The Big Boo Cast
Authors / speakers Melanie Shankle and Sophie Hudson - also known as Big Mama and BooMama on their blogs - talk about all the important stuff: faith, family, friends, football, fashion, and food. Plus, of course, their hair.

I will go ahead and tell you that this particular podcast has a special place in my heart.

And I don't normally say that sort of thing. 

But here's why. When we started recording, Melanie and I just talked about our usual favorite topics: kids, dogs, writing, supper ideas, and decorative woes. Surprisingly, we did not talk about mascara, but that's probably because we just ran out of time.

Anyway, about halfway into the podcast, our friend Travis joined us. He was driving home after a night of interviewing folks backstage at the CCM "United" webcast to celebrate 40 years of contemporary Christian music. Travis was still beside himself about the whole thing, and it was so fun to hear him talk about the artists who have had such a big influence on his career and calling. Plus, Amy Grant was there, so you know we had to talk about that (OF COURSE WE DID).

So yes, we still laugh in this podcast, and there are couple of times when Melanie and Travis get me so tickled that I can't breathe very well. But there's also a little bit of tender, and it makes me happy.

Thanks for listening, y'all.

Direct download: thebigboocastjan22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:27pm CST

Well, we spent part of this one thinking that maybe <a href="http://traviscottrell.com">Travis</a> was going to be able to join us before it was all said and done, but alas, he had Skype issues and could not. It's a real shame he missed hearing <a href="http://thebigmamablog.com">Melanie</a> and me talk about cheese, my issues with a new love song that I heard on the radio, the details about Melanie's dog Mabel's run-in with a pack of javelinas, and our ongoing concern that the fire in Melanie's fireplace was going to follow Edith Crawley's lead and set the whole room on fire.

By the way, at one point I mention a little table that I bought to Melanie, and then I texted her a picture, and then I felt weird talking about it since y'all couldn't see it. So here's the table. I do hope that it proves to be a helpful visual aid.

<a href="http://boomama.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IMG_3383-e1421015237669.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-23073" src="http://boomama.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IMG_3383-e1421015237669-693x1024.jpg" alt="IMG_3383" width="420" height="716" /></a>

And just in case you would like more info, <a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40260519/">the rug came from IKEA</a>.

We also talk about the college football national championship, my new book-related case of the crazies, a surprise gift that Martha gave me, and how Mel and I both feel a little indebted to Tina Fey. Plus, you know, some other stuff.

 

Direct download: thebigboocastjan10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:21pm CST