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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.

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.
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United States

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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.

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@boomama

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English

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205-218-2422


Episodes

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 125

11/21/2018
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Here's the second installment of our 2018 Gift Guide, this time with lots of options for women and men. You could also refer to this installment as HERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS WE LIKE and also HERE ARE THINGS WE WILL LIKELY PURCHASE FOR OUR HUSBANDS. So see? The gift guide serves a lot of purposes. We also do a quick recap of this past Saturday's football games because precious is the day when both the Aggies and the Bulldogs are victorious. We hope you enjoy this episode, and we especially...

Duration:01:09:31

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 123 - Part 2

11/20/2018
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I don't even know, y'all. Somehow in trying to correct something in 123 I deleted the last 10-ish minutes, which was our discussion about Jamie Golden's skincare routine. So please do follow Jamie on Instagram (@jamiebgolden), and please do forgive my besetting sin of not having a *super* strong understanding of Garage Band even though we've been podcasting since BEFORE THE DAWN OF TIME. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Duration:00:13:09

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 124

11/16/2018
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All righty - you asked for it, and we aim to please, so here's part one of our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide. We had the best time rounding up ideas, and in this first installment, we focus on hostess gift options as well as gifts for teenage girls and guys. This means that I use my teenage girl voice at least four too many times. Anyway, we hope our suggestions are helpful (and fun!) (and also significantly reduce your shopping stress). As always, you can find links to everything in the show...

Duration:01:11:00

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 123

11/12/2018
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It took us three tries to get this episode going; we had a little recording trouble with the site we normally use, so then we had to switch over to Skype and blah blah blah we're the Bad News Bears of podcasting. Hi, welcome to the podcast, now watch us get hit in the chest by a fly ball. Or maybe a microphone. Eventually, though, we found us a work-around, and we settled in for a nice, long chat about all manner of things: the State / Bama game, Melanie's recent trip to Marshall, Texas,...

Duration:01:12:34

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 122

10/31/2018
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In this episode there is a very strange crackle-y noise that occurs randomly but consistently, and we have no idea what it is. I suggested to Melanie at one point that it was castanets, but clearly I was being sarcastic because as you all know we only play our castanets during the summer months. I don't even know what that means. Anyway, if you can will yourself to hang in there during all the clicking / crackling, you'll hear us talk about the Mississippi State / A&M game, one of my most...

Duration:00:55:52

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 121

10/23/2018
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On this episode we talk about college football - specifically, the Bulldogs' misfortunes against LSU and the upcoming MSU / A&M match-up. We also discuss Harry and Meghan's baby news - along with their Australia trip. Besides that? Oh, just a couple of new strategies from Melanie in terms of fighting her sleep lines, and some serious over-thinking / over-emoting from Sophie in terms of how fast time seems to move these days. As the kids would say, we get all up in our feelings. You know...

Duration:01:03:58

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 120

10/13/2018
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Well, if you have ever wanted to hear Melanie and me speculate about the source of a dog's cough, this is the episode for you. We also talk about college football, the relentless heat of early October, and our inability to keep up with teenagers' trends despite our best efforts. Parenting. It is humbling. Finally, we discuss the mystery of free radicals, and Melanie shares some exciting pajama leggings news. Hope y'all enjoy! - The Good Place - Poldark - This Is Us - "Tokyo" - A...

Duration:01:01:08

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 119

9/25/2018
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There's a point in every college football season (at least for Aggies and Bulldogs) when disappointment, at least for a few minutes, obscures hope. Melanie and I found ourselves re-acquainted with some disappointment this past weekend, which definitely wasn't what we dreamed it would be. We break down all those feelings on this episode - along with continued analysis of targeting calls and the increasingly lose interpretation of roughing the passer. We also talk about the realities of...

Duration:01:07:17

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 118

9/13/2018
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Since Melanie and I went to Chicago last weekend, this episode seemed like a great opportunity to recap our trip. We talk about our unforeseen hotel challenges, our night at Hamilton, and our many, many laughs at The Popcast Live. We also discuss college football at great length - and ponder the dynamics of sliding into someone's social media comments with your team's catchphrase. Also, you will not be surprised to know that Melanie has a LOT of thoughts about Aggie football in general and...

Duration:01:00:35

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 117

9/4/2018
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Well, you will not be surprised to learn that we talk a great deal - A GREAT DEAL - about college football in this episode. There's some accountability in terms of how one of us managed to go to Starkville this past weekend despite some seemingly overwhelming writing obligations, there's all manner of optimism since the Aggies and the Bulldogs combined to score over 100 points in their first games, and then there's the can't-deny-it reality that the SEC West is NO JOKE in 2018. We also...

