That Sounds Fun Podcast Episode 1: Ted Dekker

on November 25, 2014 in That Sounds Fun Podcast with 21 comments by

I dunno, you guys.

I just decided it was time.

Here’s how I decided.

Author Ted Dekker said I could interview him.ย And I was all “YES PLEASE uhhhh…. where do I put it?”

Literally. That’s how it went. And now we have a podcast.

Yes, I had talked with friends forever about wanting to do a podcast and yes I think it is a good idea and yes I think it will be great fun. So I had planned to jump in this podcast pool, but Ted Dekker kind of shoved me off the diving board…. is a sentence I never thought I’d write.

Soooo anyways! Here’s the first podcast of many I hope. The goals for the podcast are simple (here’s the description):

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.

So I just mainly can’t wait to share my life with you in a new and hopefully fun way. (And obviously I’m new at this, being that the volume is wacky at the beginning and there are a few silent minutes at the end. OOPS. I’m learning, people. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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The bulk of this first episode is Ted Dekker and I discussing AD 30. It was soooo awesome, y’all. Like whoa awesome. And the stuff he says? Yeah, you’ll want to quote him. Seriously. I took notes the whole conversation.

If you are new to podcasts, just think of a radio show that you can listen to at your convenience. You can listen through your computer or phone or iPad. And you can subscribe to podcasts so that every time a new one is posted, it pops right into your iTunes. (The folks at the Serial Podcast created a great video/explanation of how to listen to a podcast if you need a quick tutorial.)

Here is the iTunes link!

Orย you can listen hereย or you can just press play below!

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So what do you think, guys!?!?

What would you like me to talk about in future episodes?

Who would you like to see me interview?


  1. posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 7:56 AM  |  reply

    Congratulations Annie!!! I hope your new podcast is a HUGE success!!

    • posted on Dec 02, 2014 at 11:38 PM  |  reply

      Thank you! <3

  2. posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 8:25 AM  |  reply

    YES! I’ve never been a huge podcast girl, but THIS? I can get behind this. Go, Annie, Go ๐Ÿ™‚

    • posted on Dec 02, 2014 at 11:39 PM  |  reply

      Thanks, friend. I’m hoping to keep getting better at it, but it’s a fun start! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Em
    posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 9:13 AM  |  reply

    Yay for you! Congratulations!

    • posted on Dec 02, 2014 at 11:39 PM  |  reply

      Thanks, Em! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 9:33 AM  |  reply

    Love it! Also, love that you started with some Ellie Holcomb! ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to hear more!

    • posted on Dec 02, 2014 at 11:40 PM  |  reply

      Thanks, Miranda! Hoping to have Ellie on the podcast soon!

  5. Judy
    posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 10:37 AM  |  reply

    Loved! I can’t wait to read his books! Thanks for the introduction!

    • posted on Dec 02, 2014 at 11:40 PM  |  reply

      He’s really an amazing author, Judy. I hope you enjoy reading them all. Start with AD30- it’s incredible.

  6. posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 2:11 PM  |  reply

    Oh girl you will LOVE this. Podcasting is my most favorite thing ever. So much fun! I can’t wait to listen!

    • posted on Dec 02, 2014 at 11:40 PM  |  reply

      You’re my hero. I hope you’ll keep teaching me how to do this well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. margaret kirkland
    posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 7:31 AM  |  reply

    Loved this! Shared it already! Going to order book today! Love you!

    • posted on Dec 02, 2014 at 11:41 PM  |  reply

      Thanks, Mrs. Margaret!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. cbed
    posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 9:15 PM  |  reply

    Annie: So, Jesus was really young.
    Ted: You know, you’re right. I’m going to have to think about this.
    Annie: You’re welcome?
    Loved every second of the podcast. I’m currently reading Tea with Hezbollah…WHY AM I JUST NOW READING THIS? Why isn’t this required reading for every human?
    Caroline: Did you know TD is one month older than me?

    • posted on Dec 02, 2014 at 11:44 PM  |  reply

      Right? I almost died. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Becca McClelland
    posted on Dec 02, 2014 at 11:33 AM  |  reply

    Annie i loved your podcast! I cant wait for the next one! I would love to hear you talk about music. I love music and sometimes I struggle with finding music I like that has a good message and is good for my heart. (Ellie Holcomb is one of my favorites! I got so excited when i heard it!!)

    • posted on Dec 02, 2014 at 11:45 PM  |  reply

      Thank you so much, Becca! Yes- music for sure to come! Maybe I’ll even get Ellie on the show!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. jenn nahrstadt
    posted on Dec 02, 2014 at 6:40 PM  |  reply

    That was SO fun!! Finally had some quiet space to kick back and listen, and it was great! I’ve never read TD before, but I will now!

    When is the next podcast being released?

  11. posted on Dec 02, 2014 at 11:47 PM  |  reply

    Thank you!! The next one will be out next Tuesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. posted on Dec 05, 2014 at 1:38 PM  |  reply

    Finally got around to listening to it!!! It was awesome and I’m waiting with bated breath for part 2. Also adding Ted Dekker books to my growing pile of reading!!

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