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The greatest presentation of the Big Book ever. Now you can take it with you wherever you go...in the Car, Jogging, Working Out, or just laying in bed on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Over 6 hours of entertaining study of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Joe McQ. & Charlie P. met in 1973 when Joe introduced Charlie as the AA speaker at an Al-Anon Convention. Joe had wondered if Charlie might be the country-western singer Charlie Pride. "He wasn't even the right color," Joe laments. They instantly discovered their mutual fascination with AA's basic text "The Big Book". What interested them most was that The Big Book was written in a particular sequence to convey certain ideas. That interest began a close friendship which has lasted to this day. They would frequently meet to discuss the book, often driving 225 miles to meet in each other's homes.

Soon they were planning meetings in hotel rooms at AA conventions in Oklahoma and Arkansas, and within a few years, the meetings grew in popularity. In 1977, some members met in a Tulsa, OK hotel room for a discussion of the Big Book. One asked Joe & Charlie to come to
his home group to present a program on the book. An AA taper made a four tape set of their presentation and called it "The Big Book Study". The tapes were gradually circulated
throughout the fellowship and invitations were received for Joe & Charlie to present the study at AA conventions, roundups and special events. By 1980, there had been about eight studies offered.

The CDs for this Big Book study generally sell for over $30. Now you can get them on you iPhone, iTouch, or iPad for a lot less.

The Software herein is Copyright of Calidad Systems. The Joe and Charlie tapes are public domain.

What's New

Version 3.2

- Fixed iPhone 4 Layout isses
- Fixed some bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
48 Ratings
48 Ratings

Absolutely a great tool for the recovering alcoholics!


I have 17yrs of sobriety and I was introduced to the Joe and Charlie Tapes back in 2009. It gave me a new perspective on the Big Book. A clear understanding and a new outlook on how the Big Book came about all those years ago. I highly recommend this app for the new comers and the old timers. I have used this app to as a tool for meetings and I am currently meeting with a group of girls now every Monday afternoon and we listen to two or three segments at a time. I you want a clear understanding of the big book this is it! It is worth more than the money it took for the app. Great investment!


Brian in KC, MO

I have listened to joe & Charlie to/from work for many months now and it has absolutely changed my life. You can go to 90 meetings in 90 days and still not understand the program at the level that joe & Charlie explain it. This is essential listening early in recovery to supplement what you hear at meetings.

App needs to be updated for IOS 11


I downloaded this app a few years ago and now it no longer works on my iphone 6 due to incompatibility to IOS 11. Please please please do whatever you need to do to update the app. I need some Joe & Charlie right about now. Thanks! Peace, love and serenity to you all!!


Robert Keathley
9.8 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© Copyright 2010-2013 Calidad Systems, LLC


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