That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

You guys. What other way would I want to end the year than circling around with our bestie Eddie Kaufholz. We laughed, we got serious (him more than me), we talked about the highs and the lows and the weirds of 2017, with a purposeful lack of politics because you'll get PLENTY of that elsewhere. Pardon us as we finish 2017 with a little sarcasm and a lot of humor and some really good moments of friendship.

(Love you guys. Thanks for an amazing year.)

http://www.eddiekaufholz.com

http://100daystobrave.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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We've been the luckiest to have Jon McLaughlin singing to us every week of the 2017 Christmas Party. Today we get to talk to him! One of my dearest real life friends, I'm shocked at how much I learned about Jon, less shocked at how hilarious he was from start to finish because DUH I KNEW THAT.

His Christmas EP, Red and Green, has been on constant repeat around my house. You're gonna love it too.

http://www.jonmcl.com

http://100daystobrave.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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Y'all know I have so much love for the enneagram. So you KNOW I'm talking about it at every Christmas party I'm going to in real life, so obviously we needed to talk about at THIS party too.

My friend Seth Abram is one of the smartest dudes I know, and he's particularly put a lot of time in the last few years into the study of the enneagram. HIS KNOWLEDGE GOES DEEEP, Y'ALL. So I asked him to come on the show and help us sort out Christmas gifts for our friends based on their enneagram number.

Get ready, whether you know a little or a lot, this episode is going to blow your mind a bit. It's awesome.

https://twitter.com/sethabrammusic

https://www.instagram.com/sethabram/

(Remember he wants to answer your questions! Don't be shy!)

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http://anniefdowns.com

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Ask and you shall receive, friends! An entire episode about our favorite Hallmark Christmas movies, past and present, with a few of my best friends who happen to be legit experts on the subject. (Like, way more expert than I was even expecting.)

And a surprise INCREDIBLY fun special guest appearance by Alicia Witt, amazing actress and star of my VERY FAVORITE OF ALL TIME Hallmark Christmas movie, A Very Merry Mixup.

This may end up being your very favorite episode. It kinda is mine. :) 

http://www.hallmarkchannel.com

http://www.aliciawittmusic.com

http://100daystobrave.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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I have been dyyyyyyying to get Melanie Shankle on the podcast, and there's no better time than during this year's Christmas party! Mel's new book, Church of the Small Things, was one of my favorite reads this year. Get ready to laugh, learn, and wish you had a whole bunch more time with Mel. She's just the best. 

http://thebigmamablog.com

http://100daystobrave.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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Sharon Hodde Miller joins us today as we continue our 2017 Christmas party! We talk all manner of things including her family Christmas traditions, what I didn't know about the day we met, and her new book Free Of Me. She's just the kind of friend you want to bump into at a big party, pull over to the side, and chat for a good long time.

https://sheworships.com

http://100daystobrave.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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Direct download: 63_TSF_SharonMiller_FINAL.mp3
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It's time to kick off our 2017 Christmas party (a day early because I LOVE TO PARTY)! And who shows up at the door first but our faithful friends from SheReadsTruth and HeReadsTruth, ready to talk all things Advent! There's so much more to this season than December 25th. I'm so so excited about it.

Remember to use the code ANNIE15 to get 15% off your order from shopshereadstruth.com between now and December 3! 

http://shereadstruth.com

http://hereadstruth.com

http://100daystobrave.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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Mark Lee, guitar player in the amazing band Third Day, is also now a published author of Hurt Road (a book I've read and really enjoyed). SO MANY TALENTS I AM FULL ON JEALOUS. I grew up in the town where Mark lives, we've known each other for decades, and I'm such a huge fan of him as an artist and a human. 

And don't you know he brought up the enneagram SO WE WENT THERE. :)

You're gonna love this conversation and this dude!

http://100daystobrave.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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Dr. Emerson Eggerichs is one of the wisest guests we've ever had on the podcast. We talk a lot about communication, specifically about his new book Before You Hit Send, but also dive deep into the theology of God's kindness and the power of asking God "why?" and singleness and the whole episode feels like a good long talk around the table with a father-figure. I'm so thankful for this conversation.

https://loveandrespect.com

http://100daystobrave.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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My pal Luke and I continue the conversation we started on his podcast episode... we jump in all about church leadership and giving gifts to friends and Austin vs. Nashville and podcasting and how to get Luke to come on a trip. (It's too easy.)

