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The Dry Life: A Podcast for the Sober & Sober Curious

The Dry Life: A Podcast for the Sober & Sober Curious

By Kayla Lyons
NEW SEASON COMING FEBRUARY 2021 ✨ The Dry Life is a podcast hosted by Kayla Lyons, mental health activist and founder of the alcohol-free challenge 1,000 Hours Dry. Each episode explores the sobriety journey of a special guest; why they stopped drinking, how they stay sober and related topics. The Dry Life Podcast is here to inform and educate you on the alcohol-free lifestyle! Tune in every Thursday for a new episode!
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Jess aka @DecidedlyDry

The Dry Life: A Podcast for the Sober & Sober Curious

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Dry January with Cynthia aka @gettingyourishtogether (Part 2)
Part 2 of our Dry January series. Cynthia, our Thursday host at 1HD, talks about how Dry January was her starting point to a sober life. She dives into her attempts at other sober months & what she attributes to her final success. We debunk myths about going alcohol-free & give our advice on how to best prepare for dry January or your first 1,000 Hours Dry! Don’t miss this one!
December 24, 2020
Dry January with Saratoga aka @the_sober_climb (Part 1)
On this special edition of The Dry Life I talk with 1HD host Saratoga about her experience with Dry January & how it played a crucial part of her early sober curious journey! This episode is all this Dry January: tips & tricks for preparing to go dry for 30 days (or 42 if you’re doing the full #1000hoursdry)! Tune in to hear Togas story & advice on trying out #thedrylife.
December 24, 2020
A Chat About the Sobriety Spectrum
Today it’s just me and you! I wanted to talk about the spectrum of sobriety, there is no black or white/right or wrong way to do it. We are all constantly evolving, how you identify today may not be how you do 6 months from now. I wanted to give you some background on my personal sober evolution, how it started and where I’m at now. I hope my story resonates with you and that you can take something away! Remember to practice self love today :)
December 10, 2020
Ash aka @the_unbuzzed
This might ruffle some feathers but that’s what we’re here for! Breaking the mold of traditional thinking. On this episode Ash & I dive into her decision to try moderation, the spectrum of recovery and why we both think milestones can be just as harmful as encouraging! Check out her community, which is inclusive to sober individuals and curious ones alike! You can follow us on Instagram @1000hoursdry and tune in next Thursday for a new episode.
December 3, 2020
Brett aka @bipolarandsober
Brett and I keep it real on tonight’s episode. Brett, a sober & mental health blogger, opens up about her dual diagnosis and how being diagnosed with Bipolar 2 has effected her life. We chat about being in recovery from substance abuse and mental health, different avenues of recovery and Brett gives her advice on how to handle early sobriety! Tune in every Thursday for a new episode episode & be sure to follow us on Instagram @1000hoursdry
November 19, 2020
Es @sober_otter & Kayla @kaylerlyons
This is a bit of a special! We switch things up and Es, Friday host of @1000hoursdry interviews me! I give the down-low on the next round of 1HD, my feelings on NA bevies & my opinion on the sober-curious movement as a woman in recovery from substance abuse disorder! Tune in & subscribe! Join us this coming Monday for the next round of 1,000 Hours Dry!
November 12, 2020
Sarah aka @NewFashionedSobriety
This week I speak with one of 1,000 Hours Dry’s original hosts, Sarah. She is now co-founder of New Fashioned Sobriety; a community for sober/sober curious womxn in Wisconsin. On this episode, Sarah talks with me about how her sober-curious journey turned into an alcohol-free lifestyle. Why she started her AF community, and the differences between parenting sober and drinking. We dive into how the media shapes drinking culture and drives us in the wrong direction! Listen in and subscribe for more dry life! Follow us on Instagram to connect @1000hoursdry.
November 5, 2020
Sadie aka @sobersadie
On this episode of the Dry Life I chat with Sadie, a sober mom of two, about parenting, adulting and prioritizing in sobriety. Sadie dives into her sobriety tool box and shares her tips on staying alcohol free during hard times. You can check out her full story at! Tune in every Thursday for a new episode. Be sure to subscribe!
October 29, 2020
Trish aka @realaboutwellness
My lovely friend Trish & I get very real on this one! Trish opens up about living with a parent that suffers from mental illness, leaving corporate life to start her own company and dating in sobriety. We get into the dangers of social media and identity crisis in recovery! You can check out her sober online community @weareunwsted on Instagram, based out of AUS. Be sure to subscribe and tune in every Thursday for a new episode of the Dry Club with Kayla Lyons, founder of @1000hoursdry.
October 22, 2020
Steph aka @funshitblog
Meet Steph one of Instagrams youngest sober influencers. Listen in while she and I chat about getting sober in college, navigating your early 20’s sans booze and more! Tune in every Thursday for a new episode. Be sure to subscribe!
October 15, 2020
Amber aka @Southern.And.Sober
This week, Amber, one of our 1HD Babes co-hosts chats about her alcohol-free journey, what it was like growing up with a sober parent and how she went from being sober curious, to being sober. We talk about how alcohol targets women and the concept of grey area drinking! Tune in every Thursday for a new episode. Be sure to subscribe and follow us on Instagram @1000hoursdry
October 8, 2020
Kayla aka @kaylerlyons
