January 25, 2020

Workshop: The 12 Concepts

Debbie D from Downey CA was sober for 31 years at the time she led this workshop on the topic of the 12 Concepts in Oct of 2007. This runs just about 90 min, and I do not know what group hosted this workshop.

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Bill C Jay S and Matthew M all from southern California conduct this workshop called - History of Sponsorship from 2009 at an unknown event.

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December 26, 2019

Topic: Gratitude (Bill W)

I was thinking the topic of gratitude might be a good one for the day after a holiday, searching my archives for a recording with that as the main topic I ran across this one from AA founder Bill W. Bill starts with the topic of gratitude and moves on to his story and how that led to the creation of AA at an unknown event.

This is from June of 1954 and I was able to remove the nasty hum it had, the result is a pretty good recording for 1954. This runs just a little over an hour and the first 40 min the sound quality is pretty good all things considered, the last 20 min the sound isnt as clear, it gets a bit more muddy and I couldnt fix that but it is listenable and if it annoys, turn it off.

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December 25, 2019

How it works: Read by Bill W

How it works read by Bill W. I have wanted to put this up for a while and had not really found a place for it, xmas seems like a good day and time to let it stand on its own, I hope you have a very nice holiday. (I posted this last year on xmas and I think that's going to happen every year)

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Since we had Bill W speaking yesterday it seems appropriate to have Dr Bob the other founder of AA speak today. He is telling his story about his first 14 years in AA, this was recorded in 1949. The end if this speak (about 6 min) is a bit of Dr Bobs last talk in 1950. (Repost)

There are no where near as many recordings of Dr Bob as there are of Bill W and the ones that are around are generally fairly bad, this one had a nasty hum, but it cleaned up really well and is one of the best I have heard of Dr Bob.

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Bill W one of the co-founders of AA speaks about the Big Book. This consists of two seperate speaks, the first is at the 30th anniversary founders day in Akron. The second speak may be from the same event but there is no way to know, the introduction of Bill the 2nd time does mention the 30th anniversary. (Repost)

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Jim B from San Diego CA got to AA in Jan of 1938 and he is speaking at an unknown event in June of 1957, this is a great talk with a lot of AA history and a bit of his story. This recording had a really nasty hum I was able to remove, but as you might guess its not the best quality being from 1957 that being said its listenable and I think worth the slightly harsh sound.

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Icky S giving his last speak in Houston TX in December of 1962 he became sober in Nov of 1946, he was the first AA member voted onto the Board of Trustees. He tells some of his story and gives us a bit of AA history as well.

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This is a workshop led by Jim K (he got sober in 1980 at 17 years old) he leads a workshop from WACYPAA15 held in Las Vegas from 2012 on the topic of The Sermon On The Mount, a book written by Emmet Fox and first published in 1935. It is one of the books used by folks in the earliest days of AA before the Big Book was written. Repost

There is some Q & A at the back end of this workshop, some of the comments are difficult to hear...fyi

If you are interested in reading Sermon On The Mount, you can pick up a copy here ( https://amzn.to/2SB5cLT )

As the saying goes, "take what you need, and leave the rest". 

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This is a pretty good quality recording of AA founder Bill W, he tells his story at an unknown event held in Toronto in 1965. This had a pretty bad hum, I was able to remove but it does have a very slight echo, he was speaking in a pretty big space.

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I thought this was an interesting idea for meeting at an AA convention, it is a timeline history of AA presented by AA historian Arthur S at the 2011 Texas State AA Convention.

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AA founder Bill W speaking on the topic of the 12 traditions, this audio is from a film that was intended to be shown in AA meetings, the audio quality is some of the best I have found of Bill W. (Repost from 12/18)

Support AA: make a direct donation to AA World Services contributions can only be made by members of AA and can be done as an individual or as a group.

Learn more about the 12 traditions from the AA pamphlet: A.A. Tradition How It Developed by Bill W.

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This episode of Sober Cast is a bit of AA history, if you need to hear a meeting please pick a different episode, this is more accurately described as a bit of AA spoken history, a 1962 recording of Gene C who was 40 years sober at the time. He is speaking about the topic I dont hear much about anymore, the “Four Absolutes” of Alcoholics Anonymous.

The four absolutes were considered yardsticks in earliest days of the recovery program and come from the Oxford Group. If you would like to learn a bit more about them this is a good starting point (http://silkworth.net/pages/aahistory/fourabsolutes1.php)

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This is a group of old timers speaking at the Ohio AA Pioneers gathering in 1969, we begin with Warren C he got sober in 1939 he is followed by, Polly L sober in 1943, Henry R sober in 1949, Marge K sober in 1944, Harold W sober in 1948, Tom C sober in 1941, and John S 1-1940

If you happen to be in the PNW. Sept 20-22, please check out the Mt Baker Roundup in Bellingham WA  If you are thinking of going pull the trigger on the tickets, it usually sells out fast!

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This episode of Sober Cast is not an AA speaker, if you need to hear a meeting please pick a different episode, this is a bit of AA history. 

The June 24th episode of Sober Cast was Bill B telling his story, he was the author of the screenplay for the 1989 movie My Name is Bill W., as the author of the screenplay he spent considerable time interviewing Lois W. the wife of Bill W.

This Sober Cast consists of the three hours of interviews that he did with Lois regarding her life with Bill and the formation AA . It is a really excellent quality recording of Lois speaking in great detail about her life before and after Bill got sober and became the co-founder of AA.  

My thanks to all of you that emailed and requested we add this to the podcast. wifi.png

If you happen to be in the PNW. Sept 20-22, please check out the Mt Baker Roundup in Bellingham WA  If you are thinking of going pull the trigger on the tickets, it usually sells out fast!

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