The Way Out | A Sobriety & Recovery Podcast

The Way Out | A Sobriety & Recovery Podcast

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166 - A.A. Rule Number 62 | Don’t Take Yourself Too….Seriously
Dec 1 • 85 min
This week we’re talking all about Rule #62 of the 12-Step program Alcoholics Anonymous – Don’t take yourself so damn seriously. On the surface, this seems a rather simple and straightforward concept, however on further review; questions likely arise that…
165 | Addressing the Unofficial 13th Step
Nov 24 • 85 min
This week we’re taking controversy head on as we dedicate an entire episode to the oft discussed, mostly misunderstood and definitely unofficial Step 13. Nary a topic in Recovery invites more heated discussion and debate than that of Step 13. Folks in 12…
164 - 12 Step Series | Step 12
Nov 18 • 70 min
This week we’re concluding our series on the 12 Steps with none other than the namesake of the program, Step 12. There’s a whole lot to unpack in this Step from getting our collective heads around what a spiritual awakening is, to how to carry the…
163 - 12 Step Series | Step 11
Nov 11 • 80 min
This week we’re driving toward the conclusion of our series on the 12 Steps with our focus turned singularly on Step 11. Much seems to be asked of us in this particular Step, and many whom first encounter it may indeed feel initially overwhelmed and ill…
162 – Joshua Shea | The Hidden Addiction
Nov 2 • 82 min
This week we’re interviewing Joshua Shea and we’re talking about a subject that is cloaked in shame and marred by a social stigma reminiscent of the leapers of bygone millennia. Joshua Shea is a recovering pornography addict, recovering alcoholic and…
161 - Mark Scheeren | The Freedom Model
Oct 25 • 60 min
This week we’ve got a very different perspective on Addiction & Recovery in an interview with Mark Scheeren. Mark is the co-author of The Freedom Model of Addiction, the first non 12 Step methodology to treat addiction and alcoholism. A word of caution;…
160 - Jeremiah Campbell | Destined to Be
Oct 18 • 87 min
This week we’re bringing you a captivating discussion with Jeremiah Campbell. Jeremiah is many things; an entrepreneur, Father, Husband, volunteer, and indeed a person on long term recovery from alcoholism and addiction. Jeremiah’s anything but…
159 - Jeff Powell | $200 and a Dream
Oct 13 • 137 min
This week Jason brings us a powerful & insightful interview with Jeff Powell. Jeff’s story will bring you to the depths of addiction, and the stark reality of what it’s like to battle addiction in the unfriendly environs of the streets of Chicago, to the…
158 - 12 Step Series | Step 10
Oct 7 • 61 min
This week we’re continuing our series on the 12 Steps with our focus now turning squarely to Step 10. In many ways, this Step is the litmus test in identifying if we’re truly willing to put the principles of the 12 Steps to daily, continual practice…
157 - Eric Zimmer | The One You Feed
Sep 30 • 70 min
This week we’ve got a very special interview for you with Eric Zimmer, a person in long term recovery from alcoholism and addiction as well as the Host and Co-Founder of The One You Feed Podcast. The namesake of the aforementioned podcast comes from a…
156 - What Recovery Sounds Like | MN Walk for Recovery 2019
Sep 22 • 94 min
Along with Jason and count ‘em 31 special guests, I’m Charlie and this week we have an incredibly special episode in store for you. Jason and I were humbled to be a part of an extraordinary event a short time ago, the 9th annual Walk for Recovery which is…
155 - 12 Step Series | Step 9
Sep 16 • 78 min
This week we’re continuing our series on the 12 Steps with a singular focus on Step 9. There’s plenty of reason why Step 9 occurs in the 12 Steps in the order it does. We’re attempting to straighten out our relationships with others, many of whom we’ve…
154 - 12 Step Series | Step 8
Sep 9 • 64 min
This week we’re continuing our series on the 12 Steps and turning our focus squarely on Step 8. Step 8 is simple; make a list of folks we wronged and become willing to make it right – but for many of us spiritual work, even if it’s simple, just ain’t…
153 | Sugar-Free with Mike Collins
Sep 2 • 68 min
This week The Way Out Podcast is going Sugar-Free with Mike Collins – Founder of SugarAddiction.com and chairman of Food Addiction Institute. Mike is in long-term recovery from addiction and alcoholism; 34 years long and 30 of those years have been free…
152 - Jacob Jones | Recovered
Aug 26 • 92 min
This week we’ve got a very special interview with Jacob Jones, the Author of Recovered and a person in long term recovery from addiction. Jacob shared his story, which is the inspiration behind his book, with my fellow co-host Jason and you’ll be…
151 - 12 Step Series | Step 7
Aug 19 • 78 min
This week we’re continuing our series on the 12 Steps with a seriously righteous breakdown of the 7th Step. Simple in it’s phraseology, the 7th Step represents a crucial “First” in our working of the 12 Steps. It’s the first time we’re making an ask of…
150 - Celebrating 150 Shows!
