The Big Boo Cast, Episode 101

Some of you may know that Mississippi State lost the NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship thanks to an incredible last-second shot by Notre Dame, so in the first part of episode 101, Melanie and I take some time to walk through some of the post-game emotions I felt last week in Columbus, OH. We also talk about our spring fashion frustrations, and I may or may not have called a cold-shoulder top the mullet of shirts (I don’t know that my assessment is original, but I can assure you that it is heartfelt).

The most exciting news on this episode is that Melanie’s new devotional book, Everyday Holy, comes out on Tuesday, April 10th, and IT. IS. BEAUTIFUL.

See? It is lovely.

Anyway, we talk through the writing process for a devotional book and get a little nerdy with that thing. Then we talk about writing trade books and get a little nerdy with that thing. And then we talk about what’s going on with our kids and sports and lo, even some summer plans.

Hope y’all enjoy it!

You can click here to listen. Or here. You can even listen right here on the blog.

You can also listen on Stitcher or Google Play.

And if you’re on the Facebook, well, we are, too.

We’d love for you to subscribe on iTunes, and we’d be honored if you’d leave us a review.

Here’s where you can get more info on the stuff / products / places we mention:

The Popcast Live in Dallas on May 5th (Melanie will be there!)

The Happy Hour Live in Austin on May 5th (Sophie will be there!)

Victoria Secret’s (comfortable!) strapless bra

Bobeau Two-Pocket Cardigan

Fashionable Rosario Flutter-Sleeve Jumpsuit

Sophie’s new favorite dress (The Katy from Universal Standard – sizes 10-28 – and the fabric is SO GOOD)

What Remains by Caroline Radziwill

Everyday Holy – a new devotional book by our very own Melanie

Collagen Powder Peptides 16oz Unflavored Hydrolyzed Collagen Grass-Fed Non-GMO Kosher Easy Mix Drink

The Health Genie on Instagram

Our new Big Boo Cast t-shirts from Milk and Honey Tees!

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 100

Well, well, well. This is our 100th episode of The Big Boo Cast, and it only took us 11-ish years to get to this point.

Try not to be overwhelmed by our frenzied pace.

Anyway, on this episode we talk about Spring Break travels, our sassy new podcast t-shirt, and a few new beauty favorites. There are also several moments where we laugh until we wheeze.

So, you know, pretty much the usual.

Thanks so much for being such faithful listeners, everybody. You’re the best!

Hope you enjoy episode 100!

You can click here to listen. Or here. You can even listen right here on the blog.

You can also listen on Stitcher or Google Play.

And if you’re on the Facebook, well, we are, too.

We’d love for you to subscribe on iTunes, and we’d be honored if you’d leave us a review.

Here’s where you can get more info on the stuff / products / places we mention:

The Popcast Live Show

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

NCAA Women’s Final Four – Columbus, Ohio

NCAA Men’s Final Four – San Antonio, Texas

Our very fun playlists in episode 98 and episode 99

“Blame It On The Boogie”

100th Episode Celebration Mash-Up by podcast listener Jen (we DIED when we heard this)

Episode 1 of The Big Boo Cast

Special 100th Episode T-shirt from Milk & Honey Tees

Collagen Powder Peptides 16oz Unflavored Hydrolyzed Collagen Grass-Fed Non-GMO Kosher Easy Mix Drink

Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream

Yves Saint Laurent The Shock Mascara

Gumbo Unplugged by PJ Morton on Apple Music

Gumbo Unplugged by PJ Morton on Spotify

“Is He Worthy” by Andrew Peterson on Apple Music

“Is He Worthy” by Andrew Peterson on Spotify

Sponsors:

KIND Snack Club

Bissell Bark Bath

swap.com

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 99

This is part two of our recent conversation with our funny, wise, loves-him-some-80’s-music friend, Travis Cottrell. After we wrapped up lo, all of our many thoughts about 80’s songs, we moved into some serious reminiscing (at least from Melanie and me) about the country music of the early 90s. And then we talked about at least twenty more artists / songs that filled our 20s with love and happiness and all manner of wonderful memories. You can find links to those playlists in the show notes.

We also got to ask Travis some questions about recording his latest worship album, The Reason, and we had the best time listening to him talk about that process. There’s also a moment where all three of us demonstrated some significant affection for Popeye’s, and really, this should be no surprise at all.

Up next: episode 100! Thanks for listening, everybody.

You can click here to listen. Or here. You can even listen right here on the blog.

You can also listen on Stitcher or Google Play.

And if you’re on the Facebook, well, we are, too.

We’d love for you to subscribe on iTunes, and we’d be honored if you’d leave us a review.

Here’s where you can get more info on the stuff / products / places we mention:

Travis’ new worship album, The Reason

The BigBoo Best of 90’s Country playlist on Spotify

The BigBoo Best of 90s Country playlist on Apple Music

The BigBooFry Best of the Late 80s / 90s playlist on Spotify

The BigBooFry Best of the Late 80s / 90s playlist on Apple Music

“What A Beautiful Name / Angus Dei” video with Travis and Lily

Travis and “The Reason” on New Song Cafe’

Sponsors:

KIND Snack Club

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 98

As you can imagine, Melanie and I were delighted to have our good friend Travis Cottrell join us on Episode 98. We catch up on life in general – what’s been going on with our kids, spring sports, Travis’ feelings about the reboot of American Idol – and we also talk a little about Travis’ FANTASTIC new worship album, The Reason.

More than anything else, though, we enjoyed the fire out of a discussion about music from the 70s and 80s. It was a musical memory lane to beat the band (see what I did there)? It was so in-depth, in fact, that I finally decided to make a playlist of (almost) everything we mentioned (WHY isn’t “And When She Danced” from Stealing Home available on any sort of streaming service, I ask you?).

