19 episodes

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.

Long Distance Paola Mardo

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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.

    Larry Itliong and the Great Delano Grape Strike

    Larry Itliong and the Great Delano Grape Strike

    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.

    • 43 min
    Dante Basco

    Dante Basco

    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.

    • 28 min
    Long Distance Radio Hour

    Long Distance Radio Hour

    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.

    • 1 hr
    Long Distance Calls Vol. 1

    Long Distance Calls Vol. 1

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

    • 26 min
    Jaime's Story

    Jaime's Story

    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.

    • 34 min
    Cendrillon

    Cendrillon

    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.

    • 34 min

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