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 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.

  • Episode 646: Special Pregame Analysis of January 6th Hearingsde

    This week on Ring of Fire!

    The January 6th Committee is about to begin their prime time hearings, so we're bringing you a very special episode of Ring of Fire.

    Heather "Digby" Parton from Salon.com will join Farron for a lengthy discussion about what we've learned from the Committee in the past 10 months, and what we can expect from these hearings. We'll also be discussing the Republican distraction efforts to make the public think that these hearings aren't that important.

  • Episode 645: Lawyers, Guns and Money

    This week on Ring of Fire!

    The Durham probe hit a major snag this week after Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman was acquitted of all charges. Conservatives are outraged, of course, but the probe has been going on for over 3 years now without any results. Time to let it go.

    Investigative reporter Jordan Chariton will be here to discuss the many failings of the Uvalde police force, and we'll discuss the likelihood that America passes comprehensive gun control measures.

    And on the member show, we've got even more Republican leaks! Their plans for harassing voters, stalling legislative action, and so much more have been revealed by a series of different leaks this week, and we'll take a look at each one of them.