PW #97: Polyamory in Studio 60

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0:00 Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com

1:10 Announcements
Welcome to our new Escape Pod listeners; kudos to Violet blue; my first sci-fi con; thanks for your generous offers of support and sympthay as well as your generous tips and donations—thanks this week to Jason, Victoria, Monk, Laurie Ann and Graydancer

5:50 Listener Mail
Brent asks what other polys think of Valentine’s Day; 7:00 Shandra corrects a misconception about furries, stating being a furry isn’t all about “dressing up in funny costumes and having sex” but rather about expressing one’s animalistic side

8:40 Poly in the Media
9:20 pointed out this article stating that who you love and how you love them being more of a political statement than who you vote for; 10:45 this article in MSNBC shows that compatibility and sexual attraction might be genetic; 12:20 a new kinky salon in San Francisco is polysexual, a haven for burners and freaks; Jared says it’s not a “sex club,” but likeminded folks who can share whatever energy they feel; 15:10 Mistress Matisse wrote another insightful article on what it takes to be poly—exactly how you feel isn’t as important as how you respond to those feelings and that poly skills evolve; 18:20 Washington Defense of Marriage alliance proposes to challenge the law that limits marriage to couples planning to raise kids together by requiring that procreation be a legal definition of marriage!!

20:00 Topic: Studio 60 mentions polyamory!
Finally, a mention of polyamory in the mainstream media that is accurate, intelligent and seamless; minx reports on the mention of polyamory and Loving More in Studio 60, this Aaron Sorkin show and praises its seamless, relatively unbiased inclusion in the snappy dialogue; 27:20 aTV blog comments on the mention of poly in Studio 60 with a critique of abstinence programs

28:50 Wrap-Up
I’m a little behind with email; recorded Sunday and catching up; thanks again for offers of help and support! Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call the listener comment line at 206-202-POLY. And hey, why not attach an audio comment to that email? :-) Check out PolyWeekly at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Thanks for listening!

If you like the intro music, check out Pacemaker Jane, a cool band out of Ohio.

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