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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. Members get bonus content commercial free! [Become a Member today!](/ringoffire/join)




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Episode 686: Teflon Don May Finally Get Indicted; Santos Files to Run Again and much much more

Today on Ring of Fire! Donald Trump could be facing an indictment in New York as prosecutors are zeroing in on the hush money payment to Stormy Daniels. Will this finally be the one time that Trump gets held accountable? George Santos has been implicated in a massive credit card fraud scheme, but he's so confident nothing will happen to him that he already filed his paperwork announcing that he's seeking a second term in Congress. Republican legislators and talking heads seem to be...


Episode 685: Q&A Time: Find out Who Farron would Fight!

This week on Ring of Fire! We're doing another Q&A with questions from our YouTube Community members. Should Democrats abandon red states? Can Trump claim executive privilege to prevent Mike Pence's cooperation with the DOJ? How can progressives reach moderate voters? Which right wing figure would Farron most like to fight? All these questions - and many more - will be answered on this episode of Ring of Fire!


Episode 684: Train Derailment Causes Dangerous Chemical Spill

Today on Ring of Fire! Residents of East Palestine, Ohio are still reeling with the impacts of the recent train derailment and subsequent chemical spill in their town, and relief is virtually nowhere to be found. Politicians are busy trying to blame each other's Party for what happened, but these residents aren't interested in the blame game. Reporter Louis DeAngelis from Status Coup News will tell us what is really on residents' minds right now. Rupert Murdoch admitted in a deposition...


Episode 683: Are Culture Wars Viable on a National Level?

Today on Ring of Fire! Republicans have made huge gains at the state level by promoting culture war issues, but can they recreate that success on the national level in 2024? Signs are pointing to NO. The Supreme Court could end up gutting Section 230 that provides immunity to internet platforms, and that could actually spell doom for independent media outlets. Marjorie Taylor Greene is attacking her former best friend Matt Gaetz for not going along with her "national divorce"...


Episode 682: Lawsuit Exposes Fox as Fake News

Today on Ring of Fire! Fox News is in a world of legal trouble after Dominion Voting Systems exposed their willingness to lie for ratings in a court filing last week. We'll explain why that could be the final nail in the coffin for this particular lawsuit. Marjorie Taylor Greene wants to "divorce" Red States and Blue States, and she even has a plan to make that happen! But her plan sounds awfully familiar to anyone who knows how the country actually works. Rick Scott is backtracking on...


Episode 681: Q&A Episode; Gaetz Gets Off; Trump Indictment Coming?

Today on Ring of Fire! It's Q&A time again, and Farron will be answering questions from our YouTube Community members. Will the DOJ end up indicting Donald Trump? Why was no one charged in the Matt Gaetz scandal? Should liberals abandon Red States for more friendly terrain? How can we finally end Trump's disastrous trade war? All of these questions, and many more, will be answered on this episode of Ring of Fire!


Episode 680: Balloons, UFO's and Conspiracy Theories

Today on Ring of Fire! Conspiracy theories are flying after more balloons were shot down over the United States - with many conservatives believing that we're suffering from an alien invasion. We'll explain why this makes absolutely no sense, even by Republican standards. Matt Gaetz is in trouble after bringing in an accused murderer to say the Pledge of Allegiance to open a House Judiciary hearing. Republicans want to put your children back to work in the mines and in slaughterhouses,...


Episode. 679: SOTU and the Awful Republican Response; Lindell's Election Crime Unit; and more

On this episode of Ring of Fire! President Biden's State of the Union address angered Republicans in Congress, and their extreme behavior didn't go unnoticed by the American public. We'll talk about both the responses that happened during the speech, as well as the disastrous rebuttal issued by Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Cyber criminals have a new target: Republican campaigns. Multiple Republicans have been the victims of cyber crimes with thieves stealing money from their campaign accounts,...


Episode 678: Balloons; Nepo Babies, Trump Lawsuits

On today's Ring of Fire! The Chinese spy balloon was shot down over the weekend, but that was really just the beginning of the drama. Now we've learned that similar balloons flew over the country many times during Trump's presidency, but he swears he didn't know - we'll explain what's happening. Matt Gaetz is leading the conservative assault on working class Americans by calling for cuts to SNAP benefits, Social Security, and Medicare. Meanwhile, the hosts on Fox News are railing against...


