Hear Something New.

Happenstance is a mobile app that changes Chicago media as we know it – by spontaneously delivering little-known mini-podcasts about people and places throughout the city directly to users as they go about their daily routines.

We’re not a tour. We’re not a news app. 

We’re the new form of timeless audio journalism.


Voted one of the top three exhibiting companies at Chicago’s 2018 FUND Conference and featured in The Startup Magazine!

About Us

Listen to a Sample Hap

Feeling a little curious about what you might hear on our app? Listen to this sample Hap to get a taste!


Featured Stories

What Can I Hear? 

We’re scouring Chicago to find every little-known story we can find, but it’s a big city! We’re always looking to hear what’s going on in your neighborhood! Just send us your idea. For guidelines, below are the topics we usually cover. 








Meet the team bringing the stories of Chicago to life. 

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Stephanie Choporis
Co-Founder + Managing Editor

Kathy Bartlett
Co-Founder + CEO

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