By Anna Valenzuela
12Q Podcast is an in depth look at 12 step recovery culture and an exploration of the world outside of the rooms from the 12 Step perspective. We believe that Recovery isn't just for Clean and Sober people. Each week Anna Valenzuela and Dave Yates ask interesting people 12 questions about their journey through life.
Hello! Late 12 Questions Drop this week. Anna had tech issues so she had to reach out to former guest and friend @jongrabemixes for help. We have a very special EP this week! 1st we say a loving goodbye to @yatescomedy. 2nd guest @matalanomartin comes on to talk about his life, grief, and recovery. 3rd, Mat and I started an Expanse fan podcast you can listen to at the end of this ep!!! Check it out! Bye-Bye- Belta: Comedians Anna Valenzuela & Mat Alano-Martin rant/recap the last season of their favorite show, The Expanse! Where to find us: @annavisfun on twitter, instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook. AnnaValenzuela.com for show info and listen to her other podcast 12 Questions (@12qpod) @matalanomartin on Twitter and Instagram, @comedy.tango tik tok, and https://mat-alano-martin-comedy.com/ for show dates.
January 17, 2022
Charles tells us the life lessons he learned from the Dollar General! Find us @yatescomedy @12qpod @annavisfun on twitter, instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook. AnnaValenzuela.com for show info and listen to her other podcast Bye Bye Belta.
January 10, 2022
2022 Recovery Resolutions
A brand new year means Recovery Resolutions! Join as Anna and Dave discuss the top 3 resolutions they have for their lives and recovery. @yatescomedy @annavisfun @unpops
January 03, 2022
This week's guest is a sober Chicago native now living her best life as a sober student in New York City! Jen H. shares her journey and finding herself in her recovery. @yatescomedy @annavisfun @12qpod
December 27, 2021
Our guest this week shares his story of experience strength and hope that spans from across the pond to Chicago! Joe M. is our guest and you don’t want to miss this one. @annavisfun @yatescomedy @12qpod @unpops
December 20, 2021
Our guest this week has a phenomenal journey to share. Kelly Hogaboom creates couture for trans, nonbinary, & gender expansive people. They were such a delight to have on the show. Follow everything they do here: https://bio.link/kellyhogaboom, follow us at @12pod, @annavisfun @yatescomedy and @unpops.
December 13, 2021
Tips For Getting Through The Holidays
Holidays can be the Bermuda Triangle of insanity for anyone, not just people in recovery. Anna and Dave run through some useful tips and food for thought to help give perspective to this wild emotional time of the year. @annavisfun @unpops @yatescomedy @12qpod
December 06, 2021
Our guest this week is the accomplished author of I Am Gold Dust (And You Are To) Stephanie VanZytveld! She shares about recovery and finding mindfulness and authenticity in the workplace. Tune in and pick up her book today. @steph.vanz @annavisfun @yatescomedy @12Qpod @unpops www.iamgolddust.com
November 29, 2021
Author and Comedian Kym Kral is answer the Questions on this brand new ep. Dave and Kym go real deep on trauma and the steps allowing space for forgiveness. Buy Kym’s new book Confessions of a Recovering Party Girl @kymkral @yatescomedy @annavisfun @12Qpod @unpops https://www.kymkral.com/buy-my-book
November 22, 2021
This week! We sit down with talented actor, director and HUSBAND Larry Clarke! Larry is the yin to Fielding Eldlow’s yang and he co-stars in their hit web series Bitter Homes and Gardens. Tune in this week to hear Larry’s experience strength and hope. @annavisfun @yatescomedy @12qpod @unpops
November 15, 2021
Fielding Edlow is a funny creative women balancing her comedy career with motherhood, marriage and her kick ass recovery. Check us out on all podcast platforms. @Fieldingedlow @annavisfun @yatescomedy @12qpod @unpops
November 08, 2021
This week Dave and Anna fly solo and answer your questions about recovery. Listen on all podcast platforms and for Anna's tour dat einfo go to annavalenuzela.com @annavisfun @yatescomedy @unpops
November 01, 2021
This week we have super fun episode with actress, comedian, and mom, Rosalee Mayuex! She gets serious about boundaries and relationships. Rate and review on iTunes and listen on uppops! @annavisfun @yateacomedy @rosaleemayuex
October 25, 2021
Mc Lil J
Today we have a truly dynamic sober guest Julia “MC Lil J” Degan. Through sobriety she’s found a way to inspire by creating raps and a great podcast called Rap On Tap! Check us and Lil J out everywhere you get your podcasts! @annavisfun @yatescomedy @unpops @mclilj Rap on tap: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rap-on-tap/id1571391832?i=1000538411234
October 18, 2021
Our guest is phenomenal writer and comedian, Rebecca Rush! She’s brutally honest about her story and works a solid program. Tune in as Anna and Dave have a blast shooting the Questions on this great episode! @annavisfun @rebeccarush639 @yatescomedy @unpops
October 11, 2021
This week's guest is multi talented recovery superstar, Pej! He’s an interventionist who also runs treatment centers to help addicts and alcoholics. His podcast, Peji’s Recovery Corner is a must listen. We talk about heartbreak and healing on this week's walk through the Questions! @annavisfun @yatescomedy @12qpod
October 04, 2021
Nicole Aimee Schreiber
Dave and Anna sit down with a true firebrand, Nicole AimeeSchreiber! We talk about our dad’s, amends, and the true meaning of forgiveness. @nicoleaimee @12Qpod @yates comedy @annavisfun
September 27, 2021
Today’s guest is Sammie James! Sammie is a super interesting human. Please check out their Polymorph monthly zoom show and the BoohHaHa Podcast. @SammieSamJames @yatescomedy @annavisfun @12Qpod https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh0xVS-G8UM twitter https://twitter.com/SammieSamJames https://twitter.com/WEARETRANS1 https://twitter.com/BoohahaP Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wearetransofficial https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100068069047467 I don't know when this will come out but Polymorph has 2 shows next month over zoom https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-something-damn-it-a-night-of-educational-comedy-tickets-165189001751?fbclid=IwAR0GWSUlotX0SbocUtspMCXchiQNE9zsN14fQplQgnvd3B6xF3Qoq80QrYs https://thetanknyc.org/calendar-1/goodriddance?fbclid=IwAR3wRrdiM7G33Z-TuKbUeU058MTKsqJSihQSvztnTe-b-WX9KK8IdKQF0bE
