Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic
In my opinion, Big Love is one of the best shows on television; a smart, humorous, and thoughtful take on the American family. It's truly the best kind of satire -- it makes you cringe, and giggle, and then look at your own glass house -- even if there aren't multiple spouses in it.* Big Love portrays two kinds of polygamy; the reality is there are poly-methods to polygamy. We assume plural marriage looks like the Warren Jeffs/Roman Grant model -- underage girls in prairie dresses -- but that's not always the case. Today, we're giving you the whole gamut; a real look inside the practice, where it came from, and both critique and defense. Is this a matter of religious tolerance (when, of course, it doesn't break the law)? Is this about a definition of family? Dig deep folks... and listen. You might be surprised by what you hear.
*Honestly, don't pretend you haven't wanted to split your significant o's in two, or three, just once. At least so you could go out on the town with one, while the other babysits and cleans the mold out of the shower.