That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs on MOR Music Podcasts
That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs 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. Influencers/Authors

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    May 6, 2021 Episode 293: A Special Mother's Day Show

    This show is for every woman. For all the ways you mother, whether you are raising children or not. And please PLEASE stick around until the VERY end for a special moment, just for you.
    Our guests today-
    Jada Edwards
    Kiley Dean
    I hope you all feel seen and loved and full of purpose this Mother's Day!
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    May 3, 2021 Episode 292: Gretchen Saffles

    It's the week of Mother's Day, so let's talk about being grounded, making time for yourself, and being close to God- whether this Mother's Day is your best yet or a heartbreaking thought. Gretchen Saffles, author of The Well-Watered Woman, is here to talk to us through this season and the importance of being in the Word of God on a daily basis.
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    April 29, 2021 Episode 291: Dr. Matthew Sleeth + Hope Always

    Dear friends, today we have a conversation about suicide. I want you to know that up front, so that you can listen without miniBFFs and know going into it what the topic is. One of your (and my!) favorite guests, Dr. Matthew Sleeth, is back today talking all about his new book Hope Always (it releases May 4, but go ahead and order today so it shows up for you next week!) and about how to be a force for life in a culture of suicide. This is an important conversation and one I think it very hope-filled. Listen and share it widely- let's be a part of saving lives!
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    April 26, 2021 Episode 290: Ben Kirby aka PreachersNSneakers

    You've seen the instagram account, but it's time to meet Ben Kirby, the guy behind PreachersNSneakers! He's funny and wise and one of YOUR questions gets us both teary! His new book releases tomorrow, his new baby was just born, and this is a really fun conversation! Can't wait to hear your thoughts!
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    April 22, 2021 Episode 289: Douglas McKelvey + Every Moment Holy

    Many of us have found Every Moment Holy to be a profoundly helpful resource in our own lives. Volume 2 has just released with a focus on grief and today the author, Douglas McKelvey, joins us for an honest conversation about the power of written down prayers, the need for prayer in grief, and how to create something that will outlast you. This is a beautiful conversation that I think you will love.
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    April 19, 2021 Episode 288: Harry Connick Jr.

    When word got around that Harry Connick Jr had a gospel album releasing, my ears and my interviewing heart both perked up. What an absolute HONOR to have him on the podcast, to talk about his new about Alone In My Faith, and to learn so much about his faith and family and now I for sure want to get his dad on the podcast! (You'll hear why and totally agree with me!) Can't wait to hear your thoughts!
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    April 15, 2021 Episode 287: Laura Tremaine

    What a legit joy to release a book twin with Laura Tremaine! We have been DYING to get on the pod together so it's finally the day! I learn a lot from her, and her book Share Your Stuff. I'll Go First, about friendship and hope and how to do life really well. I can't wait for y'all to join in this conversation with us! 
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    April 12, 2021 Episode 286: Francis Chan

    Today's episode is a spiritual experience and I think you'll be as grateful for it as I am! Pastor Francis Chan is an absolute hero and a legend in our faith. Our conversation changed how I think about love and how I think about the church and my neighbors. His new book Until Unity is so timely and important- I hope you'll grab a copy today.
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    April 8, 2021 Episode 285: Jon Acuff

    What are the soundtracks you are hearing in your mind? My good pal Jon Acuff is back today, talking about what you hear in your head, how to change it, how to use the soundtracks in your mind to shape your life, your family, and your work. THIS ONE, y'all. THIS ONE is an absolute pile of quotable moments, so plan to take notes! And grab a copy of Soundtracks today!
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    April 5, 2021 Episode 284: Mike Goodwin

    Oh let us get ready to LAUGH, my friends! Mike Goodwin is here with us for the first time (but as you'll hear in the show, it is the EXACT BEST TIME!), but gosh he feels like an old friend, doesn't he? Mike is one of the good guys, y'all. You're going to love him!!
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    March 25, 2021 Episode 283: Sally Lloyd-Jones

    Like an actual embodiment of spring time, Sally Lloyd-Jones joins us today and the whole conversation is such a gift. She has written a literal library worth of children's books, including the Jesus Storybook Bible, and her latest- Near- is about Psalm 139. Also make sure you've listened to John Eldredge and Lauren Daigle this week too.... unknowingly to any of them, God definitely has a theme for us this week. Wow.
    (Just a reminder, we will not have episodes next week as we celebrate Holy Week and look forward to Easter! He is risen indeed!)
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    March 24, 2021 Episode 282: Lauren Daigle + Hold On To Me

    MY GRACIOUS HOW MUCH DO I LOVE LAUREN DAIGLE. From her family's land in Louisiana, Lauren checks in with us, tells us what she learned in the last year, how it has changed her for good, why she almost quit music, and we have a great Taylor Swift Side Bar. Make sure you check out her new song Hold On To Me.
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    March 22, 2021 Episode 281: John Eldredge + A Year of the Pandemic

    Right before things shut down last year, John Eldredge came on the podcast and told us how to get our lives back, how to slow down, how to love beauty and rest. And then, COVID-19. So today, as we pass a year anniversary, John is back to talk to us about how this particular pandemic has affected men and women differently, how the Pause App is changing lives, and what we can do to be healthy coming out of this. His popular book Wild at Heart is expanded and rereleasing- grab a copy! And make sure you check out the Wild at Heart Experience and the Captivating Experience!
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    March 18, 2021 Episode 280: Emily Ley + Growing Boldly

    I am SO HAPPY to have my dear friend Emily Ley back on the podcast today, talking invisalign (we are not great at it LOL) and perseverance and lots of insider talk about building a business and how to run it well. (I learn so much from Emily!) Her new book Growing Boldly is an excellent read as you are continuing on the path of becoming who God made you to be! 
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    March 15, 2021 Episode 279: Angie Smith + Woven

    Our good friend Angie Smith is back on the podcast and she can in HOT with stories and thoughts and pleads for a new best friend named Hill (LOLOL). Angie is literally one of the easiest people to love. Her new book Woven is going to be your new favorite read and resource. I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on this episode! 
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    March 12, 2021 Episode 278: Jennifer Garner

    YES THAT JENNIFER GARNER.
    You guys. We got to chat for a just a few minutes this week and I cannot wait to share this conversation with you. Jenn (SHE TOLD ME TO CALL HER JENN) has a new movie out today on Netflix called YES DAY. It is really good- family friendly, great message, pretty funny. I think y'all will really love it.
    (Surprise Friday episode! YAY!)
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    March 11, 2021 Episode 277: Dr. Josh Axe

    I am a fan of talking about healthy things, and what it looks like for us to be our healthiest selves. I've really enjoyed following Dr. Josh Axe on social media and taking the tips of his that feel the healthiest for me in my life and adding them to my day. His new book Ancient Remedies is full of fascinating ideas about food and supplements and how we can care for our bodies. This convo was so fun! 
    (TW: This is a conversation about food and health. If that isn't a conversation you enjoy thinking about or hearing, I totally get it. Just wanted you to have all the info up front. Do what is healthiest for you today. Much love.)
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    March 8, 2021 Episode 276: Marc Scibilia

    Gosh I love how musicians are often poets and some of my favorite people to talk with. Marc Scibilia fits that bill times a million. His newest album, Seed of Joy, will have a huge re-release in the next few weeks and y'all are gonna love it! Stick around for the QUOTE OF THE YEAR from Marc towards the end of this conversation... I'm still thinking about it.
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    March 4, 2021 TSF Network: Welcome Human Hope with Carlos Whittaker!

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    Today we get to welcome our NINTH show to the network- Human Hope with Carlos Whittaker! Carlos is an all-time favorite around here and we have been DYING for his podcast to come to life! He is a hope guy, a teacher, a preacher, a writer, a farmer, a dad, a husband, a justice advocate- and we'll hear ALL these topics on his new podcast! Go subscribe today! New episodes start dropping TODAY and continue every Thursday!
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    March 1, 2021 Episode 275: Jonathan Pokluda + Outdated

    Okay times for the nuts and bolts of dating. For my married friends, listen close for how you can love and support your single friends and hear the ins and outs of dating in 2021. And to my single friends, LETS TALK ABOUT IT! Jonathan Pokluda is the right dude for this conversation and I can't wait for you to hear this conversation! His new book Outdated is a MUST READ for all of us.
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    February 25, 2021 TSF Couples 2021: Jason + Tay Brown

    A football player turned farmer? A family with EIGHT KIDDOS? This is quite a story and the perfect way to end Couples month! Jason and Tay Brown are new friends but I am VERY EXCITED to visit the farm and continue to get to know them! His new book, Centered, just released! Make sure you grab a copy!
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    February 22, 2021 TSF Couples 2021: Mack + Meredith Brock

    Two of my dear pals are back and I am so stoked for you to hear this conversation. Mack Brock and Meredith Brock have been on the show together before but this is a new day, with new stories, new family members, new dreams, and new ALBUMS! Lots to learn and lots to enjoy in this conversation. Make sure you grab Mack's new albums today!! 
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    February 18, 2021 TSF Couples 2021: Tim + Elisabeth Hasselbeck

    I left this conversation changed. Tim and Elisabeth Hasselbeck are just two of my all-time favorites and hearing from them both, different personalities, different styles of communication, but over half their lives together, these are the conversations I LIVE for. Elisabeth's new children's book Flashlight Night is one that should be in every home. Can't wait to hear your thoughts after you listen!
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    February 17, 2021 TSF Network: Welcome We're Going There With Bianca Juarez Olthoff

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    Today we get to welcome our EIGHTH show to the network- We're Going There with Bianca Juarez Oltoff. Y'all already know and love Bianca- she's been on the show before but is also an incredible preacher, author, friend, and conversationalist. I've been a fan of her show for a while so to have it now as a part of our network feels like such a huge honor. Go subscribe today! New episodes start TOMORROW!
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    February 15, 2021 TSF Couples 2021: Nathan + Christy Nockels

    I'm SO EXCITED for y'all to hear this conversation about love that has lasted a lot of years. Nathan and Christy Nockels are two of my all-time favorite musicians, and Christy has a new book out this week called The Life You Long For. Get you a copy today! It is incredible. Just like this chat. Enjoy both, friends.
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    February 11, 2021 TSF Couples 2021: Jordan + Jessica Rice

    Our TSF friend Mike Kelsey gave me a heads up about this couple- Jordan and Jessica Rice- and as soon as I heard parts of the story, I knew I wanted to hear more more more. And this conversation was so moving to me. When two widowed 20somethings meet and fall in love? Wow WON'T HE DO IT. Make space to listen to this one all the way through... it's a special story.
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    February 8, 2021 TSF Couples 2021: She Reads Truth + Lent 2021!

    It's that time of year again where we get to talk about Lent and the Christian calendar! No matter your current faith life, this show is for you! Amanda Bible Williams and Raechel Myers from She Reads Truth are BACK to tell us all the things we don't know.... and tie together two books of the Bible that I never imagined connected!
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    February 5, 2021 That Sounds Fun Book: Book Club

    To celebrate the launch of That Sounds Fun this week!, here's a chapter excerpt titled Book Club from the Why You Need A Hobby section!
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    February 4, 2021 TSF Couples 2021: Ben Higgins + Jess Clarke

    I'm just so happy to kick off another month of shows featuring some of my favorite couples! Today on the show is Ben Higgins and his fiance Jess Clarke! Both of these fine folks have become dear friends and I'm so pumped that Ben and I have book twins born this week! Grab a copy of his new book Alone in Plain Sight- it is really good, y'all! And we cover lots of ground in the convo about the new book and God and being engaged!
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    February 3, 2021 That Sounds Fun Book: The Little White Kitchen

    To celebrate the launch of That Sounds Fun TODAY (EEK!), here's a chapter excerpt titled The Little White Kitchen from The Power of Falling In Love section!
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    February 2, 2021 That Sounds Fun Book: That Sounds Fun Podcast Studio

    To celebrate the launch of That Sounds Fun TODAY (EEK!), here's a chapter excerpt titled That Sounds Fun Podcast Studio from The Joys of Being An Amateur section! 
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    February 1, 2021 That Sounds Fun Book: A Conversation with Knox & Jamie from The Popcast

    To celebrate the launch of That Sounds Fun, I invited two of my friends- Knox McCoy and Jamie Golden from The Popcast- to interview ME. This one is wild and hilarious and exactly how I want to kick off the launch of this new book! Buckle up. :) 
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    January 28, 2021 Episode 274: Jemar Tisby

    Our friend Jemar Tisby is back on the podcast today to be our professor in some real specific ways we are trying to be learners! He was first on the show last spring with Mike Kelsey, but he's back today to talk all about his new book How To Fight Racism and what we can be doing in our awareness, relationships, and commitment to better love our neighbors and friends. 
    Need more stories in your ears? You can listen to Annie's new book, That Sounds Fun, TODAY even though the book doesn't come out until February 2, 2021. All the detail at thatsoundsfunbook.com!
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    January 25, 2021 Episode 273: Tim Tebow

    Happy to have our friend Tim Tebow back on the podcast today! You know him as an incredibly talented athlete, a sports commentator, an author, an activist, and now he's a husband too! So much to catch up on! His new children's book Bronco and Friends: A Party To Remember is a special book to read with your kiddos. In fact, we'll be reading it tonight on #miniBFFbookclub at 6pmCT on my instagram! (@anniefdowns)
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    January 21, 2021 Episode 272: Inauguration Week 2021 with Allie Beth Stuckey and Michael Wear

    Recorded last week, I wanted to pull in two friends, who share my faith but are from different political parties, to chat with us about where we go from here. There are things I agree with that each of these friends believe, and there are things I don't agree with. I bet that will be true for you too. But I hope you will listen with open ears and open hearts to both Allie Beth Stuckey and Michael Wear.  
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    January 18, 2021 Episode 271: Dr. Tony Evans and Pastor Scott Sauls

    Today, as we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day and begin Inauguration week in 2021, two of my very favorite pastors have joined us. Dr. Tony Evans is here, discussing his new book U Turns, our current climate, the power of repentance, and pastoring in 2021. Then to walk us towards Wednesday, Pastor Scott Sauls pastors us in how to pray, how to process going into this week, and what God may be up to in us. His most recent release, A Gentle Answer, is the perfect book to read this week. 
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    January 14, 2021 Episode 270: Pastor Mark Batterson + Win The Day

    Oh we LOVE when Pastor Mark Batterson joins us on the show! Today we're talking about habits that will help you with today and also who you will be in the future! His new book Win The Day has so much helpful info! I think you'll love it!
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    January 11, 2021 Episode 269: Rachel Cruze

    Nothing beats having a BFF on the show! Rachel Cruze and I sit down and talk all about money, how to get it all done, and who we are becoming. Make sure you get a copy of her new book Know Yourself, Know Your Money. It's SUCH a great resource!
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    January 10, 2021 TSF Q&A : Reading The Gospels In A Month

    You guys have asked a lot of questions about reading the Gospels in a month and though I am not an expert, I did try to answer them as best I could! If you want to download a plan for reading the Gospels in a month, we created it for you! 
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    January 7, 2021 Episode 268: Kendra Adachi + The Lazy Genius Way

    Here we really kick into 2021 with some tips on better ways to live our lives, organize our linen closets, prioritize what matters most, and stop SHOULDing each other. And a whole conversation about body shame. Kendra Adachi is amazing and her book The Lazy Genius Way is absolutely a favorite and a great way to kick off 2021!
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    January 4, 2021 Episode 267: Charles Martin + They Turned The World Upside Down

    EXACTLY how we want to start 2021- with one of our favorites, Charles Martin! Let's talk about Jesus and the disciples, God as our Father, and how 2020 shaped 2021 and how God has been in all of it.
    In the month of January, I will be reading They Turned The World Upside Down. Join me? 
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    December 28, 2020 2020 Year In Review with Eddie Kaufholz

    Sure, Eddie Kaufholz and I chat two times a week over on Annie and Eddie Keep Talking, but the Year in Review is a whole different thing. We talk through all the topics that matter and a lot that don't. We're making plans and bringing some of the best from 2020 with us into 2021. Lots of laughs. A few minutes of serious. A great conversation to get us ready for what God has for us next!
    Happy New Year, friends! See you on January 4th!
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    December 18, 2020 2020 Christmas Episode 12: It's all about Jesus.

    It's all about Jesus. Merry Christmas, friends. 
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    December 17, 2020 2020 Christmas Party Episode 11: Anjelah Johnson

    Ready to laugh? Need to lighten things up a bit at the end of this party? There is no one finer in the land than actress and comedian Anjelah Johnson. You are probably already a fan (Nail Salon? Bon Qui-Qui?) but being friends with Anj is totally next level. Sit back, relax, this isn't a note-taking episode but I will warn you instead it may be a spit-take episode if you're sipping on a drink and bust out laughing. That's your warning. :)
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    December 16, 2020 2020 Christmas Party Episode 10: Nikki DeLoach + Hallmark Christmas Movies!

    Well listen. If there is one episode that is DEEPLY RESEARCHED (and there is literally ONE that is researched every year), it is this one. My BFFs and PhD candidates in Hallmarkology, Jen and Jami, are back to tell us about the lineup of Hallmark Christmas movies for 2020. We also get an incredibly special and fun visit from Hallmark star Nikki DeLoach and if you're sure you are ready to hear Jami fangirl for 40 seconds, here it is. :) 
    (Even if you aren't a Hallmarkie, I think you'll love the humor and friendship and interview! Even if you don't know the movies, you'll love this one!)
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    December 15, 2020 2020 Christmas Party Episode 9: A Ben Rector Christmas

    Your favorite and my favorite Ben Rector is back to party with us today! Of all my friends y'all request to chat with, Ben is at the top of that list. His new Christmas album, A Ben Rector Christmas, is one of our faves around the office and one I can't quit at home, too. Enjoy this convo! 
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    December 14, 2020 2020 Christmas Party Episode 8: Amy Grant

    I just cannot tell y'all what a gift it feels like to have Amy Grant on the podcast today. For myself, and many of us, Amy and her voice and her stories have been a constant companion. Getting to chat with her and share this with you is just such a highlight of 2020 for me. I hope you love this conversation as much as I do! (PS SORRY I CRIED but you aren't surprised.) 
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    December 13, 2020 2020 Christmas Party Episode 7: Pastor Kevin Queen

    Happy Sunday- the third Sunday in Advent! It's such a joy to welcome a listener favorite and the pastor of the pod, Kevin Queen, back to join us again! A few tears, a few laughs, and lots of wisdom for you. Pastor Kevin is the lead pastor at my church, Cross Point Church, here in Nashville and you are always welcome to join us online or in person! 
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    December 12, 2020 2020 Christmas Party Episode 6: Enneagram Gift Guide with Dr. Drew Moser

    We love talking about the enneagram tool here and when you put together enneagram and presents, I AM HERE FOR IT! Dr. Drew Moser is an absolute expert and the author of The Enneagram of Discernment. He goes through each number and sets us up for excellent shopping by sharing a comfort gift and a challenge gift for each type of friend in our lives. 
    Want more ideas? Go listen to our Enneagram Gift Guide episode from the 2019 Christmas Party!
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    December 11, 2020 2020 Christmas Party Episode 5: Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town

    Oh y'all. This conversation is a gift from God. Kimberly Schlapman comes and tells us about her family's holiday traditions, adoption, miracles, prayer, and the pain of deep loss.
    (To prepare your heart, I do want you to know we talk about the loss of a spouse and the loss of a baby.)
    I'm so so grateful for the Kimberly's kindness and honesty and how inviting she is in her stories. We are lucky to be friends with her.
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    December 10, 2020 2020 Christmas Party Episode 4: Christmas Cooking with Charles Hunter III

    Favorite recipes, favorite restaurants, and the power of browned butter. Charles Hunter III, you may know him online as The Salted Table, is a favorite local chef who has lots of amazing thoughts and ideas for us as we prepare and eat well this holiday season!
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    December 9, 2020 2020 Christmas Party Episode 3: An Addiction Conversation with Dr. Chip Dodd

    Settle in for this one, friends. Dr. Chip Dodd is one of the wisest men I know and we are going to talk deep quick about our mental health, addictions, and how 2020 has brought us pain and what to do with it. This one is powerful. 
    Also- miniBFF warning. Maybe listen to this one first before your kids listen along?
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    December 8, 2020 2020 Christmas Party Episode 2: Tsh Oxenreider

    Our party continues today talking about the season of Advent with Tsh Oxenreider. She's a longtime friend of mine and just one of the best. Her new Advent book Shadow and Light is gorgeous and the whole Advent experience she's created is amazing. Make sure to order the book and check it out! 
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    December 7, 2020 2020 Christmas Party Episode 1: Santa Claus

    It's time for our 12 Days of Christmas Party here at That Sounds Fun! And we kick this off with the best of men. My gracious, Santa Claus has got a lot to sort out this year in delivering gifts and keeping the elves healthy in the days of COVID-19 and if you've been wondering how he's going to make this year work, I asked him all about it! 
    TOTALLY unrelated: Dave Barnes is the best and you should check out his music and his podcasts!
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    December 3, 2020 Episode 266: Rend Collective

    This episode feels like a party FOR REAL. Why is Rend Collective the most fun and talented group ever??! (Because they're Northern Irish, that's why.) I laughed just about the whole time and feel like I have new best friends who make the coolest music! AND we are SO EXCITED to be featuring the song "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" from their new Christmas album- A Jolly Irish Christmas- starting today and through the whole month of December! WHAT GOOD LADS! Can't wait to hear your thoughts after this one!
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    November 30, 2020 Episode 265: Kathie Lee Gifford

    What an absolute JOY to talk with Kathie Lee Gifford! I learned so much, wished we could all fly to Israel together, and really enjoyed talking about her new book It's Never Too Late. We also got to read her book on MiniBFFBookClub a few weeks ago- Hello, Little Dreamer- it's awesome! 
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    November 26, 2020 Episode 264: Kimberly Williams-Paisley + HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    Happy Thanksgiving, friends! No one better to chat with today than Kimberly Williams-Paisley! Not only do we talk long about Father of The Bride, we also discuss her TWO Christmas movies (they are SO GOOD!), life in Nashville with kids and husband Brad Paisley- their story of meeting is INCREDIBLE, and most importantly, food insecurity across our nation. On a day about feasting, let's remember those who are struggling in 2020. 
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    November 23, 2020 Episode 263: Natalie Grant

    THIS WOMAN. Are y'all even ready for this conversation with Natalie Grant?!? Lots of laughs, a couple of tears, and lots of talk about her new album No Stranger that is getting me through 2020. Natalie is a dear friend and an amazing voice and a leader for so many. I could not have loved this convo more- I know you will too!
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    November 19, 2020 Episode 262: Lysa TerKeurst + forgiveness

    One of our favorites if BACK! I just love getting to sit and talk with Lysa TerKeurst about life and writing and today, forgiveness. Her new book, Forgiving What You Can't Forget, is a much needed and incredibly helpful guide for any of us (all of us?) who may need a little help forgiving.
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    November 16, 2020 Episode 261: Cody Zeller

    It is about time we had a star from the NBA on our show! Meet Cody Zeller, player for the Charlotte Hornets, starting his eighth year in the league! If you've been looking for a reason to watch basketball, if you've been looking for a jersey to buy your kid for Christmas, if you've been looking for a funny conversation and a professional athlete to look up to, Cody is your dude. 
    I donated to LikeAChild.org and Cody is matching it! He'll match your donation as well before December 1! 
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    November 12, 2020 Episode 260: Christine D'Clario

    A few years ago, Christine D'Clario and I went on a trip to Ecuador with Compassion Intl and IMMEDIATELY hit it off. Like, sisters from different misters. I love how she loves God and how she loves worship and how she talks about both. This show brought me to tears. Prepare yourself, friends. This is a spiritual hour.
    If you enjoyed this episode with Christine, I bet you'll also love:
    Episode 137: Amanda Lindsey Cook
    Episode 68: Tauren Wells
    Episode 198: Tauren Wells + Citizen of Heaven
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    November 9, 2020 Episode 259: Captain Harold and Rachel Earls

    To celebrate Veteran's Day this week, we are so excited to have Captain Harold and Rachel Earls on the show! They are incredibly fun to listen to and learn from, have an awesome family and awesome story. Grab a copy of their book A Higher Calling today and start reading ASAP! It's very very good. 
    (Sorry for the sound issues- totally my fault! But we loved this conversation too much to keep it from you!) 
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    November 5, 2020 Episode 258: John Bevere

    It was such an honor to get to speak to John Bevere for today's episode. The impact his ministry has already had on the world is astounding- so he's the exact right person to talk to us about the impact our lives can have as well! Go ahead and order yourself a copy of his new book X: Multiply Your God-Given Potential. You'll love this one.
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    November 2, 2020 Episode 257: Advent 2020 + She Reads Truth

    Maybe my favorite episode every year is when we get to sit down with Amanda Bible Williams and Raechel Myers from She Reads Truth and talk all about the season of Advent! (starts November 29!) 
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    October 29, 2020 Episode 256: 2020 US Election with Gabe Lyons

    This is the beginning, not the end, of our 2020 US Election conversation. (We have two more shows planned with two of my favorite political experts around the inauguration in January!) Y'all have heard me talking about this a bit, but my real prayer and hope is that we can hang onto our faith and friendships through this election season. Gabe Lyons, author, speaker, and founder of Q Ideas, is here to talk us through the election through the eyes of our Christian faith, answers some hard questions, and leaves us with a lot of hope.
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    October 26, 2020 Episode 255: Karen Kingsbury

    It is such an honor to have one of my favorite novelists on the podcast today! Karen Kingsbury is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author and her Baxter family of characters are many of our favorite friends that we don't really know (LOL)! Today Karen and I talk about her new novel, Truly, Madly, Deeply, her family, COVID, and a plethora of other things! She's wonderful! Enjoy!
    (As mentioned in the intro, we talk a bit about policemen and police work because the main character in her new novel is a policeman. You may want to listen to this one without your kids the first time just so that you know how you want to have the follow up conversation. While we may not all agree with every guest, I hope you'll listen along with open ears and heart.)
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    October 22, 2020 Episode 254: Chris Singleton

    After I read Chris Singleton's book, Different: A Story About Loving Your Neighbor, for a Monday night #miniBFFBookClub on instagram live, I knew I wanted to have a longer conversation with him. He's an incredibly gifted speaker with a heartbreaking and hope-filled story and I think you're gonna love this conversation.



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    October 19, 2020 Episode 253: Point of Grace

    These are some of my very favorite ladies ever. Point of Grace is a group that has been singing in my ears for decades, but the real joy was when I got to tour with them about a decade ago. They are absolutely wonderful. You're going to love this conversation with Denise, Shelley, and Leigh. Their new book How You Live is so helpful- like coffee with three really wise older sisters. This conversation was just as comforting and fun. Love them so much.
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    October 15, 2020 Episode 252: Lecrae

    I am such a huge fan of Lecrae's music and his writing and his story. His new book I Am Restored is such an honest, deep, and painfully real take on his life that I think you'll find it inspiring and moving and a worthy read. Today's convo is special to me- I hope it will be to you, too.
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    October 12, 2020 Episode 251: Sam Acho

    Y'all know I'm a huge fan of sports, so anytime an athlete comes on the show, I AM A HAPPY ANNIE. Sam Acho is today's guest and his story of faith and family and football is one I will not soon forget. Make sure you grab a copy of his new book Let The World See You. It's a powerful read and you will hear why in today's conversation.
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    October 8, 2020 Episode 250: Maddie & Tae

    I did not mean to make us new besties BUT IT HAPPENED, Y'ALL. I have been a long time fan of Maddie & Tae's music, but now I am just a superfan of who they are as women and artists and creatives and business owners. After you listen to this episode, make sure to give them a follow and check out all their music- including their new album The Way It Feels and their Christmas EP We Need Christmas! 
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    October 5, 2020 Episode 249: Dr. Russell Moore

    What an absolute honor to have Dr. Russell Moore join us on the podcast today. I have long looked up to him and respected his work, and his new book The Courage To Stand is an important read. Today Dr. Moore answers a lot of my questions and a lot of your questions and gives me (and us?) hope for what is to come.
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    October 1, 2020 Episode 248: Jamie Ivey + You Be You

    Gracious I love my friend Jamie Ivey and I REALLY love her new book You Be You. She lives this message as much as anyone I know, which is fun to watch and so helpful to read. I know many of you (myself included) are fans of Jamie's podcasts and her writing, and this episode is one of the best conversations. Grab the book, follow Jamie, subscribe to her podcast- you'll be glad you did.
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    September 28, 2020 Episode 247: Alli Worthington + Standing Strong

    Oh my gracious I am so excited to have our friend Alli Worthington back in the podcast studio again! Her pure joy and excitement about life always makes me smile but its the deeper conversations, the heart of the matter, the way she got SO HONEST in today's show, that's the good stuff. Make sure you grab a copy of her latest book, Standing Strong!
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    September 24, 2020 Episode 246: Tyler Merritt

    I have been long hoping to have Tyler Merritt on the podcast- you probably know him as the guy from his Before You Call The Cops viral video. I know him as the guy who volunteers in our church's kids area. We've known each other for a while but our friendship grew three sizes today, just in our Hamilton conversation! :) 
    By the way, this is a great conversation for the whole family, but I do think maybe adults want to listen before my #miniBFFs listen as we discuss racism and how to love our neighbors well. We go deep on this convo and I'm grateful for Tyler's faith and his words.
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    September 21, 2020 Episode 245: Jay and Allison DeMarcus

    I biiiinged DeMarcus Family Rules on Netflix a few weeks ago and my gracious I really liked it. I've been a fan of both Jay and Allison for a long time so getting to chat with them about their new show and their family life and their life in Nashville- what an incredibly fun conversation. And I got to sing with Jay DeMarcus so I'm the happiest. LOL. Y'all gotta watch their show!
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    September 17, 2020 Episode 244: Derwin Gray

    Today is my first day being friends with Dr. Derwin Gray, but I have been a fan and follower for a very very long time. What an amazing dude! Strong teacher, kind pastor, good friend. His new book The Good Life is exactly what we need right now- a reminder that our world doesn't value the same things God's kingdom values. And that matters. I think you're going to love this conversation and his new book!
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    September 14, 2020 Episode 243: Myquillyn Smith + Welcome Home

    The fall is here(ish) and it's time to start thinking about how our homes will change with the seasons. There is literally no better expert than Myquillyn Smith, also known as the Nester. Her latest book, Welcome Home, is an absolute treasure trove of goodness for making your home the most livable and the most lovely every season of the year. She's absolutely one of my faves and I know she's one of y'all's too!
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    September 10, 2020 Episode 242: Levi Lusko

    It is ABOUT TIME my friend Levi Lusko joined us on the podcast! You remember his wife Jennie was on just a few months ago (Episode 220) and now Levi is here to talk about the pandemic and prayer and the power of our thoughts and fasting and a billion other topics (you know how we do). I'm going to be starting his new 40-day devotional, Take Back Your Life, and I hope you'll join me!
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    September 7, 2020 Episode 241: Rashawn Copeland

    I am so excited to introduce y'all to my friend, Rashawn Copeland. We met on a trip to Israel a few years ago and it has been incredibly fun to watch the world get to know him and be blessed by his ministry. His new book Start Where You Are is so honest and vulnerable and such an interesting read. I'm really grateful for our conversation and this time together. I think you're gonna love him and his new book.
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    September 3, 2020 Episode 240: Bear Rinehart

    What a trip to get to chat with NEEDTOBREATHE's front man, Bear Rinehart. He answers some of your questions, talks about songwriting in the pandemic, parenting, counseling and faith. And DUH we laugh a lot and DUH I gush over their new album Out of Body because it is legit excellent. (Grab a copy ASAP!) Share this one with your friends! 
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    August 31, 2020 Episode 239: Lisa Bevere

    Lisa Bevere is the Godmother we all need- full of wisdom and humor, truthful but kind, strong and humble- pretty much, just an incredible friend to have. You probably have heard her teach or read some of her many best-selling books, but now you get to hear her preach right to US about who we have been and who we want to be. Make sure you grab a copy of her new book Godmothers!
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    August 27, 2020 Episode 238: Valorie Burton

    Y'all better get ready to get INSPIRED. Valorie Burton absolutely tells the beautiful and best truths and is a FUN new friend for me and my gracious I adored her. Her latest book (she has written a LIBRARY that you should totally read) is Let Go of the Guilt- such an important conversation for these days. I can't wait to introduce you, or reconnect you, with Valorie! Enjoy the convo!!
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    August 24, 2020 EnneaSummer2020: Q&A with Suzanne Stabile

    Y'all had some QUESTIONS after we finished our #EnneaSummer2020 series, so we called on one of the dearest and best, Suzanne Stabile. She has your answers (and some more questions for you to think about) to finish out our 2020 series.
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    August 20, 2020 Episode 237: Banning Liebscher + The Three-Mile Walk

    You know I always warn you when you'll want to be able to take notes. So be advised: this is a note taking episode. Banning Liebscher is back to pastor us in a bunch of ways and talk about his new book The Three-Mile Walk, a book I read this summer that literally changed my life. I bet it will matter to you, too.
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    August 17, 2020 Episode 236: Lauren Akins

    Y'all's dreams are ALL coming true because we've got Lauren Akins on the podcast today! She is precisely as wonderful and kind and amazing as you think she is. Wife to country music super star Thomas Rhett, Lauren is the mother of three ADORABLE gals and the author of the new book Live in Love: Growing Together Through Life's Changes- and I'm telling y'all, you will LOVE it.
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    August 13, 2020 Episode 235: Shauna Niequist

    One of our all-time favorite friends around here, Shauna Niequist, is back to chat! With her first three books being recovered and re-released, it is the perfect chance to catch up and hear how she and her family are doing in 2020 and learn the why behind these works coming back again! We LOVE AND ADORE Shauna around here, and I know you do too! Enjoy the conversation!
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    August 10, 2020 Episode 234: Drew and Stacey Morgan talk SPACE!

    I'm sure you remember Stacey Morgan being on the podcast with me a few months ago. Well now that her husband, Dr. Drew Morgan, has returned to earth from the International Space Station, I wanted to talk with them together! This conversation is a new favorite- I adore this family and I think you will too!
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    August 6, 2020 TSF Network: Welcome The Matthew West Podcast!

    Let's start here: what's a podcast network? Well, the That Sounds Fun Network is an amusement park of podcasts created to entertain, impact, help and bless you and the people you love. So if you love TSF the show, we think and hope you'll love all the shows on the TSF Network.
    Today we get to welcome our seventh show to the network- The Matthew West Podcast. Y'all already know and love Matthew- he and his wife Emily have been on the show before in February 2020- and he is back today to talk to us about creating this podcast, what he loves to do for fun, and we even get to hear a smidge of the new show! 
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    August 3, 2020 Episode 233: Double Name Witches + 100 Days To Brave 2020

    Your favorite Broadway stars are BACK! Ginna Claire Mason Moffett and Mary Kate Morrissey flew into Nashville by bubble and by broomstick and landed right here in the podcast studio! Two of our all-time favorites, you are just going to love the updates on their lives. We also talk through lots of courageous things as today we kick off #100DaysToBrave2020!
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    July 30, 2020 EnneaSummer2020: Sevens

    Saving the best for last! (JUST KIDDING, I know, not fair, I'm a 7.) :) Each show this year has been incredibly insightful and helpful and I today's stays that same course. It's the first time THREE of the same number have sat around the microphones this year, but Erin, Setnick, and I dove deep into the minds of sevens, what makes their day and what breaks their hearts. Three very different perspectives to end our EnneaSummer. Can't wait to hear your thoughts!
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    July 27, 2020 EnneaSummer2020: Sixes

    I love sitting down with two enneagram 6s and hearing and seeing the world through their eyes for a couple of minutes. Curtis and Laura are smart and healthy and kind and vulnerable- giving us real insight into the life of a person who identifies as a six. I feel more prepared to face my day and more cognizant and aware and so grateful for these friends! The way they experience God and the world... fascinating, y'all!
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    July 23, 2020 EnneaSummer2020: Fives

    I know the sacrifice our #EnneaSummer2020 Enneagram 5 friends are making, stepping up to the microphone and lending their stories to us today. Winston and Haley do such a great job of letting us into the heart and mind of being a 5, and I learned so so much. Deeply grateful for these friends and their honesty and openness.
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    July 13, 2020 EnneaSummer2020: Twos

    Kindness is going to POUR through your speakers today, friends, as you hear our Enneagram 2s. Riley and Christina are here to tell us what it's like to be inside of the mind of someone who thinks about others the most. You're going to be amazed 
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    July 9, 2020 EnneaSummer2020: Ones

    Today's conversation with the Enneagram Ones absolutely blew my mind. I learned so much from Sarah and Dan and I just absolutely loved that they both showed up with the questions answered on a piece of paper, printed out, ready to go. Ones are just the best- bringing their truth and heart. Whether you are a one or if you love a one, this show will be so helpful. 
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    July 6, 2020 EnneaSummer2020: Nines

    Our #EnneaSummer2020 Nines are two of the best and most genuine people I know. Koula and Andy showed up in the studio and told so much truth- about what it is like to be a Nine, about what brings them joy and stress, and you'll hear it, over and over again, how much we need Nines in our lives and in our world.
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    #EnneaSummer2020
    #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)
    . . . . .
    We also have koozies for each number over at shopanniefdowns.com. Get one, two, or all nine! And you get 10% EVERYTHING in the store when you buy any of the new EnneaSummer koozies!
    (Along with #EnneaSummer2020, we'll also have a few other episodes throughout the month sprinkled in with some of your favorite authors, pastors, and pod-friends! So make sure you've subscribed!)
    . . . . .
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    July 2, 2020 EnneaSummer2020: Eights

    We start this year's EnneaSummer episodes with our mighty eights. Strong and kind, wise and lots of words for us about how to understand the eights that you know and love. So thankful for David and Leslie and the way they showed up all the way themselves and shared with us vulnerably and honestly. 
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    Listen to : EnneaSummer2019: Eights
    Music from Ryan O'Neal : http://www.sleepingatlast.com
    Expert words from Seth Abram : http://instagram.com/integratedenneagram
    Our hashtags :
    #EnneaSummer2020
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    . . . . .
    We also have koozies for each number over at shopanniefdowns.com. Get one, two, or all nine! And you get 10% EVERYTHING in the store when you buy any of the new EnneaSummer koozies!
    (Along with #EnneaSummer2020, we'll also have a few other episodes throughout the month sprinkled in with some of your favorite authors, pastors, and pod-friends! So make sure you've subscribed!)
    . . . . .
    Thank you to our partners of the show! 

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    June 29, 2020 EnneaSummer2020: Sarajane Case

    It's time to kickoff a really fun month here on the pod! ENNEASUMMER2020! We will spend the next few Mondays and Thursdays talking about the enneagram with friends of each type. But today, we start the series with an expert point of view, thanks to our friend Sarajane Case, who you may know best as @enneagramandcoffee. We'll go over each type and get you ready for a month of learning and growing.
    We'll be using #EnneaSummer2020 for our hashtag this month, so as you discover your number and dig in deeper, include the hashtag in your posts so we can learn along with you!
    We also have koozies for each number over at shopanniefdowns.com. Get one, two, or all nine! And you get 10% EVERYTHING in the store when you buy any of the new EnneaSummer koozies! 
    (Along with #EnneaSummer2020, we'll also have a few other episodes throughout the month sprinkled in with some of your favorite authors, pastors, and pod-friends! So make sure you've subscribed!)
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    June 25, 2020 TSF with Mike Kelsey: What Do We Do Now + Jordan Rice and Lauren Allgood

    We are so lucky to have three episodes this week, all hosted, created, and curated by good friend of the pod, Pastor Mike Kelsey.
    Along with his friends Jordan Rice, Lead Pastor of Renaissance Church Harlem NY and Lauren Allgood, Southeast Director of Strategic Partnerships at World Relief, today Mike gives us practical steps we can take to play our role in racial reconciliation and racial justice.
    (**All books mentioned and linked this week will be using Mike's affiliate link on Amazon. So buy up! Doesn't cost you anything additional- just gives a small portion of Amazon's commission straight to Mike!**)
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    #thatsoundsfunpodcast


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    June 23, 2020 TSF with Mike Kelsey: Q&A + Mike & friends

    We are so lucky to have three episodes this week, all hosted, created, and curated by good friend of the pod, Pastor Mike Kelsey.
    A few weeks ago in the AFD WEEK IN REVIEW newsletter, you had the chance to submit questions for Mike. He sat down with his wife Ashley and a few of their friends, Musa & Christina Kposowa, Eric & Jenique Saunders, and answered a few (a lot) of your questions. 
    (**All books mentioned and linked this week will be using Mike's affiliate link on Amazon. So buy up! Doesn't cost you anything additional- just gives a small portion of Amazon's commission straight to Mike!**)
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    #thatsoundsfunpodcast

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    June 22, 2020 TSF with Mike Kelsey: Why History Matters + Jemar Tisby

    We are so lucky to have three episodes this week, all hosted, created, and curated by good friend of the pod, Pastor Mike Kelsey.
    Today, along with Jemar Tisby, author of The Color of Compromise, Mike will help us understand why American history matters as we think about racial justice and why current events like the murder of George Floyd aren’t just isolated incidents.
    (**All books mentioned and linked this week will be using Mike's affiliate link on Amazon. So buy up! Doesn't cost you anything additional- just gives a small portion of Amazon's commission straight to Mike!**)
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    #thatsoundsfunpodcast
    Resources:

    The Color of Compromise book
    The Color of Compromise Video Study
    White Awake book
    Divided by Faith book
    Local People book
    When Affirmative Action Was White book
    At the Dark End of the Street book
    I’ve Got the Light of Freedom book
    God's Long Summer book

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    June 18, 2020 Episode 230: Carlos Whittaker + Enter Wild

    We're all so happy to have Carlos Whittaker back in the That Sounds Fun podcast studio and we talked about... well... all the things. If you haven't seen this video with his neighbor, I think you'll love it. His new book Enter Wild released this week- make sure you grab a copy. 
    We also hop over to continue our chat on YouTube, so check that out and subscribe there so you don't miss any of these special additional conversations!
    YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf
    . . . . .
    #thatsoundsfunpodcast

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    June 15, 2020 TSF Network: Welcome Dadville!

    MY TWO (favorite) DADS! Dave Barnes and Jon McLaughlin are musicians, neighbors, friends, and DADS and now- podcast hosts! Today we chat for a few minutes about their lives and their new show Dadville! You don't want to miss this podcast, y'all! Head over and subscribe and listen to the couple of nuggets they've left for you- and the first episode with Tyler Hubbard from Florida Georgia Line releases June 22! 
    Subscribe to Dadville
    @davebarnesmusic
    @jonmclaughlin
    #dadville
    #TSFNetwork
    We also hop over to continue our chat on YouTube, so check that out and subscribe there so you don't miss any of these special additional conversations!
    YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf
    . . . . .
    #thatsoundsfunpodcast
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    June 11, 2020 Episode 229: Amy Brown

    I am so so happy to have Amy Brown on the podcast with us today! Amy is the co-host of The Bobby Bones Show, iHeartMedia’s award-winning Country radio show and also hosts The Women of iHeart Country and The Country Top 30 with Bones AND hosts her own podcast- “4 Things with Amy Brown”! (Phew yes, girl, do ALL that work!) She's not only a friend I like, she's a woman I deeply respect. I know you will too after you hear today's timely conversation.
    Here's the 4 Things with Amy Brown episode we talked about.
    She and Meri just created these ALLY products that I think you'll LOVE. And don't forget that if you want a 4 Things Tote, use the code THATSOUNDSFUN for 10% off! 
    We also hop over to continue our chat on YouTube, so check that out and subscribe there so you don't miss any of these special additional conversations!
    YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf
    . . . . .
    #thatsoundsfunpodcast
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    June 9, 2020 TSF Network: Welcome Be The Bridge Podcast with LaTasha Morrison!

    Y'ALL WE ARE SO EXCITED. Be The Bridge Podcast with LaTasha Morrison is joining the That Sounds Fun Network! Continuing to educate ourselves on racial justice and unity is a high priority and having a podcast from Tasha to listen to multiple times a month will help us all continue to learn and be accomplices to the work of justice. Subscribe to Be The Bridge Podcast with LaTasha Morrison Celebrate 4 years of Be The Bridge! Follow Be The Bridge Follow LaTasha Morrison on twitter Follow LaTasha Morrison on instagram ... and y'all, someone TAKE HER ON A BOAT! :) . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast  

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    June 8, 2020 Episode 228: Sophie Hudson

    If you want a voice to bring you joy and truth, turn to Sophie Hudson. I have (we have all) loved her for years and it's gotten nothing but better as time has gone on. Her new book Stand All The Way Up is super important for us today. I hope you will grab a copy. And be sure to follow Sophie on instagram so you don't miss Ouida Wednesday!!! --- #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our sponsors! Flamingo: Flamingo is in over a million bathrooms, and it can be in yours too for just $16 with FREE shipping today when you visit shopflamingo.com/annie Your Enneagram Coach:  Your Enneagram Coach is giving my friends a great discount! Just use code THATSOUNDSFUN at checkout to get $200 off the course yourenneagramcoach.com/bec

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    June 4, 2020 Episode 227: Nona Jones

    It's been about a year since I met Nona Jones and I've loved getting to know her, learn from her, and laugh with her. We've been trying for months to get our calendars to sync for this conversation, ever since her incredible book Success from the Inside Out released in January, and everything aligned a few weeks ago.  We talk about COVID19, her health journey, how her traveling schedule has changed and what she's learning about herself in that, and how Facebook is helping churches in these weeks where church isn't in a building. While we recorded the original conversation in early May, we both thought it would be important to check in again yesterday and I wanted to hear her thoughts on what is happening in our world today. I'm grateful for her honesty and thoughts. --- #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our partners of the show! International Justice Mission: Visit IJM.org/ChangeLives to be a part of this movement for good. Liquid IV: Get 25% off when you go to liquidiv.com and use code THATSOUNDSFUN at checkout! 


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    June 1, 2020 Episode 226: Knox McCoy

    Y'all have heard Knox McCoy on the show, back in February 2018 when we had him and Jamie Golden on together (they are The Popcast, but you probably know that), but today the KNOX STANDS ALONE and we chat down a million rabbit trails. He's an incredibly gifted writer (humor that leads to deep thinking is my favorite and his specialty) and his new book All Things Reconsidered is out now. It's a really great read. Don't forget to head over to YouTube to see our conversation about Compassion Intl, Honduras, and HAMILTON! (YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf) --- #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our sponsor of today's show! Your Enneagram Coach: Get $200 Beth McCord's Became an Enneagram Coach webinar by using code THATSOUNDSFUN at checkout!  yourenneagramcoach.com backslash/BEC . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast


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    May 28, 2020 TSF Network: Welcome The Next Right Thing!

    Let's start here: what's a podcast network? Well, the That Sounds Fun Network is an amusement park of podcasts created to entertain, impact, help and bless you and the people you love. So if you love TSF the show, we think and hope you'll love all the shows on the TSF Network. Obviously THIS show (That Sounds Fun) is on the TSF Network, so is Annie and Eddie Keep Talking, and now- THE NEXT RIGHT THING hosted by Emily P. Freeman!  I KNOW. I AM THRILLED TOO.  So today, you'll hear a conversation with Emily and I, about our lives and friendship and normal talking talk, but then we also talk about her show- The Next Right Thing- and why she decided to join the TSF Network. IT IS ALL VERY EXCITING. Make sure you've subscribed to The Next Right Thing- it's an incredibly good show. Don't forget to head over to YouTube to see our conversation continue! (YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf) And would you mind taking a minute and filling out the podcast survey? (http://anniefdowns.com/survey) . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our partners! She Reads Truth: Head on over to shopshereadstruth.com and use the code FUN25 for 25% off your next purchase!  International Justice Mission: Visit IJM.org/ChangeLives to be a part of this movement for good.​


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    May 25, 2020 Episode 225: Karen Swallow Prior

    Get ready for your English and British Literature heart to grow three sizes bigger. Dr. Karen Swallow Prior is a theologian and an author and professor. Her latest works are like literature classes alongside classics (the best of both worlds)-  Sense and Sensibility Heart of Darkness I'm cracking open Sense and Sensibility first thing this holiday weekend! Hope you're getting some reading done too! Don't forget to head over to YouTube to see our conversation on Jane Austen continue! (YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf) And would you mind taking a minute and filling out the podcast survey? (http://anniefdowns.com/survey) . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our partners! Ritual: Try it out satisfaction guaranteed—go to ritual.com/THATSOUNDSFUN to start your Ritual today! Thistle Farms: Go to thistlefarms.org and use code thatsoundsfun for 15% off your order!

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    May 21, 2020 Episode 224: Luke Norsworthy + Befriending Your Monsters

    We always love when Luke Norsworthy comes on the show- he's a friend favorite. We cover one billion topics, laugh a ton, grieve the very recent loss of his mother, and I gush on how much I love his family. His newest book, Befriending Your Monsters, releases next week. Grab a copy today! (I wrote the foreword... I promise it's great.) Don't forget to head over to YouTube to see our conversation continue! (YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf) And would you mind taking a minute and filling out the podcast survey? (http://anniefdowns.com/survey) . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our partners! International Justice Mission: Visit IJM.org/ChangeLives to be a part of this movement for good. Your consistent support will impact the lives of individuals all over the world.  SOZO Playlists: Be sure to check out the playlist that we have put together for you guys here (https://Sozo.lnk.to/LivingChristian!AnnieFDowns) and all the others that they have expertly curated! You can find it on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, or any streaming platform of your choice! 


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    May 18, 2020 Episode 223: Mike Kelsey

    Friends. I thank you in advance for engaging in this conversation and facing what it causes you to feel and what it brings up in you. Thank you for being the kind of friends that are open to tough conversations that are honest and true and needed, even if they aren't as easy, because we are all learning together how to be a part of racial reconciliation and letting our lives and friendships better display the beautiful diversity of the kingdom of God. Mike Kelsey is a great friend and an amazing pastor and generous in so many ways to us. I'm thankful for his words today and all he said. We also hop over to continue our chat on YouTube, and Mike gives us a great list of resources, so check that out and subscribe there so you don't miss any of these special additional conversations! YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our sponsors! Nutrafol: You can grow thicker, healthier hair by going to Nutrafol.com and using promo code SOUNDSFUN to get 20% off!  She Reads Truth: Head over to shopshereadstruth.com/box and using the code FUN50 for 50% OFF your first Subscription Box! 

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    May 14, 2020 Episode 222: Jennifer Fulwiler

    I am such a huge fan of Jennifer Fulwiler and her work and this conversation is LONG overdue- she's one of the guests y'all keep requesting. Her book Your Blue Flame has been helping me put words to some things I'm feeling and handing me some next steps. She's so fun to talk with and you're going to love Jen and her new book! We also hop over to continue our chat on YouTube, so check that out and subscribe there so you don't miss any of these special additional conversations! YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our partners! Brooklinen: You can get 10% off your first order and free shipping when you use promo code soundsfun only at Brooklinen.com! International Justice Misson: Visit IJM.org/ChangeLives to be a part of this movement for good. Your consistent support will impact the lives of individuals all over the world


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    May 11, 2020 Episode 221: Eugene Cho

    I greatly admire Pastor Eugene Cho- for his preaching, his leadership, his writing, his obedience, his advocacy. Every time I've been under his teaching I've left changed, including this conversation today. It's important. I hope you will listen, take notes, and ask yourself the same question I'm asking myself- what does it look like for me to use the privilege I have to advocate for those who don't? Pastor Eugene's newest book, Thou Shall Not Be a Jerk, is available everywhere. We also hop over to continue our chat on YouTube, so check that out and subscribe there so you don't miss any of these special additional conversations! YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our partners! KiwiCo: Get YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE on select crates at kiwico.com/THATSOUNDSFUN International Justice Mission: Go to IJM.org/ChangeLives to join IJM as a Freedom Partner. Your monthly gifts will bring rescue and restoration to people all around the world.


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    May 7, 2020 Episode 220: Jennie Lusko

    Mother's Day shows matter so much to me- I love being able to feature moms that will bless us as we listen. Months and months ago I asked Jennie Lusko to be on this exact episode. She is right for us for a million reasons- she's a friend, she's funny, she's kind and smart and thoughtful and you're just going to fall in love with her. Her new book The Fight To Flourish is so incredibly important for all of us in this season. Mom or not, you need this one. Don't forget to head over to YouTube to see Jennie and I talk about Mother's Day gifts! (YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf) . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our partners! International Justice Mission: Visit IJM.org/ChangeLives and sign up to send a monthly gift to IJM as a Freedom Partner. These consistent gifts make it possible for IJM to show up for children and families facing violence and slavery around the world every day. Thistle Farms: Their products are incredible and the perfect thing to send to Mom for Mother’s Day. You can find them at ThistleFarms.org!


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    May 5, 2020 PREVIEW: Annie and Eddie Keep Talking

    Here is episode 1 of Annie and Eddie Keep Talking!  Remember that to keep listening to this show, head over to wherever you love to listen to podcasts and subscribe to "Annie and Eddie Keep Talking"! It should show up on every platform- hopefully today! New shows every Tuesday and Friday! . . . . . @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie


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    May 4, 2020 TSF Quarantine 35: LAST ONE with Eddie

    Communion, power outages, and what happens next! Go subscribe!: Annie and Eddie Keep Talking . . . . . @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie


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    May 4, 2020 Episode 219: Lindsey Wheeler + Bottle of Tears

    It's Mother's Day week and we are here for it! Today one of my dearest friends is joining us- Lindsey Wheeler, the founder of Bottle of Tears. She is a wife and mom and business owner, but also she lives with chronic disease and parenting a child with significant trauma. Lindsey does a beautiful job sharing her story and reminding us that there is beauty in pain. She mothers us all so well in this conversation. Use the code THATSOUNDSFUN10 to get 10% off your purchase at bottleoftears.com!  And don't forget to head over to YouTube for some continued convo with Lindsey! (http://youtube.com/anniefdownstsf) . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our sponsors! Prep Dish: If you are need some meal ideas and inspiration, head to PrepDish.com/pantry  and you can download your free pantry & freezer meal plan for free!  Liquid IV: Get 25% off your order when you go to liquidiv.com and use code THATSOUNDSFUN at checkout! 


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    May 1, 2020 TSF Quarantine 34: (6th) Friday with Eddie

    A visit from a special guest, lots of serious talk, and some real heroes, like Joy Eggerichs Reed. . . . . . @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie


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    April 30, 2020 TSF Quarantine 33: (6th) Thursday with Eddie

    The world of writing books, blogs, and journals, us drooling over a mutual friend, and then making him our hero. It gets weird. Sorry (but not sorry because we just love you), @prophiphop. . . . . . @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie  


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    April 30, 2020 Episode 218: Cory Asbury Part 2

    THIS GUY. Y'all he is just absolutely one of my favorites. Today we are catching up with Cory Asbury all about the year he disappeared from the internet, what he learned, what he wrote, and what is next. Check out his new music and the new book Reckless Love. . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thanks so much to our partners! Nutrafol: You can grow thicker, healthier hair by going to Nutrafol.com and using promo code SOUNDSFUN Flamingo: Try the Flamingo Shave Set for just $16 with FREE shipping today when you visit shopflamingo.com/annie International Justice Mission: Head to IJM.org/BeAHero and join IJM as a Freedom Partner. Freedom Partners send lasting rescue and restoration by giving $24 or more each month, and they make it possible to tell stories just like Gopi’s. 