For the first half of this conversation, head to Newsworthy with Norsworthy .... and once you've listened through BOTH, tweet us (@lukenorsworthy and @anniefdowns) between now and December 1 and we'll get a little prize to you (until we run out)!

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http://anniefdowns.com

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Jess Connolly and I have been friends for years. Like, heart friends. Like, see each other barely but dive RIGHT IN THE DEEP when we do. And you cannot imagine how excited we were to learn that our new books released out into the world on the same day. 

So to celebrate Dance Stand Run and 100 Days To Brave, we decided we needed to laugh and cry and talk about everything and then record it. :) 

Make sure you pick of Jess's book- it is a real gift to any woman in your life. 

https://www.dancestandrun.com

http://100daystobrave.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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Thanks to our friends at Talkspace for sponsoring this episode!

Head to talkspace.com\downs and use the code: DOWNS for $30 off your first month!

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My friend (and former boss) Barrett Ward founded fashionABLE, a company that creates beautiful fashion pieces and employs women around the world to help them overcome. I'm ADDICTED to their leather bags and am headed out today to get a new pair of their jeans. Barrett and I talk about the start of the company, what they are doing that NO ONE else in the fashion industry is doing (yet), and why you have to drive a squirrel over a river. (Seriously.) I think you'll love this conversation and LOVE all things fashionABLE!

http://livefashionable.com

(And use the code ANNIE20 until the end of October 2017 for 20% off your purchase! HUZZAH!)

http://100daystobrave.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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Thanks to our friends at Talkspace for sponsoring this episode!

Head to talkspace.com\downs and use the code: DOWNS for $30 off your first month!

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You guys. The Bethkes. THEY ARE JUST THE BEST. So funny and sweet and kind and awesome to hang with. You are so going to love this conversation between the three of us. We sing the praises of our favorite podcasts and pastors, we talk about Maui and Nashville and travel, and we deep dive into dating and relationships. Be sure to grab their new book Love That Lasts. It's good good good.

https://lovethatlasts.co/book/

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http://anniefdowns.com

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Thanks to our friends at Talkspace for sponsoring this episode!

Head to talkspace.com\downs and use the code: DOWNS for $30 off your first month!

Direct download: 56_TSF_Bethke.mp3
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Listen. YOU ARE NOT EVEN READY for what Carlos Whittaker is about to bring to your ears. We laugh. We cry. He cusses. It's just all the things you've dreamed of for a podcast episode. Truly, this episode really did something good in my heart. I hope it does in yours too. And make sure you grab his new book, Kill The Spider, to continue the conversation this podcast starts.

http://killthespider.com

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http://anniefdowns.com

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Thanks to our friends at Talkspace for sponsoring this episode!

Head to talkspace.com\downs and use the code: DOWNS for $30 off your first month!

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Lisa Whittle and I have been friends for years, to the point that we barely know when it started. We're just glad it did. We cover all sorts of topics today, from family to church to her new book Put Your Warrior Boots On. I love her, respect her, and just think the world of her. I bet you will too.

http://lisawhittle.com

http://100daystobrave.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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If there is one tool that has helped me grow and flourish and better understand my friends as well as myself, it is the enneagram. I talk about it a lot on here (as you know), so today I invited my friend Beth McCord, an amazing enneagram coach, to come and lay out the basics for us of why we should learn about the enneagram, how to sort out your type, and a very short description of each number. 

This is your enneagram primer. :) More to come in future episodes!

(Beth has a ton of amazing enneagram resources on her website- be sure to check it out!) 

http://yourenneagramcoach.com

http://100daystobrave.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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This has been a long time coming (and often requested by y'all!) and I am so glad to have my friend Jon Acuff on this episode. We had a blast chatting about Nashville things and Atlanta things and church things and writing things. He kinda blew my mind a few times- I think you're gonna really appreciate his thoughts. Jon's new book Finish is worth the read. Hope you'll check it out.

Acuff.me

http://100daystobrave.com

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No better way to kick off Season 3 of the That Sounds Fun Podcast than with one of my favorite friends and an amazing author Sophie Hudson. Y'all. This is such a fun episode. LAUGHS, people. LAUGHS. Her new devotional for teen girls- All In All- is such a great gift for the teenager in your life.

