Renegade Inc.

  • What happened to kids company?
    Kids Company was one of the most recognizable and loved charities of our time. It was universally adored, as was its maverick founder Camila Batmanghelidjh. After a stream of negative media stories, however, about lavish spending and mismanagement,...
  • Renegade Inc.
    Renegade Inc. is a new kind of talk show for people who think differently. We interview thinkers, writers, leaders and creators in search of new ideas. No soundbites. No shouting. No hype. Just great guests and entertaining conversation for people who want to question the conventional wisdom of modern life. Renegade Inc is hosted by award winning independent filmmaker and broadcaster Ross Ashcroft. It’s the show for the renegade spirit in everyone.
  • What happened to kids company?
    What happened to kids company?
    Kids Company was one of the most recognizable and loved charities of our time. It was universally adored, as was its maverick founder Camila Batmanghelidjh. After a stream of negative media stories, however, about lavish spending and mismanagement,...
  • White collar crime: Mind the gap
    White collar crime: Mind the gap
    Since the financial crisis UK authorities have been absolutely toothless when it comes to prosecuting bankers who've broken the law. Is this sheer incompetence or is the British regulatory system designed in a way that means that victims fall...
  • The tide has turned
    The tide has turned
    Take a cursory glance around popular culture and you will quickly notice a well-worn gender lens depicting the sexes. Men are often depicted as dominating Neanderthals who don’t do domesticity or directions, and women are painted as...
  • Britain’s iFeudalism
    Britain’s iFeudalism
    In Europe during the Middle Ages, feudalism was the social order of the day. Society was structured between landowners and the landless. Astonishingly, that social order is on the rise again in the UK.A growing number of leasehold homeowners are at...
  • Are the kids alright?
    Are the kids alright?
    The days of the job for life, gold watch and a long and comfortable retirement are long gone. Ironically, today’s Western curriculum, which has barely changed for a century, continues to prepare pupils for a standardized world. How does a...
  • The student debt bomb
    The student debt bomb
    The financialization of our society has spread far and wide. Take education, and the argument is that the only way it can be funded is by having users pay. But this view becomes hard to accept when it is promoted by a generation of people who...
  • Bailiff Britain
    Bailiff Britain
    The privatisation of debt collection in Britain has meant that the bailiff industry has boomed – largely fuelled by State contracts. In the UK, some 300 local authorities have outsourced their debt collection to private bailiffs. On average,...
  • J is for Junk Economics
    J is for Junk Economics
    Mainstream economists continue, in vain, to try and make the world fit into peculiar models that are based on junk ideas. But there is a cohort of economists who have steadfastly resisted this alternative reality. Their work focuses on re-building...
  • It's economics, stupid
    It's economics, stupid
    A quick glance around the world and it’s safe to say that the operating system that we use to manage our economic and financial affairs has a glitch or two. It is dawning on many that it is the discipline of economics itself that is the...
  • The Great British Housing Sell-off
    The Great British Housing Sell-off
    Today there is no more controversial issue in Britain than housing. Depending on when and where you were born, you’ve either been lucky, disadvantaged or plain dispossessed. It’s become the ultimate postcode lottery. Applying ‘free...