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    April 29, 2020 TSF Quarantine 32: (6th) Wednesday with Eddie

    Dollywood recipes, robes, heroes. You get it. . . . . . @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie  


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    April 28, 2020 TSF Quarantine 31: (6th) Tuesday with Eddie

    We talked about so many things I honestly don't remember. Except England. We definitely talked about England. HAPPY TUESDAY! . . . . . @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie  


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    April 27, 2020 TSF Quarantine 30: (6th) Monday with Eddie

    B-I-N-G-O, 7 minutes of serious about coronavirus and the start of week 6 in quarantine/shelter-in-place life, and as always, some heroes. . . . . . @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie  


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    April 27, 2020 Episode 217: Michael Todd

    I am alllll the way here for this conversation with Pastor Michael Todd from Transformation Church about dating, singleness, and marriage. He is just one of my favorite voices to the church and I absolutely LOVE (and you will too) his energy and heart and humor. The volume of our voices are about the same so prepare yourself. Michael's new book Relationship Goals is the next book you need to read. (Quick note to the parents of my #miniBFFs... we talk about sex in marriage, so you may want to listen without little ears the first time. I don't want to trigger a "birds and bees" talk if you aren't ready for that LOL.) We're also over on YouTube talking BREAKUPS woof but excellent. Join us there? YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our sponsors! International Justice Mission: Head to IJM.org/BeAHero and join IJM as a Freedom Partner! Ritual: My friends get 10% off your first three months! Go to ritual.com/THATSOUNDSFUN to start your Ritual today. 


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    April 24, 2020 TSF Quarantine 29: (5th) Friday with Eddie

    Visits from cute cohosts, an adjustment to the BINGO game, heroes, check-ins, etc. It's a Friday for sure. See y'all next week! Email your bingo-ed BINGO board to contest@anniefdowns.com! http://eddiekaufholz.com/links-of-interest . . . . . @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie  


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    April 23, 2020 TSF Quarantine 28: (5th) Thursday with Eddie

    You get to cross off the trophy today. :) Also- how spicy is that? And can my 7 year old watch that?  Don't forgot to grab the #TSFQuarantine BINGO BOARD... scroll all the way down the page and it's there at the bottom. Every box (EXCEPT ONE) needs to be marked off to win and you can only cross off things you hear THIS WEEK (April 20-24) on the show!  You still have the chance to be a winner, even if you start today. You'll have to go back and listen to the whole week, but you'll be able to turn in your board tomorrow if you want!  https://shopanniefdowns.com http://eddiekaufholz.com/links-of-interest . . . . . @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie  


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    April 23, 2020 Episode 216: Jo Saxton + Ready To Rise

    It is never a normal day with Jo Saxton comes on the show. She is full of wisdom, makes me laugh, and never says anything but the absolute truth and I love friends like that. Her voice in my life is incredibly important and I bet you feel the same. Her new book Ready to Rise is such an great read- I think you'll love it anytime, but particularly in this days where we are home THE MOST. :) Can't wait to hear your thoughts! . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast Just a reminder, we're playing a fun game of #TSFQuarantine Bingo this week- so make sure you grab the board from shopanniefdowns.com! Thank you to our sponsors! Brooklinen: Get 10% off your first order and free shipping when you use promo code "soundsfun" only at Brooklinen.com! International Justice Mission: Head to IJM.org/BeAHero and join IJM as a Freedom Partner. Freedom Partners send lasting rescue and restoration by giving $24 or more each month.


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    April 22, 2020 TSF Quarantine 27: (5th) Wednesday with Eddie

    This show is too long SORRY but we don't want to cut any of it. Unless it's in a stew. Then you can use a knife if you need to. (You'll get it when you listen.) Don't forgot to grab the #TSFQuarantine BINGO BOARD... scroll all the way down the page and it's there at the bottom. Every box (EXCEPT ONE) needs to be marked off to win and you can only cross off things you hear THIS WEEK (April 20-24) on the show!  https://shopanniefdowns.com http://eddiekaufholz.com/links-of-interest . . . . . @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    April 21, 2020 TSF Quarantine 26: (5th) Tuesday with Eddie

    The behind the scenes of public speaking, BINGO talk, heroes, and 7 minutes of serious that is a bit longer (shocking no one). Don't forgot to grab the #TSFQuarantine BINGO BOARD... scroll all the way down the page and it's there at the bottom. Every box needs to be marked off to win and you can only cross off things you hear THIS WEEK (April 20-24) on the show!  https://shopanniefdowns.com http://eddiekaufholz.com/links-of-interest . . . . . @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    April 20, 2020 TSF Quarantine 25: (5th) Monday with Eddie

    Owls, southern drawls, Eagle scouting, game nights, heroes. We really did a thing here today, folks. Don't forgot to grab the #TSFQuarantine BINGO BOARD... scroll all the way down the page and it's there at the bottom. Every box needs to be marked off to win and you can only cross off things you hear THIS WEEK (April 20-24) on the show!  https://shopanniefdowns.com http://eddiekaufholz.com/links-of-interest . . . . . @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    April 20, 2020 Episode 215: Jen Hatmaker

    A longtime friend and a favorite human, writer, speaker, can we say comedian? (yes we can), I am just so happy to have Jen Hatmaker on the show today. We cover all the topics, you aren't surprised about that, including some important thoughts on friendship. Her new book Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire releases tomorrow! (Jen and I also did a quick video talking ALL ABOUT HAMILTON over on YouTube. Check it out- YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf.) . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our sponsors! Abide App: Get started now with 25% off a premium subscription by downloading the Abide app at Abide.co/soundsfun. You’ll get additional stories and meditations, premium music, soothing sounds, and more! International Justice Mission: Take a minute today to read more stories of hope like this and be encouraged. Go to IJM.org/hopewithus. We all need stories of hope right now.


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    April 17, 2020 TSF Quarantine 24: (4th) Friday with Eddie

    The Great British Bakeoff talk, the girls bring some facts and whispers, and get ready to play bingo with tens of thousands of your closest pod friends next week! (Game board available on Sunday... we'll be sure to share the link in our socials!) http://eddiekaufholz.com/links-of-interest https://shopanniefdowns.com . . . . . @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    April 16, 2020 TSF Quarantine 23: (4th) Thursday with Eddie

    Eddie in his VERY Southern drawl asks a lot of questions and tells us how to do relationship well. http://eddiekaufholz.com/links-of-interest https://shopanniefdowns.com . . . . . @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    April 16, 2020 Episode 214: Stacey Morgan

    In February, when the Love Better Tour swung through Houston, we had the absolute honor of visiting Johnson Space Center, home of NASA. And that is where I met Stacey Morgan, wife of astronaut Dr. Drew Morgan.  And right now, Thursday April 16, as you are listening, Drew is headed back to Earth from the International Space Station, for the first time in almost 10 months. That also means that Stacey has been a single mom for 10 months in a different kind of deployment scenario (though they've done military deployment too).  Stacey and I became super fast friends and I knew I wanted you to hear their story, especially on this really special day. I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on this episode! And make sure you check in to watch Drew's landing the morning of April 17th! (Stacey and I also did a fun quick video about how she has prepared Drew to return to the Earth culturally- like sharing Tiger King with him LOL- over on YouTube. Check it out- YouTube.com/anniefdownstsf.) . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our sponsors!  International Justice Mission: Take a moment to visit IJM.org/hopewithus to see more encouraging stories of hope from IJM, and share them with your community. People need stories of hope right now. Third Love: Go to www.thirdlove.com/soundsfun now to find your perfect-fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase!


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    April 15, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 22: (4th) Wednesday with Eddie

    How do you wake up your house?, Easter candy, seven minutes of serious, and a mystery solved. What a Wednesday. @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    April 14, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 21: (4th) Tuesday with Eddie

    Tiny parent warning. :) TV shows we have (and haven't watched), important pronunciation of English towns, and some heroes. It's Tuesday. @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    April 13, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 20: (4th) Monday with Eddie

    We are back! (Hope you are too.) We are still at home! Hope you are too. :)  Seven serious minutes about Easter, some special guests, and lots of school cafeteria talk. @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    April 13, 2020 Episode 213: Jon Tyson

    The day after Easter, in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, what does it all mean spiritually? And how should we pray? And is this the start of revival? WHAT DO WE NOT KNOW HERE. I've long wanted to have Jon Tyson, author and pastor of Church of the City New York, on the podcast. He's one of my all time favorite pastors, and he has done the WORK to be an expert for us on revival and prayer and the ways of God. ALERT THIS IS A NOTE TAKER EPISODE. You're gonna want to remember lots of this. Check out Jon's books, and he'll be back later in the summer to talk about his newest one, Beautiful Resistance. . . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our sponsors! International Justice Mission: Take a moment to visit IJM.org/hopewithus to see more encouraging stories of hope from IJM, and share them with your community. People need stories of hope right now. Grace Looks Amazing on You by Amy Seiffert


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    April 12, 2020 TSF Holy Week 2020: Easter Sunday

    Holy Week Bible Reading: Matthew 28:1-10 Mark 16:1-13 Luke 24:1-35 John 20:1-25 (Read from my Bible in the New International Version 1984 and a portion of the Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones) . . . . . #TSFHolyWeek #thatsoundsfunpodcast


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    April 10, 2020 TSF Holy Week 2020: Good Friday

    Holy Week Bible Reading: Matthew 26:47-27:66 Mark 14:43-15:47 Luke 22:47-23:56 John 18:2-19:42 (Read in The Message Version) . . . . . There will be no reading tomorrow. Nothing is recorded in Scripture of this Saturday. But Sunday is coming... #TSFHolyWeek #thatsoundsfunpodcast


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    April 9, 2020 TSF Holy Week 2020: Thursday

    Holy Week Bible Reading: Matthew 26:17-46 Mark 14:12-42 Luke 22:7-46 John 13-17:26 (Read from the Christian Standard Bible Version) . . . . . #TSFHolyWeek #thatsoundsfunpodcast


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    April 8, 2020 TSF Holy Week 2020: Wednesday

    Holy Week Bible Reading: Matthew 26:14-16 Mark 14:10-11 Luke 22:3-6 (Read from the New English Translation) . . . . . #TSFHolyWeek #thatsoundsfunpodcast


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    April 7, 2020 TSF Holy Week 2020: Tuesday

    Holy Week Bible Reading: Matthew 21:23-23:39, 26:6-13 Mark 11:27-12:44 Luke 20-21:4 John 12:2-11 (Read in the New Living Translation) . . . . . #TSFHolyWeek #thatsoundsfunpodcast  


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    April 6, 2020 TSF Holy Week 2020: Monday

    Holy Week Bible Reading: Matthew 21:12-22 Mark 11:12-18 Luke 19:45-48 (Read in the English Standard Version) . . . . . #TSFHolyWeek #thatsoundsfunpodcast


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    April 5, 2020 TSF Holy Week 2020: Palm Sunday

    Holy Week Bible Reading: Matthew 21:1-11 Mark 11:1-11 Luke 19:29-44 John 12:12-19 (Read from my Bible in the New International Version 1984) . . . . . #TSFHolyWeek #thatsoundsfunpodcast


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    April 3, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 19: (3rd) Friday with Eddie

    From baby goats to jazz leadership. Love y'all. See you Monday, April 13th. @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    April 2, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 18: (3rd) Thursday with Eddie

    Embarrassing stories and donuts and food trucks. Another normal day around here.  @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    April 2, 2020 Episode 212: Charles Martin + The Water Keeper

    If something happens twice, can we call it a tradition? :) Because I love the idea of Charles Martin always being our last conversation before Holy Week and Easter. It happened in April 2019 and again today. With tons of compassion and wisdom and kindness, Charles talks to us through this unknown pandemic season with the hope of the One who knows it all. His new novel The Water Keeper releases next month, and I would HIGHLY encourage you to grab a copy of What If It's True? to read through between Palm Sunday and Easter. Speaking of next week- we won't have normal Monday or Thursday shows, and there won't be any #TSFQuarantine shows, but each day, starting Sunday, April 5 (Palm Sunday) to Sunday, April 12 (Easter), I'll be reading the story from that day in the Gospels. Something is recorded in Scripture every day from of that globe-shaking week, and we'll hear it straight from the Bible. . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our sponsors! Abide App: For a limited time, my friends will get 25% off a premium subscription, when you visit Abide.co/soundsfun International Justice Mission: People need stories that make them smile, and that remind them that hope is waiting on the other side of tragedy! Read and share stories like this at IJM.org/hopewithus


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    April 1, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 17: (3rd) Wednesday with Eddie

    Lots of heroes, lots of writing talk, and an update on feelings. @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    March 31, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 16: (3rd) Tuesday with Eddie

    Our seven serious minutes extended a bit today. Enjoy. :)  @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    March 30, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 15: (3rd) Monday with Eddie

    LOTS of breakfast talk (with two adorable visitors) and some heroes and a last resort offer for Tim and his fiancé. @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    March 30, 2020 Episode 211: Ellie Holcomb + Don't Forget To Remember

    Gracious I adore Ellie Holcomb, and getting to chat with her in these uncertain and sometimes scary days is such a gift. She's homeschooling her kids, like many of y'all, and trying to balance all the things. Ellie gives so much hope today for all of us, no matter what our shelter-in-place situation is like. (And a few fun pop-ins from her kids!)  Ellie's new children's book Don't Forget To Remember is a favorite of our #miniBFFBookClub and is perfect to read to your children right now.  . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast (We're still rolling with the #TSFQuarantine podcasts every morning until Friday with Eddie Kaufholz! Check those out for a few laughs and a little hope!)  Thank you to our sponsors! Ritual: Receive 10% off your first three months at ritual.com/THATSOUNDSFUN Liquid IV: Get 25% off when you go to liquidiv.com and use code THATSOUNDSFUN at checkout! 


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    March 29, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 14: (3rd) Sunday with Eddie

    Of course we had to talk about Tiger King, 7 serious minutes about the beginning of a new week, some real life heroes, and how Eddie would excel at Shark Tank. @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    March 27, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 13: (2nd) Friday with Eddie

    Sabbath talk, hero talk, cameo talk, and some great updates after yesterday's show. (Reminder: we Sabbath/rest on Saturdays, and we talked too long today so you're a little ready for a break from us but we'll be back on Sunday!) @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    March 26, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 12: (2nd) Thursday with Eddie

    How do we help doctors and nurses? 7 minutes of serious that goes longer than 7 minutes. @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    March 26, 2020 Episode 210: John Eldredge

    I fangirl hard today on this episode with John Eldredge. His writings, his podcast, his teachings- his work has shaped my heart for two decades and I'm so grateful. While we recorded this conversation before COVID19 was the pandemic it is today, these words were perfectly meant for today. John is about to invite you to think through the importance of whole-heartedness and what it is like to be a human right now. His new book Get Your Life Back is an absolute gift. Here are the other resources that I think will help you right now: John's website John's podcast One Minute Pause App . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast (We're still rolling with the #TSFQuarantine podcasts every morning with Eddie Kaufholz! Check those out for a few laughs and a little hope!)  Thank you to our sponsors! International Justice Mission: Watch these amazing videos of hope at IJM.org/hopewithus  Flamingo: Try the Flamingo shave set for just $16 with FREE shipping today when you visit shopflamingo.com/annie


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    March 25, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 11: (2nd) Wednesday with Eddie

    Jokes from the girls, tons of fruit talk, and while my quarantine is officially over, these shows will keep going... but we won't be starting any small businesses. See y'all tomorrow! @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    March 24, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 10: (2nd) Tuesday with Eddie

    The real question remains- does Producer Chad wear joggers or leggings? And we lament the loss of sports, particularly the Olympics 2020 (news hot off the presses), and what I will do as soon as quarantine ends tomorrow (though "shelter in place" continues). @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    March 23, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 9: (2nd) Monday with Eddie

    Two adorable sweet guests, breakfast talk, a baseball mystery to be solved, and some big heroes. @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    March 23, 2020 Episode 209: Lisa Whittle + Jesus Over Everything

    For starters, I just want to be real clear that Lisa and I recorded this episode when she was in Nashville two weeks ago, before corona virus was the center of all conversations and before I was quarantined. So please forgive the moments that sound a bit tone deaf, we had no idea what today would bring when we were together two weeks ago. Lisa Whittle is one of my favorite voices in the faith space right now. Her new book Jesus Over Everything is honestly exactly what we need right now. I think this book will really give you some hope and some help. Grab a copy today! . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our sponsors! International Justice Mission: Go watch Bablu eating his first birthday cake at IJM.org/hopewithus and share his hope with your community. People need it! ThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/soundsfun to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase!


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    March 22, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 8: (2nd) Sunday with Eddie

    We talk a little longer than usual today, cleaning up some old news, bringing some new news, and planning for our week!  @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    March 20, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 7: Friday with Eddie

    Finally, I cried. LOL. Pizza talk and exercise talk and some heroic heroes and Eddie's daughters make a guest appearance. And we both get turns being the people we REALLY wish we were. @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    March 19, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 6: Thursday with Eddie

    On the sixth day of recording, we discuss early mornings and brownies and why we fight with people we love and thank the grocery store workers. It's a mess. You're welcome. @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    March 19, 2020 Episode 208: Morgan Harper Nichols

    Y'all have yelled at me, in very sweet ways, to have Morgan Harper Nichols on the podcast and YOUR WISH IS MY COMMAND! Her art and poetry is literally breathing life into my bones this week. Her new book is a must-order for us in this season on the planet- All Along You Were Blooming. It's gorgeous- just like the heart in this friend. . . . . . . . . . . All parts of this episode were recorded before I was quarantined to my house by the health department. But Eddie Kaufholz and I are talking all about that on our daily show TSF Quarantine. Enjoy it while it lasts... is what I'm saying to myself about these next seven days in my house. :)  #TSFQuarantine #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our sponsor, Brooklinen! Get 10% off your first order + free shipping when you use promo code "soundsfun" at Brooklinen.com.  


