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.

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.

How to Tackle a Quarterback 2018

- The evolution of roughing the passer

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

- 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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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 catchphrase.

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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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!

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

- 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 on Netflix

- 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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