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With interviews, side stories & "Matt chats", Matt & Ginny Mooney are on a search for atypical stories and people to bring your way. Join them as they laugh their way through figuring out how to do life together....and a podcast.

atypical:: along the way. Brian Hurley [ep. 45]

This week we continue the along the way theme by talking with Brian Hurley- a local academic who has studied and experienced walking in America.  Our time with Brian is broken into 3 chapters: Chapter 1::  The Theory of Walking Chapter 2:: The Walk Chapter 3::  What Walking Taught Me You can find Brian’s dissertation…

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atypical:: matt chat w/ LC [ep. 44]

In the first installment of the “Along the Way” series, Matt & Ginny bring in neighbor and friend, LC, for a Matt Chat.  We’re talking football, airports, personal rules for social media use as well as Meryl Streep’s speech at the Golden Globes and much more. Matt’s Facebook Discussion on Meryl’s Golden Globes’ speech (scroll…

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atypical:: Matt Chat… looking back at 2016 [ep.43]

Matt & Ginny take a look back at all their favorite music, books and gizmos from 2016, as well as their favorite moments & experiences. ::2016 Playlist:: Matt Books:: Madeline L’engle [Crosswick Journals] Mary Karr [Art of Memoir] Cron & Stabile [The Road Back to Me]//  [ep. 37 & 38] Ginny Books:: Kathleen Grisham [The…

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atypical:: looking back part 1 [ep. 42]

We take a look back at stories of folks experiencing disability through conversations with some of our favorite people who have served and loved this year through 99 Balloons.  We’re talking Canada, Haiti and even good old Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Let’s look back. Info on supporting the work of 99 Balloons::  give rEcess & trips::  info…

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atypical:: a christmas special (ep. 41)

Matt & Ginny deliver on their promise for December distractions as Christmas rants abound from calls responding to the plea for others to call in and get the Christmas stress off their chest.  There’s also a Christmas card from Matt to all the children.  So buckle your seat belt cause this sleigh is pullin’ out…

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atypical:: matt chat [ep. 40]

This week we’re hoping to offer some fun, light distractions as we head straight into the wonderful madness known as the holidays.  We’re talking candy recipes with a hint of bourbon and our festive favorites- all with a dash of great Christmas tunes.  Everybody’s favorite ranter, Ginny Mooney, let’s the Elf on the Shelf have it…

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atypical:: matt chat [ep. 39]

We’re baaaaaack….. talking the election, black faucets and mourning the death of Thanksgiving.  Ginny gets all ranty on things that don’t matter- while Matt morphs into preacher Matt for a little talk on the end of the election cycle.  

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atypical: Discovery w/ Ian Cron & Suzanne Stabile [ep. 38]

This is Part 2 of our discussion with the authors of The Road Back to You:: Looking at Life Through the Lens of the Enneagram.  Ian Crohn and Suzanne Stabile sit down to discuss Ginny & I’s “numbers” and the potential pros and cons of our makeup. Ian Morgan Cron is a bestselling author, Enneagram teacher,…

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atypical:: Discovery w/ Ian Crohn & Suzanne Stabile [ep. 37]

We continue our self-discovery series with the authors of The Road Back to You:: Looking at Life Through the Lens of the Enneagram.  Ian Crohn and Suzanne Stabile sit down to discuss Ginny & I’s “numbers” and the potential pros and cons of our makeup. Ian Morgan Cron is a bestselling author, Enneagram teacher, nationally…

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atypical:: Discovery series w/ David English part II [ep. 36]

We continue our self discovery series with guest David English and the ongoing discussion that began last week.  David has researched and written extensively on what he calls the Stages of Life.  Listen in as we delve into decisions and pitfalls of the various stages and how to navigate life’s changes in the context of relationships. DavidAEnglish.com Stages:…

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1 thing series:: Shannan Martin [episode 94]

We wrap up the 1 thing series with Shannan Martin, author of The Ministry of Ordinary Places as well as other titles. Shannan shares how she found her voice in the country and her story in the city.  Shannan, her jail-chaplain husband, Cory, and their kids, live as grateful neighbors in Goshen, Indiana. www.shannanwrites.com  //  instagram & twitter  // Find our…

1 thing series:: Patrick Gray & Justin Skeesuck [episode 93]

The 1 thing series continues with this pair of friends who dived into an adventure together so harrowing and bold that it has become the subject of a film as well as multiple books known as “I’ll Push You.” Listen along as they discuss how their friendship dealt with a disease that slowly took away many of Justin’s…

1 thing series:: Nancy Guthrie [episode 92]

We sat down to talk author, podcaster and teacher, Nancy Guthrie, whose story of towering loss and pain is one that will stay with you. Nancy shares of the one difficult thing that God used to shape her faith and life. You can find and follow Nancy at nancyguthrie.com. Her latest books are What Every Child…

1 thing:: Jennifer Dukes Lee [episode 91]

Jennifer Dukes Lee joins us on the 1 thing series to discuss the farm life she never wanted. She is the author of numerous books with her latest release entitled It is All Under Control. You can find out more about her and her books at JenniferDukesLee.com. Learn more about 99 Balloons All-In sponsorship program…

1 thing:: Shawn Schwartzman [episode 90]

Shawn Schwartzman joins the 1 THING series to tell of how following a child home changed his life. Shawn & his wife, Anita, are the founders of Potter’s House in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Potter’s House is a preschool, tutoring, community-serving organization- oh and a thrift store (and much more). Learn more about 99 Balloons All-In sponsorship program at…

1 thing series:: Mike Rusch [episode 89]

Mike Rusch is the CEO of Pure Charity in Bentonville, Arkansas; this role places Mike in the lives of numerous leaders on many fronts who are seeking to help and serve others. We discuss common pitfalls of the justice arena as well as the one question that has shaped his life and work. Learn more…

1 thing:: Suzanne Stabile [episode 88]

[We are releasing a couple of sneak peaks of our upcoming series- 1 THING: where we ask leaders, dreamers & catalysts what one thing changed the trajectory of their life.] We get to chat with an atypical favorite and enneagram teacher Suzanne Stabile.  Suzanne is the author of The Path Between Us which discusses an enneagram journey to…

1 thing series:: Kyle Unruh [episode 87]

[We are releasing a couple of sneak peaks of our upcoming series- 1 THING: where we ask leaders, dreamers & catalysts what one thing changed the trajectory of their life.] Kyle Unruh is a thinker, coach and father- not to mention Ginny and I’s former boss and current friend.  Listen as he discusses his one…

atypical:: matt chat [ep. 86]

Ginny & Matt attempt a chat in their recovery week from 99 Balloons’ Engage Conference.  They’re talking…. Matt’s issues with Christian Conferences Seeking Jesus in times of busy-ness FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) vs FOGO (Fear Of Going Out) & Ginny’s rant on winter’s inability to go away Reading:: The Well (Sarah Thebarge) A Guidebook…

atypical:: rewind w/ Heather Avis [ep. 85]

**Tickets and information to come hear Heather Avis speak at our 99 Balloons event in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Saturday, April 14th** www.99balloons.org/engage https://www.eventbrite.com/e/99-balloons-presents-heather-avis-tickets-40917130238 ——– We reach back to our conversation with Heather of Avis- author of The Lucky Few and the momma behind the hugely popular instagram account Macymakesmyday.  Heather is a mom, author, podcaster…