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Author: Melanie Shankle & Sophie Hudson

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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.
214 Episodes
On this episode we did a little spin on our weekly Five Favorites to spend some time focusing on gratitude. Yes, 2020 has been a train wreck, but it's also given us all sorts of opportunities to be thankful for essential workers and college football and Phil Rosenthal, among other things. And just in case we haven't said it enough: we are extraordinarily thankful for all of you who make up our little podcast community. There's no way to adequately express how much you have enriched our lives over the duration of the podcast - but maybe this year more than ever. Y'all are the best, and we love you. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Enjoy episode 212! Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Our Amazon Shop - Hazel's beloved dog bed (she has the 36-inch) - "The act of thanks-giving is holy protest against cynicism, covetousness, fatalism, entitlement, self-pity, joylessness, discontentment, self-sufficiency, greed, arrogance, and apathy.” - @dukekwondc - Ouida Wednesday (look on Sophie's Instagram in the highlights) - Somebody Feed Phil - Ted Lasso Sponsors: - Hydrant (use promo code BIGBOO for 25% off your first order) - Storyworth (use this link for $10 off your first purchase) - Hello Fresh (use promo code BIGBOO90 for $90 off) (also: the joy of my life has been how much David loves to cook our Hello Fresh meals; it has been a GAME CHANGER for us) - KiwiCo (use promo code BIGBOO for 50% off and free shipping)
Well, we're back with the second installment of our annual Holiday Gift Guide, and man oh man has it ever been an eventful week between part 1 and part 2. We catch you up on all of that at the beginning of the episode, and then we dig into our favorite gift ideas for men and women in lo, the year of our Lord 2020. If you missed last week's episode, you can catch up on our gift ideas for teenagers right here. Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend! Grateful for y'all! Our Amazon Shop Become a Patron! Show Notes: (some links are affiliate links) - The Queen's Gambit - The Crown - Southern Charm Gifts for Men: - Eddie Bauer Oversized Down Throw - Groovelife Belts - Aggie Ring ornaments - Bose Solo Sound Bar - Fishing Tackle Storage Bag - Waterfield Laptop Sleeve - Digital Ear Muffs - Howler Bros. Snapshirts - Olukai house shoes - Pickwick & Co. Leather, Tobacco, & Woods candle - Black Rifle Coffee - Benerx MD CBD pain cream (10% off and free shipping with code BIGMAMA) - 2020 Dumpster Fire Ornaments (here's another one) Gifts for Women: - Nepresso Vertuo Coffee & Espresso Maker - Michelle Morin Animalia Flannel Shorts - Half Baked Harvest Super Simple Cookbook - Shelf Subscription from The Bookshelf in Thomasville, Georgia (would also be a wonderful gift for a man or for children) - Leila Meacham books - Old Navy High-Waist Powersoft 7/8 Joggers - ABLE Celine Huggie Hoops (use code BIGMAMA25 for 25% off) - Hobo Vida Wristlet (Sophie's FAVORITE wallet) - Jo Malone Cologne Discovery Sample - Jo Malone Body Wash / Bath Gel in Lime Basil & Mandarin - Rifle Paper Co. Island Poppy Notebook - Everyday Holy by Melanie Shankle - Gentle & Lowly by Dane Ortlund - Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison - Emily Freeman's books - Two Funny Girls 10-Count Styro Cups (code MERRYBIGBOO for free shipping - expires 11/27) - Two Funny Girls Personalized Pillowcase (code MERRYBIGBOO for free shipping - expires 11/27) Sponsors: - FabFitFun (promo code BIGBOO for $10 off your first box) - care/of (promo code BIGBOOCAST50 for 50% off your first order) - NuCalm (use this link to get 50% off your first 30 day subscription) - Magic Spoon (promo code BIGBOO for free shipping)
