This is not an AA meeting so if you need to hear a meeting just now please choose another Sober Cast Episode. For the AA history buffs, this is a phone interview with Henrietta Seiberling the woman that arranged the first meeting between founders Bill W. and Bob S.

I was unable to find any context but it is a 1971 Interview with her son John Seiberling, she passed away in 1979. This picks up having already started and ends abruptly with the phone being hung up mid sentence (I assume accidently).

Wikipedia About Henrietta

Judy R from Norman OK speaking at the Gulf Coast Roundup in Biloxi MS in Jan of 1999.

Dick P speaking at the Erie spring conference in 1987, he was sober 32 years at the time of this speak he got sober in 1940.


Blind Dave A. speaking at the 14th Annual Mouth of the Brazos Conference in Lake Jackson TX in May of 2009.


Elaine S is the speaker and she is telling her story at 10 years sober at the time of this meeting at an unknown location in Oct of 2012.


The People of Color Workshop at the 43rd Western Living Sober LGBTQ Roundup in 2018. Norma opens this meeting, she is celebrating her 21st sobriety birthday that day. Raymond is the second speaker with 10 months sober. Erica is next she has been sober for just under a year.


Corrie L from Wetumpka Alaska is an Al-anon speaker at the 2014 Crested Butte Mountain Conference, she became a member of Al-anon in Sept 1998.


Dawn has just over 2 years as she opens this meeting as the 15 min speaker at Sunday Night Speakers AA meeting in Seattle. She is followed by Jerry as the main speaker, he became sober in 1990 and this meeting was recorded in Nov of 2014.


We have two speakers from the 2009 Melbourne AA Steps Weekend both speaking on the topic of Step 1. We start with Doreen from Australia for about 15 min followed by Frank from Germany. NSFW

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The Study Edition of The Big Book

studyeditionI have one of these and it is one of my favorite items, a really excellent and useful for book study meetings or as a gift to a newcomer who is going to be heading to one.

The First 164 pages of The Big Book with lined blank pages opposite each page of text for note taking.

  • Includes the original Foreword
  • The Doctor's Opinion
  • Dr. Bob's Story.
  • Bound in black bonded leather. 

Paragraph numbers along side the text for easy reference.  Entire Original Manuscript (about) including the stories. Easy to read retyped version. Includes paragraph numbers corresponding to the modern text for easy comparison.  

Footnotes explaining historical and obscure references in the text.  

Footnotes documenting all 79 differences between the modern text and the original 1st printing text of the 1st 164 pages (about). Yes, believe it or not, the basic text has been changed 79 times since it was first published.

Two place keeping ribbons.  Special "lay flat" binding.



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