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Christian author and speaker Annie F. Downs shares with you some of her favorite things: new books, faith conversations, restaurants, travel stories, musicians not to miss, interviews with friends. Pretty much, if it sounds fun to Annie, you're gonna hear about it.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 10K Ratings

Christian author and speaker Annie F. Downs shares with you some of her favorite things: new books, faith conversations, restaurants, travel stories, musicians not to miss, interviews with friends. Pretty much, if it sounds fun to Annie, you're gonna hear about it.

    Annie + Eddie Recap 2015 - Episode 866

    Annie + Eddie Recap 2015 - Episode 866

    We’re taking things back to 2015 with our good buddy, Eddie Kaufholz. If you missed the news, each month this year, in honor of our 10th Anniversary of That Sounds Fun Podcast, Eddie and I will be reviewing each year the podcast has existed. We’re going to talk about what happened in the world, the top songs and movies, and what happened in our own lives…this is going to be an adventure back to all the things we forgot and all the memories that have stuck with us too. Did we actually recap 2015? Not really. Did we have a fun and wacky conversation as Eddie and I always do?? 100%!

    Check out our 2014 recap episode.

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    • 55 min
    Friendship & Poetry with Audrey Elledge and Elizabeth Moore - Episode 865

    Friendship & Poetry with Audrey Elledge and Elizabeth Moore - Episode 865

    I love getting to have conversations with friends and fellow writers who inspire me. Audrey Elledge and Elizabeth Moore are such a gift! I've loved their book Liturgies for Hope and their brand new book Liturgies for Wholeness is just as beautiful. We talked all about the origin of their friendship, how they ended up in New York, and writing in communion with God. I adore them and I think you're going to love this conversation!

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    NYTimes bestselling Christian author, speaker, and host of the That Sounds Fun Podcast, Annie F. Downs shares with you some of her favorite things: new books, faith conversations, entertainers not to miss, and interviews with friends.
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    • 1 hr
    Feeling Worthy with Jamie Kern Lima - Episode 864

    Feeling Worthy with Jamie Kern Lima - Episode 864

    You know what I LOVE? Getting to talk to my up-close friends on the show! I genuinely could not be more grateful for my dear friend Jamie Kern Lima. Her brand new book, Worthy is so important and so good! This conversation is all about feeling like we're not enough, or feeling stuck, and ultimately, the difference between self-confidence and self-worth. Jamie is one of the most generous and thoughtful people that I know and I could just not be more proud of her.

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    The ⁠⁠Let's Read the Gospels Journal⁠⁠ is available now for preorder. Grab a copy for yourself and a friend.

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    Subscribe to Let's Read the Gospels with Annie F. Downs HERE.

    Go to https://anniefdowns.com/gospels to download your 2024 January - March Reading Plan or purchase the 2023 Let’s Read the Gospels Guidebook.

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    Join our Patreon community Single Purpose League as we tackle the question: What is my single purpose and what is my purpose while single?

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    NYTimes bestselling Christian author, speaker, and host of the That Sounds Fun Podcast, Annie F. Downs shares with you some of her favorite things: new books, faith conversations, entertainers not to miss, and interviews with friends.
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    • 48 min
    God's Mercy with Savannah Guthrie - Episode 863

    God's Mercy with Savannah Guthrie - Episode 863

    Y'all already know my new friend Savannah Guthrie, co-anchor of the TODAY show (umm yes. THAT Savannah Guthrie!!), and now author of her first non-fiction book Mostly What God Does. You guys. I read this book SO FAST. It's SO GOOD! I'm just impressed with her honesty and venerability. Savannah and I sat down in New York and had the best conversation all about her journey with writing this book, seasons in our relationship with God, and talking opening about Jesus in our day-to-day lives. I felt so honored to get to know Savannah and I know y'all are going to love her.

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    Want to watch this episode on YouTube? Head on over to our YouTube Channel and be sure to like and subscribe! 

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    Find more fun things on this episode by going to anniefdowns.com/thatsoundsfun.

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    The ⁠⁠Let's Read the Gospels Journal⁠⁠ is available now for preorder. Grab a copy for yourself and a friend.

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    Subscribe to Let's Read the Gospels with Annie F. Downs HERE.

    Go to https://anniefdowns.com/gospels to download your 2024 January - March Reading Plan or purchase the 2023 Let’s Read the Gospels Guidebook.

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    Join our Patreon community Single Purpose League as we tackle the question: What is my single purpose and what is my purpose while single?

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    Sign up to receive the AFD Week In Review email and ask questions to future guests!

    #thatsoundsfunpodcast

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    NYTimes bestselling Christian author, speaker, and host of the That Sounds Fun Podcast, Annie F. Downs shares with you some of her favorite things: new books, faith conversations, entertainers not to miss, and interviews with friends.
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    • 41 min
    Culture, Sex, and Confession with Tim Ross - Episode 862

    Culture, Sex, and Confession with Tim Ross - Episode 862

    BUCKLE UP Y'ALL. I think you're going to love this conversation with Tim Ross. We talk about everything! Contentment, sexuality, seeking purpose over understanding, and living a life for Jesus. I really appreciate Tim, the work that he does, and his honesty. His new book Welcome to the Basement is a great read and would make a great gift for a friend! I enjoyed this conversation a ton and I can't wait to have Tim back on the show!

