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The Big Boo Cast

Melanie Shankle & Sophie Hudson

Society & Culture, Personal Journals, Christianity, Religion & Spirituality, Kids & Family

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Overview

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.

407 Episodes

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 395

Melanie and I are right down to the wire on this one - recording on Wednesday afternoon just a few hours before we release the episode - but this is what we needed to do so that Melanie could share a full account of her time with Caroline in Omaha. So we're talking about baseball, and some TV thoughts, and the fact that I went to see an actual movie in an actual theater. So many developments. On top of all that, it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - NCAA Men's College World Series - DJ's Sports Bar in Omaha - plastic baby Jesuses - The Table in Omaha - My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman - I Cheerfully Refuse by Leif Enger - Lies and Weddings by Kevin Kwan - Helen in Birmingham - acrylic trash bag holder (I left out of last week's show notes) - two-piece short set outfit - Liquid IV sugar-free electrolyte lemon lime drink mix - Pilcro linen flutter-sleeve blouse - Pistola button down tunic shirt in bordeaux stripe - Frank & Eileen button-up Shirley shirt Sponsors: - Thrive Causemetics - use this link for 10% off your first order - Lume - use code BIGBOO for 15% off your first order - Stamps - use code BIGBOO for a special offer - Hello Fresh - use this link for free apps for life

Transcribed - Published: 20 June 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 394

The Aggies are going to Omaha, so no one will be surprised to hear how much Melanie and I talk about that very thing in this week's episode. So much baseball. So many runs scored by walks. So much fun. We also discuss some books I've recently read (and loved!), and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, y'all! Join Us on Patreon Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: Kaeden Kent's grand slam Elijah MacNamee's home run against Stanford Aggies win the super regional plastic baby Jesuses Braden Montgomery's injury Jac Caglianone our Patreon episode with Hayden Schott Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt Look Closer by David Ellis I Cheerfully Refuse by Leif Enger Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas The Gentlemen on Netflix Hacks Thymes Mandarin Coriander countertop spray Crystal Light peach Arnold Palmers (lemonade and peach iced tea) Zara crossbody bag silicone travel sleeves Sponsors: AG1 - use this link for a free year's supply of vitamin D3 & K2 plus five free travel packs Honeylove - use this link for 20% off Thrive Market - use this link for 30% off your first order plus a free $60 gift ZocDoc - use this link to download the app for free

Transcribed - Published: 13 June 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 393

This episode is a college baseball-palooza, what with my attempts to make peace with the Bulldogs' outcome at the regionals and Melanie's recap of her trip to watch the Aggies play the Longhorns (which ended up being an unexpected encounter with an array of tiny Jesuses). Plus, I have some feedback about the announcing side of college baseball and lots of thoughts about a quality at-bat. We also discuss a show we have both loved - as well as my impromptu trip to a fast food restaurant after a doctor's appointment - and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - A&M going to super regionals - NCAA baseball super regional line-up - Hacks - Taco Bell's Cheez-it menu - tennis dress - Agolde Parker denim shorts - tunic ruffle hem shirt dress - oversized boyfriend button down shirt - Tan Luxe The Body Butter (this was a sidebar) - Musely The Spot pill Sponsors: - OSEA Malibu - use code BIGBOO for 10% off - Dwell - use this link for a 25% discount - Green Chef - use code BIGBOO50 to get 50% off plus 20% off your next two months - AG1 - use this link for a free year's supply of vitamin D3 & K2 plus five free travel packs

Transcribed - Published: 6 June 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 392

The Shankles have been in Montana, the Hudsons have been in Hoover (at the SEC baseball tournament), and on this episode that means that Melanie and I have a lot of catching up to do. There have been outdoor adventures, there have been NCAA grievances, and there is a whole lot of college baseball to look forward to as the regionals get cranked up this weekend. Also, I have cooked some meals, so I talk about that - and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, everybody! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - 2024 Graduation Gift Ideas Show Notes: - The Resort at Paws Up - Sophie on The Paul Finebaum Show with Cole Cubelic - Cole's podcast, The Cube Show - NCAA 2024 Regional Baseball Bracket - French Onion Sliders for a Crowd - King's Hawaiian pretzel slider buns - Biscoff ice cream pie - the Hudsons' favorite chicken parmesan recipe - the Deshazor Everett targeting call that Melanie continues to question - pictures of the new kitchen (look in the Kitchen 2024 highlight) - appliance slider for coffee pot - soft striped maxi dress - Supergoop Glowscreen sunscreen in champagne - gold coffee spoons - Sonos Era 300 Sponsors: - Storyworth - use this link to save $10 on your first purchase - LolaVie - use code BIGBOO for 15% off - AG1 - use this link for a free year's supply of vitamin D3 & K2 plus five free travel packs

Transcribed - Published: 30 May 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 391

This week Melanie listens patiently as I lament the projected college baseball regionals, and I listen with my mouth hanging open as Melanie shares a specific request P had for this past Friday's trash pick-up (no doubt, however, that it was certainly on-brand). In addition to those things, we discuss our shoe organization and the new season of Bridgerton. Of course there's a kitchen / house update, and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - 2024 Graduation Gift Ideas Show Notes: - A&M women's tennis team wins national championship - predicted regionals for D1 college baseball - Dudy Noble field - Ryan Targac's pitch hit - Sophie's shoe organizer - sliding trays that go underneath your coffee pot - Bridgerton season 3 - ten shelf organizer for shoes - Free People Crafted cargo pants - AE Dreamy Drape cargo jeans in white - "Amen" by Rita Springer (and here's the link to Rita Springer's podcast) - AE Slouchy House oversized t-shirt Sponsors: - Thrive Market - use this link for 30% off your first order and a free $60 gift - Teux Deux - use this link to sign up for a free seven-day trial - Lume - use code BIGBOO for 15% off your first purchase - Helix - use this link for 30% off your mattress plus two free pillows

Transcribed - Published: 23 May 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 390

Right before we recorded this episode, I experienced a significant overtalking situation (to be clear, I was the one who was talking too much), so Melanie and I break down that unfortunate series of events before we discuss her time in College Station, our latest college baseball woes, and the most recent kitchen developments (so close! we're getting so close to the end!). Plus, Melanie shares about a house she recently visited and loved, her new home furnishing goal, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, everybody! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - 2024 Graduation Gift Ideas Show Notes: - The George in College Station - Aggies undefeated in non-conference games - the rug where Hazel likes to hide things - bamboo expandable kitchen drawer dividers - J Crew popover shirt - under cabinet organizer - Daily Practice pull-on cargo shorts - Oxford Pennant Sponsors: - Thrive Causemetics - use this link for 10% off your first order - AG1 - use this link for a year's supply of vitamin D3 & K2 plus five free travel packs - Honeylove - use this link for 20% off - Green Chef - use code BIGBOO50 to get 50% off plus 20% off your next two months

Transcribed - Published: 16 May 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 389

This week everybody's sound is functioning properly (may the Lord be praised) as Melanie and I discuss my time in Houston, P's newest hobby, and the wonder of LSU baseball's Tommy White. We also talk about Caroline's very exciting book news, and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - 2024 Graduation Gift Ideas Show Notes: - Caroline's book news - Somebody Somewhere - Pickwick & Co. - Amy Hannon - AromaPlan diffuser - AromaPlan fragrance sample pack - Tommy White - The Idea of You on Amazon - Queen Charlotte on Netflix - Crash Landing on You on Netflix - Tom Lake by Ann Patchett (our April Patreon book club pick) - Et Serena quartz countertops - Abby Moorer Hair and Makeup - Sexy Hair Big Powder Play Volumizing and Texturizing Powder - Battlefield of the Mind - Cloth and Stone shirt dress - letter charms at Allie & Bess (use code MELANIE20 for 20% off) - Be All You Can Be pants Sponsors: - AG1 - use this link for a year's supply of vitamin D3 & K2 plus five free travel packs - ZocDoc - use this link to download the app for free - OSEA - use code BIGBOO for 10% off your first order - MasterClass - use this link for an additional 15% off any annual membership

