193 John M. | One Day at a Time

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Harry Duran welcomes to the podcast storyteller and fellow podcaster, John M. John is the host of the Sober Speak Podcast, a show that provides members of Alcoholics Anonymous a platform to share their stories of recovery. In this episode, John and Harry talk about what inspired John to start his podcast. John opens up about his experience with Alcoholics Anonymous, the strength it has taken to maintain his sobriety for nearly thirty years, and leaving behind a legacy of helping others.

What We Covered:

  • 02:51 – Harry welcomes John M to the podcast
  • 03:13 – How Harry and John originally met
  • 09:07 – Harry and John discuss the approach of including preview and recap snippets
  • 13:06 – John talks about what inspired him to start a podcast
  • 17:58 – The growth of John’s podcast, Sober Speak
  • 20:01 – How John perfected his podcast format
  • 21:45 – The importance of not forgetting about the listener
  • 24:08 – Recovery style format
  • 24:44 – How John has grown as an interviewer
  • 27:42 – John’s desire to share the message of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • 29:23 – John’s experience with Alcoholics Anonymous
  • 32:34 – Growing up with a mother suffering from mental illness
  • 34:46 – Why John believes Alcoholics Anonymous has withstood the test of time
  • 35:43 – The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • 37:18 – The three phases of John’s life
  • 39:31 – What legacy means to John
  • 42:02 – The aspect of John’s sobriety that has impacted him the most
  • 46:14 – Next steps for John’s podcast, Sober Speak
  • 47:32 – How to incorporate listener feedback
  • 52:05 – What is something John has changed his mind about recently
  • 53:52 – What is the most misunderstood thing about John
  • 55:45 – Where listeners can follow John and his podcast


Links Mentioned

Sober Speak Website

Sober Speak Instagram

Sober Speak Podcas

To join John’s Secret Facebook Group, send him a note at John@soberspeak.com

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