Earl H talking about the 12 steps at a Columbus Isle workshop in 2003. This was conducted over 2 sessions that have been joined into this one audio file running about an hour forty.

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Mark H and Dave F discuss how important the first step is not only to starting the program but to maintaining sobreity. There is also a discussion about working with those who relapse often.

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September 12, 2017

Workshop Topic: Clean House

Sarah L. from New York speaking on the topic of Clean House at the Westfield Big Book Workshop of the Spiritual Awakenings Group in Westfield, NJ - January 29th 2012

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Audrey & Julie conduct a workshop called - Sober For Keeps, this is 5.5 hours long and goes through the steps in detail following the big book page by page and then delves into the topic of sponsoring (2011). Heads up if you are watching bandwidth, this file is about 120 megs

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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 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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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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Katie P speaking at the London Ontario Big Book Group in 2010

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Joyce speaking at A Women's Perspective in Bernardsville, NJ 2004 on the chapter in the big book: To Wives

This ends a little abruptly.

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Jim P. presenting a step four workshop out of the big book in 2013, this is a very interesting format, it is Jim working with just four people in an informal setting where questions were asked and discussion had along the way. 2.25 hrs.

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The book Alcoholics Anonymous in audio format, this begins with the Dr.'s Opinion (no preface or forward) then to the chapters and ends after the first 3 appendix. (6 hours)

If you are watching bandwidth use wifi this file is 110 megs.

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Charlie & Katie P, going through the steps at Wilson House over a weekend (Feb. 2011).

Each tells a bit of thier story to start, then the steps one at a time in depth.

This workshop is 9.5 hours long and the file is 175 megs. if you are watching your bandwidth download on wifi.

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Mark R. taking a group of folks through the big book at Step It Up in Montgomery AL, 2014.

This workshop is 7 hours long and in a single file, you might want to download on wifi.

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Katie P, a solid message about self and the steps, she has a great sence of humor.

Plan B, the show didnt come off very well, but still... let me run that show!

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Joe McQ and Charlie P met in 1973, they instantly discovered their mutual fascinations with AA's basic textbook, Alcoholics Anonymous commonly called "The Big Book". They would frequently meet to discuss The Big Book, often driving 225 miles to meet in each other's homes.

In 1977, some AA members met in a Tulsa, Oklahoma hotel room for a discussion on The Big Book. One member asked Joe and Charlie to come to his home group to present a program on The Big Book. A taping of that presentation was made and called "The Big Book Study". Through the circulation of these audio tapes throughout the Fellowship, Joe and Charlie received invitations to present the Study at AA conventions, roundups and special events.

At the AA International Convention in New Orleans in 1980, Wesley P, organized a lunch for 1,500 AA members from all over the world and gave away 100 Joe & Charlie tape sets as door prizes. Invitations exploded, and within a couple of years Joe & Charlie were presenting about 36 seminars a year worldwide. These seminars struck a deep chord within the AA members. This is a later recording from around 1999 and the audio quality is quite good.

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