Aug 13 • 59 min
This week we’re taking a moment to celebrate our 150th episode of The Way Out Podcast. We reflect on why this amazing project got started, what continues to drive and inspire us, and what we we’re seeking to accomplish when we bring you powerful recovery…
149 - JF Benoist | Silence the Monkey Mind
Aug 5 • 73 min
This week we’re stepping away from our series on the 12 Steps to bring you a refreshingly different perspective on Recovery through a truly compelling interview with JF Benoist, Author of “Addicted to the Monkey Mind – Change the Programming That…
148 - 12 Step Series | Step 6
Jul 29 • 76 min
This week we’re continuing our series on the 12 Steps by breaking down the often overlooked Step 6. Step 6 is in part a preparation Step, and because we addicts and alcoholics are a stubborn lot, a quite necessary one at that. We must prepare before we…
147 - 12 Step Series | Step 5
Jul 22 • 71 min
We’re talking all about perhaps the most feared Step of all 12 we work in 12-Step recovery. Nary a soul that has ever been in existence has had an overwhelming desire and willingness to reveal not only our past transgressions and wrongs, but quite…
146 - Casey Ryan | Taking Risks in Recovery
Jul 14 • 110 min
This week we have two firsts in the History of The Way Out Podcast. Co-host Jason did his first ever solo interview with first time guest Casey Ryan. Casey relates her journey to long term recovery with an easy transparency and brings forth an near…
The Way Out Pocast Episode 145 - 12 Step Series | Step 4
Jul 8 • 75 min
This week we’re continuing our series on the 12 Steps. We’re taking on perhaps the most feared, conceivably the most misunderstood, and quite likely the most practically useful Step of the 12 that make up the 12 Step Recovery Program. We’ll discuss in…
144 - 12 Step Series | Step 3
Jul 1 • 85 min
This week we’re continuing our series on the 12 Steps with our focus turning squarely to Step 3. Step 3 is the point in the 12 Steps in which we make a fateful decision that will be quickly followed by a series of actions specifically designed and purpose…
143 - Timothy C | Love Heals the Deepest Wounds
Jun 24 • 76 min
We have a recovery story for the ages to share with you this week. From a wicked bad childhood riddled with abuse and abject abandonment to a binge drinking young man with a penchant for Grand Theft Auto, Timothy quite literally endured jails,…
142 - Arlina | ODAAT Chat
Jun 18 • 85 min
This week we’ve got an incredible interview on tap for you with Arlina – host and founder of the ODAAT Chat Podcast and the brains behind SoberLifeSchool.com. Arlina is a 12 Step recovery powerhouse and her incredible Recovery journey is nothing short of…
141 - 12 Step Series | Step Two
Jun 10 • 82 min
This week is all about Step 2 as we continue our series on the 12 Steps. We break down in practical terms what Step 2 means and how to work what can seem to be an impossibly abstract spiritual concept. Plus we share feedback from the sober and serious…
140 - 12 Step Series | Step One
Jun 2 • 91 min
This week we’re beginning our series on the 12 Steps. We begin, naturally, with Step One which reads “We Admitted We Were Powerless Over Alcohol, that our Lives Had Become Unmanageable”. Critical to overcoming any problem is recognizing & accepting there…
139 - Action in Recovery
May 27 • 83 min
This week we’re discussing action - the chief activator of Recovery and the gifts that come to us as a result of the activities we carry out in our programs of recovery and on a daily basis. Action is more important that desire, willingness, and knowledge…
138 - Vulnerability in Recovery
May 20 • 66 min
This week we’re examining a rarely explored and often overlooked aspect of a whole and complete recovery. Vulnerability, and our ability to embrace this in our own lives, is at the foundation of our ability to be willing to do the necessary work, take the…
137 - Asking for Help
May 12 • 63 min
This week we’re peeling the curtain back on the act of Asking for Help. Asking for help in life and especially in Recovery can be one of the difficult tasks we perform. As difficult as it may be for us; the reality is that this simple act has the power to…
136 - The Cycle of Addiction
May 5 • 84 min
This week we’re discussing a fundamental and root characteristic and phenomenon of addiction. Perhaps the distinguishing feature of addiction is the cycle that manifests itself universally in the alcoholic or addict, and is the defining experience of a…
135 - Family in Recovery
Apr 29 • 76 min
This week we’re bringing you a powerhouse discussion on Family in Recovery thanks to two absolute dynamos whom have dedicated their lives to families in Recovery. Pam and Shelly are disrupting the classic paradigm of how families deal with and recover…
134 - Curated Recovery Speaker Edition
Apr 21 • 89 min
This week we bring you a special edition of The Way Out Podcast. Each one of us has hand selected one of our favorite recovery talks to share with you, in hopes you’ll enjoy them at least as much as we do. What these speakers have in common is rather…
133 - Growth in Recovery
Apr 15 • 75 min
This week we’re talking growth in Recovery. We get off to a bit of a rocky start this week with Louie the Recovery Dog loosing his mind over various humans and animals passing in front of the window that catch his ire; combined with an unexpected juvenile…
132 - All Pathways to Recovery
Apr 8 • 88 min
This week we’re bringing you an enlightening discussion on the idea that All Pathways to Recovery are valid, important, and worth considering and sharing amongst one another in the Recovery Community. There are an array of formal recovery methodologies…
131 - Sponsorship in Recovery
Apr 1 • 78 min
