8 episodes

Really Good Shares is a recovery podcast – part interview show, part experimental storytelling collaboration. We talk about recovery from all kinds of things: car crashes, identity crises, drugs, alcohol, ego. Each episode features a Share from a guest about how they got by and musical accompaniment from legendary soul singer Swamp Dogg. Even if you’re not in recovery, these stories have something to teach. 
RGS is based on the recovery newsletter The Small Bow, which host A.J. Daulerio created after he got out of rehab and wanted to hear stories about sobriety, mental health, and spirituality that he couldn’t easily find on the internet. Most people equate recovery with redemption – the part where people who’ve quit drugs or alcohol then tell you how they did it and how good their lives are now – but RGS focuses less on the beginning and ending of rock bottoms, and more about the middle of the journey, making it through the woods. 
Join A.J. as he speaks with writers, entertainers, social workers, magazine editors, recovering addicts, recovering jerks – people – about how they made it through hard things and got better because of it. Maybe some of this will help you get better too.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 51 Ratings

Really Good Shares is a recovery podcast – part interview show, part experimental storytelling collaboration. We talk about recovery from all kinds of things: car crashes, identity crises, drugs, alcohol, ego. Each episode features a Share from a guest about how they got by and musical accompaniment from legendary soul singer Swamp Dogg. Even if you’re not in recovery, these stories have something to teach. 
RGS is based on the recovery newsletter The Small Bow, which host A.J. Daulerio created after he got out of rehab and wanted to hear stories about sobriety, mental health, and spirituality that he couldn’t easily find on the internet. Most people equate recovery with redemption – the part where people who’ve quit drugs or alcohol then tell you how they did it and how good their lives are now – but RGS focuses less on the beginning and ending of rock bottoms, and more about the middle of the journey, making it through the woods. 
Join A.J. as he speaks with writers, entertainers, social workers, magazine editors, recovering addicts, recovering jerks – people – about how they made it through hard things and got better because of it. Maybe some of this will help you get better too.

    You've Changed, Man

    You've Changed, Man

    Steve Wilson’s heart-tugging sobriety story begins in the bowels of Brooklyn’s bar scene and takes a sharp U-turn into the swamps of Florida. Steve transformed himself from a drunken madman who suffered one too many nervous breakdowns into a guy who runs moonlight marathons in the backwoods of Tallahassee. He’s figured it all out!
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    • 29 min
    Laugh Tracks

    Laugh Tracks

    As a sober companion, Joe Schrank has worked with countless clients – infamous and wealthy – but he became closest to comedian Greg Giraldo. For years Joe tried to help Greg with his drug and alcohol issues, but the relationship became more personal than professional over time. Then Greg died and Joe has never been the same. And he’s learned what you can’t do for someone else.
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    • 36 min
    Sorry I’m Like This

    Sorry I’m Like This

    Writer and comedian Megan Koester lowers us into her deep dark well – from being an LA lab rat to pay for booze to debilitating depression, to financial desperation, professional rejections. Honestly, outside of the lab rat thing not much has changed. But she’s happy now! Somehow she’s happy, and she loves helping people. Being an jerk doesn't get you very far.
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    • 22 min
    Big Bird Nods Out

    Big Bird Nods Out

    Dave from Dopey regales us with a twisted tale of depravity and redemption, where our hairy-legged heroin hero dresses as Big Bird for a children’s birthday party and proceeds to almost ruin it. But that's all behind him now.
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    • 29 min
    Stunting Growth

    Stunting Growth

    Writer Cord Jefferson enters therapy, looks inside, doesn’t like it, sticks with it, gets some relief, and wins an Emmy. Then he freaks out during his acceptance speech and thanks his therapist. Progress!
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    • 28 min
    A Really Bad Day

    A Really Bad Day

    Author James Frey walks us through the ashes of A Million Little Pieces, Oprah’s concerned phone call, and wisdom from the Hells Angels, in the search for the truth.
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

hugesunglasses ,

Great show, valuable to sober and non sober people alike

Much like the newsletter, the stories shared here are of value to those in and out of the recovery community. Each week and every guest continually find a new way of defining what it means to be human.

venice Joe ,

So much better than the typical recovery pod cast.

Most recovery podcasts are just AA meetings, same platitudes, same dogma. This is a really honest and interesting take on recovery. Well worth a listen.

Blair Soc ,

Great podcast

I love this podcast. It’s beautiful and has so much heart.

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