150 episodios

This podcast features the personal stories of agnostics, atheists, and freethinkers who have found a secular path to sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous. We discuss the 12 Steps from a secular perspective, interview authors of secular recovery books, speak with experts in the field of alcoholism and addiction, and report on events taking place within the secular AA community.

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This podcast features the personal stories of agnostics, atheists, and freethinkers who have found a secular path to sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous. We discuss the 12 Steps from a secular perspective, interview authors of secular recovery books, speak with experts in the field of alcoholism and addiction, and report on events taking place within the secular AA community.

    Episode 147: Step 11 with Angela and John

    Episode 147: Step 11 with Angela and John

    Angela and I had a nice conversation about Step 11, which in its traditional wording seems difficult for a secular person to even be interested in pursuing. However, for me and for Angela as well, this step wasn't about making a conscious contact with a god. I liked the way that Angela described this step. She sees it as "being about openness and taking the new space in our lives and putting something good there." 

    • 38 min
    Episode 146: Starting a Secular AA Meeting Live Stream

    Episode 146: Starting a Secular AA Meeting Live Stream

    John talks about starting a secular AA meeting from his own experience as well as what he has learned from others. After defining what makes an AA meeting "secular", he talks about why you might want to start a meeting, and how to go about finding a meeting place and getting the group registered with GSO. 

    • 36 min
    Episode 145: Joe K. from The Only Requirement Group

    Episode 145: Joe K. from The Only Requirement Group

    In this episode Joe K. from The Only Requirement Group in Chatham, New Jersey shares his story of recovery as an atheist in Alcoholics Anonymous, and his experience with helping start a secular AA meeting. 

    • 41 min
    Episode 144: Bill H.

    Episode 144: Bill H.

    Bill H. has been sober in Alcoholics Anonymous for 52 years and he was our featured speaker on December 1, 2018. Bill talks about his early days getting sober in AA in the late 60's and early 70's, his days on the AA speaker circuit and how he approaches recovery today.

    • 27 min
    Episode 143: Step 10 with Angela and John

    Episode 143: Step 10 with Angela and John

    Angela and John discuss Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. A step that many see as an effort to continue keeping our side of the street clean, but it can also be looked at as striving to live at our full potential. At other times this step is best expressed by the acronym H.A.L.T., take care of yourself and try not to become too hungry, angry, lonely, and tired. 

    • 56 min
    Episode 142: Emotional Sobriety, the Next Frontier

    Episode 142: Emotional Sobriety, the Next Frontier

    Archer Voxx,  author of The Five Keys: 12 Step Recovery Without A God, and Alcoholics Anonymous Universal Edition spoke on the topic of emotional sobriety at the 2018 International Conference of Secular AA in Toronto, Ontario. Archer describes emotional sobriety having an awareness of the negative impact that unhealthy dependencies on people, places, and things can have on our emotional well-being.

    • 31 min

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