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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 697: How Democrats Can Step Up in Deep Red Districts

This week on Ring of Fire! Republicans are using statehouses to enact the most dangerous parts of their agenda, and many of these Republicans actually ran for office without a Democratic opponent. Author David Pepper will be here this week to tell us why Democrats can no longer sit on the sidelines, even in deep red areas of the country - And his new book is a manual that gives you the motivation and tools to take on the Right. And what you're missing on today's Member's Only show: Donald Trump's legal team is falling apart as they become gripped with paranoia. This won't help him as damaging new evidence has emerged that could prove conspiracy against the government, violations of the Espionage Act, and so much more. That's all coming up on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 696: Debt Ceiling Fight, Chances of Trump Locked Up, Future for Dems

This week on Ring of Fire! We're doing another Q&A featuring questions from our YouTube Community members. Will the Democrats prevail on the debt ceiling or cave to Republicans? Is Trump going to spend time behind bars? Will Ron DeSantis eradicate Florida's economy or will voters revolt before it happens? Who will lead the Democratic Party into the future? All of those questions - and one annoying Republican troll - coming up on this week's Ring of Fire Podcast!


Episode 695: Weird Giuliani Details in Former Staffer's Lawsuit; How PFAS Chemicals Made Their Way Into Our Bodies

This week on Ring of Fire! Rudy Giuliani is being sued by a former staffer for $10 million in a lawsuit that makes some seriously grotesque and horrific claims about the former New York City Mayor. But even worse than that, the lawsuit appears to implicate Giuliani (and Trump) in various criminal activities. The Durham Report came out this week, and Republicans clearly didn't actually read it. While those on the Right are heralding the release, those who actually read it are pointing out that it doesn't even come close to alleging any criminal conduct by the FBI. Attorney Wes Bowden will join us for a discussion about the dangers of PFAS chemicals that are now found in 98% of humans across the planet, and he'll tell us about the ongoing litigation to hold the manufacturers accountable. We'll also be talking about Mike Lindell's money troubles, Kari Lake's new trial to overturn the 2022 Arizona election results, and the Florida teacher that is being investigated for showing a Disney movie to her fifth grade class. All that, and more, on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 694: Whole Lot of Problems for Republicans!

This week on Ring of Fire! It has been a week filled with Republican corruption - From the indictments against George Santos to the jury verdict against Donald Trump and all the way up to the Supreme Court. So this week, we'll be running through all of the insane corruption that appears to have taken hold in every single part of today's Republican Party. And in this week's member's show: - Trump gets trashed by the conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board - Tucker Carlson is bringing his white power hour to Twitter - Trump's legal problems in Georgia continue to get worse - And Fox News is hit with ANOTHER lawsuit over their election lies. That's all coming up on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 693: Media Has Abandoned Flint Residents

This week on a Special Ring of Fire! The Flint, Michigan water crisis has been going on for 9 years, and residents are still reporting problems with the water system. People in the city are dying, new diseases are showing up in young residents, and not a single person has been held accountable for any part of the crisis. Journalist Jordan Chariton of Status Coup news recently returned from a trip to Flint where he spoke with residents and officials about the ongoing problems and the lack of action, and Jordan joins this week's episodes to talk about everything that has happened since the crisis began 9 years ago. That's coming up on this week's Ring of Fire Podcast!


Episode 692: Tucker Carlson's Exit from Fox News, DeSantis Downward Spiral; SCOTUS Compromised?

This week on Ring of Fire! Tucker Carlson is OUT at Fox News, and new reports tell us that it is a combination of factors that led to his ousting - especially his disgusting text messages. Florida governor Ron DeSantis is being sued by Disney and his billionaire donors are abandoning him left and right. Could this be the end of DeSantis' future political ambitions? President Biden announced his official re-election bid this week, and no one is angrier about this than Marjorie Taylor Greene. And Supreme Court corruption is even worse than we thought - we'll explain the latest developments that happened this week. All that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 691: Woke Panic!

