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.

It's always a treat to have our friend Travis Cottrell on the podcast, and this episode is no exception. We cover a wide stretch of conversational ground: favorite football snacks, the wonder of an Amish donut, our ever-growing kids, current Bible study options, and, of course, our obsession with rose hip oil.

(That last one was more of a discussion between Melanie and me. But Travis was as patient as he could be when we talked about it.)

(Or maybe he was just distracted.)

We also reminisce about shampoos from the 70s. I would try to give you some context, but it's probably just easier if you listen for yourself. And no joke: Melanie must have taken her one-liner pill before we recorded; there are some Shankle Gems (I think we may have to trademark that phrase) (only not really) scattered throughout.

Enjoy, y'all!

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

- Travis Cottrell

- Nut Thins crackers

- Chicken in a Biscuit crackers

- Beanitos

- Melanie and Perry's wedding picture

- "George. George Glass."

- Awaken by Priscilla Shirer

- Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio (from Sophie: I totally forgot to mention that this book is what our small group is reading this fall)

- Community Worship San Antonio

- Entrusted by Beth Moore

- Seamless by Angie Smith

The One Year Josh McDowell's Youth Devotions

Teddie Organics Rose Hip Oil

- Toni Home Perm

- "The Best Beauty Lessons We've Picked Up From Kate Middleton"

- Dear Evan Hansen

- Melanie's new book - Church of the Small Things

- Sophie's new journaling devotional - All in All

- Melanie on Twitter and Instagram

- Sophie on Twitter and Instagram

Direct download: thebigboocastaugust19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm CST

I think it was last summer when Melanie and I first talked about Last Chance U. We both binge-watched season one of the Netflix series, and in addition to discussing it on the podcast, there were several times when we talked on the phone about it because we were so fascinated by a certain player or could not believe how someone reacted. Then, in episode 78 I mentioned that I'd watched season 2 and found it just as magical as season 1 (though, as I have often pointed out, the language is terrible).

Anyway. All that to say: you can imagine our delight when Brittany Wagner, the academic counselor on LCU, agreed to be our special guest on episode 79.

It was THE MOST FUN.

So, in this episode, Melanie and I talk to Brittany about football and clothes and beauty products. (I should mention that I make a critical error and identify Mississippi State's season where they were ranked #1 as the 2015 season...but it was 2014...so I beg a thousand pardons.) We also hear about some of the players she'll be watching play D-1 this fall - and how her new career adventure got started (it's such a neat story). After Melanie and I finish our conversation with Brittany, we launch into a discussion about music, what we're cooking, and a whole host of unrelated items.

In other words: business as usual.

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

Brittany Wagner

Last Chance U on Netflix

- Last Chance U - GQ article from 2014

- Ronald Ollie (spoiler if you haven't watched the show yet)

- Dakota Allen (spoiler if you haven't watched the show yet)

- 2013 Egg Bowl (the beginning of my irrational maternal affection for Dak Prescott)

- The Red Cat Coffee House

- 10K Pencils (Brittany's new company)

- Frozen (and here's a post I (Sophie) wrote about some of the reasons I loved it so much)

- Teddie Organics Rose Hip Oil (I've started using it since we recorded this podcast, and I AM A CONVERT)

- Allure Beauty Box

- Bare Minerals

- Too-Faced Better than Sex mascara

- Hummingbird Farms lavender body oil

- Cool Sculpting

- Nichole Nordeman's Every Mile Mattered

- Yum Yum Sauce

- Rita Springer's "Defender"

- All in All playlist (and here on Apple Music)

- The Popcast - "More Nos of Weddings"

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- Melanie's new book - Church of the Small Things

- Sophie's new journaling devotional - All in All

- Melanie on Twitter and Instagram

- Sophie on Twitter and Instagram

Direct download: thebigboocast79.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43pm CST