Transcribed - Published: 9 May 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 388

Granted, it's not an unusual occurrence, but it's been a tough week for audio excellence here in Big Boo land. Please forgive the absence of consistent volume on my end of things. Plus, Melanie and I recorded this episode in about three different installments because, well, life. However comma our sound gets sorted out by the 30-minute mark (better then than never, right?), and we did manage to have a fairly coherent conversation about our current college baseball situations as well as some thoughts about Taylor Swift's latest offering. Look at us persevere! We also discuss my very late arrival on the Bridgerton train, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, everybody! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - 2024 Graduation Gift Ideas Show Notes: - Hunter Hines hits a two-run homer - TSwift's The Tortured Poets Department - Funny Story by Emily Henry - Tom Lake by Ann Patchett (our April Patreon book club pick) - Bridgerton - viscose tunic dress - The Perfect Jean NYC - oven protector mat - Universal Thread cinch waist maxi dress - Better Homes & Gardens four-cube organizer Sponsors: - LolaVie - use code BIGBOO for 15% off - Factor - use code BIGBOO50 to get 50% off your first box and 20% off your next box - Helix - use code HELIXPARTNER20 for 20% off your order and two free pillows

Transcribed - Published: 2 May 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 387

This week Melanie and I recap the Birmingham live show as well as all the fun before and after it. Unfortunately there were a few travel complications when it was time to head back to Texas, but Mel tells the story of a Southwest gate agent who got some things handled in the Birmingham airport. We also discuss our quick trip to Tuscaloosa, and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - our Birmingham Guide with all of our B'ham favorites - Cole's podcast, Cube Show - The Margaret in Birmingham - Mikey's Hot Dog Cafe food truck - Google doc with all our live show clothes and shoes and links - The Valley Hotel in Birmingham - The Essential in Birmingham - Oncept Porto sneakers - Sanders Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels - Nosh Social Co. - Pomander Place striped blouse - square aviator sunglasses Sponsors: - AG1 - use this link for a free one-year supply of vitamin D3 & K2 plus five free travel packs - Lume - use code BIGBOO for 15% off your first order - Thrive Market - use this link for 30% off your first order plus a free $60 gift

Transcribed - Published: 25 April 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 386

This week Melanie and I recorded at EIGHT FORTY IN THE AM, and you will hear that in our voices - no doubt about it. We talk about Caroline's Aggie Ring Day, their time at the A&M baseball game, and the latest with my kitchen. We also discuss our live show wardrobe situation, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, everybody! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - Live Stream Tickets for Birmingham Show Show Notes: - Tyler Childers - starter mattress pad cooler - Two Funny Girls - "Mama my legs are sweatin'" - AE Perfect Cargo denim shorts - Bodega glasses - Frank & Eileen dupe - a set for the apples - Audiobook of Tom Lake - on sale on Libro.fm - Think Royln puzzle tote Sponsors: - That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs - use this link to listen and subscribe - Thrive Causemetics - use this link for 10% off your first order - Helix - use code HELIXPARTNER20 for 20% off your mattress order and two free pillows - AG1 - use this link for a free one-year supply of vitamin D3 & K2 plus five free travel packs

Transcribed - Published: 18 April 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 385

My microphone wasn't on for the first part of this episode (I PROMISE WE CHECK THESE THINGS, but computers / robots / user error / etc.), but thankfully Melanie's Official Look-at-the-Eclipse Break gave me time to correct the situation. In addition to the eclipse, we talk about college baseball, Kristen Wiig's skin, and the women's basketball championship game. We also discuss an encouraging, hopeful doctor's visit that Melanie recently experienced, and it's Mel's turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - Live Stream Tickets for Birmingham Show Show Notes: - Dawn Staley with organ music - Holly Rowe - State and Georgia's 8th inning situation - Zac Selmon's tweet - our Patreon episode with Hayden Schott - Caden Sorrell's incredible catch - Dr. Harden in San Antonio - Dr. Mary Claire Haver - Tom Lake by Ann Patchett - our Patreon book club book for May - Patreon episode about what we thought made people rich when we were little - Kristen Wiig in the Pilates sketch - Palm Royale - Carol Burnett and Kristen Wiig on The Kelly Clarkson Show - Surprised by Oxford on Amazon Prime - The New Look on AppleTV+ - PaperMate flair tip felt pens - TruBar vegan cookie dough protein bars - Naturium The Glow Getter body butter - Marc Fisher Gemmie sandals - AE Perfect Button-Up shirt Sponsors: - OSEA Malibu - use code BIGBOO for 10% off your first order - MasterClass - use this link for an additional 15% off an annual membership - AG1 - use this link for a free one year supply of vitamin D3 + K2 and five free travel packs with your first purchase - Storyworth - use this link to save $10 on your first purchase

Transcribed - Published: 11 April 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 384

This week Melanie and I ponder the never-ending nature of a kitchen clean-out, we celebrate (and, in my case, grieve) the latest college baseball developments, and we recap our very lovely Easter weekends. A fine time was had by all. We also discuss the high-quality Southern accents in a TV show we've both been watching, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, y'all! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - Live Stream Tickets for Birmingham Show - Big Boo Live t-shirts for Birmingham Show Notes: - "Bowls, bowls, all types of bowls" on SNL - Friendly Village china - Fungo Golf with Hayden Schott - Palm Royale - Tate Taylor - Mr. & Mrs. American Pie (I got the book title wrong in the episode) - Only Murders in the Building - Melanie's BFF the ChiliSleep Cube - Aerie Vacay Everyday sweatshirt - Shark MessMaster one gallon wet/dry vacuum - Trü Frü - Makeup by Mario Master Mattes eyeshadow palette - brass wall sconces you don't have to wire Sponsors: - Green Chef (use code BIGBOO50 to get 50% off plus 20% off your next two months) - AG1 - use this link for a free one year supply of vitamin D3 + K2 and five free travel packs with your first purchase - ZocDoc - use this link to download the app for free - Honeylove - use this link for 20% off

Transcribed - Published: 4 April 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 383

This week Melanie has traveled to New Hampshire, we both traveled to the Land of Sports Pain, and we recap all of those literal and figurative trips in this episode (needless to say, the trip to New Hampshire was by far the most enjoyable). On top of that, I explain why we're tearing up my kitchen, and I share some very exciting oven news. We also discuss some TV shows we're enjoying, we ponder the wonder of baby leaves, and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, everybody! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - Live Stream Tickets for Birmingham Show - Big Boo Live t-shirts for Birmingham Show Notes: - Zach Bryan - Buying Beverly Hills - Palm Royale - wedges at Gus Mayer - George Strait at Kyle Field - Benefit Precisely My Brow ultra fine brow pencil - Chili Sleep Cube mattress sleep system - Naturium Glow Getter multi oil hydrating body wash - Glorify app - Morning in Mykonos espadrilles Sponsors: - AG1 - use this link for a free one year supply of vitamin D3 + K2 and five free travel packs with your first purchase - Lume - use code BIGBOO for $5 off your starter pack - Thrive Market - use this link for $30 off your first order plus a $60 free gift - Jenni Kayne - use code BIGBOO for 15% off your first order

Transcribed - Published: 28 March 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 382

It was a big weekend-o-sports for the Aggies and the Bulldogs, so naturally Melanie and I recap all the exciting developments before we catch up on the latest with the college kids (Caroline's spring break and Alex's 21st birthday). We also catch up on the latest with Kate, though admittedly we only know whatever TikTok has told us. Plus, Melanie has found a show that she enjoys, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - Live Stream Tickets for Birmingham Show - Big Boo Live t-shirts for Birmingham Show Notes: - Aggies and Bulldogs are dancing - Big Boo Men's Tournament bracket group (password is maroon) - State run rules LSU in baseball - Nebraska has never won an NCAA tournament game (I should have specified this instead of saying "postseason," so I do apologize) - Jac Caglianone - Big Bend, Texas - Helen in Birmingham - Apples Never Fall on Peacock - Blair sweatshirt dress - Tazo wild sweet orange tea - MCS frames on Amazon - NYTimes Connections puzzle - Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump - Unreasonable Hospitality by Will Guidara Sponsors: - Stamps - use code BIGBOO for a four-week trial that includes free postage and a free digital scale - Thrive Causemetics - use this link for 20% your first order - AG1 - use this link for a free one year supply of vitamin D3 + K2 and five free travel packs with your first purchase - Honeylove - use this link for 20% off

Transcribed - Published: 21 March 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 381

This week Melanie and I share some very exciting updates about my sore throat and her injured leg, so basically this is a medical podcast now. In addition to breaking science news, we talk about college baseball, Free People's declaration that it's microshorts season, and Melanie's big make-up / beauty product clean-out. We also discuss the fact that this week marks Alex's 21st birthday, and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, everybody! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - Live Stream Tickets for Birmingham Show Show Notes: - Aurora Greenway at the nurses' station - Hayden Schott - the Mother's Day picture that set the world on fire - Hotel Emma in San Antonio - Free People's microshorts declaration - Violette Bisou Blush in Ines (SH's current favorite) - Big Boo Live t-shirts for Birmingham - our talented graphic designer friend Lindsey - Bissel swivel upright vacuum - gold hoop earrings - Cami huarache wrap sandals - Swiss Gear expandable large soft side rolling bag - Wella Ulta repair miracle hair rescue Sponsors: - Helix - use code HELIXPARTNER20 for 20% off plus two free pillows - Reel - use this link for 30% off plus free shipping - Factor - use code BIGBOO50 to get 50% off - AG1 - use this link for a free one year supply of vitamin D + K2 and five free travel packs

Transcribed - Published: 14 March 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 380

On this episode Melanie and I discuss my recent trip to NYC: why Tedeschi Trucks Band is the best ever, all the wonderful things about the hotel where we stayed, and the fact that I found myself feeling actual feelings before we left Saturday morning. We also talk about Melanie's determination to clean her house and our current challenges with reading. Plus, Melanie shares some thoughts about trying to figure out meals, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - Dallas Live Show Tickets for Friday, November 8th (now less than 20 remaining) - Live Stream Tickets for Birmingham Show Show Notes: - Tedeschi Trucks Band - Days of Wine and Roses - Christine Baranski - Nom Wah Tea Parlor - 9-11 Memorial & Museum - The Wallace (ALL THE STARS) - ***Birmingham Live Show t-shirts*** - Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix - Libro.fm - The Gilded Age on HBO - Gus Mayer shoes, my beloved - two-tier lazy susan - Pilcro half-button tunic shirt - refrigerator deodorizer - Nonni's Biscotti - high-waisted chino shorts Sponsors: - ZocDoc - OSEA (use code BIGBOO for 10% off) - AG1 (use this link for a free year's supply of vitamins D3 & K2 plus 5 free travel packs with your first purchase) - Factor (use code BIGBOO50 for 50% off)

Transcribed - Published: 7 March 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 379

This week Melanie and I recap our travels (she went to Ft. Worth and College Station, I went to east Georgia) and talk about all the roasts I cooked last week. You'll hear more than you've ever wanted to hear about how much I love to chop things. Plus, we have some exciting live show info for the fall (!!!), and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, everybody! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - Live Stream Tickets for Birmingham Show Show Notes: - Pepper Belly Pete's Mississippi Pot Roast - Erin Brockovich on Netflix - Pioneer Woman's mashed potatoes (This is so similar to what Mama used to do. Mama also heated her butter and 1/2 and 1/2 together before adding them to the potatoes - plus she added a cup of sour cream and about 3/4 cup of cooked bacon pieces with the cream cheese. Mama always used Yukon gold (didn't bother with peeling them), and she topped the casserole with a little butter and shredded cheddar before putting in the oven at 375.) - At Home in Birmingham (the store with the red currant & orange candles) - Union Gospel Mission Ft. Worth - The George in College Station - Heart of Acara Foundation - June's Journey - Dallas Live Show (11/7) Ticket Info: If you are a Patreon subscriber, check Patreon on Friday 3/1 at 10AM central for the live show ticket link (you have to subscribe to see the post). If you aren't a Patreon subscriber, check Patreon on Monday 3/4 at 10AM central for the live show ticket link (you don't have to subscribe to see the post). - Daily Prayer & Gratitude journal - Simply Modern 40 oz. tumbler - Pura Hearth fragrance - Chambray denim Big Shirt $34 - Daily Practice side stripe track pants - (and here's the dress of Melanie's that we talk about during Five Favorites) Sponsors: - Jenni Kayne - use code BIGBOO at checkout to get 15% off - AG1 - use this link for a free year's supply of vitamin D3 & K2 plus ten free travel packs - Trust & Will - use this link for 10% off plus free shipping of your documents - Lume - use code BIGBOO for 15% off

Transcribed - Published: 28 February 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 378

Listen. My microphone. I'm just as sorry as I can be. Apparently I disconnected something before we recorded. So when you hear how I sound, just pretend I'm a DJ who's on from 6-10pm in the year of our Lord 1981. In this episode Melanie shares about a change in her workout routine, we talk about our weekends (as we do every episode), and I celebrate what I believe we can call an eyeshadow victory. Melanie also has an exciting face massage update, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Hope y'all enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - Live Stream Tickets for Birmingham Show Show Notes: - Events at The Little Professor in Birmingham - Ovenbird in Birmingham - At Home in Homewood - Players on Netflix - ILIA liquid eyeshadow in Aura - Makeup by Mario eyeshadow palette - Jones Road The Best Eyeshadow in Chic - Vanderpump Rules - Throne of Glass - Anastasia Beauty Fascia on IG - New Balance 574+ in black - Daisy French Onion dip (and might I humbly suggest pairing with the Flamin' Hot Cheddar and Sour Cream Ruffles?) - Libro.fm - Joyspun spring pajama pants - Cozynight king down alternative comforter Sponsors: - Mosh - use this link to save 20% on a couple of great Mosh options - Stellar Sleep - use this link for a 7-day free trial and then just $99 / year - Factor - use code BIGBOO50 for 50% off - Honeylove - use this link for 20% off your order

Transcribed - Published: 22 February 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 377

This week Melanie and I discuss our thoughts on the Super Bowl (and commercials!), we share some very boring but enjoyable everyday life happenings, and Mel fills us in on Mabel's reaction to their new surround sound situation. We also include an excerpt from our recent live Patreon episode with Harrison Scott Key, and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, everybody! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - Live Stream Tickets for Birmingham Show Show Notes: - State / Michigan Gator Bowl (actually in 2011) - Taylor's Super Bowl jeans - Post Malone's "America the Beautiful" - woman falls during Ludacris performance - Michael Cera and Cerave - the DunKings - Beyonce's Verizon commercial - Beyonce's "Texas Hold 'Em" - Scott Swift in all his Chiefs' merch - Leanne Morgan on "Quarterback" - our Patreon episode about The Bear - our Patreon live book club episode with Harrison Scott Key - Allie + Bess San Antonio stack and the brand new Melanie bracelet (get 20% off with code MELANIE20) - Saltair Santal Bloom body lotion - CRZ yoga long sleeve workout top - Grande Lash lash enhancing serum - Micquelle's Must Haves Sponsors: - AG1 - use this link for a free year's supply of vitamin D3 and K2 plus TEN free travel packs - Helix - use code HELIXPARTNER20 for 20% off and two free pillows - Reel - use code BIGBOO for 30% off your first order and free shipping - Thrive Causemetics - use this link for 20% off your first order

Transcribed - Published: 15 February 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 376

