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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:: D.L. Mayfield [ep. 25]

This week I talk with author and self-described “irritant in the oyster of my world”, D.L. Mayfield, about her life alongside Somali refugees as well as the current political climate surrounding refugees. D.L. lives and writes in Portland, OR with her husband and two small children. Mayfield likes to write about refugees, theology, and downward…

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atypical:: matt chat august [ep. 24]

It’s a MATT CHAT….after a wild month in Haiti and Michigan, Matt & Ginny talk about anything and everything including:  new features on instagram, the possibility of having more children, their work with disability in developing countries and other various items whereby Matt tries to make Ginny squirm. 99 Network  Lucas- the builder (reform contracting) theaypicallife.com

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atypical:: Pokemon No? [ep. 23]

With so much wild and bad going on in our world, Matt decides to ignore it all and instead be distracted by this Pokemon’ Go phenomenon instead.  With interviews, dialogue and confessions, this episode finds its way to discussing race, healthcare, community and loss- all of that, from a failed attempt to forego the hard…

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atypical:: Katherine & Jay Wolf [ep. 22]

Katherine & Jay Wolf are parents, communicators, and survivors.  in 2008, Katherine’s life nearly ended with a catastrophic stroke. Miraculously, she survived and continues her recovery to this day. Katherine and Jay have shared their journey of whole-hearted living and hope in Christ for over seven years, through many successful digital and in-person forums. The…

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atypical:: Cortez McCraney [ep. 21]

Cortez McCraney and his wife, Alex, lead Impact ministry on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  He shares his story of growing up in inner-city Memphis which leads to our discussion on race and how the church can embody a more beautiful picture of diversity.  Insider tip…we typically hide something in the outtakes…

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atypical:: matt chat w/ Matt Newman [ep. 20]

It’s time for the monthly Matt Chat.  Ginny and I are joined this week by our good friend, Matt Newman. Listen in as we go down a litany of rabbit trails including Ginny’s gardening, Matt Mooney’s upcoming high school reunion & Matt Newman’s passion for soul care. The End of Reflection (New York Time Article)…

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atypical:: Mark Schatzman [ep. 19]

How do we react to evil?  In the aftermath of Orlando, I am joined by friend, pastor and spiritual mentor- Mark Schatzman.  Mark has his own story of evil and has had an opportunity to not just to study a response to evil but to live it.  We discuss treatment of Muslims, grieving with those…

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atypical:: Shane Claiborne [ep. 18]

This week we take dive into the place your mother always asked you to avoid- politics.  Our guest is Shane Claiborne. Shane Claiborne is a best-selling author, renowned activist, sought-after speaker, and self-proclaimed “recovering sinner.” Shane writes and speaks around the world about peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus, and is the author of numerous books…

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atypical:: matt chat [ep. 17]

This week we have a MATT CHAT with Ginny Mooney & the added voice of our friend and all-around good guy John Ray. Topics that come up include, but are not limited to:  kambucha tea, gorilla deaths and the political climate. In addition, this week Matt makes it a personal goal to interview Chewbacca Mom (please…

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atypical:: congrads [ep. 16]

This week’s “side story” features 4 interviews with graduates from Barnabas Prep, a yearlong program for college-aged adults with disabilities.  Matt sits down with four of the graduates on the eve of the big day in order to hear what all they have overcome in the last year and what remains to be overcome. Barnabasprep.com…

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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…