30 episodes

James Cary and Barry Cooper are two English friends who live 4000 miles apart and enjoy theology, culture and the arts. Now they record themselves and call it a podcast. Thanks, internet.

To get access to more than a hundred Cooper & Cary episodes (only the thirty most recent are widely available), become a Patron. Google "Cooper and Cary Patreon" or visit CooperAndCary.Com.

Cooper & Cary Have Words James Cary & Barry Cooper

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 93 Ratings

James Cary and Barry Cooper are two English friends who live 4000 miles apart and enjoy theology, culture and the arts. Now they record themselves and call it a podcast. Thanks, internet.

To get access to more than a hundred Cooper & Cary episodes (only the thirty most recent are widely available), become a Patron. Google "Cooper and Cary Patreon" or visit CooperAndCary.Com.

    #8 Answering Questions With Questions

    #8 Answering Questions With Questions

    Back in December 2017, before their regular theme tune and those daft jingles, Cooper and Cary were having words. In this episode, the words are about evangelism, asking questions, one of their favourite books - and is a faucet the same as a tap? And what on earth is a spigot? Oh, and stuff about Christian movies.
    Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People's Hearts the Way Jesus Did by Randy Newman

    Cooper and Cary are on a summer break, so the Patreon scheme is in abeyance. Yes, we did just use that word 'abeyance'. You are welcome.

    But the Cooper & Cary Store is remains open. Buy things you don't need to maintain a podcast you're not sure about. It's literally all win. 🛍️ https://www.cooperandcary.com/store/


    Catch Cooper on the Simply Put podcast. Nuggets of theology, ideal for dipping. And try Luther in Real Time.Listen to Cary on Popcorn Parenting or Sitcom Geeks. Or try his weekly Substack.

    • 48 min
    #134 The Air We Breathe w/ Glen Scrivener

    #134 The Air We Breathe w/ Glen Scrivener

    Cary has words with Glen Scrivener, Director of Speak Life, about how people are coming around to Christianity. Kind of.
    Get The Air We Breathe from The Good Book Company: https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/the-air-we-breathe
    Also mentioned, The World Next Door by Rory Shiner
    https://www.10ofthose.com/uk/products/28494/the-world-next-door

    Our Patrons get to hear an 60+ minute extended version of this episode! Together with video, the episode archive, and our exclusive Discord server. Why not join us over there? 🔥 https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcary

    Patrons receive:
    ✅  Access to the entire back catalogue of more than 130 episodes of Cooper & Cary (only 30 are available via Apple Podcasts, Spotify etc).
    ✅  Access to extended audio and video versions of every new episode, days before the edited audio is released. That's 26 extended episodes every year.
    ✅  Access to never before released episodes.
    ✅  Access to occasional live video Q+A sessions in which you can ask James and Barry anything.
    ✅  Access to the members-only Cooper & Cary Discord server

    Also, the Cooper & Cary Store is now open. Buy things you don't need to maintain a podcast you're not sure about. It's literally all win. 🛍️ https://www.cooperandcary.com/store/

    Production and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Roger Taylor, AKA Beyond Our Galaxy.

    • 49 min
    #133 Watching Movies With Your Kids

    #133 Watching Movies With Your Kids

    Or should we call it Third Person Parenting? No, we shouldn't. Find out why as Nate Morgan Locke sits in for  Cooper, joining  Cary for some words about watching movies with your kids, and how the Popcorn Parenting podcast has changed their view of parenting and culture.

    Our Patrons get to hear an 80+ minute extended version of this episode! Together with video, the episode archive, and our exclusive Discord server. Why not join us over there? 🔥 https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcary

    Patrons receive:
    ✅  Access to the entire back catalogue of more than 130 episodes of Cooper & Cary (only 30 are available via Apple Podcasts, Spotify etc).
    ✅  Access to extended audio and video versions of every new episode, days before the edited audio is released. That's 26 extended episodes every year.
    ✅  Access to never before released episodes.
    ✅  Access to occasional live video Q+A sessions in which you can ask James and Barry anything.
    ✅  Access to the members-only Cooper & Cary Discord server

    Also, the Cooper & Cary Store is now open. Buy things you don't need to maintain a podcast you're not sure about. It's literally all win. 🛍️ https://www.cooperandcary.com/store/

    Production and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Roger Taylor, AKA Beyond Our Galaxy.

