Multiple speakers about Long Term Sobriety - Longtimers 51st. Florida State Conv. Orlando 2007. This ends a bit abruptly.

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October 16, 2017

AA History: Sister Ignatia

This one is not an AA meeting but instead a speak by, Sister Ignatia the nun that worked with alcoholics in the early days of AA.

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Clarence S sober since 1938 speaking about the steps at an unknown event. This runs just under 2.5 hours and there are questions and answers toward the end.

The recording was in two pieces that I joined into one file, there is a bit of time missing between the two files. I put a bit of clicking in the spot where they were joined to identify the missing audio.

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Sybil C from Los Angeles sober in 1941 speaking approx 2001. She is a very funny lady, this is a really great speak.

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12 Traditions workshop held at Central Orlando in the summer of 2012. This is a bit under 3 hours long and the last 20 min or so is a recording of Bill W talking about the traditions. I cleaned the audio as much as possible.

It features multiple people making presentations and some Q and A as well, a fairly informal format.

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October 7, 2017

Workshop: 12 Concepts

Alexis K. conducting a 12 Concepts Workshop in Plymouth UK (4/2006). He does a great job of presenting an overview of how they came about and what they are intended to do.

The Q/A portion of this audio was removed before I got it, so it is only the presentation portion of the workshop.

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This is not a speaker meeting, it is a speak by Nell Wing who was Bill Ws second secretary and AAs first archivist.

At the time of this speak AA was almost 60 and Nell began working for AA when it was almost 12. This was recorded in Phoenix AZ in 1994.

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Marty M author of the chapter - Women Suffer Too, sober in 1940, she is one of the first female members of AA and was the first lesbian member of AA. This is her last talk given in 1960, she passed away in 1980.

I had to do much processing to this audio file to remove heavy background noise, as a result the voice is much cleaner, however that type of processing makes the applause sound like a jet flying overhead, there were a couple of places the applause was sustained, I shortened those applause sections.

Wikipedia page about Marty M: https://goo.gl/6j6NX4

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Barry L sober in 1952 (author of the book Living Sober) speaking in 1968 on the topic of the 12 traditions.

At about the 45 min mark the quality of the recording changes a, it is still very listenable but it almost sounds like the second half is a different recording there is a moment of repetition like it was a bad splice from tape... fyi

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This one is not really a speaker meeting, this is a recording from 1978 of Ruth Hock, AAs 1st secretary talking about Bill W and the early history of AA and the creation of the Big Book.

I highly recommend if you are a bit of an AA history geek, and even if you are not.

There is a Q and A at the end, you cant hear the questions but most are repeated back,fyi... this ends a little abruptly when the meeting leader is calling on her sponsor Cliff. Recorded in Glendale AZ 3-12-78.

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Bill W speaking in Atlanta July 1951, this is an hour and 20 min long and covers many topics, a great bit of AA history.

This is very listenable for a 1951 recording, I managed to get most of the hum out, youll notice a few artifacts and there are a couple of sections with a wierd buzz, but those only last a few seconds.

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Bill W speaking on the history of the Big Book in 1953. This was a very poor recording to start with, it had a really nasty hum & I was able to get out most of the background noise. Bill's voice is much clearer (a bit sharp) however the filtering I had to do makes the laughter from the audience sound a bit strange but listenable.

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A very good workshop conducted by Norma A on the 12 Traditions. The history of, and a detailed explanation of each tradition. This workshop was given in 2014 so it also has mention of social media.

I am trying to find more workshops conducted by women in the program (I have many by men), if you happen to have any you can share please upload them at sobercast.com and please tell your friends about Sober Cast. This workshop is just over 4 hours and the file is 125 megs.

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AA Beginners Class: Mike takes a group all the way through the steps over a period of four weeks.

Based on AA beginners classes popular in the 1940s that were conducted by different groups of AA. I was a little fascinated by this bit of AA history I knew nothing about. I did a little research and have reprinted a lengthy article about the beginner classes on the SoberCast.com website.

There are a number of questions asked during the workshop that are impossible to hear, but the answers make most of the questions fairly clear. Recorded in 2009, this workshop is 4 hrs long and the audio file is 110 megs.

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Sandy B of Tampa and Bob B of St. Paul doing a workshop (3 hours)

Part 1: Lessons from AA History

Part 2: Q&A - On-going Surrender - How to Create a Problem

Part 3: Humility / Q&A (the Q parts of the Q&A are a bit hard to hear & I have pulled down the volume on some of the answer parts of this, I have balanced it as best I can but, be ready on the volume button, this part is all over the volume map!)

Capital City Conference - Des Moines Iowa May 2010

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