So we're back. Back in action, friends. Missed you guys. Let's party.

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Chrystal Evans Hurst and I met this spring and hit it off immediately. She's one of those friends that you sit down with and twenty minutes later both of y'all have laughed and cried and plan to be friends forever. It was worth taking a break from a quiet August to chat with her about her new book, She's Still There. 

Hope you enjoy our chat!

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Oh y'all. 

We had the absolute most fun at #TSFWeekend2017. Three days together, hanging out and making friends, eating delicious food, and hearing from incredible artists- exactly how I want to spend a weekend in July! 

We recorded a live podcast with many of the folks you already know and love- Dave Barnes, Eddie Kaufholz, Kelleigh Bannen, Christy Nockels, and some new voices too, like Emmy Singer from Inner Light Yoga.

We had the best time and I hope you'll feel like you were right there with us!

http://anniefdowns.com

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I am beyond excited about this episode. Kevin Queen is the new pastor of my church in Nashville, Cross Point Church. The story of how he got here is legitimately miraculous. And because we've been friends for almost 20 years, I wanted to give him a place to tell the whole thing- start to finish- of what God has done and how Kevin and his family and our church have all responded.

But even if you aren't in Nashville, this story will certainly speak to you about God's kindness, provision, and plan. It's pretty awesome.

 

http://www.crosspoint.tv/kevin

http://anniefdowns.com

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Tyler and I have been pals for almost 20 years and it has been an absolute blast watching him lead in a lot of different places, currently as the president of Catalyst. We sat down this week to talk about a whole bunch of things, including my new pastor, why Tyler keeps candy on his desk at all times, and women in leadership. He's a super funny dude- I think you're gonna dig this conversation.

https://twitter.com/tylerreagin

https://catalystleader.com

(use the code FUN to get a $199 ticket to Catalyst Atlanta in October!)

http://thatsoundsfunweekend.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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A couple of years ago, Joy Eggerichs Reed sat me down at a table around Mexican food with a gorgeous blonde named Liz who had lots of excitement and words and ideas. I loved her on the spot and wanted to be her friend every day from then on. Liz Bohannon is the founder and CEO of Sseko Designs. She's a fireball with big dreams and miracle size prayers and I promise you're gonna fall head over heels in the next hour. What a gift Liz is to our planet.

https://www.instagram.com/lizbohannon/

http://ssekodesigns.com

http://thatsoundsfunweekend.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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Me. Eliza. New Katie. Three microphones.

Who in the world decided this would be a good idea? :)

But seriously, we get so many questions about what office life is like at our company, who does what, and how in the world we survive this crazy story, so we thought it would be fun to chat together for the podcast. Eliza was in Nashville for a few short hours and New Katie was free, so it just felt right! 

If this sparks more questions, send them to us! We love it!

Hope you enjoy some conversations from inside Downs Books Inc! 

http://thatsoundsfunweekend.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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I met Jennie Allen at a lunch in Nashville about five years ago. She had this idea, our friend Lindsey gathered a handful of us around a table to hear about Jennie's idea for this event for women. Who could have imagined IF:Gathering would grow to what it is now? Amazing.

Jennie is a faithful friend, humble leader, and my first student in the School of Fun. :) (You'll understand when you listen.) She's just the best and I'm so honored to get to chat with her. 

http://jennieallen.com

http://thatsoundsfunweekend.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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Kelleigh Bannen is quickly becoming one of my favorite humans. It's not just her incredible singing voice (that will legitimately blow your mind) or her humor (though it is there) or her songwriting skills (also there in droves). This girl's heart and love for God are going to be what makes you want to be lifelong friends with her as well. Her latest single is called Church Clothes and it will moooooove you. Wow it's a powerful song.

