Sinopsis

Thanks for subscribing to the Married Not Dead podcast. Married Not Dead is a fun, conversational approach to the daily challenges and stressors of married life (with children). Hosted by husbands and fathers; Chris Barkley, Nicholas Buggs, Brian Comer, and Jason McConnell, we share tips on how to best address the balancing act of marriage, fatherhood, and career goals. Podcasts are released each Tuesday. Listeners can find show notes at www.marriednotdead.org.

Episodios

  • Ep. 48 - What We Learned - Our 2017 Wrap-Up Show

    Ep. 48 - What We Learned - Our 2017 Wrap-Up Show

    26/12/2017 Duración: 01h04min

    Hello MND'ers! In this episode, we reflect on our conversations over the past year and pull out the best lessons we've learned, the best art we've enjoyed from any medium, and question whether year one of Donald Trump's presidency was better or worse than expected. Thank you to all of that have listened and supported us throughout 2017, we've had a blast.    We'll be back with new episodes for the week of January 15th. Until then, take care and have a safe and exciting Holiday Season!    As always, please subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts. If you have comments or questions, please DM us on Instagram or Twitter @_marriednotdead and Facebook by searching for the Married Not Dead Podcast page. Please rate us 5-Stars on Apple Podcasts! If you don't think we deserve it, please tell us why via our Facebook page. If you'd like to explore more, including blog posts and past episodes, visit us online at www.mndpodcast.com    Subscribe directly using your preferred podcasting tool: iTunes: https://itunes.

  • Ep. 47 - Let me Say What Im Going to Say!

    Ep. 47 - Let me Say What I'm Going to Say!

    19/12/2017 Duración: 01h22min

    Hello MND'ers! In this episode, we go deep on the Keaton Jones bullying video that went viral on Twitter and Facebook and discover the differences in our takes on the video and the externalities. We ask the following questions:   Can a kid be a racist?  Should Keaton be a celebrity?  What's the GoFundMe money for and should there be a national anti-bullying fund?  What are the limits of two wrongs don't make a right?     From there we move on to our primary topic series, Priorities And Expectations, where we discuss the following:      The concept of "Getting Back to Zero" and how to avoid getting there What are the baseline expectations we should have in a relationship?  What's the one expectation that you regularly meet that would cause chaos in your relationship if you stopped doing it?      Enjoy, and as always, please subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts. If you have comments or questions, please DM us on Instagram or Twitter @_marriednotdead and Facebook by searching for the Married Not D

  • Ep. 46 - Are You Meeting Expectations Too Often? 

    Ep. 46 - Are You Meeting Expectations Too Often? 

    13/12/2017 Duración: 01h05min

    Hello MND'ers! In this episode, we have some fun trading a few stories about our past and discussing the role(s) expectations play when shopping for Christmas presents (or any present for that matter). From there we move on to our primary topic series, Priorities and Expectations, where we discuss the following:    Does having daily expectations in a relationship create a lack of appreciation for one another?  How does one reconcile when we or our partners stop recognizing our contributions to the relationship? What if the behavior and lifestyle that makes you happy, make your spouse unhappy?   Enjoy, and as always, please subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts. If you have comments or questions, please DM us on Instagram or Twitter @_marriednotdead and Facebook by searching for the Married Not Dead Podcast page. Please rate us 5-Stars on Apple Podcasts! If you don't think we deserve it, please tell us why via our Facebook page.    **Also, that word from last week we couldn't think of is Deposition. 

  • Ep. 45 - Big Little Lies

    Ep. 45 - Big Little Lies

    06/12/2017 Duración: 01h33min

    Hello MND'ers! In this episode, we discuss the newly emerging power of the Social Media Warrior and the dangers and ease of groupthink on Twitter and other social media platforms. From there, we circle back to our topic series, 'Priorities and Expectations' and go deep on the following topics:      What do secrets about ourselves do we keep from our spouses?  How much should we share and is oversharing a burden to our partners? Is keeping our past private helpful or hurtful to our relationships? What happens when we need relationship expectations to change to be our most successful selves?      Enjoy, and as always, please subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts. If you have comments or questions, please DM us on Instagram or Twitter @_marriednotdead and Facebook by searching for the Married Not Dead Podcast page. Please rate us 5-Stars on Apple Podcasts! If you don't think we deserve it, please tell us why via our Facebook page.    This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audib

