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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

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 2.3K 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 385

    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!

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    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

    • 57 min
    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 384

    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!

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    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

    • 53 min
    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 383

    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!

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    - 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

    • 53 min
    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 382

    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!

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    - 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

    • 49 min
    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 381

    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!

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    - 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

    • 51 min
    The Big Boo Cast, Episode 380

    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!

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    - 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)

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

Amy L. Martin ,

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I love this podcast so much! it’s a great boost to my day, and makes me laugh, feel encouraged and it’s just clean, fun humor! And by the way, I am also going through Streams in the Desert, and it is one of my favorite devotionals! Someone gifted it to us when my mother-in-law was killed in a tragic car accident. I bought several more copies to give to others. It’s the best gift to someone who has a loss or tough time. 🩷

RMA MT ,

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The best one sided friendship I could wish for. Going strong all these years!

R. Harlow ,

The best one-sided friendship I’ve ever had.

I’ve never before so loved people I haven’t met, but I feel like we are lifelong friends. Sophie and Melanie crack me up like nobody else! A few times every episode I take screenshots of the timestamps so I can go back and share blips with my friends. Y’all are a treasure! Since knowing you, I have a renewed love of Aggie football and a newfound respect for proactive skincare regimens. If that’s not a wise investment of listening time, I don’t know what is.

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