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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:: Lindsey Wheeler [ep. 15]

Lindsey Wheeler, founder of Bottle of Tears, shares with us about her business, her daily struggles with lyme disease as well as the the trauma experienced by her daughter.  Bottle of Tears is a unique outlet through which friends can share comfort with one another by sending a vintage glass bottle with a beautiful Psalm…

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atypical:: Melody Murray [ep. 14]

Series:: Entrepren-hers & Entrepren-he’s  Mel Murray is the founder and leader of Joyn.  JOYN takes artisans living in poverty and joins them with the thriving fashion world. Each step of their process is done by hand—creating more jobs, bringing more joy, and connecting more artisans with the consumer.  Mel and her husband, Dave, were recently forced…

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atypical:: M@ Ch@ [ep. 13]

On the day before our 15th wedding anniversary, I sit down Ginny Mooney for a little Matt Chat.  We talk weight, gardens, marriage & help why the world needs help raising children.  We don’t always stay on track but we do have fun- hope you will as well.  [theatypicallife.com] Pictured….our “garden”.        …

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atypical:: A.J. Swoboda [ep. 12]

We continue our Stacks series with AJ Swoboda.  Stacks refers to stories, authors and content you should add to your stack.  This week, AJ sits down with Matt to discuss his book The Dusty Ones as well as other discussions and typical meandering that we do now and again. [If you are in Northwest Arkansas, you can…

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atypical:: Annie Downs [ep. 11]

We continue our Stacks series with an interview with author Annie Downs about her recently released book entitled Looking for Lovely.  Annie is an author, blogger, and speaker based in Nashville, Tennessee.  She has written three other books as well- Let’s All Be Brave, Perfectly Unique, and Speak Love.  Annie loves traveling around the country speaking…

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atypical:: Sarah Thebarge [ep. 10]

Sarah Thebarge, author of The Invisible Girls, stops by the man-astary to share her story of heartbreak from evil Ian, surviving evil cancer & finding the Invisible Girls from Somalia.  You will enjoy Sarah as a guide though, admittedly, the road is a rugged one.  Come along with us as we delve into her story behind…

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M@ Ch@ with Ginny Mooney [ep. 9]

Life goal met…I got my wife- the one and only Ginny Mooney- to sit down & talk with me this week on a host of topics including gardening, class reunions & last week’s first family vacation to the Grand Canyon.  It was quite a marriage test, but I think she had fun….kind of.  Although she’d…

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atypical:: 5 men. 5 questions. [ep. 8]

It’s the gents turn.  We sit down with 5 fellows in 5 very different stages of life and pose the same 5 questions to them each.   [theatypicallife.com] These guys… Sully:: 6 Taylor:: 11 Richard:: 34 Tom A:: 61 Tom G.:: 91     [Here’s a pic of Sully at baseball:] These questions… What is…

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atypical:: 5 women. 5 questions. [ep. 7]

This week we interview 5 females at very different points in their life- using the same 5 questions for them each. Blythe::  8 Amelia:: 15 Karly:: 23 Jenny Beth::  37 Sue::  61     “I am still every age that I have been. Because I was once a child, I am always a child. Because…

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atypical:: joy & seth primm [ep. 6]

This week we shoe-horned three of us into the man-astary to hear from Joy & Seth Primm on the twist, turns and gut wrenching end to their adoption journey.  Seth leads worship at Mosaic in Northwest Arkansas & shares a song he wrote from their journey- taken from Psalm 77. You can find more original songs…

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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…