Audio: The Contrarian

I just sent out Episode #151 for my longer, weekly sober podcast series. You’re familiar with the one-minute audios. These are longer, meatier.

and for this audio, i’m doing something very new. For this podcast you are going to hear someone interviewing ME!

One of my sober penpals (Conn) was celebrating his day 100 this week (hooray) and asked if i would be a guest on his podcast to talk about being sober.

As i mention in the audio preface, Richard’s politics (The Contrarian!) may not match your own, but you can hang out and listen to the sober stuff, right? oui. his site if you want to learn more about him is

And if you would like to interview me for YOUR podcast, lemme know. or if you want to recommend me to someone else’s podcast, please do so. i need the practise 😉

Usually i only put up an extract of the podcast and then tell you to go buy the whole thing and/or to sign up for the monthly podcast subscription.

For this weekend, i’m going to today i’m going to post this audio in its entirety. And i’m going to leave it up for 48 hrs so that you can hear the whole thing even if you’re not a podcast subscriber. So please listen now. right now.

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Feedback on the audio

Case Study Michelle: “I really, really liked hearing you as the guest … in a strange way, I was able to hear your message like someone who is not familiar with you. Hearing about corn on the cob, the drink-now voice, you’re not broken, the elevator that only goes down. You have so many great talking points … How do we get you on more of these? How do we get you on a panel to talk about drinking and the various methods/tools?   How do we get you to TED talks?   More, more, more!”

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I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

  • Hi Belle, that was really great! You have helped me so much and as Heathe says you have a gift that can help so many others so please don’t stop what you are doing. The interview was a great idea, I reckon it’s definitely something to repeat. Didi

  • Belle, that was absolutely amazing. You effortlessly let people know that there is always hope. You are so real and honest. I love the fact that you never change you are always the same straight up no b.s. and so encouraging. Bang on with everything you talk about. Please don’t ever stop doing what you do, you have a gift that needs to be shared with world!
    “Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf”….not me (anymore).thanks Belle
    Lots of Love from
    Day 118

  • I liked it 🙂 It’s great to hear the student interview the teacher. Conn brought his own spin into the session and It would be fun if we all had a go at it and interview you in the stage we are at in sobriety. Conn also mentioned that Belle saved his life. That’s a big call but it’s true. How does that make you feel Belle? Surreal? Wacky? Is it hard to believe? Well, it’s true. There’s a massive pool of people out there desperate to get sober. Get more interviews going, I say.