What's The Matter With Me? Podcast
By John Hoppin
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I have multiple sclerosis and that affects my life and work in many ways. I am the host of What's The Matter With Me?, a podcast where I share my experiences, challenges and triumphs as a patient with MS. The podcast develops my Disability Consciousness and bridges me with my caregivers, doctors, the disabled community, and community-at-large.
||Clean33: A Dad Is Still A Dad - What's The Matter With Me? Podcast||Welcome to the Season Finale Welcome to the What's The Matter With Me? Podcast, Episode 33: A Scrap Of A Dad Is Still A Dad. It's the NBD season finale. - My name is John, I'm 38 years old, husband, father of two, small business owner, radio DJ,||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32: Enter The Dragon - What's The Matter With Me? Podcast||In this episode, I tell all about the last scene in Enter the Dragon an how it connects to my experience going to Lollapalooza in 1994, the Wahl's protocol, and the upcoming Season Finale in Episode 33. Inspired by playing Episode 1 in the last episode.||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoctor Visit - What's The Matter With Me? Podcast||In this episode my wife's mom was visiting, I fall out of the shower, I visit the my doctor at the Stanford multiple sclerosis clinic, and play Episode 1 which is a really validating experience, because many of the themes still resonate.||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#30: Disabled entrepreneur - What's The Matter With Me? Podcast||What's The Matter With Me? Podcast Episode 30 My name is John, I'm 38 years old, husband and father of two, small business owner, radio DJ, podcaster, and I have multiple sclerosis. I made this podcast to share what I'm going through.||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#29: Rituximab Infusion - What's The Matter With Me? Podcast||Welcome to Episode 29 of the What's The Matter With Me? Podcast: "Rituximab Infusion" In this episode we'll take a look at: no-tie shoelaces last week's rituximab infusion (my multiple sclerosis medication)||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#28: New Year - What's The Matter With Me? Podcast||It's a New Year and time to move forward Last episode of What's The Matter With Me? Episode 27 wasn't very focused and I could have explained myself and foregrounded what is going on with my Multiple Sclerosis disability more effectively.||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#27: Throwback Episode “Help” - What's The Matter With Me? Podcast||Episode 27 "New Blog / Throwback Episode 4: Help" As my limitations from multiple sclerosis increase, I've had to get comfortable asking for assistance. Asking for and accepting help is one of the secrets of effective people. Or so I'm told. -||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#26: Throwback Episode 5 “MRI” - What's The Matter With Me? Podcast||Slogging through the holiday with MS and trigeminal neuralgia pain I fell and ripped out the belt loop from my carpenter pants Throwback to the pilot: Episode 5 when I had an MRI reaction and a boil on my butt - gross -||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#25: Keep Going - What's The Matter With Me? Podcast||I‘ll Never Give Up - Look at my window: I’m alive. I didn't quit doing this thing that is very scary - to share. I have built my disability consciousness and that will continue. I am going to bring new voices to the podcast in 2018.||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#24: “Hole” - What's The Matter With Me? Podcast||What's The Matter With Me? Podcast Episode 24: Hole Recovering from Multiple Sclerosis and moving my small hot sauce business forward "Hole in the wall", A fall story I tripped over myself in my bedroom and punched a hole in the wall.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23: Roll With The Punches - What's The Matter With Me? Podcast||In this episode, I fall asleep at the KFJC meeting, hang in the yard, experience intense Trigeminal neuralgia pain, and read an old song lyric I wrote called "Roll With The Punches."||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7: Bread Moment - What's The Matter With Me? Podcast||When we went to Puerto Allegre, she knew the waiter, and he said, "Oh hey Chad Robertson is over there you know those Tartine Bakery guys? But I knew them as Tartine Bread guys because they had a book about how to make bread that I would obsessively fo.||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6: Overwhelmed - What's The Matter With Me? Podcast||Overwhelmed In Episode 6 I get overwhelmed and hang up the headphones in the middle of the episode. On the one hand, it's a pretty terrible episode because of that, but on the other hand, it is good to know that I can feel bad and recover.||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5: Gallows humor - What's The Matter With Me? Podcast||Welcome back to the What's The Matter With Me? Podcast for Episode 5: Gallows Humor In this episode, I have bad reaction to an MRI, suffering fever and headaches for days. I come through it with the help of my wife. Recap Ep. 4||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: 7 Habits - What's The Matter With Me? Podcast||Continuing to think about how to ask for help with the shower safety changes that I need, do some physical therapy, and finally pick up the phone and ask for help.||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Help - What's The Matter With Me? Podcast||Episode 3 revolves around having to ask for help to install shower handles so I can get in and out of the shower. The are a lot of complicated feelings that go with that. I need help, but I don’t want to ask,||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Confusion - What's The Matter With Me? Podcast||In this episode, I struggle to control my emotions.||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Trying - What's The Matter With Me? Podcast||The What's The Matter With Me? Podcast is about Multiple Sclerosis and many other things. Only a few people ever got this when it was first made, over e-mail. In this episode, it's the month of Mayhem at KFJC,||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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John should have started podcasting right when he came out his mama, because he is such a charismatic, interesting, funny, and sincere orator. What's the Matter with Me is an inspiration, because it fills you with reverence for everyday life and making the most of any situation. While finding enjoyment in absurdity. Life creates a set of unique limitations for everyone. It's the attitude that matters and making time for your passion(s) and committing to a positive attitude while still being tenderly honest about how hard it can be. John brings wit and perseverence to his life story and makes me, an avid listener and fan, want to rise to my better self because I get a dose of his podcast and think "This is how it's done."
God Bless John Hoppin! This podcast is a life saver for those of us facing life newly disabled. I have MS as well and John is providing a beacon for us to follow and giving us a voice not only to listen but to represent us. He doesn't candy coat his situation but he always has a positive outlook on his life which for those of us struggling with chronic disease is crucial. Thanks for being brave enough to share your stories.