  • Ep. 44 - Toolkits for Knowing Yourself and Spouse + Things We Are Not Thankful for This Thanksgiving

    Ep. 44 - Toolkits for Knowing Yourself and Spouse + Things We Are Not Thankful for This Thanksgiving

    28/11/2017 Duración: 01h54min

    Hello MND'ers! In this episode, we sit down with special guest and marriage expert, Randal Barkley as we put a bow on this month's topic, Do You Even Know Me?  As a follow-up to last week's conversation, we explore the value of adding Numerology to your relationship toolkit and the dangers of leaning on any one tool too heavily. And because this is Thanksgiving week, we give you our yearly conversation around our favorite holiday of the year, including the following related topics:   Can one be 100% honest while taking a personality test?  Does Psychology (or logic) support the use of Numerology? Why is Numerology seemingly correct so often? The keys to staying married 30 years+ What bad habits or systems in modern society are we least thankful for this Thanksgiving?    Enjoy, and as always, please subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts. If you have comments or questions, please DM us on Instagram or Twitter @_marriednotdead and Facebook by searching for the Married Not Dead Podcast page. Please rate

  • Ep. 43 - ESFJ (How Understanding Your Partners Personality Can Improve Communication)

    Ep. 43 - ESFJ (How Understanding Your Partner's Personality Can Improve Communication)

    22/11/2017 Duración: 01h47min

    **Best of MND rereleased episode** The boys are out this week, enjoy this audience and host favorite episode. We will be back with new episodes on Tuesday 1/16. - MND Crew.   Hello MND'ers! In this episode, we are down one man as Brian recovers from a mind-numbing tooth extraction. No problem though, as the three of us held it down all the same. Following this month's theme, 'Do You Even Know Me,' we all took online personality tests and had our wives take them, too. We found that each of our wives shares the same personality type: ESFJ (Extroverted, Observant, Feeling, Judging). We discuss what this means for each of us as well as the following topics: What is the future of women in film? What will be the blowback from the recent rash of sexual harassment/assault allegations?  Can a woman bully a man? Should a man admit it even if it's happening?  Chris and Nick discuss a few workplace misunderstandings and we all question whether not the terms masculine and feminine be removed from our collective vocabular

  • Ep. 42 - Are You a Hero Dad?

    Ep. 42 - Are You a Hero Dad?

    14/11/2017 Duración: 01h45min

    Hello MND'ers! In this episode, we are down one man as Nick recovers from a 500-Year cold. No worries though, as the three of us had a blast all the same. Following this month's theme, 'Do You Even Know Me', we invent a Husband Draft and discuss what how our scouting reports would read. We also go deep into the following topics:   The Masks of Masculinity based on Lewis Howes new book (see show notes) The traps of the being the Hero Dad The lifestyles that we desire or desired that are irreconcilable with married life     Enjoy, and as always, please subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts. If you have comments or questions, please DM us on Instagram or Twitter @_marriednotdead and Facebook by searching for the Married Not Dead Podcast page. Please rate us 5-Stars on Apple Podcasts! If you don't think we deserve it, please tell us why using the information above.    This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audible is offering a 30-day free trial and a complimentary audiobook o

  • Ep. 41 - MND Podcast: A Year In Review 

    Ep. 41 - MND Podcast: A Year In Review 

    07/11/2017 Duración: 01h19min

    Hello MND'ers! We crossed our one-year anniversary (crazy, right?) and to celebrate we picked our favorite conversations from the past year and mashed them all up into one delectable episode for your listening enjoyment. It was hard to choose, but we parred it down to four. The following are our picks from the last year, enjoy!      Episode #38: We revisit our conversation around roles we pass down to our kids.  Episode #30: We talk about making promises as a method for setting shared goals and the relationship fragility of setting rigid money goals.  Episode #19: The crew discusses the "Catch 22" of being a great husband, but not being the man your wife wants.  Episode #06: Laughs abound as we share our vasectomy war stories and terrify Brian in the process.      Enjoy, and as always, please subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts. If you have comments or questions, please DM us on Instagram or Twitter @_marriednotdead and Facebook by searching for the Married Not Dead Podcast page. Please rate us 5

