From The Archives: Buddhism and Polyamory

For this episode, we are joined by scottie hall, creator and facilitator of Dharma Core, a Minneapolis based Queer Meditation Community group that is a part of the Common Ground Meditation Center.  They came to the Poly In The Cities lab to share how the philosophies of Buddhism can compliment polyamory.  It was a very insight dialogue.

Also — LISTENER MAIL!!!

 

You can direct any questions or comments by leaving a voicemail or text message at (507) 556-7659 or by going to our Contact Us link.

 

Other resources mentioned on the show:

Redefining Our Relationships: Guidelines for Responsible Open Relationships by Wendy-O Matik

Rewriting The Rules: An Integrative Guide to Love, Sex, and Relationships by Meg Barker

Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties: Translations and Considerations

Against The Stream Meditation Society

Spirit Rock Meditation Center

 

 

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Episode 51: Male Bisexuality with Cooper Beckett

For this episode, we are joined by Cooper Beckett, podcaster of the Life on the Swingset Podcast and author of My Life on the Swingset as well as A Life Less Monogamous.

Cooper joins us via Skype to discuss the topic of male bisexuality as well as his thoughts about human sexuality, polyamory, and the influence that politics plays.  He even contributes his own #smellslikesoup story!

If you’d like to purchase one of his books, listen to this episode find out how you can use a special code just for Poly In The Cities listeners to get 10% off from his website!

You can direct any questions or comments by leaving a voicemail or text message at (507) 556-7659 or by going to our Contact Us link.

 

 

Other resources mentioned on this show:

Swingset.fm

Full Disclosure Podcast with Eric Barry (Episode 123 with Cooper Beckett)

Life on The Swingset Podcast: Episode 241 — “Men, We Need To Talk”

 

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Episode 50: #ItTakesASexyVillage

WE MADE IT!!  This is Episode 50!!

To join us for the close of “Sextember” is Mistress Mara, a local Dominatrix, who you may remember from Episode 24 (Kink and Non-Monogamy).  She has graciously come back to the Poly In The Cities studio to share with us the latest happenings regarding her work with the local kink community as well as discussing a topic that is near and dear to her heart: the importance of community to thrive as your true and authentic self.  Mara is an amazing supporter of our show and we are always grateful for her wisdom.

We are also using episode 50 to launch two new features for our show: #smellslikesoup and “Poly In Your City”, where we will showcase a non-profit community organization dedicated to supporting the non-monogamy community anywhere in the world.  Our first group to kick off this new segment is Triangle Polyamory based in North Carolina.

You can direct any questions or comments by leaving a voicemail or text message at (507) 556-7659 or by going to our Contact Us link.

 

Other resources mentioned on the show:

Ground Zero Nightclub in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kinky Friday’s at the Gay 90’s in Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

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Episode 48: Compersion with Jillian Deri

For this episode, we are joined by Jillian Deri, a professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of British Columbia and the author of Love’s Refraction: Jealousy and Compersion in Queer Women’s Polyamorous Relationships.  Jillian joined us via Skype to talk about the concept and practice of compersion, what does it look like in daily practice, and how you can have it in your own life.  This was a very thought provoking conversation!

 

You can direct any questions or comments by leaving a voicemail or text message at (507) 556-7659 or by going to our Contact Us link.

 

 

Other resources mentioned on the show:

 

The Intersection of Race and Polyamory Workshop  present by Kevin Patterson of Poly Role Models coming up in Minneapolis, MN (Jennifer and Angela will be attending!)

 

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Episode 42: A Look Back on Season 2

As Season 2 of Poly In The Cities comes to a close, Jennifer and Angela discuss what it’s been like to work together, their favorite moments, memorable episodes, and their hopes for Season 3.

Jennifer talks about the upcoming #smellslikesoup story collection campaign for a future episode.

The details for our celebration party for Season 3 have been decided!!  Listen in for more details and keep an eye on our social media when we get closer to June 17th!

You can leave us a comment by leaving a voicemail or text message to (507) 556-7659 or by going to our Contact Us link.

 

Other resources mentioned in this episode:

Apropos of Nothing Podcast

Manwhore Podcast

Poly Friendly Therapists from the OpeningUp Website

“The Jealousy Workbook” by Kathy Labriola

“Come As You Are” by Emily Nagoski

 

 

Episode 39: “We Need To Talk…”

For this episode, we are joined again by Shawny, a local sex educator and friend of Poly in the Cities (who you remember from our episode on abuse in kink) who has returned to our studio to join Angela in sharing their workshop on disclosure.  This discussion is really helpful for everyone who is facing a difficult decision of disclosing something very personal (like being non-monogamous, for example) to someone very close to them.  Give this one a listen.  You’ll learn a lot!

Here is the run through for BRAINN as described by Angela and Shawny:

B – What are the Benefits?

R – What are the Risks?

A – What is an Alternative?

I – What does your Intuition say?

N– What if you do Nothing?

N– What do you do Next?

You can send any questions or comments by leaving a voicemail or text message at (507) 556-7659 or by going to our Contact Us link.

Episode 37: Real Talk About STI’s

In this episode, we are joined by our two friends — Lindsey, a sex educator from the Family Tree Clinic and Laura Rademacher of Sky Hill Therapy (you folks remember her from Episode 29, right?).  Our two awesome friends came onto the show to talk about STI’s, what really happens when you ask to get tested, what to do when you get the results, and what all of this means in the world of non-monogamy.

Comments or questions can be sent to us by either going to our Contact Us link or by shooting us a text message or leaving us a voicemail at (507) 556-7659.

Other links mentioned on the show:

OKCupid Chrome Browser Extension

American Sexual Health Association STI Resource Page

ASHA Herpes Resources Page

Smart Sex Resource STI Super Chart Page

Minnesota Department of Health Sponsored – SexualHealthMN.org — (includes links for online chats, texts and phone calls)