Paola Mardo is the host, writer, creator, and producer of Long Distance, a narrative podcast about stories in the Filipino diaspora and an inaugural member of the Google Podcasts creator program with PRX. It has been featured on NBC News, Variety, Apple Podcasts’ New and Noteworthy, Bello Collective’s 100 Outstanding Podcasts of 2018, and more. Her work has aired on KCRW’s Good Food, KPCC’s The Frame, and Offshore. She edits, produces, and consults on podcast projects for clients including KCRW, Lantigua Williams & Co., Stitcher, and Western Sound. Before coming to audio, she worked at Sony Pictures and Annapurna Pictures.