Also, Kelleigh will be at our That Sounds Fun Weekend! So come join us!

http://kelleighbannen.com

http://thatsoundsfunweekend.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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Sadie Robertson reminds me of the best parts of summer- fun and bright and just plain warm to be around. You've probably seen her grow up on television, like I did, and the young woman she has become is pretty remarkable. You're going to love her and you're going to love her heart for the generation of women coming behind her. 

http://liveoriginal.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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You guys. Chris McClarney is FUNNY. I mean, this dude cracked me up start to finish! And I know how much we love people who make us laugh around here, so I'm feeling pretty good about this convo. Local Nashville guy and AMAZING worship leader and songwriter, sitting down with Chris was a total highlight- you are gonna love being friends with him. 

http://chrismcclarney.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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Direct download: 41_ChrisMcClarney_FINAL.mp3
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Man what a treat to spend some time in the good ol' podcast booth with my friends Lisa and Missy Harper. Lisa is one of my favorite authors and just brings a smile to my face on the regular. We spend a good amount of time today talking about our recent trip to Haiti, why Lisa and Missy are going back, and her new book The Sacrament of Happy.

And happy you shall be after a laugh-y hour with me and Lisa and her absolutely adorable daughter Missy!

http://lisaharper.net

http://anniefdowns.com

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Let's talk about the SheReadsTruth and HeReadsTurth summer reading plan- the book of Romans! Y'all know I'm not the world's biggest fan of Paul :), so I brought Amanda, Raechel Myers, and Russ Ramsey onto the show to tell me why I should love the book of Romans and why we should spend our summer reading it.

(Spoiler alert: they convinced me. :) ) We also talked about cheese and New Kids on the Block, and toilets. So. A real well rounded episode for you.

ALSO- just for YOU, if you go to shopshereadstruth.com between 5/25-6/25, use the code ANNIE10 to get 10% off anything you order. (They love you guys so much - I'm grateful.)

shopshereadstruth.com

shereadstruth.com

hereadstruth.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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You know I love the UK. And I love my Nashville friends. So today's conversation combines two of my favorite things. Andrea Lucado is a dear friend and also has just released her first book, English Lessons, about her time in Oxford, England. We hadn't gotten to chat in a while, so this one really feels like two close friends getting to catch up, because it is! Such a dear friend, great writer, and wise woman! You'll love her.

http://andrealucado.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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What an honor to have Steven Curtis Chapman on the podcast. His new book Between Heaven and the Real World is so worth your time to read. For a girl who grew up listening to Christian music, this was a really special interview- not many people have been a part of my life as long as Steven's music has. I'm grateful for the hour we got to spend together and I hope you'll love it too.

http://stevencurtischapman.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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My whole life has changed since my way of eating changed in 2013. Diagnosed with PCOS and a dairy allergy, to be the healthiest version of Annie meant it was time to change alllll my ways. And Danielle Walker, author of the New York Times Bestelling Against All Grain cookbooks and hugely popular website, was a true gift from God that year of learning (still is!). Not only are her recipes insanely delicious (her dairy-free ranch made me tear up), she's also an absolutely lovely human being and now one of my dearest friends.

My bet is you know her, you follow her, and you love her (and her foods). But if by chance she is a new friend to you, I'm so glad to introduce y'all. :) 

http://againstallgrain.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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I'm kicking off the season of writing a new book, and for the last few weeks y'all have been sending us questions about the process. So even though I don't know very much :), I attempted to answer a few of the questions with everyone's favorite assistant, Eliza! 

(It's just the beginning of the process... we have so much more to discuss... so keep those questions coming!)

So let's talk about writing books!

http://anniefdowns.com

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I have been so excited to have this conversation with my friend Tsh Oxenreider. As I followed along with her family as they traveled the world last year, I could not wait to hear more and read her book At Home In The World. Amazing author, brilliant woman, faithful friend. You're going to adore her, her brain, her story. 

Make sure you check out her books, blog, and podcast!

http://theartofsimple.net

http://anniefdowns.com

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Barnabas Piper and I sit down this week and y'all, this dude is smart. It was so fun to hear his thoughts on enneagram, Israel, FaceTime, Nashville, "quiet times", and curiosity. And you're gonna LOVE his answer to our favorite question at the end! Check out his new book The Curious Christian if you connect with the thoughts he shares in our conversation. (And if you love the dude, he's got a few of his own podcasts you should check out!)

http://www.barnabaspiper.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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Lisa-Jo Baker is my favorite South African turned American turned author turned awesome. And knowing some of her story, it was really brave of her to write an entire book on the pains and joys of friendship called Never Unfriended. We talk about it, as well as our favorite television shows and Beauty and the Beast and the life of an author, amongst other things. Lisa-Jo is a joy. You're gonna love her.

