GREAT SHARES

Definition of Share: to talk about one’s thoughts, feelings, or experiences with others
Synonyms of Share: participate or use in common with another or others.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click the external links for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful
Love in fellowship

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Bill Cleveland – Redemption, Recovery, & Real-Life – Listen here 

Mathew M – Peace & Happiness in Recovery – Listen here 

Doug R
– Hope and Laughter – Listen here

Katie P – Extreme example of Self-Will Run Riot – Listen

Scott R
– We are not a glum lot! (Very funny!) – Listen here 

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Mark L – Funny Alcoholics Anonymous – Listen here

Father Tom
– We can BE the CHANGE –  Listen here

Adam T
– Funny Recovery Share – Listen here

Ken D
– Hope, Hilarity, and Recovery – Listen here

John L
– I’m Not an Actor, I’m a Star! – Listen here

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Earl H – Hilarious Sobriety, Stop Drinking – Listen here

Eddie Cochrane
– Funny Speaker Share – Listen here

Father Martin
– the importance of “Prayer.” – Listen here

Father Martin
– Step One – Listen here

Father Martin
– Guidelines for helping alcoholics – Part One | Part Two  | Part Three

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Matthew M. – Peace & Happiness in Recovery – Listen here

Matthew M. – Power & Grace to Handle Anything – listen here

Jack G. – I’m not so good, I listen with too much intensity – Listen here

Johnnie H. – Funny; Privilege not a Right – Listen here

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Scotty A – Funny; Oldtimer = Dont Drink & Dont Die  – Listen here

Clara S – Dependence on God in alcoholism – Listen here

WACYPAA 2015
– A Worthwhile case of the Jitters – Listen here

Stevie B
– Funny; Single and Sober – Part 1 | Part 2

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Carla R – Steps 10 & 11 @ Girlstcock – listen here

 
Bill D. – author of “AA Number Three” in the Big Book. | Listen here…

Bill W. – Co-founder of AA. meets Dr. Bob Smith and AA is born. Narrated by Bill Wilson | Listen here…

Anthony De Mello – Wake Up! (How to be real) | Listen here…

Archie T. – London Speaker Meeting  | Listen here…

 Artis G. Tulsa OK @ Houston Roundup 1996 | Listen here…

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Charley Brockwell – AA #6, Charley helped write Big Book | Listen here…

Charlie P. & Katie P. – Listening like drinking out of a firehouse, | Listen here…

Chuck C. – “A New Pair of Glasses” 1 of 6  A terminal illness. | Listen here…

Chuck C. – “New Way of Seeing The World” Love Chuck C… | Listen here…

Chuck R. – Rally in Comox, BC 1994. Your Higher Power is not God | Listen here…

Clancy I. and Nicholas @ Winchester UK 2007 | Listen here…

Clancy I. – Humour in illness, or as some say ‘sick humour’  Listen here…

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Paul O. – There is More to Quitting Drinking Than Quitting Drinking. Listen here…

Part I Listen here…
Part II Listen here…
Part III Listen here…
Part IV Listen here…

Father Martin – The importance of “Prayer.” | Listen here…

Frank Keane: St. Patrick’s Day Silver Nugget Sports Pavilion | Listen here…

Franklin Williams  – The “Pope of AA” shares on sponsorship. | Listen here…

Gene Duffy – Young Peoples’ Conference, Seaside , Oregon (funny) | Listen here…

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James Houck – Back to Basics. 66 years sober, “life-changers”  | Listen here…

Ken Devaney,- Humour in Recovery, Phoenix, AZ. | Listen here…

Maurice Zolotov – @ 31st Annual AA Convention, | Listen here…

Mike D. – Costa Brava Convention, Tossa de Mar, Spain 2004 | Listen here…

Recovery Audio,  a voluminous & historic collection of recordings | Listen here…

Sandy B. – “Everything is Perception” 12-Step Alcoholism Recovery | Listen here…

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Sandy B. – “Spirituality: The Key Component of Alcoholism Recovery” | Listen here…