This week Melanie and I dig into some areas of personal dysfunction - practical things in our lives where we have largely operated as if we had no choice but to participate in poorly functioning systems (that sounds really serious, but I can assure that our discussion is not). We also spend some time celebrating the #5 Texas A&M Fightin' Aggies before we jump into the main focus of this episode: our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide, this week with gift ideas for teenage girls and guys. All that to say: it's links aplenty in this week's show notes, and we hope that some of our gift suggestions will make your life a little easier this year. Next week we'll talk through our gift ideas for women and men, so GIDDY UP, everybody. Hope y'all enjoy! Become a Patron! Show Notes: (some are affiliate links) - Threshold Gold Plated Utensil Holder - Cereal containers - Melanie's new printer - Seychelles Offstage Chelsea boots - Dolce Vita Huey Chelsea boots - COOP HomeGoods pillow - Offline Real Me Crossover High Waisted Legging - Cattlebaron in Cashmere on IG - Pure Sciences Neck Firming Cream - Kleem Moisturizing Retinol Cream Teenage Girls' Gift Guide - Morgan Harper Nichols' prints - Project 62 frame at Target - Heather Schieder's prints - UV LED Nail Lamp - Galaxy Lights - ABLE Rachel Wristlet (use promo code BIGMAMA25 for 25% off from now until the end of the year) - ABLE Letter Necklace (use promo code BIGMAMA25 for 25% off from now until the end of the year) - Retro Sweatshirts and t-shirts  -- Van Halen t-shirt dress  -- Red Hot Chili Peppers t-shirt  -- Beatles sweatshirt (all sizes) - Disney+ Gift Subscription - Chelsea boots in white (and here's a Zappos link) - 4-in-1 charging station (great for girls or guys) - Bath & Body Works Sweater Weather (any product in this scent) - Massage gun for deep tissue (great for girls or guys) - Desktop Bible verse calendar by Pearl & Rose Designs Teenage Guys' Gift Guide - Sports apparel (Melanie's favorite online retailer is Shop '47) - Basketball shorts (Amazon Basics or Under Armour) - Ice Mule - Oofos Recovery Sport Slides - Foot Massager - Restaurant Gift Cards or Cash - Spike Ball Set - Goodfellow Knit Pajama Pants - AirPods Pro (for girls or guys) - on sale at Amazon right now - $55 off Show Notes: - Prose (free in-depth hair quiz and 15% off) - Thrive Market (sign up and receive a free gift of your choosing up to $24 in value) - Native (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off your first order) - AcornTV (use promo code BIGBOO for 30 days free)
Well, we recognize that there's a lot going on this week (#election2020), so we do our best to PROVIDE SOME DISTRACTIONS. We talk about the storm that hit Birmingham last week, some exciting news in Melanie's family, and our unexpectedly reflective thoughts about 2020 in general and quarantine in particular.  We also discuss five of my current favorite things as well as the new devotional book I'm using in the mornings. Plus, we have a conversation about college football because DO YOU KNOW US AT ALL? :-)  Enjoy, y'all! Become a Patron! Show Notes:  - Our Amazon Shop - New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp - Everyday Holy by Melanie Shankle - Our beloved leather totes from Rural Route 3 - Stars Above Wide Leg Cozy Lounge Pants - Dolce Vita Huey Suede Chelsea Boots - Everspring Mandarin Ginger Dishwashing Liquid and Foaming Hand Soap - Everspring Lemon & Mint Liquid Detergent - Orolay Thickened Down Jacket - Living Proof Dry Shampoo - Somebody Feed Phil season 4 (IT IS A BALM) Sponsors: - Hydrant (use promo code BIGBOO for 25% off your first order) - Magic Spoon (use promo code BIGBOO for free shipping) - KiwiCo (use promo code BIGBOO for 50% off your first month) - Thuma (use this link for free shipping on The Bed)  
We recorded this episode when one of us (okay, it was me) was experiencing some significant sleep deprivation, but why let a little loopy-ness stop the podcast fun? We talk about an incredible meal we had in Pawhuska, a recent shampoo / conditioner revelation, and our new favorite TV show that's on Apple+. In addition to all that goodness, Melanie shares an update on Imogene from Imogene's basement (we talked about it in episode 207), and she also weighs in with a verdict on her new pillow. COULD YOU EVEN IMAGINE MORE EXCITEMENT? Hope y'all enjoy! Become a Patron! Show Notes: - P-town in Pawhuska - Emily in Paris (this is not for the children) - Ted Lasso (this is not for the children) - Somebody Feed Phil (season 4 is out on October 30th!!!) - Our Amazon Shop - R&Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo - R&Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Conditioner - Coop Home Goods Pillow - porcelain fluted coffee mugs - Good Earth Sweet & Spicy decaf tea - Black Rifle Beyond Black coffee - Half Baked Harvest - Cocina de Coco's King Ranch Chicken Sponsors: - NoteCube (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off and free shipping worldwide) - Best Fiends (download in the Apple App Store or Google Play)  
