The Big Boo Cast, Episode 43

I will go ahead and tell you that this particular podcast has a special place in my heart.

And I don’t normally say that sort of thing.

But here’s why. When we started recording, Melanie and I just talked about our usual favorite topics: kids, dogs, writing, supper ideas, and decorative woes. Surprisingly, we did not talk about mascara, but that’s probably because we just ran out of time.

Anyway, about halfway into the podcast, our friend Travis joined us. He was driving home after a night of interviewing folks backstage at the CCM United webcast to celebrate 40 years of contemporary Christian music. Travis was still beside himself about the whole thing, and it was so fun to hear him talk about the artists who have had such a big influence on his career and calling. Plus, Amy Grant was there, so you know we had to talk about that (OF COURSE WE DID).

So yes, we still laugh in this podcast, and there are couple of times when Melanie and Travis get me so tickled that I can’t breathe very well. But there’s also a little bit of tender, and it makes me happy.

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Thanks for listening, y’all.

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  1. I am loving these blogs…i found you Sophie thru the Pioneer Woman and decided to google you and that led me to find you and Melanie! And I follow everyday now! Got your book Sophie and working on getting Melanie’s! It just feels good to hear down to earth people who love God and are enjoyable! Thank you for doing this, you and Melanie both!!! Keep it up, making people laugh and smile, and bringing real life and God to the media where it belongs!!!

  2. Loved your thoughts on the song so when I saw this, knew you had to see it too!!!

  3. that was amazing. . .I made a list on Melanie’s blog. So funny. Your book is beautiful! I’m trying to finish Unbroken before I dive into it.

  4. I am going to add the phrase “you need some nub on it” into my regular conversation. Greatest line ever. And I totally get it. Great advice on the end table.

  5. LOL! I really enjoyed listing to this podcast! And I just realized who Travis is…..he sings the song In Christ Alone..literately brought me to my knees.

  6. I’m one of those who tweeted you and begged you to get Travis on the line for a podcast about CCMUnited. This is a dream come true!

    I love that all of you are still so down to earth about your worlds. For the love, you travel around speaking, know Beth Moore, have books published by a real publishing company, rub elbows with Sandi Patty, but you still are in awe of it all. That’s so refreshing and so encouraging!

    I was lying on my bed listening to this and in tears about how genuine it all was. Then, Neil Diamond sang, “Another Time, Another Place” and I laughed so hard I rolled off the bed! I’m not kidding.

    Thanks for making my day, my month, or even my year.

  7. Oh Sophie, that clip at the end of Another Time, Another Place took me RIGHT back about 20 years. I was just in elementary school when that song was in its hey-day, but I remember very clearly that my mom told me she wants that song sung at her funeral. I wonder if she still feels that way? Ha. :)

    It’s been such a treat to hear so much from you this week! I have my copy of your book and can’t wait to start it. Hang in there!

    PS — When all this book craziness dies down for you, I need your thoughts on SERIAL and PARENTHOOD. Please and thank you.

  8. Well this just totally made my night. Don’t ever stop making big boo cast episodes!

  9. I will never get tired of the Big Boo Cast! Once my husband heard the intro music while I was listening and thought that some ground breaking, riveting news was occurring and he was RIGHT.

    I hope my friends and I did not creep you out too much when we ran into you at Chuy’s this weekend, haha! We were just so tickled. As I’m sure you could tell.

  10. This has nothing to do with your podcast, but I thought I’d reply to your newest post so possibly you might have the answer. I was in town today and stopped at Barnes & Noble for your newest book. As I could not find it in the place I found your first book, I then went and asked at the circulation table. She looked it up and said your book would actually not be coming out till Tuesday. Surprise, I went shopping early. But I was pretty sure you had said the book was already available. I guess I’ll check the next time I’m in town, but she sure disappointed me. Just thought you might like to know in case this is actually not true. And now, tonight, I’ll have to watch some tv instead of reading! lol
    Hugs from Minnesota,

  11. My mom has been talking about going on that cruise with Travis and Sandi Patty and wanting me to come with her, and I think the image of Travis jumping off the boat and exploding into a firework has sold me on it.

    Also, THANK YOU for pointing out the sadness that is an Outback Salad. 3 pieces of lettuce does not a salad make, Outback. I ordered a grilled chicken salad the last time I was there-one that is supposed to be an entire meal’s worth and is probably named something cute and Australian like Koala Bear’s favorite-and it was the most pitiful excuse for a salad I have ever seen. It was smaller than a side salad and the lettuce was as pale as I am during winter (I give the Victorian women a run for their money). My husband did not have any sympathy for me-“That’s what you get for ordering a salad at a steak restaurant”-but I say that is no excuse. You have validated me.

    Finally, I’ve been reading your first book on my Nook and having listened to you on the podcast has just enhanced the experience because I can hear your voice and know exactly how you would “No ma’am” and other phrases. I love it!

  12. Okay. So I’ve been on a “the Good Wife” series. …I am nearly finished with season 5. Wow! Just wow….won’t know how to go on!