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    March 18, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 5: Wednesday with Eddie

    Seven serious minutes about handling disappointment with your kids, heroes we didn't know we needed, and figuring out which marine animals self-identify as which enneagram numbers. And we need to know about your best/worst couple fights. @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine #thatsoundsfunpodcast


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    March 17, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 4: Tuesday with Eddie

    A couple of minutes of how we're really feeling, then lots of space talk, a little Germany talk, Bachelor talk, and Happy St. Patrick's Day, everybody! @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine #thatsoundsfunpodcast


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    March 16, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 3: Monday with Eddie

    We talk about toilet paper again what is wrong with us. But we also cover what's in a stranger's shopping cart, challenges for today, and want you to tell us what game console is best.  @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine


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    March 16, 2020 Episode 207: Katie Peslis

    This is SUCH a fun episode for the middle of the weirdest thing we've all lived through together- Katie Peslis is an absolute GEM and one of the most talented vocalists I've ever known. She sings SPOT ON like Karen Carpenter, hence the entire tribute album. (And yes, her husband was just on tour with me so may the circles of friendship be unbroken and TIGHTLY KNIT.) Make sure you check out Katie's music and follow her for upcoming tour dates! . . . . . All parts of this episode were recorded before I was quarantined to my house by the health department. But Eddie Kaufholz and I are talking all about that on our daily show TSF Quarantine. Enjoy it while it lasts... is what I'm saying to myself about these next nine days in my house. :)  #TSFQuarantine #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our sponsors of this episode! Rothy’s:  Go to Rothys.com/SOUNDSFUN to get your new favorite flats! Stamps.com: Get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial + free postage AND a digital scale without any long-term commitment. Go to Stamps.com click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in SOUNDSFUN.


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    March 15, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 2: Sunday with Eddie

    Some church talk and LOTS of toilet paper talk. Send us your toilet paper substitutes, hot take topics, and general feedback by tagging us on twitter (@anniefdowns and @edwardoreddie) and the hashtag is  #TSFQuarantine


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    March 14, 2020 TSF Quarantine Episode 1: Saturday with Eddie

    I am quarantined to my house until Monday, March 23. I know many of you are at home by force or by choice as well. To fight some of the loneliness, I'm going to talk to Eddie every day for 30 minutes.   Act 1: How are you? Act 2: Hot Takes Act 3: Homebound Challenge Send us your hot takes on Twitter! (I'm @anniefdowns and he is @EdwardorEddie) See you tomorrow!


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    March 12, 2020 Episode 206: Robin Dance

    Robin Dance is one of my first friends in the blogger space, way back in the 2000s. She brings a fun conversation, some brave words, and lots of good thoughts and I think you're just going to love her. Her new book For All Who Wander is a great read. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsor, Liquid IV! Get 25% off when you go to liquidiv.com and use code THATSOUNDSFUN at checkout!  


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    March 9, 2020 Episode 205: Sissy Goff + Raising Brave Kids

    There is no one I know that is as much an expert on raising kids as Sissy Goff. Over twenty years of counseling children and loving families and she knows what to say to us, what to say to kids, and what to say to ourselves about raising kids in 2020. Her book, Raising Worry-Free Girls, is great for any of us that are a part of a kid's village (boys or girls!). I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on this one. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our podcast sponsors! Ritual: My friends get 10% off during your first three months at ritual.com/THATSOUNDSFUN Abide App: Get started now with 25% off a premium subscription by downloading the Abide app at Abide.co/soundsfun. You’ll get additional stories and meditations, premium music, soothing sounds, and more.


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    March 5, 2020 Episode 204: Melanie Shankle + On The Bright Side

    Get ready to laugh, y'all. Melanie Shankle cracks me up more than most do (and y'all know I'm an easy laugh). We've been friends since before we had these jobs and it's always fun to talk to someone you've walked over a decade with. Her new book, On The Bright Side, is a real special thing. I think you're going to love it. (Because we recorded this show before Monday, there is no mention of the tornado that passed through Nashville this week. But thank you for all your kind words and prayers as our church and city begin a rebuilding and healing journey we didn't ever expect.) . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to the sponsor of this episode! Glossier: All new customers will get 10% off their first order on Glossier.com/podcast/thatsoundsfun!


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    March 2, 2020 Episode 203: David Kinnaman

    It's been such a while that I've wanted to sit down and talk with David Kinnaman. He's the president of Barna Group, he writes books I ABSOLUTELY LOVE, and he's just brilliant. I love stats and I love talking about faith and I love talking about culture and David brings all those things together in some amazing ways. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this one! And you can keep up with their family- https://www.prayforjill.com . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsors of this episode! Prep Dish: all you need to do is text the word “mealplan” to 33777 to get a free week! Grove.co: For a limited time, go to grove.co/soundsfun to receive a FREE FIVE PIECE Cleaning Set from Mrs. Meyer’s and Grove – a THIRTY DOLLAR value!


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    February 27, 2020 TSF Couples 2020: Sadie Robertson Huff + Christian Huff

    This one is just sweet and special and inspiring and I absolutely LOVE when Sadie Robertson Huff and I get to chat... this one is extra awesome because her new husband Christian Huff is here with us as well! We talk dating and God and marriage and then we get a special visit from an office friend who eavesdropped and had some thoughts to include. It's a packed show, y'all!  Sadie also has a new book out called LIVE- make sure you grab a copy today! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsors of this episode! Rothy’s:  Go to Rothys.com/SOUNDSFUN to get your new favorite flats! ThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/soundsfun to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase!


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    February 24, 2020 TSF Couples 2020: Propaganda + Dr. Alma Zaragoza-Petty

    I have long long long wanted to have Propaganda on the podcast, and this was just perfect to have him for Couples Month, since his wife Dr. Alma Zaragoza-Petty was available to hop on the microphones with us too. Marriage, family, boundaries, we go to all the places in this conversation. (And we're giving this one a PG rating, so for my miniBFFs out there, maybe Mom and Dad should give a listen first.) Prop and Alma have their own podcast- The Red Couch Podcast- that you should give a listen! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on this one! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsors! Pine Cove: Register NOW to get in on an affordable monthly payment plan at pinecove.com and use the code ANNIE250 for $250 off a first time, overnight youth camp registration. Your Enneagram Coach: Use code THATSOUNDSFUN at checkout to get $200 off the course! Learn more and sign up for a free webinar with Beth McCord at yourenneagramcoach.com/bec. Enrollment closes on February 28th, 2020, but don’t worry! You can sign up to be notified next time it opens later this year.


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    February 20, 2020 TSF Couples 2020: Addison + Julianna Bevere

    Y'all I am so in love with this episode. Addison Bevere swung through the studio when he was in Nashville and we planned to release the show in March... well then his wife Julianna was with him and we turned her microphone on and MY GOSH it is a brilliant show. His recently released book Saints is one of my favorite new books- I think you'll totally love it. Buckle up. This is the best hour of your day. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsors! Stamps.com : Get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial + free postage AND a digital scale without any long-term commitment. Just go to Stamps.com click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in SOUNDSFUN. Your Enneagram Coach: Use code THATSOUNDSFUN at checkout to get $200 off the course! Learn more and sign up for a free webinar with Beth McCord at yourenneagramcoach.com/bec. Enrollment closes on February 28th, 2020, but don’t worry! You can sign up to be notified next time it opens later this year.


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    February 17, 2020 TSF Couples 2020: Jacks + Shawl from Bubbly Sesh

    We ticked off all the boxes on this one- yes, a couple so that works for February (AND I LOVE JACKS AND SHAWL!) and a Hallmark conversation like we talked about having more than just at Christmas, lots of laughs and great conversations and Brendan Penny talk, so all is well. Learning how to work together and laugh together and build a project together (like The Bubbly Sesh!) is pretty impressive- I love what I get to learn from these two! Definitely check out their podcast and listen, I just watched The Secret Ingredient and it may be my new favorite. HALLMARK I LOVE YOU MORE EVERY DAY. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsors! Indeed: Post your job today at Indeed.com/soundsfun and get a free sponsored job upgrade on your first posting. Terms, conditions and exclusions apply. Offer valid through March 31, 2020. Flamingo: Try the Flamingo shave set for just $16 with FREE shipping today when you visit shopflamingo.com/annie


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    February 13, 2020 TSF Couples 2020: Jay + Katherine Wolf

    Put this episode in the most requested guest category because Y'ALL LOVE THE WOLFS. Of course I wanted to have them on- so your wish is my command! We had the best time chatting, me in Nashville and them in Atlanta, about our friendship history, how they met, life before and after her stroke, and what it really means to suffer strong. These folks are two of my heroes.  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsors! Ritual: Get 10% off during your first three months at ritual.com/THATSOUNDSFUN Liquid IV: Get 25% off when you go to liquidiv.com and use code THATSOUNDSFUN at checkout!


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    February 10, 2020 TSF Couples 2020: Matthew West + Emily West

    I am so so thrilled to have amazing singer/songwriter Matthew West and his wife Emily on the podcast today. (It's Emily's FIRST EVER POD INTERVIEW so y'all be extra sweet to her.) But that will be easy because she is amazing. This whole conversation is. From dating to Nashville, from picking a church (I think many of y'all will relate to the fears of vulnerability we talk about there) to praying for your kids to songwriting to the Grammys... we go all the places. Matthew has a new album releasing Friday that I think you're going to love called Brand New. Make sure you grab a copy! And yes. I had one major complaint with Matthew, but we saved that for YouTube... go check it out! :) . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsors of this episode! Imperfect Foods: Go to Imperfectfoods.com/soundsfun and use code “soundsfun” at checkout for $10 off your next 4 orders! Pine Cove Camps: Register NOW to get in on an affordable monthly payment plan at pinecove.com and use the code ANNIE250 for $250 off a first time, overnight youth camp registration! Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison


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    February 6, 2020 TSF Couples 2020: Amanda + Raechel from SheReadsTruth

    I love having Amanda Bible Williams and Raechel Myers on the podcast- especially when we get to celebrate couples (co-workers definitely count!) and with the season of Lent approaching, we have A LOT to discuss. I just love love love having Amanda and Raechel on the show. I think this is our best one yet. (And just to note, towards the beginning of this one, we talk about the loss of a child and how to parent the other children when there is a tragedy or loss. Was reminded by a listener friend that some of y'all may want a heads up about that.


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    February 3, 2020 TSF Couples 2020: Chris + Emily Norton

    Couples Month is one of my favorite series of the year and this first episode of February is a excellent way to start. Chris and Emily Norton are known for their viral videos, but gracious after an hour with them it's so clear they are so much more. Their book The Seven Longest Yards is such an interesting read. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this conversation and these amazing people. And don't forget we've got a few more questions with the Nortons over on the AFD YouTube page! I think you'll enjoy this continued conversation... . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to ThirdLove for sponsoring this episode! Go to thirdlove.com/soundsfun for 15% off your first purchase.


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    January 30, 2020 Episode 202: Beth Moore

    What an absolute honor to have Beth Moore on the podcast today. Y'all have requested this conversation since about day 1 and I've hoped for it about that long, too. Beth has been one of the most influential voices in my life when it comes to faith and spiritual growth, and this conversation changed me. Her new book Chasing Vines is an excellent read and I think you will learn so much from it. Please take time today to thank Beth for her investment in your life and the ways her work and this conversation have helped you. She's sure helped me. I'm forever grateful. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to Rothy’s for sponsoring today’s episode!


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    January 27, 2020 Episode 201: Jennie Allen

    I am so so happy to have my friend Jennie Allen back on the podcast today! We have lived a lot of life together and I am just so grateful for her voice in my life. You are going to absolutely FALL ALL THE WAY INTO this conversation about the power of our thoughts and what God is saying to us today. Her new books Get Out of Your Head is a must read. Can't wait to hear your thoughts about this one! And make sure you join us for IF:Gathering February 7-8, 2020. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsor, Indeed! Post your job at indeed.com/soundsfun today at get a free sponsored job upgrade on your first posting.


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    January 23, 2020 Episode 200: Jarrett Stevens

    We seem to have fallen into a pretty cool theme of prayer lately, and today is going to help us with that for sure. Whether you are new to prayer or have spent lots of time doing it already, Jarrett Stevens has some amazing thoughts and challenges for us. This one conversation has already pretty massively affected my prayer life. His new book Praying Through would be a great resource for anyone thinking of growing or changing their prayer habits. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsors! Stamps.com: Go to Stamps.com, click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in SOUNDSFUN. You'll get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale. Grove Collaborative: For a limited time, when my listeners go to grove.co/soundsfun , you will get a FREE FIVE PIECE Cleaning Set from Mrs. Meyer and Grove – a THIRTY DOLLAR value!


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    January 20, 2020 Episode 199: Anthony ONeal

    You guys. Welcome Anthony ONeal, our newest best friend, and I think y'all are going to fall in love with him as quick as I did. He is passionate about helping young adults learn how to make smart decisions with their money, relationships and education in order to live a well-balanced life. His book Debt-Free Degree is such a helpful resource- I hope you'll grab a copy. Buckle up- this conversation goes every single way and it's the most fun. Don't forget you can watch some of my conversation with Anthony over on my YouTube page!  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsors! Imperfect Foods: go to Imperfectfoods.com/soundsfun and enter the code “soundsfun” at checkout through 2/16/20 to get $10 off your next four boxes! Ritual: Go to ritual.com/THATSOUNDSFUN to get 10% off during your first three months!


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    January 16, 2020 Episode 198: Tauren Wells + Citizen of Heaven

    One of my favorite parts of this pod life is sharing music that I absolutely love, and Tauren Wells is at the tip top of that list. I love that his new song Citizen of Heaven is our intro and outro music and the album by the same name is coming out next week. Chatting with Tauren about theology and friendship and marriage and how to read the Bible... gracious this one is gold from start to finish. Make sure you grab a copy of his new album to play as quick as possible! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsors of this episode! Flamingo: Try the Flamingo Shave Set for just $16 + FREE shipping when you visit shopflamingo.com/annie Liquid IV: Get 25% off when you go to liquid-iv.com and use code THATSOUNDSFUN at checkout!


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    January 13, 2020 Episode 197: Love Better Tour Friends!

    I'm so excited to be headed out on tour with Jonathan Pokluda, Mike Grayson, and Cheryl Stark. We were in the office planning for the tour and I said, "you guys, let's just go sit down in the podcast studio and record this!" So that's what we've got for you- the conversation we were having around the table eating barbecue. What it means for us to love better, why we want to tour together, and dating thoughts... we've got lots of them. :)  We'd love to have you join us on the tour- grab your tickets here! Here's our Love Better Tour Playlist if you want a sneak listen to the songs we will be singing! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to Rothy’s for sponsoring this episode! Go to rothys.com/soundsfun for your new favorite flats.


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    January 9, 2020 Episode 196: Aundi Kolber

    This conversation is another breath of fresh air for us. Aundi Kolber came into the podcast studio and was a gift from minute one, and I think you will agree. Aundi is a Licensed Professional Counselor (MA LPC), writer, and speaker in Castle Rock, Colorado. She specializes in trauma- and body-centered therapies and is passionate about the integration of faith and psychology. Her new book Try Softer just released and it is going to help you in a million ways. (She's pretty brilliant, y'all.) . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to Third Love for sponsoring this episode! Go to thirdlove.com/soundsfun for 15% off your first purchase.


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    January 6, 2020 Episode 195: Seth Haines

    Another year and we are here together and I am so grateful. And why not kick it off with an incredibly vulnerable and personal episode? LOL. Seth Haines joins us to talk about all the facets of sobriety, how to face your desires, what to do next, and it all is just a step towards who we want to be in the next decade. His new book The Book of Waking Up is a beautiful, helpful, and life-giving read. Hope you're joining us for #100DaysToBrave2020! It's not too late- grab a copy of 100 Days To Brave and jump in with us! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsors of this episode! Class Pass: Go to classpass.com/newyears for your first month free! Prep Dish: Text the word “mealplan” to 33777 to get a free week!


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    December 30, 2019 2019 Year In Review with Eddie Kaufholz

    What choice did we have but to have Eddie Kaufholz back on the podcast to help us wrap up 2019? We talk down all the big topics that matter and don't matter and pretty much sort out everything about the last decade as we head into the next one. Always grateful for when Eddie makes me laugh AND cry.  (We also have a little drop in from our buddy Andy Barron... so that's a special year end treat!) Happy New Year, friends!  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to Ritual for sponsoring this episode! Get 10% off during your first three months at ritual.com/THATSOUNDSFUN


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    December 26, 2019 2019 Christmas Party: Santa Claus is BACK!

