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Jennifer D., who got sober as a teen, talks to Don and Sam about how before recovery the pain of life was crushing her soul. When she surrendered and turned to service, she found new purpose. "Still Bill" has a question for "Ask the Old-timer." While we provide the podcast at no charge, it is not free to produce. To support the AA Grapevine Podcast, please subscribe to the magazine or purchase books or other items at store.aagrapevine.org.
Michael J., Don and Sam share laughs about handling criticism, anger, and dealing with life's hardships in sobriety. In a "Blast from the Past" Bill W. speaks about AA and criticism, from a talk from 1965. While we provide the podcast at no charge, it is not free to produce. To support the AA Grapevine Podcast, please subscribe to the magazine or purchase books or other items at store.aagrapevine.org.
Tom C., who serves as a tour guide at the home of Dr. Bob, talks with Don and Sam about getting sober in AA, and shares some of what he's learned about Bill and Bob in Akron. Spoiler alert—Tom's a ringer at Stump the Thumper. While we provide the podcast at no charge, it is not free to produce. To support the AA Grapevine Podcast, please subscribe to the magazine or purchase books or other items at store.aagrapevine.org.
Pat C. talks to Don and Sam about acceptance, and how helping others helps him stick to the program — to keep up with how they are doing. "My life is a whole galaxy better than when I first got here." #Heardinameeting is the special feature this week. While we provide the podcast at no charge, it is not free to produce. To support the AA Grapevine Podcast, please subscribe to the magazine or purchase books or other items at store.aagrapevine.org.
Amy S. discusses the cleansing power of working the steps with a sponsor. A "Stump the Thumper" quiz too. While we provide the podcast at no charge, it is not free to produce. To support the AA Grapevine Podcast, please subscribe to the magazine or purchase books or other items at store.aagrapevine.org.
Don visits with a variety of trusted servants and AA members at a recent Area 51 Assembly—all Earthlings, we think. While we provide the podcast at no charge, it is not free to produce. To support the AA Grapevine Podcast, please subscribe to the magazine or purchase books or other items at store.aagrapevine.org.
John D. shares his experience of being an old-timer who got sober very young. He discusses with Don and Sam the powerful strength he received from other AA members during a difficult time, and how his group teamed up to provide hope to an incarcerated alcoholic through correspondence. While we provide the podcast at no charge, it is not free to produce. To support the AA Grapevine Podcast, please subscribe to the magazine or purchase books or other items at store.aagrapevine.org.
Scott talks about the importance of his home group in helping him surrender to his powerlessness over alcohol. A discussion about the difference between an AA group and an AA meeting. Corin asks the old timer when new members are ready to help other alcoholics. While we provide the podcast at no charge, it is not free to produce. To support the AA Grapevine Podcast, please subscribe to the magazine or purchase books or other items at store.aagrapevine.org.
Single mother Dani talks with Don and Sam about finding help inside and outside of AA. The three then discuss #heardinameeting posts from social media. While we provide the podcast at no charge, it is not free to produce. To support the AA Grapevine Podcast, please subscribe to the magazine or purchase books or other items at store.aagrapevine.org.
Bay talks to Don and Sam about his struggle to get sober, and the miracles he found after taking on a sponsor and working the Steps. While we provide the podcast at no charge, it is not free to produce. To support the AA Grapevine Podcast, please subscribe to the magazine or purchase books or other items at store.aagrapevine.org.
50-Year member Nancy K., who is featured in the June issue of Grapevine, discusses getting sober in AA in the early 1970's, and continuing the search for balance even after many years of sobriety. While we provide the podcast at no charge, it is not free to produce. To support the AA Grapevine Podcast, please subscribe to the magazine or purchase books or other items at store.aagrapevine.org.
In an extended "Ask the Oldtimer" segment, newcomer Hayden asks long-term member Chris about what he should expect at an AA meeting, what he'll have to do, what he might get out of the meeting. While we provide the podcast at no charge, it is not free to produce. To support the AA Grapevine Podcast, please subscribe to the magazine or purchase books or other items at store.aagrapevine.org.
Lois talks to Don and Sam about the many wonderful ways technology helps connect AA members with one another. This episode contains information about the National AA Technology Workshop in Seattle coming up in September 2022. #HeardinaMeeting is our special feature this week. While we provide the podcast at no charge, it is not free to produce. To support the AA Grapevine Podcast, please subscribe to the magazine or purchase one of our books at store.aagrapevine.org
Vicki C. talks to Don and Sam about finding AA through the Courts when she lost custody of her child. Vicki discusses the importance of honest sharing and how she found others going through similar circumstances yet staying sober. While we provide the podcast at no charge, it is not free to produce. To support the AA Grapevine Podcast, please subscribe to the magazine or purchase one of our books at store.aagrapevine.org
Sammy shares about learning the hard way the value of an honest and thorough Fourth Step. Don and Sam share information about the AA Armed Services Interview Project. In a "Blast from the Past" Sister Ignatia shares fondly about working with Dr. Bob in Akron. While we provide the podcast at no charge, it is not free to produce. To support the AA Grapevine Podcast, please subscribe to the magazine or purchase one of our books at store.aagrapevine.org
Roxanne from Bismarck, ND shares about her story in the May issue of Grapevine magazine. Roxanne, Don and Sam discuss a gift from her sponsor, Russian nesting dolls, which symbolize the layers of recovery. An ensemble "Wit's End" finishes this week's episode. While we provide the podcast at no charge, it is not free to produce. To support the AA Grapevine Podcast, please subscribe to the magazine or purchase one of our books at store.aagrapevine.org
Amy B. describes finding a comfortable place in the world with help from the AA fellowship and working the Steps. Michael asks a question in "Ask the Oldtimer."
Sober married couple Kelly and Greg discuss waiting a year to date, being sober together in a marriage, and keeping boundaries around their individual recovery. Sam challenges Don's "Stump the Thumper" quiz as too difficult in a discussion with Professor Chris.
Graylin discusses with Don and Sam the advantage of total defeat leading to surrender, leading to a strong willingness to work each of the Twelve Steps, leading to a new life in AA.
Don and Sam talk about the pros and cons of tallying years, days and even minutes; and Gail V. discusses getting sober young.
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