This week Melanie and I talk about our weekend travels / speaking events; I was in Laurel, Mississippi, and she was in College Station, which worked out really nicely for getting to spend some time with Caroline. Melanie also shares what will maybe be the Perry-est story you have ever heard, and I wax poetic about the Grammys. As (almost) always, we discuss what we've been watching, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, everybody! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - Live Stream Tickets for Birmingham Show Show Notes: - Laurel, Mississippi - The Scent Library - The Farmhouse in Laurel - Casa Mangiare in College Station - the colorful new rug - D's new foot massager - D's new neck massager - Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs - news about Taylor Swift's new album - Taylor throws shade with album name - American Nightmare on Netflix - Daisy Jones & the Six - Lessons in Chemistry on Apple+ - Live Stream Tickets for Birmingham Show - Bone Marrow Donor Link - neck stretcher - Jalapa Jar fresh salsa - Adam Trest collection of prints - Susan Shaw compass toggle necklace - WOW Raise the Root Note: As Amazon and LTK affiliate members, we earn income from qualifying purchases. Sponsors: - Thrive Market - use this link for 30% off your first order plus a free $60 gift - ZocDoc - Trust & Will - use this link for 10% off and free shipping - AG1 - use this link for a free year's supply of vitamin D3 and K2 plus five free travel packs

Transcribed - Published: 8 February 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 375

This week Melanie and I discuss Taylor and Travis at the AFC Championship game, we recap our respective weekends, and Melanie shares P's strategy for a strong cup of hotel room coffee. That last thing may wind up changing my life a little bit. We also talk about a certain college sophomore's new hairstyle, and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, everybody! - Join Us on Patreon (book club with Harrison Scott Key on January 30th) - Our Amazon Shop - Live Stream Tickets for Birmingham Show Show Notes: - Taylor and Travis post-game highlights - "The Search is Over" - House of Colour in Acworth, Georgia - Blue Bell Cinnamon Twist ice cream - Faherty Yellowtail Paloma duster (on sale plus an extra 30% off) - two-piece ribbed sweatsuit - So Soft turtleneck tunic - Dermalogica Phyto Nature Oxygen cream - Streams in the Desert Note: As Amazon and LTK affiliate members, we earn income from qualifying purchases. Sponsors: - OneSkin (use code BIGBOO for 15% off) - Stellar Sleep (use this link for your free 7-day trial, then just $99 / year) - Hello Fresh (use code BIGBOOFREE for free breakfast for life) - Jenni Kayne (use code BIGBOO for 15% off)

Transcribed - Published: 1 February 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 374

I'm editing this week in the Atlanta airport - a little bit of an "on the fly" situation in more ways than one - but in this episode Melanie and I talk about my trip to Charleston, her trip to College Station and Dallas, and her experience at the Aggie Women's Baseball Clinic. We also discuss my recent binge-watching of The Traitors, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon (book club with Harrison Scott Key on January 30th) - Our Amazon Shop - Live Stream Tickets for Birmingham Show Show Notes: - Jason Kelce at the Chiefs' game - Aggie Rings - "Careless Whisper" - The Traitors on Peacock - Anastasia Beauty Fascia on IG - Instant Pot milk frother - OSEA Collagen Dream night cream - AE Dreamy Drape high-waisted cargo baggy jeans - Good Culture Double Cream cottage cheese - necklace holder tower thing-y - Melanie's heating pad cape - Sophie's heated hand massager Note: As Amazon and LTK affiliate members, we earn income from qualifying purchases. Sponsors: - Factor - use code BIGBOO50 to get 50% off - GoHenry - use this link to sign up today - AG1 - get a free one-year supply of vitamin D - Lume - use code BIGBOO for $5 off a starter pack

Transcribed - Published: 25 January 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 373

We recorded this episode on Monday afternoon, not long after our Birmingham live show very unexpectedly sold out really quickly, and Melanie and I were so incredibly grateful but also shellshocked. Maybe that's why I forgot to turn on my microphone when we recorded, and by the way, you're welcome for that. AUDIO EXCELLENCE. OUR HALLMARK. So all that to say, this week we talk about some things. And it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. We sure do love y'all. - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - Live Stream Tickets for Birmingham Show - Nick Saban retires - our new Patreon episode with Cole Cubelic - Alabama fans leave gifts at Saban's statue - Kristen Saban Setas on Instagram - Ross Bjork (maybe) to Ohio State - Ohio State Dance "I Did It My Way" (jazz winner) - Minnesota Dance "Dream On" - Minnesota Dance pom (pom winner - this is the one with the squat turn) - LSU Dance "Annie Are You Okay?" (hip hop winner) - Bamboo on 2nd in Birmingham - Funk Outta Here playlist on Spotify - The Holdovers on Peacock - Unreasonable Hospitality by Will Guidara - Mary Ruth's tumeric drops - Pumiey long-sleeve bodysuit - Nuuly - Armani Perfect Glow foundation - Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat lip liner in Hot Gossip Note: As Amazon and LTK affiliate members, we earn income from qualifying purchases. Sponsors: - Hello Fresh (use code BIGBOOFREE for free breakfast for life) - Mosh (use this link for 20% off plus free shipping on your first six-count trial pack) - Thrive Causemetics (use this link for 20% off your first order) - Reel (use this link for 30% off your first order plus free shipping)

Transcribed - Published: 18 January 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 372

This week Melanie and I recap our delightful weekend in Birmingham and discuss my role as hype man during our shopping trip with Caroline (which, by the way, is a day I will hold close in my heart forever and ever). We also share info about tickets for our Birmingham live show, which is now officially official and will be here before we know it. On top of all that, we talk about some of the specific ways that 2024 is keeping it weird, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - Helen in Birmingham - Ladybird Taco - Bettola in Birmingham - 18th Street in Homewood - Gus Mayer in Birmingham - Birmingham Live Show is Thursday, April 18th at 7:00pm - Live Show tickets go on sale Monday, January 15th for Really Fancy Patreon subscribers - Live Show tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 16th for Regular Fancy Patreon subscribers - Live Show tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 17th for all podcast listeners - The Harbert Center in Birmingham - Miami weirdness - Birmingham man gets stuck in an urn (this has some language if you have little ears around) - live tweeting of urn situation - man gets mad at American Airlines (lots of language in this one too) - Life with John Mayer on SXM 14 - Congratulations, Who Are You Again? by Harrison Scott Key - Amazon slim-fit tank tops - Pilcro mid-rise wide-leg jeans - Aerie Cozy Up waffle polo - Top It Off winter gloves (Ouida gloves) - Fish Hippie Brooker shacket Note: As Amazon and LTK affiliate members, we earn income from qualifying purchases. Sponsors: - ZocDoc - AG1 - use this link for a free one-year supply of vitamin D3 and K2 and five free travel packs with your first purchase - Helix - Thrive Market - use this link for 30% off your first order and a free $60 gift

Transcribed - Published: 11 January 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 371

It's a new year, and we're delighted to kick off 2024 with this new episode. Melanie and I talk about the most recent college football games, our words for the year, and the fact that we're going to see each other later this week. Plus I read a book that I absolutely loved, so you'll hear all about that. We also discuss the situations we're both facing with our hair, and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - Psalm 18:16-19 - Joni Taylor - Unreasonable Hospitality by Will Guidara - creme brulee cheesecake - retro athletic socks - Clean Skin Club disposable towels - Navy hair care Swell styling and thickening cream - Jessica Simpson Lasharen platform pump - Allie + Bess Sophie trio bracelet (20% off with code MELANIE20) Note: As Amazon and LTK affiliate members, we earn income from qualifying purchases. Sponsors: - AG1 - use this link for a year's supply of vitamin D and K2 plus five free travel packs with your first purchase - Hello Fresh - use code BIGBOOFREE for free breakfast for life - Stellar Sleep - use this link for a free 7-day trial and then just $99 / year - Honeylove - use this link for 20% off

