I’ve been finding the stats on who is listening and where endlessly fascinating. We currently have almost 3,313 downloads!
Just think… 3,313 strangers are involved in Ruby’s story. The bulk of the listeners are from the US and UK, naturally, but it truly boggles the mind to imagine, for example:
25 beguiling Belgians
9 fiesty French people
7 naughty Nederlanders
11 saucy Swedes
7 intelligent Israelis
18 svelte South Africans (these are probably members of my extended family though, to be fair)
In the whole entirety of South America, there are a mere 6 elegant Ecuadorians listening.
Why just Ecuador? I like to picture one particularly perspicacious person hearing of it somehow and telling 5 of their friends they just have to hear all about Ruby’s high jinks. It’s a lovely thought.
Having said that, I wish the single Romanian person listening would shift themselves a bit more to recommend it. It’s far too dreary picturing them in their solitary enjoyment. Share it with your friends, people of the world!
It’s also been fab to get feedback from our listeners as to why they’ve enjoyed the pod:
“Love it, well written, presented and thoroughly enjoyed. Never heard of a sugar baby before.”
“I used to go out with a poly girl, so it raised a lot of interesting emotions/memories…[Polyamory] really wasn’t for me. I have many disagreements with a lot of the premises/arguments adhered to in the domain of polyamory. Not ethical issues, more issues of practicality. I think there is a lot of dogmatic thought within polyamorous circles, which makes it interesting to reverse engineer and scrutinize, but perilous to be involved with if it really isn’t your bag.”
“The podcast was well done with the mix of your interjections and the music…In so far as the topic… is a successful marriage really built on sex? I am more of the school that too many people are sucked into what I refer to as ‘the Saturday night rip off’ which is a fairy tale expectation of romance. There is nothing in life that is all good all the time. It is clear to me, from all of the people who have spoken to me regarding their relationships, that in every relationship, one person loves the other more than the other. That person tends to give up more.”
“A more cogent and brief review of the podcast, herewith.Delusions of grandeurare inherent in youthit’s the nightmareof the tangled bed sheetsthe result of reckless actionsthat haunts one in old age”
Look out for Bette’s performances and be sure to buy a collection of her poetry if you’re lucky enough to see her.
Here are some of Bette’s videos to enjoy: