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.

We recorded this episode when one of us (okay, it was me) was experiencing some significant sleep deprivation, but why let a little loopy-ness stop the podcast fun? We talk about an incredible meal we had in Pawhuska, a recent shampoo / conditioner revelation, and our new favorite TV show that's on Apple+.

In addition to all that goodness, Melanie shares an update on Imogene from Imogene's basement (we talked about it in episode 207), and she also weighs in with a verdict on her new pillow. COULD YOU EVEN IMAGINE MORE EXCITEMENT?

Hope y'all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

- P-town in Pawhuska

- Emily in Paris (this is not for the children)

- Ted Lasso (this is not for the children)

- Somebody Feed Phil (season 4 is out on October 30th!!!)

- Our Amazon Shop

- R&Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo

- R&Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Conditioner

- Coop Home Goods Pillow

- porcelain fluted coffee mugs

- Good Earth Sweet & Spicy decaf tea

- Black Rifle Beyond Black coffee

- Half Baked Harvest

- Cocina de Coco's King Ranch Chicken


- NoteCube (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off and free shipping worldwide)

- Best Fiends (download in the Apple App Store or Google Play)


Direct download: thebigboocastoctober292020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm CDT

We recorded this episode earlier this week when we were in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, so it's probably no surprise that we talk a little bit about our trip. Unfortunately, though, we recorded before we had the feast of our adult lives at Ree's P-Town restaurant Monday night, so we'll for sure have to talk about that next week. Perhaps we will have recovered from all the deliciousness by then.

We do cover some football ground this week - what with the Aggies defeating the Bulldogs and all - and we also answer one of your questions about the early days of motherhood. Plus, I share five favorites - NOW WITH THEME MUSIC - and Melanie tells us all about a recent shopping trip. FUN APLENTY, it is.

Y'all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

- Our Amazon Shop

- Pawhuska, Oklahoma

- Spicy Cowgirl coffee

- cast recording of Moulin Rouge! The Musical

- Karen Howell on Saban's coaching status

- Our friend / business manager Retha's A Better You webinar on Friday 10/23

- Offline Real Me High-Waisted Crossover leggings

- Stainless steel Yeti Ramblers for cold drinks

- All Rise by Gregory Porter on Apple Music and on Spotify

- L'anza Keratin Healing Oil Hair Plumper Finishing Spray

- Charles Hunter III on Twitter and on Instagram

- Center Stage reading glasses from


- Magic Spoon (use promo code BIGBOO for free shipping)

- FabFitFun (use promo code BIGBOO for $10 your first box)

- Hydrant (use promo code BIGBOO for 25% off your first order)

Direct download: thebigboocastoctober222020.mp3
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This week was a real home run as far as our technical prowess, because something extra bizarre happened with my sound file the first time we recorded - so we had to re-record two days later. 

We're just trying to stay on brand with 2020, apparently. 

So what we have here is a barely-edited episode (which is why it's a little longer than normal) - just edited enough to put the ads in their appropriate places - and you'll have to trust that we did our best to stay enthusiastic even though what we would have really liked to do is quit. Look at our perseverance!

Enjoy, y'all. :-) 

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Show Notes:

- Our Amazon Shop

- Universal Thread Amalia Fashion Boots

- Olukai Kalia Li - the shoes Perry bought and loved

- Emily in Paris

Melanie's new magnifying mirror

- R+Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo

- R+Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Conditioner

- Coop pillow

- Revitabrow

- magnesium

- Bobbysue's Nuts

- Wind River by Bailey Caliber Outback hat

- Jessica Simpson house slippers


- Best Fiends (download from the Apple App Store or Google Play)

- Hello Fresh (use code BIGBOO80 for $80 off across five boxes and free shipping on your first box)

- NoteCube (use code BIGBOO for 20% off and free shipping worldwide)

Direct download: thebigboocastoctober152020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:09pm CDT

There's only one way to sum up how the college football weekend turned out for Melanie and me: it was not ideal. So on this episode we discuss our respective disappointments (in fairness, Melanie seemed to handle things much better than I did) and do our best to believe there are great football days ahead. You can almost smell the optimism. 

We also talk about what Melanie's watching, why she wants some new living room chairs, and what in sam hill is going on with her computer (I complain a little about that last thing). If all that weren't enough, I confess some sentimental feelings and share my new booties obsession. DOESN'T THAT SOUND LIKE MORE FUN.

Hope y'all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

- Our Amazon Shop

- Lane Kiffin's suit

- Ted Lasso

- Emily in Paris

- Assets by Spanx at Target

- Pickwick & Co. Tamboti Wood Candle

- Dale Chelsea boots

- Dolce Vita Huey Suede Chelsea boots

- Crevo Maeve Suede Block Heel Chelsea boots

- Sorel Lolla Cutout bootie

- I took Melanie's advice about a Target "starter boot" and ordered these instead of the pricier Anthro booties


- KiwiCo (30% off your first month plus free shipping)

- Hydrant (use promo code BIGBOO for 25% off your first order)

- Magic Spoon (use this link for free shipping)

Direct download: thebigboocastoctober82020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm CDT