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SHELTERED: the Podcast

SHELTERED: the Podcast

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Join childhood friends Braylon, Chenoa, Kalee, and Taylor as we laugh and discuss the experiences of our past, the realities of our present, and the hope of our future!
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Ep. 4: Don’t Go There, Don’t Do That

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SNEAK PEEK: Now That I'm Not Your Teacher
Ever wondered, "Why didn't they teach me that in school?" Catch a sneak peek at Friday's episode of co-host and creator Taylor Vogel's NEW podcast, Now That I'm Not Your Teacher!  For more information on Now That I'm Not Your Teacher, check out the website at and follow us on Instagram @nowthatimnotyourteacher.
January 6, 2021
Ep. 25: Bloopers & Blessings for 2021
We're smashing together outtakes from 2020 and blessings for 2021 to bring you a short, laughter filled episode. Happy New Year!
December 30, 2020
Ep. 24: Christmas Traditions
The group's all here! In this week's episode, we're talking Christmas traditions and the impact they have on all of our lives. Giggles and merriment abound this week, with an attempt at Carol of the Bells to round out your holiday season. Merry Christmas!
December 23, 2020
Ep. 23: Jesus: the Reason for the Season
In this group show, join cohosts Braylon Burkhart, Chenoa, Kalee Kunkel Morales, and Taylor Vogel as they talk candidly about Jesus—how they learned about Jesus and how their perceptions have changed over time. In this agenda-free, grace filled space, these four women bring their interpretations of the role of Jesus in the lives of those raised in Christianity. For more information about things discussed in this episode, check out our website at
December 16, 2020
Ep. 22: Throwback Gift Guide 2020!
‘Tis the season for rad gifts! In this episode, Chenoa and Taylor bring you ten gifts that you can give now, inspired by our favorite gifts we received as sheltered kiddos. Find the ENTIRE gift guide in our Show Notes on our website! For bonus gifts and our throwback Christmas playlist, sign up to get emails from us!
December 9, 2020
Ep. 21: Wintry Mix
Co-hosts Braylon Burkhart & Taylor Vogel reflect on the things they realized about the winter season as adults--there’s more than just evil ice storms?!--and bring you five ways to weather the winter and make it the best possible! (P.S., Taylor didn’t put the gravy in the bathroom gravy boat…) Check out our website for complete show notes! Click here to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.
December 2, 2020
Ep. 20: Piss in the Dating Pool
Join Taylor as she chats with special guest Lola about setting boundaries while dating, what we really want men to showcase in their profile pictures (it’s food, by the way), and why it’s important to be honest with yourself and the other person about what you’re really looking for. Lola is a Taurus and likes long walks to the taco stand! Her social media is also one of the most accurate and amusing commentaries on dating in the current world. A dear friend of the podcast, you can find her on Instagram at @iiamnajia and check in on all the realities of life. Check out our website for complete show notes! Click here to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.
November 27, 2020
Ep. 19: Thanksgiving Roast
The group is all here! Join Braylon Burkhart, Chenoa, Kalee Kunkel Morales, and Taylor Vogel as they roast each other in the holiday spirit. Learn why we’ve put peanut butter on tortillas, the value of picking your children up any time they call, who’s always naked on Marco Polo, and the infamous “Lord of the Rings Phase.” Check out our website for complete show notes! We would LOVE for you to leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts!
November 18, 2020
Ep. 18: Sports! Balls! Spirit!
Kalee Kunkel Morales & Taylor Vogel get spirited about sports! From high school to pro, we dive into how we engaged in sports. Also, DID YOU NOT KNOW that we can say “balls” way more than any other episode without marking it explicit? Woohoo! For full links and show notes, pop over to our website! Also, we would truly appreciate your leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Help us reach 10 by Thanksgiving!
November 11, 2020
Ep. 17: And How Does That Make You Feel?