Transcribed - Published: 4 January 2024

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 370

It was the merriest of Christmases for the Shankles and the Hudsons, so this week you'll hear us break down all the holiday festivities as well as chronicle our TV viewing (an area where Melanie and I both have excelled lately). Plus, there's an excerpt from our most recent Patreon episode with our most frequent podcast guest (by a country mile), our dear friend Travis Cottrell. Melanie also talks about a movie she didn't really enjoy, I talk about a movie I adored, we discuss air fryer strategies at length, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - The Crown on Netflix - Wonka - Top Golf - The Color Purple - our full Patreon episode with Travis - Best in Show - Elise's boiled peanuts recipe - Helen in Birmingham - air fryer liners - Aldi chicken breast filets (sort of reminds us of CFA) (12 minutes in air fryer on 400, flip, 7 more minutes on 400) - Aldi brioche buns (we get the ones without sesame seeds) - Real Housewives Ultimate Girls' Trip RHONY Legacy - Victoria Beckham on Instagram - Kitchen Aid all-purpose shears - Free People colorful quilted vest - heated hand massager - Brother inkjet printer - prints of David Gate's poems - David Gate on Instagram Note: As Amazon and LTK affiliate members, we earn income from qualifying purchases. Sponsors: - Fabric - use this link to apply today - AG1 - use this link for a year's supply of vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase - Masterclass - use this link for a buy one, get one membership - Honeylove - use this link for 20% off - Storyworth - use this link for $10 off

Transcribed - Published: 28 December 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 369

This week you'll hear the riveting details of our Christmas grocery and meal planning, not to mention that we share a lot of strong feelings about meat (I'm just not interested) and seafood (Melanie's not interested). Thankfully though we are both very interested in TV right now, so we talk about that too. Finally, consider yourself warned that we might slightly overshare our feelings about the dynamic between Kathy Hilton and Paris Hilton in Paris in Love. We have so many thoughts about it. Plus, it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Except it's really Four Favorites this week. It'll all make sense when you listen. Enjoy, everybody! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - 2023 Big Boo Holiday Gift Guide Show Notes: - Paris in Love on Peacock - Starstruck on HBO - The Color Purple - The Gilded Age on HBO - The Crown on Netflix - Joy to the World Christmas sign - Threshold Cedarwood Musk candle - GAP soft sweater pants - Color WOW Money hair masque - Patreon Really Fancy Live Q&A this month: December 19th at 8:30pm central - Patreon Really Fancy Live Book Club in January: January 30th at 8:30pm central As Amazon and LTK affiliate members, we earn income from qualifying purchases. Sponsors: - Lume (use code BIGBOO for $5 off a starter pack) - Prose (use this link for 50% off your first subscription order) - ZocDoc - KiwiCo (use this link to get your first month free on any crate line)

Transcribed - Published: 21 December 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 368

This week Melanie and I discuss how I have resumed my travels with June and her journey, Mel's status with games on her phone, and all the TV I've been watching. Plus Melanie shares about a whole new area of interest for Perry and catches us up on her gift wrapping festivities with Gulley. 'Tis the season, etc. We also talk about what's coming up on Patreon (a special announcement about January book club!), and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - 2023 Big Boo Holiday Gift Guide Show Notes: - June's Journey - The Gilded Age on HBO - American Symphony on Netflix - Soul - French Onion Sliders for a Crowd - Pioneer Woman's Twice-Baked Potatoes - chispas - Time article about Taylor Swift - Merrily We Roll Along - "Love on Top" video - Patreon Really Fancy Live Q&A this month: December 19th at 8:30pm central - How to Stay Married by Harrison Scott Key - Patreon Really Fancy Live Book Club in January: January 30th at 8:30pm central - Craftspring ornaments - Away large flex suitcase - Alix Earle selfie light - Boot Rescue wipes - The Wanderer bag Note: As Amazon and LTK affiliate members, we earn income from qualifying purchases. Sponsors: - AG1 - use this link for a free one-year supply of vitamin D and five free travel packs - OSEA - use code BIGBOO for 10% off - Mosh - use this link for 20% off plus free shipping on your first six-count trial pack - Thrive Causemetics - use this link for 20% off your first purchase

Transcribed - Published: 14 December 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 367

This is the maybe the closest Melanie and I have ever cut it in terms of getting an episode out on time, but travel has interfered with our recording schedule this week. The good news, though, is that we had a lot of catching up to do, and recording an episode is a fine way to do that. We cover a lot of ground - my trip to NYC, the kids getting home for Christmas, and our continued deep thoughts and feelings about Taylor and Travis. We also talk about what we have coming up in our January book club on Patreon, and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, everybody! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - 2023 Big Boo Holiday Gift Guide Show Notes: - Foods of NY Tours (Bert was our guide - and the Nolita tour was so much fun) - Merrily We Roll Along (I'm still not over it - my goodness) - Starstruck on Max - Taylor and Travis according to People - funky New York style - our pretend holiday party episode on Patreon - my Sporty Spice outfit from Anthropologie - my aspirational sequined dress - Sharon Hodde Miller on Instagram - How to Stay Married by Harrison Scott Key - jeffreymixed Instagram account - Nest Hearth Pura fragrance - Taylor Swift watercolors - retro stripe tube socks - Ranger Station Leather & Pine candle Note: As Amazon and LTK affiliate members, we earn income from qualifying purchases. Sponsors: - Stamps (use code BIGBOO for free postage, a four-week trial, and a digital scale) - Helix (use this link and code HELIXPARTNER20 for 20% off) - Hello Fresh (use code BIGBOOFREE for free breakfast for life) - Prose (use this link for 50% off your first subscription order)

Transcribed - Published: 7 December 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 366

The Aggies and the Bulldogs have new head football coaches, so this week Melanie and I talk through some of the drama (on the A&M side, especially) surrounding the hiring process and how said drama led to some amusing social media moments. And of course we discuss the Iron Bowl and that last touchdown and how we relate on so many levels to the Auburn heartache. There's also a quick look back at our respective Thanksgivings, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Hope y'all enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - 2023 Big Boo Holiday Gift Guide Show Notes: - Mark Stoops to A&M (not really) - Mike Elko to A&M (really) - Jeff Lebby to State - last TD of the Iron Bowl - last TD of the Iron Bowl called by Japanese announcers - Robbie Williams documentary on Netflix - How to Stay Married by Harrison Scott Key - 2023 fall casual oversized sweater - Snack Factory spicy ranch pretzel bites - Laura Mercier Ultra-Blur loose setting powder with hyaluronic acid - A New Day silver tote - FP puffer vest dupe Note: As Amazon and LTK affiliate members, we earn income from qualifying purchases. Sponsors: - Thrive Causemetics (use this link for 20% off your first order) - Hanna Andersson (use this link for 20% off your first order) - KiwiCo (use this link to get your first month free on any crate line) - Storyworth (use this link to save $10 on your first purchase) - AG1 (use this link for a free one-year supply of vitamin D and 5 free travel packs of AG1 with your first purchase)

Transcribed - Published: 30 November 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 365

This week Melanie and I discuss what we won't be cooking for Thanksgiving (here's a hint: TURKEY), as well as the latest with our respective football programs and their coaching searches. We also break down my recent experiences at a couple of concerts, and Melanie shares about some of her post-live show introverting. There's some delightful bonus content at the end of the episode (an excerpt from our recent Patreon episode with Cole Cubelic), and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving, y'all! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - 2023 Big Boo Holiday Gift Guide Show Notes: - All the Light We Cannot See on Netflix - Melanie's chocolate ice box pudding - 12th Man walk-on kick-off team - Greg Knox rides a four-wheeler into the locker room - Auburn Fansatol - The Crown on Netflix - Travis Kelce article in Wall Street Journal Magazine - Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers - set of 4 Santa mugs - Zesica chunky knit pullover 1/4 zip - Bio Ionic long barrel curling iron - Trader Joe's Holiday Unexpected Cheddar spread - Thrive Causemetics Impact-FULL smoothing lipstick in Maya - our most recent Patreon episode with Cole Cubelic - subscribe to Cole's podcast - follow Cole on Instagram Note: As Amazon and LTK affiliate members, we earn income from qualifying purchases. Sponsors: - Masterclass (use this link to get two memberships for the price of one) - AG1 (use this link for a free one-year supply of vitamin D and 5 free travel packs of AG1 with your first purchase) - Prose (use this link for 50% off your first subscription order) - Hello Fresh (use code BIGBOOFREE for free breakfast for life)

