Jon W., Grapevine’s Senior Editor, joins Don and Sam for a discussion of how the magazine is put together each month for AA Members and potential members. Jon also talks about his own recovery from alcoholism, and how a solid program is important even when you’re exposed to AA all day at work. There’s a hilarious bonus of bloopers from year two at the end.

While we provide the podcast at no charge, we do have expenses. Grapevine is the only AA entity that does not accept contributions, so to support the AA Grapevine Podcast, please subscribe to Grapevine Magazine in print, online, or on the new Grapevine app. You can also provide a subscription to someone in need through our ‘Carry the Message” program, or purchase books or other items at

You can email us To record an Ask-It-Basket question or a recovery-related joke, call 212-870-3418 or email a voice recording