September 20, 2021
This week we have Jessica Sele! She’s been working on herself throughout the pandemic! She shares about growth standup and boxing! @annavisfun @yatescomedy @jessicasele @jsele @12qpod
September 13, 2021
This week's guest is professional drummer Drew Steen! Anna and Dave run through the life of a sober artist on the road as Drew shares how he keeps trudging before a recent performance. @annavisfun @yatescomedy @12Qpod @thekidd1986 Sponsor is Manscape. Offer code 12QPOD
September 06, 2021
You’ve seen this week's guest on Laughs on Fox, Walk of Shame Shuttle on VH1 and First Nation Comedy. It’s Kane Holloway! Kane co-hosts the self help podcast “Don’t Take Bullshit From Fuckers” on the All Things Comedy Network. He brings his experience strength and hope along on this weeks 12 Questions! @annavisfun @yatescomedy @12qpod https://www.kaneholloway.com/about
August 30, 2021
Our guest this week is the fabulous magician and comedian Angel Garcia ! (@guerrillajokes) Angel is also the host of Death and Friends Podcast. We go deep on moving during covid and relationships that leave lasting effects on us. Subscribe and stream this great episode wherever you get your podcasts! @annavisfun @yatescomedy @12qpod
August 23, 2021
Martina is works on the front line of the disease. She's soulful and thoughtful. Please rate and review this podcast on iTunes and TELL YOUR FRIENDS. @annavisfun @12qpod @yatescomedy @unpops
August 16, 2021
@annavisfun @yatescomedy @jimmypardo @12qpod
August 09, 2021
Witty, insightful and irreverent, actress and comedian Julie Weidmann sits in this week for the Questions. She shares a story full of heart, humor, and recovery with Anna and Dave. @annavisfun @yatescomedy @12qpod Julie: https://linktr.ee/Julieweidmann
August 02, 2021
We’re are so excited to share this weeks episode. Our guest this week is a Times bestselling author, comedian, musician, Life and Relationship Coach. He’s sold over 4 million books, most notably the co-authored, He’s Just Not That Into You. The one and only Greg Behrendt sits down for the Questions! Subscribe Rate Review.
July 26, 2021
Our Guest this week is a proud member of The Sunny Bunny Recovery group for fans of the band Ween. Anna and Dave welcome Lily Enchin! We talk about finding your place in recovery and still enjoying live music. Tune in for a fantastic episode of hope and funky jams. @annavisfun @yause tescomedy @12qpod @thelilenchinthatcould Sponsored by Mancape.com Offer Code 12QPOD
July 19, 2021
This week’s guest is known around LGBT rooms as “Hot Rob” He’s a talented comedian and sketch actor who’s serious about sobriety. Anna and Dave welcome Rob Pugliese to wrangle the Questions on this funny and insightful episode. Please Subscribe. Rate. Review. So we can be of service and reach more listeners. https://buff.ly/33VSgrg Sponsored by Manscaped Use Promo 12QPOD at checkout.
July 12, 2021
Dave and Anna go full woo-woo with psychic, podcaster, and witch- Angela Lovell! Angela has had wild life and has done a ton of spiritual and emotional work. She so powerful she get's Dave to tell her his astrological chart. Sponsors: Manscaped, offer code 12QPOD. Link: https://www.manscaped.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw24qHBhCnARIsAPbdtlKW2enT-lXhGQaoGVRq2SJ-Z_Ku6Ww1xSl6HDRH66iEYiKTJK2qtB4aAkgKEALw_wcB @annavisfun, @yatesocomedy, @12qpod, @loveable (https://linktr.ee/AngelaLovell)
July 09, 2021
Our guest this week is a triple threat of amazing. She’s a phenomenal drag queen, comedian, and podcaster. It’s Roz Hernandez! Tune in for @Annavisfun and @yatescomedy getting into the questions with @rozhernandez
June 28, 2021
Mark James Heath
We love a great Chicagoan on the podcast. This weeks guest is poet, comedian, and father @Mjh708. Such a wonderful inspirational story of struggle, triumph, and growth. Tune in, subscribe and leave a review! @annavisfun @yatescomedy @unpops
June 21, 2021
Anna & Dave are left unattended this week so they talk about "Re-Entry Stress" and 12 tips for keeping your cool as the world goes back to "normal". Listen and Subscribe! @12Qqpod @unpops @yatescomedy @annavisfun
June 14, 2021
This week's guest is a comedian, television host, fitness coach, and has over 252 Million views on his popular #tiktok page. The one, the only @joshnasar ! He talks with us about his struggles with #anger and keeping #positivity in his life. @Annavisfun @yatescomedy @unpops Listen and subscribe!!
June 07, 2021
Hey #friends ! This is Pam Mahler and she does the deal. We cover making #amends and following #love to strange places! Join @Annavisfun and @yatescomedy this week for the Questions! On @unpops
May 31, 2021
Absolute gem of a human Kate Willet joins Anna and Dave for 12 Questions! We talk about surrender, acceptance, and the clash between 12 step principles and daily life. Rate and review on itunes, and tell a friend! @12qpod @annavisfun @unpops @yatescomedy
May 24, 2021
This week's guest is a talented actress, comedian, and social media consultant. You won’t find many as great as Melanie Vesey! She sits down for the questions and shares her incredible highs and lows with us. Tune in for an unforgettable episode. On @unpops and everywhere you podcast. @annavisfin @MelanieVesey @yatescomedy @12Qpod
May 17, 2021
This week's guest is yoga teacher and music lover, Caroline Cooley! (@avocadoyogawellness) Caroline has a wonderful story about rebuilding relationships and chasing live music across the country. All while staying spiritual as fuck. Get this episode on @unpops and everywhere podcasts are found. Subscribe. Rate. Review for your weekly dose of recovery talk. @yatescomedy @annavisfun @12QPodcast
May 10, 2021
Liam McEneaney 2
Our guest this week is Liam McEneaney. Liam is celebrating his 25th year in stand up comedy. He owes that longevity to making the decision to get sober. We have a lot of fun this episode and he’s a fantastic story teller. Tune in on @unpops, @anchor, and everywhere you get podcasts. Leave review! Tell a friend! @HeyItsLiam @annavisfun @yatescomedy @12qpod #recovery #sober
May 03, 2021
Patrick Holbert @TheHolberReport, is super funny, honest and keeps it real with Anna and Dave this week. He shares is struggle with debt, sex, and an amazing story of redemption in his marriage. @annavisfun @yatescomedy @unpops.
April 26, 2021
This week we are joined by our recovery friend John H! He sits in with Anna and Dave to share his experience of staying clean and stories of meth binges in the adult film industry! Subscribe rate and review to keep up with all our phenomenal guests @annavisfun @yatescomedy @unpops @12qpod
April 19, 2021
Dwayne lives life to the fullest because he nearly lost it...in Florida. Dwayne is a super funny, driven and kind. Find him at @lifesaparty on twitter and all his info here: https://linktr.ee/dwayneduke . Listen, rate, subscribe and for the love of god tell a friend about us! @annavisfun @yatescomedy @12qpodcast @unpops
April 12, 2021
Our guest this week is nationally touring comedian John Conroy. John is a powerhouse on stage and an amazing guest. Tune in to hear John’s story in recovery and what it takes for him to stay right today. Available on @unpops and everywhere you listen to podcasts. @annavisfun @yatescomedy @12qpod @ConroyFTW
April 05, 2021
This week's guest is the lovely Alycia Adler. She's working hard on dealing with divorce, anxiety and trauma all while going through a pandemic! She gets deep about her day to day struggles and even works in a poop joke. Please come to our live show this weekend 4/3 at 5:30 pm pst! Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/fdwh77bb @annavisfun @yatescomedy @12pod @unpops
March 29, 2021
Our guest this week is a talented photographer and heck of a vaccine-line conversationalist. We sit down with @Burnstorm to talk life, death, and long term recovery. Check it out on @Unpops and everywhere you stream your favorite pods. @yatescomedy @annavisfun Donate to Camille: https://gofund.me/9703a532
March 22, 2021
Lindsay Adams 2
What do you get when you take a dash of awesome baker, a sprinkle of hilarious comedian, and a heap of sobriety? This weeks guest Lindsay Adams! This phenomenal comic and baker sits in for the questions. Be sure to hit her up for delicious custom baked goods! Available everywhere you do the podcasts. @yatescomedy @annavisfun @Lindsaysface @unpops
March 15, 2021
Our guest this week is talented animator and comedian from Phoenix Arizona, Dana Whissen! Check out this episode where we go deep into mental health and Fred Durst. Check us out on all the platforms! @yatescomedy @annavisfun @unpops @danawhissen
March 01, 2021
Liz is a international cat lady sensation. Her story is amazing and she's the type of human that doesn't sit through bullshit administrations. Listen, subscribe, and tell your friends! @annavisfun @yatescomedy @whatsnewdonehue
February 22, 2021
New Episode Alert! Chaz Carter is a talented writer and stand up comedian living in LA. Chaz is growing and developing his talents while keeping his head right while doing it. Check this week's episode to start your Mondays. Available on @unpops and everywhere you pod. @annavisfun @yatescomedy @pollypocketnegro
February 15, 2021
Hey ya'll! This week we have Katy French (@katyfrench/ @katyifench)! She's a whip smart comic and a joy to be around. Anna (@annavisfun) and Dave (@yatescomedy) talk about her viking childhood, her quest for calm, and her love of single line journaling. It's a very fun episode, give it a listen! @unpops
February 08, 2021
Our guest this week is Charlie Kanter. She's a wonderful actress, improvisor, and recovery inspiration. Full of wisdom and insight, Charlie shares her struggles and triumphs with the 12 Questions crew. Give it a listen and a share, you're gonna want to listen twice! Available on @unpops and everywhere you get your favorite podcasts! @annavisfun @12Qpod @yatescomedy @charliekanter
February 01, 2021
Our guest this week is tough as nails and sober as fuck. How tough? Hit by a car and still kicking ass tough. Check out Whitney Wasson on this week's episode for a dose of badass recovery. @annavisfun @yatescomedy @unpops @boozetornado
January 25, 2021
This week's guest is comedian and host of the Talkin' Schmitt Podcast, Brittany Schmitt! She sits in with Anna and Dave to talk about recovery, marriage, and life on life's terms. Tune in for this awesome episode on @unpops and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! @annavisfun @yatescomedy @12Qpod
January 18, 2021
This week Anna and Dave sit with David Rodriguez. He's a comedian, comedy club owner, and stellar all around guy. David shares about betting on himself and opening up a comedy club during a pandemic. He's a great dad and funny as hell. Check out this wonderful episode. @drodsgotjokes @annavisfun @yates comedy @unpops @12qpod
January 11, 2021
"This week's guest is Massachusetts own Rob Crean! (@robcrean) We have a powerful chat about comedy, mental health, and the freedom from not drinking. Give this week's episode a listen to start your 2021 off with hope and laughter! Available on @unpops and everywhere podcasts are streaming.
January 04, 2021
New week, New Guest, same 12 Questions answered by actor and comedian Evan Williams! (@itsevanwilliams) Anna and Evan relive their shared television PTSD and rekindle a friendship made stronger by recovery. Truly a must listen. Check us out on @unpops and all podcast platforms!
December 28, 2020
This weeks guest is Rebecca Robinson! (@beccarobs) Not only is she a delight on stage, but she brings the HEAT with the honesty. We dig through performing and mental health in a real way. Check out this uplifting lady's story. Out now on @unpops and wherever you put pods in your ears.
December 21, 2020
Jay Light 3
Jay Light is back to update the 12Q Universe on the progress he's made since the last time we sat down. He's grown so much and has gotten funnier and less mustachioed! Spiritual Progress coming in HOT for this week's episode. @yatescomedy @annavisfun @dietjay Listen to Jay's album: 800pgr.lnk.to/LightTW & podcast: blockbustingpod.captivate.fm/listen
December 14, 2020
Jeff May joins Anna and Dave to talk about food, obsession and embarking on the therapy journey. @heytherejeffro @annavisfun @yatescomedy @12Qpod @unpops
December 07, 2020
Today Anna (@annavisfun) talks with artist producer from Cracked and Quibi Katie Willert (@kawillert)! No Dave's (@yatescomedy) allowed on this episode. This is a really fun, deep, and silly episode! Check out her art at: https://linktr.ee/katiewillertart
November 30, 2020
This week we interview our silliest friend Gary Peterson (@comedygaryp). He talks about wild Bostonian women, mental hospitals and the couple hours a day he allows himself to dive into an anxiety pit. (@annavisfun, @Yatescomedy, @unpops, @12qpod)
November 23, 2020
Today Anna & Dave talk to Myke Anthony (Twitter: @MAnthonyComedy & Instagram: @therealmykejones)! Myke is incredibly funny. We chat about fear, surrender and speculate on if a drug dealer got clean & sober. Listen on Unpops. Rate and Review on itunes!
November 16, 2020
Lena Epstein Part 2
Get ready for part 2! This week's 12 Questions is so good, we made it 2 full episodes! Lena has a story full of recovery and self discovery. She's an amazing story teller. We dive deep into her past and love her so much for sharing it with us.
November 09, 2020
Lena Epstein Part 1
EP: 128 This week's 12 Questions is so good, we made it 2 full episodes! Lena has a story full of recovery and self discovery. She's an amazing storyteller. We dive deep into her past and love her so much for sharing it with us.
November 02, 2020
Absolute delight Andy Farnsworth joins Anna and Dave to talk recovery, boundaries, and crushes. Also, after recording errors, Andy edited this podcast into something listenable. We're forever in his debt. @annavisfin @12qpod @yatescomedy @bambifransworth @upops
October 26, 2020
EP: 126 Josh Mauldin is a legend in the recovery and Phish communities. He believes in service and boogie. Give this Rad episode a listen! @annavisfun @yatescomedy @12qpod @unpops
October 19, 2020
EP 125: Hey guys! We have a fabulous episode with Laura H. We talk about recovery and Dave's fear of death! Rate, review and subscribe! @12Qpod @annavisfun @yatescomedy @unpops.
October 12, 2020
2020 Spiritual Tool Kit
EP 124: Hey guys! This week Anna and Dave fly solo to go over the must have spiritual principles for the last leg of 2020! Listen to on unpops and all the the places you get your podcasts!
October 05, 2020
EP 123: Jil Chrissie is amazing. She is funny, kind, and unapologetic about who she is. She's an absolute force on and off stage. Join Anna and Dave on this weeks episode diving into the questions with Jil. @jil_chrissie @annavisfun @yatescomedy @12Qpod @unpops
September 28, 2020
Dude! Meet our new BFF Caroline Anderson writer for Corporate on Comedy Central! Dave and Anna talk to this sergeant in the BTS army about setting nerd goals, getting ripped and self acceptance. @annavisfun, @yatescomedy, @12Qpod, @unpops, @caolineeand
September 21, 2020
Sarah Dalton is a gem of a lady and hilarious comic. She joins us to talk about her surrender, the insanity days and LOVE PIZZA. @annavisfun, @yatescomedy, @12Qpod, @unpops
September 14, 2020
Zach Noe Towers
Newest episode of the pod is probably the best yet! Dream guest Zach Noe Towers Zach Noe Towers @ZachNoeTowers zooms in with Anna @annavisfun and @YatesComedy to be an absolute delight with a great message of recovery. Check it out and make sure to sub and tell your people!
September 07, 2020
Stuart Thompson Returns
Hey Loves! This week we have a real treat. Stuart Thompson (@stuartbthompson) comes back to @21Qpod to talk with Dave (@yatescomedy) about how he's grown since his last time on. Also he talks about his amazing new album "Dandy Man" available on Itunes, Sirus XM and CD Baby! No Anna (@annavisfun) this week because she talks to both of these guys enough.
August 31, 2020
DUDE. We have a dream guest. Today we're joined by Jackie Kashian! We talk about love, forgiveness, and yelling in grocery stores! Follow all the humans on this podcast, @jackiekashian @annavisfun, and @yatescomedy. Follow us! Listen on @unpops and rate and review on iTunes.
August 24, 2020
Hey guys! Today we Anna (@annvisfun) & Dave (@yatescomedy) talk with the amazing Matt McCarthy (@mccarthyredhead) ! We chat about fatherhood, twitter, and perspective. You know him from Comedy Central’s Corporate and the @wewatchwpodcast
August 17, 2020
Guys! This is a very exciting episode! Anna (@annavisfun) and Dave (@yatescomedy) talk with truly amazing comedian Debra DiGiovanni (@DebraDiGiovanni) !!! We talk about the myth of sobriety ruining funny, anxiety and pausing to be in the moment. Tell your friends! Rate and review on Itunes and listen on @unpops! #soberity #recovery
August 10, 2020
Hey guys!!! Get your #motivationalmonday on with @12Qpod. This week we interview the beautiful funny ray of sunshine that is Katrina Davis (@katrinasivad). Listen on @unpops and follow your hosts @annavisfun and @yatescomedy! Rate and review on iTunes you butts! #sober #soberlife
August 03, 2020
Hey guys! We missed our episode last week because Anna was injured. This week we're very excited to have author of "Down the Rabbit Hole: A Memoir of Abuse, Addiction and Recovery", Kate Russell! We talk recovery, family and surrender. Listen on Unpops and rate and review on iTunes! @annavisfun @yatescomedy @unpops https://www.amazon.com/Down-Rabbit-Hole-Addiction-Recovery-ebook/dp/B08785R8S6/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8&fbclid=IwAR3dNPJcbiEEcnlcn6vE1VZfu6vYkd2kQ0mrD32dNC9PluCCrL_iMFzqRCA
July 27, 2020
Long time friend of Dave and Anna, Shanna Christmas is our guest this week. She keeps it real about work, whistle blowing, and self confidence. Check us out on @unpops & anchor.fm! #soberity #recvovery @shannachristmas @yatescomedy @annavisfun
July 13, 2020
Rick (@Rickw00d) is one of the funniest cats in the game! He grew up hard and lives well. Rick and Dave (@yatescomedy) go down the music rabbit hole while Anna (@annavisfun) fights with zoom. Listen to us on all @unpops platforms Listen to Rick's album "As Above So Below" on iTunes. https://music.apple.com/us/album/as-above-so-below/1517111105 Please donate to the following links! BLM LA https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019 Raices Texas https://www.raicestexas.org/ways-to-give/donate/ Chirla https://yosoycalifornia.chirla.org/ Justice for Breonna https://justiceforbreonna.org/ https://www.change.org/p/usa-military-find-vanessa-guillen Justice for Vanessa Guillen https://www.change.org/p/usa-military-find-vanessa-guillen
July 06, 2020
Late post for some: Hello!!!! This week Anna and Dave talk to the delightful Steve Simone. Steve is an absolute ray of light, from the Comedy Store and the podcast "Good Times: With Steve Simone" We sit down and talk about self acceptance and giving back to the community.
June 30, 2020
Shapel Lacey (@shapellacey) has done the work in his emotional life and it shows! Listen to this insightful episode where Anna Valenzuela (@annvisfun) and Dave Yates (@yatescomedy) chop it up about trauma, journaling, and Oasis.
June 29, 2020
Hello!! 12 Questions is back with a fantastic conversation with former TV writer turned single dad Caleb Bacon. Dave and Anna talk about being the oldest dad in the pick up line and pitch some actual pick up lines.
June 15, 2020
Anna (@annavisfun) & Dave (@yatescomedy) Interview : bestselling author and musician Mishka Shubaly (@MishkaShubaly)! He challenges the idea of the 12 Steps being the only path to recovery! Listen on @unpops and rate on itunes!
June 08, 2020
At long last @RiversLangley from the @TheGoodsPod is on 12 Questions! Rivers, Anna (@annavisfun) and Dave (@yatescomedy)talk about how Rivers views the world and all the sad jams to listen to along the way. Listen on @unpops rate on @itunes!
June 01, 2020
Dave and Anna would like you to stay safe. In light of recent events we will not be launching our patreon. Instead we like you to send money to the following organizations: www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd minnesotafreedomfund.org/ blacklivesmatter.com/chapters/ raicestexas.org www.blackvisionsmn.org/ www.reclaimtheblock.org/ www.joincampaignzero.org/#vision unicornriot.ninja/
June 01, 2020
This week @12Qpod Welcomes Mo Urban (@somemocomedy)! She is incredibly insightful, funny and real Mo and Anna (@annavisfun) basically mind meld this episode talking about their drinking misadventures! Listen on @uppops and rate and review on itunes!
May 25, 2020
Kevin Casey White
Kevin discusses the tao of quarantine breakups: “Buy sex toys and go to therapy” This is the dirtiest, wildest episodes of 12 Questions ever! complete with special guest riffs from Brandie Posey. @annavisfun @12qpod @brandazzel @ksilly
May 18, 2020
Hey!! It's 12 Questions Day! Today Anna talks to Dave Ross! She shares the best father son apology ever! @DavetotheRoss @annavisfun @12Qpod
May 11, 2020
Welcome to 12 Questions! May the 4th be with this Quarantine addition w/ Christina Marie Leonard. She’s a delight and she tells us how she making it through covid 19. Rate and review this pod on iTunes and Listen on Unpops #12Step #comedy @12Qpod @annavisfun @christinamarieleonard @unpops
May 11, 2020
Welcome to 12 Questions! We’re back! This episode was recorded before Quarantine with the amazing Kristal Adams (@thedarkkristal). Please listen to her podcasts “Too Sensitive For Comedy” and “Black Card Rehab” Rate and review this pod on iTunes and Listen on Unpops #12Step #comedy
April 23, 2020
Alex Just Alex
Alex Just Alex is just a delight! His way of living and veiwing the world is peak logical. It's a very interesting gorrilla pod in Los Vegas!
July 22, 2019
Liam's a delight! In LA by way on NYC. He shares how he came into recovery and how he manages his spiritual fitness in the world of comedy.
July 15, 2019
Nicole Yates 2
Nicole comes back to tell some more awesome stories! We are in public so it get's loud.
July 09, 2019
Nicole Becannon is killing it int he game. Fresh off a break up, she's learning to balnce selfcare with her career.
July 02, 2019
The audio for this one is rough. Anna had some tech issues but Nicole is sucha dream guest, we salvaged it as best we could!
June 24, 2019
Dave Yates is a recovery rock star who has been going though it. He's dealing with grief and anger with grace, jokes and honesty. @YatesComedy @Annavisfun @12Qpod @hahahotsauce
June 17, 2019
Alex Duong Returns
Alex is back from his wedding travels! No questions this week. Just a fun catch up.
June 11, 2019
Alex Duong Returns
Alex is back from his wedding travels! No questions this week. Just a fun catch up.
June 11, 2019
This is a lovely episode with the amazing Jimmy Callaway! We go in on being old, being fun, and dealing with the kiddos.
June 04, 2019
Sorry for the late uplaod! Kevin is a long time listener 1st time guest! We talk booze, coke, and breaking up like a champ.
May 21, 2019
Devon and Anna go way back! They go deep on the process of the steps, being a young in recovery, and over coming the idea of being "Little Miss Program".
May 13, 2019
Jessica Michelle Singleton Part 2
Anna and the delightful Jessica Michelle Singleton pick up where they left off on the 8th question. They get deep about love, family and being called crazy in a crazy world.
May 07, 2019
Carmen Morales is a take charge lady who has also been through some interesting stuff with family, friends and comedy! She defends the noble enablers!
April 29, 2019
Anna and Kristin were roommates who have stayed friends!!! That's unheard of in LA. Kristin talks about her relationship with depression, comedy, and thicc cats.
April 22, 2019
12 Questions Live at B4UDIE
Carlos Delgado and Jessica Michelle Singleton join Anna at the B4UDIE festival in Anchorage Alaska!
