Big love to Rebecca Walker on her latest book, One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Polyamory, Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly Modern Love.

The Leonard Lopate Show brings us a taste of what’s between the covers in an interview with Rebecca Walker, asha bandale and Liza Monroy. Their discussion is strikingly refreshing — a bold interview in “Redefining Family,” where we pry open the terms of family and take an honest look at how families have been, and will only continue to be, way more rich in variation than what is often typically discussed in mainstream media. A good reminder of why I and many others call for policies that go beyond marriage.

So, pick up a copy (I know I will be), and in the meantime, wet your palate with the Lopate interview below.