Sandy B. – “AA is extremely Spiritual!” There is no speaker better to cover this topic | Listen here…

Sandy B. – “Letting Go, Letting God” Sandy B. shares on the topic of “Letting Go.” A great help to “turning it over” | Listen here… 

Sandy B. – “Forgiveness and Healing”. An inspiration for us all. | Listen here…

Sandy B. – “Practicing the Presence of Now”. Living on a daily basis. | Listen here…

Sandy B. – “The Spiritual Life is Not a Theory” | Listen here… 

Sandy B. – The Proven Principles of Recovery from Alcoholism. | Listen here…

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Sandy B. – “Problems Of Our Own Making” Highlights freedom and power | Listen here…

Sister Bea – “Gratitude and Grace One Day at a Time”  Hilarious | Listen here…

Ted Bishop, Spring Fling, Sacramento, CA 1986 | Listen here…

Tom F. – Heads in the Clouds, Burlington VT, Acts of recovery, 09.10.2010 | Listen here…

Watt Lindsay –  @ Georgia Convention 1967. You can get well – You don’t have to drink anymore | Listen here…

The 5th Tradition Group: The 5th Tradition Group present a vast selection of speaker recordings. | select any speaker

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Chuck Chamberlin Memorial – The Terrace Long Beach Ca. – Listen to the speakers here
This recording is a memorial service for the much-loved, early Alcoholics Anonymous member, Chuck Chamberlain. Chuck died on December 14th, 1984 in Laguna Beach, California at the age of 82. This recording was made within the two weeks after his death. The chairman of this meeting is well-known AA speaker, Johnny Harris. Johnny introduces about seven or eight different speakers who take their turns at the podium eulogizing Chuck. The speakers include Chuck’s wife , Elsa, his son Bill Chamberlain, Sybil Corwin, Cecil Corrigal, and Clancy Imislund. There are a lot of heart-felt memories of Chuck C shared by these speakers on this recording. Several times, various speakers hint at the fact that the final speaker is definitely the best. The final speaker ends up being Chuck C himself; a short recording of a Chuck AA talk is played and provides a very emotional ending to this memorial.

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Gene G. – Gee it’s hot in here – listen to Gene here

Clancy I. – Where do we go from here  – Listen to Clancy here

Beverly D. –  Moral and Spiritual – Listen here

Longtimers share. – Hundreds of years of sobriety, incl. a retired Master of The Universe. – Listen to Part I here  | Part 11 here

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William G Borchert – When Love Is not Enough – Listen here

Bo T. – Recovery from Alocholism for families. – Listen here

Bob Francis – a call from the Chaser – Listen here

Howard P. – Thursday Night Speaker, Las Vegas, NV – Listen here

Matthew M. – at Ice Cream Social in Loomis CA – Listen here 

Larry S. – Pathways to Power – Listen here

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Dick T – Experience Strength and Hope – Listen here

Danny B
– Thursdya night in Las Vegas – Listen here

Angie M. – Serenity W/end, Experience Strength & Hope – Listen here  

Clancy I. – First Recorded talk ever! 1958 Classic – Listen here

Carla M. – Experience Strength and Hope – Listen here

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Ken D. – Everything you can be you are now – Listen here

Georgia B
. – Experience Strength and Hope – Listen here

Bill C.
– Experience Strength and Hope – Listen here

Debbie D.
– The recovery Program – Listen here

Don L. – What’s wrong with me, my eyes look outward instead of inward – Listen here

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Larry O. – Experience Strength and Hope – Listen here 

Rick J. – Experience Strength and Hope – Listen here 

Bill W. – A Gift Of Hope – watch the movie here

Chuck C. Spiritual Way of Life. Listen here

Patti O. – Experience Strength and Hope – Listen here

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Mike M. – Experience Strength and Hope – Listen here

Jane C. – Experience Strength and Hope – Listen here

Scott L. – (Funny) – Listen to Scott here

Franklin W. – Amusing, powerful, pertinent share. – Listen to Part I | Part II:

