The Big Boo Cast
Authors / speakers Melanie Shankle and Sophie Hudson - also known as Big Mama and BooMama on their blogs - talk about all the important stuff: faith, family, friends, football, fashion, and food. Plus, of course, their hair.

I don't even know what to tell y'all about Episode 95, so how about some fun facts?

Number of times we thought we'd worked out a time to record it: approximately 14.

Number of times we actually recorded it: 2.

Number of times we were able to retrieve the files after we recorded: 1.

Number of times I wondered if we would ever complete Episode 95: at least 20.

Number of times teenagers' sports commitments forced us to re-schedule: 6.

Number of times Melanie and I cleared our throats when we recorded this episode: 784.

Number of times I edited out the sound of throat-clearing: 784.

All that to say: it was a long road. But in the end, we got 'er done. And we had a fine time talking about the Olympics and Black Panther and Valentine's Day and why we all need to relax about the number of children people do or don't have.

Hope y'all enjoy!

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

The Cutting Edge

Ice Castles

The Good Place

Poldark

Black Panther

Three Leadership Lessons I've Learned from Beth Moore by Travis Cottrell

Galatians 3:2-4

1 Thessalonians 4:11

Closing Song

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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!

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:

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

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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!

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

 

Direct download: thebigboocastjanuary272018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:13pm CST

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!

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

Direct download: thebigboocastjanuary8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:29pm CST