Ring of Fire is a podcast hosted by Farron Cousins that began as a radio show in 2004 by Mike Papantonio. The show focuses on exposing corporate fat cats, polluters and media spinmeisters.

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  • Episode 654: How Corporations Play a Roll in Human Trafficking

    This week on Ring of Fire!

    We'll be taking a deep dive into the growing problem of human trafficking, and we'll be speaking with survivors Carissa Phelps and Alicia Tappan who have used their experiences to help others not only escape that life, but also to hold those responsible accountable.

    Andrew Yang's "Forward Party" is up and running, but is it really the third party option that Americans have been clamoring for?

    Donald Trump had some pretty decent victories in Tuesday's primaries, but there were plenty of big wins for Democrats to celebrate, as well.

    And President Biden's approval rating is falling - but Democrats somehow appear to be in a better position than ever to win the midterms. We'll explain what's happening.

    All that, and more, on this week's Ring of Fire!

  • Episode 653: Slim Chance of Owning a House?

    This week on Ring of Fire!

    Jordan Uhl, host of Deep Dive on The Young Turks and co-host of The Insurgents Podcast, will be here to talk about how Wall Street bankers are taking over the housing market and pricing millions of Americans - an entire generation - out of home ownership.

    Matt Gaetz's attack on a pro-choice activist backfired spectacularly this week and ended up raising close to $1 million for abortion services. We'll bring you the details.

    The DOJ announced that they are officially investigating Donald Trump's role in the fake elector scheme, and the evidence they've got so far is already pretty damning for the former President.

    And Democrats took a major step forward to restore some credibility to the Supreme Court this week - we'll tell you all about it.

    All that, and more, on this week's podcast!

  • Episode 652: Inflation or Corporate Greed; OAN Channel in Hot Water

    This week on Ring of Fire!

    Donald Trump is STILL trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election, even though twenty months have passed. Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos revealed this week that Trump called him just one week ago with his latest request - we'll bring you the details.

    Jordan Chariton from Status Coup News will be here to tell us about his travels around the country where he's talking with working class Americans about their struggles to deal with rising inflation and housing costs.

    Bobby Lewis from Media Matters For America will tell us how the One America News network is hyping up election deniers as the network struggles to stay in business.

    And Mitch McConnell sent a clear message to Trump this week that he is NOT guaranteed the 2024 Republican nomination.

    All that, and more, on this week's episode!

  • Episode 651: Your Questions Answered!

    This week on Ring of Fire!

    We're having a Q&A week and talking about all of the issues that our viewers and listeners want to talk about!

    Will Clarence Thomas get impeached?

    Can Ron DeSantis be stopped?

    Is Donald Trump finished?

    How can we be a better ally to our LGBTQ+ friends and family?

    All of these questions, and many more, will be answered on this week's show!

  • Episode 650: Trump's Hail Mary to Avoid Prosecution

    This week on Ring of Fire!

    The list of potential crimes committed by Donald Trump and his allies continues to rise, but announcing a presidential bid might scare prosecutors into NOT seeking charges against the former President. Heather Digby Parton from Salon.com will be here to tell us how an announcement from Trump could put the brakes on an investigation.