In this episode of “The Addicted Mind” podcast, we dive into the inspiring world of Ronnie Marmo, a talented actor, director, and writer with a 25-year journey through addiction, recovery, and the arts. Ronnie opens up about his personal battle with addiction, finding solace and salvation through Alcoholics Anonymous at a young age, and how this experience has profoundly influenced his career in the entertainment industry.

He shares behind-the-scenes insights into his work on plays like “I’m Not a Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce” and “Bill W. and Dr. Bob,” which explore themes of addiction and recovery. Ronnie’s story is a testament to the power of hope, resilience, and the transformative impact of the arts on both the creator and the audience. This episode is a heartwarming reminder that it’s never too late to turn your life around and make a positive impact on the world.

Key Topics:

– Ronnie Marmo’s personal journey through addiction and recovery.

– The impact of Alcoholics Anonymous on Ronnie’s life and career.

– Behind the scenes of “I’m Not a Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce” and “Bill W. and Dr. Bob.”

– The role of art and theater in promoting healing and understanding.

– How Ronnie uses his experiences to inspire and connect with others facing addiction.


– [00:00] Introduction to Ronnie Marmo and the episode.

– [02:00] Ronnie’s early encounter with addiction and recovery.

– [08:00] The significance of plays in Ronnie’s life and their message.

– [15:00] The interplay between Ronnie’s recovery journey and his artistic endeavors.

– [22:00] Insights into the creation and impact of “Bill W. and Dr. Bob.”

– [30:00] Ronnie’s advice to those struggling with addiction.

– [37:00] Conclusion and where to find Ronnie’s work.

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