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The Boiled Owl is hosted by Don and Sam, both members of Alcoholics Anonymous who like listening to other alcoholics’ experience, strength, and hope. We both do this often via podcasts and speaker tapes (well, CDs and MP3s) while working or driving. While there are many recordings of speaker meetings, we found locating podcasts a bit more difficult. So…… Rather than just complaining about it (you know we did!), we decided to take action.

We both attend a Saturday morning men’s AA meeting and go to coffee afterward. Sometimes it’s just the two of us, though often it’s several more. The conversation there is always wide-ranging and invariably full of recovery. The Boiled Owl is our attempt to recreate the environment of the coffee shop meeting-after-the-meeting. Since it’s not completely ad-hoc, we have to structure it a bit, but soon the flow of conversation takes hold and it then goes where it goes.

We start with a little banter, introduce our guest, and then ask them a question about why they’re in AA. This one question kicks off the conversation and we chat for 20-30 minutes. We close the podcast with “Ask the Old-timer,” where a question is posed to Don. For our initial episodes, we made up the question. The goal is for YOU to ask a question! Send us your question via giveahoot@boiledowlaa.org.

New episodes are posted on the 1st and 15th of the month.

Boiled Owl AA Recovery Podcast The Boiled Owl

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    • 4.7, 31 Ratings

The Boiled Owl is hosted by Don and Sam, both members of Alcoholics Anonymous who like listening to other alcoholics’ experience, strength, and hope. We both do this often via podcasts and speaker tapes (well, CDs and MP3s) while working or driving. While there are many recordings of speaker meetings, we found locating podcasts a bit more difficult. So…… Rather than just complaining about it (you know we did!), we decided to take action.

We both attend a Saturday morning men’s AA meeting and go to coffee afterward. Sometimes it’s just the two of us, though often it’s several more. The conversation there is always wide-ranging and invariably full of recovery. The Boiled Owl is our attempt to recreate the environment of the coffee shop meeting-after-the-meeting. Since it’s not completely ad-hoc, we have to structure it a bit, but soon the flow of conversation takes hold and it then goes where it goes.

We start with a little banter, introduce our guest, and then ask them a question about why they’re in AA. This one question kicks off the conversation and we chat for 20-30 minutes. We close the podcast with “Ask the Old-timer,” where a question is posed to Don. For our initial episodes, we made up the question. The goal is for YOU to ask a question! Send us your question via giveahoot@boiledowlaa.org.

New episodes are posted on the 1st and 15th of the month.

    Owl 078 Madeline

    Owl 078 Madeline

    Madeline grew up with both parents in recovery. Her last drunk was hilarious. She got sober at 20 and the 3rd Step is big for her right now.

    Madeline's sobriety date is 17NOV2017 and her home group is Piedmont in Greensboro, NC.

    • 56 min
    Owl 077 Good Grief

    Owl 077 Good Grief

    In this special episode on loss, we're joined again by Chris (Owl 011) and Alex (Owl 015 & OMG It's Here Again Holiday Special). Originally planned to be about losing loved ones, the COVID-19 crisis added further depth and weight to this conversation. Though a serious and even painful topic, we talk of our sobriety throughout rough times and, of course, we still find ways to laugh.

    • 51 min
    Owl Crossover - TSG Ep317 - Coronavirus Group Discussion

    Owl Crossover - TSG Ep317 - Coronavirus Group Discussion

    Our own resident, well-behaved, and even housebroken Boiled Owl, Don, was one of the guests on the latest episodes of That Sober Guy Podcast. He was invited by Buddy C., a past guest on The Owl (Owl 038 Buddy). The topic is CORONAVIRUS GROUP DISCUSSION: Dealing with Anger, Fear, Change, and Trying to Surrender To It. We dropped it into our feed also as an extra between our regularly scheduled episodes.

    You can find That Sober Guy Podcast and Buddy’s podcast, The Tao of Our Understanding, in your favorite podcatcher.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Owl 076 Jazzy

    Owl 076 Jazzy

    Josh (Jazzy) got sober 3 days before he turned 19. He now works in recovery. “Service work keeps me sober.”

    Jazzy's sobriety date is 31DEC2007 and his home group is Midday Reprieve in Greensboro, NC.

    • 57 min
    Owl 075 Andrea

    Owl 075 Andrea

    Andrea got sober Feb 12, 2016 in Greensboro, NC at a local treatment center. She discovered she wasn’t really asking for help in AA when she came back from court with a harsh sentence. The judge had decided to make an example of her. And she had told no one in AA she was even going to court. Her home group is Piedmont in Greensboro, NC.

    • 55 min
    Owl 074 Virus Special

    Owl 074 Virus Special

    In this special episode, Don is self-quarantined in his home and Sam is holed up in his home. We decided to test out our new remote recording setup while checking in on each other about our experiences in these strange days. We talk about COVID-19 precautions leading to online recovery meetings, our experiences with them and, well... we laugh. A lot. It's all about moments, folks. Hoping the best for all of us.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

hopethedog ,

Great recovery

Thank you for sharing. Excellent example of hope and recovery

Sober in P.A. ,

Boiled Owl

I soo look forward to each new show. The humor is the best! You guys make me laugh out loud!! Then there is a great level of spirituality that touches my heart.
Thanks!

Matt 6/28/10 ,

Entertaining

Nice change of pace, kind of like a speaker meeting but in a interview form, like meeting a person in the rooms. Just another tool to keep me active in recovery.

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