This week we’re delving into the topic of Sponsorship in Recovery. If you’ve spent any time at all around the rooms of 12-Step recovery you no doubt have heard more than a few folks spout the virtues of sponsorship. We tell you what sponsors are, and…
130 - Grief & Recovery
Mar 24 • 92 min
This week we’re undertaking, pardon the pun, the heavy topic of Grief in Recovery. Grief is often a complicated, difficult, and down right messy process we all must endure during our time here on earth. It’s as core to the human experience as experiencing…
129 - Mental Health & Recovery
Mar 18 • 71 min
This week we’re breaking down a subject that quite often played a critical role in our active addiction and alcoholism, and is if supreme importance to as many as 80% of us whom have a substance use disorder. And that is the issue of Mental Health. Those…
128 - Boundaries in Recovery
Mar 10 • 61 min
This week we’re discussing boundaries in Recovery. Emotional & Physical boundaries often were all over the place while we were in active addiction and alcoholism. An untoward side-effect of ritualistic masking and numbing emotions with substances produced…
127 - Kristin Casey
Mar 4 • 83 min
This week we’ve got a compelling interview with Author Kristin Casey. Kristin is the Author of Rock Monster: My Life with Joe Walsh as well as an intimacy coach and a person in long term recovery from addiction and alcoholism. Make no mistake; the hook of…
126 - Character Defects in Recovery
Feb 26 • 91 min
This week we’re breaking down the oft overlooked and perhaps even more so dreaded 12-Step concept of Character Defects in recovery. In short order, you’ll get a practical definition of what Character Defects are and why we want to shed their dominance…
125 - Relapse & Recovery
Feb 23 • 87 min
We’re talking relapse and recovery. Relapse often can be a loaded term; often bandied about in discussion on recovery spurring heated debates on whether relapse is a part of recovery or if it is the antithesis of what we’re trying to achieve in recovery.…
124 - The Problem & The Solution by Fred Holmquist
Feb 18 • 74 min
I’m Charlie and this week I’m bringing you a special presentation of perhaps one of the if not the most influential talks in modern 12-Step recovery. We’re bringing you this in lieu of our regularly scheduled podcast on relapse in Recovery. We had a bit…
123 - Complacency in Recovery
Feb 10 • 70 min
This week we’re talking Complacency in Recovery. Complacency can be a formidable and subtle foe in maintaining meaningful and lasting recovery. It is without question quite human to experience complacency in any number of facets in our lives; and recovery…
122 - Newcomers in Recovery
Feb 4 • 67 min
This week we’re talking right to and all about the Newcomer to recovery. It’s often said the newcomer is the most important person in a 12-Step meeting, though it doesn’t necessarily feel that way when you are first entering a program of Recovery. We give…
121 - Mike Govoni
Jan 28 • 74 min
This week we’ve got a fantastic discussion on tap for you with Mr. Mike Govoni. Mike has been in long term recovery from addiction and alcoholism to the tune of 14 years, works on the front line in emergency rooms on the opioid & addiction crisis, and is…
120 - Perseverance In Recovery
Jan 21 • 74 min
This week we’re discussing the importance of and how to inject perseverance into recovery. Without question any meaningful and lasting recovery must have some measure of perseverance as a foundational and defining characteristic. Perseverance is often the…
119 - Resentments & Recovery
Jan 14 • 78 min
The Dash: http://www.nightingale.com/articles/the-dash/ These instructions are for the below prayer (Big Book, Freedom from Bondage, p. 552): ‘If you have a resentment you want to be free of, if you will pray for the person or the thing that you resent,…
118 - Melinda
Jan 14 • 58 min
This week I’ve got a down right remarkable story to share with you; a story not often heard on The Way Out Podcast airwaves. Melinda’s story is marked by a tumultuous and chaotic childhood providing the fertile soil for dysfunction and addiction to take…
117 - Stephen Daniels
Jan 7 • 46 min
We’ve got a phenomenal interview for you with Stephen Daniels, who is in long term recovery from both gambling and porn addiction. Stephen shares his 15 plus year battle with these addictions in an honest and authentic way, looking to smash the stigma and…
116 - Barriers to Recovery
Jan 7 • 74 min
The Problem & Solution by Fred Holmquist Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMtTfUBTes8 (Part 1 of 5) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crP10-oqzHo (Part 2 of 5) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9ot0QCHzXk (Part 3 of 5)…
115 - Community in Recovery
Dec 31, 2018 • 63 min
We’ve got an outstanding final episode of 2018 for you to enjoy. Jared is coming back into Recovery after a near fatal overdose and shares very candidly and openly about his struggle with alcoholism and heroin addiction. Jared’s journey dovetails…
114 - Relationships in Recovery
Dec 24, 2018 • 76 min
This week we’ll be exploring an often treacherous dynamic in recovery – relationships. Many of us have endured unhealthy and even toxic relationships during our active addiction and alcoholism. Navigating relationships, especially in early recovery;…
113 - Callers Only
Dec 17, 2018 • 17 min
Sometimes in Recovery we have to adapt & overcome unforeseen obstacles that stand in our way; or as the Serenity Prayer elegantly states – Change the things we can. Our recording session for this week’s podcast was stopped before it started when we had a…
112 - Purpose in Recovery
Dec 10, 2018 • 60 min
