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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, get literature updates at, as well as see recovery literature in a new way at and

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CAL Chat

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 you’d like to see in the new upcoming book,...

Apr 18, 2017

The conversation with Wendy continues about slogans in part 2 of 4 (of Episode 10) from "How Al-Anon Works" (B-22 for hardcover, B-32 for softcover).  We focus on the slogan “Let Go and Let God” (especially the importance of faith in the 2nd half) and how a specific physical token can be used as a reminder to put...

Apr 18, 2017

What are good consequences?  Where does the fear of letting go come from?  What are literature discussions like at the World Service Conference?  Wendy shares, in part 1 of 4 of Episode 10, about using the slogans from Chapter 9 of "How Al-Anon Works" (B-22 for hardcover, B-32 for softcover) as stepping stones to...