Kismet is a podcast about how people met and connections are made. Each week we capture the real memories of how friendships, rivalries, romances and adventures began. We weave stories with sounds and music to set the scene and document the separate sparks, the quickened hearts and the unintended consequences that lead to life-changing encounters.
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May 30, 2017

Back in 2002 the everyone knew that way to find sex if you were young and gay was on the internet, specifically chatrooms, specifically That's what Cyril and Gino were expecting.

May 23, 2017

Olive is like a debonair southern lady, while Jasper a glad-handing attentive, working the room type. When they met, their personalities totally clashed, but with a little persistence they were soon hanging out and sharing toys.

May 16, 2017

When Suzanne met David, his "nerd coefficient" was off the charts, but after both were accepted into The Rome Prize, a romance grew from their encounters with lock-ins and walnut shells.

May 9, 2017

On any given day, thousands of immigrants in the United States are being held in detention, mostly to the benefit of for-profit prison corporations. Kouraboure, who fled political persecution in his home country of Burkina Faso, is one of them.

May 2, 2017

Sheri and John's best friends decided to get married and have them as their best man and maid of honor. They didn't know each other but got in touch over the phone weeks in advance. Soon they were racking up $600 phone bills. Until, that is, a difficult event brought them face to face.