What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast

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My name is John, I’m 42 years old, husband, father, owner of Hoppin Hot Sauce, KFJC radio DJ, podcaster and I have multiple sclerosis (MS). I made this podcast to share what I’m going through.

What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast mission statement

I created the What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast to give myself a support mechanism to deal with the pressure of having multiple sclerosis, becoming a father, and embarking on a business venture. Episodes are released weekly and run about thirty minutes.

Last Five Episodes

  • In "Swift Correction," Taylor Swift wrote all the songs, hoping everything's okay, and a sprained knee. But first, I'm programming robots to do my bidding! I can feel it– success is near at hand. Automaton I I spent all day working on an automation to send posts created on the Hoppin Hot Sauce blog out to the mailing list automatically. Automations help multiply my actions which is important so I can conserve energy and avoid fatigue that comes with MS. Hopefully, I can stay in better touch with the hot sauce audience. Automaton II Swift Correction selfie Previously, another automation […]
  • In "Wheelchair Dig," a dinner party, shout outs and a family trip to the record store. Amidst discussions on music finds, including Eminem and Taylor Swift covers, touching on the disappearance of People's Park, radio's outreach to marginalized communities, and the place of 'inspirational' content in disability culture. Canvas for hot sauce We had our neighbors over for dinner last night and we made pulled pork sandwiches and coleslaw. The kind of thing just perfect for hot sauce. All-KFJC Shouts Shout out to the sandman who wrote in for a fresh fish recommendation in the South Bay. So I gave […]
  • In "The Music Episode:" "Let's Paint TV," Ludacris color story meme, and keeping the kids in their rooms by tuning in to Day Of Noise on KZSU. When life gives you shoes.. make shoeanade The new shoes that I got in the last episode are working out. They're made by a company called Drew I swear it's true Semi-transparent guitarist playing a record store "in store" gig with red paint scrawled all over its face This is the music episode Spicy Roasted Pistachio Nuts The Spicy Roasted Pistachios with Hoppin Hot Sauce Extra Hot came out but there was one […]
  • SEASON 8 EPISODE 4"NEW SHOES 2KXXIV" In “NEW SHOES 2KXXIV,” I get new shoes for the first time in years, piece together a classy color scheme of colors with gross-sounding names and austerity in the UK impacts people with disabilities. Through this episode, I invite you to join me in unraveling the complexities of this multifaceted experience. Hoppin Hot Sauce Toasted Pistachios 1 cup pistachios, 2 teaspoon whole cumin seed, 1 teaspoon aji-no-moto, 1 Tablespoon Hoppin Hot Sauce, salt, olive oil. Stir together and lay out on a baking sheet lined with a silicone or parchment baking sheet. Place in […]
  • In "Arte Povera," Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham hits the skatepark in his WCMX wheelchair, we learn how to pronounce 'arte povera' and MS plays third wheel. Shout out Shout out to Jersey Girl who wrote in to let me know she was a diggin' on the new theme song @aaronwheelz WCMX GETTIN' RAD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEXsDdhgX-s Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham WCMX disabled extreme wheelchair at the skate park. Watching his videos blew my mind and made me proud Arte Povera Selfie Put the selfie in and remind listeners to subscribe When was the height of the sound effects- do you remember the sound effects? […]
This is part of the Hoppin Hot Sauce Inception story which you can read from the About page.