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Parallel Fiction presents
Parallel Fiction is the perfect supplemental companion to all of the stories you consume. We will be covering movies, television, books, graphic novels, video games, and music whenever it applies. Learn more about things you love, and get to know us a little bit better as we give you a peak into our lives and opinions.
April 28, 2021
Ep 31: Crossing the Streams Vol 1. TV Weddings - Scrubs & Parks and Rec
Welcome to the first episode in our "Crossing the Streams" specials. In these episodes, we'll BOTH be covering stories you can stream anywhere. For this week, we'll be covering TV Weddings, featuring two of our favorite shows of all time, Scrubs & Parks and Rec. With Wedding season upon us, and the weather getting a little bit nicer, what better time to spread the love? Join us for this special episode and let the love flow!
April 21, 2021
Ep 30: Earth Day - Bio-Dome & Oryx and Crake
Happy Earth Day! This week we're covering two very different outcomes of what can happen to the planet if we don't take a little time to think about our environment. Whether it be cleaning up litter, eating more sustainable food, or living a little more naturally, Earth Day is our early reminder to appreciate the world we were given, and to take care of it a little better. In this episode we thread together the 90's stoner comedy Bio-Dome with the dark dystopian novel Oryx and Crake. With the weather getting nicer, why not listen to this episode while taking a walk in the park?
April 14, 2021
Ep 29: Rebirth - Captain America: The First Avenger & The Language of Flowers
Everybody loves a good Rebirth story. After this past year, we all could use one in some way. Reinvention can be a great tool to keep yourself learning, growing, and inspired to take on new opportunities. This week we look at two different stories of extraordinary characters taking their shot, and molding the hand they've been given into a new, fulfilling life. Join us as we talk about Captain America: The First Avenger, and The Language of Flowers. Enjoy!
April 7, 2021
Ep 28: Siblings - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & The Chicken Sisters
This episode we dive into what it's like to grow up with siblings. Whether you're a team of crimefighting ninjas, or polar opposite sisters, the place you came from will always be the same. Not every family has the luxury of staying close, but sometimes its those bonds that help get through the toughest times. Joins us as we talk about the 1990's cult classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie & The Chicken Sisters. Cowabunga!
March 31, 2021
Ep 27: Hijinks - Super Troopers & Twelfth Night
Pranks! Mischief! Shenanigans! Tomfoolery! This week we're paying homage to April Fool's Day with some good ol' fashion Hijinks. Our stories this week feature some deception, practical jokes, and boisterous fun. Join us as we talk about two extra fun stories - Super Troopers and Twelfth Night.
March 24, 2021
Ep 26: Time Travel - Back To the Future & The Time Traveler's Wife
This episode is a fun one! Who hasn't thought about traveling through time before? We've all imagined ourselves in a different life, or reconnecting with loved ones, or even getting a first row seat at historic events. In this episode, we compare two of the most beloved time traveling stories and give some thoughts on why its both a good, and bad idea, to check out another time line. This episode is a little more laid back, partially because we're both so fascinated with these thought exercise. Enjoy, and leave us a review! We will read all future reviews on the show.
March 17, 2021
Ep 25: Irish Stories - The Secret of Kells & Dubliners
Welcome to our monumental episode 25 - Irish Stories! We're trucking along past our first personal goal and headed straight to Ep 50. We have so many great shows planned ahead for you, including this one. The stories picked for this week were made by Irish artists and celebrate the joy and heartbreak of the land, lore, and tradition. Just in time for St. Patricks Day, come join us as we spend some time to appreciate these Irish Stories.
March 10, 2021
Ep 24: Luck - Logan Lucky & The Joy Luck Club
Feelin' lucky? We are, and just in time for the beginning of Spring. St. Patrick's day is just around the corner and we want to share some sunny weather positivity with a few good stories about Luck, opportunity, and making the most of a situation. This episode we talk about the heist comedy Logan Lucky and the classic novel The Joy Luck Club. Join us this week for a lively conversation and some good times!
March 3, 2021
Ep 23: True Story - I,Tonya & Room
True Story bro! This week we're doing things a little different and taking some Parallel (sort-of) Fiction stories - ie, based off real life. We'll be talking about award winning 2017 biopic I, Tonya, which chronicles the infamous rise and fall from the public eye of Tonya Harding, as well as the heartbreaking yet inspirational novel Room. Join us this week for one of our most lively discussions yet, and thank you for hanging out with us!
February 24, 2021
Ep 22: Obsessions - Ingrid Goes West & The Secret Patient
#Obsessed. At least in this episode we are! Parallel Fiction is pleased to present episode 22, which continues our streak of thought provoking topics. This time we're bringing together two stories that feature main characters that have taken their admiration to the limit. We offer a content warning with this episode as it depicts characters with mental illness, phone addiction, and self harm. Thank you for listening.