April 22, 2019
Meet Hana Michels! Anna and Hana talk about PTSD, therapist parents, and Garfield conspiracies. (Our guest asked us to edit some content out. We always respect our guests anonymity. The interview jumps from Question 2 to 8)
April 01, 2019
Meet one of Anna's favorite humans, Brian Simpson! He's lived an incredible life and see's things his own way.
March 25, 2019
Zane is back! Anna and Alez set down with Zane and talk about eh other side of the recovery coin: relationships, fear, and self care.
March 04, 2019
In honor of Steven Brody Stevens, 12Q will be spending the next month focusing on mental health. This is best a longest Episode of 12Q yet! Tom Goss and Anna V. go full "Joe Rogan Experience" in a 4 hour mental health de- stigmatization bonanza.
February 25, 2019
Rachele has been glowing through it as of late! She sits down with Anna and Alex to share her experience, strength, and hope.
February 18, 2019
Anna sits down with Joleen Lunzer. They talk marriage, recovery, and getting drunk enough to fight a window.
February 11, 2019
Anna and Alex sit down with the incredible Brandie Posey! She talks about not using, toxic relationships, and family drama.
February 04, 2019
Matt Lieb tell Anna and Alex how he literally found "rock bottom", what his early days were like, how he keeps it together now.
January 28, 2019
Meet Janet Quinonez! She's put herself through the ringer and now has a life beyond her wildest dreams. @annavisfun @janetqprice @12Qpod
January 21, 2019
Meet Zarah Khan!!! She has a very interesting recovery story. She battled Schizoaffective disorder, alcohol, and the haters. She's also been living that Ted Talk dream! LINK: https://tinyurl.com/ycedmsfp
January 12, 2019
12 Questions: 2019 Resolutions
Alex and Anna create resolutions for 2019 and Recap 2018! BECAUSE WHY NOT?!
January 07, 2019
Happy Holiday's from the 12 Questions family! Meet Penina! She's Share's her experience with PTSD, depression and love addiction.
December 24, 2018
Sarah Mowrey comes in to share her experience with bipolar disorder, the patriarchy and comedy show booking stats! She's a damn delight. LISTEN.
December 17, 2018
Meet Courtney Kocak! We talk adderall, grief and becoming the kind of lady who says "The Universe".
December 10, 2018
Alex And The 10th Step
Alex is back and he has a lot to say about everything! We mother of all tenth steps and talk about what Alex has been up to.
December 03, 2018
Jon Graber is killing it in the game. He's not only a recovery rockstar, he's an actual rockstar! Well maybe just rockstar adjacent. It's a long one. Strap in for some recovery! @12Qpod @JonGraber @Cosmo_Sh @annavisfun
November 26, 2018
Mike Menendez isn't in a program but he shares the same buzzing frantic energy we have. He is extremely talented and a very fun conversation.
November 12, 2018
Meet Erik. He's a regular dude with a few gripes! We have a lovely conversation about life, connection, and therapy.
November 05, 2018
Anna and Alex are off conquering the world so Jarrod and Cosmo step in and interview the much talked about Stuart Thompson! We find out what makes Stu-boo tick and who is the grown up in the relationship.
October 29, 2018
Meet Belinda! She's the co-creator of Smut and She's her recovery is unique as she is. Please subscribe, rate, and review on itunes.
October 22, 2018
Meet Keisha! She has a hell of a story. Seriously, she's an international criminal of sorts. Please rate, review and subscribe!
October 15, 2018
Dave (@DaveApakarian) and I sit down and talk about his dad, his brother and the joys of Costco Socks! Rate and Review on iTunes PLEASE!
October 08, 2018
Descend into madness with the lovely be-juuled, bedazzled, Jimmy! Yes there is a Yoko Ono break, hugs and Jarod!
October 01, 2018
Lindsay is a delight. We talk crazy sobriety boyfriends, working from home, and mental health.
September 25, 2018
This is a powerful episode: It has wrestling, spirituality, and hope. Come explore the Tao of Coach Tea from Comedy Central's Roast Battle.
September 17, 2018
This week we interview this guy...who is he??? Oh, It's Comedy Central's own Alex Duong!
September 10, 2018
ALEX IS BACK! Rob isn't sober but he has some perspective. Mostly on how to accept losing your hair.
September 03, 2018
Cosmo comes back in to pick finish up questions 9-12! It's a short but sweet episode. Please rate and review on iTunes!!
August 27, 2018
Meet Cosmo! He's a gem with 3 years who's fighting through some gnarly injuries. We got real into talking and the recording cuts off. You are not loosing your mind. Stay tuned for a part two! @12Pod @dapperduong @cosmosher
August 19, 2018
Meeting After The Meeting With Jarrod
Alex is still missing!! No he's living his best life so Jarrod and I sit down to have a meeting after the meeting.
August 13, 2018
Jack Grisham- The First Episode
Alex was off doing TV shows and getting married, so Anna was left to record on her own. Unfortunately the files got lost. To celebrate this massive fuck up, we're going back to Episode 1: Jack Grisham! @12Qpod @annavisfun @dapperduong @jackloydgrisham
August 06, 2018
This is a comedy heavy Alex free episdode. Join me and Frank Castillo as we travel accross the dessert to Roast America. Fun fact just after recording we ran out of gas, I snuck off to buy a dress, Frank changed the show as it was happening and I barfed in two states!
July 30, 2018
Madison has dabbled in all the programs and seems to have picked up some valuable tools. Mainly the patience to listen to Anna's post-therapy babbling and Alex bro-ing out. Please listen on Unpops and rate and review us on iTunes, and if no one has told you this today, WE LOVE YOU. #recovery #sober
July 23, 2018
Graham Rodgers (@Gramdolf) has a real 'Ross and Rachel' relationship with AA. Will he or won't he get sober? Even Alex (@dapperduong) doesn't know!! It's a fun and silly conversation from Anna's (@annavisfun)apartment. Listen to @12Qpod on the @unpops network and rate and review on iTunes. WE LOVE YOU.
