The Big Boo Cast, Episode 113

Our good friend Travis Cottrell is with us on this episode, and we have ourselves a blast. We talk about workout needs of extroverts vs. introverts, we hear about Travis’ recent regional airline experience, and we answer a bunch of fun questions that people asked on Instagram.

Also, please excuse the many phone alerts / dings / beeps that occur in the first part of the episode. We didn’t get our phones under control before we started to record, so it takes a few minutes for all three of us to SILENCIO LOS TELEFONOS. We trust this is the level of professionalism to which you’ve grown accustomed.

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9 Round

Wunderlist app

Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt

Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin

CK One

Samsara

Angela Cottrell on Twitter

Angela Cottrell on Instagram

Jennifer Garner on Instagram

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 112

All righty, y’all – this is our Very Special Southern Charm Finale Re-cap. We talk about so many things: Craig, Kathryn & Shep, white tie attire, Patricia’s pet caftans, Chelsea & Austen, and last but not least – the train wreck that is Ashley and Thomas.

WE HAVE SOME THOUGHTS.

And then, after we wrap up our Southern Charm discussion, we talk about several other shows we’re watching and enjoying / pondering. Yay for TV!

Enjoy, y’all!

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Southern Charm

Patricia’s pet caftans

The Bachelorette

The Proposal

The Entire Real Housewives Franchise (the guiltiest of guilty TV pleasures)

The Staircase (this is a true crime documentary – not for kids – difficult to watch in parts)

Life Sentence

Get Me Roger Stone (there’s bad language – but an interesting, if disheartening, look at political campaign strategy)

I Am Not Your Guru (there’s bad language – but fascinating from the perspective of people in search of emotional / spiritual freedom through self-help)

The Handmaid’s Tale (read up on this one before you watch…because of the subject matter it is not for everyone and definitely not for kids or young teenagers)

Closing Song 1 and Closing Song 2

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 111

On this episode we talk about my unusually quiet house, Southern Charm, and a couple of Netflix movies that have renewed Melanie’s faith in the romantic comedy. We also continue with the questions we didn’t finish last week, and as it turns out, we talk a lot – A LOT – about parenting stuff (teenagers in general, only children in particular).

You’ll also hear all of my geeky thoughts about The Fourth Estate as well as some podcasts I’m enjoying. Let it be acknowledged that we do not discuss a single item of clothing or a single beauty product on this episode. Somebody call the medics.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Southern Charm

Set It Up

The Kissing Booth

The Fourth Estate

Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin

The Pivot with Andrew Osenga

In the Dark

Up & Vanished

Armchair Expert

Closing Song

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 110

A few days ago some of the folks on our Big Boo Facebook page were kind enough to leave comments with some questions / topics that they wanted us to discuss, so that is exactly what Melanie and I do on this episode. We picked seven to start with, and my goodness: WE HAVE SOME THOUGHTS.

I actually couldn’t fit all of the answers into one episode (you’ll hear the rest next week), but we cover a lot of territory when it comes to grief (specifically in relation to my mama and Mel’s friend Jen), friendships, writing, and whether or not we enjoy crafts (I’ll take “NO” for $400, Alex). This episode is maybe a little extra personal, but we loved getting to talk about this stuff.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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“Caroline’s” shoe box Fiesta floats

– “Old Friends” by Ben Rector (we don’t mention it specifically – but it’s fitting considering what we say about friendship)

Melanie’s friend Jen

Sophie’s mama

– Carpool Karaoke with Paul McCartney (we don’t talk about this at all, but it’s so heartwarming and will totally brighten your day)

Closing Song

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 109

In what is no doubt the complete opposite of a surprise, we had some sound issues with this one. We still don’t know exactly why. What we do know, though, is that I sound like a loud talker and Melanie sounds like a soft talker who is trying to subtly communicate to me that I need to PIPE DOWN. So thanks in advance for bearing with us; we’ll do our best to get that worked out for next time.

As for what we talk about, well, there’s a lot: college baseball (Mississippi State is headed to the College World Series!), a new show Melanie really likes, famous people we follow on Instagram, some new music I’m excited about, and a few new skincare / make-up finds.

So basically, you know, some of our favorite topics.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Mississippi State and the College World Series

Younger

Riverdale

Ben Rector’s Magic album (out June 22nd)

Indigo Girls Live with the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra (out June 29th)

When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger

Band of Brothers

The Real Housewives of San Antonio (???)

The BBQ chicken recipe Melanie mentioned on the last episode

OPI Suzi Without A Paddle

jane iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Dew It All Eye Gel

e.l.f. Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 108

On this episode of the podcast we talk extensively about Southern Charm and caftans. AS YOU DO.

We also chronicle some of our current, um, hormone-adjacent frustrations, recap what’s happened for our teams so far in the college baseball post-season, and discuss some of our summer reading plans. Plus, Melanie brings us all up-to-speed on some highlights from The Bachelorette – and in doing so improves the quality of all our lives.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Chili Pad

– (Here is Coolio, in case you were confused.)

State’s huge walk-off win against Florida State

Southern Charm

Patricia’s custom pet caftan

The Bachelorette

Southern Charm New Orleans

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

Love and Ruin by Paula McClain

Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

Go Ask Ali by Ali Wentworth

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

Verdusa women’s summer color block half sleeve split loose shift maxi dress

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