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Considering that this is our first podcast of the 2014 college football season, it's really no wonder that we spend a chunk of time talking about, well, college football.

However, it might be a wonder that we manage to talk about anything else. Sure enough, though, we covered Melanie's bathroom remodel, the fact that I finally fnished my book, the latest developments with our eyelashes, the joys of 40-something eyesight, and some recent beauty product finds.

So basically we're solving all the world's most important problems.

Enjoy, y'all!

Direct download: thebigboocastaugust31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:12 AM

Well, I know that I'm in the middle of a big ole bloggy break, but Melanie and I have been wanting to record a podcast, and the day before our friend Annie's new book comes out seemed like a fine and wonderful time.

Here's the cover of Annie's book. I love it a lot.

Annie and I have a delightful chat about 10 minutes into the podcast. Melanie was supposed to be part of that, but unfortunately we (and by "we," I mean "I") could not figure out how to record the three of us at once now that I'm using different software than I did back in the days of FryDaddy.

SO - Mel and I talked a little, then Annie and I talked, then Mel and I talked a bunch more. We extensively examined the beach house vs. lake house debate, our favorite summertime foods, the perils of trying to have grown-up conversations when kids are listening, and, of course, our dogs.

Also, please excuse the awkward sound effect transition that I used at the beginning and the end of the part with Annie. Just know that I did the best I could with an impromptu back-up plan and very limited technical skills.

If I can ever finish this book, I may need to consider signing up to take some sort of online podcasting seminar. I feel like that would be good for all of us.

Bless.

Direct download: thebigboocastjuly14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:51 AM

Well, the big news in this particular podcast is that Melanie thinks our dogs could possibly be related. It's a long shot - but it's a shot. We actually spend way too much time talking about our beloved little pups, and Hazel barks at random intervals to make her presence known. 

Other than that, there's nothing new under the sun, really. We talk about TV and books and sunscreen and our hair. We also share our feelings about sunglasses and marvel about the fact that we've been recording podcasts for SEVEN YEARS. 

I'll tell you what: seven years is a long time to talk about nothing.

Hope y'all enjoy!

 

Direct download: thebigboocastjune10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31 PM

Well, I'd planned to get this podcast up last night, but State's baseball game with Georgia went to 10 innings, and by the time it was over (after 11pm, mind you), my nerves were far too frazzled to do any sort of editing and uploading and etc. I had to start a new book just to wind down and have any hope of falling asleep, and yes, I'm all too aware that I have some co-dependency issues when it comes to the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

ANYWAY.

This podcast is hodgepodge (well, let's be honest - all of them are), and we cover a big ole variety of unrelated topics: my incessant cough, Melanie's home improvement goals, the end of school, and my new job as a personal assistant to an 11 year-old. It was all good times and big fun. 

Hope y'all enjoy it!

 

Direct download: bigboocastmay21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:36 PM

I just listened to this episode before I uploaded it, and doing that made me realize that Melanie and I had a guest co-host this week that we failed to mention: THE POLLEN. Oh my goodness. I cough, Alex coughs, I sniff, Alex coughs, I take sip after sip of Crystal Light to try to soothe my throat, and then Alex coughs some more. So basically the whole podcast is like waiting with a child in the sick room of a peditrician's office. I'm just as sorry as I can be about that, but the pine pollen is just about more than we can stand right now. At least I didn't resort to using Flonase or a Neti pot at any point in the proceedings.

As usual, we talk about many unrelated things: Melanie's new career as a mom DJ / choreographer, my weekend in Oklahoma, my quest for a new spring purse, Mel's fancy dinner this past Saturday night, my exciting MSU baseball-related achievement, the season premiere of <i>Mad Men</i>, and a bunch of other stuff that I can't remember. But by all means, if you'd like to shop with us as we look at purses, click on over to the Noonday bags page; we talk about these purses for a solid 10 minutes.

Hope y'all enjoy! 

 

Direct download: thebigboocastapril13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29 AM

Well, David walked in the room while I was editing this one, and after he listened for a few seconds, he said, "Saving the world - one podcast at a time." 

I trust that you can detect his sarcasm.