Transcribed - Published: 23 November 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 364

Melanie and I spent the end of the last week in Bryan / College Station for The Big Boo Bowl (and then the actual A&M / State football game), so between our live show, all our activities, and then - THEN - BOTH OF OUR HEAD COACHES GETTING FIRED IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD - we have more to talk about on this episode than we can possibly cover. We do our best, but there is going to be a follow-up episode on Patreon where we really dig into the football stuff. There's just so much to process. Also, we recap my first experience at Midnight Yell, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, everybody! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - 2023 Big Boo Holiday Gift Guide - Big Boo Holiday Shop (orders close on Thursday night, November 17th) Show Notes: - Jimbo Fisher fired at Texas A&M - Melanie's campaign for Jimbo's buyout - Zach Arnett fired at Mississippi State - 12th Man Foundation presents a check to Ross Bjork - a picture of the tables - Midnight Yell at A&M - Keurig Slim single serve coffee maker - Mellow Laze slides (also try Gus Mayer) - Three Bird Nest Ophelia oversized denim dress - glass baking dish set with lids - Kerrygold butter Note: As Amazon and LTK affiliate members, we earn income from qualifying purchases. Sponsors: Thrive Market (use this link for 30% off your first order and a free $60 gift) Mosh (use this link to save 20% off plus free shipping on your first six-count trial pack) Thrive Causemetics (use this link for 20% off your first order) OSEA Malibu (use code BIGBOO for 10% off)

Transcribed - Published: 16 November 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 363

This week Melanie shares one of the more fascinating theories to date about the Aggies' struggles on the football field (I believe we would both give this theory a giant side-eye), and she tells us about her keen deer-counting skills this past weekend. I recap another trip to MIssissippi as well as a full-to-the-brim weekend. Also, we continue our Gift Guide this week, and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites (which, FYI, contains one of our favorite podcast moments ever). Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - Big Boo Christmas Store (a few fun things for holiday happies - only open until November 17th!) Show Notes: - theory about Aggies and nutrition - "220, 221 - whatever it takes" - Lake Street Dive - 2023 Big Boo Holiday Gift Guide (this week: hostess gifts + gifts for men and women) - J. Crew striped knit pajama set - heating pad for shoulder and neck - chunky platform loafers - The Greek Gods Honey Vanilla Greek yogurt - camo pants Note: As Amazon influencers and LTK affiliate members, we earn income from qualifying purchases. Sponsors: Helix (use this link and the code HELIXPARTNER20 for 20% off all mattress orders and two free pillows) Green Chef (use code BIGBOO250 to get $250 off) ZocDoc (use this link to download the free ZocDoc app) Stamps (use code BIGBOO for a four-week trial, a free digital scale, and free postage)

Transcribed - Published: 9 November 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 362

This is an extra long episode, so you may want to grab a snack before you listen. Melanie and I talk about the recent death of my mother-in-law, Martha, as well as her very joyful funeral this past Monday. Naturally we discuss Melanie's time in College Station (can y'all even believe that she went to College Station?!), and I share about some potato chips that may have changed my life a little bit. Also, we kick off this year's Holiday Gift Guide as we offer some suggestions for teenagers / college kids, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Needless to say, there are a lot of links, so be sure to stretch your clicking finger. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - Ben's Pretzels - A&M vs. South Carolina - Jami Crockett from The Snack Show - Trader Joe's Thanksgiving Stuffing potato chips - 2023 Big Boo Holiday Gift Guide (next week: gifts for men and women) Five Favorites: - Benefit Fan Fest mascara - car detailing brush - plush viewing stand for iPad / iPhone - color block cardigan - Aerie Anytime Fave oversized shirt Note: As Amazon influencers and LTK affiliate members, we earn income from qualifying purchases. Sponsors: - Prose (use this link for your free, in-depth hair consultation and 15% off) - Hanna Andersson (use code BIGBOO for 20% off your first order) - AG1 (use this link to get a free one-year supply of vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase) - Honeylove (use this link for 20% off and tell them that we sent you!)

Transcribed - Published: 2 November 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 361

This week I recap the sweet, sweet agony of the Mississippi State / Arkansas football game (definitely grateful for the win, but my goodness it was painful), and Melanie shares all about her experience at Chi O Songfest in College Station. She also expresses her relief that the Aggies didn't have a game this past weekend. On top of that, I talk about my most recent Sephora trip with our friend Jamie, and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - Clemson vs. Miami - State vs. Arkansas - State vs. Auburn 2008 - Jalen Milroe - University of Houston vs. Texas - Gus Mayer in Birmingham - Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers Five Favorites: - Tramontina professional fry pan - Grande brow laminate - UGG look-alike platform slippers - Avery pleated wide leg trousers - Winged CBD relaxation gummies Note: As Amazon influencers and LTK affiliate members, we earn income from qualifying purchases. Sponsors: - AG1 (use this link for a free one-year supply of vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase) - Thrive Causemetics (use this link for 20% off your first order) - Lume (use code BIGBOO for $5 off a starter pack) - Jenni Kayne (use code BIGBOO for 15% off your first order)

Transcribed - Published: 26 October 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 360

Melanie and Caroline went to Knoxville this past weekend, so we talk all about that along with the current state of Mel's fight with Jimbo (or "Mr. Fisher," as she's now referring to him). And while I didn't go to a football game, I experienced the DELIGHT of spending some quality time with a few of my favorite college kids, so we talk about that too. Also, Melanie has now watched the Beckham documentary (IT IS FANTASTIC), and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, everybody! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - Texas A&M vs. Tennessee - Calhoun's in Knoxville - Petro's - Petro's hint-of-orange iced tea - Chesapeake's in Knoxville - Chi O Songfest at A&M - Notre Dame vs. USC - Cole's Rhoback quarter zip - Satterfield's in Birmingham - Pepper Belly Pete's roast - Nike sets (oversized crewneck or hoodie and shorts or sweatpants) - Beckham on Netflix - Sam Hartman TikTok - The Bear on Hulu Five Favorites: - striped pullover - FP dupe - EOS Shea Better dry skin shaving cream - satin boyfriend shirt - Lasagna Soup recipe - soup mugs with handles - A DELIGHT Note: As Amazon influencers and LTK affiliate members, we earn income from qualifying purchases. Sponsors: - Mosh - use this link for 20% off your first six-count trial pack plus free shipping - KiwiCo - use this link to get your first month free - Prose - use this link for 15% off and your free, in-depth hair quiz - OSEA Malibu - use code BIGBOO for 10% off

Transcribed - Published: 19 October 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 359

This week Melanie shares her thoughts and feelings about the A&M / Bama game, and I share how I learned a hard lesson about my tolerance for roller coasters at this stage in my life. Needless to say we've both been subjected to some humbling experiences over the last few days. We also talk about TV (there's a documentary that I loved so much I would do commercials for it), and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - Big Boo Bowl t-shirts and sweatshirt Show Notes: - A&M vs. Bama - 4th and 1 - Aggies saw varsity's horns off - State vs. Western Michigan - Ole Miss vs. Arkansas - Buzz Williams on Instagram - Pigeon Forge, TN - Dollywood - Big Bear Mountain - Beckham on Netflix - Platonic on AppleTV+ - our Patreon episode with Katherine Cubelic Five Favorites: - sweatshirt tunic with side zipper - L'Oreal waterproof brow pencil - original retro sweatshirt - flare leggings - Cheese Gal Spicy Rigatoni Sponsors: - Earth Breeze - use this link for 40% off - Trust & Will - use this link for 10% off plus free shipping of your documents - Stamps - use code BIGBOO for free postage, a four-week trial, and a free digital scale - AG1 - use this link for a year's supply of vitamin D and 5 free travel packs

Transcribed - Published: 12 October 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 358

