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 am sad to tell you that Melanie's issues with chicken in general and thick chicken nuggets in particular continue, so we spend a good bit of time discussing her chicken-related options in this episode. We also talk about my family's recent trip to a show choir competition (it was glorious) as well as our excitement that college baseball is with us once again.

Then, as usual, we share a little bit of what we're watching and reading, and we settle a miscommunication re: Melanie's feelings about a tote bag I've been eyeing. If I sound like I was desperate for her approval, it's because, well, I was. 

I'm sure you understand. :-) 

Enjoy, everybody!

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Show Notes: 

- The A&M maroon striped uniform

- A&M Baseball Hype Video (Mel's people are a little after the one-minute mark)

- My Dear Hamilton

- To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

- McMillions on HBO

The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

- Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

- Ken Burns' Country Music

- Best Fiends - we are still obsessed

On the Bright Side - Melanie's new book that is out next week!

- Melanie's Chicken Cakes

- Ree's Twice-Baked Potatoes

- Brooks Glycerin 17s on sale

- Meebak Cica Cream

- The Consuela bag that has Sophie smitten

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We may not have watched the Oscars this year, but that doesn't stop us from having big opinions about 1) the dresses and 2) the current relationship status of Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak. In this episode we discuss both topics in great detail. We also talk about the fact that college baseball starts this weekend (!!!), and I dig into my thoughts about the State / A&M women's basketball game this past Sunday (here's a hint: both teams were fantastic).

It will not surprise you to learn that Melanie shares some beauty product updates (she is breathing, after all), and she has also discovered a new serum she can't wait to try. Her skin care persistence is both inspiring and admirable.

Enjoy, y'all.

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Show Notes:

- Our Amazon shop

- Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak clearly love one another

- Soup Snakes

- Mindy Kaling's yellow dress from the Oscars

- Brad Pitt looks like a million bucks

- The Morning Show

- Renee Zellweger at the Oscars

- Cynthia Erivo's Oscar performance dress

- Natalie Portman's Oscar dress

- Regina King's Oscar dress

- Penelope Cruz's Oscar dress

- Jamie Golden on Brie Larsen's shoe situation

- Reese Witherspoon at the Vanity Fair party

- Janelle Monae's Oscar gown

- Mike Leach scared a recruit with a magic trick

- Meeback Cica Cream

- Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum

- Thrive Causemetics Brightening Face Wash (promo code BIGBOO for 15% off your first order)

- Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara (promo code BIGBOO for 15% off your first order)

- Family Savvy's Chicken Tetrazzini

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- Magic Spoon (promo code BIGBOO for free shipping)

- Noemie (promo code BIGBOO for $50 off your first order)

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Well, both of us recently watched "Miss Americana" - the Taylor Swift documentary on Netflix - and man-oh-man did we ever have some thoughts about it. We share about 278 of those thoughts in this episode. We also discuss some upcoming pop culture events we're excited about (to be clear, I didn't realize when we recorded that the Hamilton movie doesn't come out until 2021, so please know the realization that I have to wait OVER A YEAR has been borderline heartbreaking).

There are some beauty product developments as well - and news about what may well be the finest mascara we have ever tried. Yes. You read that correctly. THE BEST MASCARA WE HAVE EVER TRIED. Eyelash dreams do come true, everyone.

Enjoy, y'all.

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Show Notes:

- Our Amazon shop

- Sophie's February Playlist on Apple Music

- Sophie's February Playlist on Spotify

- "When Doves Cry"

- "Let's Go Crazy"

- Hamilton movie - October 15, 2021

- Miss Americana

- Ed Sheeran's Songwriter

- Tweezerman eyelash curler

- ORU Singers

- Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extension Mascara (promo code BIGBOO for 15% off)

- Thrive Causemetics Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner (we both have and love the shade Hoda) (promo code BIGBOO for 15% off)

- Living Proof Dry Volume Blast (this is a smaller size - just FYI)

- Elnett hairspray

Sponsors:

- OpenFit (text BIGBOO to 505050 for fourteen free days of Sugar Free 3 and access to all the OpenFit workouts)

- Care/of (use promo code BIGBOOCAST50 for 50% off your first order)

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Now that I think about it, it might have been a good idea to call this episode WELL WE HAVE WATCHED SOME THINGS. We talk about Broadway shows and TV shows and why I might have watched the recent two-part Garth Brooks Biography special four-ish times. Plus, Melanie has some very strong feelings indeed about Marriage Story - and we both have very strong feelings about Jennifer Aniston's wardrobe in The Morning Show.

We also discuss a game we have both been obsessively playing on our phones - and we share some recent beauty favorites, too. So basically it's a fine time indeed on ye olde podcast.

Enjoy, everybody!

