AA Beyond Belief

AA Beyond Belief

Latest Episodes

Episode 135: Steps Six and Seven with Angela and John
December 15, 2019

Angela is back to discuss the steps from a more secular point of view, and in this episode, we take a look at steps six and seven, which in their original wording read as “were entirely ready to have God remove all of these defects of character”,

Episode 134: Wes B.
December 11, 2019

This episode features a talk by Wes B., who attends meetings at the Freethinkers and We Agnostics groups in Kansas City, Missouri. Addiction to drugs and alcohol brought Wes close to death several times, and as a self-described strident atheist,

Episode 133: A Conversation with Barbara G.
December 08, 2019

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,

Episode 132: International Conference of Secular AA-An Update
December 04, 2019

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.

Episode 131: Step Five with Angela and John
December 01, 2019

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...

Episode 130: Dancing on a Piece of Wood
November 24, 2019

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.

Episode 129: Dave E.
November 17, 2019

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,

Episode 128: Twelve Secular Steps
November 10, 2019

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,

Episode 127: Benn B. at the KC Secular AA Speaker Meeting
November 03, 2019

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...

Episode 126: Step Four with Angela and John
October 27, 2019

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,