    And just a note for those of you that may have miniBFFs listening along, we also get into some conversation regarding singleness, sex, and dating that is probably best for grownup ears and not for miniBFF ears, so just keep that in mind.

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    Did you hear the big news?! On Sunday, August 11, we’re throwing a 10th Anniversary That Sounds Fun live celebration at the Ryman Auditorium here in Nashville. Tickets go on sale to the general public 2/16…as in tomorrow.. BUT because you’re a podcast listener, you can get presale access right now using the code TSF. Just got to anniefdowns.com/ryman and use code TSF to get your tickets now.

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    Want to watch this episode on YouTube? Head on over to our YouTube Channel and be sure to like and subscribe! 

    . . . .

    The ⁠⁠Let's Read the Gospels Journal⁠⁠ is available now for preorder. Grab a copy for yourself and a friend.

    . . . .

    Find more fun things on this episode by going to anniefdowns.com/thatsoundsfun.

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    Subscribe to Let's Read the Gospels with Annie F. Downs HERE.

    Go to https://anniefdowns.com/gospels to download your 2024 January - March Reading Plan or purchase the 2023 Let’s Read the Gospels Guidebook.

    . . . . .

    Join our Patreon community Single Purpose League as we tackle the question: What is my single purpose and what is my purpose while single?

    . . . . .

    Sign up to receive the AFD Week In Review email and ask questions to future guests!

    #thatsoundsfunpodcast

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    NYTimes bestselling Christian author, speaker, and host of the That Sounds Fun Podcast, Annie F. Downs shares with you some of her favorite things: new books, faith conversations, entertainers not to miss, and interviews with friends.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Lent & Fasting with Dr. Darren Whitehead - Episode 861

    Lent & Fasting with Dr. Darren Whitehead - Episode 861

    As y'all know, I LOVE the Christian calendar! Since we kick off Lent in just two days, I wanted one of my favorite pastors, Dr. Darren Whitehead, to come on the show and teach us about what it looks like to sacrifice, celebrate, and fast during this season. We talk allll about the power of fasting, distraction versus utility, and what it would look like to embrace a digital fast. I think this conversation is so helpful and important! Darren's new book The Digital Fast is an amazing resource for you, your family, and your community. You can find more of Darren's resources at thedigitalfast.com.

    Make sure you head over to our Patreon community Single Purpose League (and join in if you haven't yet!) to hear the rest of mine and Darren's conversation about doing a technology fast and creating healthy boundaries with our phones when you're single.

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    Want to watch this episode on YouTube? Head on over to our YouTube Channel and be sure to like and subscribe! 

    . . . .

    The ⁠⁠Let's Read the Gospels Journal⁠⁠ is available now for preorder. Grab a copy for yourself and a friend.

    . . . .

    Subscribe to Let's Read the Gospels with Annie F. Downs HERE.

    Go to https://anniefdowns.com/gospels to download your 2024 January - March Reading Plan or purchase the 2023 Let’s Read the Gospels Guidebook.

    . . . . .

    Join our Patreon community Single Purpose League as we tackle the question: What is my single purpose and what is my purpose while single?

    . . . . .

    Find more fun things on this episode by going to anniefdowns.com/thatsoundsfun.

    . . . .

    Sign up to receive the AFD Week In Review email and ask questions to future guests!

    #thatsoundsfunpodcast

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    Thank you to our sponsors!

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    If you’d like to partner with Annie as a sponsor for the That Sounds Fun podcast, fill out our Advertise With Us form!

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    NYTimes bestselling Christian author, speaker, and host of the That Sounds Fun Podcast, Annie F. Downs shares with you some of her favorite things: new books, faith conversations, entertainers not to miss, and interviews with friends.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10K Ratings

10K Ratings

jackiemags11 ,

Big AFD fan!

I’ve been listening to this podcast since 2019. Annie is fun and thoughtful as she interviews her guests. Each week I’m encouraged by her questions and her guests responses. She’s always pointing me towards Jesus. I’d highly recommend this show!

Spolch14 ,

Big Fan!

I have been listening to “That Sounds Fun” for years, and will continue to listen as long as Annie and her crew are able to produce it! I’ve been lead to so many resources that have expanded my thoughts and beliefs, while always being pointed back to the truth of Jesus. Thankful that she is willing to host a wide variety of people, as it makes me a better human to learn from other humans!

Drake and Abby ,

Like drinking a cup of chai with friends!

This is my very favorite podcast. I listen to it each day it’s released and I quote it often. I learn so much and am so thankful for being able to listen to Annie F Downs ask tough or thought provoking questions. Love this!

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