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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.

The Big Boo Cast Melanie Shankle & Sophie Hudson

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    • 4.9 • 2.1K Ratings

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.

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 314

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 314

    We honestly weren't sure how we were going to make this episode happen because Melanie has a pretty significant case of laryngitis this week. As in she had zero voice on Sunday and Monday - which is problematic in terms of recording a podcast episode. However, on Tuesday morning she said she could power through, and that is exactly what she did. As a result, you're about to hear the raspiest account of the Texas A&M / LSU game you could possibly imagine - and the raspiest reactions to my thoughts about the State / Ole Miss game. WON'T HE DO IT.

    We also discuss season 5 of The Crown, we break down our respective Thanksgivings, and it's my turn for Five Favorites. 

    Enjoy, y'all!

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    - Big Boo 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

    Show Notes:

    - Starbucks medicine ball

    - Melanie's new organic cough syrup

    - Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss

    - Texas A&M vs. LSU

    - Moose Muhammad's one-handed catch

    - The Crown on Netflix

    - Aerie wide leg sweatpants

    - Travel compression bags

    - Thymes laundry detergent in Frasier Fir

    - Tillamook cream cheese - Very Veggie 

    - the laundry hamper champion

    Sponsors:

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    • 59 min
    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 313

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 313

    This week Melanie catches us up on why she went to College Station but opted to excuse herself from the actual football game, and she shares some A&M / Reveille history. We talk through a few other football-related items before we move into Thanksgiving prep and plans, so be sure to look in the show notes for the recipes we mention. 'Tis the season, after all.

    We also discuss Christmas movies as well as the latest on Melanie's dream of a more neutral Christmas tree - and it's her turn for Five Favorites.

    Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

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    - Big Boo 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

    Show Notes:

    - Texas A&M / UMass

    - Mississippi State / ETSU

    - Tom Hart & crew call game from the field

    - Jeff Traylor

    - Reveille

    - Skillet Sundried Tomato dip

    - Crispy Baked Boursin with spicy honey

    - Melanie's cornbread dressing

    - Melanie's broccoli and rice casserole

    - Melanie's homemade cranberry sauce

    - Melanie's chocolate ice box pudding

    - Cheese Gal on Instagram

    - Ninfa's green sauce (served warm)

    - Pioneer Woman's hot corn dip

    - Four Christmases

    - Falling for Christmas on Netflix

    - Selling Beverly Hills on Netflix

    - flocked Christmas tree

    - Anastasia Brow Freeze

    - Lumberjack candle - 25% off with code MELANIE25

    - Free People Venice Beach flare jeans

    - Free People Whistle Thermal henley - on sale for $88

    - Saint Jane Pore Smoothing sunscreen - 25% off sitewide with code SJHOLIDAY

    Sponsors:

    -  OSEA (use code BIGBOO for 10% off)

    - Munk Pack (use code BIGBOO for 20% off)

    - Rothy's (use this link for 20% off your first purchase)

    - Thrive Causemetics (use this link for up to 45% off their holiday sets)

    • 55 min
    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 312

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 312

    Guess what, everyone? IT'S BASKETBALL SEASON NOW. As you can imagine, that is a source of comfort and hope for Melanie and me after our teams had a not-great football weekend. We talk about all the not-great stuff, along with Side Eyes and I See Yous. And much to our delight, this week has given us the Yellowstone season 5 premier, so we break down the non-spoiler-y latest with the Duttons - as well as digging into some other things we've been watching and reading.

    We also talk through Melanie's (general) reactions to our Patreon book club book (spoiler alert: we both ADORE IT), and it's my turn for Five Favorites.

    Enjoy, everybody!

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     - Our Amazon Shop

    - Big Boo 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

    Show Notes:

    - Texas A&M / Auburn

    - Mississippi State / Georgia

    - Aggies' Veterans' Day hoodies

    - Aggies' Veterans' Day hats

    - Cadillac Williams

    - At Home in Birmingham

    - Fresh Balsam candles from Bath & Body Works

    - our Costco birch tree

    - Yellowstone on Paramount

    - Shane Smith & the Saints

    - The Crown on Netflix

    - Severance on AppleTV+

    - Dispatches from Pluto by Richard Grant

    - Into the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner

    - TOMS Marlo booties

    - necklace extenders

    - Ashland 7-foot cashmere pencil tree

    - Anthropologie tuxedo shirt

    - rechargeable candle lighter

    Sponsors:

    - Lomi (use code BIGBOO for $50 off)

    - Storyworth (use this link for $10 on your first purchase)

    - Noom (use this link to sign up for your trial)

    - Helix (use this link for up to $200 your mattress order and two free pillows)

    • 59 min
    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 311

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 311

    This episode is longer than usual because of our Gift Guide, but you can rest assured that Melanie and I break down all the important football developments before we get into anything else. After all, we want the podcast to be a safe place for Mel as she processes her football grief and disillusionment. Personally I think she's holding up beautifully.