    Everyone's favorite big guy is back on the show today, ready to really process through the day after Christmas, his biggest and most important work day. What an honor to have Santa Claus land the sleigh here at the That Sounds Fun Studio at Downs Books HQ. And remember to check out my youtube page for a follow up question with Santa! Totally unrelated: http://davebarnes.com . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    December 24, 2019 2019 Christmas Party Episode 12: Christmas Eve

    We finish this year's 12 Days of Christmas with my parents! They always show up at my parties and I'm so glad.  Enjoy the Christmas stories from a lot lot lot of our 2019 guests! Have a very Merry Christmas, friends. Thankful for you! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    December 23, 2019 2019 Christmas Party Episode 11: Molly Grayson + Sunday Bakes

    Molly Reed Grayson is by far my favorite instagram baking follow! Every week with her #SundayBakes shows she entertains and teaches and I absolutely love it. As you are preparing for time in the kitchen the next few days, this episode will help you do it well! (And definitely stick around to the end... we have a moment that has NEVER HAPPENED before on the show! And I totally cried and it's awesome.) Enjoy the Christmas stories from 2019 guests Raechel Myers, Amanda Bible Williams, Jeff Henderson, and Jaci Velasquez. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    December 22, 2019 2019 Christmas Party Episode 10: Pastor Kevin Queen

    What a gift to have the pastor of the pod back with us today! Kevin Queen talks to us about transitions, prayer, church life around Christmas, and how to pray for your city. Enjoy the Christmas stories from 2019 guests Bianca Oltoff, Mark Batterson, and Heather Land.  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    December 21, 2019 2019 Christmas Party Episode 9: Melinda Doolittle

    This may be one of my favorite episodes this year. Melinda Doolittle is every bit as fun as she sounds from start to finish. She is kind and hilarious and thoughtful AND A CHRISTMAS TREE UP YEAR ROUND? Yeah, we need her. And now we can't WAIT for her Christmas album in 2020! Enjoy the Christmas stories from 2019 guests Clay Scroggins, Hillary Scott, and Dustin Nickerson. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    December 20, 2019 2019 Christmas Party Episode 8: Victoria Duerstock

    Victoria Duerstock and I jumped RIGHT ON IN to friendship as soon as she walked into the podcast studio. I love love love having someone at our Christmas party that talks about holiday decor- and this conversation combines the importance of purpose behind your decorating, staying on budget, and why it all matters. Her latest book Heart & Home for Christmas- is such a sweet read with daily devotionals combined with beautiful home decor. Such a great gift. Enjoy the Christmas stories from 2019 guests the Bethkes, the Dickersons, and Louie Giglio!  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    December 19, 2019 2019 Christmas Party Episode 7: Ted Dekker + Rachelle Dekker

    Ted Dekker is the first guest EVER on this podcast (he's really the reason I started podcasting in the first place!), so it's such a joy to have him and his daughter Rachelle Dekker on the podcast today! I'm devouring their new book The Girl Behind The Red Rope- it's a novel I think you'll enjoy! Can't wait for you to hear the Christmas stories from 2019 guests Casey J, Mike Donehey, and Jess Connolly. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsors of this episode! Literati Books: Go to literatibooks.com/THATSOUNDSFUN for $20 off your first box. Plus, kids three and up get a special blacklight pen. Samaritan Ministries


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    December 18, 2019 2019 Christmas Party Episode 6: Aarti Sequeira

    Y'all request Food Network star Aarti Sequeira ALL THE TIME and MERRY CHRISTMAS she came to the party! I just adore Aarti and have loved her every minute since we met on the set of Hallmark Home and Family! Today, Aarti gets very honest about God and the holidays and family transitions. What a gift she has given us today. Also enjoy the Christmas stories from 2019 guests Benjamin Watson, Kristen Strong, and Kevin & Rea Queen. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    December 17, 2019 2019 Christmas Party Episode 5: Enneagram Gift Guide

    As we recorded EnneaSummer2019 episodes (which you can go back to June 2019 and listen to), I asked each enneagram pair to tell us about what they'd like for Christmas.  Today, my three lifelong best friends- Molly, Misti, and Enneagram Coach Haley Watkins- sit down in the studio with me and we talk through each of the nine types of the enneagram and what they each would like for Christmas! Enjoy these Christmas stories from 2019 guests Andrew Peterson, Trudy Cathy White, and Brian Dixon. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    December 16, 2019 2019 Christmas Party Episode 4: Sarah Bessey

    It has been far too long since Sarah Bessey and I caught up and it's most definitely time for her to be on the show! Her calm presence and kind voice felt just perfect for our Christmas party. So many topics, not enough time, but gracious and I grateful for her honesty and stories and heart. Make sure you grab a copy of her latest book Miracles and Other Reasonable Things! Stick around for Christmas stories from our 2019 guests John Mark Comer, Chris Rice, and the Roses from the Peach Truck! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    December 15, 2019 2019 Christmas Party Episode 3: Alex Seeley + The Opposite Life

    Our Christmas party continues today, the third Sunday of Advent. Pastor Alex Seeley joins us to talk all about her new book The Opposite Life and the best parts (and the hardest parts) of the holiday season. What a gift to think through how to celebrate and grieve during these weeks- I'm so thankful for Pastor Alex talking us through this. Stick around for Christmas stories from 2019 guests Drew Hill, the Roloffs, and David Crowder! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    December 14, 2019 2019 Christmas Party Episode 2: Hallmark Christmas Movies

    The most requested and waited for show every year- Jami and Jenn are here to talk all about this year's brand new batch of Hallmark Christmas movies!  And yes- we talk loooong about our day at Dollywood as extras in Hallmark Christmas movie "Christmas at Dollywood." And yes, we still have the highest hopes that someday we'll get Dolly Parton on the podcast!   . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    December 13, 2019 2019 Christmas Party Episode 1: Phil Wickham

    I fangirl SO HARD in this episode, y'all. Phil Wickham is one of my very favorite artists and I am beyond grateful that he let us use music from his new album, Christmas, for the whole month of December! Make sure you grab a copy of the album- it's one of my very favorites. Can't wait for you to hear Christmas stories from 2019 guests Amena Brown, Knox McCoy, and Jordan Lee Dooley! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    December 12, 2019 Episode 194: Jeff Henderson

    I've been so hoping we could get Jeff Henderson on the podcast and YES HERE HE IS. One of my favorite pastors (you'll hear why  in the show- I also cry SORRY BUT YOU KNOW ME), Jeff and his wife and daughter join us to discuss pastoring and running a business, raising kids to love the church, what it looks like to be FOR your community, and disappointing people (ouch). This guy is just one of the best- make sure you grab a copy of Know What You're FOR... one of my favorite books this year. Today's episode includes super great Christmas stories from our 2019 guests Sarah Mae, Jeremy Cowart, and Emily Chapman Richards! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to the sponsors of this episode! Prep Dish: Want to give Prep Dish a try? Text “mealplan” to 33777 for a free week! Function of Beauty: Listeners will receive 20% off their first shampoo/conditioner set. To redeem, head to functionofbeauty.com/THATSOUNDSFUN and take the hair quiz. NIV Beautiful World Bible: Now through December 31st, 2019, our listeners can save an additional 10% off the Beautiful Word Bible by visiting faithgateway.com/beautiful and using promo code SOUNDSFUN at checkout!


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    December 9, 2019 Episode 193: Liz Bohannon + Beginner's Pluck

    I just finished listening to this episode with Liz Bohannon and I feel like I have more air in my lungs than I did before hearing it. She's just the absolute embodiment of INSPIRING. Her new book Beginner's Pluck is a must read for all of us. With Christmas stories from past 2019 guests Andrew Osenga, Julie Roberts, and Ryan Hall!  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsors of this episode! #FabFitFunpartner: Use coupon code “SOUNDSFUN” for $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com. Rothys: Check out all the amazing styles available right now and give the gift of comfort, style, and sustainability by going to Rothys.com/soundsfun.


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    December 5, 2019 Episode 192: Clay Scroggins

    Gracious I thought this conversation with Clay Scroggins was equal parts helpful and incredibly fun. For all of us who are leading (spoiler: we all are!), the conversation about what can distract us (spoiler: it's not just your phone!) may help you shape 2020 in some really important ways. His new book How to Lead in a World of Distraction is an excellent read that I think you'll enjoy. And surprise ending! We've been collecting Christmas stories from EVERY GUEST ALL YEAR! You'll hear a handful every show for the rest of 2019- today we hear from Lauren Diagle, Scott Sauls, and Anne Bogel! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    December 2, 2019 Episode 191: Zach Williams

    I mean. I figured we would like Zach Williams, I had no idea we would like him THIS MUCH. His music is absolutely great, his story is so unique, and I just like him to pieces. Make sure you're listening to his album Rescue Story- it is SO. GOOD. Y'ALL. And who is gonna connect us to interview Kanye? :)  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsors of this podcast! Flamingo: Get your Flamingo Shave Set for just $16 with FREE shipping today when you visit shopflamingo.com/annie Uncommon Goods: Go to UncommonGoods.com/thatsoundsfun to receive $5 off your first purchase!


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    November 28, 2019 Episode 190: Amena Brown

    Amena Brown is such a special friend, my word I love her. WE go to a lot of places today, some that are not so easy. But it felt like the perfect episode for Thanksgiving- gives us lots to think about and talk about with our people. From dating to church to racism to writing and podcasting, we cover it all.  Happy Thanksgiving, friends! Grateful for you each! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to Function of Beauty for sponsoring this podcast! Get 20% your first shampoo/ conditioner set.


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    November 27, 2019 Episode 189: Eddie Kaufholz + IJM

    I absolutely always LOVE have Eddie Kaufholz on the podcast, and y'all do too! Today we're talking all things The New Activist- how Eddie got all of us started in our love for Christian Appalachian Project, why he got involved with IJM in the first place, and all about his brand new series (that is INCREDIBLE) about the life of a young child in slavery in Ghana, Esther. Here are the links to all the things: The New Activist Supporting IJM CAP video Supporting CAP (To continue to give towards children receiving Imagination Library books, select "educational programs" in the giving dropdown menu.) . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)   


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    November 25, 2019 Episode 188: ABLE + Barrett Ward + Jordan Soderholm

    I have been a fan of ABLE since literally day 1, and Barrett and Jordan are absolutely two of my favorite friends, so this made today's show one of the best. We talk all about fair living wages for people working in fashion, who works at ABLE and what all they create, and where the company is going next and where fashion is going next.  ALSO. Before Black Friday deals even kick off, they are giving y'all 25% off everything AND free shipping using the code "thatsoundsfun25" online or in the flagship store in Nashville! (Only good until the end of Cyber Monday, y'all! So get to shopping!) https://www.livefashionable.com . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsor of this podcast: Scan Digital: Go to scandigital.com/FUN for 50% off!  


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    November 23, 2019 Happy 5th Birthday, That Sounds Fun Podcast!

    Just a quick little drop in show to tell you THANK YOU for being the best pod-friends a girl could ever ask for, tell you a bit about where the podcast is going, and tell you as much as I can about the new book (AND HOW YOU CAN BE IN IT)!! Here is the link: http://bit.ly/TSFbooksurvey Remember the first 700 people who tell us what sounds fun to them get to be in the book! Y'all are the very best. Thank you so much. 


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    November 21, 2019 Episode 187: Jordan Lee Dooley

    Y'all have been asking to have her on the show and she and I have been trying our darnedest to get our schedules to align and FINALLY! HUZZAH! Here she is! Jordan Lee Dooley is such a joy and absolutely brilliant but also kind and thoughtful and I just am a little obsessed with her, okay? Her book Own Your Everyday should be FRONT AND CENTER on your Christmas buying list. (Just a reminder as I mentioned in the show- Saturday is our podcast birthday! Make sure you listen to that short episode dropping this weekend so you get to be IN MY NEW BOOK! EEEK!) . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsors of this episode: Free Day Popcorn: Visit freedaypopcorn.com and use code THATSOUNDSFUN at checkout for 20% off your purchase through December 19, 2019. #FabFitFunPartner: Use coupon code SOUNDSFUN for $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com.


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    November 18, 2019 Episode 186: Jeremy Courtney + Love Anyway

    I love having Jeremy Courtney on the podcast. His voice is so important and powerful. He's smart and funny and incredibly kind  and I'm just the biggest fan of his. I love hearing from voices that teach us new things, open our minds to new ideas that we may or may not agree with, and hear perspectives that aren't our own all the time. Today we talk about what is happening right now in Syria and Turkey and the middle east, Preemptive Love and the desire to end war, and his new book (that I really liked) called Love Anyway. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on this one. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsors of today’s podcast! Ritual: Get 10% off during your first three months at ritual.com/THATSOUNDSFUN Uncommon Goods: go to uncommongoods.com/thatsoundsfun to receive $5 off your first purchase!


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    November 14, 2019 Episode 185: She Reads Truth + Advent 2019

    Oh y'all. This is a special one. You know we love to kick off the holidays with a good convo with our friends Amanda Bible Williams and Raechel Myers from SheReadsTruth-- they tell THE TRUTH about what's going on in their own lives and why the Advent season leading up to Christmas means so much to them this year particularly. I'm so ready for December 1!  And don't forget that you get 15% off all the Advent goods at shopshereadstruth.com using the code "TSFAdvent"!! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    November 11, 2019 Episode 184: Kristen Strong

    Thinking today about how grateful we are as Americans for our veterans- those who have served our country through a branch of the military, those who are serving now, those who are serving by being at home while their loved one is abroad. The perfect guest for today is my sweet friend Kristen Strong. As a wife to an Air Force Veteran, Kristen understands so much and speaks with such kindness and authority. We talk about all sorts of things that you are going to love. Her new book Back Roads to Belonging is perfect for you! You're gonna love it. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    November 7, 2019 Episode 183: Jefferson Bethke

    One of our all time favorites is back today! I love (and y'all love) when Jefferson Bethke comes and hangs out with us and teaches us all the things we do not know. One of the smartest dudes we get to have on the show, Jeff and I get to chat a lot today about Sabbath, rest, work, family, and the way Western culture is doing it right and doing it wrong. Lots to learn, lots of laughs, sure to be one of your new top episodes.  Jeff's new book To Hell With the Hustle is a must read for all of us. Grab it today. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    November 4, 2019 Episode 182: Emily Ley

    Y'all just get ready to fall ALL THE WAY IN LOVE with Emily Ley. You probably already adore her products that help keep us all organized, but her friendship is next level, as is her newest book When Less Becomes More. As we continue this un-planned fall theme of slowing down and being intentional, Emily comes right along and helps us not only know why to do it, but how. Cannot wait to hear your thoughts on this one! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thank you to our sponsors of today’s podcast! Flamingo: Get the Flamingo Shave Set for just $16 + free shipping today when you visit shopflamingo.com/annie Liquid IV: Get 25% off anything when you use code THATSOUNDSFUN at checkout!


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    October 31, 2019 Episode 181: Andrew Peterson + Adorning the Dark

    This one made all of us tear up behind the scenes, so consider that an endorsement and a warning. :) Andrew Peterson is profoundly interesting and tells us some of my new favorite stories about family, writing, creativity, being a person of faith and just human. Not only is he celebrating 20 years of Behold The Lamb of God, but he also has a new book Adorning the Dark that you ALL are going to just loooooove. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on this one.  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    October 28, 2019 Episode 180: John Mark Comer + The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

    We're already big fans of John Mark Comer here at the pod, but his new book The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry and this conversation are both next level good. We have a brand new (and super excellent) conversation about the enneagram, talk about parenting our phones, and the power of slowing down and eliminating hurry. Grab his new book (well, grab all of them) and make sure you tell your friends to listen to this episode! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    October 24, 2019 Episode 179: Jaci Velasquez

    If you listened to Christian music in the 90s, no way is this name new to you. Jaci Velasquez is an award winning Christian artist with an INCREDIBLE voice and a powerful story. I loved sitting down with her and hearing all that God has been up to in her life, her family, her marriage, her parenting. We talk all about her son's autism, her life as a Mexican American, her history with God and where He is taking her next. It's a good one, y'all. Make sure you grab a copy of her new boo When God Rescripts Your Life. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    October 21, 2019 Episode 178: Dr. Matthew Sleeth

    Y'all. Just get ready. This episode is unlike any we have ever had before. Dr. Matthew Sleeth tells us all about the importance of trees in our world and in our Bible- his new book Reforesting Faith is such an interesting read and SO. IS. THIS. CONVERSATION. The last fifteen minutes? Yep. I was in tears. I think you're going to love this one and love this guy and love this book. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    October 17, 2019 Episode 177: Mark Batterson

    My gracious I enjoyed this interview. Getting to sit down with one of my favorite pastors, Mark Batterson, was an absolute podcasty highlight. Mark's work as an author and a pastor has impacted me greatly and getting to chat with him is such an honor. This convo is full of laughs and wise moments and quotable lines. I think you're gonna love it. His new book Double Blessing is such a great read and I think every one of us will benefit from reading it. Yay for great pastors who love their church and love their readers and love their families and love God this much. What a good dude. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    October 14, 2019 Episode 176: Kelly Minter

    One of my favorite things about Kelly Minter is her garden. (Yes, duh I love her Bible teaching and I love her friendship and I love her nonprofit work, and we talk about ALL of that.) But her garden is something special. The way Kelly tends to her vegetables and focuses on their growth is how she is in every relationship as well. I admire her so much. Her newest book, A Place at the Table, is one I've been WAITING for. A cookbook with memoir moments, this one is a must have. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    October 10, 2019 Episode 175: Latasha Morrison

    Wow. That's my main feeling after this episode- Latasha Morrison is just WOW and her wisdom is WOW and her friendship is WOW. She's one of a kind and I feel so lucky to know her. Her new book Be The Bridge is such a gift- walking us all through how to better engage in racial reconciliation and make space at the table for all sorts of friends. Tasha has done it for me, and I'm really grateful.  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    October 7, 2019 Episode 174: Brian Dixon

    I think Brian Dixon is one of the smartest and most authentic friends we have. His growth and kindness and wisdom all come together in this episode and it really encouraged me and taught me. I hope it will do the same for you. His new book Start With Your People is so so good- grab a copy today!  (And here's how you can sign up to read Tyler's DudeNotes!)  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    October 3, 2019 Episode 173: Dustin Nickerson

    Dustin Nickerson has quickly become one of my favorite friends. In the year we've known each other, I have been so grateful for his wisdom, his jokes, and his deep love for God and other people and making fun of me in public. :)  Don't forget you can use the code "THATSOUNDSFUN" to get $5 off your ticket to see him headline this month- I'm looking at YOU, Dallas and Houston and Tampa and Atlanta! https://www.dustinnickerson.com/shows He's just one of the best and I know you're gonna love him. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    September 30, 2019 Episode 172: Rebekah Lyons + Rhythms of Renewal

    Our dear friend Rebekah Lyons is back on the podcast today talking all about adoption, their new daughter Joy, Rhythms of Renewal, and all the ways she has found freedom and life and Joy (literally!) in the last few years. I love love love this woman and her family- I think you will too!  Her new book Rhythms of Renewal releases this week! Make sure you grab a copy! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    September 26, 2019 Episode 171: Mandisa

    I have always hoped Mandisa and I would get along, but when she showed up in my office with a glitter backpack and hot pink shoes, I KNEW IT. Our conversation jumped from here to there to everywhere and I would do it all over again- it was THAT GOOD. She is exactly who you would hope- honest, kind, hilarious. And the depth of her truth-telling was so moving to me. Cannot wait to hear your thoughts on this one! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    September 23, 2019 Episode 170: Jess Connolly

    Okay I only say this if I totally mean it. Y'ALL GET READY TO TAKE NOTES. Jess Connolly is absolutely one of my favorite leaders and voices right now- she is writing and speaking and coaching women towards exactly what God has for them. You will laugh, you may cry, but I promise by the time you're done listening, you'll be ready to go after your thing- You Are The Girl For The Job! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    September 19, 2019 Episode 169: Sarah Mae

    Oh y'all. This one is special. I didn't know much of Sarah Mae's history- we've been friends for a while but haven't dug into some of the things we learn today- and this entire conversation moved me to tears.  Her newest book A Complicated Heart is a deep dive into one of the most important relationships that each of us has. I think it will speak to you in a deep deep way. And yes. The pink flamingo made the move with me to my new office. (Little warning for your littles, and your own heart: this conversation has some complicated and painful mother/daughter relationship parts, so know going into it. Wouldn't want you to be surprised.) . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    September 16, 2019 Episode 168: David Platt