This week we’re covering a seriously under-rated topic in Recovery – Purpose. We discuss in simple & practical terms what purpose actually is and how we can achieve purpose in our own lives. Spoiler alert, it doesn —- Send in a voice message:…
111 - Gratitude in Recovery
Dec 3, 2018 • 60 min
Gratitude, can indeed be something we can cultivate in our lives with intention and purpose. Gratitude is a powerful emotion we’ve all hopefully experienced on some level through various points in our lives, but we of —- Send in a voice message:…
110 - Acceptance & Recovery
Nov 26, 2018 • 60 min
We discuss perhaps one of the most important & profoundly impactful topics in Recovery – acceptance as well as it’s yang to the yin – Denial. Without question a hallmark of active addiction and alcoholism is behav —- Send in a voice message:…
109 - Forgiveness in Recovery
Nov 19, 2018 • 60 min
Forgiveness in the context of Addiction and Alcoholism recovery is an essential and transformative process which in classic paradoxical fashion actually releases the Forgiver - providing the crucial freedom from the bon —- Send in a voice message:…
108 - Emotional Sobriety in Recovery
Nov 12, 2018 • 60 min
Emotional sobriety strikes at the very core of what it means to be an addict and alcoholic. We bring you an engaging and enlightening discussion on what Bill W of Alcoholics Anonymous dubbed the next frontier of AA – —- Send in a voice message:…
107 - Service in Recovery
Nov 5, 2018 • 60 min
We’re breaking down perhaps one of the most, if not the most important elements in sustaining meaningful recovery. The Way Out Podcast is on right now. Along with my cohosts Jordan and Jason, I’m Charlie and this w —- Send in a voice message:…
106 - John M Sober Speak
Nov 3, 2018 • 60 min
This week we’ve got a special interview with a fellow recovery Podcaster John from Sober Speak. I never cease to be amazed at the power and spiritual truth that comes through each & every recovery journey & John is no —- Send in a voice message:…
105 - The Gift of Desperation
Oct 29, 2018 • 60 min
We answer crazy important questions like what in the actual EF is this Gift of Desperation? . I’m Charlie and this week Jason, Alex and I discuss a phenomenon in recovery often referred to as the Gift of Desperation. —- Send in a voice message:…
104 - Chris Swan
Oct 27, 2018 • 60 min
Chris’s journey to recovery from over-eating and alcoholism was remarkable and will with out any doubt ring true with any one of you whom are struggling with or in recovery from alcoholism and/or addiction. Chris’s —- Send in a voice message:…
103 - Surrender to Win
Oct 22, 2018 • 60 min
We discuss the spiritual axiom of surrendering to win. I’m Charlie, and this week my co-host Jason and I are bringing you an incredibly useful and enlightening discussion on Surrender. More specifically we discuss th —- Send in a voice message:…
102 - Serenity in Recovery
Oct 14, 2018 • 60 min
The difference between sobriety and serenity. We’ll learn what serenity means, why it’s important in Sobriety, and what we can do to achieve this seemingly elusive and abstract goal of recovery. We break down the s —- Send in a voice message:…
101 - Terminal Uniqueness
Oct 8, 2018 • 60 min
Super Sobriety Topic Terminal Uniqueness. Along with Jason and Alex, I’m Charlie and we’ll be your hosts for this week’s discussion on the Super Sobriety Topic Terminal Uniqueness. We’ll give you an indispensabl —- Send in a voice message:…
100 - Spirituality in Recovery
Oct 1, 2018 • 60 min
Along with Jason and Alex, I’m Charlie and we’ll be your hosts as we discuss the Recovery Power Topic, Spirituality in Recovery. So much of 12-Step recovery and faith based recovery programs involve the concept and —- Send in a voice message:…
99 - Hope & Recovery
Sep 24, 2018 • 60 min
The Way Out Podcast is on right now. I’m Charlie, and this week, along side my co-hosts Jason and Alex we bring you an enlightening conversation on one of the single greatest four letter words in Recovery: hope. No d —- Send in a voice message:…
98 - Fear & Recovery
Sep 17, 2018 • 60 min
I’m Charlie and today I’m joined by my two new co-hosts Jason and Alex as we have an insightful and practical discussion on fear and recovery. We answer the question burning in every recovering person’s mind – e —- Send in a voice message:…
97 - Rachel Grant
Sep 15, 2018 • 60 min
This week I’m over the moon to have had the opportunity to have an engaging discussion with Rachel Grant. Rachel is an expert and survivor -check that – a beyond survivor of sexual abuse and has a powerful message o —- Send in a voice message:…
96 - Annie
Aug 18, 2018 • 60 min
The Way Out Podcast is on right now. I’m Charlie, and I’ll be your host for Episode 96 with Annie. Annie talks candidly and openly about the three addictions she is in recovery from, over-eating, nicotine, and alco —- Send in a voice message:…
95 - Phillip Andrew
Jul 22, 2018 • 60 min
I’m Charlie and I’ll be your host for what turned out to be an outstanding interview with this week’s guest, Philip Andrew. Philip’s story is riddled with hard knock lessons and ripe with a struggle and triumph —- Send in a voice message:…
94 - Recovery Bash Podcast
Jul 4, 2018 • 60 min
I’m Charlie, and I’ll be your host this week as I bring you a powerful set of interviews from all stripes of Recovery who were having an absolute blast at a sober recovery bash. Listen Up. —- Send in a voice message:…
93 - Keith Campbell is Sober & Serious
May 8, 2018 • 60 min
I’m Charlie, and I’ll be your host this week as I bring you a powerful interview with Keith Campbell – a person in long term recovery and the founder of the world’s fastest growing online recovering community – —- Send in a voice message:…
92 - Maegan & Bob | The Addictionary Podcast
May 1, 2018 • 60 min