Tom B. – A Powerful Change of Heart – Listen here

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Katie P. – An Extreme Example of Self-Will Run Riot – Listen here 

Sister Bea – Gratitude and Grace One Day at a Time – Listen here 

Billy N – AA Myths & Misconceptions – Listen here

Traci M. – Experience Strength and Hope – Listen here

Anthony H. – what was it like, what happened, what it’s like now – listen here 

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Betty F. – Denial and the “Hidden Alcoholic” – Listen here

Anthony H. – His message at 22 years sober – Listen here

Carrie B. – The Home Group – Listen here

Kent C. – Lets Pray first – Listen here 

Eddie C. – (funny) Al-Anons are alcoholics without the allergy – Listen here

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Bill Cleveland – Redemption, Recovery, and Real-Life – Listen here

Mathew M – Peace and Happiness in Recovery, no matter what – Listen here

Doug R – Hope and Laughter – Listen here

Katie P – Step 3; An Extreme Example of Self-Will Run Riot – Listen here

Scott R – We are not a glum lot! (Very funny!) – Listen here

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Mark L – Funny Alcoholics Anonymous – Listen here

Father Tom – We can BE the CHANGE – Listen here

Adam T – Funny Recovery Share – Listen here

Ken D – Hope, Hilarity, and Recovery – Listen here

John L – I’m Not an Actor, I’m a Star! – Listen here

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Earl H – Hilarious Sobriety, Stop Drinking – Listen here

Eddie Cochrane – Funny Speaker Share – Listen here

Father Martin – the importance of “Prayer.” – Listen here

Father Martin – Step One – Listen here

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Father Martin – Guidelines for helping alcoholics – Listen here
Part One
| Part Two | Part Three

Matthew M. – Peace and Happiness in Recovery – Listen here

Matthew M. – The Power and Grace to Handle Anything – listen here

Jack G. – I’m not good in crowds, I listen with too much intensity – Listen here

Johnnie H. – It’s a privilage not a Right to be in a meeting – Listen here

Scotty A – A funny Oldtimer, Dont Drink & Dont Die – Listen here

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Peter M – Step 1 – listen here

Peter M – Step 2 – Listen here

Peter M – Step 3 – Listen here

Peter M – Step 4 – Listen here

Peter M – Step 5 Part 1 – Listen here

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Peter M – Step 5 Part 2 – Listen here

Peter M – Steps 6, 7, 8, and 9, – Listen Here 

Peter M – Steps 10, and 11 – Listen Here

Peter M – Step 12, Part 1 – Listen here

Peter M – Step 12, Part 2 – Listen here

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Jennifer H. – sober and single – Listen here

Kevin P – You’d be surprised how many ask that question – Listen here

Sandy B. – Practicing the Presence of Now – Listen here 

Bill F. – Gratitude; How does it work – I don’t know – Listen here

Kathy T. – Carry the message, dont spread the disease – Listen here

Sandy B. – Letting Go and Letting God – Listen here

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Suzanne R. – The credit for my recovery goes to God – Listen here

Mike L. – Beginners Classes A, B, C, –Listen here 

Jennifer H. – I Used to Have a Skid Row Soul – Listen here 

Mike L. – Beginners Classes Steps 1, 2, & 3, – Listen here

Mike L. – Beginners Classes Steps 4, 5,& 6, – Listen here 

Mike L. – Beginners Classes Steps 7, 8, & 9, – Listen here

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Wally P. – Back to Basics (The Tablemate) – Listen here

Bill L. – (Barefoot Bill) speaking about recovery – Listen here 

Matt R. – SCPYAA Conference, Santa Cruz , CA. – Listen here

Chuck C. – A New PAir Of Glasses 1 of 6 – Listen here 

Carl H. – I didnt know how to drink just a little – listen here 

Dr Paul O. – There is More to Quitting Drinking Than Quitting Drinking
introduction
Part I
Part II   
Part III 
Part IV 

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Don G. – There are so many young people at meetings now, the problem is I have never been this old before – Listen here

