The Big Boo Cast, Episode 345

It’s just a whole lot of real life on this week’s episode – no mountains, no writing retreat, no “DAAAAAD!” So Melanie updates us on the Shankles, I update on the Hudsons, and then I talk at great length about season 2 of The Bear, which, for the record, has the worst language of any show I have ever watched but my goodness I love it so much. We also analyze options for a new TV show for Mel and share a quick Patreon catch-up.

On top of all that, we discuss the pointlessness of 4th of July outfits, and it’s Melanie’s turn for Five Favorites.

Hope you enjoy!

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Show Notes:

French 75

The Bear on Hulu

The Summer I Turned Pretty

Where the Crawdads Sing movie

Stand All the Way Up (in case you missed it) :-)

Grace Upon Grace (in case you missed it)

On the Bright Side (in case you missed it)

Shrinking on AppleTV+

Go As A River – July Book Club on Patreon (listen – we still got the title wrong when we talked about it in the episode, and we got it wrong so many times)

Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris

Peanut Butter Cookie Chocolate Banana Pie

Pioneer Woman’s Tres Leches Cake

aviator-style reading glasses

eyeglasses case

quilted leather phone case

menopause support supplements

satin pajamas that come in tons of colors


Helix (use this link for 20% off and two free pillows)

Thrive Causemetics (use this link for 20% off your first order) (use this link for a free gift and free shipping on orders of $29 or more)

Green Chef (use code BIGBOO50 to get 50% off plus free shipping)

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  1. Why do you all keep tempting me with things I don’t need?!?!? Ha!!! I have a million pairs of pjs and more tops than I could ever wear in a month and yet I find myself on Amazon choosing colors and sizes :/. And the reading glasses. . .wow. Always love tuning in to you ladies and looking forward to more talk on menopause. Thank you for that. Just when we are mourning our kiddos flying the coop (as they should) our bodies start rebelling against us too!!

  2. I love Stand All the Way Up so I regret hearing that not as many readers found it as found your other books, Sophie. I’d promote it now! So many thought-provoking ideas and chapters. I listen to the audiobook and pull my copy off the shelf all the time. -jane

  3. Sophie, I have listened to all of your books on Audible and I love every one of them!! I’ve saved them all to my library so I can listen to them again. I started listening to yours and Melanie’s podcast from the first episode. I listen when I’m driving and I have to say you make my commute a real joy! Being a woman getting ready to turn 58 in a week I really value all of your recommendations on beauty products for our age skin. Thank you for keeping me up to date on the latest fashion trends and beauty finds and for making me laugh!! God bless you and Melanie for all you do.