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Renegade Inc.


Hosted by award-winning filmmaker and broadcaster Ross Ashcroft, Renegade Inc. is for people who think differently. There are no soundbites, shouting matches or needless arguments… just great guests and smart conversations for people who question the conventional wisdom of modern life.

Apr 5, 2021 06:22

The empire feeds off the republic

It was the American writer Gore Vidal who cynically quipped, “It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.” This perfectly sums up the US’ desire for global domination. But will the US Oligarchy remain unsatisfied with its success and continue to push for the failure of other countries?

Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by journalist Ben Norton to explore whether there is any stopping the insatiable quest for US so-called superiority and exceptionalism.

Mar 29, 2021 06:53

Passport to freedom

Government temporary measures are rarely temporary. 

In a surveillance age, very few people know that travel passports were initially meant to be temporary but World War I brought in harsh restrictions on the freedom of movement. So what consequences will emerge from new immunity or vaccine passports? 

Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by Alexis Hancock and David Nolan to discuss if these ‘temporary’ downsides will become the norm as we gradually forget that freedom is a natural condition?

Mar 22, 2021 07:10

Wrappin’ our flags around our jabs?!

The trauma created by the pandemic has understandably meant we’re looking for rapid solutions to complex problems.

Rich Western countries have bought up most of the supply of vaccines in a headlong rush to protect their own populations.

But isn’t the key to universal public health access to medicine for all?

Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by public health activist Achal Prabhala and Andrea Taylor from the Global Health Innovation Center to ask if this blinkered approach will end up costing everyone much more.

Mar 15, 2021 06:19

Will the US war machine roll on?

The Biden administration has wasted no time in showing that it, too, is going to continue the great American tradition of the 'forever war'. So, will there be another unjustified precursor to the next US-led conflict?

Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by Robert Fantina and Piers Robinson to ask if American citizens have grown suspicious of forever wars abroad – especially when there is so much economic demise and division at home?

Mar 8, 2021 09:33

Two Renegades speak truth to Europe

For over 20 years, the United States was allowed by the Irish government to use Shannon Airport as a military base. Two renegades hopped over the fence of a base from which the US used to wreak havoc across the world. Arrested and sent to court, they managed to turn the case on its head, and in the end, it was Irish foreign policy that was put on trial. Members of European Parliament and activists Clare Daly & Mick Wallace join host Ross Ashcroft to tell the full story.

Mar 1, 2021 07:15

The Amazon Chernobyl

The disaster has been dubbed the Amazon Chernobyl. Between 1964 and 1992, the oil company Texaco, later acquired by Chevron in 2001, was allegedly responsible for the dumping of over 30bn gallons of toxic waste and crude oil into the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador. The impact on local communities has been devastating, destroying livelihoods and causing a spike in cancer and birth defects. Lead US attorney for the indigenous plaintiffs Steven Donziger joins host Ross Ashcroft.