The Big Boo Cast, Episode 73


As you might expect, we spend some time in this podcast recapping Melanie’s recent visit to Birmingham, and we talk at length about our visit to SEC Headquarters. I don’t think it’s overstating it to say that it was a life highlight.

We also talk about the Oscars, the ageless wonder of Halle Berry, texting etiquette, a few favorite podcasts, and the great mystery that none of the old SEC Wives episodes are online.

As seems to always be the case recently, we have a big discussion about This Is Us and why we all seem to want to feel emotion that deeply week after week. Plus, somewhere in the middle of all that, Melanie lays down a hashtag that’s going to catch on like wildfire. Or 🔥, if you will.

Finally, we break down some of the finer points of #oldlove – and how that might affect, say, the way your husband gets to the hospital the morning of his knee surgery. Hypothetically.

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

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Or, as always, you can subscribe on iTunes if you’re feeling particularly fancy. We’d be honored if you’d leave us a review.

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:

SEC Video Center

SEC Media Days 2017

The 2017 Oscars Best Picture snafu

Halle Berry at the Oscars

The Popcast with Knox & Jamie

NPR’s Fresh Air podcast

Mel Tillis – “Send Me Down to Tucson” (Y’ALL.)

Emma Stone – “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”

Enjoy, y’all!

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  1. Kelly H. says:

    So excited to listen! I just have to tell you that it tickles me to no end that the “Shop Related Products” widget over on the side of your blog has all three of your books and then THAT SNAIL SLIME. I am dying.

  2. Yolanda McLean says:

    I too listen to Knox and Jamie but last night as I was getting in my car I was looking to see if there was anything new to listen to or I would just finish the Knox and Jamie that I previously started. Well, I saw y’all were up and I ditched the Pop Show real quick!!

  3. Have you thought about creating a shop with quotes from the podcast — I could really go for a “Chin Up, America” sofa pillow….

  4. Janet Brown says:

    Hey I am older than you and haven’t ever commented before this. However there are two things I need to address. The first being Warren Beaty needing to justify himself. I believe he was just explaining what happened which no one had done. Also because no one was anticipating a mistake since it never happened before this the movie that was on the card was read. In this day and age of dragging someone over the coals for anything they do or say I believe that justifying himself was necessary. Also alluding to they could t see is age discrimination and uncalled for. I. Have seen this on other sites and it upsets me greatly. Some seniors have better eye site than 30 somethings. Also Sopie you allude to the sorry state of our nation being so involved in the show this is us. I think it should be the sorry state of that generation who finds this is us entertaining. Most of the people in my generation don’t watch or find it boring. Reason because we are the generation that live life not on our phones or Pinterest or Instagram. We are the generation that saw our beloved president killed and mourned. We are the generation that supported the opposition when they won the election and didn’t need classes cancelled and exams cancelled and therapy dogs to deal with it and oh by the way didn’t riot. We are the generation that waited with bated breath to see what our loves lottery numbers were. We are also the ones who watched outcome loves come home in body bags by the score. Yes we did protest but it was protesting an unjust war not an election. See we lived life not a hologram of life. We lived it. We didn’t need to watch a show and get our emotions stirred by make believe. We cried real tears for real things. We don’t need make believe. Sorry this got heavy but please don’t lump everyone into the same basket. It is not the nation coming to this point. It is your generation and the younger generation that you can throw in that bag. It scares me that the people who are to be our leaders need therapy dogs to handle that their person lost the election. What are they going to do when real life sets in. Thanks.

  5. Wow. Just WOW.

  6. Podcast gold I stumbled across this week: Missing Richard Simmons. It’s fascinating and so well done. Only four episodes out, so patiently waiting for the new weekly release. Also, Up and Vanished is very Serial-esque and great too! Enjoy!