In this brief episode, Taylor brings you three things she learned about therapy the hard way. If you're new to therapy, if you're interested in starting therapy, or if you always felt awkward about exchanging money for talking about your feelings (can we get an AMEN?), this episode can help breathe a little perspective into what to expect.  We are not healthcare professionals (nor will any of us every pretend to be!) and always encourage you to seek out professional medical advice for physical and mental health needs. We appreciate your reviews! Help these conversations reach more listeners like you by leaving a review on Apple podcasts today! For show notes, check out our website at
November 4, 2020
Ep. 16: See No Evil II: The Shining
Join us for the second installment of our See No Evil series, where we chat about the movies and TV series that we weren’t allowed to watch in our childhood. This week, Chenoa and Taylor lead you through the hedge maze that is The Shining. Happy Halloween, everyone! (Head’s up, there are spoilers, because it’s been 40 years.) Each time a listener leaves us a review, it increases our visibility to other potential listeners. You can help us out by writing a quick review on Apple Podcasts! Thanks a bunch! For more information… The Shining on IMDb Horror Banana by Trevor Wayne (acquired at the OKCMOA) The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park Antici…. Correction: I kept calling Room 237 “Room 217.” In the movie it’s 237. Sorry, y’all. RedRum The Cut on Tuesdays: Hello, Do You Have Anxiety? Passed Notes: Chenoa: Check NO on Bad Driving Pt: 2--Running Red Lights Edition (Hear Part 1 on Ep. 15: HallowEEEEEEn!) Taylor: Two Dots Check out our website at for full show notes and to sign up for our newsletter!
October 28, 2020
Ep. 15: HallowEEEEEEn!
Happy HallowEEEEEEn! The whole group gathers for this eerie occasion to chat about subbing in fall festivals for the “Devil’s Holiday,” limited options for Bible character costumes, and our fave traditions from the past until now. Get ready for a frighteningly fun time! For complete show notes, check out our website at We appreciate you leaving us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts!
October 21, 2020
Ep. 14: Political Discourse
Co-hosts Braylon Burkhart and Taylor Vogel share the things they wish they understood about discussing politics before they started voting. There’s a little bit of squirming, a lot of wondering, and even more of that vulnerability we serve up to you each week. For full show notes, head on over to our website.  ***Please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Thanks!*** For more information on... Serial Season 3 Vote. Be persistent. Don’t give up. Use your voice.  Ep. 10: Preggo 101 Passed Notes Braylon’s Check Yes: Call the Midwife Taylor’s Check Yes: Mindset hack of cleaning the house on Friday “to get ready for the weekend,” a system of Braylon’s for a while now that Taylor finally adopted.
October 14, 2020
Ep. 13: The Drive
Co-hosts Kalee Kunkel Morales & Taylor Vogel take us on some wild rides in this week’s episode, all about driving! We’ll share our stories with you about driver’s education, the things we crashed into, and the unexpected item you should keep in your car to get out of a ticket! Passed Notes Kalee: The Office Taylor: The Sopranos Full show notes can be found at Check us out on Instagram!
October 7, 2020
Birthday BONUS!: Kalee's Celebration!
Help us celebrate co-host Kalee Kunkel Morales! These are some of the MANY reasons we love this lady. Head over to our Instagram and join in the celebration by leaving her a comment of why she's so great! We love you, girl!
October 4, 2020
Ep. 12: Full Face Fancy
Co-hosts Taylor & Chenoa chat with guest Karissa Hendrickson about how makeup and beauty have impacted their time, their careers, and their ability to buy some beers (or….. not). Not just skin-deep, this episode balances a conversation of personal appearance with a little bit of sharing which products make our routines work for us. Karissa Hendrickson works in Corporate America within the world of Human Resources Management. A regular listener of the show, we’ve said nice things about her behind her back in other episodes (Ep. 8: See No Evil I: You’re My Lobster and Ep. 11: The F Word (It’s Fall Ya’ll!). She and her husband live in Oklahoma City, and share their adventures together, with friends, and with family, on Instagram. We appreciate your leaving a review on Apple podcasts! For More Information: Maybelline Dream Matte Foundation Cosmopolitan article from 2016 about makeup inequity (by Catriona Harvey-Jener) ADA Research on white teeth impacting people’s interviews Karissa’s Microblading, done by Sascha Jade Chenoa’s Benefit Roller Mascara Taylor’s NARS The Multiple Chenoa’s NARS Foundation Passed Notes: Chenoa: IGK Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo Karissa: Bath & Body Works’ Marshmallow Fireside Scent Taylor: IOS 14 (THOSE WIDGETS!) For full show notes check out our website at! Thanks for listening!
September 30, 2020
Ep. 11: The F-Word (FALL, Y'ALL!)
