Alone: A Love Story
By CBC Podcasts
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Alone: A Love Story, is a memoir about love, the bomb, and the fallout. With raw honesty, Michelle Parise takes you along on her winding journey from lust to heartbreak, through loneliness and despair, to eventually finding the courage to face the question mark of life, alone.
||ExplicitIntroducing The Horror of Dolores Roach, a new scripted fiction podcast from Gimlet||A macabre urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, gentrification, cannibalism and survival of the fittest. Listen to the first episode of Gimlet's new scripted fiction podcast The Horror of Dolores Roach, starring Daphne Rubin-Vega and Bobby Cannavale.||30 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitComing Soon, Season 3 of Alone: A Love Story||The final season of Alone: A Love Story by Michelle Parise arrives February 2019. Until then, here's a tease of what's to come.||11 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 11: Hold It Together||Sex, sailboats and a Dark 'n Stormy. Season 2 kicks off with first times and quantum leaps...||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 12: Half-Life||Hookup culture, the paradox of choice, a cute/crazy guy and love off the coast of Newfoundland...||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 13: The Saddest Optimist||Princess Leia, part-time parenting, the invisible thread and music in the MRI...||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 14: Adrift||Springsteen, breaking the one and done policy, The Bad Ones and an orphan Christmas...||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 15: The New World||Dancing, being Italian, a man in the kitchen and advice from an ex-husband...||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 16: Sidelines||A favourite lover, the divorce office, a crazy request and a (not so sure) sure thing...||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 17: The Lonely||Bob Dylan's curse, what lonely feels like and a visit with the matchmaker...||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 18: He Exists||Begging God for a boyfriend, a man in a white shirt, floating on Cloud 9 and Destiny's Child...||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 19: So It Goes||U2, unicorns, a journey to the red hills and the curse of Drew Barrymore...||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 20: Someone Good||Tarot cards, Lou Reed's bookend and a serpent eating its own tail...||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAlone: A Love Story Season 2||No matter how many times love kicks her in the shins, Michelle won’t give up hope. Stick with her. Season 2 of Alone: A Love Story launches April 4.||14 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 1: Not if, how||On the cusp of her 39th birthday, recently divorced Michelle struggles with a complicated new romance. A drunken tarot card reading returns her to 1999, when she first met The Scientist (soon to be The Husband) and all was filled with promise.||18 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 2: Why not?||The relationship with The Scientist proves harder than expected, and yet he surprise-proposes right when a huge world tragedy occurs. Michelle says yes, starting a chain of compromises as they plan a wedding and get married.||18 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 3: The feelings I don't feel||The first four years of marriage are a happy, love-drunk time until The Husband delivers an ultimatum. Michelle reluctantly (at first) gets pregnant, and everything starts to change in her — physically and mentally.||18 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 4: Impossible to see||Michelle struggles with the isolation of maternity leave and emptiness sets in as she feels less and less like herself. Just as she's about to return to work, there's a surprising event and everything changes again.||18 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 5: The bomb||By the time the baby is four, The Husband has become a stranger in his own home. There are arguments and few answers as to why. One day, Michelle finds a tell-tale umbrella and soon after, she's hit with the bomb called Affair.||18 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 6: Fallout||In the wake of The Bomb, Michelle becomes a shell of her former self, and slowly spirals down, deeper and deeper into grief and straight into the arms of the monster, Loneliness.||18 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 7: Protection||In the first weeks after The Bomb, friends, family, co-workers and strangers show kindness and support, and The Husband has a revelation about kindness too.||18 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 8: Left and leaving||Michelle and The Husband pack up their house together, dismantling 12 years in two months. They move out and into two apartments across the street from one another, committed to raising their daughter together.||18 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 9: Freedom||Michelle looks to superconnector friends to help her re-enter the world as a single person. Late nights and spontaneity reawaken parts of her she didn't realize were dormant.||18 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 10: Forza||Michelle goes to Italy to be with the people that are, and the place that is, her anchor. The sea, soil and family ground her, and a new bond is made with her father. She returns to Canada with her life a big question mark.||18 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing September 19||With raw honesty, Michelle Parise takes you along on her winding journey from lust to heartbreak, through loneliness and despair, to eventually finding the courage to face the question mark of life, alone. The series is available Sept. 19.||29 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I love her voice and the way she tells her story with such emotion. I liked less the crackling sounds and music, that was over produced. Her voice could have said it all.
More like this!
So nice being able to listen to a podcast that wasn't about murder or mystery. Just honest, beautiful and raw, a story about vulnerability and love.
Music killed it
Description made it sound right up my alley but my God that soundtrack killed it for me. I kept thinking it would stop and just let the story speak for itself, but nope, it just comes back. If a story is good enough it doesn't need music to signpost how you should feel. Didn't finish the first episode and I won't go back.