From Charter Challenges to Cali Sober

Discussed this episode: 85% increase in Alcohol Use Disorder in women, 35% in men, in the last decade in America Charter challenge over six-month sobriety rule for alcoholics in Canada errata: we say ‘Supreme Court’ off the top; more likely this would end up with the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Law stuff! John Hopkins […]

Sober-Curious Criticism, Dealcoholized Wine, and More

Matt and Marisa talk about the sudden appearance of new “sober months” in the calendar, and some surprising backlash to sober-curiosity and Sober October that has come up from a… suspicious source? Are we being too cynical? Not cynical enough? Discussed this episode: 4 Reasons the ‘Sober Curious’ Movement Could Harm People Living With Addiction […]

Ruralism, raffles, fancy lunches and dumb socks

We start with a heartfelt a capella rendition of “Ben”. And a whole lot more: Urban stereotypes and rural realities Therapy, or friends? Booze culture and the office raffle Alternatives to social drinking: fancy lunches, axe-throwing and more Also, being stupid with money; “at least it’s not drinking” Dumb socks Here’s that dumb thing from […]

Episode 02 – Coming Out

Watch Matt come from a place of complete honesty, then pivot to turn into the Lord of Lies as he and Marisa talk about navigating coming out as a non-drinker to friends and family. Marisa’s a lot more consistent! Strategies and tactics, the three-speed perception of drinking, and lots more to cover in this episode […]

Episode 1: Introductions

Hello MightyFriends! What’s all this, then? It’s a podcast/blog/stuff about sobriety, run by a married couple who don’t drink. It covers everything from the very silly to the kind of serious. It’s weekly. It’s a floor wax and a dessert topping. In our first episode: Meet Matt and Marisa Table-setting and introduction Hip Sobriety and […]