    • 48 min
    #132 Liberty or Death! Ideally Liberty

    #132 Liberty or Death! Ideally Liberty

    Cooper and Cary have words about politics. Wait, come back. We're talking about libertarianism. Again, come back. Is libertarianism compatible with Christianity? Does it need to be? Am I just asking questions for the sake of it now? And does anyone read this far anyway?

    Our Patrons get to hear an 80 minute extended version of this episode! Together with video, the episode archive, and our exclusive Discord server. Why not join us over there? 🔥 https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcary

    Patrons receive:
    ✅  Access to the entire back catalogue of more than 130 episodes of Cooper & Cary (only 30 are available via Apple Podcasts, Spotify etc). 
    ✅  Access to extended audio and video versions of every new episode, days before the edited audio is released. That's 26 extended episodes every year. 
    ✅  Access to never before released episodes. 
    ✅  Access to occasional live video Q+A sessions in which you can ask James and Barry anything. 
    ✅  Access to the members-only Cooper & Cary Discord server?

    Also, the Cooper & Cary Store is now open. Buy things you don't need to maintain a podcast you're not sure about. It's literally all win. 🛍️ https://www.cooperandcary.com/store/

    Production and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Roger Taylor, AKA Beyond Our Galaxy.

    • 52 min
    #131 You're Not Paul (You're Not Even Ringo)

    #131 You're Not Paul (You're Not Even Ringo)

    Cooper and Cary have words about Lent and Ash Wednesday, before opening up our mailbag and Discord to offer wild speculation on such topics on how to tell if someone's really a Christian, "faith deconstructions", allegorical interpretations of Scripture, sleep and fairies.

    The episode for our Patreons is 75 mins! Why not join us over there?
    🔥 https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcary
    This will give you:
    ✅  Access to the entire back catalogue of more than 125 episodes of Cooper & Cary (only 30 are available via Apple Podcasts, Spotify etc). 
    ✅  Access to extended audio and video versions of every new episode, days before the edited audio is released. That's 26 extended episodes every year. 
    ✅  Access to never before released episodes. 
    ✅  Access to occasional live video Q+A sessions in which you can ask James and Barry anything. 
    ✅  Access to the members-only Cooper & Cary Discord server?

    Also, the Cooper & Cary Store is now open. Buy things you don't need to maintain a podcast you're not sure about. It's literally all win. 🛍️ https://www.cooperandcary.com/store/

    Production and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Roger Taylor, AKA Beyond Our Galaxy.

    • 47 min
    #130 The Men We Need (with Brant Hansen)

    #130 The Men We Need (with Brant Hansen)

    Cooper and Cary talk to the wonderful Brant Hansen about "The Men We All Need". What is a man for, exactly? And what should Adam have done in the Garden?

    Brant's book, The Men We Need, is here:

    This was just the first 30 minutes of the conversation! Listen to the rest, for free, here:
    🎧 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cooper-cary-have-words/id1297163772
    🎧 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Q3BcJH8bQuHrRAWN9EG7E?si=dbe33c91109b4444

    Would you like:
    ✅  Access to the entire back catalogue of more than 125 episodes of Cooper & Cary (only 30 are available via Apple Podcasts, Spotify etc).
    ✅  Access to extended audio and video versions of every new episode, days before the edited audio is released. That's 26 extended episodes every year.
    ✅  Access to never before released episodes.
    ✅  Access to occasional live video Q+A sessions in which you can ask James and Barry anything.
    ✅  Access to the members-only Cooper & Cary Discord server?

    Course you would! Become a C&C Patron:
    🔥 https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcary

    Also, the Cooper & Cary Store is now open. Buy things you don't need to maintain a podcast you're not sure about. It's literally all win. 🛍️ https://www.cooperandcary.com/store/

    Production and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Roger Taylor, AKA Beyond Our Galaxy.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

Gen zedd ,

Great podcast

A few minutes in to my first listen, enjoying it already!

Karen drinks wine ,

Love it!

One of my favourite podcasts, entertaining, engaging and thought provoking look at a variety of issues.

O.Chis ,

Always interesting and provocative

I have been listening to this Podcast since it’s start and it is - and always has been! - one of my favourites. The ‘words’ are accessible without being trivial or patronising (huzzah!), and Cooper and Cary are actually quite funny too. They’ve cut out a lovely little niche for themselves in the genre.

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