The Big Boo Cast, Episode 94

Maybe the most important aspect of this episode is that Melanie has some very exciting news about her eyelashes. And honestly, why would any of us care about any other topic when clearly there have been some VERY IMPORTANT eyelash developments since the last episode?

We do, however, talk about a bunch of stuff before we get to the eyelashes. We answer some of your questions about marriage and parenting (keep in mind that the verdict is still out on whether we have the foggiest idea what we’re talking about re: parenting), and we also dig into a little discussion about body image (FOR SURE a first for us). Then we segue’ into, you know, eyelashes and hair and the fact that one of us has paralyzing fear of repetitive circles. AS YOU DO.

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 (should be posted any day now).

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

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

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Ali Wentworth

The Antelope in the Living Room – Melanie’s book about marriage

A picture of Melanie’s eye that will hold special significance as you listen:

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Kerastase Volume in Powder Backcomb Effect Finishing Spray

R + Co Badlands Dry Shampoo

Trypophobia – Sophie’s deep-seeded fear of repetitive circles (CLICK AT YOUR OWN RISK, PEOPLE)

Closing Music

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 93

Well, for the first half of this episode Melanie and I talk about movies and TV, and for a big chunk of the second half of this episode, we talk about marriage.

Yes. I know. MARRIAGE. Which we hardly ever talk about in any sort of detail. But we have us a fine conversation about it right here on episode 93. We also discuss our new favorite music and an outstanding list of Amazon products that Melanie discovered, so go ahead and prepare yourself to travel down that rabbit hole for a few hours after you listen.

Enjoy the hodgepodge, everybody!

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

You can also listen on Stitcher.

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

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

The Greatest Showman

The Popcast with Knox and Jamie

The Post

Ladybird

Kelly Corrigan’s Tell Me More

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Bachelor

The Antelope in the Living Room

Tasha Cobbs Leonard – Heart. Passion. Pursuit.

Charity Gayle – Lord, You Are My Song

60 Dope Things on Amazon Prime That Have A Cult Following

Facetory

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 92

Well, it’s our first episode of 2018, and true to form, we’re all over the place. We analyze Hazel’s behavior during Christmas break, we marvel at the fact that Melanie is smitten with a real-live musical (The Greatest Showman), and we decide we like Bruno Mars’ new single more than Justin Timberlake’s. As you do.

We also talk college football (WHO IS SURPRISED) and compare Melanie’s commitment to information about the Royal Family to my commitment to information that I find on Twitter (we’ll have to explain that in greater detail on another podcast, but suffice it to say that I love me some current events). Melanie also has a new hair product to share with us, and I totally ordered said product while we were recording because this, THIS IS WHAT I DO.

Enjoy, everybody!

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

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

You can also listen on Stitcher.

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

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

The Great British Baking Show

Home Again – Reese Witherspoon

The Greatest Showman (and Sophie has watched this clip from TGS workshop about 358 times in the last two days)

Pasek & Paul

Bruno Mars’ “Finesse” (there’s a little bit of language – just FYI)

The Royal House of Windsor on Netflix

Kerastase VIP Volume in Powder Backcomb Effect Finishing Spray

Jennifer Fulwiler’s One Beautiful Dream

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 91

A couple of weeks ago Melanie and I realized that by the end of this year we would have recorded TWENTY TWO EPISODES of the podcast in 2017, and if you think that hasn’t blown our minds just a little bit, then clearly you missed the part where it took us NINE WHOLE YEARS to record the previous 68. We realize that for actual podcasting professionals (or, you know, people who just take some time to plan) the 22 episode achievement might not be a big deal (or perhaps even mildly embarrassing because SLACKERS), but we prefer to channel Ramona Singer and say KUDOOZ TO US. Is this what victory feels like?

Anyway, on this episode we talk at length about our cooking-related ailments, our current viewing habits, our fascination with Meghan Markle, and our favorite moments from 2017. It was good times.

Enjoy, everbody!

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

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

You can also listen on Stitcher.

