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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 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

Episode 581: Biden's Big Stimulus Plan

3/12/2021
This week on Ring of Fire, Ryan Cooper National Correspondent for The Week, joins us to discuss his piece, “How Democrats Learned to Stop Worrying and Hand Out Fat Stacks of Cash.” And Heather “Digby” Parton will help me rundown the biggest stories of the week.

Duration:01:00:52

Episode 580: The RACIST Exploitation Of College Athletes Hits Its Peak

3/5/2021
Shorter show this week due to some technical difficulties, however Emma interviewed the great Dave Zirin, from The Edge of Sports Podcast, to discuss the mass exploitation of college athlete's by the NCAA.

Duration:00:26:12

Episode 579: Republicans Can't Quit Fearmongering the Deficit

2/26/2021
This week on Ring of Fire, New Republic Staff Writer, Alex Shephard will join us to discuss his piece, “No One’s Buying the Republicans’ Deficit Fearmongering Anymore.” And Heather “Digby” Parton will help rundown the biggest stories of the week.

Duration:01:08:10

Episode 578: What is Next After Trump's Impeachment Trial; How a Small Town In Alabama is Taking on Amazon

2/18/2021
This week on Ring of Fire, Alex Press, will join us to discuss her piece in The New Republic, “The Alabama Town That Could Defeat Jeff Bezos.” And Farron Cousins, from The Ring of Fire YouTube Channel, will run down the biggest stories of the week.

Duration:00:40:08

Episode 577: Why Joe Biden Should Be Our Last President

2/12/2021
This week on Ring of Fire, Alexis Grennel, political consultant and columnist for The Nation Magazine, will join us to discuss her view that Joe Biden should be our last president, and that the United States should move towards a parliamentary system. And Heather “Digby” Parton will help me rundown the biggest stories of the week.

Duration:01:05:46

Episode 576: The History Behind Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" Slogan

2/4/2021
This week on Ring of Fire; Ksenia Chmutina, Senior Lecturer at Loughborough University, will join us to discuss the historical context behind Joe Biden’s, “Build Back Better” Slogan which includes roots in neoliberalism. And Heather “Digby” Parton will join us to discuss the biggest news stories of the week.

Duration:01:08:25

Episode 575: Fallout From Insurrection 2021

1/29/2021
This week on Ring of Fire; 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 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