Welcome to the Ready for Polyamory Podast! Your charming host, Laura Boyle, will be talking to members of an ever more illustrious group of guests to present the concepts and nuances of Consensual Non-Monogamy, Polyamory and relationship skills in general. Like many polyamorous authorities, she has both mixed educational background (in English Literature, Sexual Diversity Studies, and Law) and personal experience (15 years at the time of this writing) in the field of consensual non-monogamy, and ten in polyamorous relationships more specifically, and this podcast is for the Big General Concepts that don't fit the nerdy detail of the blog (www.readyforpolyamory.com), or the bite-sized format of social media. It's an ongoing examination of polyamorous love, strengths, and challenges, as seen by a 30-something relationship and sex educator and coach.
April 17th, 2021 | Season 3 | 40 mins 22 secs
attachment, attachment theory, love, polyamory, relationship, security, trauma
Jessica Fern appears to discuss Attachment Theory, trauma, and secure relating in polyamorous relationships in an interview.
April 10th, 2021 | Season 3 | 54 mins 35 secs
adhd, coach, disability, polyamory, relationship, sex educator
Laura & Rachael Rose of Hedonish talk about disability, accessibility, and how the polyamorous community can best address the needs of its members with disabilities.
March 13th, 2021 | Season 2 | 40 mins
boundaries, insecurity, polyamorous, polyamory, relationship
Laura and Seva talk about ways polyamory is well-suited to help people work through their insecurities in themselves and in relationships.
March 6th, 2021 | Season 2 | 57 mins 50 secs
domestic partner, legal, marriage, polyamory, relationship
Laura and her guest examine some possible paths for future legal acceptance of polyamorous relationships , based on growing social acceptance. #notlegaladvice.
February 27th, 2021 | Season 2 | 34 mins 40 secs
d/s, polyamory, power exchange, relationship
Laura (sans guest, because the pandemic has disabled her planned guest!) discusses polyamory and power exchange relationships.
February 20th, 2021 | Season 2 | 1 hr 10 mins
apology languages, conflict resolution, love languages, metamour, polyamory
This week on the Ready for Polyamory Podcast, Laura talks with Orphne Sicarius for this podcast episode focused broadly on Love Languages and Apology Languages, and how these concepts apply in polyamorous networks. The conversation expands to include conflict with metamours and trauma informed interpersonal interactions.
February 13th, 2021 | Season 2 | 1 hr 1 min
Laura and guests Daniel GreenWolf, Corwin, Seva, Jami, and Brian discuss reactions to coming out, controlling the message, and the ongoing role of coming out in one's day-to-day life in Part 2 of their roundtable discussion.
February 6th, 2021 | Season 2 | 49 mins 51 secs
coming out, pansexual, polyamorous, polyamory, queer, relationship
Laura and guests Daniel GreenWolf, Corwin, Seva, Brian, and Jami discuss coming out as polyamorous (and in the case of some guests, as queer) to friends and family, who they came out to first, and what reactions they received.
January 30th, 2021 | Season 2 | 1 hr 29 mins
boundary, polyamory, polycule, relationships, rules
Laura and a roundtable of guests discuss personal boundaries and how they apply to all interpersonal relationships, but especially romantic and polyamorous relationships.
January 23rd, 2021 | Season 2 | 1 hr 21 mins
Laura and Corwin tear apart the tropes and stereotypes in the second half of season 1 of Showtime's Polyamory: Married and Dating, both for humor and to talk about what looks real, what looks fake, and how to avoid the relationship mistakes characters make in the show.
January 16th, 2021 | Season 2 | 44 mins 23 secs
Laura and Meadow Perry discuss relationships off the Relationship Escalator, designing your own metrics of whether they're working, and the ways it can be a struggle to get off the escalator in our larger culture.
January 9th, 2021 | Season 2 | 1 hr 4 mins
covid19, polyamory, polycule, relationships, rules
Laura and David Overton discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and precautions against it on polycules and polyamorous relationships.
January 2nd, 2021 | Season 1 | 56 mins 20 secs
Dr. Liz Powell and Laura discuss Prescriptive, Descriptive, and Sneaky Hierarchies - as well as a bunch of jokes, sight gags, Dr. Liz's New Year's Project, and how fear and trauma intersect with hierarchy and rules.
December 26th, 2020 | Season 1 | 40 mins 6 secs
media, non-monogamy, polyamory, relationships
"One of those is your boyfriend, one of those is your husband, one is your best friend, and one has been your lover for the last 15 years" - Kimota Tigerlily and Laura discuss different forms of ethical non-monogamy, how polyamory has become a catch-all term for all of them, the ways this is good and bad for polyamorous visibility, and how our guest could have four relationships all called best friend that an outsider describes with that tagline.
August 22nd, 2020 | Season 1 | 39 mins 21 secs
media, polyamory, relationships, representation
Laura and Ken Briodagh talk about Polyamory in the Media and whether it's positive representation or not, largely.
August 15th, 2020 | Season 1 | 44 mins 26 secs
communication, compersion, jealousy, relationship style
Laura talks with her metamours Daniel and Vanessa about the spectrum of Kitchen Table to Parallel polyamorous relationship and they offer their different perspectives on whether any kind of relationship should be "goals"