This week on Ring of Fire! Jeff Waldorf, host of Around The Nation, will join Farron to talk about a variety of issues, including the conservative freakouts over anything that they consider to be "woke," which we've seen in recent weeks with their panic over Bud Light. We'll explain why conservative media has managed to become so successful and how that impacts the way we have to cover the news from the Left. And we'll take a look at the rampant corruption at the United States Supreme Court, as highlighted recently by Justice Clarence Thomas' multiple ethical violations. All that is coming up on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 690: Impeach Justice Thomas? Gun Epidemic Continues

This week on Ring of Fire: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has some glaring conflicts of interest that are raising the alarm bells - and raising the voices calling for him to be impeached and removed from office. The United States is suffering from a terrifying epidemic of gun violence, with 146 mass shooting events in just the first 100 days of this year. We'll explain why this country continues to do absolutely nothing about the problem And we've got another Q&A featuring questions from members of our YouTube Community - Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get involved in future Q&As! That's all coming up on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 689: Trump's Legal Charges Explained

This week on Ring of Fire! Donald Trump has officially been indicted on 34 counts related to falsifying business documents as part of a "conspiracy" to impact the outcome of the 2016 election. We'll talk about the counts that he is facing and what it means for the future of the presidential race. Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced his run for the Republican nomination for President on Sunday, but he may have misjudged how "wounded" Trump is by the indictment. 60 Minutes performed the worst interview imaginable with Marjorie Taylor Greene this past weekend and Leslie Stahl allowed Greene to slander the entire Democratic Party - we'll explain what happened and why the media is responsible for creating so many conservative monsters. All that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 688: Tragedy in Nashville; Where's the Media on the Train Derailment in Ohio?

This week on Ring of Fire: The nation is once again mourning after a tragic shooting in Nashville, but Republicans are still insisting that we don't have a gun problem in the United States. Reporter Louis DeAngelis from Status Coup News will be here to give us an update on the situation on the ground in East Palestine, Ohio - and the residents are still suffering. Republican Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama is spending the state's education funds to build a water park instead of helping school children. Mike Pence is being forced to testify in front of the federal grand jury after a judge tossed out his ridiculous legal arguments. And Republicans in the House are clearly abusing their powers to intimidate Alvin Bragg in order to protect Donald Trump. All that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 687: Trump and His Numerous Legal Issues

This week on Ring of Fire: Could this be the worst (legal) week of Donald Trump's life? Nearly every major investigation or lawsuit that Trump is involved in has taken a turn for the worse in the last seven days for the former president, and things are only going to go downhill from here for him. This week, we'll be running through SIX different Trump investigations and lawsuits that all had major updates this week, and we'll explain what each of these new developments mean for Trump's future.


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 obsessed with what's in your pants - Could it be that THEY are the real threats to your children? And we've got even more Q&A's for you! All that, and much more, on this episode of Ring of Fire!


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 that he gave Jared Kushner access to President Biden's campaign ads BEFORE they were public - and this could have huge legal ramifications for the media mogul. Ron DeSantis admitted he got married at Disney World, creating an interesting wrinkle in his crusade against the House of Mouse. And Jim Jordan completely humiliated himself during a recent trip to the border - though he'll never admit it. All that, and more, on this episode of Ring of Fire!


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" plan. George Santos swears he can get his credibility back - but he may have bigger things to worry about. And Donald Trump can't seem to get the candidates that he endorsed in 2022 to return the favor for his presidential campaign. All that, and much more, on today's Ring of Fire Podcast!


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 his plan to "sunset" Social Security and Medicare. Donald Trump's lawyers want to BAN the infamous Access Hollywood tape - and his other accusers - from testifying at his upcoming sexual battery trial. And former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says that he is baffled by the incredibly "dumb" decision by Trump's current lawyers to hit him with a subpoena. All this is coming up on today's Ring of Fire Podcast!


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, and many states already have legislation ready to go to make that happen. President Biden keeps hammering Republicans on their desire to cut Social Security and Medicare, and it is driving the GOP insane. And former Vice President Mike Pence may try to fight his subpoena from special prosecutor Jack Smith, but that's one battle he can't hope to win. All that, and more, coming up on today's Ring of Fire Podcast!


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, so we'll examine why these targets are so enticing to criminals (and why they only seem to be targeting Republicans right now.) MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says that the RNC is putting him in charge of a unit to go after "election crimes," but what they're really doing is opening themselves up for a massive defamation lawsuit. And a former New York prosecutor says that the Manhattan DA's office was just about to file criminal charges against Donald Trump before Alvin Bragg took over - we'll bring you the details. All that, and more, on this episode of Ring of Fire!


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 workers taking sick days, while Marjorie Taylor Greene whines about her "miserable" $174,000 per year Congressional salary. The elites are out in full force to demonize the working class. And Trump's legal problems are only getting worse, and his decision to hire a new lawyer in the E. Jean Carroll lawsuits could actually backfire on him in a hilarious way - we'll tell you what could happen. All that coming up on this episode of Ring of Fire!