Hopping Mad Podcast Archive

The four most recent Hopping Mad podcast 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”

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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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