That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

Our seven serious minutes extended a bit today. Enjoy. :) 

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Direct download: 16_Coronannie_FINAL.mp3
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LOTS of breakfast talk (with two adorable visitors) and some heroes and a last resort offer for Tim and his fiancé.

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Direct download: 15_Coronannie_FINAL.mp3
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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. 

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#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!) 

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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

Direct download: 14_Coronannie_FINAL.mp3
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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

Direct download: 13_Coronannie_FINAL.mp3
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How do we help doctors and nurses? 7 minutes of serious that goes longer than 7 minutes.

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Direct download: 12_Coronannie_FINAL.mp3
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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

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#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!

Direct download: 289_TSF_JohnEldredge_Edit1.mp3
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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

Direct download: 11_Coronannie_FINAL.mp3
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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

Direct download: 10_Coronannie_FINAL.mp3
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Two adorable sweet guests, breakfast talk, a baseball mystery to be solved, and some big heroes.

@anniefdowns

@edwardoreddie

#TSFQuarantine

Direct download: 09_Coronannie_FINAL.mp3
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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!

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Direct download: 288_TSF_LisaWhittle_Edit2.mp3
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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

Direct download: 08_Coronannie_FINAL.mp3
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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

Direct download: 07_Coronannie_FINAL.mp3
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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

Direct download: 06_Coronannie_FINAL.mp3
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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.

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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

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Direct download: 287_TSF_MorganHarperNichols_Edit2.mp3
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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

Direct download: 05_Coronannie_FINAL.mp3
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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

Direct download: 04_Coronannie_FINAL.mp3
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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

Direct download: 03_Coronannie_FINAL.mp3
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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!

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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

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Direct download: 286_TSF_KatiePeslis_FINAL.mp3
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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

Direct download: 02_Coronannie_FINAL.mp3
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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!

Direct download: 01_Coronannie_FINAL.mp3
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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.

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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.

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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.)

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Direct download: 283_TSF_MelanieShankle_Edit2.mp3
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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

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Direct download: 282_TSF_DavidKinnaman_Edit3.mp3
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