This week I’m absolutely ecstatic about bringing you the Podcasting duo Meagan and Bob from The Addictionary Podcast. Meagan and Bob are father & daughter and are both persons living in long-term recovery from addicti —- Send in a voice message:…
91 - Amy LaBossiere Finding Still Waters
Apr 22, 2018 • 60 min
I’m Charlie and I’ll be your host this week for an amazing interview with Amy LaBossiere. Amy is an Artist, Wife, Author and a woman in long term Recovery. Amy and her husband own Still Waters Retreat in Connectic —- Send in a voice message:…
90 - Raven Part Two
Apr 16, 2018 • 60 min
I’m Charlie, and I’ll be your host this week for the second part of our two-part series with my dear friend Raven. Raven shares how her addiction and alcoholism spiral into what turn out to be untenable extents, wit —- Send in a voice message:…
89 - Raven Part One
Apr 8, 2018 • 60 min
I’m Charlie and I’ll be your host this week as I bring you part one with my dear friend Raven, who shares her story of addiction, alcoholism and recovery in only the way she can. Raven’s matter of fact, tell it li —- Send in a voice message:…
88 - John Mabry Part Two
Apr 3, 2018 • 60 min
I’m Charlie and I’ll be your host this week as we bring you part 2 of my discussion with John C Mabry. We pick up right where we left off last week as John describes how he rose to success in film and TV as his dise —- Send in a voice message:…
87 - John Mabry Part One
Mar 27, 2018 • 60 min
I’m Charlie and I’ll be your host for this week’s episode, which is packed with spiritual truth from beginning to end. John Mabry’s journey to living in recovery and living in his self-described “truth” is a —- Send in a voice message:…
86 - Amy Dresner Part Two
Mar 20, 2018 • 60 min
I’m Charlie and I’ll be your host for Part Two of my conversation with Amy Dresner, Author of the compelling addiction memior “My Fair Junkie”. Amy and I pick up right where we left off last week as we dive her —- Send in a voice message:…
85 - Amy Dresner Part One
Mar 15, 2018 • 60 min
I’m Charlie and I’ll be your host for part one of a two part series with former stand-up comedian and current author and contributor to The Fix – Amy Dresner. Amy has an absolute whale of a tale to share with us, —- Send in a voice message:…
84 -Eric Part Two
Mar 6, 2018 • 60 min
I’m Charlie and I’ll be your host for part two of my interview with Eric, a loyal listener of The Way Out Podcast whom bravely shares his story with us. In part two, Eric shares how his alcoholism comes to a breakin —- Send in a voice message:…
83 -Eric Part One
Feb 25, 2018 • 60 min
The Way Out Podcast is on right now. I’m Charlie, and I’m thrilled to bring part one of Eric’s story, a story you’ll only find here, on The Way Out Podcast. Eric has an amazing story to share, and I found mysel —- Send in a voice message:…
82 - Smile Now & Cry Later with Freddy Negrete (Part Two)
Feb 20, 2018 • 60 min
I’m Charlie and I’m thrilled as always to be your host for this week’s episode and the conclusion of my amazing discussion with legendary tattoo artist Freddy Negrete. Freddy’s heart condition resulting from his —- Send in a voice message:…
81 - Smile Now & Cry Later with Freddy Negrete (Part One)
Feb 10, 2018 • 60 min
I’m Charlie and I’ll be your host for the first episode of a two part series with legendary tattoo artist Freddy Negrete. Freddy’s first years were marked by abandonment and abuse as he grew up in East L.A. in the —- Send in a voice message:…
80 - Leeanne Part Two
Feb 5, 2018 • 60 min
I’m Charlie and I’ll be your host for this week’s episode where we bring you part two of my amazing chat with Leeanne. Leeann’s story is so instructive in a great many ways; as she shares he first 13 years of re —- Send in a voice message:…
79 - Leeanne Part One
Jan 29, 2018 • 60 min
Leeanne has quite an amazing story & recovery journey. Growing up as an American in Saudi Arabia up until High School; attending boarding school in France and ultimately moving back stateside to attend Catholic School d —- Send in a voice message:…
78 - Brandon Novak Part Two
Jan 23, 2018 • 60 min
We pick up right where we left off last week; as Brandon shares his implausible journey to recovery, and the miracles that have transpired in his life since achieving substantial and meaningful recovery. Listen Up. R —- Send in a voice message:…
77 - Brandon Novak Part One
Jan 14, 2018 • 60 min
The Way Out Podcast is on, right now. I’m Charlie and I’ll be your host for a truly special episode with none other than Brandon Novak. Brandon’s early life was stamped indelibly through early family turmoil juxt —- Send in a voice message:…
76 - HIStory Part Two
Jan 8, 2018 • 60 min
I’m Charlie and I’ll be your host for the second half of our two-part series we started last week. We pick up right where we left off; with our guest smack dab in the middle of a bit of a crises. His foster parent —- Send in a voice message:…
75 - HIStory Part One
Dec 30, 2017 • 60 min
I’m Charlie, and I’ll be your host for this week’s episode as we partake in the first of a two part series with a very special guest; one I’m proud to call a friend and mentor in my own recovery. You’ll notice —- Send in a voice message:…
74 - Christopher Lee Falck Part 2 of 2
Dec 26, 2017 • 60 min
I’m Charlie, and I’ll be your host this week for part two of my discussion with Christopher Lee Falk. Christopher’s life is about to take a big U-Turn after his chance encounter with the “seen it all before in t —- Send in a voice message:…
73 - Christopher Lee Falck Part One
Dec 16, 2017 • 60 min
. I’m Charlie and I’ll be your host for this week’s incredible episode, where we’ll hear part one of a two part series with Christopher Lee Falck. Christopher’s life was nearly over before it really even bega —- Send in a voice message:…
72 - Bottoms Up: Letting Go of the Idea of Hitting Bottom with Laura L.
