The Big Boo Cast, Episode 50


Well, our little podcast and Sally O’Malley have something in common.

This is our 50th episode, only I didn’t even realize it until Alex mentioned it to me right before we started recording, and then I forgot to say anything to Melanie until about 2/3 of the way through the podcast.

So clearly we’ve planned an enormous celebration.

We did make a very impromptu (and somewhat unorganized) decision to do some special giveaways, though, and you’ll find out the what and the how if you listen to the podcast. You can enter on my blog and Melanie’s blog; there will be four winners total.

And somehow, considering that this is our 50th podcast, it seems fitting that the content is absolutely all over the place. YOU SHOULD EXPECT NO LESS. We talk about Mabel and Piper’s trip to the Pawderosa Ranch, my many hair-related insecurities, the wonder that is Apple Music, my Power Ballad Mix Tape playlist, our enthusiasm for Top 40 radio, and so much more.

Thanks so much for listening, y’all. And for being patient when we’d take a year-long break between podcasts. And for not being critical when the sound was terrible. And for consistently encouraging us like crazy where this silly little podcast is concerned. In its own unique way, it has been and continues to be a blast.

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

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

Just FYI – here’s where you can get more info on the products / places we mention (these aren’t affiliate links – just regular ole links):

Jen Lancaster’s I Regret Nothing
Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies
Benefit They’re Real! Mascara
The Most Awesome Power Ballad Mix Tape Playlist (by Sophie via Apple Music)

Enjoy, y’all.

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  1. Oh my word, the giveaway discussion was the funniest thing ever; I got so tickled!!
    Hail State!!

  2. Melissa says:

    Congrats on #50! Your podcasts are always a treat!

  3. Missy Bush says:

    What a fun way to start my day! I love your podcasts. It was actually my birthday yesterday and it was a treat to wake up this morning and continue the festivities listening to you all as I got ready for work. I would love to win the books!!! (I will not give them away to anyone. )

  4. Audrey Miller says:

    Your podcasts are always a treat, and I would be delighted to win a set of books.
    P.S. I find that an actual Kindle is much easier to read on than the Kindle app on an iPad.

  5. Heather says:

    Your podcast with Melanie is among my list of favorite things. (I don’t get out much). :)

  6. Amy Joliet says:

    Your podcasts always make me laugh out loud! You have inspired me to work on Apple Music playlists. I was cracking up when you were describing the mix-tape cover – of course you would need to use multiple colors of ink! I would love to win the giveaway!

  7. It is a happy day when I link to your site to discover your audience is gifted with a podcast! Seriously, THE best. Oh – and wow, 50 means gold!

  8. Bridget says:

    I get excited when there’s a new podcast! I try to listen when I know I won’t be interrupted since it is so much fun to hear your conversations and laugh along with you.

  9. Oh my word, I just love your podcasts! Best way to begin a morning :)

  10. Lauren Gerig says:

    Happy 50th podcast! Here’s to (at least) 50 more!

  11. Beth Payne says:

    Happy 50th podcast! You all are the best!

  12. What a great way to start a Thursday! Love your podcast, made me laugh out loud!

  13. Jennifer says:

    Love love love your podcasts! Happy 50th!

  14. Love this podcast so much. It’s a pure treat to hear you talk! Since listening I have learned so much (e.g. the magic of frankincense, using Vaseline to remove eye make-up, and the power of a little lime). Would love to read your books. They are on my list!

  15. Love it! Thanks girls you just made my day!

  16. This podcast was the best part of my morning! I laughed so hard. Poor Melanie and the non camp going puppies. I had a Schnauzer that was asked “not to come back” to the vet and had to be tranquilized to be groomed for years. He was VERY high maintenance but we just lost him in March and are still getting over it. We loved him and he loved his people. I just love both of you, thanks for starting off my day with belly laughs!!

  17. You two always bring a smile to my face!

  18. june w. says:

    You both made my day. Love it that you made me laugh. Keep up the podcasts it a highlight to listen to you both

  19. Teresa Stout says:

    Well, to be honest with you, I’m still not sure how to enter the giveaway for the books. LOL!!! But, as requested I did listen to the ha.lar.i.ous podcast!!!! Maybe I was way too busy laughing my head off to hear the clear instrustions! Sure hope to win!

