The Restart Project Podcast

A bi-weekly talk show by The Restart Project, plus a monthly documentary series produced by brilliant podcaster Dave Pickering, based on fixing triumphs, heartbreaks and wisdom shared at our community repair events – called Restart Parties – here in London. We go into real depth about good and bad design, obstacles to repair of electronics, emotional aspects of ownership, environmentally irresponsible business models, and the “end of life” of our gadgets. This podcast is for you if you'd like to fix your relationship with electronics. Let’s rethink, restart.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 29m. Bisher sind 235 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 15 hours 58 minutes


Restart Radio: What is true digital inclusion?

On our first show of 2021, we revisit the topic of digital inclusion and providing laptops to students in need.



Restart Podcast Ep. 59: Lasers lighting up the sky, with Seb Lee-Delisle

Interactive artist, presenter and Repair Café volunteer Seb Lee-Delisle talks about his installation Laser Light City. Through it, he allows viewers to control high-powered lasers beaming into the urban night sky. We also talk nerd comedy,



Restart Radio: Lamps at the end of the tunnel — a new lighting refurbishment business

It's our final radio show of a year full of bad news, and we have some good news to share. We speak to Jonathan Samuels, a lighting designer who has started a new lighting business. And we talk about positive steps by UK and EU Parliaments.


 2020-12-10  29m

Restart Podcast Ep. 58: You say you want a Repair Revolution

John Wackman and Elizabeth Knight are repair organisers and community advocates in the US. We hear how this work informed their new book, Repair Revolution.


 2020-11-27  34m

Restart Radio: The dangers of serialisation in smartphones with Rico Cerva

Joined by renowned iPhone repairer, Rico Cerva, we discuss how the serialisation of smartphone components is affecting independent repair.


 2020-11-10  29m

Restart Podcast Ep. 57: “Heroes of Repair” European video series

In October, the European Right to Repair campaign launched the “Heroes of Repair” series. We talk to Chloé Mikolajczak about the need to put a human face on repair.


 2020-10-28  33m

Restart Radio Republished: Ada Lovelace Day and the stories of women in STEM

To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day, we're republishing this 2018 interview with Suw Charman-Anderson, founder of the Ada Lovelace Day (ALD), which annually supports and increases the visibility of women in Science, Technology,


 2020-10-13  32m

Restart Podcast Ep. 56: A smartphone OS that respects user data privacy, with Gaël Duval

To kick off the autumn season, we talked to the founder of the non-profit organisation e Foundation, Gaël Duval. With their OS, /e/, they are prioritising user and data privacy. We find out why a change in our approach to data protection is such a nece...


 2020-09-22  32m

Restart Radio: Hackney Fixers’ laptop repair and reuse project

On our first radio show back for the new season, Ugo is joined by James Diamond from Hackney Fixers. They talk about the laptop repair and reuse project that Hackney Fixers are undertaking to benefit the community. Over the last few months,


 2020-09-09  29m

Restart Podcast Ep. 55: Why we need climate education, with Teach the Future

We talk to Jude Daniel Smith from Teach the Future, which aims to reshape the school curriculum to reflect the urgency of the climate crisis and equip younger generations for its inevitable impact on their future.


 2020-07-28  44m