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Music For Recovered 387

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The Topic on Thursday is “Doing Things for the First Time in Recovery. Therefore, the music selected has a similar theme.

TV Show Elementary

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I’m thinking about starting a fan podcast for the TV show Elementary, a show about Sherlock Holmes, an addict, and his sober coach, Dr. Joan Watson.  I’ve watched every show and like the murder mystery with the hero being an addict in recovery.

The fan podcast would be about the CBS TV Show Elementary. Elementary which stars Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes, a recovery addict, and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson, Sherlock’s sober companion, in a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases.

I’m trying to get my wife to co-host this show with me.  I would look at the show from the Sherlock or addict point of view, while Anna would take the Joan or co-dependent view. The show would start with an overall reaction to the episode.  Then a detailed synopsis would follow.  I would think we would have a separate segment about how recovery is portrayed and how realistic it is, whether it’s myth or not. I’m building the website, I’m working on the album artwork, looking into domain names and planning the show name.

I would have to purchase the shows I don’t have saved on my DVR.  We would start with the Pilot show and work our way through Season 1.  I think there may be good response, especially from the recovery community, since there doesn’t appear to be an active fan podcast on this show.

Recovered 386 – Best of Recovered In Memory Of Andrew S.

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Our Recovery Topic is in the Memory of my son Andrew Mark S.

Video Clips include:

World Health Organization’s Report on Alcohol Use
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuaN6Hz3Eh4

American Indians and Big Beer
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17865105

What is Spice?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTUBEZOEIDU

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Recovered 385 – Podcast Awards

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Our Recovery Topic is
Voting for the Recovered Podcast in the for Best Health and Fitness Category at podcastawards.com

This is a solo episode, I’m all alone in the studio.

Today’s show is all about asking you to make a difference.
You can help carry this message of recovery hope to the world.
And you and do all of this in the comfort of your our home.
I will explain.

Daniel J. Lewis at the audacity to podcast .com
is the voice of authority on how to podcast.
His podcast is one show I never miss.  
As a matter of fact, I follow Daniel’s advice so closely that he is my virtual podcast coach.  
Over the course of the last year, I have listened to all of his episodes and his advice has advanced this Recovered podcast in quality and content.  
His podcasts have helped us especially in improving audio quality and the quality of our website at recoveredcast.com.

And Daniel J.Lewis has endorsed our podcast as Best Podcast in the Health and Fitness category for the Annual Podcast Awards Celebration.  I am so honored.

The 8th Annual Podcast Awards Ceremony will be Held at New Media Expo in Las Vegas on Jan 7th, 2013!  This Ceremony recognizes outstanding podcasts in various categories.

Over 5,000 podcasts were nominated for the 8th annual Podcast Awards. Only 220 made it in for final voting.  And we are one of the 220 podcasts that made because of your hard work in nominating this podcast.  thank you so much.

Please vote our podcast in the Podcast Awards at podcastawards.com.
I’m honored that you worked  so hard to nominate our podcasts,

I have compiled a list of podcasts that I am going to vote for every day during the course of the election period of November 1 through November 15 at podcastawards.com.  

Please vote for these every day, November 1–15.  


  • Comedy: the Ramen Noodle, cleancomedypodcast.com
  • Entertainment: ONCE podcast, oncepodcast.com
  • Technology: The Audacity to Podcast, theaudacitytopodcast.com



So, please vote for us everyday from November 1 through November 15 in the health and fitness category at podcastawards.com

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Please Vote for Recovered Podcast in the Podcast Awards

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Because of your 12-step work to nominate our podcast, we are excited to announce we are  finalists in the 8th Annual Podcast Award in the Health / Fitness Category!  Please vote every day from November 1 through November 15.  Just go to

Podcast Awards

The 8th Annual Podcast Awards Ceremony will be Held at New Media Expo in Las Vegas on Jan 7th, 2013!

Recovered 384 – Faith

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Our Recovery Topic is Faith

Tonight, we focus on the solution.
Tonight we talk about the spiritual part of the program.
Tonight, we talk about faith
Faith in yourself
Faith in the program
Faith in the fellowship
Faith in a higher power

Then we will discuss This Week in Recovery This segment we talk about news from the home group as well as news from the family room.

The, we turn our hearts and minds on over to
Alcohol and the Media –In this segment we share clips about what the media says about alcohol, alcoholics, and alcoholics anonymous

Video Clips include:

Use of Mood Altering Medicine for Addicts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-VeayFA3MSc#!

12 Step Jokes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiCSHfJ3iik&feature=related

AA depicted Family Guy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWt-259jTjs

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Recovered 383 – Best of Recovered

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While we enjoy a week off, sit back and listen to one of our previous episodes.

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Recovered 382 Show Notes – Hitting Bottom

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Mark, Joe, Spencer, and Russ discuss our recovery topic: Hitting Bottom
Hitting Bottom is that moment when life has become so painful that recovery is made possible.

During the Interview Segment, we talked to Bob, Kyle, and Liz about the Recovery Topic: Hitting Bottom

Helen Sponsored our show tonight by making a generous contribution to the show by using the paypal donation button on the site.  THANK YOU HELEN! Helen, an Al-Anon, also emailed us and we shared her thoughts.

Lisa from Illinois called in and let us know she nominated this podcast as best in Life and Fitness for the annual Podcast Awards.  You can do this too at

Podcast Awards

Lisa shared her thoughts regarding last week’s topic: expectations.  Thank you Lisa.

Regarding our recovery topic, Joe started the show off by telling us about his one year long approach to his bottom.  The decline began with a failed suicide attempt, a secrete he kept until doing his 5th step.

Spencer, an Al-Anon, shared that Al-anons also have bottoms which helps them to reach out for help.  Spencer described his bottom in terms of when his loved one confessed to him that they didn’t think they could live sober.  The realization that his loved one may not get recovery lead to a feeling of despair and loneliness, similar feelings as Joe shared.

Russ shared that he could relate to both Joe and Spencer’s stories.  Russ has a moment of clarity when he read his Physician’s medical notes and the said that Russ was a CHRONIC alcoholic.  That category gave him a moment of pause that lead him to recovery.

Recovered 382 – Hitting Bottom

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Our Recovery Topic is Hitting Bottom

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Recovered 381 Show Notes – Expectations

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Mark, Russ and Aaron discuss the Recovery Topic Expectations

High expectation are premeditated resentments while low expectations are premeditated disappointments.
This topic was suggested by listener Liz from Louisiana.  Thanks Liz.

Tonight, the following people were interviewed:

John
Tammy

Liz, who has less than one year of sobriety and is working on her 4th step, and is finding that she is trying to figure out what is a reasonable expectation.

Russ applauded Liz regarding her ability to have introspection and discover that expectations are a problem.  Russ suggested that the third step prayer as shown in the Big Book be done before the 4th step is attempted. Russ shared that he had lots of expectations early in his sobriety which resulted in frustration.

Aaron also related with similar feelings regarding expectations early in sobriety.  Aaron remembered that he was warned to watch expectations because they lead to resentments.

Russ and Aaron used the fellowship, the sponsor, and steps 2, 4, 5, and especially 10 to deal with expectations and to try to determine reasonable expectations.  Unreasonably high expectations is like going to the hardware store for a loaf of bread.  We need to figure out what our loved ones are able to do and resist the temptation to expect more than they are able.  If I need recovery support and encouragement, I need to go to people who are able to give it.