This week, I decided to talk to y’all 1 on 1. I wanted to give my listeners some background on myself; why I drank, how I quit and what it’s like now versus then. Please excuse my language, and trigger warning for domestic abuse. This is my authentic self and I hope after listening you get to know me better. If you want to reach out you can do so on Instagram @kaylerlyons or email me at ✨
October 1, 2020
Tori aka @theretiredpartygirl
This week I talk with Tori, founder of the Retired Party Girl Club or RPG. We get into finding sober pals online, how to navigate friendships with friends who still drink and our personal opinions on relapse. We share our own experiences with slips and talk about shame, guilt and self compassion. Tune in every Thursday for a new episode!
September 24, 2020
Amy Aka @msamycwillis
On this weeks episode of TDL, I talk with recovery and mindset coach Amy C Willis about navigating sobriety as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, the importance of alcohol-free language and finding support in the online community. You can learn more about Amy and her coaching at or by following her on Instagram! Be sure to subscribe 😊
September 17, 2020
Emily P aka @HighlightRealRecovery
It’s Thursday y’all! And that means it’s time to talk sobriety. On this episode of The Dry Life, Emily and I chat about mommy wine culture, finding community online and leaving the rooms of AA for new recovery programs! Be sure to check out her group for sober curious/AF moms @sobermomsquad on Instagram or her website Be sure to read her full story in her book “Highlight Real” which can be found on Amazon or wherever books are sold! Enjoy, and we’ll see you next Thursday for a new episode!
September 10, 2020
Shane aka Kayla’s Boyfriend
On this special edition, I have a chat with my boyfriend Shane. Shane dives into what it’s like dating someone who is sober, how he navigated our friendship before and after I got sober and his own experience growing up with a sober father. This episode is aimed to help you better navigate your relationship with your partner and hopefully help open communication. Enjoy! New episodes every Thursday!
September 3, 2020
Amber aka @thehansenlife
This week I chat with Amber Hansen, co-host of @1000hoursdrydenverxnewyork ! Amber tells us all about her decision to go alcohol-free, how she got involved with the Dry Club and more. Her & I dive into what it’s like to slip up and keep moving forward without changing your “sober date”. Join us every Thursday for a new episode!
August 27, 2020
Jess aka @DecidedlyDry
On this episode, Jess and I dive into the dangers of mommy wine culture, mom shaming, the individualistic culture Americans have and how that contributes to alcohol abuse. We both share their personal experiences on early sobriety, and finding the right path of recovery for YOU! ⁣
August 20, 2020
Sammi aka @the_sober_millennial
Tune into this weeks episode where Sammi of 1,000 Hours Dry Chicago and I talk about her AF journey, her experience being a college athlete and the toxic drinking culture we have today in America. New episodes every Thursday! Be sure to subscribe :)
August 13, 2020
Kate G aka @thekategleason
On this episode of The Dry Life Podcast, Kate and I talk about starting our own sobriety communities, how Covid helped Kate find sobriety and how today’s marketing tactics help conceal the truth about drinking! Listen & learn! Thank you for tuning in, if you love our message please subscribe & tell a friend about us!
August 6, 2020
Kiola aka @kiolaraines Part 2
Kiola and I get right into the current problems the sober online community is facing; racism, separation and close-mindedness. We talk SOLUTION because, well what else is the point of bringing up our current issues if not to come to a resolution! Tune in every Thursday to listen to the Dry Life podcast!
August 1, 2020
Es aka @Sober_Otter Part 2
Es and I chat about how normalized alcohol is in our society, dealing with life stressors without alcohol and how to communicate with your partner who does drink. Tune in every Thursday for a new episode!
July 24, 2020
Kevin aka @sober_ginger
Join Kevin and I for a conversation about his experience in early sobriety, parenting before and after recovery and the variety of belief models that different recovery programs use as the foundation for their communities! **Our opinions are our own and do not reflect the entire Dry Club community as a whole.** Tune in every Thursday for a new episode of The Dry Life podcast.
July 17, 2020
Kiola aka @KiolaRaines
Tune into this episode as Health & Wellness Coach Kiola and I dive into our own experiences with getting sober, experimenting with different recovery programs and working in the health & wellness industry while drinking/being AF!
July 9, 2020
Hailey aka @HaileyDekle
On this episode of The Dry Life Hailey and I discuss being in a relationship with a partner who drinks, the hypocrisy of alcohol in the fitness industry and the dangers of alcohol consumption.
July 3, 2020
Ashley aka @the_unbuzzed
In this episode of The Dry Life podcast, Ashley and I talk sobriety and co-morbid disorders like eating DO, OCD and perfectionism. We talk about our person experiences getting sober at 23 and running dry communities. Be sure to subscribe to our channel!
June 25, 2020
Rachel aka @shotstoshakes
In this episode, Rachel and I dive into the lifestyle of the retired party girl, what it’s like being 27 and sober, and touch on topics like how to deal with the consequences of your drinking and self-compassion. Ready to heal? Join us :)
June 19, 2020
Maria G. Aka @MSnazzy
In this episode, Maria and I dive into being alcohol-free during the pandemic and the BLM movement. We get into why we think alcohol doesn’t belong in the wellness and fitness industry & more!
June 11, 2020