  20. Connie says:

    Sophie, you have to let me know if you find a Kim wig to wear to the airport. I live not far and it would so be worth the trip to be there when Melanie arrives. But you gotta be careful in those parking places at the pick up area. They have big ole timers and the parking cops WILL loudly blow their whistles at you and run you out.

  21. Barbara says:

    Congrats on number 50. You bring joy into my life. Thank you for the giggles and guffaws and please wear a wig to pick up Big mama..

  22. Keely Anderson says:

    FAVORITE DAY EVER. You 2 crack me up!!

  23. Kimberly says:

    Love y’all’s podcast! I put them on all the time when I’m doing things around the house… They make me laugh so much! Y’all are hilarious and it’s just like listening in on a great conversation between two great friends.

  24. You two are really funny! Loved the podcast and, yes, you’re right – I have read the books but would give them to others and that way they would be introduced to you two, too!

  25. Shelly says:

    I love your books! I have them all on Kindle and I have ordered several from Amazon for friends. I would love to win some to give away!

  26. Leslie B. says:

    I can’t wait to win 5 sets of books! Wait? That isn’t the prize?

  27. Sarah Beth says:

    Oh girls, I just love your alls podcasts! I’ve gotten my mom hooked on them too! I have read all yall’s books (please write another one soon!) and enjoy sharing them with others. I think signed books would make for very special bridal/baby shower gifts! Thank you so much for providing me with such positive entertainment!

  28. Candace says:

    Love y’all’s books and I love the podcast!

  29. I think you two are hysterical! Your podcast is my favorite. I would be absolutely thrilled to win a set of signed books.

  30. Happy 50th! I get so tickled at y’all! Such a blessing!
    Trade you a Volcano candle for your books! ;-)
    Hail State!

  31. Love your podcast and get so happy when I see there is a new one!! I hope I win!!

  32. I LOVE your podcast! Congratulations on making it to 50 episodes! The giveaway discussion is just hilarious. I had to fight laughing out loud at my work computer! I’m commenting on both your blogs today, make sure I don’t win twice :) I’ve got all of your books electronically but would love to have a paper copy for sure!
    The “They’re Real” mascara is great! And while you’re at it, try the It Cosmetics CC cream. It’s wonderful!
    Please keep the podcasts coming! They are delightful!
    PS – I hated the smell of Frankincense at first but now I love it. Keep trying it and you’ll get there. I agree w/ Melanie that it’s soothing now :)

  33. Hey, gals! I enjoy listening to you all SO much. It makes my cleaning time more enjoyable! :) I’d love to have copies of your books to read. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Hannah from Tennessee

  34. Jessica says:

    I was LOLing while I listened at work. I love your podcast!

  35. I recently discovered each of your websites and do so love each podcast. Congratulations on your 50th. Please keep them coming and don’t ever worry about editing parts out – I love the authenticity and humor. If there is one thing we southern women know it’s that you better have a sense of humor about yourself and life in general. Would love a chance to read each of your books!

  36. Tiffany says:

    Happy 50th! Love all the podcasts and books! Blessings!

  37. Thanks for making me laugh today!

  38. Jess Mcdonald says:

    Listening right now at the gym! Thanks for the contest.

  39. Elizabeth says:

    Just recently discovered your podcast and I’m loving it! I’ve even gone back to the beginning to check out your first episodes. Happy 50th and keep up the good work!

  40. Adored every single second of it. You ladies are my favorite!!

  41. Long live the bob!! Love y’all both so much.

  42. I enjoyed having y’all in the car with me during my LONG drive to an appointment for my 8 year old today. You’re welcome to ride shotgun anytime!

  43. Cassidy Garber says:

    What a joy to wake up to find a new podcast to listen to this morning! I always listen while getting ready for work in the mornings and they always put a smile on my face! Would love to win the giveaway as I have been dying to read all of the books you’ve both written!

  44. Sarah Rachel says:

    I was delighted to see a new podcast this morning and you gals make my morning walk more enjoyable!

  45. Thank you so much for your fun podcasts! I love to listen to them when I should be working…I would love a copy of your books.

    I would love more mascara talk if possible. I am always looking for good mascara recommendations.

