Alone: A Love Story

About Alone: A Love Story

About the podcast


Alone: A Love Story is an award-winning memoir by Michelle Parise, named by The Atlantic as one of the 50 Best Podcasts of 2017. In each episode, with candour and humour, Michelle delves into the deepest, darkest aspects of her divorce and her new life as a part-time parent, part-time partier. Millions of listeners around the world have connected with her relatable, intimate storytelling that speaks to the loneliness, grief, hope and resilience we all experience.

Michelle Parise

A writer and award-winning producer, Michelle Parise is the writer, narrator and co-producer of Alone: A Love Story, a book she began writing in January 2013 and adapted into a podcast for CBC in 2017. She's worked for CBC Radio and Television for over two decades.

Michelle was born and raised in Toronto in a gigantic Italian immigrant family where she was surrounded by storytellers. As a child she wrote hundreds of short stories about her life. Her commitment to honest storytelling started early and is part of everything she creates, continually striving to make connection through shared experience.





Marc Apollonio


Marc is the story editor and co-producer of Season 3 of Alone: A Love Story. He's worked in radio since 2006, when he got his first gig with the CBC in Quebec City. Since then, he's worked in newsrooms from Sherbrooke to Saskatoon, as well as on several of the CBC's nationally broadcast current affairs and cultural programs. Like Michelle, Marc documents instances of his life by writing in a journal or on dirty bits of napkin. Unlike Michelle, Marc's writings are illegible and incoherent and he suffers sharp chest pains at the mere suggestion that anyone would ever see them.





Veronica Simmonds

Veronica is the story editor and co-producer of the first two seasons of Alone: A Love Story as well as many other notable CBC podcasts. She's an award-winning radio producer whose work has aired in a weather observatory in France, a hair dryer in Pittsburgh and a grain silo in Norway. For many years she produced a curious radio experiment called Braidio where she braided hair on air.