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 218 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich

Restart Podcast Ep. 51: Copyright law, ownership and crisis with Aaron Perzanowski

Dave is joined by law professor Aaron Perzanowski as we dare to dive into the increasingly complex world of intellectual property law. It shapes our relationship with our physical stuff more than we know.



Restart Radio: Global supply chains and The Virus

For March’s show we take a look at perhaps the most unavoidable topic in our world today, the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it affects tech supply chains. We also discuss two under-reported issues related to forced labour and chemical hazards.



episode 50: Restart Podcast Ep. 50: Why we're demanding the right to repair our smartphones

Inspired by the Right to Repair campaign, we compiled our best interviews on mobiles - explaining what needs to change about how they are designed, how we use and repair them and more.


 2020-02-26  32m

Restart Radio: Being smarter about connected devices and security

On ‘Safer Internet Day’, Janet and Ugo are joined in the studio by Restarter Ben Skidmore to discuss the developing Sonos scandal, planned device obsolescence, and the new UK legislation to increase the security of connected devices.


 2020-02-12  27m

Restart Podcast Ep. 49: Tinker travelling with Mend It, Australia

Two tinker-travelling retirees from Melbourne, Australia fill our podcast with positive energy and joy this month. Dave talks to Karen and Danny, who spend their weekends travelling and helping new community repair groups get started in their homestate...


 2020-01-22  42m

Restart Podcast Ep. 48: Henrik versus Goliath Corporation

We interview Norwegian professional repairer Henrik Huseby about his court battle against Apple, which will reach Norway's Supreme Court next year.


 2019-12-17  29m

Restart Podcast Ep. 47: Secondhand around the world with Adam Minter

This month we chat with author Adam Minter on his newest book "Secondhand: Travels In The New Global Garage Sale". It's a very eye-opening and human take on massive flows of stuff and resources that often go overlooked.


 2019-11-26  51m

Restart Podcast Ep. 46: Stories from our repair data

In this episode, Dave interviews Monique Szpak, Community Coordinator for Data for The Restart Project. She takes us on a tour of the data collected at community repair events across the world by The Open Repair Alliance.


 2019-10-24  38m

Restart Podcast Ep. 45: “No TV left behind”– the quiet importance of television standards

This podcast is a meditation on the quiet importance of television standards, which ensure sets remain useful as the years pass. We talk with two engineers working in television testing about creating standards and testing televisions.


 2019-09-25  46m

Restart Radio: Stories from Fixfest Italia

Earlier this year, we visited Fixfest Italia - the first national community repair gathering in Italy. We now want to share the first ever Restart Radio episode in Italian!


 2019-09-13  23m