We recorded this episode earlier this week when we were in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, so it's probably no surprise that we talk a little bit about our trip. Unfortunately, though, we recorded before we had the feast of our adult lives at Ree's P-Town restaurant Monday night, so we'll for sure have to talk about that next week. Perhaps we will have recovered from all the deliciousness by then. We do cover some football ground this week - what with the Aggies defeating the Bulldogs and all - and we also answer one of your questions about the early days of motherhood. Plus, I share five favorites - NOW WITH THEME MUSIC - and Melanie tells us all about a recent shopping trip. FUN APLENTY, it is. Y'all enjoy! Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Our Amazon Shop - Pawhuska, Oklahoma - Spicy Cowgirl coffee - cast recording of Moulin Rouge! The Musical - Karen Howell on Saban's coaching status - Our friend / business manager Retha's A Better You webinar on Friday 10/23 - Offline Real Me High-Waisted Crossover leggings - Stainless steel Yeti Ramblers for cold drinks - All Rise by Gregory Porter on Apple Music and on Spotify - L'anza Keratin Healing Oil Hair Plumper Finishing Spray - Charles Hunter III on Twitter and on Instagram - Center Stage reading glasses from Sponsors: - Magic Spoon (use promo code BIGBOO for free shipping) - FabFitFun (use promo code BIGBOO for $10 your first box) - Hydrant (use promo code BIGBOO for 25% off your first order)
This week was a real home run as far as our technical prowess, because something extra bizarre happened with my sound file the first time we recorded - so we had to re-record two days later.  We're just trying to stay on brand with 2020, apparently.  So what we have here is a barely-edited episode (which is why it's a little longer than normal) - just edited enough to put the ads in their appropriate places - and you'll have to trust that we did our best to stay enthusiastic even though what we would have really liked to do is quit. Look at our perseverance! Enjoy, y'all. :-)  Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Our Amazon Shop - Universal Thread Amalia Fashion Boots - Olukai Kalia Li - the shoes Perry bought and loved - Emily in Paris - Melanie's new magnifying mirror - R+Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo - R+Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Conditioner - Coop pillow - Revitabrow - magnesium - Bobbysue's Nuts - Wind River by Bailey Caliber Outback hat - Jessica Simpson house slippers Sponsors: - Best Fiends (download from the Apple App Store or Google Play) - Hello Fresh (use code BIGBOO80 for $80 off across five boxes and free shipping on your first box) - NoteCube (use code BIGBOO for 20% off and free shipping worldwide)
There's only one way to sum up how the college football weekend turned out for Melanie and me: it was not ideal. So on this episode we discuss our respective disappointments (in fairness, Melanie seemed to handle things much better than I did) and do our best to believe there are great football days ahead. You can almost smell the optimism.  We also talk about what Melanie's watching, why she wants some new living room chairs, and what in sam hill is going on with her computer (I complain a little about that last thing). If all that weren't enough, I confess some sentimental feelings and share my new booties obsession. DOESN'T THAT SOUND LIKE MORE FUN. Hope y'all enjoy! Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Our Amazon Shop - Lane Kiffin's suit - Ted Lasso - Emily in Paris - Assets by Spanx at Target - Pickwick & Co. Tamboti Wood Candle - Dale Chelsea boots - Dolce Vita Huey Suede Chelsea boots - Crevo Maeve Suede Block Heel Chelsea boots - Sorel Lolla Cutout bootie - I took Melanie's advice about a Target "starter boot" and ordered these instead of the pricier Anthro booties Sponsors: - KiwiCo (30% off your first month plus free shipping) - Hydrant (use promo code BIGBOO for 25% off your first order) - Magic Spoon (use this link for free shipping)
