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A chance encounter with a stranger. An unexpected romance that rivals a romantic comedy. A dream that grows from the pages of a discarded newspaper. In the moment, it’s hard to explain these experiences. We might call it luck, fate, a freak accident, or a coincidence. But over time and with a bit of reflection, when we find meaning in those special events, we call it serendipity. Join your host YeSeul Kim, on a journey to discover the moments of serendipity that forever changed the life trajectories of our guests. Expect stories that are full of irony and whimsy, love and tragedy, and despair and hope.

A chance encounter with a stranger. An unexpected romance that rivals a romantic comedy. A dream that grows from the pages of a discarded newspaper. In the moment, it’s hard to explain these experiences. We might call it luck, fate, a freak accident, or a coincidence. But over time and with a bit of reflection, when we find meaning in those special events, we call it serendipity. Join your host YeSeul Kim, on a journey to discover the moments of serendipity that forever changed the life trajectories of our guests. Expect stories that are full of irony and whimsy, love and tragedy, and despair and hope.

Location:

United States

Description:

A chance encounter with a stranger. An unexpected romance that rivals a romantic comedy. A dream that grows from the pages of a discarded newspaper. In the moment, it’s hard to explain these experiences. We might call it luck, fate, a freak accident, or a coincidence. But over time and with a bit of reflection, when we find meaning in those special events, we call it serendipity. Join your host YeSeul Kim, on a journey to discover the moments of serendipity that forever changed the life trajectories of our guests. Expect stories that are full of irony and whimsy, love and tragedy, and despair and hope.

Language:

English


Episodes

Bonus Episode - ft. Chrissy Levett / Founder, Creative Conscience

9/5/2020
Can you engineer serendipity? Do creative people experience more serendipity? We have a quick chat with Chrissy Levett, Founder of Creative Conscience about her take on serendipity. Learn more about Creative Conscience at www.creative-conscience.co.uk

Duration:00:11:04

Episode 6 - A Dream Built by Bricks and Chance Encounters

8/4/2020
Chhaiya Im is the founder and principal of Opening Doors Cambodia, a school that offers free education for students in rural Cambodia. His encounters with a Khmer Rouge General, a Buddhist monk, and an American businessman changed his fortunes forever.

Duration:00:18:05

Episode 5 - Addicted to Serendipity

7/24/2020
Mykel Dixon is an award-winning speaker, musician, and author who dreamed of leaving his small town in Australia. This word magician from Down Under shares his string of serendipities that lead him to find his life mentor, fall madly in love, and become a traveling nomad, only to return back to Australia. He also reflects on the cost of chasing the unexpected. Check out Mykel’s book Everyday Creative: A Dangerous Guide to Making Magic At Work and visit his website at www.mykeldixon.com.

Duration:00:21:00

Episode 4 - Not What I Ordered on Amazon

7/9/2020
Tyler Grace is a world-renowned photographer, but less than a decade ago, he was just a kid with a mysterious illness that kept him bedridden. He recounts the surprise birthday present that gave him the jolt of confidence he needed to explore the world beyond his bedroom.

Duration:00:19:26

Episode 3 - The Accidental Mayor

6/25/2020
Things never worked out exactly the way Katherine Kylila Rice imagined. But this lifelong entrepreneur who spent her entire life as an outsider didn’t hesitate to achieve historic milestones when opportunity came knocking on her door. This is a story about not only overcoming racism, but also how to build bridges in today's divisive political environment.

Duration:00:23:04

Episode 2 - An Astronaut's Perspective

6/12/2020
A lifetime of serendipitous moments led Rafiya Sultana to abandon her childhood dream. Despite the setbacks she faced in her life, Rafiya found a way to trade in her dream so that she could find her true voice and purpose as a transformational coach.

Duration:00:19:48

Episode 1 - The Intersection of Life & Death

5/26/2020
Joanna Kalafatis is an actress, producer, and blogger based in Hollywood. Jo recounts her brush with death while studying abroad in South Africa and explains why a half-life is not a life worth living.

Duration:00:19:35