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 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.

  • Episode 649: How the U.S. Changed in One Week Thanks to SCOTUS

    This week on Ring of Fire!

    The Supreme Court continues to push the country into a full-blown theocracy, and a string of recent rulings has left the public concerned about our future. Rayyvana, host of Rayy-Actions on Twitch, will join us to talk about all of these disastrous decisions.

    AND on the MEMBER SHOW (www.rofpodcast.com)The January 6th Committee heard explosive testimony from former Mark Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson this week, and we'll explain what this testimony could mean for possible criminal prosecutions.

    And Ted Cruz has picked (another) fight with Sesame Street, this time railing against Elmo for getting a COVID vaccine. The Republican Senator seems to have a real problem with puppets, and we'll explain why.

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

  • Episode 648: Farron has Covid

    Farron came home from vacation with Covid, so we have a “best of” Ring of Fire Podcast for you this week.

    Republicans have made it clear that overturning Roe v Wade is only the beginning, and they are actively coming to take away more of your rights at the state level. Salon.com's Heather "Digby" Parton will tell us what's happening.

    And author and YouTube host Cliff Schecter will join us for a discussion on how Ron DeSantis is quickly out-Trumping Donald Trump, and why that is a seriously threat for America.

  • Episode 647: Can The January 6th Hearings Help Democrats In The Midterms?

    This Week on Ring of Fire!

    The Right Wing world is freaking out over the revelations from the January 6th Committee's televised hearings, and it is going to take a lot of effort on their part to dig themselves out of this hole. With more hearings on the horizon - and a public that actually seems interested - these events could impact voters ahead of the midterms. Jesse Dollemore, host of the I Doubt It Podcast, will discuss the hearings with us this week.