Normally Melanie and I try to show some restraint during college football season, but this week, between the start of SEC football, Mike Leach's coaching debut with Mississippi State, and my Bulldogs winning in Baton Rouge, WE HAVE SO MUCH TO SAY. Thank you in advance for your patience with us during this very exciting time. In addition to talking about football, football, and LO, MORE FOOTBALL, we discuss my day-o-fun at a student leadership retreat and five of Melanie's current favorites.  Enjoy, y'all! Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Our Amazon Shop - Lane Kiffin and his baseball jersey - Weekend at Bernie's in the stands - Mike Leach says last Saturday was "better than average" - Coach Leach's postgame speech - Pickwick & Co. Leather, Tobacco, & Woods candle - Revitabrow - Goodfellow & Co. quilted pullover - Family Savvy's Spicy Hamburger Soup - Spotify Time Capsule playlist (this is the one Spotify made for me - but any Spotify user has one) - Opal Ice Machine - Melanie's new cereal bowls - Poppies on Blue china Sponsors: - Hydrant (use promo code BIGBOO at checkout for 25% off your first order) - Prose (use the link for 15% off your purchase and a free in-depth hair quiz) - Best Fiends - download on the App Store or Google Play - Living Proof Live Simulcast (use promo code BIGBOO5 for $5 off your simulcast ticket) (this is always one of our favorite events of the year!)  
If listening to Melanie and me troubleshoot our technical issues is your idea of quality podcast material, then this, my friends, is going to be the episode of your dreams. Our ish-ahs are thanks to a clicking noise that I believe to be the result of a short in one of Melanie's USB ports, but what matters most, I think, is that Melanie's reactions to the whole situation are SOLID GOLD. In addition to our showing off our technical prowess, we also spend some time in this episode talking about SEC football, homegating food, Coach O's Power Hour, the delightfulness of dresses, and Melanie's 162nd closet cleanout of 2020.  Hope y'all enjoy! Be a Patron! Show Notes: - Mississippi State / LSU in 2014 - Coach O's Power Hour - The Social Dilemma - Beach Read by Emily Henry - Sophie's latest dress BFF (Melanie would say to wait until it's on sale - which is what I did) - The Good Word series from The Old Try - Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener - Altra Timp 2.0 Sponsors:  - Hydrant (use promo code BIGBOO to save 25%) - Acorn (use promo code BIGBOO to get your first 30 days for free) - FabFitFun (use promo code BIGBOO to get $10 off your first FFF box)  
If you listened to last week's episode, then you won't be surprised to learn that the first thing we address on this episode is WHAT IN THE WORLD HAPPENED WITH THE BOOTIES? It might well be the biggest cliffhanger in the history of our little podcast. Our own version of Who Shot JR?, only with shoes. And no oil fortune. And no guns. But other than that, IDENTICAL. In addition to a booties update, we talk about foot problems, Perry's upcoming 50th birthday, books, and my new favorite socks. And of course we talk about high school football and college football because we sort of enjoy it. You may have picked up on that. Thanks for listening, y'all! Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Marc Fisher Oshay booties (Melanie got them 1/2 price in Cloud) - Farm Rio Benicia wide-legged pants (I got these on sale, and Melanie would tell everybody to wait patiently because they will go on sale again) - Our friend and business coach Retha, who is determined to make me develop routines so that I better manage my time :-)  - Cloth & Stone Zia buttondown - The meme Alex posted (ALL IN FUN, everyone - ALL IN FUN) - The last play in the Hillcrest / Wetumpka game - Gait Happens on IG  - Balega UltraGlide Friction-Free No Show Socks for Men and Women - Kleem Organics Anti-Aging Retinol Moisturizer - In Five Years by Rebecca Serle - David Foster: Off the Record - Ted Lasso on AppleTV+ - @nextdoorlife on Instagram - Emily Freeman's Autumn playlist - Erin Moon's Faith Adjacent episode about Hamilton - Free People Arden tee - AE Voop oversized tee - Offline Real Me high-waisted legging Sponsors: - Native (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off your first order) - Prose (use this link for your free in-depth hair quiz and 15% off) - Care/of (use promo code BIGBOO50 for 50% off your first order)
