What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast

What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast
portrait of john hoppin

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

  • Artist Gary Cannone was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2013, and I had the chance to interview him about his work, advocacy, and being an artist with MS.
  • I made it through surgery- artist Gary Cannone preview- Helen Garner on fate- awkward dinner party conversation.
  • I'm getting ready for surgery, the kids are playing soccer, there's heat dome, and the podcasts that kids are making are something else.
  • I went for a walk with my daughter and my wheelchair tipped over. It didn’t seem to scare her too much– afterwards she swung on the swings
  • I said something ableist to someone I admire. What would I say (or not) now that I've spent some time working on my disability consciousness?
This is part of the Hoppin Hot Sauce Inception story which you can read from the About page.