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I am a recovering alcoholic. In this show I talk about the confusion and stigma surrounding alcoholism as well all the different things I have learnt over the years that have helped me in life. My personality is incredibly enthusiastic. I'm the person that no one can believe has suffered from anxiety and depression. These podcasts are messages to my old self in the view that someone else may be where I used to be, which was a very horrible place. I hope these podcasts can help you in some way or another. It's not all doom and gloom, I intend to talk about long distance cycling adventures too, of which I've done quite a few now. Living a sober life is not about prohibition, it's about living a life full of adventure. Understanding what adventure is, is part of the topics.

I am a recovering alcoholic. In this show I talk about the confusion and stigma surrounding alcoholism as well all the different things I have learnt over the years that have helped me in life. My personality is incredibly enthusiastic. I'm the person that no one can believe has suffered from anxiety and depression. These podcasts are messages to my old self in the view that someone else may be where I used to be, which was a very horrible place. I hope these podcasts can help you in some way or another. It's not all doom and gloom, I intend to talk about long distance cycling adventures too, of which I've done quite a few now. Living a sober life is not about prohibition, it's about living a life full of adventure. Understanding what adventure is, is part of the topics.
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Australia

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I am a recovering alcoholic. In this show I talk about the confusion and stigma surrounding alcoholism as well all the different things I have learnt over the years that have helped me in life. My personality is incredibly enthusiastic. I'm the person that no one can believe has suffered from anxiety and depression. These podcasts are messages to my old self in the view that someone else may be where I used to be, which was a very horrible place. I hope these podcasts can help you in some way or another. It's not all doom and gloom, I intend to talk about long distance cycling adventures too, of which I've done quite a few now. Living a sober life is not about prohibition, it's about living a life full of adventure. Understanding what adventure is, is part of the topics.

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English


Episodes

Satireday Special

12/7/2019
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Being a victim of alcohol abuse is a terrible thing. When I say a victim, I don't mean people who drink and then abuse others. I'm talking about the fact that alcohol is the abuser! It's a bit sad, but I feel like I need to clarify that this entire podcast is satirical, given the PC culture we're in.

Duration:00:12:34

Blackout drinking and "profound" thoughts on a wall

11/30/2019
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Hi everyone In case you hadn't noticed, my podcasts are starting to branch out beyond just drinking and I'm starting to address psychological issues, which end up touching on political aspects. The main reason why I find it interesting is because of the profound personality shift I've had since I became sober. I used to be very liberal in in my thoughts and am arguably more conservative now. I was pretty nervous making this podcast because I share a story that was definitely a low point...

Duration:00:15:03

What happens if I press this button - A white South African Mentions the word Racism :-O

11/24/2019
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Hi everyone I had a really interesting conversation with a friend a few weeks back. I was a bit reluctant about making a podcast about that conversation, but I found it very fascinating, so I couldn't resist. This podcast is a bit different than usual and I'm starting to branch out into slightly different topics that are strictly related to alcohol. Hope you enjoy it. :-)

Duration:00:23:28

Elena - my best friend

11/17/2019
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Hi everyone, this is my short tribute to my closest and best friend, Elena. There's also few lessons in it that I have learnt from being an alcoholic a drunk and being in a long term relationship with someone so special, so it's not just "oh Elena is so perfect blah blah" I hope you enjoy it. :-)

Duration:00:13:16

Interview with Lukas - Am I an alcoholic?

11/10/2019
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Hi all After doing an interview with my friend, another person was interested in talking to me about alcoholism. It's another long conversation, and there's a big sound jump after about 8 minutes because we had some tech problems. Sorry for the lack of professional editing. I decided to keep the whole conversation unedited, so you can get the whole thing, rather than just snippets. Thank you Lukas for coming onto the show, and sharing part of your life story with so much openness and...

Duration:01:34:42

How do you eat an elephant?

11/3/2019
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Hi everyone Todays podcast is one that came to me after my interview with my friend last week. I've since done a similar interview, which I will post next week. The interviews can be quite long, so I thought I'd pull some highlights and put them in a seperate podcast, as well as mention some thoughts around points which I didn't mention during the podcast. The elephant in this case represents a problem. I won't give too many more spoilers, I hope you enjoy it. Finally, as I am now on...

Duration:00:30:15

Is my friend an Alcoholic?

10/25/2019
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Hi everyone I have been talking to a friend of mine about alcoholism for a couple of years now. In this episode he wanted to test if he is an alcoholic. We spoke at length and did two tests. The first test is to see if he is a primary alcoholic, which involves drinking 3-5 shots of very strong alcohol to get your heart rate up. If your heart spikes by more than 8 beats per minute it could suggest that you are a primary alcoholic. The second test involved a questionnaire. I have...

Duration:01:36:10

My friend Cal

10/19/2019
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Hi Everyone Today's podcast is a bit different than usual. It's a tribute to my friend Calum, who sadly passed away recently. The podcast is separated in two parts, the first part is some funny stories that Calum created and some of which I was lucky enough to share a part in. The second part is to do with some of the lessons that I have learnt from knowing him. This was the 4th podcast I recorded, but I waited for approval from his family before I published it. I say this only in...

Duration:00:28:49

Forests, rivers, monkeys and rat parks - with some added culture

10/13/2019
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Hi everyone In this podcast I recap the most important part of my 2nd podcast after receiving some feedback that a few people got lost. Thanks to those who pointed it out!! :-) This podcast is essentially different visualisations as well as some truths that exist in nature and scientific experiments that you can use if you feel as though you're in a mental rut so to speak. I also talk briefly about the drinking culture at the end of this podcast, I could talk about this topic much...

Duration:00:21:26

How to help someone with Alcoholism or depression

10/6/2019
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Hi everyone, Someone asked me to a do a podcast on this topic, so here it is :-) The podcast is structured in 2 parts, one is more to do with the person struggling him/herself, and what it might mean to help. The second part is more practical things that you could actually do. First half: 1. It's not always up to you to be able to help. The person who needs help needs to be WILLING to be helped. The age old saying, you can bring a horse to the water, isn't a saying for nothing. 2. What...

Duration:00:28:35

"Just do something" nihilism, egoism and meaning

9/29/2019
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Hi everyone In this podcast I discuss how I was struggling to break through from the feeling of doing nothing and feeling as though things were essentially void of any meaning. I hope you find it helpful, as that is my overarching goal in every episode. I also make these podcasts for my old self, which was being an active alcoholic, I wonder if these podcasts would've reached that person.

Duration:00:20:18

In Search of life

9/22/2019
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Hi guys Thanks heaps for the very sincere and positive feedback on my first podcast. It's inspired me to keep going. This one is on: * Anxiety * Includes a really amazing visualisation, which morphed into a slightly different visualisation, that I can briefly explain in the next podcast if you like? * an extract of my personality profile from understandmyself.com, maybe you can relate to the snippet, maybe not. * This leads to the carnivore diet I try to keep the pod casts to...

Duration:00:26:40

My name is Evert and I am an alcoholic

9/15/2019
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The most powerful admission I have made in my adult life. Saturday the 14th of September marked 2 years since I made this admission and my life has been outrageously better since. If you're curious about alcoholism or think you may be one, feel free to listen. I am passionate about talking about it, get in touch if you feel like you are stuck in a corner!

Duration:00:33:14