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July 6, 2020
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. . . . . . Listen to : EnneaSummer2019: Nines Music from Ryan O'Neal : http://www.sleepingatlast.com Expert words from Seth Abram : http://instagram.com/integratedenneagram Our hashtags : #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!) . . . . . --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
July 2, 2020
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. . . . . . 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 #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!) . . . . . Thank you to our partners of the show!  ThirdLove: Go to thirdlove.com/soundsfun now to find your perfect-fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase! Your Enneagram Coach: Take their Enneagram Assessment at yourenneagramcoach.com/thatsoundsfun
June 29, 2020
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!) -- Thank you to our partners! Your Enneagram Coach: Take their Enneagram assessment by going to yourenneagramcoach.com/thatsoundsfun Liquid IV: Get 25% off your order at liquid-iv.com when you use promo code THATSOUNDSFUN at checkout!  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
June 25, 2020
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!**) . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast
June 23, 2020
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!**) . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
June 22, 2020
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!**) . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast
June 18, 2020
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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
June 15, 2020
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 Thank you to our show's partners! Thistle Farms: Use code thatsoundsfun for 15% off! https://thistlefarms.org --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
June 11, 2020
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 Thank you to our sponsor! KiwiCo: Get your first month FREE on select crates at kiwico.com/THATSOUNDSFUN
June 9, 2020
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  
June 8, 2020
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
June 4, 2020
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! 
June 1, 2020
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
May 28, 2020
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
May 25, 2020
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!
May 21, 2020
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 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! 
May 18, 2020
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! 
May 14, 2020
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
May 11, 2020
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
May 7, 2020
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
May 5, 2020
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
May 4, 2020
Communion, power outages, and what happens next! Go subscribe!: Annie and Eddie Keep Talking . . . . . @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie
May 4, 2020
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! 
May 1, 2020
A visit from a special guest, lots of serious talk, and some real heroes, like Joy Eggerichs Reed. . . . . . @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie
April 30, 2020
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  
April 30, 2020
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
April 29, 2020
Dollywood recipes, robes, heroes. You get it. . . . . . @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie  
April 28, 2020
We talked about so many things I honestly don't remember. Except England. We definitely talked about England. HAPPY TUESDAY! . . . . . @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie  
April 27, 2020
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  
April 27, 2020
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
April 24, 2020
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  
April 23, 2020
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  
April 23, 2020
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.
April 22, 2020
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
April 21, 2020
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
April 20, 2020
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
April 20, 2020
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  
April 17, 2020
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
April 16, 2020
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
April 16, 2020
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!
April 15, 2020
How do you wake up your house?, Easter candy, seven minutes of serious, and a mystery solved. What a Wednesday. @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine
April 14, 2020
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
April 13, 2020
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
April 13, 2020
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
April 12, 2020
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
April 10, 2020
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
April 9, 2020
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
April 8, 2020
Holy Week Bible Reading: Matthew 26:14-16 Mark 14:10-11 Luke 22:3-6 (Read from the New English Translation) . . . . . #TSFHolyWeek #thatsoundsfunpodcast
April 7, 2020
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  
April 6, 2020
Holy Week Bible Reading: Matthew 21:12-22 Mark 11:12-18 Luke 19:45-48 (Read in the English Standard Version) . . . . . #TSFHolyWeek #thatsoundsfunpodcast
April 5, 2020
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
April 3, 2020
From baby goats to jazz leadership. Love y'all. See you Monday, April 13th. @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine
April 2, 2020
Embarrassing stories and donuts and food trucks. Another normal day around here.  @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine
April 2, 2020
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
April 1, 2020
Lots of heroes, lots of writing talk, and an update on feelings. @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine
March 31, 2020
Our seven serious minutes extended a bit today. Enjoy. :)  @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine
March 30, 2020
LOTS of breakfast talk (with two adorable visitors) and some heroes and a last resort offer for Tim and his fiancé. @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine
March 30, 2020
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! 
March 29, 2020
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
March 27, 2020
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
March 26, 2020
How do we help doctors and nurses? 7 minutes of serious that goes longer than 7 minutes. @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine
March 26, 2020
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!) 
March 25, 2020
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
March 24, 2020
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
March 23, 2020
Two adorable sweet guests, breakfast talk, a baseball mystery to be solved, and some big heroes. @anniefdowns @edwardoreddie #TSFQuarantine
March 23, 2020
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
March 22, 2020
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
March 20, 2020
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
March 19, 2020
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
March 19, 2020
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.  
March 18, 2020
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
March 17, 2020
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
March 16, 2020
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
March 16, 2020
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
March 15, 2020
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
March 14, 2020
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!
March 12, 2020
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!  
March 9, 2020
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.
March 5, 2020
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!
March 2, 2020
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. :) 
March 2, 2020
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. :) 
February 27, 2020
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. :) 
February 20, 2020
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. :) 
February 17, 2020
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. :)   
February 13, 2020
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. :)   
February 10, 2020
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. :)   
February 6, 2020
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. As always these sweet friends showed up with an excellent discount code for you- FUN20 will get you 20% off of everything (except subscription boxes) at shopshereadstruth.com! Grab your Lent studies and She and He Bibles and prep for those Easter baskets and graduations! And don't forget we've got a few more questions, specifically about EASTER BASKETS!, with the SheReadsTruth gals over on the AFD YouTube page! Check it out! . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 
February 3, 2020
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. :) 
January 30, 2020
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. :) 
January 27, 2020
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. :) 
January 23, 2020
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. :) 
January 20, 2020
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. :)   
January 16, 2020
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. :) 
January 13, 2020
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. :) 
January 9, 2020
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. :) 
January 6, 2020
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. :) 
December 30, 2019
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. :) 
December 26, 2019
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. :) 
December 24, 2019
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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