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Joe Zarate-Sanderlin shares his thoughts on how the 10 Principles of Burning Man really apply to polyamory

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1:45 Announcements

5:00 Topic: 10 Principles of Burning Man, applied to polyamory

Guest cohost Joe Zarate-Sanderlin, a therapist, shares his thoughts with Minx at Burning Man and BMIR on how the 10 principles of Burning Man apply to poly

  1. Radical inclusion
  2. Gifting
  3. Decommodification
  4. Radical self-reliance
  5. Radical self-expression
  6. Communal effort
  7. Civic responsibility
  8. Leaving no trace
  9. Participation
  10. Immediacy

39:05 Feedback

  • Kudos for Poly Weekly for assuaging loneliness and isolation that come when first exploring polyamory.
  • Avery responds to “why get married” with a cost-benefit analysis prompted by a military situation.

47:50 Thanks

Thanks to Janke for the generous donation this week!


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  1. GK - The Netherlands September 23, 2011 at 1:51 am · ·

    what a bullshit – under 18? do not listen! – this article is about communication and honesty and relationships…… I wonder if American people under 18 are not interrested in these things. I things they should learn about communication / honesty and relationship as soon as possible.
    And why keep them away about things thy might will become when they grow up.
    If you are straight you are straight, if you are gay you are gay , if you are poly you are poly – an age line doe’sn’t change this !!
    This way of opening a non-monogame talkshow/tv-show or article states poly still can be seen as and outcast group.
    What is the overall message POLYWEEKLY want to tell — Come out in the open and discuss there’s more in live as what is forced bij culture/religion etc etc.

    Regards, Guus – The Netherlands

  2. This is great — I have written at length about both polyamory and the Ten Principles, but I love the idea of putting the two together. I’m looking forward to finding the time to hear this one. Glad your first journey ‘home’ was so great, Minx! )'(!

  3. Hello GK,

    First, I am not connected to this podcast except as a loyal and enthusiastic listener. Thus I am only speculating upon Minx’s reasons for putting that disclaimer at the start of her podcast.

    In the United States Minx *might* open herself up to prosecution if she did not say something such as that the start of her podcast, even though it is primarily about relationships.

    As my wife says about the podcast that she was on, and it is true about Polyamory Weekly as well, “We earn our explicit tag every single week.”

    Decry the repressive view of sexuality in the United States if you wish. I certainly do from time to time. Please don’t hold this against Minx.



  4. Cunning Minx September 25, 2011 at 8:02 pm · ·

    Thanks, David. Yes, since there is currently no regulation on podcasts, I do like to let people know what they are in for. While I agree the communication aspect is great for even the underage crowd, we do try to respect the parents who might find some of the content inappropriate for those under 18. You know, just in case the “explicit” warning wasn’t enough. 🙂

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