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 241 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 29 minutes


Restart Radio Republished: Greenland’s election and Kvanefjeld mine

Following Greenland's election, we’re revisiting our interview with Autogena and Portway about their documentary, ‘Kuannersuit/Kvanefjeld’.



Restart Podcast Ep. 62: How 3D printing can help us repair

Bas Flipsen and Julieta Bolaños Arriola from TU Delft tell us how 3D printing can be adapted to help solve the electronic waste crisis. 



Restart Radio: Reusing laptops for digital inclusion with Mer-IT and Hackney Fixers

As schools start to open again across the country, we revisit the incredible work that repairers are doing to get laptops in the hands of students. Two organisations that have been supporting the laptop reuse effort are Mer-IT and Hackney Fixers.


 2021-03-10  29m

Restart Podcast Ep. 61: Introducing the French Repairability Index

We discuss opportunities and limits of the new French Repairability together with experts involved in its development


 2021-02-26  29m

Restart Radio: How manufacturers game the system through voluntary agreements

On February’s episode, we discuss game consoles, printers, and the virtually useless voluntary agreements for their manufacturers.


 2021-02-11  29m

episode 60: Restart Podcast Ep. 60: Electronics Watch is protecting occupational health

Labour rights abuses did not start with Covid. Omana George from Electronics Watch tells us how she has been working to protect occupational health.


 2021-01-26  35m

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.


 2021-01-14  30m

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,


 2020-12-18  41m

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