20 episodes

True love stories told by the couples who lived them. From old school set-ups to chance encounters and online dating, each episode’s unique story is told by the couple themselves.
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Equal Parts Maria Passingham

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

True love stories told by the couples who lived them. From old school set-ups to chance encounters and online dating, each episode’s unique story is told by the couple themselves.
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    Happy Valentine’s Day

    Happy Valentine’s Day

    Where are they now? Catch up with some of our favourite couples from seasons 1 and 2, and hear a preview from a pair you’re yet to meet! 
    Thank you to all the pairs who took part in this special, and to Audio Network for the music. 
    To hear these couples' stories of falling in love, scroll down in your podcast feed or click here:
    Davide & Nick
    Anna & Duncan
    Graham & Jules
    Tash & Marthe
    An illustrator creates a piece of original artwork for each episode of Equal Parts. Visit www.equalpartspodcast.co.uk/artwork to see all the full gallery.
    Find a transcript for this episode: https://www.equalpartspodcast.co.uk/transcripts
    Please rate and review this podcast wherever you listen, or share the link with a friend.
    If you have an interesting story of meeting your partner - please get in touch. Season 3 is in development!
    Learn more or contact via: www.equalpartspodcast.co.uk
    @mariapassingham
    #EqualPartsPodcast

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    • 25 min
    Ty & Stanislav

    Ty & Stanislav

    Ty and Stanislav met by pure chance, in the middle of the night, at a party on a tropical island. Ty spots her dream man across the dancefloor and Stanislav, enticed by her carefree dancing, offers her a sweet treat. As the sun rises over the ocean, so do the couples' feelings that this could be more than a holiday fling. 
    An illustrator creates a piece of original artwork for each episode of Equal Parts. Today's tale has been immortalised by Mar Bertran. Search for #EqualPartsPodcast to find it on socials, or visit www.equalpartspodcast.co.uk/artwork to see this piece and all the art for the show.
    Follow Mar Bertran on Instagram to see more of her work.
    Become a Patron to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/mariapassingham
    Find a transcript for this episode: https://www.equalpartspodcast.co.uk/transcripts
    Please rate and review this podcast wherever you listen, or share the link with a friend.
    If you have an interesting story of meeting your partner - please get in touch. Season 3 is in development!
    Learn more or contact via: www.equalpartspodcast.co.uk
    @mariapassingham
    #EqualPartsPodcast

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    • 26 min
    JJ & Janelle

    JJ & Janelle

    JJ & Janelle connected through their love of the beautiful game. Too shy to strike up initial conversation, a surprise football match on TV breaks the ice. Inviting Janelle to join his fantasy football league, JJ finds a way to keep the spark alive despite the space between them. Eventually, Janelle fans the flames with a playful snapchat, but it's not until the last minute of extra time that they secure promotion for their relationship.
    For every episode of Equal Parts, an illustrator creates an impression of the story. Niamh Lehane painted a watercolour for JJ & Janelle's story. Visit www.equalpartspodcast.co.uk/artwork to see all the artwork so far.
    Follow Niamh Lehane on Instagram.
    Follow JJ & Janelle on Instagram to keep up with their travels and relationship!
    Become a Patron to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/mariapassingham
    Find a transcript for this episode: https://www.equalpartspodcast.co.uk/transcripts
    Learn more or get in touch: www.equalpartspodcast.co.uk
    @mariapassingham
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    • 19 min
    Amir & Aamir

    Amir & Aamir

    Overcoming bad first impressions. Amir and Aamir were introduced by a mutual friend, but hopes of a connection were short-lived as their personalities clashed from the start. Over a series of nights out with mates that wouldn't quit, the two realise their differences could actually entwine to form a strong foundation for a future together.
    For each episode of Equal Parts, an illustrator creates an impression of the story. This week Danielle Casimiro is behind the bright and pattern-rich art. Visit www.equalpartspodcast.co.uk/artwork to see her piece, and the full gallery for this season.
    Follow Danielle Casimiro on Instagram!
    Keep up with Amir & Aamir on Instagram and Twitter. Subscribe to the You Don't Love Me podcast and check out their radio show!
    Become a Patron to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/mariapassingham
    Find a transcript for this episode: https://www.equalpartspodcast.co.uk/transcripts
    Learn more or get in touch: www.equalpartspodcast.co.uk
    @mariapassingham
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    • 19 min
    Clare & Randy

    Clare & Randy

    Clare and Randy drifted into each others' orbit through a shared enthusiasm for space exploration. As ground-breaking images of Pluto came into focus, so did their feelings. Trusting her instincts, Clare booked a ticket to travel halfway across the world to meet the man she had only seen through a screen, and Randy planned a mega road trip to delight in earthly wonders with his future wife.
    For every episode of Equal Parts, I ask an artist to create an impression of the story. This week’s tale has been immortalised in a sweet illustration by Big Aart. You can view all Equal Parts artwork at www.equalpartspodcast.co.uk/artwork
    Follow Big Aart on Instagram.
    Become a Patron to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/mariapassingham
    Find a transcript for this episode: https://www.equalpartspodcast.co.uk/transcripts
    Learn more or get in touch: www.equalpartspodcast.co.uk
    @mariapassingham
    #EqualPartsPodcast

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    • 14 min
    Amaka & Toby

    Amaka & Toby

    Amaka and Toby were always in each others lives, but never saw anything more than friendship. That is, until a meddling brother and their strong shared faith planted the seed of possibility. Finally accepting what she thought was an innocent holiday invitation to Denmark, Amaka had no idea that Toby had a much more serious purpose for her trip. 
    Original artwork is created for each episode of Equal Parts - using the audio alone as inspiration. Sharna Neil created an illustration for Amaka & Toby's story, using vines as a metaphor for their developing and interconnecting love. You can see the piece at www.equalpartspodcast.co.uk/artwork alongside all of the artwork for the season so far.
    Keep up with Amaka & Toby: You can subscribe to their YouTube channel, follow on Instagram, and read more about them & buy their books here: https://amakatobytv.com/store/
    Follow Sharna Neil on Instagram, or view her website here: www.sharnaneil.com
    Become a Patron to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/mariapassingham
    Find a transcript for this episode: https://www.equalpartspodcast.co.uk/transcripts
    Learn more or get in touch: www.equalpartspodcast.co.uk
    @mariapassingham
    #EqualPartsPodcast

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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Sarahsarie ,

Warm and relevant love stories to bring a smile

Loved the first season and couldn’t wait for the second. It’s even better and goes from strength to strength. So beautifully produced and a real feel-good podcast.

chloeia0490 ,

Just brilliant!

Hopeful, positive and heart warming. Couldn’t love this more!

lettersandshapes ,

Highly recommended

Really nicely put together, great stories of everyday people but constructed in a way that keeps you hooked.

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