  • Ep. 40 - The 2017 Halloween Special! Despicable Stories of Questionable Truth 

    Ep. 40 - The 2017 Halloween Special! Despicable Stories of Questionable Truth 

    31/10/2017 Duración: 01h28min

    Hello MND'ers! This conversation is our annual Halloween Special, and as usual, we have a ton of fun trading ghost stories and comparing how we do the day. We also discuss the following pressing Halloween related questions: What is the one thing you ask yourself, "Am I crazy or am I right?" The three rules of Adulting at a Halloween party and what do want our wives to wear?  What's the scariest or best Horror movie of all time?  Are ghosts real and if so, what's the proof?  At what point do we show our young children Michael Jackson's Thriller?  Enjoy, and as always, please subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts. If you have comments or questions, please DM us on Instagram or Twitter @_marriednotdead and Facebook by searching for the Married Not Dead Podcast page. If you'd like to be part of our forthcoming forum (we have to decide if we are going to do it on Facebook or as a newsletter), please send DM us your email address on Twitter or leave us a comment on Facebook with your address.  This week's

  • Ep. 39 - The Sadness Tank and Press Release Culture

    Ep. 39 - The Sadness Tank and Press Release Culture

    24/10/2017 Duración: 01h29min

    Hello MND'ers! In this episode, we question the nature of the current zeitgeist and follow-up on our monthly topic, 'What Is a Man To Do?' by chatting about the issues and questions below:    1.) With the recent sexual assault and harassment allegations, does one have to pick sides?    2.) What did our fathers teach us about being a man? What lessons will we pass down to our sons?   3.) Do you have a "Sadness Tank?"  What destructive acts do you commit to fill it?    4.) What's Your Biggest Mistake?  If you could take back one thing, what would it be?     Enjoy, and as always, please subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts. If you have comments or questions, please DM us on Instagram or Twitter @_marriednotdead and Facebook by searching for the Married Not Dead Podcast page. If you'd like to be part of our forthcoming forum (we have to decide if we are going to do it on Facebook or as a newsletter), please send DM us your email address on Twitter or leave us a comment on Facebook with your

  • Ep. 38 - The Muted Male - How Should Society Adjust to Changing Leadership Roles in Culture and Households? 

    Ep. 38 - The Muted Male - How Should Society Adjust to Changing Leadership Roles in Culture and Households? 

    17/10/2017 Duración: 01h21min

    Hello MND'ers! In this episode, we grab principle, personal philosophy, and debate by the horns as we go in-depth on the following topics and questions: 1.) The Art of Manipulation Is there feminine or masculine traits for manipulation?  2.) Is it a mistake to teach our children traditional male and female roles? 3.) The Muted Male How do we alter behavior to adjust to the changing leadership roles in the household? 4.) The Press Release Culture  A lively discussion on Cam Newton's sexist remarks and the sexual assault allegations levied against Harvey Weinstein.  Enjoy, and as always, please subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts. If you have comments or questions, please DM us on Instagram or Twitter @_marriednotdead and Facebook by searching for the Married Not Dead Podcast page.    This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audible is offering a 30-day free trial and a complimentary audiobook of your choice. To get started click here: http://www.audibletrial.com/mndpodcas

  • Ep. 37 - How Do You Explain Senseless Violence to Your Family?

    Ep. 37 - How Do You Explain Senseless Violence to Your Family?

    10/10/2017 Duración: 01h27min

    Hello, MND'ers! In this lively episode, we continue on this month's theme, 'What Is a Man To Do?',  by asking the question in the context of recent atrocities, including the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Topics include: Las Vegas Massacre  We spend some time searching for reasons why Asking is culture sick (violent video games, music, and movies) How do mass shootings relate to the decline of the Traditional Man?  Celebrating the life of Hugh Hefner  We ask, did he have an enviable life?  Brian's Birthday Weekend   One son hits a home run; another strikes out.    Enjoy, and as always, please subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts. If you have comments or questions, please DM us on Instagram or Twitter @_marriednotdead and Facebook by searching for the Married Not Dead Podcast page.    This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audible is offering a 30-day free trial and a complimentary audiobook of your choice. To get started click here: http://www.audibletrial.com/mnd

  • Ep. 36 - What Is A Man To Do? 