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

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

Megaformer (Meghan Markle’s favorite workout – allegedly)

Meghan’s and Kate’s Christmas service outfits

The Crown on Netflix

The Great British Baking Show (old seasons are on Netflix)

Martha’s vest

Teddie Organics Rosehip Oil

Hummingbird Farms Lavender Body Oil (and you can still get a great deal on the Big Boo Box or the Big Boo Too Box by using the promo code BIGBOO26 when you check out)

Church of the Small Things by our very own Big Mama

– Meghan Trainor – “No”

Washington Post subscription

Travis Cottrell – “O Praise Him with Doxology” (the perfect way to wrap up the year)

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 90

Our good friend Travis Cottrell is with us on this episode of the podcast, and we talk about all manner of unrelated topics. We dig into some Christmas traditions, discuss our favorite Christmas music, break down the college football play-offs (along with our coaching changes), and ponder the deep well of teenage sarcasm that is currently full to overflowing in all of our homes.

Also, you’d better believe that Neil Diamond makes an appearance. Or two. Or three.

Be warned: Melanie, Travis, and I talk about so much stuff that you may never get through all the links. But in case you’d like to try, you can find most of what we mention below.

Hope y’all enjoy this one – we sure did have a blast recording it.

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

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

You can also listen on Stitcher.

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

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

Travis Cottrell

Russian Tea

Mannheim Steamroller’s “Silent Night” (Trav’s all-time fave)

Travis’ Ring the Bells Christmas album

Audrey Assad’s “Winter Snow” (Mel’s all-time fave)

Daniel Renstrom’s “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus” (Soph’s all-time fave)

Christy Nockels’ “The King is Coming”

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Melanie’s Christmas Toffee

Sophie’s favorite Chex Mix recipe

Sophie’s favorite Christmas gift she’s ever received (aka “my precious”)

Red Bubble (SO MANY great things for teenagers)

Playstation 4

Elf on a Shelf (clearly Sophie will not be purchasing) :-)

Travis’ Christmas sweater

Travis, Beth Moore, & Mandisa on the Living Proof Christmas Special (starts around 19:52)

– Mandisa’s testimony


ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos

Neil Diamond Christmas playlist

Travis on Instagram

Melanie on Instagram

Sophie on Instagram

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 89

If you’ve listened to our podcast for any length of time, you know that from a technical standpoint, whatever can go wrong typically will go wrong. Because Melanie and I have somewhat limited technical / production skills.

Well.

On this episode Melanie and I talk to our (hilarious) (also deeply gifted) singer / songwriter / comedian friend Dave Barnes, and unfortunately I forgot to hit “record” for the first 15-20 minutes of our conversation. SO THERE’S THAT. And what that means for you, dear listener, is that when I finally did in fact hit the record button, we were smack-dab in the middle of a conversation about the Enneagram and introversion / extroversion. So just stick with us during what will certainly feel like conversational whiplash. It’ll all make sense soon enough.

And despite my personal technical ineptitude, I have to say that talking with Dave was super encouraging for Melanie and me (and I think it will be for you, too). He has such great perspective on writing / creating, and the way he thinks through that whole process was really therapeutic for us. We talk a lot about calling and the vulnerability involved in walking out whatever that calling happens to be – not to mention that we laugh a ton.

We also talk about the State / Ole Miss rivalry. Because OF COURSE. Just keep in mind that we recorded this episode before Mullen and Sumlin left the Bulldogs and the Aggies, respectively (WHAT WE DIDN’T KNOW, y’all. WHAT WE DIDN’T KNOW).

Enjoy, everybody!

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

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

You can also listen on Stitcher.

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

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

“God Gave Me You”

“Craving You”

Enneagram 9 – Sophie and Melanie are both 9s

Enneagram 7 – Dave is a 7

Chasing Mississippi – Dave’s album that totally hooked us over a decade ago

Hymns for Her – Dave’s album that made Sophie cry the first time she listened

Who Knew It Would Be So Hard To Be Myself? – Dave’s new album (four new songs out Tuesday 12/12!) (we’ll update the link after the songs are released)

“Tell Her You Do”

“This Christmas”

A December to Remember – Dave’s incredible Christmas album (he has two of them – and both are great!)

Sock Club

KIND Snack Cube