Long Distance show

Long Distance

Summary: 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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 LD Off-Season: Loving Lynn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:20

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.

 #6 Filipino Tiki Bar | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:00

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.

 Give Us a Call! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:59

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.

 #5 Long Distance Love Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:23

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

 #4 1.5 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:27

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.

 A Very Special Announcement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:28

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

 #3 Hella Filipino | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:16

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.

 #2 Little Manila (Part Two) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:07

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

 #1 Little Manila (Part One) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:50

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.

 Long Distance Trailer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:02:14

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.


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