The Big Boo Cast, Episode 120

Well, if you have ever wanted to hear Melanie and me speculate about the source of a dog’s cough, this is the episode for you. We also talk about college football, the relentless heat of early October, and our inability to keep up with teenagers’ trends despite our best efforts.

Parenting. It is humbling.

Finally, we discuss the mystery of free radicals, and Melanie shares some exciting pajama leggings news.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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The Good Place

Poldark

This Is Us

“Tokyo”

A Million Little Things

Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

Blue Mercury

Grown Alchemist Hydra-repair day cream

Aerie play pocket and cuff leggings

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 119

There’s a point in every college football season (at least for Aggies and Bulldogs) when disappointment, at least for a few minutes, obscures hope. Melanie and I found ourselves re-acquainted with some disappointment this past weekend, which definitely wasn’t what we dreamed it would be. We break down all those feelings on this episode – along with continued analysis of targeting calls and the increasingly lose interpretation of roughing the passer.

We also talk about the realities of traveling out of town for a speaking engagement, the joys of high school football games, and our practices regarding one-star book reviews.

Also: books and fall fashion finds!

Please do enjoy.

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How to Tackle a Quarterback 2018

The evolution of roughing the passer

My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan (this is not a book about a covenant relationship – just FYI)

This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell

Universal Thread Lanae scrunch boots

Abercrombie textured open front cardigan

George Men’s Short Sleeve Elongated Slub Hoodie

Closing Song

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 118

Since Melanie and I went to Chicago last weekend, this episode seemed like a great opportunity to recap our trip. We talk about our unforeseen hotel challenges, our night at Hamilton, and our many, many laughs at The Popcast Live. We also discuss college football at great length – and ponder the dynamics of sliding into someone’s social media comments with your team’s slogan.

Also, you will not be surprised to know that Melanie has a LOT of thoughts about Aggie football in general and Jimbo Fisher in particular.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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An update on the Chicago Hotel Workers strike

Regina Phalange

Hamilton (Melanie is now a fan!)

The Popcast Live

– When Melanie found out that A&M pulled within two points at the end of the Clemson game

Closing Song

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 117

Well, you will not be surprised to learn that we talk a great deal – A GREAT DEAL – about college football in this episode. There’s some accountability in terms of how one of us managed to go to Starkville this past weekend despite some seemingly overwhelming writing obligations, there’s all manner of optimism since the Aggies and the Bulldogs combined to score over 100 points in their first games, and then there’s the can’t-deny-it reality that the SEC West is NO JOKE in 2018.

We also discuss books and shows and our upcoming trip to Chicago. Which reminds me: we even tell you how to win two free tickets to The Popcast Live Show (this Saturday, September 8th), but HURRY – you have to leave a comment on our podcast Facebook page by 10AM central on Thursday, September 6th in order to be in the drawing. It would be so fun to see you in the Windy City!

Enjoy, y’all!

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– So much football. Maybe just use Google for that part.

– The new season of The Great British Baking Show on Netflix

– Making It with Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel
Pie Society on Netflix

My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table by Rick Bragg

Rick Bragg on Garden & Gun’s Whole Hog Podcast (A DELIGHT, IT IS)

The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable

This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell

Closing Song

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 116

As you (might) know, I’m working with a different computer these days, and somewhere in this new-to-me version of Garage Band (which is what I use to edit) I have changed myself to a setting that is likely called “DJ From The 1970s.” Melanie sounds quite normal, but I have an echo that will take you straight to the disco, and I have no idea how to fix it. I just know that it makes me sound like I recorded my part of the episode in a tiled bathroom. WELCOME TO EXCELLENCE, everyone.

Despite the reverb, though, we plow our way through some topics. We talk about the heat (what? you’re surprised?), we talk about SEC football, we talk about recent annoyances, and we delve into some strong feelings that we didn’t even know we had.

Please do enjoy.

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

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Sophie’s car on the way to senior retreat

Mississippi State players learning the fight song

10 things you might not know about Alabama Coach Nick Saban

Stonewall Kitchen Apple Grille Sauce

Spinach & Ricotta Bake

Closing Song

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 115

It’s been a couple of weeks, so Melanie and I play catch-up in this episode. We talk about a unique challenge I’m facing this weekend, the technological heartbreak of late last week, and why a pep talk from other writers is a very sweet thing indeed.

We also talk about the launch of Melanie’s new book, Fearless Faith, and discuss this fall’s fashion trends (or lack thereof). We also mourn the continued elusiveness of Melanie’s much-desired Sam Edelman Camellia boots, so we trust you’ll remember her in your prayers.

Enjoy, y’all!

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

And if you’re on the Facebook, well, we are, too.

We’d love for you to subscribe on iTunes, and we’d be honored if you’d leave us a review.

Here’s where you can get more info on the stuff / products / places we mention:

Fearless Faith – Melanie’s brand-new devotional book for girls

Universal Studios in Florida (one of Sophie’s favorite places on earth)

Hamilton Chicago

Erin Moon’s tabbed Hamilton spreadsheet

The Popcast Live in Chicago with Knox and Jamie (come see us!)

BP Brice Notched Bootie

Closing Song

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