Dec 10, 2017 • 73 min
This week I bring you my conversation with Laura L.; a dear friend of mine whom I met upon entering into recovery just over three years ago. Laura’s story provides incredibly instructive context into the discussion on —- Send in a voice message:…
71 - Amber Murphy Part Two
Dec 5, 2017 • 57 min
On deck for you this week is part two of my interview with Amber Murphy, author of the brand new book Can’t Keep A Sober Girl Down. Amber shares how her self-described divine intervention compelled her to do something —- Send in a voice message:…
70 - Amber Murphy Part One
Nov 28, 2017 • 53 min
I first met the guest of this week’s and next week’s episodes while on location with Omar Pinto of the Shair Podcast and was immediately struck by her authenticity, wisdom, and warmth as it emanated from her seemingl —- Send in a voice message:…
69 - The Way Out Podcast Gameshow - Blasts from Podcasts Past with “O”
Nov 19, 2017 • 64 min
This week we bring you the first ever Game Show in the history of The Way Out Podcast. A continuation of our live interview with Omar Pinto – we play “Blasts from Podcasts Past”, which is an adapted form of classi —- Send in a voice message:…
68 - Get to Know Omar “O” Pinto
Nov 13, 2017 • 51 min
This week; with a heart over filleth with gratitude and joy I bring you a show featuring the incomparable Omar Pinto from the Shair Podcast. Omar, or “O” as many affectionately refer to him shares his story of addic —- Send in a voice message:…
67 - Dispelling Fellowship Rhetoric & Myths
Nov 4, 2017 • 60 min
This week; we diverge from the usual guest interview and have on tap for you a special episode on The difference between the program of the 12-Steps and the fellowship of the 12 Step organizations; including a review of —- Send in a voice message:…
66 - Seth H.
Oct 29, 2017 • 45 min
This week, I bring you my discussion with Seth H., who has three continuous years of recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism. Seth has a powerful story; and even more powerful message – he’s truly convinced ther —- Send in a voice message:…
65 - Musicians in Recovery “A Call to Arms: 2nd Annual Benefit Concert for the Recovery House”
Oct 21, 2017 • 69 min
. This week we bring you 4 outstanding interviews; all from artists who are in long term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. In order of appearance you’ll hear from Joe Nester, Marcus Newman, REM One, and of co —- Send in a voice message:…
64 - Jam Alker
Oct 14, 2017 • 66 min
This week we recorded an amazing interview with musician and recording artist Jam Alker. Jam celebrates 3 years of continuous sobriety today; and our discussion covers the recovery waterfront in only the way a man like —- Send in a voice message:…
63 - Megan Part Two
Oct 7, 2017 • 37 min
This week we’ve got part two of my interview with Megan Peterson. Megan’s fierce dedication to helping those whom suffer from drug and alcohol addiction is impossible to ignore; and “no excuses” attitude plays a —- Send in a voice message:…
62 - Megan Part One
Sep 30, 2017 • 36 min
Megan has spent her entire life working in the field of addiction; and has tremendous insight into what it takes for lasting recovery to take hold in a person’s life. Megan is a one of a kind, and is truly passionate —- Send in a voice message:…
61 - Austin Cooper Part Two
Sep 23, 2017 • 75 min
Austin Shares how Sober Evolution evolved from a personal #recovery tool to a #sober community. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/support
60 - Austin Cooper Part One
Sep 16, 2017 • 54 min
. This week we bring you part one of my interview with Austin Cooper of Sober Evolution. Austin is in his fourth year of continuous recovery and is the founder of the social media group Sober Evolution. Austin shares —- Send in a voice message:…
59 - Nikki Dubose Part Two
Sep 9, 2017 • 40 min
This week I bring you the conclusion of my interview with Nikki Dubose, super model turned recovery and mental illness warrior. Nikki shares what it took for her to surrender to her would be terminal battle with addicti —- Send in a voice message:…
58 - Nikki Dubose Part One
Sep 1, 2017 • 44 min
This week I’m thrilled to bring you part one of my interview with Nikki Dubose; a former Super Model turned author, ambassador, and mental health & Addiction and Alcoholism recovery advocate. Nikki’s memoir “Washe —- Send in a voice message:…
57 - Gillian Part Two
Aug 25, 2017 • 54 min
In Part Two, Gillian shares how she came to find meaning and true purpose in her life through the working of the 12 Steps —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast:…
56 - Gillian
Aug 18, 2017 • 54 min
This week we’ve got the good fortune of hearing part one of my interview with Gillian P who’s six years of continuous sobriety has given her a new life; one that allows her to share her experience, strength, and hope —- Send in a voice message:…
55 - Aaron Lebold
Aug 11, 2017 • 63 min
This week I have the wonderful opportunity to share my interview with Aaron; who has worked on the front lines of the Heroin Addiction epidemic as a counselor in a treatment center for teens. Aaron just celebrated 8 yea —- Send in a voice message:…
54 - Vulnerability & Emotional Risk in Recovery
Jul 26, 2017 • 66 min
This week I bring you a conversation with Roger F on Vulnerability and emotional risk in recovery. The interview was recorded while traveling from Stillwater, MN to Minneapolis MN so you’ll hear the sounds of the road —- Send in a voice message:…
53 - Tim Ryan
Jul 16, 2017 • 67 min
Tim Ryan; founder of the non profit recovery advocacy organization; A Man in Recovery and soon to be starring in A&E’s 1 hour special ‘Dope Man’ debuting July 31st which is a look at the day in the life of Tim Rya —- Send in a voice message:…
52 - Jackie L Part Two
Jul 10, 2017 • 58 min
Picking up right where we left off last week – in the height of Jackie’s active alcoholism. Jackie shares what it was like at the end of her drinking, and what it took for her to recover from a seemingly hopeless st —- Send in a voice message:…
51 - Jackie L Part One
Jul 4, 2017 • 48 min
In Part One Jackie shares on what it was like growing up on a dairy farm in small town America, the eldest sibling of 3, the classic go-getter and self-proclaimed goody two-shoes who quote didn’t like to drink turned d —- Send in a voice message:…
50 - Amanda Nelson Patched Wangs
Jun 25, 2017 • 65 min
Amanda shares her amazing journey of recovery the depths of meth addiction to becoming a best selling author —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/support
49 - TJ Part Two
Jun 17, 2017 • 65 min
