Our podcast is unique in the world of technology for one simple reason – it’s not about buying new stuff. Join us as we talk to the repairers, designers, writers, thinkers, activists and makers who’d rather repair. Restart Radio airs live every second Tuesday of the month at 5pm on London’s best indie radio station, Resonance 104.4 FM (also on DAB). Each month, we produce a documentary with Dave Pickering – where we follow these stories in a bit more detail. From a day with a washing-machine repairer to an interview with Arcade inventor and TV presenter Tim Hunkin, there’s something for everyone!
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If there’s one thing we were able to do in 2020 without too much interruption, it was make podcasts. It was a year of serious topics, made all the more urgent by public health, economic and environmental crisis. In the Top 5 mix: strain on supply chains, reuse of medical equipment, teaching climate change in schools, and the urgent lack of diversity in tech.
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, open source, and repair.
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.
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, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers.
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 necessity.