That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

That Sounds Fun Network

Religion & Spirituality>Christianity

494 episodes

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.


  • 26 JUL 2021
    TSF Tour LIVE: Jordan Lee Dooley
    53m 37s

    Live from the That Sounds Fun Tour stop in Indianapolis, here is my conversation with Jordan Lee Dooley! . . . . . Sign up to receive the AFD Week In Review email and ask questions to future guests! #thatsoundsfunpodcast . . . . . Thank you...

  • 23 JUL 2021
    TSF Tour LIVE: Matt and Lauren Chandler
    52m 37s

    Live from the That Sounds Fun Tour stop in Dallas, here is my conversation with Pastor Matt Chandler and his wife (and one of my favorite authors) Lauren Chandler! . . . . . Sign up to receive the AFD Week In Review email and ask questions...

  • 21 JUL 2021
    TSF Tour LIVE: Charles Martin
    53m 44s

    Live from the That Sounds Fun Tour stop in Houston, here is my conversation with novelist Charles Martin! . . . . . Sign up to receive the AFD Week In Review email and ask questions to future guests! #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our p...

  • 19 JUL 2021
    TSF Tour LIVE: Ginna Claire Mason + Mary Kate Morrissey
    51m 53s

    Live from the That Sounds Fun Tour stop in Milwaukee, here is my conversation with our favorite Wicked Musical witches- Ginna Claire Mason and Mary Kate Morrissey! . . . . . Sign up to receive the AFD Week In Review email and ask questions...

  • 16 JUL 2021
    TSF Tour LIVE: Mike Kelsey
    1h 5m 50s

    Live from the That Sounds Fun Tour stop in Grand Rapids, here is my conversation with Pastor Mike Kelsey (and a moment with his wife Ashley)! . . . . . Sign up to receive the AFD Week In Review email and ask questions to future guests! #tha...

  • 14 JUL 2021
    TSF Tour LIVE: The Popcast
    53m 5s

    Live from the That Sounds Fun Tour stop in Birmingham, here is my conversation with Knox and Jamie from The Popcast! . . . . . Sign up to receive the AFD Week In Review email and ask questions to future guests! #thatsoundsfunpodcast . . . ....

  • 12 JUL 2021
    TSF Tour LIVE: Jamie Kern Lima
    48m 22s

    Live from the That Sounds Fun Tour stop in Waco, here is my conversation with author and IT Cosmetics founder Jamie Kern Lima! . . . . . Sign up to receive the AFD Week In Review email and ask questions to future guests! #thatsoundsfunpodca...

  • 09 JUL 2021
    TSF Tour LIVE: Aarti Sequeira
    54m 41s

    Live from the That Sounds Fun Tour stop in Charlotte, here is my conversation with celebrity chef Aarti Sequeira! . . . . . Sign up to receive the AFD Week In Review email and ask questions to future guests! #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you...

  • 07 JUL 2021
    TSF Tour LIVE: Trey Kennedy
    50m 56s

    Live from the That Sounds Fun Tour stop in Kansas City, here is my conversation with comedian Trey Kennedy! . . . . . Sign up to receive the AFD Week In Review email and ask questions to future guests! #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our...

  • 05 JUL 2021
    TSF Tour LIVE: Lady A
    57m 50s

    Live from the That Sounds Fun Tour stop in Nashville, here is my conversation with Hillary, Dave, and Charles from Lady A!  . . . . . Sign up to receive the AFD Week In Review email and ask questions to future guests! #thatsoundsfunpod...

  • 02 JUL 2021
    EnneaSummer2021: Sevens
    1h 9m 7s

    We end our EnneaSummer2021 series with the ever fun sevens! The only number to have three guests (HI IT ME), Ashley and Craig join me to discuss the finer points of being healthy in our seven-ness. Sevens go towards (5) in security and towa...

  • 30 JUN 2021
    Episode 304: Heather Thompson Day
    52m 34s

    Gracious you aren't even READY for this conversation with Heather Thompson Day! You're gonna want to take notes and be able to say AMEN and share this episode with all your people. Heather's newest book It's Not Your Turn was a a real gift...

