The Big Boo Cast, Episode 372

This week Melanie and I recap our delightful weekend in Birmingham and discuss my role as hype man during our shopping trip with Caroline (which, by the way, is a day I will hold close in my heart forever and ever). We also share info about tickets for our Birmingham live show, which is now officially official and will be here before we know it.

On top of all that, we talk about some of the specific ways that 2024 is keeping it weird, and it’s my turn for Five Favorites.

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Helen in Birmingham

Ladybird Taco

– Bettola in Birmingham

18th Street in Homewood

Gus Mayer in Birmingham

Birmingham Live Show is Thursday, April 18th at 7:00pm

– Live Show tickets go on sale Monday, January 15th for Really Fancy Patreon subscribers

– Live Show tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 16th for Regular Fancy Patreon subscribers

– Live Show tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 17th for all podcast listeners

The Harbert Center in Birmingham

Miami weirdness

Birmingham man gets stuck in an urn (this has some language if you have little ears around)

live tweeting of urn situation

man gets mad at American Airlines (lots of language in this one too)

Life with John Mayer on SXM 14

Congratulations, Who Are You Again? by Harrison Scott Key

Amazon slim-fit tank tops

Pilcro mid-rise wide-leg jeans

Aerie Cozy Up waffle polo

Top It Off winter gloves (Ouida gloves)

Fish Hippie Brooker shacket

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 371

It’s a new year, and we’re delighted to kick off 2024 with this new episode. Melanie and I talk about the most recent college football games, our words for the year, and the fact that we’re going to see each other later this week. Plus I read a book that I absolutely loved, so you’ll hear all about that.

We also discuss the situations we’re both facing with our hair, and it’s Melanie’s turn for Five Favorites.

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Show Notes:

Psalm 18:16-19

– Joni Taylor

– Unreasonable Hospitality by Will Guidara

creme brulee cheesecake

retro athletic socks

Clean Skin Club disposable towels

Navy hair care Swell styling and thickening cream

Jessica Simpson Lasharen platform pump

Allie + Bess Sophie trio bracelet (20% off with code MELANIE20)

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 370

It was the merriest of Christmases for the Shankles and the Hudsons, so this week you’ll hear us break down all the holiday festivities as well as chronicle our TV viewing (an area where Melanie and I both have excelled lately). Plus, there’s an excerpt from our most recent Patreon episode with our most frequent podcast guest (by a country mile), our dear friend Travis Cottrell.

Melanie also talks about a movie she didn’t really enjoy, I talk about a movie I adored, we discuss air fryer strategies at length, and it’s my turn for Five Favorites.

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Show Notes:

The Crown on Netflix

Wonka

Top Golf

The Color Purple

our full Patreon episode with Travis

Best in Show

Elise’s boiled peanuts recipe

Helen in Birmingham

air fryer liners

Aldi chicken breast filets (sort of reminds us of CFA) (12 minutes in air fryer on 400, flip, 7 more minutes on 400)

Aldi brioche buns (we get the ones without sesame seeds)

Real Housewives Ultimate Girls’ Trip RHONY Legacy

Victoria Beckham on Instagram

Kitchen Aid all-purpose shears

Free People colorful quilted vest

heated hand massager

Brother inkjet printer

prints of David Gate’s poems

David Gate on Instagram

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 369

This week you’ll hear the riveting details of our Christmas grocery and meal planning, not to mention that we share a lot of strong feelings about meat (I’m just not interested) and seafood (Melanie’s not interested). Thankfully though we are both very interested in TV right now, so we talk about that too.

Finally, consider yourself warned that we might slightly overshare our feelings about the dynamic between Kathy Hilton and Paris Hilton in Paris in Love. We have so many thoughts about it. Plus, it’s Melanie’s turn for Five Favorites. Except it’s really Four Favorites this week. It’ll all make sense when you listen.

Enjoy, everybody!

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– 2023 Big Boo Holiday Gift Guide 

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– Paris in Love on Peacock

– Starstruck on HBO

The Color Purple

The Gilded Age on HBO

The Crown on Netflix

Joy to the World Christmas sign

Threshold Cedarwood Musk candle

GAP soft sweater pants

Color WOW Money hair masque

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 368

This week Melanie and I discuss how I have resumed my travels with June and her journey, Mel’s status with games on her phone, and all the TV I’ve been watching. Plus Melanie shares about a whole new area of interest for Perry and catches us up on her gift wrapping festivities with Gulley. ‘Tis the season, etc.

We also talk about what’s coming up on Patreon (a special announcement about January book club!), and it’s my turn for Five Favorites.

Hope you enjoy!

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– 2023 Big Boo Holiday Gift Guide 

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Show Notes:

June’s Journey

The Gilded Age on HBO

– American Symphony on Netflix

–  Soul

French Onion Sliders for a Crowd

Pioneer Woman’s Twice-Baked Potatoes

chispas

Time article about Taylor Swift

Merrily We Roll Along

“Love on Top” video

Patreon Really Fancy Live Q&A this month: December 19th at 8:30pm central

How to Stay Married by Harrison Scott Key

Patreon Really Fancy Live Book Club in January: January 30th at 8:30pm central

Craftspring ornaments

Away large flex suitcase

Alix Earle selfie light

Boot Rescue wipes

The Wanderer bag

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 367

This is the maybe the closest Melanie and I have ever cut it in terms of getting an episode out on time, but travel has interfered with our recording schedule this week. The good news, though, is that we had a lot of catching up to do, and recording an episode is a fine way to do that. We cover a lot of ground – my trip to NYC, the kids getting home for Christmas, and our continued deep thoughts and feelings about Taylor and Travis.

We also talk about what we have coming up in our January book club on Patreon, and it’s Melanie’s turn for Five Favorites.

Enjoy, everybody!

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– 2023 Big Boo Holiday Gift Guide 

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Show Notes:

Foods of NY Tours (Bert was our guide – and the Nolita tour was so much fun)

Merrily We Roll Along (I’m still not over it – my goodness)

Starstruck on Max

Taylor and Travis according to People

funky New York style

our pretend holiday party episode on Patreon

my Sporty Spice outfit from Anthropologie

my aspirational sequined dress

Sharon Hodde Miller on Instagram

How to Stay Married by Harrison Scott Key

jeffreymixed Instagram account

Nest Hearth Pura fragrance

Taylor Swift watercolors

retro stripe tube socks

Ranger Station Leather & Pine candle

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