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Ring of Fire Radio with Sam Seder and Emma Vigeland

Progressive Talk

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 574: The Beginning of The Biden Administration; Trump's National Debt Will Hurt the Economy in the Future

1/21/2021
This week on Ring of Fire; Allan Sloan, business journalist and columnist for the Washington Post, joins Emma to discuss Trump’s effect on the debt and deficit, the hypocrisy of the Republican Party, and we’ll get into some differences on economic theory. And Heather “Digby” Parton will join us to discuss the end of the Trump Presidency and the beginning of the Biden Administration.

Duration:01:10:00

Episode 573: The Fallout From Trump's Twitter Ban

1/15/2021
This week on Ring of Fire, Angelo Carusone, President of Media Matters, will join us to discuss President Trump’s permanent ban from Twitter and other social media companies. And Heather “Digby” Parton will join us to discuss the 2nd impeachment of Donald Trump.

Duration:01:05:31

Episode 572: A Blueprint for Progressives in the Biden Era; Trumpers Storm Capitol

1/8/2021
This week on Ring of Fire, Waleed Shahid from Justice Democrats joins us to discuss his piece in The Nation, “A Blueprint for Social Movements During the Biden Presidency.” And Heather “Digby” Parton will join us to recap what can only be described as a rollercoaster of a start to 2021.

Duration:01:13:17

Episode 571: The False Choice Between Fighting the Pandemic vs Saving the Economy

12/24/2020
This week on Ring of Fire, Emma Vigeland talks to Branko Marcetic, a Jacobin staff writer and the author of Yesterday's Man: The Case Against Joe Biden, about the false choice between “fighting a pandemic” vs “saving the economy.” And Heather “Digby” Parton will help Sam wrap up this year’s show as they discuss the Trump Presidency and the characters that enabled him for the past 4 years.

Duration:01:07:05

Episode 570: Are We Equal Under the Law

12/18/2020
This week on Ring of Fire we will talk to Matthew Clair, Associate Professor of History at Stanford University, about the history of the public defender and their roll in the current justice system. And Heather “Digby” Parton will join us to discuss another bizarre week in the news.

Duration:00:57:43

Episode 569: Where's the Stimulus! Retirement Age for Elected Officials?

12/11/2020
This week on Ring of Fire, Emma Vigeland speaks to Jeff Stein, of the Washington Post, to discuss stimulus talks, the liability shield, and the potential of checks being sent out under President Biden, and all the plates that are spinning with the Georgia Senate Race. And of course we will rundown the biggest stories of the week with Heather “Digby” Parton

Duration:01:16:48

Episode 568: Sam Welcomes our New Co-Host and Digby Helps Rundown Trump's Crazy Week

12/3/2020
This week on Ring of Fire; a new contributor to the Ring of Fire Podcast, we will welcome political analyst and progressive superstar, Emma Vigeland to the show. And of course we will rundown the biggest stories of the week with Heather “Digby” Parton

Duration:01:09:20

Episode 567: Fixing the Justice Department

11/20/2020
This week on Ring of Fire; Ankush Khardori will join us to discuss how we can fix the Justice Department after four years of Donald Trump. And Heather “Digby” Parton will rundown the biggest news stories of the week as we head towards the Thanksgiving break.

Duration:01:40:51

Episode 566: Day One Agenda: How Biden Can Use Executive Actions

11/13/2020
This week on Ring of Fire; David Dayen, from The American Prospect, will join us to discuss the “Day One Agenda;” over 30 important executive actions Joe Biden can take without an approval from Mitch McConnell. And Heather “Digby” Parton will help me run through another crazy week in news as we draw closer to election day.

Duration:01:27:00

Episode 565: No Winner Yet!

11/6/2020
Sam and Heather "Digby" Parton post election analysis

Duration:00:55:57

Episode 564: Republicans Get Their SCOTUS Seat

10/29/2020
This week on Ring of Fire; legal expert, Scott Lemieux, will join us to discuss the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and we’ll talk break down how The Supreme Court refused to revive a trial court ruling that has state democrats scrambling to make sure absentee ballots are returned in person. And Heather “Digby” Parton will help me run through another crazy week in news as we draw closer to election day.

