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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.
Frank, a 44-year member of AA, describes how the last place he wanted to look was within. Will asks the old-timer about AA and other 12-Step programs.
Jackie and Chess discuss arguments for and against changing the language in the book Alcoholics Anonymous. In a special segment Deb K., Chair of the Trustees Literature Committee, reports on the upcoming 5th Edition of the Big Book, the 4th Edition of the Spanish-language Big Book, and the development of a plain-language translation of the Big Book.
Scott R. discusses the changes he made in sobriety and how they effected his relationships. In a Blast From the Past, Bill W. discusses the origins of Rule 62.
Peter A. shares with Don and Sam about the changes in his attitudes and actions as a sober member of AA. Peter's story, "In the Right Place" appears in the March 2022 issue of Grapevine.
Susan Ida B. from Toronto shares with Don and Sam about the early days of getting sober and the rewards of sobriety. "Ask the Oldtimer" is this weeks special feature.
Becca discusses overcoming shame in AA with Don and Sam. In a special feature, #Heardinameeting, the three discuss "AA meetings filling members' tanks," "funny individual solutions," and that "everything can look like a failure in the middle."
Billy N. talks with Don and Sam about General Service, helping newcomers understand alcoholism, and the importance of a home group.
Jules V. talks to Don and Sam about his article in the February 2022 issue of Grapevine magazine.
Georgi F. talks to Don and Sam about staying sober during an extended serious illness.
Chris B. discusses his 45 years of sobriety with Don and Sam and answers an "Ask the Old-Timer" question from a listener. In a "Blast from the Past" Father Martin talks amusingly about how you might know if you're an alcoholic.
Dorothy shares with Don and Sam about coming back to AA with a new-found enthusiasm for recovery. A new feature, #heardinameeting, premiers.
Elliott B. talks to Don and Sam about wisdom, action, and the power of fellowship.
Don and Sam talk to Peggy, whose story is featured in the January 2022 issue of Grapevine.
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