43 episodes

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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 26 min
    Are We In A Recession?: Episode 40

    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.

    • 41 min
    Season 2 Launch and Disabled Pregnancy Story: Episode 39

    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!

    • 37 min
    Taking a Baby Break

    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!

    • 1 min
    The Mask Mandate is Over, Now What? With Guest Tom Romeo: Episode 38

    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.

    • 34 min
    The Culture War Fear Boomerang: Episode 37

    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?

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

profkeanbean ,

Love the Barkleys!

Fun banter and thoughtful commentary on current events and enduring values!

Big Gov Gary ,

A great podcast

A great new podcast to check out

NuttyNathan ,

Excellent

Another excellent podcast! Very interesting and easy listening. Again another book I need to read.

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