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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.
2:40 Feedback: Negotiations
Rose reponds to the idea of interrupting one’s partners on dates

3:30 Feedback: Pay disparity for women
From Poly Weekly 113 and Vannevar Morgan’s feedback on Poly Weekly #114, Jerith points out that men aren’t given any advantages, either; he mentions Off-Ramps and On-Ramps, Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success
and The Feminine Mistake; Alissa mentions an article in Reason magazine on the topic

7:00 Feedback: Poly Weekly #113 and “Fairness”
Alissa also comments on the idea of fairness and how she disagree’s with PepperMint’s idea of “promoting the idea of fairness” and that keeping everyone involved happy or meeting everyone’s needs would be a better goal than being “fair”; she maintains that promoting fairness promotes the idea of tit-for-tat, which doesn’t work well with poly–she points out that having the same number or quality of partners isn’t “fair,” but that striving to be generous and happy would be a better goal

11:30 Feedback: Poly Weekly #114: Introverts and Extroverts
David comments on having Asperger’s syndrome and points out that some people just aren’t chatty and won’t ever socialize; Julien comments on being an “ambivert” and tells how the episode helped him out that week

13:30 Feedback: Interviews with Tacit #116 and 117
David found “true love doesn’t conquer all” to be a powerful statement; “while emotion feeds the individual, communication feeds the relationship;” Mike is using Poly Weekly to prep for his next relationship; Colin Murphy corrected the Heinlein quote in Poly Weekly #117;

16:45 Feedback: Poly Weekly #118 Geeks in Love
Nobilis comments that even though he’s monogamous, Poly Weekly #118 made him realize he needed to up the communication level in his relationship; MA wrote in with a glowing but fair review of the OhMiBod vibrator!

19:35 My Poly Family
Earthwalker shares stories from his family’s latest camping trip!

23:00 Poly in the Media
Miss Manners covers how to invite a poly quad to an event; the gay-friendly asked Helen Fischer to develop a test based on hormone levels; loving a promiscuous woman may make a man of you

26:45 Wrap-up
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.


Commenting area

  1. Hi Minx!! Love your show–I listen to it all the time when I’m driving to and from seeing my sweetie. My husband and I listened to it together on a long road trip recently too, and that provided some great conversation. Thanks!

    Anyway–I’m sure you have seen this, but just in case–an abc news story that is remarkably okay on the topic of poly:

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