All that to say: we had a blast talking with Travis – so much so that there will be a part 2 posted in the next few days. Hope y’all enjoy it!

You can click here to listen. Or here. You can even listen right here on the blog.

You can also listen on Stitcher or Google Play.

And if you’re on the Facebook, well, we are, too.

We’d love for you to subscribe on iTunes, and we’d be honored if you’d leave us a review.

Here’s where you can get more info on the stuff / products / places we mention:

Travis’ new album The Reason

The Good Place

This Is Us

Rise

“And When She Danced” from Stealing Home (thanks, YouTube!):

Here’s a playlist of most of the music we talk about (Spotify).

Here’s a playlist of most of the music we talk about (Apple Music).

The BigBooFly Best of the 70s & 80s

Sponsors:

Bissell Bark Bath

Universal Standard

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 97

Well, episode 97 is really a continuation of episode 96, and I even thought about calling it episode 96.5, but WHATEVER EVERYBODY WE ARE SO CLOSE TO 100 AND I WILL TAKE EVERY NUMBER I CAN GET. Therefore comma I am embracing episode NINETY-SEVEN with everything I have.

SO, here’s what’s happening this go ’round. Melanie and I continue our discussion of every day favorites (makeup remover! K-cups! and other exciting items!). Then our oh-so-funny friend Jamie Golden jumps in with some serious, life-giving wisdom about shopping at Sephora. And I know I mentioned this last week, but I’ll mention it again: Jamie co-hosts The Popcast and The Bible Binge with Knox McCoy. She is one of the funniest people alive at this present time in American history and basically Melanie and I would listen to her read the phone book for infinity.

Even better, though, is that talking to me makes Jamie’s Southern accent way more pronounced, and that has blessed my actual heart every time I’ve listened. And I’ve listened a lot because for some reason this episode took me eleventy thousand hours to edit.

I hope you feel that it was worth it. :-)

Enjoy, y’all!

You can click here to listen. Or here. You can even listen right here on the blog.

You can also listen on Stitcher or Google Play.

And if you’re on the Facebook, well, we are, too.

We’d love for you to subscribe on iTunes, and we’d be honored if you’d leave us a review.

Here’s where you can get more info on the stuff / products / places we mention:

Cheeky Maiden Complexion Facial Soap

Sephora makeup remover

Pickwick Tobacco, Leather and Woods candle

Voluspa Goji Tarocco Orange

Hummingbird Farms (their skincare line isn’t out yet – but it’s going to be FANTASTIC)

Capri Blue Volcano candle

Fresh Balsam candle

Newman’s Own Medium Roast K-cups

Tazo Chai Tea Latte

Amazon Prime

L’oreal Telescopic

L’oreal Lash Paradise

Waze app

Notability

Hanacure All-in-One Facial

Makeup Addiction on Reddit

Sunday Riley at Sephora

Cold Plasma by Perricone

Fresh Sugar

The Popcast

The Bible Binge

The Popcast Live Show in Birmingham (Sophie will be there)

The Popcast Live Show in Dallas (Melanie will be there)

Closing Song

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 96

This episode is the first of a two-part series, which all sounds very fancy until you realize that it’s actually not fancy even a little bit. But here’s what happened: first we talked about Melanie’s car troubles and my new simple suppers plan. Then Melanie and I had a *very* lengthy discussion about some of our everyday favorites (coffee, running shoes, Mexican entrees, etc.), and since we talked for a sweet forever (not to mention that we wanted to keep the show notes at least a smidge shorter than a novel), we decided to break the favorites discussion into two episodes. BUT – since we didn’t want these next two episodes to be shorter than what you’re used to, we’re offering a little bonus content in episodes 96 and 97: an interview with one of our favorite (and funny) podcast-y people.

SO, here’s how that will play out in this very special episode 96. For about 45 minutes (-ish) you’ll hear Melanie and me talk about all manner of favorites, and for another 20 minutes (-ish) you’ll hear me talking with our hilarious, brilliant friend Jamie Golden. As many of you know, Jamie co-hosts The Popcast and (new podcast alert!) The Bible Binge with Knox McCoy. Jamie is a delight and a joy and it was the biggest blast to get to ask her some questions and then laugh at her answers.

Anyway, I know that was a whole lot of explanation, so all that to say: episode 96 is a little bit different – but it’s a good different. Not a long-term different. Just a two-episode different (episode 97 will come out in a few days – just FYI).

Enjoy, y’all!

You can click here to listen. Or here. You can even listen right here on the blog.

You can also listen on Stitcher or Google Play.

And if you’re on the Facebook, well, we are, too.

We’d love for you to subscribe on iTunes, and we’d be honored if you’d leave us a review.

Here’s where you can get more info on the stuff / products / places we mention:

AG the legging ankle jeans

Vigoss jeans

Kut from the Kloth jeans (regular and plus)

Democracy jeans (regular and plus)

Cheez-It Cheddar Jack

(interestingly enough, here’s an article that ranks all the Cheez-Its) –

Crunchmaster Gluten Free Crackers

Artisan Nut Thins

Triscuit Thin Crisps in Parmesan Garlic

Superior Grill queso

Mateo’s Medium Salsa

Southwestern Tossed Salad

Captain Rodney’s Dip

Zella live in leggings (these are Melanie’s hands-down favorites)

Danskin NOW capri workout leggings (I think Walmart must be discontinuing them – most styles / sizes are out of stock)

Lucy workout leggings (these are Sophie’s hands-down favorites)

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus

Brooks Revel running shoes

Brooks Ghost 10 running shoes

The Popcast

The Bible Binge

The Popcast Live Show in Dallas (Melanie will be there)

The Popcast Live Show in Birmingham (Sophie will be there)

Black Panther

Closing Song