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August 02, 2012 8:01 AM Bill W and Alcoholics Anonymous

By Keith Humphreys

I greatly enjoyed being on KQED Forum the other day with Dan Carracino in a program about Bill W. and Alcoholics Anonymous. Dan and his friend Kevin Hanlon have created a documentary about Bill W. that is getting rave reviews and is now playing in select cities.

It was a privilege to feel less like a guest than a member of the audience with the best seat in the house. Dan exhibits the rare combination of being extraordinarily knowledgeable yet completely unpretentious in presenting what he knows. I could have listened to him talk for much longer time than we had, and I suspect the rest of the audience felt the same way.

Here is the radio show, hosted by Scott Shafer:

And here is the trailer to the movie.

[Cross-posted at The Reality-based Community]

Keith Humphreys is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine.