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 226 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts

Restart Podcast Ep 6: where do our gadgets go when they die?

In this episode, we explore what happens to all of our e-stuff when we throw it away, on a roadtrip to Kent, to the largest recycling plant of its kind in southern England.


 2015-11-27  n/a

Restart Radio: Adele and Autechre Special… music, media and audio equipment

We started with Adele's flip phone, but we mostly talked about how music and sound seem to be one area where we continue to have an emotional bond to the electronics we listen with, but also the physical media itself.


 2015-11-24  n/a

Restart Radio: The Big Fix and the art of glitches

In this show, we featured the "Big Fix", Hackney's festival of repair taking place this Saturday and in contrast, the wave of consumerist events leading us to the end of the year.


 2015-11-19  n/a

Restart Radio: breaking the mobile mould

Do statistics about device ownership, numbers of people online, really mean anything if we are just passively playing catch-up? And what would a truly diverse mobile ecosystem look like?


 2015-11-11  n/a

Restart Radio: from changing plugs to changing the world

Alison from The Goodlife Centre, a workshop and learning centre in London was our special guest. We talked about DIY skills and how she has built a thriving business teaching people how to change plugs.


 2015-11-04  28m

Restart Radio: from repairing bikes to smartphones

Two Restarters share a passion for fixing and for bicycles, so we discussed the difference between repairing bikes, which use standard, interchangeable spare parts and laptops and mobiles, which rarely do.


 2015-10-31  28m

Restart Radio: where are the women fixers?

We talked to Orsetta, a long time Restarter talked to us about how she got started tinkering and fixing. She was one of only two girls in her secondary school carpentry course, helping to break barriers.


 2015-10-21  28m

Restart Podcast Ep 5: How repair economies can thrive (again)

We discuss the decline of commercial repair of electronics and appliances. Writer John Thackara says paints a picture of what local, (re)emergent economies of repair might look like.


 2015-10-16  29m

Restart Radio: “Volkswagening” by electronics manufacturers?

We discussed the allegations that Samsung has been cheating on energy efficiency testing. We talked about transparency, trust for manufacturers, and "brand Germany".


 2015-10-08  28m

Restart Radio: new mobiles we can open, repair

We talked about some shiny shiny gadgets - two very game-changing projects in the area of modular, repairable design. The Fairphone 2 and Runcible, an example of "heirloom electronics".


 2015-09-29  27m