is a podcast 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 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 terror attacks, 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.


Listen to Equal Parts season 1 on Apple, Spotify, or really any other listening app.

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


is the creator, host, and producer of Equal Parts. A freelance writer and audio producer, she has worked for BBC 6 Music, Sparklab Productions, and Alcopop! Records. Currently she works as part of the editaudio team.

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.

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