  • 28 JUN 2021
    EnneaSummer2021: Sixes
    1h 2m 29s

    What a gift sixes are to our world! Taylor Ann and Ethan are so honest and vulnerable and tell us what it is really like to be in the head of the ones who are loyal and thoughtful and always aware of where the exits are LOL LOVE YOU SIXES....

  • 25 JUN 2021
    EnneaSummer2021: Fives
    1h 8m 32s

    It's never lost on me that asking two enneagram 5s to sit down for the #EnneaSummer2021 conversation is asking a lot of them. But I could not be more thankful for Candi and Jason making space for us and inviting us into their stories and th...

  • 23 JUN 2021
    Episode 303: Jess Connolly + Breaking Free From Body Shame
    55m 10s

    What a joy to have Jess Connolly back on the podcast, talking through the concepts around her new book Breaking Free From Body Shame. Jess is such a voice in the desert when it comes to this topic and I'm so thankful to be talking with her...

  • 21 JUN 2021
    EnneaSummer2021: Fours
    1h 2m 58s

    Corey and Blair, our #EnneaSummer2021 fours, really showed up for us today. So many thoughts, so many feelings, such generosity and kindness. Fours go towards (1) in security and towards (2) in stress, so hearing them process that and respo...

  • 18 JUN 2021
    EnneaSummer2021: Threes
    1h 4m 56s

    Emma and Justin are about to tell you all the reasons that we need and love Threes in our everyday life! Wow I love these friends and the way they are learning and growing and serving in their number. Threes go towards (6) in security and t...

  • 16 JUN 2021
    Episode 302: Michael W. Smith
    46m 48s

    Y'all. I know. This may be as wild to y'all as it is to me, but today we get to talk with Michael W. Smith, an absolute legend in the music world (and in my own personal faith life and story). His new book The Way Of The Father will be a gr...

  • 14 JUN 2021
    EnneaSummer2021: Twos
    56m 51s

    Wow these Twos. I learned so much, was so moved by their honesty and their hearts. Ashley and Danny are so generous with their words and with their actions, as you will hear today. Twos go towards (4) in security and towards (8) in stress,...

  • 11 JUN 2021
    EnneaSummer2021: Ones
    1h 9m 53s

    I have known these EnneaSummer2021 Ones, Brad and Fallon, for almost a decade. To hear them dig into their own hearts and own stories really moved me. Ones go towards (7) in security and towards (4) in stress, so hearing them process that a...

  • 09 JUN 2021
    Episode 301: Sam Collier from Hillsong Atlanta
    1h 5m 44s

    Last weekend, Hillsong Atlanta held their first Sunday service and the pastor of the new church, Sam Collier, joins us today. What it's like to plant a church in such a challenging time, how this became the right yes for Sam and his family,...

  • 07 JUN 2021
    EnneaSummer2021: Nines
    1h 4m 58s

    Our EnneaSummer2021 series continues with Adam and Camille, two really healthy and lovely nines. I feel like I understand nines so much better than I did before! I loved hearing from Suzanne Stabile about what it is like when nines go to th...

  • 04 JUN 2021
    EnneaSummer2021: Eights
    56m 27s

    We start this year's EnneaSummer2021 episodes with our mighty eights. What a gift to hear Matt and Ali process together about their eight-ness, respond to Suzanne Stabile's thoughts on not only who they are as eights, but what it is like wh...

  • 02 JUN 2021
    Episode 300: Rose Reid from Finding You
    57m 42s

    MOVIE STAR ALERT! Y'all, Rose Reid is such a special person... this whole conversation is one of my new favorites! I so loved her new movie Finding You that as soon as I saw it, I wanted to have her on the show! Make sure you go see that mo...

  • 01 JUN 2021
    TSF Network: Welcome Hope Still Wins with Ben Higgins!
    41m 11s

    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 l...