    Ep. 36 - What Is A Man To Do? 

    03/10/2017 Duración: 01h28min

    Episode #036 - What Is A Man To Do?  Hello MND'ers! This month's podcast episodes are all about the changing trends nationally (and perhaps globally) around traditional norms and roles for men. In this episode, the MND Crew posits the following questions:    1.) Are we witnessing the death of the Traditional Man? 2.) What do people mean when they say, "Be a Man!" 3.) Is it time to let go of stereotypical male machismo and pride?    We also take on taking a knee during the national anthem, fake memes (instead of fake news), and The Proud Boys in a contemplative convo that attempts to make sense of the current zeitgeist.    Enjoy, and as always, please subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts. If you have comments or questions, please DM us on Instagram or Twitter @_marriednotdead and Facebook by searching for the Married Not Dead Podcast page.  This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audible is offering a 30-day free trial and a complimentary audiobook of your choice. To get starte

  • Ep. 35 - Do You Lack Time or Discipline? 

    Ep. 35 - Do You Lack Time or Discipline? 

    26/09/2017 Duración: 01h34min

    Episode #035 - Do You Lack Time or Discipline?  Hello, MND Tribe! In this episode, we wrap-up this month's series topic, 'Balancing Parenthood and Marriage' by providing our most salient takeaways from the month's conversation. Nick and Jason talk about how to steal time and create a "time pact" with our wives and we ask the question, do you lack time or discipline? Before we hop into the big topic though, we go all over the map with the following questions: Are dick pics the new pick-up line?  What makes for the best relationships; similarities or differences with your partner or spouse?  Should Kevin Hart have apologized on social media for his infidelities?  What do PornHub data say about us?  The crew brings this episode home with a quick round of Boyz II Men song name Olympics and reveal next month's series topic.  Enjoy! Be sure come back next week and be sure to rate and review on Apple Podcasts. Thanks!   This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audible is offering a 30-day fr

  • Ep. 34 - If Your Relationship Were A Movie, Would You Want Your Kids to See It? 

    Ep. 34 - If Your Relationship Were A Movie, Would You Want Your Kids to See It? 

    19/09/2017 Duración: 01h40min

    Ep. 34 - If Your Relationship Were A Movie, Would You Want Your Kids to See It?    Good Day, MND Tribe! This episode is the third installment of this month's series topic, 'Balancing Parenthood and Marriage.' In this wide-ranging episode, we talk about the characteristics of personal happiness, Star Wars versus Back to the Future, and the value of community. We take on the issues around balance in the relationship and parenthood by asking ourselves what do our kids see when we argue with our partners/spouses? Are we teaching them to balance and compromise or teaching them how to manipulate and dominate within their current and future relationships?    Be sure to check out the show notes, and if you are enjoying the conversation, please don't forget to rate and review!  This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audible is offering a 30-day free trial and a complimentary audiobook of your choice. To get started click here: http://www.audibletrial.com/mndpodcast Be sure to visit today. Sub

  • Ep. 33 - Whats #1 In Your Life? (Its Probably Not What You Think) - Balancing Parenthood and Marriage 

    Ep. 33 - What's #1 In Your Life? (It's Probably Not What You Think) - Balancing Parenthood and Marriage 

    12/09/2017 Duración: 01h39min

    Episode #033 - What's #1 In Your Life? It Probably Isn't What You Think - Balancing Parenthood and Marriage - MND Relationship Series  Hello MND Tribe! We are excited to bring you the second edition of this month's series topic, 'Balancing Parenthood and Marriage'. In this episode, we take a look at what has changed since 9/11/2001, ponder the future of marriage, and debate on how to handle when your spouse or partner's exes friend them on social media.  As we tackle the question of balance in our lives and marriages we ask how much fantasy during sex is too much fantasy and we coin the term "Phone Fasting."  This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audible is offering a 30-day free trial and a complimentary audio book of your choice. To get started click here: http://www.audibletrial.com/mndpodcast Be sure to visit today. Subscribe directly using your preferred podcasting tool: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/married-not-dead/id1218354460 Google Play: https://play.google.c