    Just like last week, the Gift Guide links are in a Google doc (link below), and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites.

    Hope y'all enjoy!

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    Show Notes:

    - Texas A&M / Florida

    - Mississippi State / Auburn

    - Mike Leach folding up the sideline chairs

    - LSU goes for 2

    - 2022 Holiday Gift Guide (you need a Google account to access the doc)

    - Spanx flare jeans

    - tennis necklace

    - Free People thermal henley

    - Beekeeper's immune and sore throat spray

    - Dolce Vita Hawk H20

    Sponsors:

    - Pair (use this link for 15% off your first pair)

    - iwi Life (use code BIGBOO22 for 30% off your first order)

    - Hello Fresh (use code BIGBOO65 for 65% off and free shipping)

    - Prose (use this link for your free, in-depth hair consultation and 15% off)

    - Stamps (use code BIGBOO for a four-week trial, free postage, and a digital scale)

    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 310

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 310

    Well, the Aggies didn't win, but just as she predicted, Melanie enjoyed the snacks and the company at this past weekend's Texas A&M / Ole Miss game. We talk about both of those things, as well as Caroline's game day overalls and the pre-game festivities. Then, in news unrelated to football, we discuss the quality time D and I have had with Alex's roommate and why I may open a bed and breakfast for sick college students. 

    Also, this week marks the kick-off of our annual Holiday Gift Guide - we're talking about gift ideas for teenage boys and teenage girls - and it's my turn for Five Favorites.

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    Show Notes:

    - Conner Weigman

    - A&M Corps

    - Dr. Bowen Loftin

    - a possum at Kyle Field

    - 20th Century Fox theme song fail

    - Oklahoma St. / Kansas St. 

    - TCU

    - Caroline's overalls

    - Big Boo Gift Guide 2022 Google Doc

    - Pilcro oversized corduroy jacket

    - Flipz Stuff'd chocolate / peanut butter

    - Aerie waffle long sleeve t-shirt

    - Athleta Savannah joggers

    - The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

    Sponsors:

    - Hiya (use this link for 50% off your first order)

    - iwi (use code BIGBOO22 for 30% off your first purchase)

    - KiwiCo (use this code to get your first month free)

    - Babbel (use this link for up to 55% off your subscription)

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 309

    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 309

    Over the years Melanie and I have had a lot of conversations about college football, but I don't think she has ever been as fired up about her Aggies as she is this week. That is to say: our friend is a smidge angry. We process some of that anger before we move into Side Eyes and I See Yous, and then we do a little catch-up on the non-football things that have happened this past week. You may pick up on the fact that non-football life has been a much more consistent source of joy.

    We also do a quick summary of what we've been reading / watching / listening to, we marvel at so many things related to Taylor Swift, and it's Melanie's turn for Five Favorites.

    Hope y'all enjoy!

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     - Our Amazon Shop

    Show Notes:

    - Jimbo Fisher's sweatshirt from South Carolina game

    - Will Rogers escorts woman up the stadium ramp

    - Ole Miss' red jerseys

    - TCU's offensive coordinator

    - Mike Gundy dancing

    - Cade Klubnik

    - Jayden Daniels

    - The Battery

    - In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner (our Patreon November book club selection)

    - November 9 by Colleen Hoover

    - Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan

    - The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

    - Somebody Feed Phil season 6 (A DELIGHT)

    - From Scratch on Netflix

    - Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris on Amazon Prime

    - Elvis on HBOMax

    - Rosaline on Hulu

    - Taylor Swift's Midnights album

    - Taylor Swift TikTok

    - Rembrandt Deeply White toothpaste

    - Laura Gellar Kohl eyeliner pencil

    - OSEA Advanced Protection moisturizer (use code BIGBOO for 10% off your first purchase)

    - Lip Sip silicone straw

    - GAP flannel big shirt

    Sponsors:

    - Munk Pack (use code BIGBOO for 20% off your purchase)

    - Rothy's (use this link for $20 off your first purchase)

    - Pair Eyewear (use this link for 15% off your first purchase)

    - Osea (use code BIGBOO for 10% off your first order)

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

texsgg ,

Funny and Interesting

I have learned so much from this show. Where can you learn about College Football and the newest and latest skincare, makeup, and great gift ideas? This show, that’s where!! Keep it coming ladies, y’all are fabulous.

Brookeluvsedy ,

I stinkin love this Podcast!

These ladies are Fun! From make up to football and God! It’s fun and you will be laughing right along with them for sure!

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A delightful movie

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