Episode 133: A Conversation with Barbara G.

Episode 133: A Conversation with Barbara G.

Barbara G. had her last drink in Munich, Germany in 1983, and the god bit gave her trouble from her first AA meeting. However, she quickly learned to interpret the Steps to comport with her agnostic worldview. Now living in Maryland, Barbara attends meetings at the We Agnostics group in…

Episode 132: International Conference of Secular AA-An Update

Episode 132: International Conference of Secular AA-An Update

In this episode, Gregg O. Chair of the Host Committee for the International Conference of Secular AA provides an update on the conference to be held from October 30 – November 1, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland.┬áRegistration is $125 and is now open at the Secular…

Episode 131: Step Five with Angela and John

Episode 131: Step Five with Angela and John

In this episode, Angela and I continue our discussion of the 12 steps. Today, focusing on step five, which involves sharing our story with another person. We cover a lot of ground here, taking a look at who we should choose to listen to our fourth step, the role should…

Episode 130: Dancing on a Piece of Wood

Episode 130: Dancing on a Piece of Wood

This episode features a conversation with Douglas S. from my home group, We Agnostics Kansas City. Douglas has been skateboarding his entire life and recommended a podcast to discuss the film “The Way Out” by professional skateboarder Jim Greco. The film is a view into Jim Greco’s 11th and…

Episode 129: Dave E.

Episode 129: Dave E.

In this episode you will meet Dave E. from Toronto, Ontario. Our conversation begins with Dave sharing his personal story of recovery, the difficulty he had with interpreting the god-speak that he heard in AA meetings, and the relief he felt from finding secular AA meetings. Later in the…

Episode 128: Twelve Secular Steps

Episode 128: Twelve Secular Steps

This episode features a talk by Bill W., author of Twelve Secular Steps: An Addiction Recovery Guide. Bill’s book is an excellent resource for anyone who is interested in a secular interpretation of the Twelve Steps, but I think it is particularly useful for someone who is just beginning…

Episode 127: Benn B. at the KC Secular AA Speaker Meeting

Episode 127: Benn B. at the KC Secular AA Speaker Meeting

This episode features a talk by Benn B. from Omaha, Nebraska who visited Kansas City last summer to speak at the KC Secular AA Speaker Meeting. Benn covers a lot of ground in this short talk. He describes his years growing up before he started drinking, how is drinking became…

Episode 126: Step Four with Angela and John

Episode 126: Step Four with Angela and John

In this episode Angela and John discuss Step Four: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. We will continue discussing this step as we go into Step Five, and we would love to hear from you. Please email your experiences, questions, or comments about this step to john…

Episode 125: The Arizona Secular AA Conference

Episode 125: The Arizona Secular AA Conference

In this episode, Gary S. from Sun City West Arizona provides information about the third biennial Arizona Secular AA Conference, which will be held on November 9th at the 24th Street Conference Center in Phoenix, Arizona…

Episode 124: Step Three

Episode 124: Step Three

Step Three, in its original form reads as “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.” The words “God” and “Him” lead many nonbelievers to disregard this stop altogether. However, is there a more practical way to view…