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Welcome to this official website for the "CAL Chat" podcast – the show where we discuss our favorite Al-Anon and Alateen Conference Approved Literature and how it has improved our lives!  You can also visit my "CAL Chat" blog at www.calchatblog.com, get literature updates at www.twitter.com/​CALChatFan, as well as see recovery literature in a new way at www.instagram.com/​CALChatFan1 and www.pinterest.com/​CALChatFan

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CAL Chat

Jan 9, 2022

Diane wraps up the conversation in Episode 13's last part (#11), about the beauty that springs from the book "How Al-Anon Works" (B-32), community-building, and doing outreach/Twelfth Step work.  She delivers an emotional "Last Words'' section which leads to an exchange of heartfelt gratitude and I reveal the reason why...


Jan 9, 2022

Diane mentions (in part 10 of 11 from Episode 13), how this podcast inspires her to try something new (like the audiobook version of "How Al-Anon Works" (eA-22)) and always reminds her that she has choices.  She explains how the vision motto "Dream Big" applies to the long-term outreach project she's working on, more...


Jan 9, 2022

I compare the audiobook of "How Al-Anon Works" (eA-22) to the print version (B-32) in Episode 13's part 9 of 11.  A moving story about suicide, Chapter 27's "Finding Reasons To Live," is highlighted because of what it taught me about expectations when listening to the audiobook version.  The show wraps with an update...


Jan 9, 2022

In Episode 13's part 8 of 11, Diane and I discuss the importance of libraries and how doing outreach is not a duty but a privilege.  And she reminds me why I need to go back and listen to my own podcast!  Click here for a video of the hardcover version of "How Al-Anon Works" (B-22) that was accepted into a local...


Jan 9, 2022

In part 7 of 11 (of Episode 13), Diane lists all the Spanish versions of books (such as "How Al-Anon Works" (SB-32)) that she has also included in the public outreach project.  We talk about cross-germination and unintended ripples outreach can sometimes have.  Lastly, at this podcast show's website,