July 16, 2018
Alex (@dapperduong) and Anna (@annavisfun) have known Lila (@lovelilahart) for years! We've seen most her ups and downs. Lila is kicking ass in her recovery in every way. Please rate and review on iTunes, follow us on twitter @12Qpod and on the @unpops network!
July 09, 2018
This week @dapperduong & @annavisfun sit down with @MattColeComedy to talk about his "not quite-sobriety." Matt shares his tales of fast food fueled DUI's and his understanding of recovery! Please rate a review on iTunes and follow us @12Qpod!
July 02, 2018
It's a double Alex episode! Ms. Powers doesn't fuck around! She's takes her approach to her program very seriously. She's also brilliantly funny. @12Qpod @alexpowerslive @annavisfun @dapperduong
June 25, 2018
Aspiring podcaster and recovery badass, Helen comes in to talk about recovery, race and old school NYC meetings. Please rate and review on on iTunes! @12Qpod @dapperduong @annavisfun
June 18, 2018
12 Questions is back!! Logan Hobson is a delight. One of the folks you meet and just adore but his life wasn't always sunshine and stand up. Rate and review on iTunes! @12Qpod @VegasBox @dapperdoung @annavisfun
June 11, 2018
Meeting After The Meeting 2
Hold on to your asses! It's another 12 Q Meeting After the Meeting with Jarrod G. This week Anna rambles too much and hot updates on Sponsor Search 2018! FIND US! @12QPod @dapperduong @annavisfun
June 04, 2018
@Justin Comic joins us for a standard issue 12 Questions. We talk movies and recovery. Find us! @12Qpod @dapperduong @annavisfun @justinfoster
May 28, 2018
12Q Meeting After The Meeting
Are you ready for a special 12 Questions? This is a fun one. Me and Jarrod G. hit a meeting and talk about our quest to find sponsors and dig deeper in our recovery. I ate 2 dinners like a monster. No Alex on this one but he'll be back next week! Follow us! Twitter/insta: @dapperduong @12Qpod @annavisfun No Jarrod social media because he's better than all of us.
May 21, 2018
Joe Dosch is a comedian who's recently become a paid-regular at The World Famous Comedy Store. He's also been sober starting with an epiphany that everything he's worked for and accomplished is truly out of his control. follow our show on twitter: @12QPod follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows and upcoming episodes: @annavisfun @dapperduong
May 14, 2018
Jason Gonzalez, AKA "Gonzo" Lives for his art! It's a great episode with a to be continued ending. Twitter/ Insta @12QPod @annavisfun @dapperduong
April 16, 2018
Carlos Delgado (@cevichepapi) is a comedian and one of New York's finest. He's also been apart of AA & CoDA starting with leaping out of an Uber and disappearing into the night. his comedy album "Featuring For Myself" is available iTunes, Amazon, Audible, and his website www.delgadocomedy.com. follow our show on twitter: @12QPod follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows and upcoming episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
April 09, 2018
Earl Skakel (@earlskakel) is the host of the "Inappropriate Earl" Podcast and LA comedy's Big Daddy. He's also been sober throughout his life starting with the promise of a sweet ride if so. follow our show on twitter: @12Qpod follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows and upcoming episodes: @annavisfun @dapperduong
April 02, 2018
Ray C. (Redux)
Ray (@ray_tonto_del_mundo)is killing it in the game! He came to recovery by way of sex addiction. He really works a program while living and working the service of others. IT'S A LONG ONE!!! Follow us on Twitter/insta @12QPod Anna: @annavisfun Alex: @dapperduong
March 27, 2018
Alonzo Bodden (@zofunny) is the winner of Last Comic Standing's 3rd season and a recurring panelist on NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" He's also been sober for 30 years starting with the realization he's a comedian and not an airplane mechanic. follow our show on twitter: @12QPod follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows and upcoming episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
March 19, 2018
Dave Yates (@yatescomedy) is a nationally touring comedian & hot sauce mogul in the making (@hahahotsauce). He's also been sober five years starting with falling off a two-story building in Canada. follow our show on twitter: @12QPod follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows and upcoming episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
March 12, 2018
Alex Hooper (@hooperhairpuff) is the mastermind behind CRAVE, a monthly rave & comedy show combined. He's also been free from his anger issues starting with a declaration to be happy and spread joy. His album "Hugs. Pugs. Drugs" is now available on iTunes, Spotify, and Soundcloud! Also, his calendar "Pug Yoga" is available on www.hoopercomedy.com. follow our show on twitter: @12QPod follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows and upcoming episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
March 05, 2018
Casey Moran (@caseymoran11) is the host of the Discussing Depression Podcast and all around fave in the LA comedy scene. He's also battled with codependency starting with admitting himself to a wellness center. follow our show on twitter: @12QPod follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows and upcoming episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
February 26, 2018
Terrance Washington (@hahaterrance) is a comedian and sober person out of New Orleans, Louisiana. He's also been sober starting with pouring a bottle of brandy on a reluctant crush and kicking her out of his house. follow us on twitter: @12QPod follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows and upcoming episodes: @annavisfun @dapperduong
February 19, 2018
Rick has been clean starting with driving his car into the freeway underpass that connects all of LA's major freeways; a symbol he took to heart. follow our show on twitter: @12QPod follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows and upcoming episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
February 12, 2018
David has been sober 17-years starting with a divorce that led to an 11-year cocaine bender. follow our show on twitter: @12QPod follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows & episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
February 05, 2018
Bill Dixon (@billdixonish) is a comedian, TV writer & producer. He's also been sober starting at a fork in the road: kill himself under the guise of Paul Giamatti or sober up and chase his dream of becoming a comedian. follow our show on twitter: @12QPod follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows and upcoming episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
January 29, 2018
Alexis joins us from an AA and AL-ANON perspective. She's been sober starting with a blood alcohol level of .23 and obsessing over her friend's more successful Facebook profiles. follow our show on twitter: @12QPod follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on upcoming shows and episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
January 22, 2018
