Equal Parts is a series of true love stories about how people meet. From old school set-ups to chance encounters and online dating, each episode’s unique story is told by the couple themselves.

As the stories unfold over this first season you’ll hear tales of real-life meet-cutes, awkward first dates, and internet romances. Relationships are threatened by national service and engineered by crafty friends; endangered by terrorist activities, and launched with handmade gifts.

An original piece of artwork accompanies each episode, created by a range of artists, illustrators, and designers. You can see these creations and find out who’s behind them here, or in the post for each episode.

The Equal Parts logo was created by the wonderful Fran Marchesi of lettersandshapes

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Maria Passingham

is the creator and producer of Equal Parts. A freelance writer and radio producer, she has worked for BBC 6 Music, Sparklab Productions, and Alcopop! Records.

Maria first dipped her toe into the podcast waters with Library of Things Podcast, a short-form series that told stories from a lending shop and the community it created in South London. The series received praise from The Guardian, i, and The A.V. Club. You can listen here, or search in any good podcast app.