Relationships & Love

Alone: A Love Story

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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 qu...Show More
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Chapter 9: Freedom

22:08 | Sep 18th, 2017

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.
Chapter 21: Courage

27:29 | Feb 4th

The first episode of the third season. A frightening encounter, a beautiful road trip and a new chapter in my life.
Chapter 23: In Dreams

26:26 | Feb 4th

PDA in NYC, running in circles and sex as ceasefire.
Chapter 27: Blow Away

27:06 | Feb 4th

Cloud 9, flight school, flying high. Then a sudden change of altitude.
Chapter 22: Variations

27:48 | Feb 4th

Marking time, my territory and my biological clock.
Chapter 26: Caution

22:10 | Feb 4th

Carpenter ants, cotton candy and a passionate declaration from The Man With the White Shirt.
Chapter 28: Love after Love

35:09 | Feb 4th

Spiderman, a sexy cowboy, and making my way out of the wild, wild wood.
Chapter 25: Lost

25:57 | Feb 4th

Cold legs, wanderlust and living by the tides.
Chapter 24: Falling

30:18 | Feb 4th

The edge of despair, The Husband becomes a dandy, and the trouble with truth and trust.
Get hygge with the final season of Alone: A Love Story

02:37 | Jan 30th

Michelle Parise invites you to get cozy with the final season of Alone: A Love Story on February 5th.
I Should Sleep But I Don't Sleep: Bonus

05:32 | Jan 18th

A drifter in her own life: Michelle Parise shares a poignant scene that was cut from the upcoming season.
The Thing About the Heart & Maps: Bonus

05:46 | Dec 20th, 2018

A rundown heart and a road map for life: Michelle Parise shares two more scenes from the Season 3 cutting room floor.
Fireworks & So Many Maybes: Bonus

06:22 | Nov 27th, 2018

Explosive love, beef brisket and "f--k yes!" Michelle Parise shares two scenes from the cutting room floor.
Introducing The Horror of Dolores Roach, a new scripted fiction podcast from Gimlet

27:56 | Oct 30th, 2018

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.
Coming Soon, Season 3 of Alone: A Love Story

04:00 | Oct 11th, 2018

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.
Chapter 17: The Lonely

27:06 | Apr 4th, 2018

Bob Dylan's curse, what lonely feels like and a visit with the matchmaker...
Chapter 18: He Exists

28:47 | Apr 4th, 2018

Begging God for a boyfriend, a man in a white shirt, floating on Cloud 9 and Destiny's Child...
Chapter 19: So It Goes

22:21 | Apr 4th, 2018

U2, unicorns, a journey to the red hills and the curse of Drew Barrymore...
Chapter 12: Half-Life

27:38 | Apr 4th, 2018

Hookup culture, the paradox of choice, a cute/crazy guy and love off the coast of Newfoundland...
Chapter 13: The Saddest Optimist

27:51 | Apr 4th, 2018

Princess Leia, part-time parenting, the invisible thread and music in the MRI...
Chapter 14: Adrift

28:46 | Apr 4th, 2018

Springsteen, breaking the one and done policy, The Bad Ones and an orphan Christmas...
Chapter 15: The New World

27:40 | Apr 4th, 2018

Dancing, being Italian, a man in the kitchen and advice from an ex-husband...
Chapter 20: Someone Good

20:46 | Apr 4th, 2018

Tarot cards, Lou Reed's bookend and a serpent eating its own tail...
Chapter 16: Sidelines

26:20 | Apr 4th, 2018

A favourite lover, the divorce office, a crazy request and a (not so sure) sure thing...
Chapter 11: Hold It Together

22:30 | Apr 4th, 2018

Sex, sailboats and a Dark 'n Stormy. Season 2 kicks off with first times and quantum leaps...
Alone: A Love Story Season 2

02:50 | Feb 14th, 2018

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.
Chapter 2: Why not?

21:47 | Sep 18th, 2017

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.
Chapter 8: Left and leaving

22:38 | Sep 18th, 2017

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.
Chapter 1: Not if, how

19:44 | Sep 18th, 2017

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.
Chapter 10: Forza

24:03 | Sep 18th, 2017

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.
Chapter 3: The feelings I don't feel

19:05 | Sep 18th, 2017

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.
Chapter 5: The bomb

17:23 | Sep 18th, 2017

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.
Chapter 7: Protection

20:37 | Sep 18th, 2017

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.
Chapter 6: Fallout

21:50 | Sep 18th, 2017

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.
Chapter 4: Impossible to see

29:14 | Sep 18th, 2017

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.
Coming September 19

02:42 | Aug 29th, 2017

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.