Episode 677: Q&A Is Farron Going to Run For President?

This week on Ring of Fire! Its Q&A week on the Ring of Fire Podcast, and Farron Cousins will be answering the biggest questions from our YouTube Community members. Can Trump be banned from office over January 6th? Can we finally abolish the electoral college? Will the country's political divisions ever be healed? Will Farron run for President one day? All those questions, and many more, will be answered on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 676: Mean Girls on The Hill; More George Santos Stories; and more

This week on Ring of Fire! Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert got into a shouting match in a Congressional bathroom on the first day of Congress this year, and things have only gotten uglier since the bathroom brawl. George Santos is under fire yet again for allegedly scamming a disabled veteran out of thousands of dollars - a scheme the led to the vet's dog dying from a tumor after Santos absconded with the money. President Biden has an idea to reduce deadly police shootings, but...


Episode 675: Florida's Desantis Not a Sure Shot

This week on Ring of Fire! Salon.com's Heather Digby Parton will be here to talk about Ron DeSantis' quest to become the next President - a quest that has far more hurdles than he may realize. Digby will also talk about the new Biden Document "Scandal" and why this couldn't have happened at a worse time for the President. All that, and more, on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 674: House Speaker Vote a True Debacle

This week on Ring of Fire! REPUBLICAN CHAOS! The fight over Speaker of the House has shown the whole world how incompetent the Republican Party is, and that is just the tip of the iceberg for the problems that they face. RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel is facing a mountain of problems in her attempt to remain in charge of the Republican Party. Kari Lake is still fighting to remain relevant in Republican World. And Donald Trump, Jr. has a curious new job - we'll give you the details. All of...


Episode 673: Wrapping up 2022 with a "Best of" Show

On This Week's Show! Two legends return to the Ring of Fire! First, 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. And Heather "Digby" Parton will be back with us again to talk about Donald Trump's waning influence over the Republican Party, and how his endorsements could end up hurting the Republicans in the midterms.


Episode 672: Last Q&A with Farron for 2022

This week on Ring of Fire! Its our final Q&A of the year, with dozens of questions being answered that our YouTube Community members wanted to hear. Will Trump get indicted in the next month?


Episode 671: Trump Organization Guilty on All Counts! Walker Fails to Cross the Goal Line

This week on Ring of Fire! Jeff Waldorf, host of Around The Nation on YouTube, will join Farron Cousins to run through the biggest stories of the past week. Donald Trump watched as his Trump Organization was found guilty on all counts of fraud in trial this week, but that doesn't mean that the company is going to have to face any "real" penalties. Herschel Walker became the latest MAGA Republican to go down in flames in the Georgia special election, even as the Republican Party pulled out...


Episode 670: Dinner at Trump's House Goes Off the Rails!

This week on Ring of Fire! Heather Digby Parton from Salon.com will be back with us to talk about Donald Trump's disturbing dinner with Kanye West and Nick Fuentes, as well as the Republican Party's plan to conduct an autopsy on their own Party to determine why voters don't like them. Mike Lindell thinks he has what it takes to run the Republican Party and is challenging Ronna McDaniel to be the GOP Chair. Herschel Walker can't seem to figure out what state he lives in, and that could...


Episode 669: Audience Participation Episode with Farron

This week on Ring of Fire! Donald Trump is running for President, but he can't run away from all of the investigations he's facing. And things aren't looking good for him in the New York tax fraud trial. COVID deaths may have played a larger role in the midterms than previously thought, according to a new study. We'll explain how the GOP's decision to let their base die may have cost them several seats. And we've got another Q&A for you! Will Clarence Thomas be impeached? Is Trump going...


Episode 668: Midterm Mayhem with Digby!

This week on Ring of Fire! Midterm Mayhem continues! The final results of this year's midterm races might not be known for another week, but we know enough about the results to be able to say with certainty that the "Red Wave" didn't happen. Heather Digby Parton from Salon.com will be here to run through the good, the bad, and the ugly about this year's races and what it could mean for 2024.


Episode 667: Election Preview; How Will Dems Fair in the Midterms

This Week on Ring of Fire! Heather Digby Parton from Salon.com will join us for a discussion about what to expect from next week's midterms - should Democrats be as worried as the polls are telling us, or will there be surprises for us on election night? She'll also talk to us about the attack on Paul Pelosi and the disgusting response from Republicans.