Paola Mardo

Paola Mardo is the Host/Creator of Long Distance and Head of Audio at Proximity Media, where she produced Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast hosted by Ta-Nehisi Coates and the craft and creativity podcast In Proximity.

As a producer and creator, I’m interested in how creative things are made. I love diving behind-the-scenes of a movie, TV show, or podcast and learning all about the production and business of creativity. I wanted to share some podcasts that break down the making of creative projects and provide in-depth analysis of the larger history and landscape of art, media, and technology that these works are all a part of. A handful of these shows are proudly produced by my team at Proximity Media – like In Proximity, a podcast about craft, career, and creativity featuring artists and executives in our community like Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, and more. All of these shows are great listens I’ve been inspired by and learned from. Happy listening.

Scriptnotes Podcast

Team Deakins


The Town with Matthew Belloni

Recode Media with Peter Kafka

The Ankler Podcast

Sound Judgment

You Must Remember This

Lenny’s Podcast

Judas and the Black Messiah Podcast

Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast

In Proximity

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