It’s F-ing Fall, Y’all! Chenoa & Taylor are back to chat about all things fall--most notably, when did fall become a thing? Is this something they just weren’t aware of because they grew up in Oklahoma, where fall is only two weeks long? Regardless, lots of cozy feelings up in here. Thanks for rating and reviewing us on Apple podcasts! For more information… Early release of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte Whitenoise app Welcome Home by Myquillin Smith Papermate Inkjoy Moleskine Notebook For those over 21: Schlafly Pumpkin Ale Captain Morgan Jack-O-Blast (add it to some apple cider) Shipyard Pumpkinhead Trader Joes Pumpkin Shannon Vogel from Ep. 6: Career Day Those Pumpkin Cookies Gilmore Girls The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Halloweentown Perfect Date Passed Notes Chenoa: Spinny Facial Cleansing Brushes (an example) Taylor: Bri McKoy on Instagram | Follow her first, and then make her Pumpkin Chili
September 23, 2020
Ep. 10: Preggo 101
In this group episode, resident birth moms Kalee & Braylon give child-free Chenoa & Taylor a pop quiz and crash course on all things pregnancy and childbirth. We all learn together about dilation, body rights, nomenclature, and all the fluids…. So many fluids…. Legally, we also want you to know, we’re not anything close to professionals, medically or otherwise, regarding these topics. This is strictly talk between four friends, and we advise nothing more than connecting with a trusted medical professional about any questions you have regarding your body, your pregnancy, your birth. Mostly, we just wanted to gross out Chenoa & Taylor while modeling a loving and supportive friendship. For more information on:  Peri bottle Frida Baby Brand  Kangaroo Care in other countries  The Cholostrum wikipedia entry that Braylon directly quoted  Vyrnyx Passed Notes  Passed Notes Chenoa: Taylor Swift’s folklore  Kalee: The Diva Cup  Braylon: Walmart Pickup  Taylor: using a duvet & duvet cover
September 16, 2020
Ep. 9: Sweet Melodies
Co-hosts Kalee Kunkel Morales & Taylor Vogel manage not to sing (somehow?) in this episode all about the music they learned and loved growing up, how music has influenced their careers, and how fashion impacted our participation in school music programs. Sing along with our intro music and enjoy the show! For more information on… Superchick -- Hero Bon Iver -- Halocene Bumble Boogie & Flight of the Bumblebee Glee! Wee Sing Veggie Tales West Side Story In the Heights Jimi Hendrix -- National Anthem at Woodstock Chenoa’s recommendation of Taylor Swift’s Folklore in Ep. 1: Hot Seat Introductions Sisqo -- The Thong Song LFO -- Summer Girls Kidz Bop All American Rejects Third Day Notes We Passed: Kalee: Dollar Store Markers Taylor: Goddess Coin Necklaces from AWE  Check out our website at  Follow us on Instagram @shelteredthepodcast
September 9, 2020
Birthday BONUS!: Chenoa's Getting Older
Our beloved co-host Chenoa turns 30-something today. This is just a tiny celebration of her! If you want to send her some birthday joy, hop on hover to @shelteredthepodcast and give her a little birthday love, too!
