks to Rafael Bernardo Pangilinan.

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Learn more about Long Distance at longdistanceradio.com.

Nov 15 2018

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Ang galing!

By AnurseDad - Mar 06 2020
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The topic about Generation 1.5 hits right on! Each episode is well produced! Bilib ako sa inyong dalawa!

Outstanding!

By middlegrade author - Feb 13 2020
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I’m so happy I found your podcast. The first couple of episodes about Little Manila and the FilAm history of Stockton were wonderful. Every episode I’ve listened to so far is so well produced. Congratulations you guys!!