Long Distance podcast

Long Distance

Paola Mardo

A podcast about stories in the Filipino diaspora hosted by Paola Mardo. 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. Visit LongDistanceRadio.com to learn more.

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    Some News and Resources

    10:54

    Black Lives Matter. Remembering my grandfather. An update about the podcast and me.Check out resources for supporting the Black community and learning more about the Philippines Anti-Terrorism Bill.Sign up for our *brand new* newsletter.Learn more at LongDistanceRadio.com.CREDITS:This episode was written, edited, mixed, and hosted by Paola Mardo. Long Distance is produced by Patrick Epino and Paola Mardo.Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions and Lee Rosevere. Theme Song is by C. Light and the Prisms.
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    Calls from the Frontlines

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    Conversations with healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and a call with The Park's Finest co-owners Christine Araquel and Johneric Concordia about the Feed the Frontliners Project. It’s the final episode of the second season of Long Distance so Paola and Patrick have a chat and we hear from you, our listeners, on how you’re doing at this time.Learn more at LongDistanceRadio.com.Support our work.CREDITS:This episode was written, mixed, and hosted by Paola Mardo, and edited and produced by Patrick Epino and 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.Special thanks to Catherine Ceniza Choy, Pamela Mardo, Paolo Villacarlos, everyone who called in or responded to our call for frontliners, and Paola's parents.Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions. Theme Song is by C. Light and the Prisms.
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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 at LongDistanceRadio.com.Support our work.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.
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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.Watch Myrla's story on Long Distance TV.Learn more at LongDistanceRadio.com.Support our work.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.
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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.Watch Myrla's story on Long Distance TV.Learn more at LongDistanceRadio.com.Support our work.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.
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    Larry Itliong and the Great Delano Grape Strike

    43:08

    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.Support our work.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.
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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."Support our work.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.
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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.Support our work.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.
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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 [email protected] more at LongDistanceRadio.com.Support our work.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.
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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 Jaime's story on Long Distance TV.Learn more at LongDistanceRadio.com.Support our work.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.

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