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Ring of Fire Radio with Sam Seder and Emma Vigeland

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Ring of Fire is a podcast hosted by Sam Seder and Emma Vigeland 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)

Ring of Fire is a podcast hosted by Sam Seder and Emma Vigeland 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)

Location:

Pensacola, FL

Description:

Ring of Fire is a podcast hosted by Sam Seder and Emma Vigeland 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)

Language:

English

Contact:

Ring of Fire P.O. Box 12308 Pensacola, FL 32591 866-389-3473


Episodes

Episode 601: Big Pharma Strong Arming Countries over Vaccines

7/30/2021
This week on Ring of Fire, Sarah Lazare, Reporter & Web Editor for In These Times magazine, joins Emma to discuss how pharmaceutical companies are threatening desperate nations with retaliation if those nations choose to support vaccine waivers, waivers that would make vaccines more globally equitable... but would cut into big pharma’s profits . Heather “Digby” Parton will help us run down the biggest new stories of the week Bonus content you are missing this week; Sam interviews David...

Duration:01:00:42

Episode 600: The Rot of the American Ruling Class

7/23/2021
This week on Ring of Fire; Doug Henwood, journalist, radio host and author of numerous books, joins us to discuss the rot in this iteration of the ruling class and how we got to this point. Heather “Digby” Parton will help me run down the biggest new stories of the week Upgrade to the member show and get this bonus content this week; Sam’s second interview with University of Michigan Law Professor, Leah Litman, about two Supreme Court Rulings that will be devastating to our right to vote.

Duration:01:01:22

Episode 599: Biden's Big Deal Against Monopolies

7/16/2021
This week on Ring of Fire, Zephyr Teachout, Fordham Law Professor and Author of the new book, “Break 'Em Up: Recovering Our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money,” joins us to discuss President Biden’s anti-monopoly executive orders and why they might actually be kind of a big deal. Heather “Digby” Parton will help me run down the biggest new stories of the week Bonus content you are missing this week; Emma talks to Historian, Rick Perlstein, about the rampant streak of right-wing...

Duration:00:58:08

Episode 598: Roth IRA's and How the Rich Use Them as Piggy Banks

7/9/2021
This week on Ring of Fire, Justin Elliot, from ProPublica, joins us to discuss the ultra-wealthy’s shady schemes to hide gobs of money in Roth IRA’s. Heather “Digby” Parton will help me run down the biggest new stories of the week Bonus content you're missing this week; Leah Litman, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, will help us breakdown some of the most important cases currently in front of the Supreme Court .

Duration:00:57:43

Episode 597: Critical Race Theory and the Right-Wing Culture War

7/1/2021
This week on Ring of Fire, Jennifer Berkshire, co-author of the book, “A Wolf at the School House Door,” and host of the education podcast, “Have You Heard,” joins us to discuss the disasterous impact of anti-critical race theory legislation on educators and how it’s yet another conservative culture war being waged by right-wing money and media. Heather “Digby” Parton will help me run down the biggest new stories of the week Bonus content you're missing this week; Lee Fang, from The...

Duration:00:58:05

Episode 596: Biden Administration Walking into a Trap? Exposing the Jail to Deportation Game

6/25/2021
This week on Ring of Fire Mark Stern, staff writer at Slate covering courts and the law, joins me to discuss a lawsuit leveled against the Biden administration by a former Trump appointee and how Biden‘s department of justice might be falling into a right wing trap. Heather “Digby” Parton will help me run down the biggest new stories of the week Bonus content you're missing this week, Sophia Gurulé and Jenny Hernandez, they are immigration attorneys and defense attorneys, about the jail to...

Duration:00:56:24

Episode 595: Israel's New Government: Better or Worse; NYC Dem Primary Hot Takes

6/18/2021
This week on Ring of Fire, Haggai Matar, Executive Director of 972 Magazine, joins me to discuss the ousting of Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel and how the new ruling coalition, dominated by the right wing, may not be better and maybe even worse. And Heather “Digby” Parton will join us to break down all the biggest headlines of the week. Bonus content you're missing this week on the member show, NYC Reporter, Hunter Walker, will discuss the upcoming democratic primary for mayor of New York...

Duration:00:59:07

Episode 594: The Myth of The Iron Dome

6/11/2021
This week on Ring of Fire, Dr. Rhys Machold, lecturer at the University of Glasgow, joins me to break down the myth of Israel’s Iron Dome defense system, it’s efficacy, its roots in the US military industrial complex, and how it inflates the danger of Hamas projectiles. And Heather “Digby” Parton will join us to break down all the biggest headlines of the week. What your missing on the member show this week, Eric Cortellessa, he is an investigative reporter with Washington Monthly. We’ll...

Duration:00:57:41

Episode 593: " Best of" Fallout From Insurrection 2021

6/5/2021
This week on Ring of Fire is a "best of" with Ken Klippenstein, investigative reporter at The Intercept, will join us to discuss the fall out from the failed Capitol Insurrection in terms of our National Security and Law Enforcement Agencies, as well as a potential expansion of indiscriminate terrorism laws to domestic terrorists and why that’s problematic. And Heather “Digby” Parton will join us to discuss the biggest news stories of the week.

