The Big Boo Cast, Episode 42

Well, we spent part of this one thinking that maybe Travis was going to be able to join us before it was all said and done, but alas, he had Skype issues and could not. It’s a real shame he missed hearing Melanie¬†and me talk about cheese, my issues with a new love song that I heard on the radio, the details¬†about Melanie’s dog Mabel’s run-in with a pack of javelinas, and our ongoing concern that the fire in Melanie’s fireplace was going to follow Edith Crawley’s lead and set the whole room on fire.

By the way, at one point I mention a little table that I bought to Melanie, and then I texted her a picture, and then I felt weird talking about it since y’all couldn’t see it. So here’s the table. I do hope that it proves to be a helpful visual aid.


And just in case you would like more info, the rug came from IKEA.

We also talk about the college football national championship, my new book-related case of the crazies, a surprise gift that Martha gave me, and how Mel and I both feel a little indebted to Tina Fey. Plus, you know, some other stuff.

You can click here to listen. Or here. You can even listen right here.

Or, as always, you can subscribe on iTunes if you’re feeling particularly fancy.

Hope y’all enjoy it!

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  1. I just love y’all and your podcasts! I do want to tell you that I found my add a bead necklace from when I was young and I started wearing it again just last week. Mine only has about six small beads but it reminded me of these everyday necklaces that everyone is wearing now. So I pulled it out and wore it with pride!

  2. I loved hearing your book suggestions. Thank you (to both of you) for sharing and answering. And I have to say, I’ve never heard of add a bead necklaces and couldn’t tell if it was Adda Bead or ‘Atta bead! like “Here, boy! ‘atta girl!” (oy with the poodles) but googled and in the opinion of a 22-year-old, they’re totally gonna come back in. I would definitely wear that kind of necklace!

  3. As always, the podcast is fifty some-odd minutes of DELIGHTFUL! I think my favorite comment was you saying, ” We mapped out all our 2015 podcasts, except we would never do that!”

  4. kuliejellogg says:

    The music clips were delightful.

  5. Kathy Wilshire says:

    Loved the random topics. But I do make an objection to your interpretation of the Ed Sheeran song, “Thinking Outloud”. It is my husband’s and my new “couple” song. Maybe because we are a little older than you and Melanie, (ealy-mid 50’s), and because we watch my parents in particular going through something like this, we thought it was just absolutely sweet. Although we did agree that 70 is too young, but like Melanie said, it seems to just be because it rhymes with 23 (when said with his British accent, and not my Texas twang anyway!).
    Can’t wait to read the new book!

  6. Ann in Maryland says:

    Cute table and rug!

    Glad Mabel is doing better. I can’t blame the dogs for not sleeping well when they’re away from home. Everyone likes their own bed — even if it’s a doggie bed!

    That song at the end was pretty bad — but just when I was about to cry for help, Neil Diamond came in and saved us all. Yay, Neil Diamond!

    Thank you for another fun podcast!

  7. Did you all see Ree’s post on her birthday of her senior picture in the add a bead necklace? That brought back so many memories and now you mention it too? I’m glad you’re wearing it and proudly.

    And, that Ed song? Weird. But Neil? Delightful!

  8. The amount Martha always sounds like my MIL is remarkable. I also love that you love her as much as I love mine :)

  9. You two are so fun to listen to, couldn’t stop laughing at the songs you tagged at the end. ‘When you’re legs don’t work like they used to’. Really?!! Lol too funny.

  10. The song lyrics about legs not working like they used to….sweet jones, for real??? I laughed about that all day. Had to download the song first! : )

  11. I can never get enough of you two!
    I finally heard that song on the radio and you are right, that is straight up weird. But when you’re 23 and writing to 16 year olds, it makes all the love-sick sense. It’s not the first time he’s written about legs not walking or working in a song.


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