Hopping Mad Podcast Index

The most recent Hopping Mad podcasts can always be found on our The Latest page but if you want to be able to listen to past episodes you are in the right place. Further down on this page we have included an index to make it easy for you to scan for topics of interest.  Thanks for listening!


Hopping Mad Podcast Index 

Key: Interviews in orange, Scotland in bright blue, Economics in green
  • Episode 1:  aired 21 September 2015
    • FDR’s New Deal jobs programs vs modern Job Guarantee programs proposals
    • Interview with Denise Oliver-Velez on civil rights
  • Episode 2:  aired 28 September 2015
    • The Catholic Church
    • “Saint” Junipero Serra is canonized by Pope Francis
    • Interview with Caroline Ward Holland on Walk for the Ancestors 2015
  • Episode 3:  aired 5 October 2015
    • Indiana political insanity
    • Catalan independence movement
    • The Vatican Bank
    • Interview with Joe Firestone on Balanced Trade and Balanced Budgets
  • Episode 4:  12 October 2015
    • Progressive political strategy
    • De-industrialization
    • Interview with Armando on citizen access to Federal courts
  • Episode 5:  aired 19 November 2015
    • Whole Foods is no longer selling rabbit meat
    • Books we are reading and recommend
    • British MPs under surveillance
    • The trillion dollar coin aka platinum coin seigniorage
    • Interview with Margaret Pless on the meta issues surrounding Gamergate
  • Episode 6:  aired 26 October 2015
    • English Votes for English Laws (EVEL)
    • The process of fiscal policy making
    • Interview with Landon Shroder on Middle East security
  • Episode 7:  aired 2 November 2015
    • Spratly “Islands”
    • Fiscal vs Monetary spending
    • Interview with Debra from California on Common Core
  • Episode 8:  aired on 9 November 2015
    • Comcast data caps
    • Fiat currency
    • Interview with Professor Francis Boyle on Hawaiian independence
  • Episode 9:  aired on 16 November 2015 (Arliss was out sick)
    • Attacks in Egypt, Beirut and Paris
    • Interview with Middle East expert Landon Shroder – ISIS backgrounder
  • Episode 10:  aired 23 November 2015
    • Global threat index
    • Scotland
    • Using our weaknesses to defeat us
    • How taxes work
    • Interview with Middle East expert Landon Shroder
  • Episode 11:  aired 7 December 2015
    • Turkey & Russia
    • Making climate change real
    • More on taxes
    • China on the Special Drawing Rights currency basket
  • Episode 12:  aired 14 December 2015
    • Roundtable of podcasters with Jeff Bell, Travis Rosen & Rachel Hutcheson
  • Episode 13:  aired 11 January 2016
    • Democratic primary update
    • The Chinese stock market
    • Policing and terrorism
    • How money flows through the economy
    • Interview with Dr. Lawrence Brown on modern day Jim Crow
  • Episode 14: aired 18 January 2016
    • The space industry in the UK
    • What’s going on with the global economy
  • Episode 15:  aired 1 February 2015 (Arliss was away)
    • Middle East round-up with Landon Shroder
  • Blog post 7 February 2016
    • Explaining the irregular podcast schedule
  • Episode 16:  aired 8 February 2016
    • Trayvon Martin would be 21 this week
    • The Sanders campaign policing their Reddit
    • The Iranian economy
    • How to talk about deficits and taxes
    • Interview with Jesse LaGreca (MinistryOfTruth) on flipping the Senate
  • Episode 17:  aired 22 February 2016
    • Puerto Rico
    • Container shipping crisis
    • Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay McKesson
    • Why it’s not about the debt
    • The passing of Umberto Eco
    • What’s wrong with “GDP”?
  • Episode 18:  aired 29 February 2016
    • Iranian, Irish and Scottish elections
    • Labour’s demise in Scotland
    • Banking terms
    • Interview with Charles Gaba on healthcare reform
  • Episode 19:  aired 7 March 2016
    • Update on the primary
    • Derivatives
    • Roundtable with Travis Rosen and Rachel Hucheson on Election 2016
  • Episode 20:  aired 14 March 2016
    • Keeping an eye on the prize
    • Finnish economy
    • Agent Orange at the San Carlos Apache reservation
    • Interview with Frances Coppola on Brexit
  • Episode 21:  aired 21 March 20
    • Sanders stop on the Navajo reservation
    • Murder of young Muslim men in Indiana
    • Dodd-Frank
    • Interview with Alexis Goldstein on Dodd-Frank implementation
  • Episode 22:  aired 28 March 2016
    • North Carolina crazy
    • Graffiti in Cairo
    • Irish Easter Rising
    • 21st Century Glass-Steagall
    • Interview with Mara Hurwitt on rabbit rescue
  • Episode 23:  aired 4 April 2016
    • “Killing a King:  the Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel”
    • Modern Monetary Theory
    • Massacre in Dalori, Nigeria
    • Interview with award-winning author Matt Rees
  • Episode 24:  aired 11 April 2016
    • Presidential campaign financing
    • Tax havens
    • Interview with Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay McKesson
  • Episode 25:  aired 18 April 2016 (Arliss was on vacation)
    • Roundtable with Tom Cheevers, Travis Rosen and Rachel Hutcheson
    • Religion, the GOP primary, terrorism, feminism