Duration:01:10:25

Episode 563: Playing Politics with Stimulus; How Republicans Cheat

10/22/2020
This week on Ring of Fire; The New Republic’s, David Daley, will join us to lay out how Republican’s love to cheat their way in to power. And Heather “Digby” Parton will help me run through another crazy week in news as we draw closer to election day.

Duration:01:30:24

Episode 562: PPP Loans Used to Enrich Shareholders

10/16/2020
This week on Ring of Fire, Lizzy Price, from Accountable.US will join us to discuss a new report detailing how Publicly Traded Companies Used PPP Money to Enrich Their Shareholders. And Heather “Digby” Parton will help me recap the week’s biggest news stories.

Duration:01:02:12

Episode 561: Work from Home for the Biggest Corporations? Not so Fast!e

10/8/2020
This week on Ring of Fire, Justin Elliot, from ProPublica, will join us to explain the secretive world of work-at-home customer service and how it’s exploded during the pandemic. And Heather “Digby” Parton will help me run breakdown the Vice Presidential Debate and we’ll discuss the insanity that followed after Trump contracted the coronavirus.

Duration:01:10:20

Episode 560: Are Banks Complicit in Laundering Money for Terrorists and Criminals?

10/2/2020
This week on Ring of Fire, Jason Leopold from BuzzFeed News will join us to unpack an expose he co-wrote detailing how dirty money flows through the world’s biggest banks and why the government can’t stop it. And Heather “Digby” Parton will help me run down the news of the week.

Duration:01:26:35

Episode 559: Bailout Billions for Corporations and Little for Small Businesses; Trump's Not So Secret Plan to Steal the Election

9/25/2020
This week on Ring of Fire, Justin Elliot from ProPublica will join us to discuss a piece he co-wrote detailing how an aerospace company made record profits by laying off employees while taking a billion dollars from the U.S. Government. And Heather “Digby” Parton will help me run down the news of the week.

Duration:01:25:30

Episode 558: The Right-Wing Obsession with Pedophilia Conspiracies

9/18/2020
Today on Ring of Fire Radio, Ali Breland will join us from Mother Jones Magazine to discuss his piece, “Why Are Right-Wing Conspiracies so Obsessed With Pedophilia?” And Heather “Digby” Parton will join me to discuss Trump’s Election Tactics and more news from the past week.

Duration:01:09:00

Episode 557: What Happens After the Election

9/11/2020
This week on Ring of Fire, David Dayen will join me to discuss his latest piece in The American Prospect, “The Winter of Our Discontent,” that explores what could happen in the 78 days left of Donald Trump’s Presidency, after the November election. And Heather “Digby” Parton will help me run down the big news stories of the week.

Duration:01:22:36

Episode 556: Hidden History of Monopolies; Sam and Digby Make Their Way Through another Big News Week

9/4/2020
Welcome to Ring of Fire, I’m Sam Seder, back from vacation and man do we have a lot of news to catch up on. Heather Parton, from Salon, will help me get caught up with all the major headlines and news you may have missed. And Progressive Superstar, Thom Hartmann, will join us to discuss his new book, “The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream.”

Duration:01:06:01

Episode 555: RNC Roundup; Trump in Trouble Before Covid-19; Settling for Biden

8/27/2020
Farron Cousins from Ring of Fire on YouTube is sitting in for Sam Seder this week. Joshua Holland from The Nation will tell us how the pandemic has hurt Trump’s chances of reelection – but not by as much as you think. Business Insider columnist Manny Fidel will tell us why “Settling For Biden” isn’t a bad idea considering the alternative. And Alex Kotch will tell us about his new project – OptOut News – that is giving progressive outlets a single roof to congregate under.

Duration:00:59:03