  • 31 MAY 2021
    EnneaSummer2021: Enneagram Coach Haley Watkins
    1h 6m 34s

    It's time to kickoff a really fun month here on the pod! ENNEASUMMER2021! We will spend the next few Mondays and Fridays talking about the enneagram with friends of each type and especially focusing on where each number goes in security and...

  • 27 MAY 2021
    Episode 299: Governor Bill Haslam
    52m 36s

    What an honor to have the former governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam, joining us today for a conversation about faith in the public square. Spending a lot of his adult life as a public servant, Governor Haslam has some really important thoug...

  • 24 MAY 2021
    Episode 298: Michelle Williams (from Destiny's Child)
    56m 28s

    I've always loved Michelle Williams, since her Destiny's Child days, but I love her even more after today's hilarious, honest, and moving conversation. Her new book, Checking In: How Getting Real about Depression Saved My Life---and Can Sav...

  • 20 MAY 2021
    Episode 297: Christine Caine + How Did I Get Here?
    1h 3m 56s

    Christine Caine is BACK and as FIRECRACKER as ever for us! Man today's convo is IMPORTANT. Yes- it's a notetaking one for sure. Her new book How Did I Get Here? is really powerful and important. It releases June 8th, but go ahead and pre-or...

  • 17 MAY 2021
    Episode 296: Thad Cockrell
    1h 1m 30s

    Oh I cannot wait for y'all to hear this amazing story from my friend and one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Thad Cockrell. You may have seen him recently on The Tonight Show or on The Today Show, both of which we talk about today. What...

  • 13 MAY 2021
    Episode 295: Tim Timmons
    1h 2m 4s

    Y'all aren't READY for how funny and profound Tim Timmons is... this dude is just one of my absolute favorites. His new album HERE is so special, as is this convo. It's my favorite type of combo- deep and wide. What a great musician and man...

  • 11 MAY 2021
    TSF Network: Welcome Live in Love with Lauren Akins!
    51m 7s

    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 l...

  • 10 MAY 2021
    Episode 294: Matthew McConaughey
    1h 1m 19s

    Yep. THIS Matthew McConaughey. It was such a joy and such an honor to get to chat with Matthew. His book Greenlights released a few months ago and talking to him about God and open doors and green lights and how to know the path that is for...

  • 06 MAY 2021
    Episode 293: A Special Mother's Day Show
    1h 20m 19s

    This show is for every woman. For all the ways you mother, whether you are raising children or not. And please PLEASE stick around until the VERY end for a special moment, just for you. Our guests today- Jada Edwards Kiley Dean I hope you a...

  • 03 MAY 2021
    Episode 292: Gretchen Saffles
    56m 50s

    It's the week of Mother's Day, so let's talk about being grounded, making time for yourself, and being close to God- whether this Mother's Day is your best yet or a heartbreaking thought. Gretchen Saffles, author of The Well-Watered Woman,...

  • 29 APR 2021
    Episode 291: Dr. Matthew Sleeth + Hope Always
    1h 12m 22s

    Dear friends, today we have a conversation about suicide. I want you to know that up front, so that you can listen without miniBFFs and know going into it what the topic is. One of your (and my!) favorite guests, Dr. Matthew Sleeth, is back...

  • 26 APR 2021
    Episode 290: Ben Kirby aka PreachersNSneakers
    59m 45s

    You've seen the instagram account, but it's time to meet Ben Kirby, the guy behind PreachersNSneakers! He's funny and wise and one of YOUR questions gets us both teary! His new book releases tomorrow, his new baby was just born, and this is...

  • 22 APR 2021
    Episode 289: Douglas McKelvey + Every Moment Holy
    1h 1m 9s

    Many of us have found Every Moment Holy to be a profoundly helpful resource in our own lives. Volume 2 has just released with a focus on grief and today the author, Douglas McKelvey, joins us for an honest conversation about the power of wr...

