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Long Distance

14 EpisodesProduced by Paola MardoWebsite

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 story… read more


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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.


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.

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