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Renegade Inc.

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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.

Nov 30, 2020 07:07

Collapse

Stephen Vizinczey says all a great power has to do to destroy itself is persist in doing the impossible... 
Like bankruptcy, societies and complex systems collapse slowly then all at once. The cycles that civilisations go through are well documented and whilst in hindsight it’s glaringly obvious to understand what drove the breakdown, in real time we are often too close and too invested trying to be relevant, to recognise our own demise. 

Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by journalist Indi Samarajiva to discuss how this collapse has come about.

Nov 23, 2020 07:00

Doing nothing costs the Earth

The Green New Deal is painted as an unaffordable far-left pipe dream. It has been politically maligned to preserve the status quo at a time when we know that establishment economists have got all climate breakdown projections completely wrong...

So surely the question we should be asking is simple: how much is it going to cost us not to do this?

Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by author and economist Ann Pettifor to discuss.

Nov 16, 2020 06:58

Trouble in America

If there is one thing the world has learnt during the latest American election jamboree it’s that the US is far from the world’s greatest democracy. 

But regardless of whether the White House is red or blue, what is certain is that America will continue attempts to spread her version of democracy around the world...       

Doug Henwood and Ariel Gold join host Ross Ashcroft to discuss what to expect from the new presidency.

Nov 9, 2020 07:02

The lonely century

The pandemic has physically isolated everyone, but another epidemic has been with us for longer than this virus. The loneliness epidemic is a silent killer that breeds in large groups of people. Toxic social media, polarised politics and decades of neoliberal economics have pushed communities to the breaking point. The question now is, how do we avert the lonely century? Economist and author Noreena Hertz joins Ross Ashcroft to discuss.

Nov 2, 2020 07:01

First they came for Julian

Attacks on human rights and freedom of speech are at the center of the Julian Assange extradition case, so why has the press coverage been so minimal?

The case may split opinion, but punishing Assange and others for bringing to public attention serious violations by our governments is averting our attention away from the bigger picture.

Journalist Richard Medhurst joins host Ross Ashcroft to discuss.

Oct 26, 2020 07:25

Prosperity Gospel… buying salvation

It’s said in the Gospel of Matthew that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. But what happens when the rich men are the pastors?
Today, the Prosperity Gospel has conflated Christianity with capitalism – the business model is to sell access, success and salvation… and if you don’t buy it, you get... well, hellish damnation.
Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by economist Mary Wrenn to discuss the Prosperity Gospel.