Atypical is Matthew Lyle Mooney's journey through stories of our fragile & shared humanity. Each episode contains stories and events highlighting a path learned through living in community with individuals with disability.
Somebody see me.
Matt & Ginny start the second half of season 1 with a seemingly simply question: What is a good life?
An entire episode focused on the life of a man known as Bulldog– told through the eyes of his brother, Chris Wheeler. It is a journey of Chris beginning to see a person who was there all along.
You can learn more about Chris & Lindsey Wheeler as well as learn more about Lindsey’s book Sacred Tears at bottleoftears.com.
Produced by Matthew Lyle MooneyMusic provided by Musicbed & Blue Dot Sessions.Sound effects provided by creators Freesound.org
we are not our talents
In the age of television talent shows galore, our hosts attend one that manages to flip the narrative of what a talent show is & could be. Chelsea, Jordan & Claire want to sing at the bEfriend talent show hosted by 99 Balloons, but to do so they will have to overcome their fear of what others will think of them.
In addition, Jamie shares a story of when celebrating someone with a disability is actually demeaning. Listen along as we contrast these two stories and are challenged to treat persons with disability as individuals instead of as a monolithic group.
You can find out more more about joining or starting a bEfriend in your community at 99balloons.org.
Music:: freesound.org, Blue Dot Sessions & MusicBed.Mixing & friendship:: Joe Kane with Aud Folk Productions.
We are not our bodies. PART 2
Matthew Lyle & Ginny Mooney continue the discussion of healing and the church by delving into the lives of their friends with disability who do not want to be healed, cured or fixed. When they stumble upon an article, written by Madeleine Ryan, entitled Dear Parents: Your Child with Autism is Perfect it is though they are reading everything they have lived with their own daughter.
Madeleine describes her journey throughout life and why the changes she desires have nothing to do with her autism. You can find out more about Madeleine and her newly released first novel- A Room Called Earth– at www.madelieneryan.com.
Music by:: freesound.org, Blue Dot Sessions & Musicbed
we are not our bodies PART 1
When the loss of a child becomes a nationwide, prayer movement to #wakeupolive what does it say about the church and its relationship to healing? to suffering?
In the first part of a two-part series discussing healing & the church, Matthew Lyle Mooney along with his wife, Ginny Mooney, set out to discuss the awkward relationship the current Christian culture has with disability.
Along the way, they talk with author KJ Ramsey & friend, Emeka NNaka, who help challenge the cultural norms that exist around disability.
Music & sound provided by Musicbed, Blue Dot Sessions & Freesound.org
Script available at www.theatypicallife.com
Creatively challenges your thinking to go a layer deeper & not settle for the surface on every topic discussed. The real life stories shared are so beautifully powerful it’s like your getting to glimpse behind the curtain of something sacred that’s always existed but maybe you never knew was there. This will change you.
Great story telling!
Worth listening, sharing and relistening.
I am convinced every human needs to listen to this podcast. It is both encouraging and convicting.