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Welcome to the Boiled Owl Coffee Club!

The Boiled Owl is hosted by Don and Sam, both members of Alcoholics Anonymous who like listening to other alcoholics’ experience, strength, and hope.  We both do this often via podcasts and speaker tapes (well, CDs and MP3s) while working or driving.  While there are many recordings of speaker meetings, we found locating podcasts a bit more difficult.  So…… Rather than just complaining about it (you know we did!), we decided to take action.

We both attend a Saturday morning men’s AA meeting and go to coffee afterward.  Sometimes it’s just the two of us, though often it’s several more.  The conversation there is always wide-ranging and invariably full of recovery.  The Boiled Owl is our attempt to recreate the environment of the coffee shop meeting-after-the-meeting.  Since it’s not completely ad-hoc, we have to structure it a bit, but soon the flow of conversation takes hold and it then goes where it goes.

We start with a little banter, introduce our guest, and then ask them a question about why they’re in AA.  This one question kicks off the conversation and we chat for 20-30 minutes.  We close the podcast with “Ask the Old-timer,” where a question is posed to our resident oldtimer, Don, then our guest responds and Sam wraps it up.  For some of our episodes, we make up the question.  The goal is for YOU to ask a question!  Send us your question via

New episodes are posted on the 1st and 15th of the month.

“Alexa, play Boiled Owl AA Recovery Podcast.”

“OK Google, play Boiled Owl AA Recovery Podcast.”

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It's a Crossover Episode!

Our own resident, well-behaved, and even housebroken Boiled Owl, Don, was one of the guests on the latest episodes of That Sober Guy Podcast.  He was invited by Buddy C., a past guest on The Owl (Owl 038 Buddy). The topic is CORONAVIRUS GROUP DISCUSSION: Dealing with Anger, Fear, Change, and Trying to Surrender To It. We dropped it into our feed also as an extra between our regularly scheduled episodes.

You can find That Sober Guy Podcast and Buddy’s podcast, The Tao of Our Understanding, in your favorite podcatcher.

Zoom AA meetings talked about in the podcast:
9:00 PM EST Daily Zoom AA Meetings
5:30 PM EST Daily (password: fob)

Also mentioned in the podcast:

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