We’re the Barkleys is a podcast hosted by husband-wife duo Rachel and Taylor Barkley. We share our “radically optimistic” takes on culture and politics, informed by our Christian faith.
Unpacking the Midterm Elections: Episode 41
Taylor and Rachel talk about the latest big and little narratives coming out of Tuesday's elections. Did Republicans do as well as they thought they would? What's the breakdown of the numbers in the states and demographics and how do those change the political landscape? What do the results mean for the 2024 presidential election? Finally, what might Christians think about voting and participating in elections? Stay until the end for a special guest appearance.
Are We In A Recession?: Episode 40
Rachel and Taylor speak with a special guest, economist Vance Ginn PhD about whether we are in a recession or not, his overall economic outlook, and how Christians might respond during difficult economic times. We hear a bit about Vance's background as well as the Stinkers and Thinkers from all three of us.
Season 2 Launch and Disabled Pregnancy Story: Episode 39
We’re back for Season 2 with our story of baby Barkley two’s pregnancy and delivery. This was a different experience than baby one because Rachel was disabled this time around. We share what was and wasn’t different, what the experience was like, and how God answered prayers and redeemed the hospital experience. Stinker and Thinkers are back with bang too!
Taking a Baby Break
We are expecting our new baby early next week so it's just Taylor here letting you all know we'll be back with the podcast in August or September. We totally meant to record a final real episode but we were too tired. In the meantime, Taylor leaves you with one thinker both he and Rachel enjoyed. Thanks so much for listening!
The Mask Mandate is Over, Now What? With Guest Tom Romeo: Episode 38
A federal judge struck down the transportation mask mandate this week— and people whooped and hollered for different reasons. We invited public health expert Tom Romeo on the podcast to share what he knows about masks with us, as well as give us an overview about what public health is. Enjoy this great discussion about how Christians might think about masks moving forward.
The Culture War Fear Boomerang: Episode 37
It just keeps coming back! We hear it anew every few years: Some form of fear about how Hollywood, the culture, the Super Bowl halftime show, and/or the political left is threatening the future of the American Christian. How might Christians interact with the culture and politics around the culture wars?
Love the Barkleys!
Fun banter and thoughtful commentary on current events and enduring values!
A great podcast
A great new podcast to check out
Another excellent podcast! Very interesting and easy listening. Again another book I need to read.