It's the same ole same ole this go 'round; we talk about sleep habits and shoes and TV and skirts and Gap and travel and all sorts of other riveting topics. 

Shockingly, we do not talk about our hair, nor do we talk about mascara. This might be a sign of the end times, but don't quote me on that.

Hope y'all enjoy it!

Direct download: thebigboocastmarch30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16 PM

We started this particular podcast with some unexpected technical issues, but somehow we managed to recover. I give all the credit to the Lord and the fancy new podcasting microphone that I got for Christmas. 

(I'm not sure that there's anything that has ever cemented my FULL-ON NERD status like the fact that I am just as tickled as I can be that I got a new podcasting microphone for Christmas.)

(I told Melanie that it made me feel like I was Loretta Lynn in the recording studio back in the 1950s.)

This time around we talk about clothes, homework, TV, desks, and some other riveting topics. At the end of the podcast Melanie gets some very exciting news, and I'm fairly certain that I overreact. But I overreact when Ranch dressing goes on sale, so please know that my SURGE OF ENTHUSIASM is totally true to my character.

Enjoy, y'all!

Direct download: bigboocastjanuary12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00 AM

Well, I would welcome you to our annual Christmas podcast - except I don't think Melanie and I have actually recorded a Christmas podcast in about five years. We are far too fond of flying by the seat of our collective pants to plan anything in advance, much less to commit to it on a yearly basis. We like to tell ourselves this is part of our charm, but it's actually probably a little annoying.

This time around we talk about a bunch of different stuff: Melanie's theory about Pinterest, Christmas with little ones (newsflash: our kids aren't really "little ones" anymore),  TV shows that make us paranoid, holiday treats, my ongoing eyelash issues (and Melanie's solution), and our observations about overly familiar customer service. So basically we just ramble, but since we recorded this one on December 21, VOILA: CHRISTMAS PODCAST.

Also, for some reason my Mississippi accent is real strong this time around. I watched Steel Magnolias the night before, and apparently it triggered some dormant speech patterns. I say this because there's a point when I pronounce "our" like "ire," so I hope you folks from other parts of the country don't require a translator.

Merry Christmas, y'all. So grateful for you!

Direct download: bigboodecember2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34 PM

As is our usual tendency, <a href="http://thebigmamablog.com">Melanie</a> and I recorded this podcast without anything even remotely resembling a plan. We talked about all sorts of stuff, though: Thanksgiving, Christmas, college football, TV, beauty products, and Melanie's preoccupation with a youthful eyebrow.

I had no idea that a youthful eyebrow was even a thing. Suffice it to say that I got me an eyebrow education.

Also, I had my microphone too close to me, so occasionally there is some popping. I'm just as sorry as I can be. But if there weren't at least one technical snafu per podcast, it wouldn't be us. Or I guess it would be a professional version of us, and I think we all know that we don't really operate that way.

Hope y'all enjoy it!

Direct download: bigboocastnovember2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30 AM

This time around we talk about rugs (seriously. rugs), old youth group skits, air travel, why we're at the mercy of dentists, teacher conferences, movies (and how <i>Gravity</i> seems to be a really big deal), pasta (and also cheese), our deep, heartfelt enthusiasm for Les Miles, and who knows what else.

So, to sum up: we're all over the place. But what else is new?

Direct download: thebigboocastoctober16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31 AM

I'm not gonna lie. We're not quite as high-energy in this one. Why, you wonder? Because we were tired. Melanie had a big weekend cheering for her Aggies, and I got way too invested in Sunday night's Miss America pageant - which left me a little on the drowsy side come Monday. Even still, we cover some of our favorite topics: college football, TV (specifically, why I did not enjoy <i>Breaking Bad</i>), Miss America, eyelashes, skin issues, more football, etc. 

Hope y'all enjoy!

Direct download: bigboocastseptember16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:46 AM

Well, <a href="http://thebigmamablog.com" target="_blank">Melanie</a> and I decided to record this podcast on a Tuesday afternoon whim, and as always, we had no plan, no rhyme,  no reason. We did, however, have some thoughts about Justin Timberlake, John Mayer's new album (Ben Rector's, too), the Ben Affleck-as-Batman brouhaha, why I liked <i>Argo</i>, college football, and Candy Crush.

