Episode 38: Comedian Dave Landau

July 17, 2018

From Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central's This Is Not Happening, and the second seat on The Anthony Cumia Show. This week Owen and John talk to Dave Landau about what it was like growing up outside of Detroit and his 13 arrests. Dave has a great story filled with tragedy and comedy. 

 
For all of Dave's tour dates, and social media links go to:
 
And check out Barfly, we're gonna! 
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Ep 37: Comedian Ashley Austin Morris

July 10, 2018
Owen and John are back, this time forever. We speak with comedian and actress Ashley Morris, she's been sober awhile now and is big proponent of the program. You know the program, the anonymous one. It's a really funny conversation with a whole lot of God talk. 
 
For all things Ashley check out:
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Episode 36: To The Wives

March 14, 2018

Owen and John talk about the rigidity in AA and the refusal to update the Big Book. Even with something as ridiculous as the chapter in To The Wives. 

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Ep:35 Social Media Addiction

February 12, 2018
Owen and John talk about social media addiction and the impact it is having on people's self esteem and ability to focus. But first Owen has a friend that needs help so Owen begrudgingly drags him to a meeting. 
 
Links for the episode:
 
Former Google ethicist Tristan Harris 
 
 
Great three minute cartoon recalling some science behind it. 
https://youtu.be/HffWFd_6bJ0
 
 
Quit Social Media - Dr. Cal New Port
 
Six Apps to Stop Your Smartphone Addiction
 
Seven Ways to Be Insufferable on Facebook
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Episode 34: Am I An Alcoholic?

January 23, 2018
Owen and John talk to comedian Kyle Ploof, who recently went 100 days without drinking with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous. Now the question remains. Is Kyle even an alcoholic? 
 
Links For The Episode:
 
Sober Grid (App): https://www.sobergrid.com
 
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Episode 33: America’s Opioid Epidemic

January 16, 2018

There are more deaths attributed to overdoses in America than guns and cars. Owen and John discuss the 60 Minutes Episode that tracks the distribution of drugs all the way up the chain to big pharma companies and how congress passed laws to protect them, not the people. 

 
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Episode 32: Quit Smoking

December 31, 2017
Happy New Year everybody! Owen and John talk about resolutions and the difficulty of quitting smoking. It's been 11 years since Owen quit and he still craves it all of the time. 
 
Links to articles discussed this episode:
 
The weird guy that made John laugh - http://whyquit.com/NewYears2005.html
 
 
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Episode 31: The 13th Step

December 18, 2017
Owen and John talk to the Monica Richardson, the producer of the film The 13th Step. The 13th Step is a critical expose of Alcoholics Anonymous. When an AA member killed a mother & child in Honolulu, a five-year investigation ensued. They discovered courts order violent/sexual offenders to AA meetings, unknown to the public. The movie is currently streaming on Amazon.
 
They also discuss sexual misconduct and predation at large with in AA.
 
Links:
 
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Episode 30: Sober High(school)

December 5, 2017
This episode Owen and John talk about the emergence of Sober high school programs and a new sober social media app, Sober Grid.
 
Links for articles and apps we discussed this episode. 
 
Sober Grid
 
Recovery High School NJ
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Episode 29: Turkey Talk

November 21, 2017
Well it's Thanksgiving, Owen and John talk about Gratitude and then share some tips for staying sober through the Holidays. 
 
Links for articles we discussed during this episode. 
 
John thinks Colin Farrell is Hot 
 
Thanksgiving Tips for staying sober in holidays
 
Book Recommendation: Steven Pressfield “The War of Art”
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