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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.

Feb 24, 2020 07:16

The great NHS heist

If you want a lesson in how not to deliver healthcare, look at the broken American healthcare system. But since Brexit and talk of a US trade deal, American corporations and insurance companies have had their eye on one of the greatest British social achievements: The NHS. Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by NHS doctor and campaigner Dr. Bob Gill to discuss his recent documentary exposé on the stealth privatisation of the NHS.

Feb 17, 2020 11:49

America’s ‘manifest destiny’

It’s election season in the US, and the rest of the world has to pay attention because whoever wins leads a nation with economic clout and a bellicose military.

But internally America is more divided, more polarised, and angrier than ever.

Just before his death, Paul Volker, the renowned former chairman of the Federal Reserve, outlined a sinister turn he believed the US had taken, saying: “Nihilistic forces are dismantling policies to protect our air, water, and climate. And they seek to discredit the pillars of our democracy: voting rights and fair elections, the rule of law, the free press, the separation of powers, the belief in science, and the concept of truth itself.”

Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by writer and activist for peace and justice issues, Margaret Kimberley, to discuss where next for the country that was once dubbed the leading nation of the free world.

Feb 10, 2020 12:30

When 'the truth' bombs

If democratic institutions are dismantled or corrupted to achieve political or military goals, then we all have a problem.

If the media don’t hold these organizations to account then all is lost.

In 2018 the UK, US and France bombed Syria on the pretext that President Bashar Assad had used chemical weapons against his own people.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) were sent in to independently evaluate if this was true. OPCW whistleblowers have now come forward to question the legitimacy and independence of the OPCW report.

Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by writer and investigative journalist Tareq Haddad and by the Co-director of the organization for propaganda studies and convener of the working group on Syria, Dr. Piers Robinson, to discuss the OPCW leaks and the ongoing battle for your mind.

Feb 3, 2020 09:52

You are not a loan

It was the German philosopher and economist Karl Marx who said that "There must be something rotten at the very core of a social system which increases its wealth without diminishing its misery."

Today there is no doubt that our social core is not in great shape — but where did the rot set in?

So as so many of us now have to take on debt to survive, is it actually the case that in a rotten system the 1% always need an indebted 99% to fund their unearned lifestyles?

Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by author, social activist and analyst Andrew Ross to discuss the relationship between debt, humans, and how we chose to live as a society.

Jan 27, 2020 08:09

Where do we go from here: Chaos or community?

Having changed America and the world with a civil rights movement, Dr Martin Luther King then turned his attention to economics.

Heavily influenced by the political economist Henry George, Dr King concluded that if the economics of America were not addressed then chaos would rip communities apart.
Just over 50 years later, it looks like Martin Luther King was correct.

Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by community organizer and civil rights activist Larry Hamm – man who has dedicated his life to social and economic justice and sees 2020 as a pivotal moment in American history.

Jan 20, 2020 08:00

Renegade vision 2020

As we begin the new year and new decade, we have invited some friends of the show into the studio to ask for their bold predictions and what is really going to unfold in 2020. Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by sociologist Lisa Mckenzie, anthropologist and author Dr. Jason Hickel, and Middle East-based journalist Sharmine Narwani to find out what to expect in 2020.