You'll be shocked to know that we talk about football on this episode (including our favorite stay-up-to-read-the-post-game-news wins), and we also break down a little Real Housewives because, well, WE ARE STILL IN A PANDEMIC. On top of all that excitement, we discuss what we're reading, five things I'm enjoying right now, and the harrowing situation with Mel's most recent booties order from Nordstrom. Please do enjoy. Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Our Amazon Shop - Kirk Herbstreit on GameDay - State / Auburn game in 2014 - A&M / Bama in 2012 - LuAnn singing "Happy Birthday" to Dorinda on RHONY - Outfits on this year's RHOBH reunion - "Viva La Diva" - The Heir Affair - Majesty by Katherine McGee - In Five Years by Karen Serle - Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi - Our business coach, Retha - Our 200th episode playlist on Apple Music - Our 200th episode playlist on Spotify - I've Got a Testimony by Melvin Crispell, III - Chef's Table: BBQ - Pilcro cords from Anthropologie - OPI Muse of Milan Collection - Suzi Talks with Her Hands Sponsors: - KiwiCo (get 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on any crate line) - Thrive Market (use the link to start your risk-free membership and receive a gift up to $22 in value)
Well, it only took us thirteen years, but here we are at episode 200. Won't He do it? On average we have cranked out 15.38 episodes a year since 2007, and if you're thinking that doesn't seem like a lot, you're exactly right. This might be a good time to point you in the direction of 2010 and 2012, when we managed to record one whole episode each year. Bless it. Anyway, our 200th episode is pretty much just like all the other episodes (this feels right, doesn't it?). We talk about Melanie's weekend in College Station and my thoughts about The Heir Affair (I finally finished reading it) and five things Melanie has really enjoyed this past week. We also discuss my search for a new pair of sneakers and how Melanie's guidance on this particular issue has been invaluable (that is to say: I HAVE FOUND A WINNER). Finally, keep your eyes on our Instagram accounts this week - because we have a couple of fun giveaways planned to celebrate the big 200. We can't thank you enough for being such loyal listeners. You have supported and encouraged us (lo, even in 2010 and 2012), and we are deeply grateful that you make time to listen every week. Enjoy, everybody! Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Our very first podcast episode on August 25, 2007 (what tickles me the most is how slow we talked and how quiet we were - clearly the mothers of some pre-schoolers who were sleeping) - Sophie's Instagram - Melanie's Instagram  (Be on the lookout for some exciting 200th episode giveaways!) - The Heir Affair  - The Royal We - Our Patreon episode with Gulley - Converse Chuck Taylor All Star platform sneaker - Steve Madden Gill Platform slip on sneaker  - Vans Old Skool Platform sneaker  - Dr. Scholl's look out platform sneaker  - Adidas Nizza platform sneaker  - Sofft Bellview high top sneaker  - Paul Green Candice slip-on platform sneaker (these are the ones I got - and my goodness they are comfortable) - The Blazer from Nike - Nike Air Force Ones - Nike Air Max 270 - Nike Air Max 90 - Nike CruzrOne (I ordered these because they're wider than the average Nike shoe - and I can confirm that they are suuuuper comfortable) - My long black dress from Amazon - which is very cute with my new sneakers (regular and plus sizes) - Chrystal Hurst's new book - Julia Reed's gorgeous obituary by Jon Meacham in Garden & Gun - NEEDTOBREATHE's new album, Out of Body - PJ Morton's new album, Gospel According to PJ - Gregory Porter's new album, All Rise - Pickwick Leather, Tobacco, & Woods candle - Weimann leather conditioning wipes - Stainless steel mixing bowl set of 6 - Homegating styrofoam cups from Two Funny Girls - Amazon joggers for $14.99 Sponsors: - NoteCube (20% off with promo code BIGBOO) - Best Fiends (download in the Apple App Store or on Google Play)  