  • 19 APR 2021
    Episode 288: Harry Connick Jr.
    48m 16s

    When word got around that Harry Connick Jr had a faith-inspired album releasing, my ears and my interviewing heart both perked up. What an absolute HONOR to have him on the podcast, to talk about his new about Alone In My Faith, and to lear...

  • 15 APR 2021
    Episode 287: Laura Tremaine
    59m 42s

    What a legit joy to release a book twin with Laura Tremaine! We have been DYING to get on the pod together so it's finally the day! I learn a lot from her, and her book Share Your Stuff. I'll Go First, about friendship and hope and how to d...

  • 12 APR 2021
    Episode 286: Francis Chan
    1h 1m 50s

    Today's episode is a spiritual experience and I think you'll be as grateful for it as I am! Pastor Francis Chan is an absolute hero and a legend in our faith. Our conversation changed how I think about love and how I think about the church...

  • 08 APR 2021
    Episode 285: Jon Acuff
    1h 3m 57s

    What are the soundtracks you are hearing in your mind? My good pal Jon Acuff is back today, talking about what you hear in your head, how to change it, how to use the soundtracks in your mind to shape your life, your family, and your work....

  • 05 APR 2021
    Episode 284: Mike Goodwin
    59m 44s

    Oh let us get ready to LAUGH, my friends! Mike Goodwin is here with us for the first time (but as you'll hear in the show, it is the EXACT BEST TIME!), but gosh he feels like an old friend, doesn't he? Mike is one of the good guys, y'all. Y...

  • 25 MAR 2021
    Episode 283: Sally Lloyd-Jones
    58m 41s

    Like an actual embodiment of spring time, Sally Lloyd-Jones joins us today and the whole conversation is such a gift. She has written a literal library worth of children's books, including the Jesus Storybook Bible, and her latest- Near- is...

  • 24 MAR 2021
    Episode 282: Lauren Daigle + Hold On To Me
    1h 1m 17s

    MY GRACIOUS HOW MUCH DO I LOVE LAUREN DAIGLE. From her family's land in Louisiana, Lauren checks in with us, tells us what she learned in the last year, how it has changed her for good, why she almost quit music, and we have a great Taylor...

  • 22 MAR 2021
    Episode 281: John Eldredge + A Year of the Pandemic
    58m 49s

    Right before things shut down last year, John Eldredge came on the podcast and told us how to get our lives back, how to slow down, how to love beauty and rest. And then, COVID-19. So today, as we pass a year anniversary, John is back...

  • 18 MAR 2021
    Episode 280: Emily Ley + Growing Boldly
    59m 12s

    I am SO HAPPY to have my dear friend Emily Ley back on the podcast today, talking invisalign (we are not great at it LOL) and perseverance and lots of insider talk about building a business and how to run it well. (I learn so much from Emil...

  • 15 MAR 2021
    Episode 279: Angie Smith + Woven
    1h 12m 45s

    Our good friend Angie Smith is back on the podcast and she came in HOT with stories and thoughts and pleads for a new best friend named Hill (LOLOL). Angie is literally one of the easiest people to love. Her new book Woven is going to be yo...

  • 12 MAR 2021
    Episode 278: Jennifer Garner
    21m 7s

    YES THAT JENNIFER GARNER. You guys. We got to chat for a just a few minutes this week and I cannot wait to share this conversation with you. Jenn (SHE TOLD ME TO CALL HER JENN) has a new movie out today on Netflix called YES DAY. It is real...

  • 11 MAR 2021
    Episode 277: Dr. Josh Axe
    56m 57s

    I am a fan of talking about healthy things, and what it looks like for us to be our healthiest selves. I've really enjoyed following Dr. Josh Axe on social media and taking the tips of his that feel the healthiest for me in my life and addi...

  • 08 MAR 2021
    Episode 276: Marc Scibilia
    50m 40s

    Gosh I love how musicians are often poets and some of my favorite people to talk with. Marc Scibilia fits that bill times a million. His newest album, Seed of Joy, will have a huge re-release in the next few weeks and y'all are gonna love i...