This accomplished offering from one of the producers of Memory Motel is, on its face, a straightforward proposition: it's a podcast about how people meet. But it draws on an historically deep well, namely our collective fascination with the notion of chance encounters. It's about pairs of people - often unlikely pairs - who are drawn together by unseen forces, or by luck, and whose lives would have been unimaginably different had they not met. These 15-minute stories interweave first-person accounts from both parties and cunning editing underlines the moments when their perspectives overlap or collide. Stand-out episodes feature a bone marrow donor and recipient, and a professional wrestler and his amateur fan, but each one has been moving in its own mysterious way.
Gateway episodes: Double Knees - Colt and Grado (28 Feb 2017) / Dust - Greg and Sue (14 Feb 2017)