Episode 25: Changes to the Big Book an Interview with Jerry F.

Episode 25: Changes to the Big Book an Interview with Jerry F.

This November at WAAFT IAAC, Jerry F. from Gilbert, Arizona will give a presentation about ongoing changes that have been made to the Big Book, and how he was able to get the General Service Conference to take up the issue with AA World Services, ultimately resulting in a revision…

Episode 24: Not Alone Anymore

Episode 24: Not Alone Anymore

June of 1989 was my original sobriety date. I was what is described in our literature as a classic “two-stepper.” You could have never convinced me I would ever forget that horrible bottom . . . but I did…

Episode 23: Step Five and Sponsorship

Episode 23: Step Five and Sponsorship

I was transformed by the Twelve Steps, but there wasn’t anything supernatural or magical about it. The change I experienced was the result of what I learned from the process. I simply adopted new behaviors that made it easier for me to live a sober life…

Episode 22: Pam W. and the Story of WAAFT IAAC

Episode 22: Pam W. and the Story of WAAFT IAAC

In November of 2014, we agnostics, atheists and freethinkers followed AA’s broad highway to Santa Monica, California, and Alcoholics Anonymous has not been the same since. It was there where our imaginations were stirred, and an energy and passion was created that ultimately resulted in the formation of some…

Episode 21: Roger C. and AA Agnostica

Episode 21: Roger C. and AA Agnostica

After Roger’s first year in AA, he learned that his home group “Beyond Belief”, had been disenfranchised by the Greater Toronto Area Intergroup. Without warning, their group’s web page was removed from the Intergroup’s website and their meeting was removed from the local meeting a directory. A…

Episode 20: Vic L. and Secular AA

Episode 20: Vic L. and Secular AA

My name is Vic L. and I am definitely an alcoholic. I first went to AA on February 11, 1979 when I was 35 years old. I do not distinguish between alcohol or any other drugs (i.e. pot, cocaine, opiates) or any other “dry goods.” I speak only for…

Episode 19: Step Four: A Searching and Fearless Moral Inventory

Episode 19: Step Four: A Searching and Fearless Moral Inventory

Over the years, I’ve frequently heard in meetings that there’s a reason the steps were written in order. The implication being, that to do them correctly, one must work them sequentially, from one through twelve. I think to a certain extent this is true because the steps are…

Episode 18: Mike M Sobriety and Serenity without God

Episode 18: Mike M Sobriety and Serenity without God

Mike started drinking early in life, and by the age of 18 he had already been to jail and treatment. He loved alcohol and he drank for the effect, but quickly lost all control of his drinking and his life. Married with children, Mike was motivated to stop drinking, but…

Episode 17: We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers International AA Convention

Episode 17: We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers International AA Convention

It was very nice to sit down and visit Dianne P., who is the Chair of the We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers International AA Convention that will be taking place in Austin, Texas from November 11 through November 13 of this year. This is an AA convention that you don…

Episode 16: Spiritual John

Episode 16: Spiritual John

When John H. attended his first A.A. meeting in 1957, he was the youngest person in the room, and the speaker that night was a man in a suit, talking about the business he lost. John’s drinking got bad fast and he was never able to put much…