  46. Melissa says:

    ‘I love you,’ she commented.

  47. I just love the podcasts! Y’all are a real treat & a true southern treasure!

  48. Oh my, hilarious! Thank you for making my day!

  49. Sharon K says:

    Happy 50th! It was such a treat to hear your sweet, Southern accents. Y’all are a hoot!

  50. Stephanie says:

    I’m laughing while sitting at my desk at work. I may be one of the FEW people that read both of your blogs, but have never read any of your books. You are both of my list of books to buy and read, I just haven’t gotten there yet! So, pick me, pick me, pick me!

  51. Y’all crack me up! I love listening and really enjoyed A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet. Congrats on 50 episodes!

  52. Happy 50th! It was worth every minute just to get to the giveaway discussion! And then the wig? My word! My family is now worried about me because I’m laughing so much!

    And, as an added bonus, I’m entering on both blogs because I’m fancy like that… I don’t live in the South so I’ll never get to come to one of your book signings so…(I’m trying to work the pity angle; is it working?).

  53. Ashleigh C says:

    Y’all are hilarious! Keep these coming and congrats on the 50th!

  54. Brittany Hopkins says:

    Oh my word! Y’all are so funny. I always listen till the end!!! Y’alls podcast is my fav because it’s like listening to my best friends’ conversation. I would love to win the books and share with my bffs!

    Love from Baton Rouge 😘

  55. Love love love these podcasts!

  56. Christa says:

    Yessss! I really love your podcasts..especially mascara and cracker recommendations. :) Kepp ’em coming!

  57. Sara W. says:

    Y’all are too cute! Happy 50th!

  58. Hilarious! Love the podcasts…keep’em coming! Have a great holiday weekend!

  59. I enjoy listening to your podcasts so much! They keep me laughing and entertained while I clean, which is really saying something since I can’t stand cleaning!

  60. I love your blogs and podcasts. They make me literallly LOL!!!!

  61. janeinbama says:

    You girls are so funny to listen to – just like sitting at the kitchen table with you. Love hearing ya’ll talk football! Roll Tide :)

  62. Y’all just made my trip to Austin FLY by!!! Would love to win copies of your books…pick me! Pick me!!!

  63. Cindy Belote says:

    What a blessing your podcasts have been to me as I close up my 31st year of teaching K-4th graders as they make us remove everything from our walls and store everything so walls can be painted and floors waxed! Listening to normal people contemplating the same issues that run through my mind but without having to add to the conversation has actually really helped the millions of little decisions of where to stuff all these incredibly important items that I probably won’t ever be able to unearth again in a timely fashion. I NEED those books! I have your 2nd one and I’ve read all the snippets of the others I can get my hands on. Please pick me!!! Thank you both again and HUGE hugs to you and sweet pats to your puppies. I like that they have gumption and stick to their own standards. :)

  64. Allison says:

    I get so excited when I see a new podcast come up on my feed. Here’s to 50 more!

  65. I am fairly new to podcasts and have to say that the Big Boo Cast is one of my absolute favorites! It’s like sitting down with my friends over a cup of coffee. You two crack me up and laughter is SO good for the soul. Thank you for doing these. Keep ’em coming!!

  66. Melanie says:

    Loved it! I am a teacher and I have time and opportunity to take long walks in the summer. Your podcasts add so much to those walks!

  67. Stephanie says:

    You two are a “mess”, ha! I might share my regular ol’ copies of your books if I get autographed copies ;)

  68. Elizabeth says:

    Love your blogs and your podcasts! Too funny!

  69. Julie G says:

    Happy 50th! I would love to win. I have some of y’all’s books in my e-reader, but I’d love to have some actual books. :) I listened to the podcast this morning at the gym, and I wonder if people think I’m crazy because I’m exercising and chuckling. :)

  70. Shannon says:

    I ALWAYS love listening!! Y’all are always making me laugh! Love it.

  71. Erica Rhodes says:

    Oh my gosh! You were cracking me up how you were trying to decide how to celebrate your 50th podcast! Would love a signed book. Hahaha!

  72. Shannon says:

    Love, love, love your podcasts! I’d love to win!