Duration:01:03:41

Episode 592: Will a Majority of Minorities Bring Electoral Success to Democrats?

5/28/2021
This week on Ring of Fire, Jake Rosenfeld, professor of sociology at Washington University St. Louis, joins me to break down the myth that the Democratic Party powers have been clinging to, that the majority minority nation will bring them automatic electoral success. And Heather “Digby” Parton will join us to break down all the biggest headlines of the week. Bonus content you're missing this week, Robert Mackey, senior reporter at The Intercept, about a crew of video journalist who...

Duration:00:57:53

Episode 591: Who's Going to Profiting Off of Mushrooms?

5/21/2021
This week on Ring of Fire…Andrew Jacobs, science reporter at the New York Times, joins us to discuss the psychedelic boom in academia and industry, who’s in favor, who is profiting and how it may revolutionize psychiatry. And Heather Digby Parton will be here to run down the biggest stories of the week. WHAT YOU'RE MISSING ON THE MEMBER SHOW: Sam interviews best-selling author David Treuer, from the Atlantic, he has a very good idea to return our National Parks to their original owners....

Duration:01:11:15

Episode 590: Why Not Expand The House of Representatives? Israel's Right-Wing Problem

5/14/2021
This week on Ring of Fire John Nichols, National Affairs Correspondent at The Nation, joins us to discuss the possibility of expanding the House of Representatives and the history behind why we suddenly decided to cap the number at 435. and Heather Digby Parton will be here to run down the biggest stories of the week. Don’t forget to become a member of this program over at rofpodcast.com. This week you get bonus content with Jeff Hauser, of the Revolving Door Project. He’ll give us his...

Duration:00:57:58

Episode 589: Fire Side Chats with the Saudi's; Poor Liz Cheney

5/7/2021
This week on Ring of Fire, Ben Freeman, Director of the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative joins us to discuss Saudi Arabia’s latest tactic when it comes to lobbying the US government, taking its lobbying operation from Washington DC to middle America. and Heather Digby Parton will be here to run down the biggest stories of the week. Become a member of this podcast over ROF Podcast dot com, it is your support that keeps the show going. On today’s member show you’ll hear an interview...

Duration:00:55:01

Episode 588: Biden Now 100 Days In; Abandoned Oil Well Epidemic

5/1/2021
This week on Ring of Fire; Nick Martin, of The New Republic, joins us to discuss the epidemic of abandoned oil wells throughout the United States. and Heather Digby Parton will be here to run down the biggest stories of the week. What are you missing? On today’s member show you’ll hear an interview Sam did with historian, Stephen Wertheim, Director of the Grand Strategy Program at The Quincy Institue about our exit strategy in Afghanistan. www.rofpodcast.com to become a member

Duration:00:58:27

Episode 587: Justice for George Floyd; A Look into New York's Cannabis Legalization

4/23/2021
This week on Ring of Fire Matthew Stieb, of New York Magazine, joins us to discuss New York’s recently passed cannabis legalization law, where it succeeds and where it falls short. and Heather Digby Parton I’ll be run down the biggest stories of the week

Duration:00:50:35

Episode 586: Afghanistan: 20 Years for What? NYPD Police Brutality Playbook

4/16/2021
This week on Ring of Fire, Alice Sperri from The Intercept, joins us to discuss her investigative reporting into the NYPD’s brutal policing tactics against Black Lives Matter Protesters last summer. and Heather Digby Parton will help run down the biggest stories of the week.

Duration:00:54:51

Episode 585: President Manchin? Postal Service Under Threat

4/9/2021
This week on Ring of Fire, Monique Morrissey of the Economic Policy Institute, join us to discuss the history of the United States Postal Service and the threats it’s currently facing today. and Heather Digby Parton will help run down the biggest stories of the week.

Duration:00:59:24

Episode 584: Political Scandal Hits Republicans and Democrats; Ending Tipped Minimum Wage

4/1/2021
This week on Ring of Fire, Justin Schweitzer, Policy Analyst at the Poverty to Prosperity Program for The Center for American Progress joins us to discuss the reasons why we should eliminate the tipped minimum wage in favor of the regular raised minimum wage. and Heather Digby Parton will help run down the biggest stories of the week. Hey more than ever, a reason for you to become a member starting this week and you can do so over it rofpodcast.com, today the member show has a bonus...

Duration:01:02:12

Episode 583: Media Trolled by Republicans Over Border Coverage; The Problem With the Violence Against Women Act;

3/26/2021
This week on Ring of Fire, Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University and Abigail Higgins, a journalist covering inequality health and gender join us to discuss their piece in The Nation, “How the Violence Against Women Act, Failed Women.” And Heather “Digby” Parton will help me rundown the biggest stories of the week.

Duration:01:00:10

Episode 582: Republicans and Their Lunatic Fringe

3/19/2021
This week on Ring of Fire, Ted Miller, Professor at Northeastern Universityand author of the forthcoming book, A Conspiratorial Life: Robert Welch, the John Birch Society, and the Revolution of American Conservatism. And Heather “Digby” Parton will help me rundown the biggest stories of the week.

Duration:01:01:42