John C – We’re made up of four things; thoughts, acts, habits and character – Listen here

Yom G – Young girls in short dresses always waved at cars passing by it’s amazing how many people they know – Listen here 

Polly P. – Pain precedes all spiritual experience – Listen here

Kelly B. – They don’t lock up people up in crazy houses for being crazy unless they start acting crazy – Listen here

S Dillon – If I run out of things to say, I’ll read the Big Book – Listen here 

Harold H. – A guy at the back said he couldn’t hear , a guy at the front stood up and said he could hear and did the guy at the back want to swap – Listen here

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Chuck C. – A New Pair of Glasses Part 1 of 6 / This is not a headache we’re talking about. – Listen here

Chuck C. – A New Pair of Glasses part 2 of 6 / You can live yourself into right thinking, but you cannot think yourself into right living. – Listen here

Chuck C. – A New Pair of Glasses part 3 of 6 / All problems can be reduced tro one problem – conscious sepration from God – wherever I am He is – Listen here 

Chuck C. – A New Pair of Glasses part 4 of 6 / Sobriety and life are synonymous. – Listen here 

Chuck C. – A New Pair of Glasses part 5 of 6 / The only thing you can do with life is live it. – Listen here

Chuck C. – A New Pair of Glasses part 6 of 6 / Act as though I am and I will be – Listen here 

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Sandy B – His final talk / When I was born there was no AA – Listen here

Bill W
– Bill Wilson talks about the early days of the program – also comments and explanations from Gail L. from Akron, Ohio – Listen here 

Hank Robb
– SMART Recovery – Be where you are and do what’s important – listen here

Franklin W. – I’ve been sober ever since I can remember – Listen here s

Bob D
. – The battle I have is getting in the wheelbarrow – Listen here 

Clancy I – I seemed to drink a little too much sometimes – Listen here 

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Charlie P.
– Prayer and Agnostisim; what am I not bringing God into in my life – Listen here
Mickey B. – His Funniest talk EVER! – Listen here

Polly P.
– There’s nothing worse than an ungrateful child – Listen here

Bob B.
– Until you can experience an entire psychic change/a vital spiritual experience – Listen here

Tommy T
– We didn’t ask for a financial statement – God wants you to play golf – Listen here 

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Dick H. – DOS 1952; Recovery is fascinating to me, we can be so much like human beings – Listen here

Chuck C. – Chuck tells his story – Listen here

Sober Cast – An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous podcast featuring AA speaker meetings – Listen here

Tom I.
– AA qualification; the worse your credentials the more welcome you are – Listen here

N.Y. Dave – Acceptance is the answer – Listen here 

Sister Maurice -An Amazing and Fulfilling Life in Recovery – Listen here

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Sister Bea – Gratitude and Grace One Day at a Time – Listen here

Vince Y.
– My alcoholism got worse while I was intensly involved in AA and meetings – Listen here

Charles L. – What transpires in your thinking processis and what transpires therefrom ? (1976) – Listen here

Barney M
– The real curse of the alcoholic is sobriety – that’s why we drink – Listen here

Marilyn S.
-We used to argue about gravitaional force – Listen here

Jim P
– ????????????????? – Listen here

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Bonnie K. – I’m a leaner, I was a crawlwer when I drank, now I’m a leaner – Listen here

Fr. John Doe
(DOS 1942) – Dealing with Resentment – Listen here

Fr. John Doe
(DOS 1942) – Restore us to Sanity – Listen here

Fr. John Doe
(DOS 1942) – Death and AA – A Meditation – Listen here

Chuck C,
– If you are going to solve a problem, first it’s nice to know whet the problem is – Listen here

Karl M.
– I have a bizarre relationship wih alcohol, people who love me don’t always laugh – Listen here

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The Big Book Comes Alive
The great presentation of the Big Book by Joe and Charlie.
Over 10 hours of entertaining study, the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous comes alive.

