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.

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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,



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

Restart Radio: Our 2020 Summer Reading List

On July’s episode, we hear from several members of the Restart Team with their reviews of books for our summer reading list. First, though, we discuss the current inquiry on electronic waste by the UK Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee.


 2020-07-15  29m

Restart Podcast Ep. 54: Shoes and urgent system change with Tansy Hoskins

Discussing Tansy Hoskins' latest book, Foot Work, we learn how shoes can help us explore issues of labour rights, clothing sustainability, and system change.


 2020-06-23  42m

Restart Radio: The urgent need for diversity in tech, and how repair can help

We share a talk from Josh Babarinde of Cracked It, who is making repair more accessible as a career for ex-offenders and at-risk youth. He highlights the ever-pressing issue of the lack of diversity in the tech industry, and the dangerous,


 2020-06-10  29m

Restart Podcast Ep. 53: Our low-tech future with Kris De Decker

On May’s episode of the podcast, we talk to journalist Kris De Decker about how low-tech of the past can serve as inspiration to improve our future. We discuss historical ways of producing power and how they can help us better understand our energy usa...


 2020-05-26  35m

Restart Radio: Apple’s T2 Chip and ownership rights after the first owner

We discuss the limitations of reuse with Apple laptop refurbisher John Bumstead, AKA RDKL Inc. Special chips like Apple's T2 chip can control our access to devices. What does this mean for ownership rights after the first owner?


 2020-05-13  29m

Restart Podcast Ep. 52: Combining nostalgia with the new at Armstrong Audio

We talk to Shamil Joomun, the co-owner of London-based vintage audio restoration company and café, Armstrong Audio. Now located in Walthamstow, east London, Armstrong Audio has a long history and a unique approach to repair.


 2020-04-30  34m