Well, if you've wondered over the last week if the Kale Boss was in fact the boss of our friend Melanie, you'll be happy to hear this week's juice cleanse update. You might also be interested to hear my update on our first high school football game of the season, which was a happy return to a little something we like to call a LIVE SPORTING EVENT. What a marvelous concept that is. On top of all that, we talk about what shoe works best with a wide cropped pant, what pajamas I'm renaming "loungewear" so I can wear them as actual pants, and what five things have become long-term favorites for me over the last few weeks.  Basically what we have for you this week is good times aplenty. Except maybe that whole Kale Boss situation. Hope you enjoy! Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Our Amazon Shop - The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes by Suzanne Collins - Our friend Retha (she is also our podcast business manager / boss) - The caftan dress that we both love - GAP lounge pants that I plan to wear as straight-up pants - Marc Fisher booties - Stars Above lounge pants - Stars Above sweatshirt - Redland cotton sheets - Anastasia Brow Wiz eyebrow pencil - Anastasia Clear Brow gel - Thrive Causemetics Multi-Dimensional Strobing Blush in Rosie - Skinnygirl Denim Utility Jogger - Farm Rio Gabriela knit maxi skirt - The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan Sponsors: - FabFitFun (coupon code BIGBOO for $10 off your first order) - School Mask Pack - NoteCube (promo code BIGBOO for 20% off)
Sometimes we don't get a chance to talk about a regular-ole-life something that's going on until we sit down to record on Mondays, and that was certainly the case this week. Melanie shares some newly formed health / fitness goals, and I think the best way to describe my response is SURLIGHTED (surprised + delighted). Oh my goodness. Next week's update should be solid gold. We also discuss a parenting question we didn't get to last week re: technology as well as the lingering effects of my renewed commitment to the chemical exfoliation of my face. It has been humbling and also very burn-y. Hope y'all enjoy! Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Our most recent Patreon episode that is basically Melanie's graduate thesis on skin care - Sunday Riley Vitamin C Serum - Sunday Riley Good Genes - Revitabrow - Brittany Runs a Marathon - Our Amazon shop Sponsors: - Native (promo code BIGBOO for 20% off your first order)
Not long before we recorded this week's episode, I posted on Instagram and asked if y'all had any broad topics you wanted us to cover. To absolutely no one's surprise, college football the #1 answer - followed by parenting, friendship, and home. SO. We structured this episode (well, "structured" might be a strong word - maybe just "loosely organized") around those four topics, and we used some of your specific questions to do that. You won't see many show notes because we didn't talk about many specific products or people or shows or crepe erasing neck creams. We mainly just talked about life, and that is always fine by us. Hope y'all enjoy! Show Notes: - Athleta Salutation Joggers - Athleta Farollon Stratum Joggers (please go on sale please go on sale) - Ohio State in the SEC? (we don't think this will actually happen - but the idea is an interesting one) - KitchenAid mixer - Calphalon - Poppies on Blue - Our Amazon Shop Sponsors: - KiwiCo (use this link for 30% off your first order and free shipping) - (use the promo code BIGBOO for 30 days free) - Crayola School Mask Pack (Alex loves these, by the way - he's a fan of the adjustable ear straps and thinks the masks are really comfortable)
After spending the last two weeks with delightful, wise, funny guests (thanks, Mike Leach and Phil Rosenthal), we’re back to our usual shenanigans on this episode. It’s just Melanie and me, and we talk about the comfort of a good caftan, the practical side of going back to work (for example, I can no longer spend my days in walking tights and t-shirts), and the joy of finally finding a dry shampoo that exceeds expectations. We also discuss how I really showed my Enneagram 9-ness in terms of anticipating the transition back to work, and Melanie gives an update on the antelope that used to live in her living room.  If that weren’t enough (is it, though?), we talk about make-up and TV.  Enjoy, y’all! Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Last Chance U (not for the children) - Yellowstone (not for the children) - Life in Pieces - Marc Jacobs Gel Powder eyeshadow in Perfect-o - Bobbie Brown Long-wear Cream Shadow stick in Heather Steel and/or Amethyst - Prose dry shampoo (use this link for 15% off your first order) - Living Proof Dry Volume Blast - Lisa Whittle's second caftan home run - (Lisa Whittle's original caftan home run, just FYI) - Amiyrah Martin also loves a good caftan - The Daily Tay preps for the Nordstrom Sale - Revitalash Sponsors: - Best Fiends (download on Apple Podcasts or Google Play) - Hello Fresh (promo code BIGBOO80 for $80 off your first box and free shipping) - Margaret M (promo code BIGBOO25 for 25% off your first order)
