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Winner - 'Best Well-Being' podcast at The Australian Podcast Awards 2023!Have you ever woken up from a big night out and said ‘I’m never drinking again!’ Then found yourself waving $50 at a barman by Happy Hour. Well, so have Vic and Hamish. Join them on this hilarious and relatable podcast about being sober in a world soaked in alcohol. Each week they discuss different boozy topics and open up a shame shed of humiliating stories. Vic and Hamish bring humour and honesty to sobriety. These two ex-binge drinking, party animals tell it like it is. Vomit, one-night stands and life on the other side of their own destructive drunken behaviour.So, if you’ve hit a wall, you're fed up with anxiety, headaches and blackouts or you just need some sober inspiration... then go put the kettle on and learn how to feel the awkward and do it anyway!
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    • 4.9 • 293 Ratings

Winner - 'Best Well-Being' podcast at The Australian Podcast Awards 2023!Have you ever woken up from a big night out and said ‘I’m never drinking again!’ Then found yourself waving $50 at a barman by Happy Hour. Well, so have Vic and Hamish. Join them on this hilarious and relatable podcast about being sober in a world soaked in alcohol. Each week they discuss different boozy topics and open up a shame shed of humiliating stories. Vic and Hamish bring humour and honesty to sobriety. These two ex-binge drinking, party animals tell it like it is. Vomit, one-night stands and life on the other side of their own destructive drunken behaviour.So, if you’ve hit a wall, you're fed up with anxiety, headaches and blackouts or you just need some sober inspiration... then go put the kettle on and learn how to feel the awkward and do it anyway!
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    How to Still be Confident After Going Sober

    How to Still be Confident After Going Sober

    We are all too familiar with the scenario...you are feeling a little nervous going into a social event so you pre-drink or get so drunk at the party that you end up topless dancing on one of the tables with your mate's auntie.
    Alcohol it appears gave us confidence. It turned introverts into extroverts, and extroverts into the life and soul of the party.
    Is this actually true though?!
    Too many of us struggle to find our confidence in our sobriety. As a result, we go out and less and less, become hermits and eventually relapse.
    The trick to a long lasting sobriety is rediscovering your confidence. Understanding that it can be rebuilt and making peace with the fact that there are some days that you might just not feel as good as others.
    Here's how we approach this tricky subject in our sobrieties...
    Enjoy the episode!
    Today was also the first episode that we have ever filmed. If you would prefer to watch rather than listen to today's episode then just head to our YouTube page!

    Show Notes
    www.soberawkward.com
    JOIN PATREON! and buy us a Cuppa so we can keep being awkward!
    https://www.patreon.com/user?u=81897291
    www.cuppa.community – The Free Social Network for the Sober and Sober Curious - Sober Events – Therapy – Sobriety Courses – Sober Groups, Tea and loads more.
    @soberawkward @drunkmummysobermummy
    @cuppa.community @hamishadamscairns @patreon @spotify
    If you are struggling with your relationship with alcohol please reach out to your local doctor, a therapist, AA Group or just chat to a close friend. Don’t feel shame, just get the help you deserve. Contact us! If you have a topic you’d like us to cover then please email us -
    vicandhamish@soberawkward.com
    Check out our website at: https://www.soberawkward.com
    #soberawkward #soberawkwardpodcast #drunkmummysobermummy #cuppa.community #sober #sobermom #sobermummy #sobriety #soberaf #sobermovement #sobercurious #alcoholfree #mummybloggers #writersofinsta #soberfamily #greyareadrinking #addiction #soberissexy #soberwomen #sobermomtribe #sobrietyrocks #soberlifestyle #alcoholfreelife #wedorecover #sobernation #mumblog #mentalhealth #motherhood #wineoclock #sobermums #selfcare #womeninrecovery #sobercommunity #soberdads #1000sundays

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    • 55 min
    Can looking back help you move on from booze?

    Can looking back help you move on from booze?

    In this weeks retrospective episode Vic and Lucy share the visualisations they used which helped them get and stay sober.
     
    You can listen to the full episode here:
    https://open.spotify.com/episode/55USJMcQTq9UNaLxg76qBI?si=dddab30c71a340b4

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    • 4 min
    Live interview with Jean McCarthy

    Live interview with Jean McCarthy

    What an honour to have the legendary and wonderful Jean McCarthy for our first ever interview episode recorded in front of a live audience.
    Jean is a writer and recovery advocate from Alberta in Canada. 
    She has covered all of the bases of in the sober world.
    Sober since 2011, Jean shared her story in her blog Unpickled, she has listened to the sobriety stories of hundreds of others in her Bubble Hour podcast which stretched over a fantastic 10 series and has over 5 million global downloads. She has even written 5 books on the subject!
    Bubble Hour was the first sobriety podcast Vic ever listened to - and she would go onto be one of the final guests the podcast ever had!!
    Hame learnt more in one hour of speaking to Jean than he has in over 70 hours of speaking to Vic. Mind you...there were a few less sexual innuendos or references to root vegetables!
    Enjoy!
     
