The Big Boo Cast, Episode 111

On this episode we talk about my unusually quiet house, Southern Charm, and a couple of Netflix movies that have renewed Melanie’s faith in the romantic comedy. We also continue with the questions we didn’t finish last week, and as it turns out, we talk a lot – A LOT – about parenting stuff (teenagers in general, only children in particular).

You’ll also hear all of my geeky thoughts about The Fourth Estate as well as some podcasts I’m enjoying. Let it be acknowledged that we do not discuss a single item of clothing or a single beauty product on this episode. Somebody call the medics.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Southern Charm

Set It Up

The Kissing Booth

The Fourth Estate

Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin

The Pivot with Andrew Osenga

In the Dark

Up & Vanished

Armchair Expert

Closing Song

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  1. Brittany S says:

    I love your podcast so much!! :) If you need a new show, I really think you would like Madam Secretary! I loved it!

  2. I think there might need to be a new “What’s Up America t-shirt!!”

  3. Love listening to your conversations! Talking about parenting… You both did a great job! I think you missed a point… As a parent, you cannot allow your issues to bleed into your children. A lot of these “helicopter” or “lawnmower” parents have issues of their own that they (unwittingly) transfer into their child’s lives. Because so many people listen to you and respect you and take your advice to heart I’d love to see you address this. As an example, my mother felt very insecure about her skin and it’s health her entire life… Because of that, my brother, sister, and I reaped the rewards of vigorous skin care… Now, my 17-year-old daughter has problems that far surpass my mother’s (not because of ignorance on my husbands or my part, just circumstance) and it bothers my mother to oblivion. I feel like she transfers her insecurities onto my daughter who, because of the Lords tremendous grace, doesn’t feel insecure – or at least not that I can tell. Sometimes as parents we honestly don’t know that we are doing this to our children… But as a former middle school teacher I saw it all the time. I think as women and mothers, we need to be more open and honest with one another… Learn to ask for help, not shoot the messenger, and really think about the advice others are giving in love. Anyway, you two both seem like fantastic mothers and have great advice to give :)

  4. Loved your conversation about parenting! I think parents often lose sight of the fact that they are raising HUMAN BEINGS and that work begins the day they are born. My husband and I have raised 5 kids in a blended family and you can imagine all that entails… it was only through endless prayer, letting them fail, loving them through poor choices while implementing consequences, and for sure choosing our battles that we survived that! They are all now in their 20s and 30s and we are proud of the HUMAN BEINGS that they are. As a former teacher of 4 year olds and now a preschool director, I wish every parent would listen to your discussion!
    Big fan — love you ladies! xo Heidi

  5. Keila S says:

    I have really loved listening to the podcast. Y’all feel like friends. Thanks for a fun podcast.

    I just saw something online that made me so happy and I think you and your listeners will love. One of my all time favorite books – The Guernsey Litterary and Potato Peel Pie Society has been made into a movie for Netflix. Read the book now and watch the movie on August 10. You and Melanie will love it. All the requirements are there- British, WWII, romance, love of literature and Netflix. Just wonderfully heartwarming and beautiful.

  6. Loved listening! It’s always nice to hear perspectives on parenting. I am an only child and I think I turned out alright!😉 Hope y’all will have a chance to record a few more before school starts back!

    I also purchased the Bussola Frida sandals. They are wonderful! In fact, three girls in my office have now ordered a pair too! Thanks for the recommendation!

  7. Maggie says:

    Thanks for reminding me of the new season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. I started watching it originally from your recommendation. I especially enjoyed the episode with Jerry Lewis. Another Netflix show you might enjoy is Somebody Feed Phil. Phil Rosenthal, the creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, travels the world enjoying all the local cuisine.

  8. I loved When Life Gives You Lululemons! It made me want to go back and read the Devil Wears Prada and Revenge Wears Prada, to see the beginnings of the character Emily Charlton. Of course, it’s not appropriate for young readers/listeners (I listened to the audio recording) but it was fun summer read/listen!

  9. Y’all chat about good old romance movies, and I am anxious for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Sociery to come out on Netflix! It is a beautiful novel – on my top three favorite books ever read. If y’all have time, you should read it before the movie comes out on Netflix. Beautifully written and the story is told through letters – as in postal letters. So creative and so good!

  10. I LOVE the podcast!! I’ve listened to each episode about 3 times :) you both are a delight! I would love to hear your salvation testimonies at some point, I think that would be a great episode topic, maybe pull Frydaddy in there too for that one !!