Duration:00:59:32

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 116

8/26/2018
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As you (might) know, I'm working with a different computer these days, and somewhere in this new-to-me version of Garage Band (which is what I use to edit) I have somehow changed myself to a setting that is likely called "DJ From The 1970s." Melanie sounds quite normal, but I have an echo that will take you straight to the disco, and I have no idea how to fix it. I just know that it makes me sound like I recorded my part of the episode in a tiled bathroom. WELCOME TO EXCELLENCE,...

Duration:01:04:08

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 115

8/9/2018
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It's been a couple of weeks, so Melanie and I play catch-up in this episode. We talk about a unique challenge I'm facing this weekend, the technological heartbreak of late last week, and why a pep talk from other writers is a very sweet thing indeed. We also talk about the launch of Melanie's new book, Fearless Faith, and discuss this fall's fashion trends (or lack thereof). We also mourn the continued elusiveness of Melanie's much-desired Sam Edelman Camellia boots, so we trust you'll...

Duration:01:06:16

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 114

7/29/2018
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Well, our good friend Travis Cottrell is back with us this week, and oh, do we have a fine time. However, since y'all know how we like to pride ourselves on technological excellence, you might as well be aware that apparently my microphone wasn't completely plugged in for this episode. So be forewarned that I sound considerably more tin-ny than normal. DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED, however, because Melanie and Travis managed to get their microphones connected and it all works out fine in the...

Duration:01:14:34

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 113

7/21/2018
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Our good friend Travis Cottrell is with us on this episode, and we have ourselves a blast. We talk about workout needs of extroverts vs. introverts, we hear about Travis' recent regional airline experience, and we answer a bunch of fun questions that people asked on Instagram. Also, please excuse the many phone alerts / dings / beeps that occur in the first part of the episode. We didn't get our phones under control before we started to record, so it takes a few minutes for all three of us...

Duration:01:04:14

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 112

7/17/2018
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All righty, y'all - this is our Very Special Southern Charm Finale Re-cap. We talk about so many things: Craig, Kathryn & Shep, white tie attire, Patricia's pet caftans, Chelsea & Austen, and last but not least - the train wreck that is Ashley and Thomas. WE HAVE SOME THOUGHTS. And then, after we wrap up our Southern Charm discussion, we talk about several other shows we're watching and enjoying / pondering. Yay for TV! Enjoy, y'all! - Southern Charm - Patricia's pet caftans - The...

Duration:00:59:26

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 111

6/29/2018
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On this episode we talk about my unusually quiet house, the latest on Southern Charm, and a couple of Netflix movies that have renewed Melanie's faith in the romantic comedy. We also continue with the questions we didn't finish last week, and as it turns out, we talk a lot - A LOT - about parenting stuff (teenagers in general, only children in particular). You'll also hear all of my (Sophie's) geeky thoughts about The Fourth Estate as well as some podcasts I'm enjoying. Let it be...

Duration:01:00:27

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 110

6/22/2018
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A few days ago some of the folks on our Big Boo Facebook page were kind enough to leave comments with some questions / topics that they wanted us to discuss, so that is exactly what Melanie and I do on this episode. We picked seven to start with, and my goodness: WE HAVE SOME THOUGHTS. I actually couldn't fit all of the answers into one episode (you'll hear the rest next week), but we cover a lot of territory when it comes to grief, friendships, writing, and whether or not we enjoy crafts...

Duration:00:54:29

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 109

6/14/2018
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In what is no doubt the complete opposite of a surprise, we had some sound issues with this one. We still don't know exactly why. What we do know, though, is that I sound like a loud talker and Melanie sounds like a soft talker who is trying to subtly communicate to me that I need to PIPE DOWN. So thanks in advance for bearing with us; we'll do our best to get that worked out for next time. As for what we talk about, well, there's a lot: college baseball (Mississippi State is headed to the...

Duration:01:07:39

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 108

6/7/2018
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On this episode of the podcast we talk extensively about Southern Charm and caftans. AS YOU DO. We also chronicle some of our current, um, hormone-adjacent frustrations, recap what's happened for our teams so far in the college baseball post-season, and discuss some of our summer reading plans. Plus, Melanie brings us all up-to-speed on some highlights from The Bachelorette - and in doing so improves the quality of all our lives. Hope y'all enjoy! Here's where you can get more info on the...

Duration:01:10:17

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 107

6/1/2018
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If you're in need of a little superficial to kick off your summer, this is the episode for you. We talk about nail polish, our nail-related frustrations, our favorite summer shoes, and all the reasons why we're embracing the caftan for summer 2018. We also discuss the fact that, in all of our Enneagram 9-ness, we are not ever concerned with any details at any point in time unless we're talking about emotions. Because in that case we are HERE FOR ALL OF IT. Hope y'all enjoy! - Urban...

Duration:00:45:29