  73. Happy 50! I so love listening to your podcasts…just cracks me up! :)

  74. Kristen S says:

    I LOVE your podcast! It is always such a gift of happiness! Congrats on your 50th!

  75. Kelley Galyen says:

    Happy 50th!!! Love both of you!! Best wishes for the NEXT 50!

  76. LuAnn Fischer says:

    Sophie – I LOVE the podcasts. In my heart I feel like you and Mel are my real friends( Yes I am aware of how ODD that sounds).
    I keep imagining y’all and your high need dogs. We used to have a Golden Retriever that would lick her leg raw when she saw the suitcases out. So we would hide them in the spare bedroom so she couldn’t see them. Man I miss her. We now have another equally high strung Golden with a whole other set of problem. ( read – I can’t stop rolling in stuff in the yard, and my people are so offended by the wonderful smell.)
    I would love a set of your books. I have read them all but would love to be able to bless some of my regular life girlfriends with them.
    Have a great day and a wonderful 4th of July!
    I believe I have listened to nearly everyone of your podcasts at least once!

  77. i have recently discovered y’alls podcast and have been dying laughing while doing loads of laundry and dishes. Seriously—if not for y’alls phone call I get to ease drop in on I would have not gotten any chores done this summer. You two make me look forward to throwing those ear buds in my ears and laughing while I’m working around the house. Thank you for being so funny.

  78. Tammy Jones says:

    You two really crack me up! Congratulations on the 50 podcasts! I love it when you come out with a new one and can’t wait to listen.

  79. Beth Broadaway says:

    Ya’ll are too funny! I love yours and Melanie’s books.

  80. Brenda A says:

    Loved the podcast! So funny! I have read all your books but would love a set to share with others so I can keep mine :)

  81. I simply adore these podcasts! I love to listen while I’m at work (and I’m usually bursting into laughter throughout)! So glad you ladies are in my life…or just my ears.

  82. shatcher says:

    LOVE the blog and LOVE the podcasts! Would so love to win the books!!!

  83. Y’all are so funny! Happy 50th podcast. I would love to. Win your books which I would selfishly keep lol

  84. Rachel says:

    Would love to read your books this summer!

  85. Sheila says:

    I made it to the end of the podcast. I believe this qualifies me as a deserving entrant in the 50th Podcast Giveawy. Y’all crack me way up! God love ya!

  86. I have listened to all 50 episodes in their entirety, and already own copies of all of the books!! If I happen to win, I will be passing the set along as a gift. Love y’all and your special special relationship :)

  87. Y’all are the best.

  88. I love y’all’s podcast!! And thanks for coming up with a giveaway :)

  89. Karen Blair says:

    I love y’all! I feel like you all are in my den when I listen. Happy 50th podcast. Love from Birmingham!

  90. Happy 50th! You girls crack me up! and what a fantastic giveaway. :) Blessings!

  91. Oh man you guys are just the best!!!! Congrats on 50 podcasts!!

  92. Love you ladies. I listen to you at work and love the looks of everyone around me when I start cracking up all the time. Congrats on number 50!

  93. thank you for always making me laugh out loud 😆

  94. Bobbi Buchanan says:

    You and Melanie are both such a blessing! I so enjoy listening to your podcasts! I laughed so hard listening to your giveaway conversation – your math when determining how many books you would give away just cracked me up! Thank you for brightening my day with your books, your blogs, and your podcasts!

  95. Love the podcast and love your playlist even more! Happy 50th!

  96. Deena Royalty says:

    Pick me! Pick me! I have six kids and need good reads this summer! Besides I’ve never won a drawing in my life. Lol

  97. mongupp says:

    I love your podcasts especially your groovy Southern accents which really tickle my Australian ears!

  98. Happy 50th Podaversary Y’all! For some reason, I laughed more during this podcast than any other!

  99. I love listening to y’all! It really is like listening to a conversation with dear friends and can I just say that I appreciate so much how honest y’all are?? Y’all are real people with real dog issues (I totally feel for ya by the way) and real hair issues (I have long hair but someone with more style needs to be in charge of my hair esp in this Texas humidity) and boomama, when you laugh it’s contagious and makes me laugh even more! Thanks for being real y’all!!

  100. Thanks for more laughs!!