  • Episode 26:  aired 25 April 2016 (Rachel Hutcheson filing in for Arliss who was still on vacation)
    • Scottish election
    • LGBTQ election strategy
    • Interview with social worker Molly Judson on human trafficking with LGBTQ youth
  • Episode 27:  aired 2 May 2016
    • Protestors take the Iraqi Parliament
    • The end of austerity in Canada
    • The Scottish Elections
    • Saudi Arabia moves away from oil
    • Interview with Dr. William Spriggs, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO
  • Episode 28:  aired 9 May 2016
    • Arliss “takes a cab”
    • Scottish Election Results
    • Greg Dworkin (@DemFromCT) and Driftglass (@Mr_Electrico) put pundits into context
  • Episode 29:  aired 16 May 2016
    • Evolving democracy
    • How Social Security Works
    • Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center on conspiracy theories
  • Episode 30:  aired 23 May 20126
    • Spanish soccer and the Catalan flag
    • Eurovision politics
    • Anti-trans bathroom law in NC and its effect on women nationwide
    • The economics of immigration
    • Landon Shroder, of Applied Mathematics, on counter-messaging ISIS
  • Episode 31:  aired 30 May 2016
    • Housing and the limitations on housing choices
    • Sanders misogyny
    • Gresham’s Law & Asymmetric Information
    • David Dayen on his new book, “Chain of Title”
  • Episode 32:  aired 6 June 2016 (Reprise of Episode 21)
    • Sanders stop on the Navajo reservation
    • Murder of young Muslim men in Indiana
    • Dodd-Frank
    • Interview with Alexis Goldstein on Dodd-Frank implementation
  • Episode 33:  aired 13 June 2016
    • The attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and processing grief
    • How Brexit will impact Ireland
    • Ariella Barker, advocate and activist for persons with disabilities
  • Episode 34:  aired 20 June 2016
    • The assassination of British MP Jo Cox
    • The emotional content of Brexit
    • Dr. James Brusseau on inequality through the lens of philosophy
  • Episode 35:  aired 27 June 2016
    • The murder of Aufi Qawwalis singer Amjad Sabri in Pakistan
    • The Hague’s ruling on the Spratly Islands
    • Scottish National Party Councilor Math Campbell-Sturgess on the Brexit vote results and the likely upcoming new Scottish Leave referendum
  • Episode 36:  aired 11 July 2016
    • Hillary Clinton’s beautiful statement on the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philander Castile, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, Lorne Ahrens, Brett Thompson and Patrick Zamarripa
    • The results of the US bank stress tests
    • The FBI reports on Hillary Clinton’s e-mails
    • Mark Carney & the Bank of England are apparently the only post-Brexit adults left in the room
  • Episode 37:  aired 17 July 2016 (Bonus Show from Netroots Nation in St. Louis)
    • Capella Marissa Huniwalt, of the Metro Trans Umbrella Group, and Lady Ashley Gregory, of QT POC STL, both representing Trans support groups in St. Louis
  • Episode 38:  aired 18 July 2016
    • 10 Things I Learned at Netroots Nation – Arliss
    • Notes from the NN16 session “How to Have a Conversation About Race Without Everyone Running Out of the Room” – Will
    • Notes from the NN16 session, “How the Next President Can Bust Up Big Corporations” – Arliss
    • Tom Jensen, Director of Democratic pollster Public Policy Polling
  • Episode 39:  aired 25 July 2016
    • Summary of recent rulings on voting rights
    • Fascism and the GOP
    • Detail on the Spratly Islands case and why it’s important to us all
    • Italy’s banking crisis and the difference between bail-in and bail-out
    • Jesse LaGreca the underlying structural issues for this election cycle and the value of the Tim Kaine pick
  • Episode 40:  aired 1 August 2016
    • GOP pundits are forced to admit they LOVED the Democratic Convention (Trigger Warning:  gloating)
    • Critical polling results from PPP show that rabbits have 67% favorables!
    • Trump, Assange & Russia
    • The Economy of India and the Rexit of Rughuram Rajan of the RBI
    • Frances Coppola on central bank independence and her panel at the Financial Times’ Festival of Finance
  • Episode 41:  aired 8 August 2016
    • Breaking News on the growing humanitarian crisis as GOP exiles flee to the shelter of the DNC
    • Nuclear Trump
    • The lost opportunity for peace in South Sudan
    • Conspiracy theories surrounding Hillary, the DNC and the Sanders loss
    • The report of the Independent Evaluation Office of the IMF, “The IMF and the Crises in Greece, Ireland & Portugal”
  • Encore Show: aired 15 August 2016 (Arliss hospitalized and, separately, Will is injured)
  • Encore Show:  aired 22 August 2016 (Arliss still hospitalized)
  • Encore Show:  aired 29 August 2016 (Arliss is home recovering but Will is traveling on business)
  • Encore Show:  aired 5 September 2016 (Arilss still recovering)
  • Episode 42:  aired on 12 September 2016
    • The bankruptcy filing by shipping giant Hanjin
    • Fascism goes mainstream in the US as Nigel Farage appears at a Trump rally
    • Tech ahead of its time
    • Blockchain technology