TJ shares how Sober Journey got started, how he found his higher power, and how that power has enabled him to not only recover himself, but help others to recover from their addictions. Listen Up. —- Send in a voice message:…
48 - TJ Part One
Jun 10, 2017 • 63 min
Sober Journey’s TJ Skeith shares his journey to recovery in part one of our two part interview —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/support
47 - Sober & Serious Speakers Michael & Kenneth R
Jun 3, 2017 • 44 min
Special Episode! Michael and Kenneth R. deliver powerful messages at the 2nd annual Sober & Serious BBQ. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/support
46 - Sober & Serious Speakers Jason R & Big Jim
May 29, 2017 • 58 min
Special Episode! Jason R and Big Jim Downs deliver powerful messages at the 2nd annual Sober & Serious BBQ. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/support
45 - Big Jim Downs
May 21, 2017 • 34 min
Big Jim Downs is an amazing man, with an incredible story, and a huge heart. Jim is literally walking the walk - across America to raise awareness for addiction recovery —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support…
43 - Michael G Part One
May 20, 2017 • 55 min
In part one, Michael shares how early childhood trauma and loss set the stage for life and death battle with addiction and alcoholism —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast:…
44 - Michael G Part Two of Two
May 20, 2017 • 51 min
In part two, Michael shares how he hit unimaginable physical and spiritual bottoms; and how the 12 Steps have brought some unexpected gifts —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast:…
42 - Peter
May 18, 2017 • 99 min
Best selling author of “The Twelve Step Warrior” Peter Skillen doesn’t just live recovery; recovery lives in him… —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/support
41 - Travis Part 2
May 14, 2017 • 46 min
In Part 2, Travis shares how working the 12 Steps brought him to real change, so his sobriety date didn’t have to. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/support
40 - Travis Part 1
May 7, 2017 • 70 min
Travis shares coming up on St. Paul’s east side as the kid that didn’t fit in. That is until he discovered drugs and alcohol. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast:…
39 - Expectations in Recovery Panel Discussion
Apr 30, 2017 • 69 min
The 1st Way Out Podcast Panel Discussion featuring Andrew B. & Roger F. on Expectations in Recovery. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/support
38 - Jaclyn V
Apr 29, 2017 • 75 min
Jaclyn V shares her story of recovery and how she’s recovering out loud with her Blog Sincerely Addicted with Depression and upcoming book —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast:…
37 - James F Part 2 of 2
Apr 22, 2017 • 53 min
James shares how working the 12 Steps brought him lasting and meaningful recovery —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/support
36 - James F Part 1 of 2
Apr 16, 2017 • 59 min
James shares growing up in Sydney, his bout with bullying and his entry into alcoholism and addiction —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/support
35 - Tom Brady Jr Emotional Sobriety Part 2
Apr 9, 2017 • 48 min
This week, I’m sharing Part Two of one of the most influential speakers in my own recovery - Tom Brady Jr and his talk on emotional sobriety —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast:…
34 - Tom Brady Jr Emotional Sobriety Part 1
Apr 2, 2017 • 49 min
This week, I’m sharing Part One of one of the most influential speakers in my own recovery - Tom Brady Jr and his talk on emotional sobriety —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast:…
33 - Michael Part 2
Mar 26, 2017 • 77 min
Michael finds his way out of more than just Cleveland, he finds The Way Out of addiction in part 2 of our interview with Michael —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast:…
32 - Michael
Mar 19, 2017 • 81 min
Michael wasn’t supposed to make it out of Cleveland alive - hear part one of his story of recovery —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/support
31 - Jason R
Mar 12, 2017 • 94 min
Jason shares how he endured years of active alcoholism and addiction only to finally receive the miracle of recovery through the 12 Steps —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast:…
30 - Charlie L
Mar 5, 2017 • 38 min
Charlie L Open Talk March 4th, 2017 A Story of Fear and Recovery —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/support
29 - Bill L
Feb 24, 2017 • 78 min
This week, we’re blessed with the story of Bill L., who’s journey to recovery teaches us in large part how honesty – regardless of how imperfect and flawed it may be truly does set us free. —- Send in a voice message:…
28 - Bad Days in Recovery
Feb 20, 2017 • 43 min
Charlie shares that even in the worst days in recovery, there are things in which to be grateful —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/support
27 - Traci B
Feb 12, 2017 • 68 min
Traci shares her experience, strength, and hope born out of her journey to long-term recovery from alcoholism, heroin and methamphetamine addiction through the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. —- Send in a voice message:…
26 - WM
Jan 28, 2017 • 89 min
WM shares his experience, strength, and hope born out of his journey to long-term recovery from alcoholism and schizoaffective disorder and shares his new film “Autumn Shift” —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message…
25 - Christopher B (Part 2 of 2)
Jan 21, 2017 • 86 min
Christopher shares his experience, strength, and hope born out of his journey to long-term recovery from alcoholism and shares his most painful bottom - while IN recovery. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support…
24 - Christopher B (Part 1 of 2)
Jan 15, 2017 • 78 min
Christopher shares his experience, strength, and hope born out of his journey to long-term recovery from alcoholism and discusses the differences between the fellowship & the program of AA —- Send in a voice message:…
23 - Jane Z
Dec 24, 2016 • 54 min
Jane shares her experience, strength, and hope born out of her journey to long-term recovery from alcoholism and discusses her new book; A Beginners Guide to Spirituality —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support…
22 - Kathy
Dec 5, 2016 • 69 min
Kathy shares her experience, strength, and hope born out of her journey to long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast:…
21 - Bri
Nov 21, 2016 • 77 min
Bri shares her experience, strength, and hope born out of her journey to long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast:…
20 - Patricia R.