Joe & Charlie – The Big Book Comes Alive (1)Listen here

Joe & Charlie – The Big Book Comes Alive (2)Listen here

Joe & Charlie – The Big Book Comes Alive (3)Listen here

Joe & Charlie – The Big Book Comes Alive (4)Listen here

Joe & Charlie – The Big Book Comes Alive (5)Listen here

Joe & Charlie – The Big Book Comes Alive (6)Listen here

Joe & Charlie – The Big Book Comes Alive (7)Listen here

Joe & Charlie – The Big Book Comes Alive (8)Listen here

Joe & Charlie – The Big Book Comes Alive (9)Listen here

Joe & Charlie – The Big Book Comes Alive (10)Listen here

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Ernie Larsen | The Spiritual Series

Came to Believe Spirituality (1) – Listen here

God As We Understand Him, Spirituality (2) – Listen here

Sought Through Prayer and Meditation, Spirituality (3) – Listen here

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Larcine G. – Me Them Us; voices in my head, information from nowhere. – Listen here

Karl M.
– Researches just think we want to drink sucessfully – we cant – Listen here

Marty J.
– Every great prayer ends with an action – Listen here

James L. – The Flames before the spark, Early AA History –Listen here

Line B
– My first husband moved in when I was 25 years sober – that’s when spiritual growth started – Listen here

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Marilyn H. – I have been on my mind – Listen here

Don M.
– I can’t remember what I was going to say – Listen here

Terry M.
– When drinking, if I don’t have my personality I have nothing – Listen here

Mike S.
– I never believed a lady would believe a trip to Costco was a date – Listen here

Jane L.
– We’re all living miracles, normally we should all be dead now. – Listen Here

Jason J.
– Researchers think we want to drink successfully – we cant. – Listen here

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Ken D. – there are no new people, only people who haven’t shared with you yet – Listen here

Tom M. – Newcomer; We admitted we were powerless over alcohol and our lives had become unimaginable – Listen here

Jamie C.
– when practicing my disease, I learned the value of lying and manipulating – Listen here

Russel S. – I’m talking about alcoholism, the disease, not the symptom – Listen here

Billy N – We’ll pay for anything except 12 Step service – listen here

Bob K
– I don’t want middle-of-the-road recovery – List here

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Billy N. – The most important Tradition is the first one, the other eleven are just a way of getting there – Listen Here 

Annie B. (
52 yrs sober) – I have a job to do here, and so do you, mine is to ask my HP for me to be a channel – Listen here

Rod
– – I never had a chance to develop a character or my own personal reaction to life – listen here

Bob D.
– I just say stuff, like, how do make people make amends to us – Listen here

Bob B
. – I wanted to hang out with the Big Guys, and I’m glad the Big Guys are still here – Listen here

Bob M.
– I met so many great people here, boy I’d get drunk with any of you – Listen here

Betty S. – I’d have been an Al ateen when I was young had I know about it – listen here

 

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Don P. – We cant carry the message if we have to be invited. We don’t have to be models of mental health – Listen here

Don P. – Our worst fear is not that we are inadequate our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure – Listen here

Don P.
– From prison to the fourth dimension – Listen here

Don P.
– My group meet every day at 06h00 AM. We have very little dead-wight at our meeting – Listen here

Bill W
. – I’m a wino. I come from a drinking family,. I started drinking at 4 1/2 years olds – Listen here

Cathy
– Drinking made me happy sad sick and violent. Self-medication didn’t relieve any pain, – Listen here

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Carl K. – You don’t have to drink if you don’t want to – Listen here

Noah D.
– My body reacts despite my thinking vi-a-vis the use of alcohol – Listen here

Ole O.
– I didnt have to lay in a gutter to think I am an alcoholic, I didn’t do anyhting about it right then, I didn’t want to rush into anything – Listen here

Barefoot Bill – God’s grace is always falling down on us, like rain, but we forget to cup our hands –Listen here

Step 2 – I had expectations of being returned to sanity, and was greatly disappointed when I was not – Listen here

John & Michael K
. – More about alcoholism – what is my obsession? that I can enjoy and control my drinking – Listen here

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