February 17, 2021
Ep 21: Pets - How To Train Your Dragon & Marley And Me
This week we're praisin' on pets! Whether you're into fluffy, scaly, or feathered friend, we have you covered. Both of us are such huge pet lovers and couldn't think of a work without having a companion waiting for us when we come home. If you're anything like that, you will definitely love this episode. Listen in and hear how Marley and Me brought Heather to real tears, followed by a lot of laughs. Thats kind of how perts are though when we think about the best friends we've taken care of along the way. Enjoy!
February 10, 2021
Ep 20: Love - 10 Things I Hate About You & The Lucky One
Welcome to the Love Show! This week is Valentine's Day themed, so we're setting the fireplace, breaking out some heart shaped candy, and getting all Barry White baritone with our voices in order to share these two stories that highlight how sweet it is to be loved (by you). Who would know better than the guy who wrote the Notebook, Nicholas Sparks? This week we'll cover another one of his novels - The Lucky One - as well as the 90's/00's romcom masterpiece 10 Things I Hate About You. Spend Valentines Day with us and enjoy!
February 3, 2021
Ep 19: Childhood Favorites - The Lion King & Final Fantasy VII
These days, a little nostalgia can go away. Admit it, at some point in the last year you've been on Google or eBay looking for some reminders of your childhood, or to check the price of something you had lying around from your youth had skyrocketed in value. These stories keep a small place in our hearts for forever, whether they have aged gracefully into adulthood with you, have been the recipient of an unnecessary reboot, or never left pop culture at all. These stories are meme-able, quotable, and create a culture within the fans that will live on forever. Join us this week as we take a trip down memory lane and tell you about two epics that have stayed with us since childhood.
January 27, 2021
Ep 18: Crime - Sharp Objects & Defending Jacob
It's time for crime! This week we're covering a couple of new age crime stories, where the killers are hidden up until the very end. Why do we as a society love crime stories? We'll also get into what real life crime stories effected us and how their entertainment value is a controversial subject.
January 20, 2021
Ep 17: Justice - The Punisher & Where The Crawdads Sing
Episode 17 is all about Justice; the cold-blooded, not following the law kind. The Punisher has seen his fair share of controversy, and has had his place in pop culture shifted in recent years. We'll dive into why that is and what the character's creator has to say about it. Our novel this week is the massive hit Where The Crawdads Sing, which is a must read for all book lovers. Enjoy!
January 13, 2021
Ep 16: Sh*t Show - Little Fires Everywhere & Tropic Thunder
Sooo, how did you week go? Lots going on in the world, and sometimes it can be a real doo-doo show. This week, we're gonna dive right in (gross) and bring you 2 stories where it seems like everything goes wrong, and our characters either have to band together or let it all burn to get through! Highlighting the 2008 comedy Tropic Thunder and the 2017 modern classic Little Fires Everywhere, we'll give you something to take your mind off of the real life show going on in the world this past year. Enjoy!
January 6, 2021
Ep 15: New Year, New Me - Seconds & The Princess and the Frog
New year, who dis? In this episode, we break down 2 stories where our characters go through a transformation, both spiritually and physically, to come out on the other end as their best selves. With the New Year underway, we decided this would be the perfect show to encapsulate what it means to go through that type of transformative process & become a better person at the end.
December 31, 2020
Ep 14: Reflection - Wonder Woman 1984 & High Fidelity
2020 is finally over! We thought the best way to celebrate is for some solid reflection. Join us this episode as we take 2 stories where the past comes back to help, if you know how to interpret your mistakes. The newly released WW84 is choc full of life lessons & High Fidelity shows us how to avoid the pitfalls of our youth. We hope everyone has a happy and healthy 2021, and that your resolutions are all fulfilled. Our resolution? We plan on a strong year for PFic and that we are able to keep entertaining you with our show!
December 23, 2020
Ep 13: Christmas - Let It Snow & Christmas In Evergreen: Tidings of Joy
Christmas tiiiiime is heeeere. Hey friends! Tis the season to let the snow fall, open some presents, and reflect on a crazy year. Join us for some last minute Christmas Spirit as we cover Netflix original movie Let It Snow and the novelization of Hallmark original movie Christmas In Evergreen: Tidings of Joy. We'll cover our favorite Christmas traditions and give you the perfect soundtrack to lit up the tree and wind down for a few before Chris Cringle squeezes down that chimney.
December 16, 2020
Ep 12: Giving - Jingle All The Way & Gift Of The Magi
'Tis the season for giving! In this episode, we break down two stories on the separate ends of the present giving spectrum - a nice intimate story of thoughtfulness with the Gift of the Magi, and the all out hysteria and panic of trying to buy a last minute hot present in Jingle All The Way! We have our hot coco brewed and some holiday tunes on the record player, come hang with us and get into the holiday spirit.