Nov 12, 2016 • 70 min
Patricia shares her experience, strength, and hope born out of her journey to long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast:…
19 - Ruth C
Nov 7, 2016 • 44 min
Ruth shares her experience, strength, and hope on sponsorship and being a sponsee —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/support
18 - Roger F.
Oct 23, 2016 • 68 min
Roger shares his journey through active alcoholism and addiction, as well as his experience after working through the first step of Alcoholics Anonymous. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast:…
17 - Esther Nagle
Oct 15, 2016 • 58 min
Esther shares her story of recovery, and how the practice of yoga brought about her recovery from alcoholism and addictdion —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast:…
16 - Jessie Sandler
Oct 9, 2016 • 34 min
Jessie shares his inspiration behind MySoberRoommate.com, and how it is changing lives for people in recovery —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/support
15 - Adriana
Oct 1, 2016 • 56 min
Adriana shares her recovery journey and her new project, The Creative High. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/support
14 - John F
Sep 23, 2016 • 62 min
John battled fierce addictions to meth and cocaine, but it was his alcoholism that nearly killed him. Hear his story of triumph through surrender and the practicing of a spiritual way of life. —- Send in a voice message:…
13 - Jamie S
Sep 17, 2016 • 69 min
Jamie’s active addiction took hold early in life, where she found recovery at the age of just 16. Hear how she found long term recovery & what life is like for Jamie today —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support…
12 - Marc M
Sep 9, 2016 • 58 min
Marc battled drug and alcohol addiction for 20 years, and it took everything from him - and nearly his life. How he recovered and what he’s doing now with the gift of sobriety. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message…
10 – Annie
Sep 3, 2016 • 63 min
Annie’s Experience, Strength, and Hope. Recovery based podcast for those whom are recovering or dealing with addiction and alcoholism. Annie shares what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now. Annie grew u —- Send in a voice message:…
11 - Sam
Sep 2, 2016 • 64 min
Sam’s Experience, Strength, and Hope. Recovery based podcast for those whom are recovering or dealing with addiction and alcoholism. Sam shares what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now. Sam grew up in a —- Send in a voice message:…
9 - Jason M.
Aug 20, 2016 • 66 min
Jason’s Experience, Strength, and Hope. Recovery based podcast for those whom are recovering or dealing with addiction and alcoholism. Jason shares what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now. Jason battle —- Send in a voice message:…
8 - Buddy C.
Aug 13, 2016 • 56 min
Buddy’s Experience, Strength, and Hope. Recovery based podcast for those whom are recovering or dealing with addiction and alcoholism. Buddy shares what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now. In recover —- Send in a voice message:…
7 - Mike Part 2
Aug 5, 2016 • 55 min
Mike’s Experience, Strength, and Hope. Recovery based podcast for those whom are recovering or dealing with addiction and alcoholism. Mike lost his brother at the age of 4, battled drug and alcohol addiction before e —- Send in a voice message:…
6 - Mike Part 1
Jul 26, 2016 • 48 min
Mike’s Experience, Strength, and Hope. Recovery based podcast for those whom are recovering or dealing with addiction and alcoholism. Mike lost his brother at the age of 4, battled drug and alcohol addiction before e —- Send in a voice message:…
5 - Matt R.
Jul 12, 2016 • 52 min
Matt R’s Experience, Strength, and Hope. Recovery based podcast for those whom are recovering or dealing with addiction and alcoholism. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast:…
The Way Out Podcast - Episode 4 - Andrew B.
Jun 28, 2016 • 47 min
Andrew B’s Experience, Strength, and Hope. Recovery based podcast for those whom are recovering or dealing with addiction and alcoholism. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast:…
3
May 6, 2016 • 74 min
Welcome. Thank you for joining us on the second installment of The Way Out. Sharing stories from people just like you who have recovered from alcoholism and other addictions. The Way Out does not speak on behalf of, n —- Send in a voice message:…
2
Apr 16, 2016 • 59 min
Stories from people just like you whom have recovered from alcoholism and other addictions. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/support
One
Mar 9, 2016 • 55 min
Jason A shares what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/support