AA Beyond Belief

AA Beyond Belief


Latest Episodes

Episode 124: Step Three
October 09, 2019

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,

Episode 123: Joe C. at the KC Secular AA Anniversary Celebration
September 26, 2019

This episode features a recording Joe C. speaking in Kansas City, Missouri at the anniversary celebration for the We Agnostics and Freethinkers groups. Joe is from Toronto's Beyond Belief group. He is the host of the podcast Rebellion Dogs Radio,

Episode 122: Step Two
September 15, 2019

Angela and John respond to listener email and then have a conversation about Step Two. In its original form, Step Two reads, "came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity." In everyday language, one might say,

Episode 121: SOAAR 2019 Panel “The Practical 12 Steps”
September 08, 2019

This episode features a panel discussion about the twelve steps that was conducted by Jeffrey Munn, author of Staying Sober Without God, and myself. It was nice to meet Jeffrey and an honor to participate on this panel with him.

Episode 120: When a Man Loves a Woman
September 01, 2019

This episode features a discussion of the 1994 film, When a Man Loves a Woman. The film starring Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia does an amazing job in depicting the relationship between an alcoholic and her spouse and how the dynamics of the relationship cha...

Episode 119: The First Step
August 25, 2019

In this episode, Angela B. and John S. discuss the first step in the recovery process, which for many of us is whatever happened that helped us escape the grip of denial, admit we had a problem with alcohol and to seek help.

Episode 118: Wally K.
August 18, 2019

This episode features Wally K from the Atheists, Agnostics, and All Others group in Boise, Idaho. Wally has been sober for 47 years, and he's here today to share his story.

Bonus Episode: Secular Ontario AA Roundup
August 14, 2019

On September 7, 2019, the Secular Ontario AA Roundup will be held at the First Unitarian Church at 170 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton, Ontario. Registration and information can be found at the website soaar.ca. In this special bonus episode,

Episode 117: Taking Steps
August 11, 2019

This is the first in a series of episodes dedicated to understanding and working the Twelve Steps as an atheist, agnostic, freethinker, or anyone interested in a secular approach to the Twelve Steps. Angela B. from the Agnostics, Atheists,

Episode 116: The Sober She Devils
August 04, 2019

If you would like to attend a secular AA meeting, but don't have one in your community, there are now several online meetings listed on the Secular AA website that you might want to try. In this episode, I speak with four women from The Sober She Devil...