AA Beyond Belief

AA Beyond Belief

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Episode 113: An AA Beyond Belief Update
July 15, 2019

In this episode, I talk about my experience at AA Beyond Belief, both the podcast and website. I discuss the challenges and rewards that come from doing this work, and what you can do to get involved to help. 

Episode 112: Staying Sober Without God
June 16, 2019

Staying Sober Without God: The Practical 12 Steps to Long-Term Recovery from Alcoholism & Addictions, by Jeffrey Munn is a welcomed addition to the growing library of secular recovery literature. Munn provides a reasoned and practical approach that whi...

Episode 111: We Agnostics North Bay
April 14, 2019

This episode features a conversation with Lena R. from the We Agnostics Group in North Bay, Ontario. Lena discusses her experience of working with her District to approve a request to add the "secular" category for her group on the Area meeting directo...

Episode 110: Safe Injection Comedy Fundraiser Toronto Edition
March 15, 2019

The opioid epidemic is a crisis, it's an emergency, and thousands of people are dying. In fact, more people have died from the opioid epidemic than the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. The Toronto Overdose Prevention Society is responding to the crisis in t...

Episode 109: Simon P.
March 13, 2019

For this episode, I spoke with my friend Simon P., who I met a few years ago at the We Agnostics group in Kansas City. Simon has recently started a secular AA speaker meeting which has been doing well. In fact,

Episode 108: Angela B. Sharing Her Recovery as an Atheist in AA
February 06, 2019

Today's episode features a recording of a talk given by Angela B. from the Atheists, Agnostics, and All Others Group in Boise, Idaho. Speaking at the Saturday Night Live Speaker Meeting in Boise on December 28, 2018,

Episode 107: Esprit Ouvert
January 30, 2019

"Esprit Ouvert" translates from French to English as "Open-mindedness", and it's the name of a new secular AA group that meets in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec every Friday night at 8:00 pm. In this episode, Ernest B. and William B.

Episode 106: John S. at the Paseo Group’s Alkathon
December 25, 2018

In this episode, I share my experience, strength, and hope at an Alkathon hosted by the Paseo AA Group in Kansas City, Missouri. I talk  about what got me into the AA, how I feel about the first three steps, my experience as an atheist,

Episode 105: An Atheist Makes Sense of the 12 Steps
December 23, 2018

This episode features a conversation with Steph R., an atheist in recovery who has found a way to make sense of the AA Big Book and to practice the 12 Steps. As Steph shares her experience, an interesting discussion unfolds about the difficulties that ...

Episode 104: Sober Speak with John M.
December 12, 2018

Today's episode features a conversation with John M. from the Sober Speak podcast. John is coming up on 30 years of sobriety this year and has posted 52 episodes of his wonderful recovery podcast. Our conversation shows how two AA's one a believer and ...