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. 


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. 
Quit Social Media - Dr. Cal New Port
Six Apps to Stop Your Smartphone Addiction
Seven Ways to Be Insufferable on Facebook

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

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. 


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

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.

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

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”

Episode 28: Greg Alba

November 15, 2017
This week we talk to Greg Alba, the host of the super popular Youtube Channel - Reel Rejects. After a tough childhood, Greg was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and ADHD as a young adult. After years of therapy, medical counsel and medication, Greg has been off meds for over a year. DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME KIDS!  
If you love movies, make sure you check out Greg's movie review channel. It's a lot of fun. 
Follow GREG On INSTAGRAM & TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/thegregalba/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/thegregalba

Episode 27: Mick Diflo

November 7, 2017

Owen celebrates 10 years of continuous sobriety. The boys talk to comedian and ex-fighter Mick Diflo. Mick has 33 years of sobriety and unlike Owen and John, he's still making meetings.