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Show Notes:

- Aaron Tveit and Laura Olivo singing "Your Song" from Moulin Rouge

- Marriage Story on Netflix

- Marriage Story soundtrack (IT. IS. GORGEOUS.) on Apple Music  and Spotify

- The Morning Show on Apple TV +

- Taylor Swift's Miss Americana movie

- Country Music by Ken Burns

- Garth Brooks: The Road I'm On

- "The Dance" by Garth Brooks

- "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks

- Best Fiends app

- Cattle Baron in Cashmere Instagram

- Meeback Cica Cream

- Nourishmax Vitamin C serum

- Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint

- Charlotte Tilbury Healthy Glow Moisturizer

Sponsors:

- Glossier (click on the link for 10% off your first order)

- Noemie (promo code BIGBOO for $50 off your first order)

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Melanie has a bit of a cold on this episode, which means you may start to wonder when I started recording a podcast with the ghost of Barry White. OH, I KID. And listen - are we all ever glad that Melanie toughed it out and recorded the episode despite her upper respiratory challenges, because she comes in strong with an update on 1) the raccoons that live next door to her and 2) the latest Royal Family news. We are in her debt.

We also discuss a couple of things we've cooked (and enjoyed) lately, and we share our thoughts about Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. Just like when we were young and full of collagen and it was 2002.

Enjoy, everybody!

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Show Notes:

- Our BigBoo Amazon Shop

- Medicine Ball recipe

- Teavana Jade Citrus Mint and Peach Tranquility Tea

- Cheer on Netflix (not for the children - the language is rough)

- Zella leggings (both of us love these!)

- Trisha Yearwood's Chicken Tortilla Soup (I use taco seasoning instead of fajita seasoning and double the black beans and corn)

- Family Savvy Spicy Hamburger Vegetable Soup

- Queen Elizabeth's most recent statement about Harry and Meghan

- Sussex Royal

- Brad Pitt watching Jennifer Aniston's SAG acceptance speech

- Paul Rudd sums up our feelings about podcasting so frequently

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- Blinkist (link is good for a free 7 day trial and 25% off your subscription)

- Thrive Causemetics (promo code BIGBOO for 15% off your order)

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Well, if you have dreamed of an in-depth weigh-in on the current Royal Family shenanigans, this may be the episode you've been waiting for. Suffice it to say that Melanie has some thoughts, and oh, has she ever done her research. We also discuss our new favorite Netflix show, and I don't mean to brag, but I'm pretty sure I PR'd in terms of viewing time. You'll be happy to know that I blazed through those six episodes like a champion.

We also talk about our friend Travis' FANTASTIC new album called Spirit Rise (Melanie and I both adore it) as well as our realization that we don't really care about awards shows anymore. Our 20-something selves don't know how to process this development.

Enjoy, everybody!

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Show Notes:

- Conecuh Sausage

- Family Savvy

- Sussex Royal

- "Money Can't Buy You Class"

- Mrs. Kravitz

- Trailer for Cheer on Netflix

- Cheer on Netflix (not for the children - the language is rough)

- Spinning Out on Netflix (Mel thinks it may have potential)

- Spirit Rise by our friend and favorite podcast guest Travis Cottrell on Apple Music

- Spirit Rise by our friend and favorite podcast guest Travis Cottrell on Spotify

- Our BigBoo Amazon Shop

Sponsors:

- care/of (use promo code BIGBOOCAST50 for 50% off your first order)

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Today we found out that Mike Leach is the new head football coach at my beloved Mississippi State University.

Needless to say, Melanie and I needed to talk about it.

This is just a little bonus episode, but our enthusiasm, of course, knows no bounds. So all that to say: we invite you to share in our joy. :-) 

Happy Weekend, everybody!

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Show Notes:

- Announcement Video #1 from MSU Sports Media (Coach Leach is a big fan of pirates)

- Announcement Video #2

- The GIF I sent Melanie 

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You will not be surprised to learn that on our first episode of 2020, we talk about college football. Specifically, we dig into the Mississippi State coaching search and the wonder of Joe Burrow. We also discuss what we did for fun / relaxation over the holidays (here's a hint: TV), and I break down round two of trying out my Instant Pot.

Also, Melanie shares her preferences re: Chick-fil-A nuggets (OH, SHE HAS THOUGHTS) and her resolution about chicken for the new year. Because didn't we all make a resolution about chicken? I'm assuming we did.

Enjoy, everybody!

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Show Notes:

- The Crown

- Elizabeth at 90: A Family Tribute

- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

- Virgin River

- My Dear Hamilton: The Life of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

- The Hideaway by Lauren Denton

- Family Savvy's Instant Pot Mississippi Roast

- Sunday Riley Power Trio: Lactic Acid + Retinol + Vitamin C Bundle

- Sophie's Twenty Twenty playlist on Apple Music

- Sophie's Twenty Twenty playlist on Spotify

Sponsors:

- OpenFit (text BIGBOO to 505050 for fourteen free days of Sugar Free 3)

- Noemie (promo code BIGBOO for $50 off your order)

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