SS 259: Polyamorous as a Person of Color, with Mike Joseph


While we’re pretty good on the Swingset at talking about our experiences in polyamory and swinging, We have limits to our shared experience, so we reached out and asked Mike Joseph to join the Swingset and speak to us about his experience navigating dating and polyamory as a person of color.

We discussed some of the challenges dating couples, Dylan called the question: “Why should we have to convince people that doing the right thing will improve their lives, when they should just do the right thing?” regarding diversity. We asked about, and Mike spoke about the advantages and challenges of being unique and out as queer person of color in multiple communities.

Also, Mark Zuckerberg should give us money, give us all money.

You can find Mike Joseph on twitter @realmikejoseph, at his website, and on the Blerd Radio podcast!



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Today’s podcast featured music by:

Au5 – Follow You (feat. Danyka Nadeau) (Volant Remix)

Favright – Iceladen 

Hellberg & Aaron Richards – Synchronize (VIP Mix – Acoustic)


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A podcast about swinging, polyamory, open relationships, and "the lifestyle" from the trenches. A diverse group tackles many issues involved with non-monogamy and what it means to be a swinger or polyamorous from the point of view of educating and illuminating what, for many, is a confusing journey to start on. Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe on Stitcher Subscribe via RSS

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