I started listening to Poly Weekly many years ago when I found out about it via the Sex Is Fun podcast. I listened to it even though I had no intention of trying out polyamory myself, mainly because it sounded far too complicated for me and there wasn't anybody in my life I could imagine dating in addition to my partner at the time.
I learned a lot. My life changed. I'm now polyamorous. It's not like it's Minx's fault or anything, but she certainly opened my mind to new ideas. Without Minx, I might have broken up with my long-time partner when the physical distance between us and desire to be with someone else started to get to me. Instead, we talked it over ad nauseam and opened things up. I feel so fortunate to have had my mind opened, so that I can keep all these wonderful people in my life where I want them, without having to cut one person out to make room for another. My heart doesn't work that way!
I bought Opening Up and The Ethical Slut and have skimmed through both, but I can't say I read either cover to cover. They are both such thought-provoking books that I had to stop and think quite a bit.
Thank you for the reminder about Pedestrian Polyamory! I knew it existed somewhere in my mind, but I'm going to go download all the back episodes now. I do love my Poly Weekly, but an additional perspective is always nice.