That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

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

#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

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: 58_TSF_Jess_Connally2.mp3
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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

#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

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: 57_TSF_Barrett_Ward.mp3
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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/

http://100daystobrave.com

http://anniefdowns.com

#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

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

http://100daystobrave.com

http://anniefdowns.com

#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

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: 55_TSF_CarlosWhittaker.mp3
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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

#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

Direct download: 54_ThatSoundsFun_FINAL.mp3
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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

#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

Direct download: 53_ThatSoundsFun_FINAL.mp3
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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

http://anniefdowns.com

#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

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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.

http://boomama.net

http://100daystobrave.com

http://anniefdowns.com

#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

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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!

Direct download: 50_ThatSoundsFun_FINAL.mp3
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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

#thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

Direct download: 49_TSF_Weekend_FINAL.mp3
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