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0:00 Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to; friend me on Twitter and answer questions about what you want on the show, call 206-202-POLY with comments

3:45 Listener mail
Shasta wrote in about the jealousy seminar and how she used it to deal with her jealousy issues with her husband; minx apologizes for posting the wrong jealousy seminar, but hey, that one was better!; 6:45 Deb in an audio comment invites minx to MichFest for naked camping; Vannevar Morgan writes in to argue statistically about the gender pay gap based on the American Association of University Women’s report Behind the Pay Gap , but minx finds the arguments annoying and goes all ranty

11:45 Comments on PW 112: Listener Mail Extravaganza!
Steve comments that text chat can indeed cause issues; Tambourine Man comments as a sufferer of bipolar disorder that he prefers (when properly medicated) that people not walk on eggshells and jus talk to him, plus he invites minx to be naked outside his house in Iowa; 17:30 J comments on dealing with a manic-depressive in her own relationship and that everyone needs to pull his/her weight, including the one suffering from the condition

19:00 Comments on PW 114: Introverts and Extroverts
Damon comments on Myers-Briggs and ambiverts and perverts; TobyG Twitters a comment as well

21:30 Topic/Question: Time Management
RedSneaker asks about time management with poly when one or more partners get busy/more demanding jobs–how do you deal with time management before it becomes a dealbreaker?

22:30 Topic: Being Poly and Jewish
This article from Heeb Magazine brought up the question of being poly and Jewish; resources listed include and the AhavaRaba listserv; interesting info include that the Torah is silent about lesbians; some couples consider “concubine” status to bring a third into the relationship; 29:15 Jennifer comments that Judaism is less a religion and more a way of life–so long as you and God have a peace with how you live your life, it’s OK; comments from the LiveJournal polyamory community include the fact that since issues of Jewish law are complex, it’s more of a “talk with your rabbi” thing than a “let’s all talk about it” thing; also, it’s not really something to be “out” about; keep in mind that less than 1.6% of the U.S. population is Jewish, and fewer than that are poly

35:30 Wrap-Up
Next week: time management for polyamory. Today’s bumper music for the poly and Jewish segments and outro music is I Love a Jew by Stucky & Murray.

Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email 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 Thanks for listening!

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


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  1. Great show, good information. Minx, you’re an inspiration.

    An extroverted sub. I like it.

  2. Thanks! This was a fun show to do.

  3. Sc00ter July 18, 2007 at 8:47 am · ·

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