If you've been listening to the podcast pretty regularly the last couple of months, then you have heard Melanie and me mention the Netflix series Somebody Feed Phil over and over again. Melanie started watching (after Karen Howell recommended it, if memory serves), and then I started watching, and here we are, roughly six weeks later, both certifiably obsessed with it. Because it is FANTASTIC. So you can imagine how delighted we are to tell you that, in one of the most unexpected occurrences in lo, all of our podcasting years, Phil Rosenthal from Somebody Feed Phil is our guest on this episode. Sometimes life comes at you fast, my friends.   You'll hear the story of how all of this came to be at the beginning of the episode, and then for the rest of the episode you'll hear Phil be super funny and wise and inspiring. It was such a joy to talk with him, and it was also confirmation that 1) we cannot wait to travel again and 2) Phil really is our Quarantine All-Star. Next week we'll be back with our usual shenanigans, and it'll just be Melanie and me again. Unless Melanie gets in touch with Jimbo Fisher - and in which case, all bets are off. Enjoy, y'all! Show Notes: - Lenox Hill on Netflix - Phil Rosenthal, Prince Among Men - Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix - You're Lucky You're Funny by Phil Rosenthal - The Chris Farley Show sketch - Anthony Bourdain - Massimo Bottura - Chef's Table Season 1 on Netflix - "Earth's Greatest Hits" on I'll Have What Phil's Having - Phil Rosenthal / Somebody Feed Phil website - with links to all the places and restaurants he has visited (plus merch!) - Century Old Eggs Show Notes: - School Mask Pack - Thrive Market (use this link for a free membership and a free gift of your choosing, worth up to $22) - Hydrant (use promo code BIGBOO for 25% off your first order)
I feel like I can speak for most Mississippi State fans and say that when it comes to Mike Leach being named our head football coach earlier this year, we're all still pinching ourselves. And listen - Melanie has been just as excited as I have been. That is because Mike Leach is a genius, and he is a college football legend, and the SEC will be better with him in it. So needless to say, we are absolutely beside ourselves that he is our guest on this episode of the podcast. How did this even happen? Well, it is all because of a Twitter wager, you understand. Dave Emerick, who is on the football staff at State, told us a few weeks ago (after I asked about the possibility of interviewing Coach Leach) that if we could get 1,000 likes on his tweet, he would get Coach Leach on the podcast. Well, our beloved podcast listeners more than came through, and about a week ago, Melanie and I got to talk to Coach Leach. The whole experience did not disappoint. In fact, it DELIGHTED us. The first part of the episode is Melanie and me giving this whole situation some context, and our conversation with Coach Leach starts around 25:40. You'll be happy to know that Melanie was able to voice her grievance about Deshazor Everett's targeting call, and Coach Leach has a couple of bad call grievances himself. We also talk about Mississippi and his favorite game at Texas Tech and his favorite books so far this year. Among other things. The best part? Coach Leach was all we expected and more: kind, smart, funny, gracious, and a real straight-shooter. We think you'll agree.  Enjoy, y'all! Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Coach Fran  - Nick "Lou" Saban - Coach Mike Leach - The video that made Sophie clap her hands when Coach Leach was named head football coach at Mississippi State - Melanie predicted Coach Leach's hiring (go to 47:23 in the episode) - The tweet that brought Coach Leach to the podcast - The very strange Egg Bowl ending that set the wheels in motion for Lane Kiffin and Mike Leach to move to Mississippi colleges - The Texas Tech / Texas game that Coach Leach remembers very fondly - "Texas Back in 1880" - Melanie's Deshazor Everett heartache - The Last Dance - Michael Lewis - Bill Bryson - The Lost Continent - Henry Crumpton - The Art of Intelligence - Operation Odessa (not for the children, and a little racy at the beginning, but fascinating, from what we understand) - Narcos (again, not for the children, but Melanie and P are fans) - Swing Your Sword by Mike Leach - Geronimo: Leadership Strategies of an American Warrior by Mike Leach Sponsors: - Magic Spoon (promo code BIGBOO for free shipping) - Native (promo code BIGBOO for 20% off your first order) - Best Fiends (download from the Apple App Store or Google Play)