September 6, 2020
Ep. 8: See No Evil I: You're My Lobster
In this first installment of See No Evil, the series where we discuss the TV and Movies that we were definitely NOT allowed to watch as kids, Chenoa and Taylor discuss 90s pop-culture phenomenon FRIENDS. For Your Information…. FRIENDS, as hilariously described by Google With or Without You, U2 The Rachel Theme Song, I’ll Be There for You, The Rembrandts Shoutout to Kitchen 324 Favorite Moments Ross gets a spray tan (10:3), Monica & Rachel gamble away the apartment…. and get it back (4:12-4:19) Monica & Chandler keeping their relationship a secret (4:24-5:14) When Rachel makes the trifle for Thanksgiving (6:9) Any time Joey is Dr. Drake Ramore from Days of Our Lives Passed Notes Chenoa: Sonic Sparkling Water with flavors (strawberry or peach) Taylor: New skincare routine (CeraVe cleanser & lotion, Thayer’s toner, and Pond’s cold cream) Check out our website at Engage with us on Instagram @shelteredthepodcast
September 5, 2020
Ep. 7: On the Internet
Hold onto your keyboards and bust out your dialtones--Braylon & Taylor talk about all things internet nostalgia! From what memes & gifs we’re loving now, to the cautions we were told to take as we learned the landscape of the World Wide Web, we explore how the internet has influenced our lives as we gained full access. For more information on: Rachel Ray Memes & GIFS 2 wolves looking at the one wolf that’s laughing Kip from Napoleon Dynamite going “YES!” Dwight from The Office going “YES!” Sandlot gif, blowing a kiss Jan from The Office -- dinner party episode stare This tap dancing meme Lawrence Welk on PBS Dancing Baby Video AOL -- is still a thing?! The CD The Dialup Tone The Door Opening Sound PEN15 MySpace -- also still a thing?! Xanga -- no longer a thing, really… Met Opera Beatrix Potter Passed Notes Braylon: Hooplah library app Taylor: The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi Website: Instagram:
August 26, 2020
Ep. 6: Career Day
Join our first guest, Shannon Vogel, as she talks with Taylor about all things career. From first earnings, to not knowing their current roles even existed, these working women will explore how being sheltered, often a perceived weakness, has led them to earning in ways they really love! Shannon Vogel is a Senior Administrative Manager at The Boldt Company. She has been with the company for 14 years in a variety of roles and is the recent recipient of the John Koga Award. Passed Notes Shannon | Anylist App Taylor | Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno Garcia (Taylor’s Book of the Month Referral Link) You can also keep up with us on our website at or get new episode reminders on our Instagram!
August 19, 2020
Ep. 5: Alcohol
Explicit Content, because legal drinking age matters. Don’t listen if you’re under 21, people. IT’S A GROUP SHOW! Join co-hosts Braylon, Chenoa, Kalee, & Taylor as we discuss our school, family, and church messages around alcohol. We talk about our wild times and answer the standard question of what cocktails we would be--one sangria, a chilled rose, and two old fashioneds, bartender. For more information on... Frozen 2, viewed initially with a cocktail McNellies, please bring back your black bean burger Sam Smith Apricot Cider, you’re welcome Impossible Burger The class Didgeridoo, and our website’s show notes One of many available Alcohol Information Resources. If you are concerned about alcohol in any capacity in your life or have any questions about it, we strongly encourage you to reach out to your healthcare provider.
August 12, 2020
Ep. 4: Don’t Go There, Don’t Do That
Chenoa & Taylor reminisce and give a glimpse into where they could and couldn’t go without permission and their high school experiences. Sports might have not been the best choice for either of us to participate in, but we still love to watch! When chaperones abound, we start sneaking around. For more information on... Did you see the liberty bell? Did you RING the Liberty Bell? The best moment from Mean Girls
August 5, 2020
Ep. 3: Sexual Revelations
We all learned about it at some point. Join co-hosts Kalee & Taylor as they candidly discuss learning about the act of sex, their misnomers of reproductive anatomy, and the different reasons they were taught to stay a virgin until marriage. We’re not doctors, we’re not mental health professionals, we’re not anyone trying to give advice. Just two women sharing our experiences in ways we hope help BREED connection. For more information on... Oprah Winfrey Show “Tomorrow” from Annie, a.k.a. “The Bottom Dollar Song” Friends for Life: Living with Aids Sheet Music by Kevin Leman Cosmopolitan Magazine
July 29, 2020
Ep. 2: Personality Typing
Braylon & Taylor discuss what personality typing systems they like best, what it’s like being an introvert as a child, and how knowing about different personality types impacts their relationships with others. Oh, and how disconcerting it is for your therapist to really see you. For more information on: Horoscopes Myers Briggs Enneagram Introvert vs. Extrovert Gretchen Ruben’s Four Tendencies
July 22, 2020
Ep. 1: Hot Seat Introductions
Get to know childhood friends and co-hosts Braylon, Kalee, Chenoa, and Taylor as they put each other in the Hot Seat with get to know you questions and share about their lives!
July 15, 2020
Introducing SHELTERED: the Podcast!
Get excited! Lifelong friends Braylon, Chenoa, Kalee, & Taylor get real and vulnerable as they discuss how their sheltered upbringings impact their experience in today’s world, while laughing together in love. We look forward to your joining us each Wednesday!
July 8, 2020