http://neverunfriended.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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John Mark Comer is one of my very very favorite authors and teachers in the church right now. I've long been a fan and am just now lucky enough to call him friend. I've loved all his books (and his preaching podcast), and his new book God Has A Name is an incredibly thought-provoking read that I think you will enjoy. Our conversation kicks off with enneagram (duh y'all know me) and circles through to modern day church life and the best coffee in Portland. Hope you'll enjoy hanging with us!

https://johnmarkcomer.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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A few years ago, I was asked to speak at a church in Sioux Falls, SD. I had no idea that day that I would meet a lifelong friend and one of my favorite pastors in the nation. Adam Weber is one of the best and I am so so glad to get to introduce y'all to him. His new book Talking With God is all about prayer and talking with Adam about it has changed me and my prayer life. I think you're gonna love the book, the conversation, and this guy.

http://adamweber.com

http://anniefdowns.com

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Since it began in 2009, I have been a fan, family member, and contributor at (in)courage. It's a beautiful corner of the internet for women to gather and make friends. I love that I got to be a part of their new book, Craving Connection. Fellow author, contributor, friend, and all around ball of fun Jennifer Dukes Lee joins me on this episode. We talk about, well, everything (you know how it goes around here, y'all). But we spend a good amount of time swapping book-writing stories. I think you're going to love this gal.

 

http://www.cravingconnectionbook.com

http://jenniferdukeslee.com

http://www.incourage.me

http://anniefdowns.com

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Russ Ramsey is one of my favorite pastor voices in Nashville. His new book Struck might just blow your mind a little bit. A real-time retelling of his life-threatening heart infection and surgery, this book is beautiful for anyone who has suffered, or is currently suffering, and trying to believe God. I love this dude and I think you will too.

 

http://russ-ramsey.com

http://www.anniefdowns.com

 

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You hear her beautiful singing voice on every single episode. Now you get to hear her beautiful talking voice too as Ellie Holcomb and I sit down to discuss all sorts of things, including her new (and incredible) album Red Sea Road.

We laughed. We cried. We told you the truth. I think you're gonna love this one.

http://anniefdowns.com

http://ellieholcomb.com

#thatsoundsfunpodcast 

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Amanda Bible Williams and Raechel Myers from SheReadsTruth are back to talk to us about Lent, the next season on the Christian calendar. If you've ever wondered about this 47 day journey, how and why we celebrate it, what it all means and how to participate, join us for this amazing conversation.

I love these women and how they love Jesus and the Bible. And I love Lent! So fun to chat about it.

 

http://anniefdowns.com

http://shereadstruth.com

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Direct download: 26_SheReadsTruth-FINAL.mp3
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Rebekah Lyons is just one of those women that you want on your team. She's fun, she's honest, she loves God and loves her friends and gosh I could just go on and on. (And I kinda do in this podcast.) I'm so thankful that Rebekah and I got to sit down and talk about life and her kids (whom I adore) and her new book "You Are Free." 

I've read it a lot. Trust me. You'll love this book. And you'll love this gal. And you'll love this podcast. (Valentine's week, y'all. So. We're still talking about love over here.) :)

http://youarefreebook.com

http://anniefdowns.com

#thatsoundsfunpodcast 

Direct download: SoundsFun_RebekahLyons_FINAL.mp3
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Let's kick off Valentine's week with our first ever married couple show! Mike and Molly Grayson are not only married (with a kid), they are also an AMAZING duo called Grayson|Reed. Their new EP "Walk" just released and it is on repeat at my house. Can't wait for y'all to meet them and fall in love with their story, their music, and the way they talk about each other. (IT IS THE BEST.)

http://graysonreedmusic.com/

http://anniefdowns.com

#thatsoundsfunpodcast

Direct download: SoundsFun-GraysonReed-FINAL.mp3
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Michael Wear may be one of the smartest men I know. He spent four years in the White House with President Obama working on faith initiatives. His new book "Reclaiming Hope" is about that season of his life, where faith and politics meet, and what hope looks like going forward. And also? He sings like a crooner on snapchat. So. You have THAT to look forward to. You're gonna love this guy.

http://michaelwear.com

http://www.anniefdowns.com

#thatsoundsfunpodcast

Direct download: 28_Michael_Wear_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

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