This week’s Poly Weekly #221: This American Life & Infidelity.
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Topic: This American Life: Infidelity
Lance and Serendipity offer feedback on the episode; the co-hosts discuss each act in this disappointing episode
3:26 Discussion begins…
Minx looks forward to this episode of TAL but as she listens to the show, she is not happy with it. Joreth agrees with Minx, wants to know why alternative lifestyles are not brought up as possible ideas. Ellie, on the other hand, felt this was a good episode and enjoyed it. What happens if you fall in love with a cheater? Minx felt that question was missing. Benny was hoping they would have taken a less conventional approach to this topic.
10:20 Discussion Continues…
Joreth appreciated the talk about the pain cheating causes but they didn’t go deep enough. Benny had heard one of the stories from the show at an earlier time and talks about getting more from the story hearing it again. Somebody didn’t agree with Benny (Ellie, i think? people stopped giving names so it got a bit hard) had a different perspective on the story. Joreth chimes in as well.
Franklin gives his perspective on cheating and cheaters.
22:30 Minx reads some feedback from Facebook
27:19 Serendipity called in and left a voice mail comment about the TAL episode.
Benny talks about how some people can’t actually love more than one person. (god i hope those people don’t have more than one kid. -fs)
Lack of science in the TAL episode has been called out as being an issue with the episode.
34:22 Happy poly moment of the week!
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