Poly Weekly #203: Poly History 201 with Oberon Zell

Oberon ZellThis week’s Poly Weekly #203: Poly History 201 with Oberon Zell.

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0:00 Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com; friend me on Twitter and answer questions about what you want on the show, call 206-202-POLY with comments or discuss your own topics at the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com.

Topic: Natural Sexuality
Natural Sexuality, a hysterical blog post detailing the meeting of the Animal Association of Family Values. Our discussion features NotThat’Nilla as Lion and other animals!

Topic: Poly History 201, Oberon Zell
Oberon Zell Ravenhart speaks at the Occult Bookstore in Chicago on founding polyamory and the Church of All Worlds

1:30 Minx shares a blog post from BlagHag called “natural sexuality.” NotThatNilla and Minx read to us from the blog article.

6:00 Oberon Zell and Poly 201
Oberon talks about another scifi book, “Courtship Ritual” and how it sets examples for starting a poly family and talks further about the poly conference.

10:00 Oberon talks about how him and his family’s involvement with the poly movement started becoming less and less.

11:57 Oberon talks about a break up in his family’s relationship which led to the coming together of another one, the ravenheart clan.

13:50 He then talks about his family writing a FAQ on polyamory and how that brought media attention.

16:10 Oberon talks about how easy poly was for him and his family.

19:20 What is polyamory?

(man, i can turn it -sex i mean- into something nasty and dirty! -fs)

23:15 some of the benefits for polyamory.

33:30 Listener Feedback
Alex wrote in with kudos for Escape Pod and PW.

Wrap-up
Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email cunningminx@gmail.com 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 polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!

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Poly Weekly #202: Poly History 101 (Oberon Zell)

Oberon ZellThis week’s Poly Weekly #202: Poly History 101 with Oberon Zell.

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0:00 Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com; friend me on Twitter and answer questions about what you want on the show, call 206-202-POLY with comments or discuss your own topics at the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com.

Announcements
PolyCamp Ontario is August 14-16th

3:00 Poly History 101 with Oberon Zell Ravenheart
Oberon starts off by going way back and how he was always non-monogamous.
Oberon talks about reading “Stranger in a Strange Land” in 1961 and talks about what the book is about.

15:30 Oberon talks about becoming “water brothers” with people after reading the book.

19:00 He then talks about meeting his wife in 1973

21:55 Oberon talks about starting “Green Egg” magazine in 1990.

23:40 He then talks about the origin of the article “A Bouquet of Lovers”

25:00 Oberon talks about going to a New Age convention.

26:00 The first poly conference is talked about.

27:00 and then we learn where the word “polyamory” came from.

30:28 Happy Poly Moment of the Week
Ravenheart called in and talked about how her relationship was not only able to survive a major incident but
has grown.
Wrap-up
Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email cunningminx@gmail.com 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 polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!

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Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions”

Poly Weekly #168: If you don’t like it, you can’t have any

Poly Weekly #168: If you don’t like it, you can’t have any

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0:00 Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com; friend me on Twitter and answer questions about what you want on the show, call 206-202-POLY with comments or discuss your own topics at the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com.

2:20 Allen interviewed Oberon Zell for us.

2:53 Allen asks Oberon how he first got into polyamory.

3:00 Oberon talks about monogamy and non-monogamy in nature and how that influenced him along with things like Heinlen.

6:00 Oberon talks about how they used “Stranger in a Strange Land” to “feel” out potential poly people.

7:00 He moves on to the Church of All-Worlds.

7:30 Oberon talks about how these kinds of connections don’t need to break up with somebody just because you find somebody new, unlike serial monogamy.

8:40 Oberon talks about his triad and the dynamic.

10:00 Allen mentions the work involved in polyamory. Oberon points out the work is really the same kind of work required for a monogamous relationship.

10:30 Oberon points out that he likes having a built in “mediator”

11:10 Oberon talks about the motivation for his partner Morning Glory to write and article and the origin of the word “polyamory.”

12:23 Oberon doesn’t like the word non-monogamous as it is a negative.

15:20 Oberon then goes on to how the community grew from there.

16:50 Allen asks about people who are struggling with the idea of polyamory or learning about it, where does he recommend.

17:20 Oberon talks about jealousy and his (lack of) experience with it.

18:30 Oberon points out, if you can love more than one person, you are polyamorous.

21:00 Oberon talks about raising kids in a poly environment.

22:40 Allen and Oberon talk about the amazing amount of poly resources out there.

23:50 Thanks Allen for doing the interview!

24:00 Polyamory in the News!

28:06 Minx talks about her impression on the Secret Lives Of Women episode mentioned in Poly In The News

28:37 Minx is going to be at Poly Pride Day in NYC and giving a speech with Tristan Taorimino.  Sunday Oct 4th.  Minx is looking to do meetups, tweetups so if you have any ideas email Minx.  Subject line “POly NYC” or “Poly Pride Day.”  She is also developing ideas for her keynote.  If you have any ideas (must be appropriate where children might be) email her those as well.

30:11 For the first time, Gaia Point by <>

30:30 This episode is about her experience putting writings together about bisexuality and polyamory.

31:11 She was very interested in the poly community and the bisexual community and asking herself why they were so interesting.

32:00 She talks about the more academic work and other resources about this subject.

34:13 She brings up in the west we are raised to believe we are superior to the primitives because we have “monogamy.”

35:34 The question she was asking is, why do we consider some things sacred?

37:20 Minx talks about Jack Jaffe’s sci-fi podcast.

38:00 (man i hope there are going to be pix of Minx as Ineara -FS)

38:30 Promo for Jack Jaffe’s podcast.

42:42 Jacob emails about comments and was happy to hear bedroom radio was still being made.

43:30 DDog decided he needed to subscribe to “Making the Cut” because of the interview.

44:00 Next week we are giving feedback on episode 166 “Ok is a four letter word”.  People hvae written/called in about Minx’s reaction to Maverick’s comment.  A lot of people disagree with the way Minx handled that comment. (I am not one of those -FS) so expect a big listener feedback section next week.

Interview: Oberon Zell

Poly in the News

The Gaia Point

Promo: Down the Road
12VoltTheater

Humor: Tips for Dragon*Con
www.dragoncon.org

Listener Feedback
Bedroom Radio
Chris Lester’s Metamor City

Wrap-up
Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email cunningminx@gmail.com 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 polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!

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Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions”

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