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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
    • 5.0 • 102 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.

    #125 Fitter, Happier, More Productive

    #125 Fitter, Happier, More Productive

    Cooper and Cary have words about productivity. En route, we discover that Barry once sold books door to door (very badly), marvel at Mark Wahlberg's timetable, and consider Jesus' view of productivity. Also: is it sinful to ignore emails?

    Watch the video of this episode - which is fifteen minutes longer - on our YouTube Channel

    Some of the resources mentioned:

    - Ploductivity by Douglas Wilson
    - Reagan Rose's redeemingproductivity.com
    - The Art of Manliness podcast episode “Become A Focused Monotasker”
    - John Mark Comer’s podcast Fight Hustle, End Hurry
    - Zeal without Burnout by Christopher Ash 
    - What's Best Next by Matt Perman

    Would you like:
    Access to the entire back catalogue of more than 100 episodes (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. 
    If so, become a C&C Patron!
    That Hideous Strength by CS Lewis on 4th February 8.30pm UK Time. Patreon Only - so join us! It'll be on Zoom, obvs.

    • 45 min
    #124 Look Back & Forward But Don't Look Up

    #124 Look Back & Forward But Don't Look Up

    Cooper and Cary look back on 2021 and ahead to 2022 in terms of highlights and low-lights, both in books, TV, films and bad habits. With much better sound quality. And Cary has words about Don't Look Up. And there are quite a lot of jingles.

    Watch the video - all 78 minutes of it - over here.

    Would you like:
    Access to the entire back catalogue of more than 100 episodes (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. 
    If so, become a C&C Patron!
    That Hideous Strength by CS Lewis on 4th February 8.30pm UK Time. Patreon Only - so join us! It'll be on Zoom, obvs.

    • 52 min
    #123 Why Art Matters

    #123 Why Art Matters

    Cooper and Cary have words with fine artist Alastair Gordon about why art matters, and why that would need explaining to us. We also ask: what should Christians make of the artist Tracy Emin? Or religious icons? And what does this have to do with Ferris Bueller?

    Watch a longer version of this interview (without jingles if you find them troubling)  on Youtube

    Ally's book, Why Art Matters:
    Ally's podcast, Faith In The Arts
    CS Lewis' essay, Is Theology Poetry? (pdf)

    Would you like:
    Access to the entire back catalogue of more than 100 episodes (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. 
    If so, become a C&C Patron!

    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.

    Production and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Roger Taylor, AKA Beyond Our Galaxy.
    That Hideous Strength by CS Lewis on 4th February 8.30pm UK Time. Patreon Only - so join us! It'll be on Zoom, obvs.

    • 54 min
    #122 That Would Be An Ecumenical Matter

    #122 That Would Be An Ecumenical Matter

    Cooper and Cary have words about the ecumenical movement, how and why we just can't get it together this side of glory and maybe that's okay. How did Billy Graham, John Stott and Martin Lloyd Jones manage these issues. Cooper talks about Evangelicalism Divided by Iain H Murray and Cary has another swipe at Pilgrim's Progress.

    James gives Bunyan's magnum opus a good kicking in The Gospel According A Sitcom Writer.

    There's a whole EXTRA SIX MINUTES, plus actual talking faces at the Cooper and Cary Youtube Channel. Watch it HERE.

    Would you like:
    Access to the entire back catalogue of more than 100 episodes (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. 
    If so, become a C&C Patron!

    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.

    Production and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Roger Taylor, AKA Beyond Our Galaxy.
    That Hideous Strength by CS Lewis on 4th February 8.30pm UK Time. Patreon Only - so join us! It'll be on Zoom, obvs.

    • 45 min
    #121 C&C REUNITED

    #121 C&C REUNITED

    For the first time in FOREV-AHHHH - well, 5 years - Cooper and Cary sit in the same room together. In this live Q+A, they discuss what on earth is going through their minds when they podcast, the benefits (and drawbacks) of working from notes, and whose idea it was to have stupid jingles in an extremely SERIOUS theological podcast.

    Recorded for the very brilliant Foundry internship program at Speak Life UK. The Foundry trains people to create world-reaching media. Go here for more information.

    Would you like:
    Access to the entire back catalogue of more than 100 episodes (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. 
    If so, become a C&C Patron!

    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.

    Production and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Roger Taylor, AKA Beyond Our Galaxy.
    That Hideous Strength by CS Lewis on 4th February 8.30pm UK Time. Patreon Only - so join us! It'll be on Zoom, obvs.

    • 42 min
    #120 A-Hunting We Will Go?

    #120 A-Hunting We Will Go?

    Brits and Americans tend to feel very differently about guns and hunting - and animals. Is our our culture just too squeamish? So Cooper and Cary have words with Coops' pastor Larry, who hunts but isn't into guns. (And yet he owns 12 of them.)

    In the episode, Larry referred to the Pace Brothers Films on YouTube.

    Would you like:
    Access to the entire back catalogue of more than 100 episodes (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. 
    If so, become a C&C Patron!

    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.

    Production and music by Cooper & Cary. Opening theme by Roger Taylor, AKA Beyond Our Galaxy.
    That Hideous Strength by CS Lewis on 4th February 8.30pm UK Time. Patreon Only - so join us! It'll be on Zoom, obvs.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

Philip Heard ,

Excellent!

I know Barry Cooper from his work on LUTHER: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF THE GERMAN REFORMER, and Ligonier's SIMPLY PUT podcast- both are outstanding. This has been a great discovery. These guys have a slightly different cultural perspective as Brits, yet share convictions with me as Reformed Christians. The episode with Carl Trueman was very informative, and the British accents reached critical mass. This show is a great mix of fun & serious topic discussions.

Aprilw3 ,

Great Podcast

The host summed it up perfectly “come for the accents and stay for the theological insights”.

LenaMotoZay ,

The podcast I didn’t know I was missing

What can I say? I enjoy the mix of theology, cultural observations, banter and book/movie recommendations. The humor, British accents and obvious friendship among the hosts makes listening extra enjoyable. The negative is that it makes me long for more frequent conversations with my own friends, preferably in person and over a cup of tea or coffee (which sadly, isn’t quite happening these days but it does give me something to look forward to).

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