It was not a great weekend for the Bulldogs, but it was a great weekend for the Aggies, so naturally we have a big discussion about all of that along with our Side Eyes and I See Yous. One of us has an exciting (not) update on kitchen appliances, and we both have a TV recommendation. We also talk about words we don't care for, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, everybody! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - Big Boo Bowl t-shirts and sweatshirt Show Notes: - Alabama vs. Missisippi State - A&M vs. Arkansas - LSU vs. Ole Miss - Georgia vs. Auburn - Notre Dame QB checks on Duke QB - Kelce on Amazon Prime - Drops of God on AppleTV Five Favorites: - Maya Chia Super Couple Ultra Luxe face oil - credit card wallet with zipper - Natrol Fast Dissolve Melatonin 5 mg - Retro prescription progressive glasses - less than $150 - Aerie hooded ribbed cape Sponsors: - Thrive Causemetics - use this link for 20% off your first order - Hello Fresh - use code 50BIGBOO for 50% off plus free shipping - ZocDoc - Helix - use code HELIXPARTNER20 for 20% off plus two free pillows

Transcribed - Published: 5 October 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 357

In addition to all of our TSwift / Travis Kelce excitement, this week Melanie has good news from College Station, and while I don't have great news about my Bulldogs, it's certainly better than last week. We also share updates on where we are in the book writing process, and I talk about how I've been having some feelings. This is not my norm. We also have info on some live show merch (link below!), and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop - Big Boo Bowl t-shirts and sweatshirt Show Notes: - Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce break the internet - an interesting KelSwift theory - Auburn at A&M - State at South Carolina - Ohio State at Notre Dame - our favorite alligator story - Zach Bryan's Boys of Faith EP - Samara Joy's Linger Awhile - Drops of God Five Favorites: - Aerie Spring Street skater pants - Merit Bronze Balm in seine - Erica Taylor on Instagram - Thrive Market whole grain granola in double dark chocolate chip - women's turtleneck oversized sweater Sponsors: - KiwiCo - use this link for 50% off your first month and free shipping - Prose - use this link for your free hair consultation and 15% off - Lume - use code BIGBOO for $5 off a starter pack - AG1 - use this link for a one-year supply of vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase

Transcribed - Published: 28 September 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 356

Well, it was not an ideal gameday for the Mississippi State Bulldogs this past Saturday, so Melanie and I break down all the heartache surrounding that as well as our unexpected physical hindrances that threatened to derail our weekends. Thankfully it was a happier football outcome for Melanie against ULM, and she shares all about her weekend in College Station. We also talk about some TV we've been enjoying lately, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - State vs. LSU - A&M vs. ULM - The Antelope in the Living Room - Doan's Pills - Colorado v. Colorado State gets chippy - Florida v. Tennessee gets punchy - Missouri's game-winning field goal - Ole Miss' gray pants with navy and red stripes - Melanie's J.Crew pajamas pick - The Real Housewives of New York City - The Morning Show - Billy Crudup - Drops of God Five Favorites: - Sneakerasers - Adidas Gazelle Bold sneakers - Wide leg terraced pants from XCVI - Laundry Sauce in Indonesian Patchouli - Harry's Body Wash in Grove Sponsors: - Prose - use this link for your free hair consultation and 15% off - OSEA - use code BIGBOO for 10% off - Mosh - use this link for free shipping plus 20% off your first six-count trial pack - Thrive Market - use this link for 30% off your first order plus a free $60 gift

Transcribed - Published: 21 September 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 355

It's a sad trombone situation on the podcast this week - because Melanie's Aggies fell prey to some Hurricanes down in Miami. Melanie's still processing a lot of her thoughts and feelings, so we're going to dig into several of her postgame grievances. She's coming in hot, podcast friends. And of course we'll be talking about the Bulldogs' very eventful win against the Arizona Wildcats too. On top of all that, we have a big Piper update, and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Plus, a bonus: an excerpt from our Patreon conversation with our new friend Cole Cubelic. Enjoy, everybody! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - Texas A&M vs. Miami - Deion's team does it again - Arizona vs. Mississippi State - Texas vs. Alabama - Helen in Birmingham - Mike Elko - Jett Johnson - State's script logo - our Patreon episode with Cole Cubelic - Cole Cubelic rings a cowbell - Cole's Instagram - Cole's podcast, Cube Show - Navis Cafe (one of my faves in Portland) Five Favorites: - Clarins Cryo mask - GAP vintage wide leg sweatpants - OSEA anti-aging body balm - In Common 4 in 1 Magic Mist Universal Elixir - Eco Dreamiest J.Crew pajamas (on sale for 49.50 when we recorded) Sponsors: - Hello Fresh (use code 50BIGBOO for 50% off plus 15% off the next two months) - Stamps (use code BIGBOO for a free digital scale, free postage, and a four-week trial) - Acorns - ZocDoc

Transcribed - Published: 14 September 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 354

This week is a college football extravaganza, as you might expect after the first full weekend of the 2023 season. We talk about the Aggies and the Bulldogs, of course, and Melanie has an update on whether she has in fact consumed the Aggie Kool-Aid (spoiler alert: you will not be surprised by her answer). And in football-adjacent news, I share about a documentary I watched that made me angrier than anything has in a long time. We also discuss Side Eyes and I See Yous, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, everybody! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - Texas A&M vs. New Mexico - Mississippi State vs. Southeast Louisiana - The Glitter Option (they have great giant coloring sheets and calendars) - Colorado vs. TCU - Florida State vs. LSU - Mike Wright - Aggies Intro - BS High - Bishop Sycamore article - The Morning Show on Apple+ Five Favorites: - Violette Bisou blush in Ines - Brooke Shields-inspired sunglasses - spider web garland - air fryer liners - Daily Practice sweater dress Sponsors: - Green Chef - use code 60BIGBOO for 60% off plus free shipping - AG1 - use this link for a free 1-year supply of vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase - Helix - use code HELIXPARTNER25 for 25% off - Thrive Causemetics - use this link for 20% off your first order

Transcribed - Published: 7 September 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 353

We recorded this episode later in the week than we usually do because Melanie was just in Birmingham. So we talk through her time here, we break down my battle with a rogue hair clip, and we recap our first trip together to Ladybird Taco. It's also Zach Bryan Week (we'll explain why), and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - Ladybird Taco - At Home in Homewood - Pants Store - Sissy Goff and David Thomas from Raising Boys & Girls - Jami Crockett on Instagram - Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, and Cole Cubelic are our favorites - Cole Cubelic mentions my hair clip situation (at 27 minutes) (does this mean we're BFFs now?) - Zach Bryan's new album - Tyler Childers' "Peace of Mind" - Untold: Swamp Kings (be advised that the language is terrible) - Under the Influence by Noelle Crooks - I Wanna Dance with Somebody Five Favorites: - Zach Bryan by Zach Bryan - Merit Solo Shadow in vachetta - Armani Luminous Silk Perfect Glow foundation - elf Power Grip primer - Chinese Laundry Theresa platform sandal Sponsors: - AG1 - use this link for a free 1-year supply of vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase - FabFitFun - use this link to sign up and customize your FFF box - Earth Breeze - use this link for 40% off - Trust & Will - use this link for 10% off plus free shipping

Transcribed - Published: 31 August 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 352

Melanie and I both did a lot of writing this past weekend, so you'll hear us nerd it up about all of that on this episode. Plus, Melanie has some new skincare / make-up finds, and we both have updates on the latest from A&M and Samford. Melanie also shares about a show she's loving, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - Morgan on Bama RushTok - Mark Maggiori prints - Mountain High Outfitters in Birmingham - Helen in Birmingham (THE BEST) - Snooze in College Station - Laneige lip sleeping mask - Dr. Dennis Gross Plump + Repair lip treatment - Whoorl on Instagram - Huda Beauty ultra-comfort transfer-proof lipstick - lip stain from TikTok - The Summer I Turned Pretty - Jury Duty - the most comfortable, lightweight Apple watch band ever - Aerie textured henley hoodie - Orleans Sandalwood & Leather room spray - Honeylove crossover bra - Woozoo oscillating fan Sponsors: - Prose (use this link for your free, in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first purchase) - Mosh (use this link for 20% off plus free shipping on your first six-count trial pack) - Lume (use promo code BIGBOO for $5 off for new customers) - KiwiCo (use promo code BIGBOO for 50% off your first month plus free shipping)