  • Episode 43:  aired on 19 September 2016
    • Hopping Mad turns One!
    • Election cycle media fail – it’s isn’t “both sides”
    • The differences between money, sovereign currency, monetary commodities and commodities like Bitcoin
  • Episode 44:  aired on 26 September 2016
    • Celebrating Bi Visibility Day
    • The Dakota Access Pipeline & the Standing Rock Sioux reservation
    • Charlotte & the role of journalism
    • How banks create money
    • Alex Lawson from Social Security Works! on the lies the GOP tells about privatization 
  • Episode 45:  aired on 3 October 2016
    • Trump and the alt right
    • Trump’s lies about economics during the first debate
    • Jeremy Corbyn is still a terrible Labour leader in the UK
    • Trump and nukes
    • Pundit Jesse LaGreca on flipping the Senate
  • Episode 46:  aired 10 October 2016
    • Wikileaks release is compromised by Russia
    • Hillary’s plan for debt-free college
    • A number of GOP leaders break with Trump
    • Scottish National Party Councillor Math Campbell and creeping fascism in the UK
  • Episode 47:  aired on 17 October 2016
    • Russia uses cluster bombs on Syrian civilians
    • The “new mysogyny” and the alt right
    • Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s “achievements”
    • More on Trump lies on economics
    • Author JD Alt on his new book, The Millennials’ Money, and why modern monetary theory is especially important for millennials to grab on to and use to their advantage
  • Episode 48:  aired 24 October 2016
    • Vauxhall, Brexit and unemployment in the UK
    • The first bees have been moved onto the endangered species list
    • Trump wants to BE a dictator
    • Why “Audit the Fed” is a fraud
    • Mars is where the science is
  • Episode 49:  aired 31 October 2016
    • The myth of Hillary ruined Honduras
    • FBI director James Comey launches an emails grenade
    • Modern monetary theory innovator, Dr. Randall Wray, on his book Why Minsky Matters:  An Introduction to the Work of a Maverick Economist
  • Encore Show:  7 November 2016 (Both Arliss and Will are working on getting out the vote)
  • Episode 50:  aired 14 November 2016
    • The stages of grief are a myth but grief remains valid
    • Arliss rants for a few minutes because there is no more “nice”
    • Ideas about the reorganization of the Democratic party
    • Long time activist and Professor Denise Oliver-Velez joins us to talk about how we move forward after such a stunning loss
  • Encore Show:  aired 21 November 2016 (Arliss is back in the hospital)
  • Encore show:  aired 28 November 2016 (holiday break)
  • Episode 51:  aired 5 December 2016
    • Staying focused on upcoming elections and not on internecine battles
    • Supporting the front-line organizations
    • Neeta Lind on the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline
  • Encore show: aired 12 December 2016 (Arliss away with family emergency)
  • Episode 52:  aired 19 December 2016
    • How fake news works
    • ACA expert Charles Gaba explains the ramifications of the end of the ACA and why healthcare is a giant Jenga the GOP won’t be able to successfully resolve
  • Encore shows:  aired 26 December 2016 and 2 January 2017 (holiday break)
  • Episode 53:  aired 9 January 2017
    • Organizing for the good fight
    • The Indivisible Guide
  • Episode 54:  aired 16 January 2017
    • First female war correspondent, Clare Hollingsworth, died at age 105
    • Glenn Greenwald continues to shill for Russia
    • The Emoluments Clause
    • Flippable.org founders Catherine Vaughan and Chris Walsh describe why they have focused on flipping specific seats and introduce flippable as a great organizational tool
  • Encore show:  aired 23 January 2017 (Arliss traveling on business)
  • Episode 55:  aired 30 January 2017
    • Anarchists and Trump
    • Lying Liar Lie of the Week and The Damage Report segments are introduced
    • Daily Kos front-pager, and attorney, Armando Llorens gets into the detail of the Emoluments Clause and standing, we also get off-topic onto NAFTA
  • Episode 56:  aired 6 February 2017
    • Travis Rosen and Rachel Hutcheson from the podcast Irreverent Testimony and Tom Cheevers from The Coffeecast join us for a podcasters roundtable.
  • Hiatus for Arliss’ to deal with recurring medical problem.
  • Episode 57:  aired 28 February 2017
    • Indivisible Southeast Indiana holds a Where’s Waldo-themed downhill event and we have the complete audio
  • Hiatus until 10 April so that Arliss can have the surgery needed to remove her medical issue once and for all. (Finally.)

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  1. Thanks for your comment. It’s great to have that information. I do believe it was Will, not Charles Gaba, who provided the pay level information and that at the time they were specifically speaking about the British NHS. Since NHS doctors have been holding a variety of actions to protest their below par pay level, this was timely. Charles did make sure to point out that Canada is single-payer and not socialized. I think many Americans confuse the British health system and the one in Canada.

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