Jarrod G. is a dear friend of the comedy community making him the funniest accountant. He's also been sober for eight-years starting with hitting his spiritual bottom; a result of waking up many mornings as a powerless bottom. Follow our show on twitter: @12QPod Follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows and upcoming episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
January 15, 2018
Dustin David (@dustindavid_) is a comedian out of Maine who had a short-lived stint in male stripping. He's also sober, not starting with enjoying cocktails in the shower but with a vision of Nathan Lane. Follow our show on twitter: @12QPod Follow our guests on twitter/ig for updates on shows and upcoming episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
January 08, 2018
Justin Williams(@therealjustinwilliams) is a comedian and writer based in Los Angeles. His significant other has been sober for several years and he describes preparing for the worst and hoping for the best on a day to day basis. Follow our show on twitter: @12Qpod Follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows and upcoming episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
January 01, 2018
Ron Swallow(@ronswallow)is a lifelong sober person and beloved comedian in Los Angeles. His dry sobriety hit an all-time low at the age of 13 when he fought his entire family of addicts in Albuquerque, NM. Follow our show in twitter: @12QPod Follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows and upcoming episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
December 25, 2017
Jay Light Returns (2 of 2)
We welcome the mighty return of Jay Light(@dietjay) two-years into his sobriety. Jay deals with the growing pains of being sober while struggling to accept the end of a relationship. Follow our show on twitter: @12QPod Follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows and upcoming episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
December 18, 2017
Jay Light (1 of 2)
Dallas-native Jay Light(@dietjay) is a nationally touring comedian and a day-one in the Roast Battle scene. In this two parter, the @12Qpod will talk to Jay as he celebrates his first of 2 years in sobriety; a road that started with him finishing drinks that weren't his and arguing with exes that also weren't his. Follow our show on twitter: @12QPod Follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows and upcoming episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
December 11, 2017
Chris brings a program-forward look at The Big Book and how it's aided his sobriety through love, loss, and his health condition. He's been sober starting with overdosing in his drug-dealer's apartment. Follow our show on twitter: @12QPod Follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows & upcoming episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
December 04, 2017
Jane Johnson (@janejohnson_) is an advertising executive turned comedic actress & improviser. Jane has also been sober over a year starting with walking away from a high-pressure job to pursue her childhood dreams. Follow our show on twitter: @12QPod Follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows & upcoming episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
November 27, 2017
Ken Garr(@comediankengarr) is an internationally touring headliner hailing from Chicago and a favorite in the LA comedy scene. Ken has also been sober for over a year starting with the night he found himself divorced, pushing 40, and deep in the friend zone. Follow our show on twitter: @12QPod Follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows and upcoming episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
November 20, 2017
Kasey Koop (@kaseykoop) is a comedian, writer, and exotic dancer known for her risqué column "The Tasteful Nude" for Playboy. Kasey has also been clean & sober starting with overdosing in Vegas at a bachelorette party. Follow our show on twitter: @12QPod Follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows and upcoming episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
November 13, 2017
Josh Adam Meyers
Josh Adam Meyers (@joshadammeyers) is a comedian, musician, and TV producer known for creating "The God Damn Comedy Jam" on Comedy Central. Josh has also been sober on and off for several years starting with the untimely death of his bestfriend & beloved comedian, Angelo Bowers. Follow our show on twitter: @12QPod Follow our hosts on twitter/ig for updates on shows and upcoming episodes: @annavisfun & @dapperduong
November 06, 2017
Larry is the soul of my home group. He knows all the readings by heart and recites them with love. We sat down in the lobby of Radford Hall to find out how he's been doing this thing all these years.
September 18, 2016
Henry C. keeps it real in his long term recovery! Also he recommends some summer fruit options. Great interview! Check it out!
August 28, 2016
JF Harris has his meditation on lock. We met at a comedy club and have always had perfect and deep conversations until one night, in passing, I didn't recognize him. When I made an awkward amends for being rude, he invited me over to record this podcast. One of those God moments I guess! Find him at @jfharris_Comedy on twitter.
August 14, 2016
Ryan Higgins moved to LA for comedy and he brought his recovery with him! It's a great conversation. Book him on all your shows. ALSO There is a HUGE cat on the POD.
July 26, 2016
Joe is a GEM. He asked for more 12 Question episodes so he got'em! This episode has so many titles: Killing Ramsey, A Rubix Cube Made of Razor Blades, Puppies in Shoes, Addicted to Killing, YOUR THOUGHTS ARE NOT THAT IMPORTANT. I laugh too loud and talk too much! Check Joe out on twitter at @joedosch & @meanboyspodcast
July 15, 2016
Sam Tripoli Bonus Episode
Sam Tripoli Bonus!!!! A really fun talk about comedy. Check it out.
April 11, 2016
12Q Sam Tripoli
Sam Tripoli talk 12 steps and Comedy!
April 08, 2016
Ahmed Abbas Revolution
January 11, 2016
12Q Jeanne Whitney: Post Roast Depression
My hero Jeanne Whitney and I talk about the steps and life after Roast Battle.
December 28, 2015
Laurel S. Ep2
AND WE'RE BACK. 12Q Q Laurel S.Part 2 (6-12). Please subscribe on iTunes!
December 20, 2015
12Q Laurel S 1. mixdown
MY VERY BEST FRIEND! This is a very silly episode. Trying a two parter. Tell me what you think. Laurel has been though it all loaded and clean. She is one of my favorite people ever.
November 29, 2015
12 Q Keith Carey
Keith Carey! First none addict interview. We talk about living in an addict family and how life is now. SUPER FUNNY EPISODE. One of my favorite people in the whole wide world.
November 21, 2015
12Q Chelsea K
Chelsea has working in the treatment field sense she was 19. She's wise beyond her years. We take a critical look at the field and the people in it as well as ourselves.
November 12, 2015
12 Q Jayson Thibault
Comedian, writer, and recovery badass Jayson Thibault and I discuss his process and forgiveness after a bomb meeting. @theteeb
November 06, 2015
12q ep2 Sex Addiction
"HC" is a sex addict. He has been to rockbottom and back due to his disease. It's a long episode one guys!
October 28, 2015
12 Q Jack Grisham
Episode 1- Jack Grisham
October 19, 2015