The new Polyamory Weekly #72 is up! Direct download is here.

0:00 Introduction
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to

1:30 Listener mail
Rachel from Spokane commented on the show blog that she thought conservatives were more ardently against abortion than homosexuality; 4:35 Mark commented that he encountered the idea of genetic testing for homosexuality at Pro-Life Alliance for Gays and Lesbians; 5:45 Shenjingqido comments on being honest about poly in a dating situation

7:30 Rant
minx rants about a Milwaukee radio DJ not being able to pronounce “polyamorous” in comments on a dating show about a woman who met a poly Dom. A kinky poly Dom who lives only an hour away–can I meet him?

9:30 Resources: Beyond Marriage
Statement on same-sex marriage from Beyond Marriage is here: Executive Summary; full statement; authors and signatories; check out commentaries here and here; 11:00 B wrote in about Instapundit’s comments on the slippery slope argument as a logical, non-fallacious argument

12:40 Listener Mail
AlphaSierra comments on the idea of having a media relations/speakers bureau for the poly community; minx comments on Nan Wise’s skillful handling of the audience on the Montel Williams show; 14:10 an anonymous listener comments on the show blog that he wants to hear more sex on PW; minx puts out a call for great poly sex stories/frubble stories

16:25 Poly in the Media
The Guardian article on male bisexuality and distribution of men on the Kinsey scale; The Christian Century had this article on polygamy a la Big Love and Canada’s decriminalization of polygamy

18:30 Interview: Raven Kaldera
Author of Pagan Polyamory: Becoming a Tribe of Hearts shares his thoughts on how he came to be poly and pagan and how much crossover there is between the communities; on being selfish; 25:00 the mating call of the polyamorist; creating family and tribe; 29:00 diversity of the sacred and polyamory as a spiritual discipline for relationships; others seeing polyamorists as selfish; 35:35 prayer for the reluctant warrior–a ritual for having honorable arguments while respecting your partner/opponent

40:25 Wrap-up
Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email me at 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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