It's all very academic. SCHOLARLY, you might say.

Direct download: bigboocastaugust27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:41 AM

Well, I'm afraid that we've hit an all-time podcasting low in terms of our topics. Because we discuss all manner of mundane matters. There's weather, feet, postpartum, the African dust storm (I had no idea this was even a thing), more weather, pajamas, college football - and that's not even the half of it. We even managed to work salads into the conversation.

I'm not gonna lie. If you make it all the way through this one, it's probably because you're a relative.

Nonetheless, we're just as tickled as we can be that we have recorded and lo, even posted our fourth podcast of the summer. This is surely some sort of record. 

Direct download: bigboocastaugust2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19 AM

Melanie's roof is being replaced in this particular podcast, but we didn't let it stop us. Well, we didn't let it stop us until it sounded like someone was about to fall through Melanie's ceiling. And at that point, we stopped.

So it's a little short, but it's a random as ever. Enjoy, y'all!

Direct download: bigboojuly1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15 PM

Well, just like always, in this podcast we cover a vast array of disconnected and unrelated topics. But if you were looking for an organized, professional podcast experience, you probably wouldn't be listening to the two of us, now would you?

Enjoy, y'all.

Direct download: BigBooCastJune19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46 PM

Well, here's our yearly podcast episode. 

The topics, as always, are varied: college baseball, working out, shorts, phobias, skin care, and Taylor Swift.

Though not necessarily in that order.

Direct download: bigboomay22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47 PM

Well, well, well.

Will wonders never cease?

It's been one year (to the day) since our last podcast, but the stars aligned and the computers behaved and the connections stabilized and we actually recorded some new content.

As always, we feature some very sophisticated topics: Miss Mississippi, the new Dallas, hermit crabs, dermatologist visits, expressions that get on our nerves, The Bachelorette, Mad Men, and so much more.

You might want to pace yourself as you listen, especially considering that we've been averaging a podcast a year. So if you play about 5 minutes a month between now and next June, you should be all up to speed by the time we record episode 23 in 2013.

Oh, we are pitiful.

Also, you should probably be aware that I sound like I'm verrrry far away for the first fifteen or twenty seconds, but it gets much better after that. Apparently it took me a minute to make the final adjustments to my microphone, which is hardly surprising considering what a well-oiled broadcasting machine we're operating. Really, we're just a hair shy of talking to each other on CB radios. And truth be told, that might be easier.

But please do enjoy.

Direct download: bigboojune29.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:05 PM

We recorded this one Tuesday morning.

Right after I'd consumed two very strong cups of coffee.

So I'm a little bit WOUND UP, and for that I do apologize.

The good news is that this particular podcast is a total hodge podge of topics; we go from accents to The Bachelorette to politics to music videos to fashion to pageants and even more stuff that I can't remember.

So all that to say: if you enjoy random, WELCOME HOME.

Direct download: thebigboocastjune28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58 AM

Oh, the rambling.

It is epic. And so very ramble-y.

Please do enjoy.

Direct download: thebigboocastjune20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:44 AM

Melanie has a new modem.

And we are BACK IN BUSINESS.

As always, we hope that you enjoy all our rambling about nothing (Bachelorette, Christian radio, Friday Night Lights, hypochondria, trying to teach our kids the value of a dollar, etc.).

And please excuse the animal growls that will assault your ears out of nowhere about 30 minutes into the festivities. I was having a little editing issue, but I finally gave up on fixing it and just inserted some growling sounds. It's just like they do on all those fancy national radio shows. Only THEY WOULD NEVER.

Have a great day, everybody!

Direct download: bigboocastjune8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12 AM

Oh, listen.

We have to be the most reliably unreliable podcasters ever.

But we're in the process of working out some ongoing technical ISH-AHS, and it seemed like now was as good a time as ever to jump back on the podcast bandwagon.

Who knows? Maybe we'll actually crank out two podcasts this year.

It's good to have a goal.

Direct download: BigBooMay11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00 AM