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Welcome to this official website for the "CAL Chat" podcast โ€“ 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, get literature updates at the recently launchedโ€‹@CALChatFan1, (as well as on "X" - formerlyโ€‹CALChatFan) and see recovery literature in a new way atโ€‹CALChatFan1,โ€‹CALChatFan, and the "CAL Chat Podcast" YouTube Channel.

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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,โ€Š 

Jan 9, 2022

Diane details (in part 6 of 11 from Episode 13), how she uses "How Al-Anon Works" (B-32) for outreach in a broader sense - especially in an extensive relationship-building project that just started.  Find out how outreach is like mining gold!  


  • "...having this book available makes a big...

Dec 27, 2018

Terry Anne highlights new upcoming Al-Anon literature in part 5 of 5 of Episode 12 and explains how the motto chosen for the "2018 World Service Conference Summary" (P-46) applies to her own personal life.  To submit your suggestion for your favorite "Forum" article that youโ€™d like to see in the new upcoming book,...

Dec 27, 2018

In part 4 of 5 (of Episode 12), Terry Anneโ€™s pick for her favorite outreach piece of literature is the bookmark "Just For Today" (M-12) and we talk about how it helps puts the focus on ourselves, not the alcoholic.  Then we pull out our "2018 World Service Conference Summary" (P-46) to dive into page 51 regarding the...

Dec 27, 2018

Terry Anne (in part 3 of 5 of Episode 12) sums up the new book "Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships" (B-33) in 3 words!  I reveal my favorite sections from pages 18-19 and the story of loss on page 118 that still stays with me.


  • "...weโ€™re loved more for who we really are than anyone...