    Show Notes
    https://jeanmccarthy.ca
    https://unpickledblog.com
    https://www.instagram.com/jeanmccarthy_writes/
    https://www.amazon.com/stores/Jean-McCarthy/author/B0813VD6TV?ref=ap_rdr&store_ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true
     
     
    www.soberawkward.com
    JOIN PATREON! and buy us a Cuppa so we can keep being awkward!
    https://www.patreon.com/user?u=81897291
    www.cuppa.community – The Free Social Network for the Sober and Sober Curious - Sober Events – Therapy – Sobriety Courses – Sober Groups, Tea and loads more.
    @soberawkward @drunkmummysobermummy
    @cuppa.community @hamishadamscairns @patreon @spotify
    If you are struggling with your relationship with alcohol please reach out to your local doctor, a therapist, AA Group or just chat to a close friend. Don’t feel shame, just get the help you deserve. Contact us! If you have a topic you’d like us to cover then please email us -
    vicandhamish@soberawkward.com
    Check out our website at: https://www.soberawkward.com
    #soberawkward #soberawkwardpodcast #drunkmummysobermummy #cuppa.community #sober #sobermom #sobermummy #sobriety #soberaf #sobermovement #sobercurious #alcoholfree #mummybloggers #writersofinsta #soberfamily #greyareadrinking #addiction #soberissexy #soberwomen #sobermomtribe #sobrietyrocks #soberlifestyle #alcoholfreelife #wedorecover #sobernation #mumblog #mentalhealth #motherhood #wineoclock #sobermums #selfcare #womeninrecovery #sobercommunity #soberdads #1000sundays

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    • 52 min
    How Lucy met Vic and gave up booze.

    How Lucy met Vic and gave up booze.

    In this weeks retrospective episode Vic and Lucy recount the story of what brought them together and the intrinsic role it played in Lucy's sobriety.
     
    You can listen to the full episode here:
    https://open.spotify.com/episode/55USJMcQTq9UNaLxg76qBI?si=dddab30c71a340b4

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    • 8 min
    The Alarming Link Between Alcohol and Cancer

    The Alarming Link Between Alcohol and Cancer

    It's not something that people want to talk about. We choose to ignore the science and stats as we top up our glasses with Prosecco or head to the bar for another round. We never stop to take in the truth. The actual facts about Alcohol and Cancer.
    Today, Vic and Hamish find out how alcohol causes cancer, whether or not it's just extreme drinkers that get it (spoiler alert - light and moderate drinkers can too!) their own experiences of family and friends diagnosis and how, as a society, we choose to ignore the scary fact that alcohol is a class A carcinogen, Thats right people! sorry to be the bearers of bad news! It sits right next to its good old mates, Cigarettes, Asbestos and ...... wait for it.....Radiation.
    As you may know, these two are no Huberman's so today they have invited an expert on that has had first hand, lived experience of cancer, Kathryn Elliott. Kathryn was a binge drinker that believes her type of breast cancer was directly linked to her alcohol consumption.
    It's a not so witty but very necessary episode of Sober Awkward. Trigger warning for those that have experienced cancer.

    Show Notes
    Info on our guest Kathryn Elliott
    Kath is a certified Senior This Naked Mind alcohol coach, a founding member of Alcohol Coaches Australia and a member of the consumer advisory committee for Hello Sunday Morning. She also appeared in the Voices For Change campaign for the Foundation For Alcohol Research & Education in 2023.
    Kath is based in Melbourne where she lives with her husband of 21 years, Paul and their three sons (Oscar 18, Tom 17 and Hugo 14) and much-loved golden English cocker spaniel, Ralph.
    For further information please contact:        
    Kathryn Elliott, 0418 577 583
    Email: kathryn@thealcoholmindsetcoach.com.au
    www.thealcoholmindsetcoach.com   
    IG @thealcoholmindsetcoach
    JOIN PATREON! and buy us a Cuppa so we can keep being awkward!
    https://www.patreon.com/user?u=81897291
    www.cuppa.community – The Free Social Network for the Sober and Sober Curious - Sober Events – Therapy – Sobriety Courses – Sober Groups and loads more.
    @soberawkward @drunkmummysobermummy
    @cuppa.community @hamishadamscairns @patreon @spotify
    If you are struggling with your relationship with alcohol please reach out to your local doctor, a therapist, AA Group or just chat to a close friend. Don’t feel shame, just get the help you deserve. Contact us! If you have a topic you’d like us to cover then please email us -
    vicandhamish@soberawkward.com
    Check out our website at: https://www.soberawkward.com
    #soberawkward #soberawkwardpodcast #drunkmummysobermummy #cuppa.community #sober #sobermom #sobermummy #sobriety #soberaf #sobermovement #sobercurious #alcoholfree #mummybloggers #writersofinsta #soberfamily #greyareadrinking #addiction #soberissexy #soberwomen #sobermomtribe #sobrietyrocks #soberlifestyle #alcoholfreelife #wedorecover #sobernation #mumblog #mentalhealth #motherhood #wineoclock #sobermums #selfcare #womeninrecovery #sobercommunity #soberdads #1000sundays
     

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    • 45 min
    Grog Bog

    Grog Bog

    In this weeks retrospective episode Vic and Lucy lower the tone once again by researching some of the lesser known (and totally unimportant) topics in sobriety. Allow us to introduce you to 'Grog Bog'.
    You can listen to the full episode here:
    https://open.spotify.com/episode/5ncmv6t4l5oVnZof3vdzik?si=bb8cd6868fb84980

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    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
293 Ratings

293 Ratings

GailinOlympia ,

Truth through humor!

OMG! These two are

nerdtak ,

Hilarious and honest

Vic and Haimish are so funny, unpretentious, and informative! A sobriety podcast that leads with humor is such a welcome change.

Eilah Wood ,

Finally some humor

So glad this exists, as an American this a refreshing break from a lot of the heavy, humorless discourse around sobriety we have here. Thank you!!!!

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