Renegade Inc.

  • Never book a judge by his cover
    It’s the pub joke that starts with, “Have you heard the gag about the police officer who arrested the judge?” only there is no punchline - it’s not a joke, because it actually happened. This is the story of a cop who...
  • 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.
  • Never book a judge by his cover
    Never book a judge by his cover
    It’s the pub joke that starts with, “Have you heard the gag about the police officer who arrested the judge?” only there is no punchline - it’s not a joke, because it actually happened. This is the story of a cop who...
  • No man’s land
    No man’s land
    Why should you never trust an economist who has clean shoes? Well, the likelihood is that these academic number crunchers view the world solely from behind their desks. They never get out to see the real economy, instead they view it as they think...
  • The state or private school debate
    The state or private school debate
    The UK’s prominent private schools are considered to be some of the best in the world, so much so that they are being franchised globally. But if the British education system is the envy of the world why isn’t the state school model...
  • Stand up and think for yourself
    Stand up and think for yourself
    It was the late, great George Carlin who said: “I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.” At a time when many of us feel politics is increasingly irrelevant and free speech is increasingly...
  • Science and spirituality
    Science and spirituality
    What if our minds only take us so far? What if the blizzard of information we’re exposed to doesn’t get us closer to answering the bigger questions? What if the small doesn’t satisfy the large? At a time when organised religion is...
  • Keen to debunk the world
    Keen to debunk the world
    As we all collectively endure the ‘Maybot,’ global housing markets, the humble Trump, trade wars, currency crises, QE, QT, and Ponzi schemes, it’s possible to believe that we’re all going mad when actually it’s the...
  • Private Finance Initiative: A fraud on the people?
    Private Finance Initiative: A fraud on the people?
    Successive British governments have used the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) since the early 90’s to fund infrastructure and public spending but the scheme has always been controversial. The public-private partnership was supposed to create...
  • The gamble: Party like it’s 1929
    The gamble: Party like it’s 1929
    A herd mentality when it comes to investing might work in the short term… but if everyone is thinking the same thing it is unlikely that anyone is doing any original thinking. So, as the problems stack up for the debt-ridden global economy,...
  • Can’t get enough of what you don’t need
    Can’t get enough of what you don’t need
    It was the French philosopher Voltaire who said, “All paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value – zero.” As the world is now awash with fiat currency – and the debt that accompanies it – should we heed his...
  • Should we fret about our sea of debt?
    Should we fret about our sea of debt?
    What if we have all been living under false pretenses? It’s not capitalism that rules supreme… it’s creditism, which is like capitalism but different, as wealth is ‘loaned out’ rather than wealth being...