Transcribed - Published: 24 August 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 351

Now we're not usually ones to jump into a scandal uninvited (okay - maybe that's not entirely true), but this week Melanie and I do address the latest news related to The Blind Side and all of my very complicated feelings surrounding that movie (FOR THE RECORD, I still haven't seen it). We also discuss moving Alex back to Samford, Caroline's week at Impact, and all the reasons we're starting to sense that college football is in the air again. On top of that, we analyze our current issues with jeans, and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, everybody! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - Impact Retreat at A&M - Michael Oher and The Blind Side - State's '98 throwback uniforms - top 10 most annoying fanbases in college football - Corky St. Clair in wide-leg jeans - AE dreamy drape super stretch high rise cargo pants - Wrangler Authentics men's straight leg slim fit jeans - Maeve Colette cropped wide leg jeans - Anthropologie pointelle sweater tee - e.l.f. halo glow setting powder Sponsors: - Stamps (use code BIGBOO for a free four-week trial, free postage, and a free digital scale) - Hatch (use this link for up to 15% off a Hatch Rest and free shipping) - Thrive Causemetics (use this link for 20% off your first order) - Prose (use this link for your free, in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order)

Transcribed - Published: 17 August 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 350

This week Melanie shares the latest with the Shankles, I share the latest with the Hudsons, and we both share our thoughts about / reactions to the new Johnny Manziel documentary on Netflix. Sometimes when you're really ready football season, any football news at all is like a balm to the soul. Apparently that's where we're living. We also talk about the latest with TikTok's sorority recruitment coverage, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - Gate 12 in College Station - Brazos Valley AC Repair - June's Journey - #RushTok - Untold: Johnny Football - Kayce Smith's article about Johnny Football - Aerie Real Soft ribbed foldover joggers - rotary cheese grater - Easel mineral washed pants - Air fryer taquitos - Rip Van Wafels Sponsors: - ZocDoc - Helix (use this link for up to 20% off your mattress order and two free pillows) - AG1 (use this link for a free one-year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free AG1 travel packs with your first purchase) - Hello Fresh (use code 50BIGBOO for 50% off plus free shipping)

Transcribed - Published: 10 August 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 349

This week Melanie updates us on what we fear might be the new Whoop City for Aggie football, and we talk through where we are in the writing process. I share an exceptionally boring recap of what went on in Birmingham this past week, and Melanie tells us about her recent trip to - you'll never guess it - College Station. We also talk about what we've been watching, and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites. Enjoy, everybody! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - Center + Balance at Club Pilates - Barbie movie - The Bright Star restaurant - "Sandstorm" - Suits - The Real Housewives of New York - Ramona and "Kadooze" - AG1 - Happiness for Beginners - Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson - listener book recommendations from Instagram - mock neck sweater vest - Tatcha The Serum stick - Maya Chia Water Color super anti-oxidant and gradual sunless tanner - "In Your Love" by Tyler Childers - GAP denim western shirt Sponsors: - FabFitFun (use this link for 20% as a new member) - Hatch (use this link to get up to 15% off and free shipping) - Fabric

Transcribed - Published: 2 August 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 348

This week Melanie and I share some favorite moments from last week's SEC Media Days, complete with Melanie's thoughts about how's she's trying to manage her Aggie-related expectations. We also cover my reaction to Barbie (spoiler alert: I LOVED IT) and Melanie's reaction to Air (spoiler alert: SHE LOVED IT) - along with Melanie's very deep feelings about season two of The Bear. On top of all that, it's my turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - Mississippi State's new helmets - article about Will Rogers, State's QB - Lane Kiffin was feeling casual - our podcast episode with Mike Leach - Hugh Freeze loves Auburn - Barbie - AIR - The Bear - The Summer I Turned Pretty - our new Patreon episode on things we might change about church if we could - Melanie stack at Allie & Bess (code MELANIE30 is good only on Thursday 7/27) - floral duster kimono - keyboard cleaning brush (and here's the cleaner I use for my screen) - Soren long-sleeve shirt dress - four-cube storage organizer - Rowe Casa magnesium gel Sponsors: - Thrive Causemetics (use this link for 20% off your first order) - Lume (use code BIGBOO for $5 off your Lume starter pack) - OSEA (use code BIGBOO for 10% off your first order) - AG1 (use this link for a free one-year supply of vitamin D and five free AG1 travel packs)

Transcribed - Published: 27 July 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 347

One of our very favorite friends, Travis Cottrell, joins us on this week's episode (ALERT ALERT HE HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT ON FRIDAY 7/21), and Melanie and I had the best time catching up with him. Travis tells us about what it's like to sing background vocals on the Grand Ole Opry (AS YOU DO), and he and Mel have a big discussion about some newer country artists they love to listen to. Also, I feel like I need to confess that I spent the last 30-ish minutes of this episode with my head on my desk because I was on the front end of a stomach virus and didn't know it at the time. Plus the site we use to record kept kicking me out of the recording and the last time I rejoined my microphone wasn't connected but who even cares because I was about to get in the bed anyway. NONETHELESS, we made it through - and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites - along with some favorites from Travis. - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - Travis' new album that comes out this Friday but we forgot to talk about it - three year-old who knows all the NFL themes - Grand Ole Opry - pretend background vocals on TikTok - Nashville Number System - Nathan Nockels' Everywhere the River Goes - Noah Kahan - Yacht Rock playlist - "Cruel Summer" by TSwift - William Beckmann on TikTok - Flamingo razor - Loving Tan 2-hour express tanner - AE Dreamy Drape high waist wide leg jeans - Zella Live-In pocket joggers - Olivia Georgia radio on Spotify - Molton Brown shower gel sampler set - Dot's Pretzels - cinnamon sugar and honey mustard - Vuori - Get Up! on ESPN - Jury Duty on Amazon Sponsors: - Mosh (use this link for 20% off plus free shipping on your first six-count trials pack) - KiwiCo (use code BIGBOO for 50% off any crate line plus free shipping) - Thrive Market (use this link for 30% off your first order plus a free $60 gift) - Stamps.com (use code BIGBOO for a four-week trial, free postage, and a free digital scale)

Transcribed - Published: 20 July 2023

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 346

Since Melanie has been in Colorado and I've been in Mississippi, we did a super quick recording / editing / posting turnaround this week. Apologies in advance if the quality of the episode isn't what you've grown to expect, and yes, I cackled a little bit when I typed that. Anyway, this week we talk about our travels, my daddy's internet speed (I liken it to an AOL / dial-up situation), a book we both loved, and our recent Patreon episode with Dr. Mary Claire Haver that may have changed both of our lives. Also, I share why I only read on my iPad or Kindle, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. Hope you enjoy! - Join Us on Patreon - Our Amazon Shop Show Notes: - Chestnut Hill Cabin - Melanie's friend Jamie - Southern Pines in Breckenridge - Tin Plate in Breckenridge - The Carlin in Breckenridge - Dr. Mary Claire Haver on Instagram - Dr. Haver's website - List of recommended physicians on Dr. Haver's website - Dr. Haver's book, The Galveston Diet - Go As A River - July Book Club on Patreon - Eternal by Lisa Scottoline - Zero Days by Ruth Ware - a summer caftan - rechargeable travel fan - R&Co Dallas thickening spray - Lululemon Align high rise 21" cropped leggings - Balega socks in fun summer colors (and these) Sponsors: - ZocDoc - Fabric - Hello Fresh (use code BIGBOO50 for 50% off and free shipping) - Hatch (use this link for up to 15% off)

Transcribed - Published: 13 July 2023

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