    We've got another one of my favorite Georgia Bulldogs for the podcast today. David Platt is a bestselling author and well known (very gifted!) preacher and pastor. Today we're gonna talk all about Jesus, what the Gospel really means, the power one life can have in the lives of many others, and rollercoasters and airplanes and sports... and a special pop-in from Pastor Kevin, pastor of the pod! David's new book Something Needs To Change is one of my top three favorite reads in the last year. Please buy it. I think you'll be moved by what you read. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    September 12, 2019 Episode 167: Melissa d'Arabian

    I played it much cooler than I felt when Melissa d'Arabian sat down at the podcast table. I watched her on Food Network any chance I got and have continued to follow her career. Her new book Tasting Grace is healing and generous and important. I think it will matter to you, too. This conversation is so fun- I felt so honored to sit and talk to someone I've admired through the television. If you loved her before, like me, you're gonna just implode with joy hearing her talk about faith and food and life. She's just the best. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    September 9, 2019 Episode 166: Ruth Chou Simons

    I have been such a huge fan of Ruth Chou Simons for so long. Her art is extraordinary (I've given her pieces as gifts a million times), but her writing is also amazing. Make sure you grab a copy of her new book Beholding and Becoming. We talk all about our social media use (and how to stay healthy in it), traveling to Europe, creating, and on and on and on. She's just so wise, I could have listened forever.  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    September 5, 2019 Episode 165: Jenn Jett + Camp Well

    I have been DYING to get Jenn Jett, one of my absolute besties, on the show. She is one of the bravest and best women I know. She's an enneagram teacher, a dream defender, a coach, a great friend, an awesome wife, and the woman behind Camp Well (which you're gonna hear all about). AND DO NOT FORGET! If you want to go to Camp Well, use the code "THATSOUNDSFUN" and get $100 off. thewellsummit.com And make sure you check out Come To The Table Tour and come hang with Angie Smith, Danielle Walker, and I at the end of September! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    September 2, 2019 Episode 164: Sharon Hodde Miller + Nice

    I really love listening to anything Sharon Hodde Miller says... from a stage or a book or like today, on the other side of a microphone. She is wise and kind and a truth teller. Her newest book Nice: Why We Love to Be Liked and How God Calls Us To More is a strong read that I think you'll love. (UGH YOU GUYS. ALSO. This episode was recorded the same day at Drew Holcomb and Sheri Lynn which means I SCREWED UP RECORDING IT just like those two. Sheesh. I'm so sorry. So lean in and listen because the sound is a little off but the content is *spot* *on*.) . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    August 29, 2019 Episode 163: Bianca Juarez Olthoff + How To Have Your Life Not Suck

    I am so so happy to have Bianca Juarez Olthoff back on the podcast today! She's one of my very favorite friends and someone I trust to tell me the truth in just about every area of my life. And you will hear her do that today! Her new book How To Have Your Life Not Suck just released this week and my mom still doesn't like it when we use the word "suck" but luckily this book does not suck, it's incredibly good, so no worries there. I think you're going to love this conversation about leadership and the church, the book of Ruth and church planting, and a good bit about dating in 2019.  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    August 26, 2019 Episode 162: Priscilla Shirer

    Such an honor to have Priscilla Shirer on the podcast today from her home in Texas! I loved getting to talk with her- to hear her thoughts on boundaries, raising the next generation, helping all people feel safe in our churches, and just plain catching up!  She is in the new movie Overcomer and her new book Radiant just released! Check them both out and make sure you hear Priscilla teach soon- she's absolutely amazing. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    August 22, 2019 Episode 161: Jennifer Rothschild

    I have been so so excited about having this conversation- so many of us know and love Jennifer Rothschild from her work and interviews on television and hearing her speak on stages, but this is so personal and special for us. As you will hear, she is every bit as kind and lovely and wise and fun as I thought she was from afar. Her Psalm 23 Bible Study is really excellent and her book Lessons I Learned in the Dark is a great place to start in her library of work!  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    August 19, 2019 Episode 160: Drew Holcomb

    There are so many things I love about hosting this show, but one of my favorites is getting to introduce you to some of the best music. And today Drew Holcomb is with us, talking all about his new album Dragons (that I've listened to about three times a day since it came out), his favorite fan story, the loss of his brother and why he hasn't talked about it until now, and about fifty other topics.  Also, I'm so grateful to Drew for letting us use music from Dragons for the show this fall! Make sure you grab a copy of the whole album- I think you'll love it. I SERIOUSLY CANNOT QUIT IT. (Also Drew is the dearest and best friend for recording this show with me TWICE since I messed up when we were behind the microphones the first time. And for real, trust us, this conversation is better than the first one we did. So everyone wins!)  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    August 15, 2019 EnneaSummer2019: Q&A with Seth Abram

    After an incredibly fun couple of weeks talking about the enneagram, you guys submitted a LOT of questions about your own enneagram journey. One of my favorite experts, Seth Abram, joins us to go through your list of questions and give us an Enneagram 201 next level class. Your brain is gonna love this. And remember- this is a journey for all of us. Give yourself time to learn and search out your own number, wing, etc.  You can follow Seth and learn tons at @integratedenneagram. All the books and resources listed by Seth are available on my website- head to the podcast tab and search for this show! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    August 12, 2019 Episode 159: Sherri Lynn

    Sherri Lynn and I met a few months ago at an event and I liked her a TON immediately and I wanted y'all to meet her! So she flew to Nashville and we sat in my office and chatted for a good long time and this conversation is super special. AND. Your friend Annie majorly screwed up in the recording. (UGH YOU GUYS. I AM SO SORRY.) So Producer Chad worked incredibly hard to make this one sound good enough for y'all to hear- and he did a magical job. Sherri and I both listened to the quality of this and while it isn't the best (again, 100% my fault), it is too good a conversation to not share it. Good thing she is a comedienne and can laugh off dealing with my mistakes. Make sure you grab a copy of her book I Want To Punch You In The Face But I Love Jesus. :) It's legit funny. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    August 8, 2019 Episode 158: Lauren Daigle

    Y'all just buckle up. Lauren Daigle is here with stories and preaching and heart and SINGING and she is kinder to us than we deserve. Her writing and her music have changed so many of our lives, today's in depth convo behind the words and music will do the same, I think. Her latest album Look Up Child is an absolute smash and she's headed out on a world tour, playing in some of the coolest arenas and venues. Make sure you check out her new video for Rescue! It's unreal. And if you get a chance today, maybe remind Lauren via social media how much her music, her life, and this conversation meant to you. Let's flood her with reminders that her work matters. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    August 5, 2019 Episode 157: Mike Donehey

    I've been a longtime fan of Tenth Avenue North and Mike Donehey's singing, but so stoked to actually get to listen to Mike talk! This guy showed up AND SHOWED UP. I laughed, I cried, I said OKAY YOU BETTER PREACH more than once. This dude is amazing. His new book Finding God's Life for My Will: His Presence Is The Plan is really great- you should grab a copy. It's like this conversation but way more words and way less interrupting by yours truly. :) Also please stick around to hear the Irish and Scottish accents that Mike can do FLAWLESSLY. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    August 2, 2019 Episode 156: Benjamin Watson

    I could barely listen to the edit of this episode because I sound like such a super fan, y'all. :) LOL SORRY. But literally I have been cheering for Benjamin Watson for almost twenty years now- as a Georgia Bulldog and as he continued into the NFL. Not only is he an outstanding football player, he's an incredible family man, dedicated man of faith, and smart smart thinker. I am so so excited for y'all to hear this conversation about family and faith and race and leading well and with highest integrity. Benjamin's book Under Our Skin is a really excellent read, I hope you'll check it out. (And he has a dad book too!) And also I can't believe I'm saying this as a Falcons fan :), but I'm excited to cheer for the New England Patriots this year.... well, for ONE Patriot at least. :)  Grateful for you, Benjamin! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    July 29, 2019 Episode 155: Heather Avis

    Heather Avis is absolutely one of the most inspiring and strong voices that I follow. When I heard her speak a few years ago, I was blown away and so grateful for her story and her passion. I've been DYING to chat with her for the show, so I'm just so happy it worked out today! Her new book Scoot Over And Make Some Room is almost anthemic in it's storytelling and direction and we will all benefit from reading with it. I think you'll love it. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    July 25, 2019 Episode 154: Chris Rice

    Chris Rice is one of the friends in Nashville I have known the longest (and no, I don't mean back to when I would listen to his songs in middle school, I mean since I moved to town). And he is just as brilliant and kind and thoughtful and fun and you would have hoped he would be as a fan of his music. He's also full of wise words and beautiful music and just one of the best men I know. I know you already probably know him, but I hope today's conversation makes him feel like a new friend. Make sure you go listen to his new album Untitled Hymn... it is just beautiful. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    July 22, 2019 Episode 153: Lisa Jo Baker + The Middle Matters

    I just absolutely love when a friend shows up in the podcast studio and seeing Lisa Jo Baker just about made me tear up. I just love her. We jumped right in and totally went to all the places (and then some) and talked a ton about her new book The Middle Matters. It's fantastic. She is such a gift and if you don't love her yet, get ready! She's just the best. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    July 18, 2019 Episode 152: Robin Jones Gunn

    FAN GIRL ALERT. You guys. I have loved Robin Jones Gunn's writing for over twenty years. One of her main characters in over 50 of her novels- Christy Miller- felt like one of my best friends in middle school and high school. Robin has been a mentor from a distance for years and a friend that I do not deserve and I am so so honored she would take time and join us on the show today.  While you may know her name from Father Christmas books (and Hallmark Christmas movies!) but her newest novel Becoming Us was a favorite vacation read for me this summer. Make sure you grab Becoming Us and really any and all of Robin's novels. You guys have got to meet Christy. She's the best. :)  . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    July 15, 2019 Episode 151: Casey J

    My friend Andrew Osenga mentioned Casey J to me a few months ago, asking if we were friends. I LOVE her music, but we had never met. But as soon as he told me we were both Georgia Bulldogs, I knew this friendship was meant to be. So last month when she was passing through Nashville, we sat down and made it happen! We go deep into a lot of topics, including her new album The Gathering, and I think you are going to love this conversation (and this woman and her music)!  . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    July 11, 2019 Episode 150: The Peach Truck

    Summertime is only complete for me when the peaches come in and they get ripe and the smell fills my life. Leaving Georgia meant leaving the best peaches until The Peach Truck came along. Stephen and Jessica Rose have created the best company- Georgia peaches delivered all over. Their new cookbook just released and it is absolutely full of recipes that will do the best by every peach you bring into your kitchen. I adore adore adore these friends and I’m so happy to introduce them to you!


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    July 8, 2019 Episode 149: Hillary Scott

    This one is a special one. Hillary Scott was one of the first friends I met when I moved to Nashville eleven years ago. To watch her career grow and build, as part of Lady Antebellum and also the music she makes with her family, has been a joy. Y'all have requested her and there is no better friend to walk with me, on the very first day, into a new year of my life than Hill. Make sure you check out Lady A's new song and tell me what you think! It's a tear jerker FOR SURESIES. (And just in case you missed it- make sure you listen to yesterday's special Sunday episode- lots of cool updates!!) . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    July 7, 2019 200th Episode My Birthday Best Stories Update Palooza!

    We never do Sunday shows but here is the thing: TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY and it's OUR 200TH EPISODE (or it just was and the numbers don't match and etc etc etc just forgive me and let's move forward) and we have some VERY FUN UPDATES INDEED. So get ready to hear from Andrew Ripp, Ginna Claire Mason Moffett, my friend Kelli, and Tina from Christian Appalachian Project. http://christianapp.org/anniefdowns . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    July 4, 2019 Episode 148: Shannon Sedgwick Davis

    I am SUCH a super fan of Shannon Sedgwick Davis and having her on the show today, on Independence Day, felt just absolutely right. She has spent her life making freedom a reality for so many others. Shannon's book, To Stop A Warlord, is moving and shocking and will call you to action in your own life. What a read.  When you think today of the freedom we have as Americans, I hope it reminds you to think and pray and act on behalf of those- in our own country and around the world- who are not free. Happy 4th of July, friends! . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    July 1, 2019 Episode 147: Lauren Holiday + Women's World Cup 2019!

    With the US Women's National Team through to the semifinals of the Women's World Cup, let's talk about soccer! This is a super fun time to jump into enjoying the sport as we cheer for our women as they make a run at repeating their 2015 World Cup Championship! Today's guest- Lauren Holiday- was a major part of that team in 2015 and a major part of the history of women's soccer in the USA. She tells us her story today and gets us ready for the rest of the World Cup tournament. I think you're going to love her- an incredible story of highs and lows and what nearness to God looked like in all of it. (And tons of soccer talk. YES AND AMEN.) . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    June 27, 2019 EnneaSummer2019: Nines

    I won't say we saved the best for last because this whole series has been extraordinary because each set of guests has been extraordinary. But Sonnie and Jason, our enneagram 9 friends, have finished this EnneaSummer2019 so well. I've long loved nines, but this invitation into their minds and hearts brought (many) tears to my eyes.  Oh enneagram 9 friends, thank y'all for how selflessly you live and love. You think of the rest of us so much. Thank you thank you thank you. May God remind you how much your presence matters in our lives- not for what you do, but for who you are. . . . . . Q&A EPISODE COMING SOON! Have a question you want answered by an enneagram expert (not me!)? Email us! podcast@anniefdowns.com . . . . . Music from Ryan O'Neal :  http://www.sleepingatlast.com Expert words from Beth McCord : http://yourenneagramcoach.com Our hashtags : #EnneaSummer2019 #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com

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    June 24, 2019 EnneaSummer2019: Eights

    Strong hearts and soft hearts. That's what you are going to experience today in our Enneagram 8 episode. Patrick and Annie let us in to a deeper understanding of what it is like to challenge, to battle, to walk with justice at the front of your mind. I am so thankful for these two friends and what they offer to those that they love- protection, truth, vulnerability, loyalty. Enneagram 8s, thank you for being strong when it isn't always easy. Thank you for leading and serving, often at the same time. Here's to all the ways you care for the rest of us and all the ways we can care for you. . . . . . Music from Ryan O'Neal :  http://www.sleepingatlast.com Expert words from Beth McCord : http://yourenneagramcoach.com Our hashtags : #EnneaSummer2019 #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com

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    June 20, 2019 EnneaSummer2019: Sevens

    Well DON'T YOU KNOW I've been waiting on this one. :) As your resident enneagram 7, I feel like y'all know this number pretty well because you put up with me every episode. But having Drew and Cait in the room around microphones with me made for triple the fun.  I love the way this conversation went- yes to lots of laughs, but also lots of honesty about our fears, anxiety, and the power of perseverance in our lives. I learned a lot in this episode and I'm grateful for how honest everyone was. (And YAY I GOT TO ANSWER THE FUN QUESTION. LOL.) Grateful for these two 7s and how they bring FUN and JOY to my life.  . . . . . Music from Ryan O'Neal :  http://www.sleepingatlast.com Expert words from Beth McCord : http://yourenneagramcoach.com Our hashtags : #EnneaSummer2019 #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com

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    June 19, 2019 Episode 146: Chef Cory Barrett

    You guys. I got SUPER into Food Network's Spring Baking Championship a few months ago. Like SUPER into it. I watched every episode, DVRed it when I was on the road, cared DEEPLY about the winner, and then proceeded to tweet the winner and beg him to be on my podcast. Meet Chef Cory Barrett. :) ... the chef your friend Annie stalked to be on her podcast and also (more importantly) the WINNER of Food Network's 2019 Spring Baking Championship! If you've wondered about the behind the scenes of these shows, how Cory got on it in the first place, where they film (you won't believe it), when they film (also surprising), and lots and lots of other great stories about baking and life- today's show is for you.  Y'all are gonna absolutely love this guy! Congrats again on the win, Chef Cory! https://www.facebook.com/chefcorybarrett/ https://www.instagram.com/chef_cory_barrett/ . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    June 17, 2019 EnneaSummer2019: Sixes

    We are about to learn next level safety tips from our enneagram 6 friends. :) JUST KIDDING. But yes- we are about to talk a lot about feeling safe yourself and creating safe environments for the people you love. Kate and Josh kindly invite us into the minds of the loyalist- their fight against anxiety, managing fears, and trusting God. Also Kate gives THE MOST EXCELLENT tip to enneagram 6s. Seems incredibly helpful for us all, actually! (And you know how I feel about journaling anyways...) :)  Thank God for enneagram 6 friends who fight the fear, step out in courage, and make us all feel more cared for and safe. . . . . . Music from Ryan O'Neal :  http://www.sleepingatlast.com Expert words from Beth McCord : http://yourenneagramcoach.com Our hashtags : #EnneaSummer2019 #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com

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    June 13, 2019 EnneaSummer2019: Fives

    Gracious this episode with our enneagram 5s is special. People with this personality type usually doesn't like to be the center of attention, so Emily and Goose really took one for the team this week being on the show. I am so so grateful for them- they both helped me to fall more in love with the 5s in my life and see them for who they really are (even if Goose doesn't *totally* love the enneagram.) :)  Enneagram 5s, thanks for all you learn and know and research so that we can all grow. I'm thankful for your thoughtfulness and kindness and the ways you collect information for the good of others. . . . . . Music from Ryan O'Neal :  http://www.sleepingatlast.com Expert words from Beth McCord : http://yourenneagramcoach.com Our hashtags : #EnneaSummer2019 #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com

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    June 12, 2019 Episode 145: Kevin Madsen from HeyDad

    I didn't want to miss the chance to celebrate Father's Day in the middle of #EnneaSummer2019, so my friend Kevin Madsen, one of the HeyDad podcast hosts, stopped in the office and we did a little deep dive on dad-ing. I'm not a dad (duh), but gosh this convo made me laugh and moved me to tears. If you love a father, you're gonna love this show. And don't forget to grab your favorite dad a Father's Day gift and get 20% off the HeyDad subscription box when you use the code ANNIE.  https://heydad.com And thanks to my dear friend (and one of my favorite dads) Harry for calling from Scotland right as the show was ending! :) That sounds fun to me. . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    June 10, 2019 EnneaSummer2019: Fours