  • Ep. 32 - Learning to Say, No, So That You Can Say, Yes - Balancing Parenthood and Marriage - MND Relationship Series

    Ep. 32 - Learning to Say, "No," So That You Can Say, "Yes" - Balancing Parenthood and Marriage - MND Relationship Series

    01/09/2017 Duración: 01h30min

    Hello, MND'ers! Have you ever had to pick between playing ball with your son, spending time with your daughter, or cooking dinner for your partner? If so, this is the episode for you. We cover some of the strategies, habits, and tools we use to try to overcome imbalance in our homes and relationships. Before we dive into the main topic, we ponder the following questions: What are the first three things we would do after we won the lottery? What world problem would we try to solve if we won $758 million? And finally, look out for round two of the Michael Jackson song name Olympics.  This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audible is offering a 30-day free trial and a complimentary audio book of your choice. To get started click here: http://www.audibletrial.com/mndpodcast Be sure to visit today. Subscribe directly using your preferred podcasting tool: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/married-not-dead/id1218354460 Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Iocofyucysrcbuet

  • Ep. 31: Shared Goals Wrap-Up (Racism Isnt a Good Shared Goal)

    Ep. 31: Shared Goals Wrap-Up (Racism Isn't a Good Shared Goal)

    29/08/2017 Duración: 01h26min

    In this episode, we try to make sense of the current surge in racial tensions nationally (and fail) and summarize our take aways from this month's MND Relationship Series topic, Shared Goals.    Week 1: Kids Activities  Week 2: Health Week 3: Money This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audible is offering a 30-day free trial and a complimentary audio book of your choice. To get started click here: http://www.audibletrial.com/mndpodcast Be sure to visit today. Subscribe directly using your preferred podcasting tool: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/married-not-dead/id1218354460 Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Iocofyucysrcbuet7v5isprl6cu?t=Married_Not_Dead Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/married-not-dead Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/married-not-dead-podcast TuneIn: https://tunein.com/radio/Married-Not-Dead-p1015632 iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/married-not-dead-28372853/ RSS Feed: http://marriednotdead.libsyn.com/rss SPONSORS:

  • Ep. 30: MND Relationship Series: Shared Goals - Money

    Ep. 30: MND Relationship Series: Shared Goals - Money

    22/08/2017 Duración: 01h36min

    This week's show is all about money and the importance of making well-thought out decisions before you settle into your relationship and career norms.  We have a wide-ranging conversation about the financial decisions and goals we have made and created with and on behalf of our wives. We ask each other how long we waited before proposing to our better-halves and how much we spent on the engagement ring.  This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audible is offering a 30-day free trial and a complimentary audio book of your choice. To get started click here: http://www.audibletrial.com/mndpodcast Be sure to visit today. Subscribe directly using your preferred podcasting tool: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/married-not-dead/id1218354460 Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Iocofyucysrcbuet7v5isprl6cu?t=Married_Not_Dead Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/married-not-dead Feed: http://marriednotdead.libsyn.com/rss SPONSORS: Audible - http://www.audibletrial.co

  • Ep. 29: MND Relationship Series: Shared Goals - Health

    Ep. 29: MND Relationship Series: Shared Goals - Health

    15/08/2017 Duración: 01h14min

    In this episode, Chris reflects on how the MND crew has changed over the years and then we jump right into this week's topic, Shared Goals around health. At times specific, at times broad, we share stories and strategies about how to create and maintain smaller goals that will ensure you and your partner success in your shared goal of lifelong health.  This week's episode is sponsored by Audible. For MND listeners, Audible is offering a 30-day free trial and a complimentary audio book of your choice. To get started click here: http://www.audibletrial.com/mndpodcast Be sure to visit today. Subscribe directly using your preferred podcasting tool: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/married-not-dead/id1218354460 Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Iocofyucysrcbuet7v5isprl6cu?t=Married_Not_Dead Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/married-not-dead Feed: http://marriednotdead.libsyn.com/rss SPONSORS: Audible - http://www.audibletrial.com/mndpodcast SHOW NOTES: Host: Chris Barkley @flamei

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