The credit for this whole episode goes to Melanie, who suggested that we have a conversation about the books that have shaped us over the course of our lives. So what we have here in Ye Olde Episode 193 is a discussion of Books We Have Loved - from childhood to adulthood. And it's not just that we love these books; it's also that, in big ways and small ways, these books have shaped us in some significant ways. I swore and declared that I was absolutely not going to do links for all of these books - I even say that in the episode intro - but lo and behold I ended up adding links for almost everything that's currently in print. Click at will, my friends. And just FYI: we are not condoning every situation in every book, we are not endorsing every author of every book, we are not subscribing to every philosophy in every book. We're just saying, HEY, THIS MEANT SOMETHING TO US, and by the way, that may have happened despite the fact that the author really enjoys the F word.  Enjoy, y'all! p.s. We also talk about Hamilton again. :-)  Become a Patron! Show Notes: - Eliza's gasp - Lin Manuel Miranda on writing "My Shot" - I'll Have What Phil's Having - Salt Fat Acid Heat - Taste the Nation - Peter Rabbit series by Beatrix Potter - The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner - Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene - The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary - Ramona series by Beverly Clearly - Judy Blume books (SO MANY) - The Ring by Danielle Steele - Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal - Hail, Hail Camp Timberwood by Ellen Conford - Just Like Ice Cream - The Color Purple by Alice Walker - Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons - The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams - If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, Then What Am I Doing in the Pits? by Erma Bombeck - Jacob, Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson - Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Peace Like a River by Leif Enger - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams - No Wonder They Call Him the Savior by Max Lucado - Believing God by Beth Moore - Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris - Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott - Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott - Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris - Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster - The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan - The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls - Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris - Bossypants by Tina Fey - Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling - The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall - Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor - The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan - The Dutch House by Ann Patchett - Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison - The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson Sponsors: - Hydrant (use the promo code BIGBOO for 25% off your first order) - care/of (use the promo code BIGBOOCAST50 for 50% off your first order) - Thrive Market (use this link to join and get up to $20 towards your first order)
Comments (3)

Mary Wilkie

Hey, you might want to edit the name of Phil's show in your "About this Episode" from Feel to Feed. 🤭

Jul 31st

Charisse Nurnberg

A classmate of my daughter's is on the Cheer team. I messaged him and told him you would love to interview his coach. 🤞

Jan 19th


This has become one of my go to feelgood podcast!💗I love listening to these two lovely and funny ladies.😊 Knox and Jamie from the Popcast mentioned them so many times so I had to give them a listen!

Mar 19th
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