    Grab tissues because you KNOW these fours are going to make you tear up! Matt and Marissa (a different Marissa that the enneagram 3 obviously) join me today as we talk about life in a world where it may be true that no one really gets you and what that experience is like. To be seen and known is what our four friends are looking for, and my hope is that today you will gain new insight into this super special and very important enneagram type. Matt and Marissa are two of the best- and this show is extra cool because they are already friends! (You're gonna love what they say about each other!) . . . . . Music from Ryan O'Neal :  http://www.sleepingatlast.com Expert words from Beth McCord : http://yourenneagramcoach.com Our hashtags : #EnneaSummer2019 #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com

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    June 6, 2019 EnneaSummer2019: Threes

    Let me lead with this: I owe threes an apology. I haven't been thoughtful about their pain and struggles because of my own experience with men in leadership who self-identified as threes. I've been working towards loving them better, but this conversation changed me. I see threes so differently now, and I'm so thankful for Marisa and Nick sitting down with me, opening their hearts and stories, and letting us see what it is really like to be a three, on your best and worst days. Thank God for threes and what they build and create and how they honor the rest of us by helping us dream and succeed. . . . . . Music from Ryan O'Neal :  http://www.sleepingatlast.com Expert words from Beth McCord : http://yourenneagramcoach.com Our hashtags : #EnneaSummer2019 #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com

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    June 3, 2019 EnneaSummer2019: Twos

    I am SUCH A FAN of enneagram twos (and have A LOT to learn about them as you will hear here). And I'm particularly partial to the twos I get to introduce you to today. Nate and Jenn are two of the very best humans and serve with their whole hearts. I hope this episode helps you fall in love with twos in a way that helps you help them to help well. :)  . . . . . Music from Ryan O'Neal :  http://www.sleepingatlast.com Expert words from Beth McCord : http://yourenneagramcoach.com Our hashtags : #EnneaSummer2019 #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com

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    May 30, 2019 EnneaSummer2019 : Ones

    Time to fall in love with the enneagram ones in our lives! Lee and Jami are here to tell us their experiences from their own point of view. I ask them all sorts of questions, fail them by not giving them the questions ahead of time, and find myself teary at the end because we are just so lucky to have enneagram ones in our lives. . . . . . Music from Ryan O'Neal :  http://www.sleepingatlast.com Expert words from Beth McCord : http://yourenneagramcoach.com Our hashtags : #EnneaSummer2019 #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com  

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    May 27, 2019 EnneaSummer2019 : Suzanne Stabile

    Friends. Get ready to spend the next few weeks learning about the enneagram! We kick it all off with one of my very favorite (and one of the very smartest) enneagram experts, Suzanne Stabile! This is the episode that will get you ready for the focus this whole month- answering your questions about how you start to journey toward your own number, where the enneagram came from, what we can learn from studying all the numbers (not just our own), and  https://www.theenneagramjourney.org We'll be using #EnneaSummer2019 as our hashtag this month, so as you discover your number and dig in deeper- include the hashtag so we can learn along with you! . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

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    May 24, 2019 Episode 144: Heather Land

    Y'all. Why are comedians the VERY BEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD? Every time we get lucky enough to have one stop by the office to record a show, I am better for it. Heather Land is no exception- this one will be a great travel companion for you this weekend and anytime you are laying by the pool and need a laugh. And make sure you grab a copy of her new book I Ain't Doin It!! . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    May 23, 2019 Episode 143: Anne Bogel + Summer Reading!

    We are a people who LOVE to talk about books, so today I brought the expert in to talk to us about what we should be reading this summer. Anne Bogel, many of you know her as Modern Mrs. Darcy, talks reading and books better than any other friend I've got. Her latest book, I'd Rather Be Reading, is just one of the most fun and inspiring books I've read in a while (if you want to be inspired to open up more books). She has two book-centric podcasts of her own that I think you'll love.  I can't wait to hear what you are going to read this summer and what book clubs you have joined! If you want to read along with me, I'm starting this summer reading The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay. . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    May 20, 2019 Episode 142: Louie Giglio

    Y'all I cannot tell you what an honor it was to sit down with Louie Giglio, a man who has been pastoring me through his teachings and books for twenty years. (I worked real hard to be appreciative but not "Between Two Ferns" level fandom, so forgive me if I got weird at any point.) We dive in on perseverance, leadership, influence, family, and La Croix. Obviously. :) His new book Not Forsaken: Finding Freedom as Sons & Daughters of a Perfect Father has just released and it is a powerful piece of work that I think you will love. . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    May 16, 2019 Episode 141: Margaret Feinberg

    It is ABOUT TIME we had Margaret Feinberg on the show! She's a long time friend, an incredible author, a writing coach to many, and just one of the all around best people. Her latest book Taste and See is a journey though the foods of the Bible and the book, and this episode, will just make your mouth water.  . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    May 13, 2019 Episode 140: Andrew Osenga

    As many of our friends graduate this month, I thought it would be fun to bring on an expert in transitions. (So this show isn't JUST for people finishing school- it's for all of us as we figure out how to go from HERE to THERE.) Andrew Osenga hosts The Pivot podcast, all stories of people who have had a transition in their life and how they have maneuvered it. After you listen to this show, share it with your favorite graduate and make sure you've subscribed to The Pivot! . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    May 9, 2019 Episode 139: Pam Tebow

    Who better to share her wisdom about being a mom than Pam Tebow?!? RIGHT? You know we love her son Tim around here, but now we get to hear from her! I've never been more inspired to memorize scripture and notice where I'm affecting others. This one is so so inspirational! Her new book Ripple Effects is out now- so make sure you grab a copy for yourself and your favorite mom! . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    May 6, 2019 Episode 138: Ryan Hall

    My friend Heather saw Ryan Hall's new book on my desk- Run The Mile You Are In- and after she told me about him for a few minutes, I thought, "yep, that's our kind of guy" and I knew I wanted to have him on the show. I'm so glad, too. HE IS AWESOME. Y'all are going to love this conversation all about health, wellness, PERSEVERANCE (which you know I LOVE) and the power of God in our every day lives. I'm so glad we get tto call Ryan a friend now AND don't you KNOW we'll be cheering for Sara Hall like crazy as she tries out for the 2020 Olympics! . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    May 2, 2019 Episode 137: Amanda Lindsey Cook

    Endless summer. Essential winter. This is a conversation I will not soon forget. Amanda Cook is an incredibly gifted singer/songwriter and worship leader. Her songs have been a soundtrack to much of my healing and growth in my relationship with God, particularly in the last four years. Her newest album House On A Hill is VERY VERY GOOD, y'all.  While sometimes I tell you to be ready to take notes, today I'd encourage you to be outside while you listen, go on a walk or sit on your porch or just be in a place where you can let these words fall on you. It's special. . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    April 29, 2019 Episode 136: Ben Higgins

    As a long fan of the Bachelor series, I'm really excited for y'all to hear this conversation with Ben Higgins. For those of us who have watched the show, I think you're going to love the MORE of who Ben is. Honest, kind, smart, funny, and full full full of wisdom. But whether you've been a fan of his for a while or this is a first introduction, you're welcome! He's awesome! (This may be one where you scribble down some notes- don't say I didn't warn ya.) Make sure you check out Generous Coffee too!  . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    April 25, 2019 Episode 135: Emily Chapman Richards

    This may be a tear-jerker YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. If you are moved by talk of family, adoptions, orphans, and the love and grace of God, this one may get ya. My friend Emily Chapman Richards is the newly appointed executive director of ShowHope and I think she's just one of the best and brightest and most inspiring women I know. If you'd like to know more about ShowHope, just head to their website!  https://showhope.org . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    April 22, 2019 Episode 134: Jeremy Cowart + I'm Possible

    I'm so so happy to have Jeremy Cowart back on the show! We have lots of topics to cover (as you will see) including an update on The Purpose Hotel and his new amazing book I'm Possible. We also spend some time on Santa Claus and and adoption and chronic pain so yeah, we're something special. :) http://jeremycowart.com . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    April 11, 2019 Episode 133: Charles Martin

    It all started when one of you sweet friends handed me a novel by Charles Martin. Then I saw I had another on my book shelf from my mom. Then I read them both and now I'm a massive fan and I pretty much begged Charles Martin to come be on the show because FAN GIRL STATUS IS REAL. His new book, What If It Is True?, is my companion for the next week as we walk towards Easter. (This episode will tell you why and why you should join me!) (Quick reminder: we are taking next week off the show to celebrate Holy Week. I hope you will take the time you usually spend here with us and use it to read, listen, and learn about why Easter week changed everything for us.)  Happy Easter, friends. He is risen indeed. See you Monday April 22nd! . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    April 8, 2019 Episode 132: Jeremy + Audrey Roloff

    This episode is like a little love letter to us all! Jeremy and Audrey Roloff are as amazing and kind and fun to be around as you would guess based on watching their family's hit reality show Little People, Big World. We talk a lot about enneagram and relationships and soccer so what I'm saying is this may be the apex show of my life. :) Their new book A Love Letter Life is already getting incredible feedback - I think you'll love it too. . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    April 4, 2019 Episode 131: Emily P. Freeman + The Next Right Thing

    Emily P. Freeman is so dear to me. Getting to talk to her, listen to her, learn from her, it's quite a gift. I'm so honored to have her on the show today, to get to share her with you. Her newest book just released this week- The Next Right Thing- and along with her podcast, this work is just totally changing me.  I bet it will change you too.  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    April 1, 2019 Episode 130: Ben Rector

    I do not like April Fools so this is no joke: you guys have been BEGGING me to have Ben Rector on the show and we finally made it happen today! He shows up in a million ways- in humor, in kindness, in wisdom. He's a great musician but an even better man. His latest album Magic is an absolute favorite and if you get a chance to see him on tour, TAKE IT. His live show is so so good.  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    March 28, 2019 Episode 129: Elisabeth Hasselbeck

    I love being friends with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. She is every bit as genuine and kind and truth-telling as you expect her to be. You'll hear in this conversation all about her prayer life, her family life, her television life, and her author life. Her new book Point of View just released this week and I think you will really love it. Get your journal out, there are nuggets galore in this one. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)   


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    March 25, 2019 Episode 128: David Crowder

    I've been a fan of David Crowder for about as long as I've been buying music. He is one of my favorite musicians, one of my favorite writers (y'all have GOT to read some of his prose), and now one of my favorite dudes. This conversation was incredibly fun and entertaining for me across the table, I cannot wait to hear how you feel about it too! Crowder's newest album I Know A Ghost is a really good one. Father, Son, Holy Spirit- that part of this convo stuck with me. What a genius. I think you're going to love this one! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)   


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    March 21, 2019 Episode 127: Trudy Cathy White

    You probably recognize Trudy's maiden name- Cathy. Like Truett Cathy. Like CHICK-FIL-A. Trudy Cathy White is way more than fried chicken, though. Over the last few years as I have gotten to know her, she has taught me faithfulness, joy, long obedience in the same direction. Every conversation moves me to be better. Her new book Climb Every Mountain will walk you through the harder days. It's so so beautiful.  Enjoy this convo and tell me your favorite Chick-fil-A order! :)  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    March 18, 2019 Episode 126: Lysa TerKeurst

    Gracious I love Lysa TerKeurst. What an honor and a joy to have her on the podcast. If you haven't heard her speak live, GO DO IT. If you haven't read her books yet, WHY NOT. If you haven't heard a conversation with her recorded with you in mind, you're welcome. :) Make sure you grab a copy of her new book It's Not Supposed To Be This Way. It is so moving and inspiring and I'm sure you will connect with it in your own way, just like I did. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)   


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    March 14, 2019 Episode 125: Trey Kennedy

    One of my favorite things in the whole world is introducing my friends to my friends. I bet many of you already know Trey Kennedy from his comedy and videos and killer voice- he's the best. But hearing more about his life and spiritual disciplines and faith experience is going to be the best part of your day. Trey is one of my friends that I look forward to living life with over the next few decades to see how his discipline and heart and talent shape his life. Three cheers for great (and FUNNY) humans like Trey Kennedy! https://shop.treykennedy.com . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)   


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    March 11, 2019 Episode 124: Meredith Andrews

    MY GIRL MERE! I've been WAITING to get her onto the podcast. Meredith Andrews has been dear to me for years- it's been long overdue to bring her to meet you. Her new live worship album Faith & Wonder just released last week and it is on repeat nonstop in my house. I think you're gonna love it, too. And Mere. She is a GIFT. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    March 8, 2019 Episode 123: Awaken Nashville

    For 30 days in 2019, over 400 churches in the greater Nashville area prayed and fasted together for revival in our city.  Pastor Dave Clayton from Ethos Church and Cross Point Pastor Kevin Queen (pastor of the pod, duh) came into my office to chat about Awaken Nashville- answer questions about why/how it got started, tell stories about what we've seen so far, and talk about what the first steps are for you to start this in your city. http://awakennashville.com . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    March 7, 2019 Episode 122: Julie Roberts

    I only know how to play three songs on the guitar, and Julie Roberts's song "Break Down Here" is one of them. I've never met her before but WOW am I glad to have met her. This conversation- about growing up, country music, marriage, and an MS diagnosis- runs the full gamut. Her new book Beauty in the Breakdown is an amazing and inspiring read. You're gonna love this woman and this book!  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    March 4, 2019 Episode 121: Jonathan Pitts

    It's a special day here on the podcast as we welcome Jonathan Pitts- pastor, author, and husband to my friend, the late Wynter Pitts.  The very day she passed away, Jonathan and Wynter turned in a book on marriage called Emptied. I thought talking about this book, and Wynter, and Jonathan's transition to Nashville, would be great at the end of TSF Couples 2019. Hope you'll enjoy this very moving and honest conversation with Jonathan. (We love you, Wynter. You are missed here.) https://twitter.com/PittsTimes6 https://forgirlslikeyou.com . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    February 28, 2019 TSF Couples 2019: Kevin + Rea Queen

    To finish out our couples month on the podcast, I got two of my favorites around the microphones... Pastor Kevin Queen and his wife Rea! It's right to end the month with a seasoned couple (married 19 years!) who can walk us through some of the hard seasons of marriage. So many of my questions are answered in this one. I'm so grateful. This one is for you, husbands. (Kevin gives the best piece of advice I've maybe ever heard to men.) This one is for you, wives. (Rea shares some deeply important ideas.) This one is for you, friends who want to be married someday. (Their dating advice to me has stayed with me.) Hope you love this one as much as I do! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 


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    February 25, 2019 TSF Couples 2019: Andrew East + Shawn Johnson East

    Andrew East is an NFL long snapper. Shawn Johnson East is an Olympic gold medalist gymnast. POWER ATHLETE COUPLE FOR REAL. Together they are one of my very favorite couples (in real life and on instagram). I have loved watching their marriage grow and change via the internet, and this conversation is a special one - about how to meet the right person, how to persevere in your dreams, and how to make patterns and decisions that will make you who you want to be in the long run of life. Y'all are gonna love these people. https://www.instagram.com/andrewdeast/ https://www.instagram.com/shawnjohnson/ . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)   


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    February 21, 2019 TSF Couples 2019: Ken and Anita Corsini

    The stars of Flip or Flop Atlanta, Ken and Anita Corsini have an incredible story of God opening doors for them, how He ordered their steps, and how He sustained them when their son had cancer. This is far more than a story of HGTV celebs (though they are that too!)- it's deep and beautiful. We've been friends since college- over 20 years- and this is one of my favorite conversations with them ever.  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)   


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    February 18, 2019 TSF Couples 2019: Mack and Meredith Brock

    I'm a little without description on this one, I'm just so happy about it. Mack and Meredith Brock are two strong leaders who have found home in each other. The depth of their communication and relationship is so dang inspiring to me (and wait until you hear how they talk about fasting and praying!). Mack Brock's most recent album Greater Things is an ABSOLUTE FAVORITE. Make sure you grab it! Grateful for these two. The fact they are also HILARIOUS seems borderline unfair- people shouldn't be this all around awesome. Makes the rest of us look bad. ;) http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... hashtag along with us! 


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    February 14, 2019 TSF Couples 2019: Russell and Kailey Dickerson

    It wouldn't be TSF Couples month here in Nashville without a country music super-couple! So here we are with Russell Dickerson and his amazing wife Kailey. I only cry once in this one... it's just so special, y'all. Make sure you check out Russell's music- truly one of my favorite voices in the country space right now. Even if you aren't totally a country fan (yet!), he might be the one to win you over. https://russelldickerson.com (PS- I love TSF Couples month SO SO MUCH. I hope y'all are enjoying it too!!) . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... hashtag along with us! 


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    February 11, 2019 TSF Couples 2019: Raechel Myers + Amanda Bible Williams from SheReadsTruth

    I know this is one of your favorite "couples" that come on our show- MINE TOO! This episode is perfect combination of a friendship we want to get to know AND the start of Lent season leading towards Easter! The SheReadsTruth girls and I talk all about healthy friendship with women, but we also talk about the next reading plans- four weeks of Job and four weeks of the Easter story (then Revelation eek). https://www.shopshereadstruth.com Remember to use the code "thatsoundsfun" to get 15% off your Job and Easter studies- Hes, Shes, and Kids! (Because of the limited run on the linen cover, that one isn't included in the 15% off, but hurry and get one before they sell out!) Thankful for a chance to hear the heart behind these studies, to hear an update on Amanda's son Toby, and just to get to know Amanda and Raechel better. 

    Hope y'all will join us in these studies!  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)   


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    February 7, 2019 TSF Couples 2019: Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke

    TSF Couples Month continues with Jeff and Alyssa Bethke. These are two of my favorite friends to follow on socials and keep up with as their marriage and family grows and changes and strengthens. And they live in Maui so who wouldn't want to see that life on the regular? :) This episode brings up some important practices and disciplines to survive those young toddler years (three under five? THESE PEOPLE ARE BRAVE!) and these two are so honest about their joys and struggles. For many of you right in the middle of that place, these are your people. (For the rest of us- good news! Jeff and Alyssa are our people too.) :)  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)   


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    February 4, 2019 TSF Couples 2019: Jessica Mack + Andreas Plackis

    TSF Couples Month REALLY kicks off today with these two adorable and amazing humans- newlyweds Jessica Mack and Dre Plackis. Jess and I have known each other for a while here in Nashville, she's a gifted singer/songwriter and one of the cast members of CMT's Music City, a reality show based here in town. Dre and Jess met between the two seasons of Music City (you're gonna hear the whole story and IT IS AWESOME) and their wedding was featured in the last two episodes of Season 2 of Music City! I hadn't heard the story first-hand of how they met and fell and love and Y'ALL just hearing how God orchestrated every step is so so cool and encouraging for all of us... singles, moms, friends. All the ways you are waiting, I think this episode will remind you that GOD IS AT WORK. Pretty fun, huh?  . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)