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That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

Christian author and speaker Annie F. Downs shares with you some of her favorite things: new books, faith conversations, restaurants, travel stories, musicians not to miss, interviews with friends. Pretty much, if it sounds fun to Annie, you're gonna hear about it.

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Episode 53: Beth McCord + the Enneagram

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. :) 

1hr 5mins

21 Sep 2017

Rank #1

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Episode 63: John Crist

I'm still not totally sure how to put words around this conversation. It was just so so good. And fun (of course). Comedian John Crist and I, as you will hear, have been sharing event posters for years, but this is our first opportunity to be friends. But when you guys request a guest OVER AND OVER, I do my best to get them on the show! I knew John would be funny, we all knew he'd be funny, but I had no idea how profound and honest and kind he would be. What a good dude... he may be restoring my faith in male enneagram 3s. :) If you weren't a fan of John before, you will be now. Make sure you follow him on social media, head to his shows when he's in your town, and buy up all his swag. :) http://johncristcomedy.com http://100daystobrave.com http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thanks to our friends at ThirdLove for sponsoring this episode! Head to thirdlove.com/soundsfun for 15% off your first order!

1hr 24mins

15 Feb 2018

Rank #2

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Episode 42: Sadie Robertson

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

1hr 9mins

15 Jun 2017

Rank #3

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Episode 158: Lauren Daigle

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

1hr 24mins

8 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 98: Samantha Ponder

HAPPY SEPTEMBER, FRIENDS! And there is no better way to kick off the fall than talking football with one of the coolest women we know. Samantha Ponder is one of the most respected women in sports broadcasting and definitely one the most recognized faces in football. But to me, she's also an amazing Jesus-loving woman who is one of my favorite instagram follows FOR SURE. Y'all are just gonna adore her. . . . . . By the way! My new book Remember God is available for pre-order and the first 5000 friends who pre-order the book will get the audiobook (read by me) for free weeks before the book comes out! All the details are on http://anniefdowns.com . . . . . #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

1hr 11mins

6 Sep 2018

Rank #5

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Episode 82: Christine Caine

Christine Caine is one of my favorite voices. She's an incredible preacher, a strong activist against slavery, and just one of a kind. The thing about Chris is she is SO FULLY CHRIS and SO FULLY given over to the work of the Gospel and the love of Christ. It's awesome to watch and massively inspiring. Her new book, Unexpected, just released and it's the power punch you've been waiting to read. This conversation is fun and challenging and convicting and grace-filled. Can't wait to hear your thoughts. http://christinecaine.com/ http://100daystobrave.com http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thanks to our friends at Prep Dish for sponsoring this episode! Head to prepdish.com/annie for a 2-week free trial!

1hr 16mins

14 Jun 2018

Rank #6

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EnneaSummer2019: Nines

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

1hr 17mins

27 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 217: Michael Todd

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

1hr 1min

27 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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EnneaSummer2019 : Ones

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

1hr 12mins

30 May 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 27: Ellie Holcomb

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 

47mins

2 Mar 2017

Rank #10

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Episode 126: Lysa TerKeurst

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

1hr 2mins

18 Mar 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 215: Jen Hatmaker

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

1hr 3mins

20 Apr 2020

Rank #12

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Episode 71: Bob Goff

I've never met anyone like Bob Goff. He makes you feel like the most important person in the room, even if you aren't. He listens like what you are saying really matters, even if it doesn't. :) He's really good at friendship and a really wise voice for us all. His new book Everybody, Always is challenging and important and everything you love about Bob- funny, whimsical, a little crazy, kind. This conversation, hopefully, is all those things as well.  http://bobgoff.com http://100daystobrave.com http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thanks to our friends at Prep Dish for sponsoring this episode! Head to prepdish.com/annie for a 2-week free trial!

45mins

12 Apr 2018

Rank #13

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Episode 213: Jon Tyson

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

1hr 5mins

13 Apr 2020

Rank #14

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Episode 195: Seth Haines

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

1hr 10mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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2018 Christmas Party Episode 5: HALLMARK + Candace Cameron Bure

Epic may be the right word for this particular episode- in length as well as in content. :) Y'all know I love a Hallmark Christmas movie and talking about the 2018 offerings was bound to happen. This show comes to you in four parts. Part 1. My gals Jami and Jenn are back to tell you their thoughts on the new movies for 2018. Part 2. Candace Cameron Bure joins us to talk about her new movie A Shoe Addict's Christmas, getting out of the Christian bubble, and the enneagram (and I PROMISE she brought it up not me!).  Part 3. My buddy Drew tells us his thoughts on the ONE Hallmark Christmas movie he's watched from start to finish, Let It Snow. Part 4. Jami and Jenn are back to complete a Hallmark Christmas mad-lib. :)  It's a doozie, but that's what Christmas parties so fun- sometimes you get into the party and you planned to leave after an hour but you're having such a good time you're still there an hour and a half later! hahahaha! I love this episode. Hope you will too. . . . . . http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :) 

1hr 36mins

10 Dec 2018

Rank #16

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Episode 210: John Eldredge

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

1hr 4mins

26 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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Episode 8: Shauna Niequist

Annie chats with author Shauna Niequist about her new book Savor as well as many other important things like the best dessert in Chicago. https://www.shaunaniequist.com http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast

38mins

14 Apr 2015

Rank #18

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Episode 91: Steffany Gretzinger

YOU GUYS. Okay so I already loved her music I had no idea I WOULD FALL ALL THE WAY IN LOVE with Steffany Gretzinger. Like, immediate need to know her and be her friend forever kind of love. Her music and her worship leading have meant so much to me in the last few years, but gracious her wisdom and humor! I didn't know BUT NOW WE KNOW. If you haven't listened to her album Blackout, please do. Like soon and very soon. Hope you love this one! https://bethelmusic.com/artists/steffany-gretzinger/ Join us August 2nd!! --> https://www.redjett.com http://100daystobrave.com http://anniefdowns.com #thatsoundsfunpodcast ... join in the conversation wherever hashtags are welcome. :)  Thanks to our friends at Prep Dish for sponsoring this episode! Head to prepdish.com/annie for a 2-week free trial!

1hr 5mins

26 Jul 2018

Rank #19

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EnneaSummer2019: Twos

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

49mins

3 Jun 2019

Rank #20